Spring 2015 Interview – Louise Whiddett (Tea-Rex & Tea Genie)

Tea-Rex & Tea Genie

Q1. What is your name?

Louise Whiddett

Q2. What is the name of your blog or organisation?

Tea-Rex & Tea Genie

Q3. Where are you located in the world?

Hertfordshire, UK

Q4. What currently is your favourite drink and why?

I’m really loving tea presses lately, Mangajo do a couple of fantastic little cans in Scilian Lemon Presse & Green Tea and Pomegranate Presse & Green Tea. These cans are so different to the normal iced tea & satisfy our need for a bit of fizz without getting that sugar rush & come down afterwards!

Q5. Do you change your drinking habits during Spring?

Yes, I tend to sway more towards iced drinks but have discovered many wonderful alchoholic tea drinks over the colder months like Harry Bromptons Alchoholic Iced Tea, Twisted Tea (Tea Beer) & Absolut Wild Tea Vodka. I’ve also got really into cold-brewed tea where after having a pot of hot tea I reuse the leaves & let them brew overnight for a gorgeously delicate iced tea.

Q6. Is there a coffee or tea you think others should try?

I’m always recommending Revolution Tea’s Dragon Eye Oolong, this is my morning staple! I can’t start the day without it! I even smuggled some in my suitcase for my last foreign holiday! It really confused the people in the resturant when I asked for a cup of hot water but it was worth it for my hug in a cup!

Q7. If cost wasn’t a factor, where would you like to be right now enjoying a drink?

On a white sandy beach, sipping a ginormous pitcher of a tropical iced tea probably with some Malibu added to really complete the tropical scene!

Q8. What do you think should be done to stop people from drinking too much alcohol?

Oops! There was me talking about all the fantastic alchoholic teas around! But honestly I don’t drink often & when I do it’s generally something with a low content. I think it needs to be less of a badge of honour to get so completely carparked that you loose control, yes I did the same when younger but instantly regretted it when busted by my folks!

Q9. Where can people find out more about you?

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tearexteagenie

My new tea related jewelery store: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TeaRexAndTeaGenie

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