The Hot Cup Caddy from Mad Hatter tea is a simple solution to having tea on the go. It allows you to carry one or more cups safely without spillage.
Where would the British be without tea? It is the solution for all of life’s crisis. Exhausting day? Make a cuppa. Hoards of zombies at the door? Put on the kettle. It is a simple fact that tea makes things better.
At this busy time of year the simple ritual of putting on the kettle and sitting down to enjoy a cup of tea helps to recharge your batteries. It gives you a short time to compose your thoughts and take time for yourself.
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. – Japanese Proverb
I am a great fan of tea and one of my current missions is trying to find the best place for afternoon tea in Newcastle Upon Tyne. I have been gradually working my way though my afternoon tea bucket list.
Recently I have been trying out some tea from the Mad Hatter Tea. The Mad Hatter Tea Company is family run tea company which is based in Richmond, North Yorkshire. They create and blend high quality tea which aims to give everyone the taste of Wonderland. The unique blend of African, Ceylon and Indian teas makes a gorgeous cup of tea which is perfect for all occasions.
The Mad Hatter Tea Company got it’s name because Richmond was the home town of Lewis Carroll for many years. Lewis Carroll is the creator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This book is one of my favourites as a child. It was a way of capturing the imagination with the wonderful characters. My favourite is the Cheshire cat who vanishes slowly leaving his grin till last.
One of the iconic moments of the book is the Mad Hatter’s tea party. The tea party is hosted by the Mad Hatter and the March Hare with the dormouse happily dozing off. It is a mystifying occasion for Alice.
“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”
Mad Hatter Tea have a lovely range of teabags and loose leaf tea. I have been trying out the original blend which comes in bags of 40 or 80. Six bags of 40 are RRP £18.00 and four bags of 80 are RRP £17.60. The teabags come in packets which are aptly labelled “Drink Me”.
Once brewed Mad Hatter Tea is a lovely cup of tea. It has a depth of flavour which provides refreshment and makes you feel relaxed. It is definitely a cup of tea worth taking some time over. Set the table, get out the teapot and some biscuits and make a point of sitting down with your family and having a break. You will be glad you did.
If loose leaf tea is more your thing Mad Hatter do a range of these as well. Choosebetween Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Ceylon, Green tea, Wold’s Lavender and Peppermint.
Have you ever taken out a hot drink from a coffee shop? It can be difficult to carry it without spilling it everywhere. The cup is hot in your hands. Some shops provide cardboard trays to carry the cups in. These are not much better, the cup can still tip to one side. If you are bringing several cups back to your friends it can easily end in disaster. Bump into someone accidentally and tea goes everywhere.
Fortunately Mad Hatter Tea have come up with an ingenious idea which allows you to carry several cups of tea more safely. The Hot Cup Caddy is a plastic sleeve that you slip over the cup to create a handle. You can then easily carry a cup safely. It is much easier to manage than a cardboard box with several cups in. I think it is a clever idea and will certainly make office tea runs much easier.
What do you think of the Mad Hatter Hot Tea Caddy? Would you use one when doing a coffee run? Let me know below.