Margot May - Bristol

Whilst admiring their gorgeous wallpaper, I tried a trio of teas at the warm and welcoming Margot May, each a blend from the Tea House Emporium in Bath, and served in a teapot with a cute label giving the brewing time.

First was the Ceylon from Nuwara Eliya which evoked memories of the fabulous train journey I once took through those beautiful hills and tea plantations. The Lapsang Souchong was seriously smoky – a speciality of the Fujian province the leaves are dried over smoking pine wood fires – and you can certainly taste and smell that fire! Lastly the Rosehip & Berries was sweet with a slight salty taste that was very fruity and refreshing.