Monday, 8 June 2015

Time for Tea Trug from Serenata Flowers (review + giveaway 10 July 2015)

Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?
D.T.Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture




I love foodie gifts. If there's tea and chocolate, I'm truly content. When I was asked to review any gift up to £35 from Serenata Flowers, it took me a while to decide which hamper to choose. Should I pick a Sweet treats gift which I was sure my family would enjoy, or go for something adult and get a bottle of wine with snacks?! But my love of tea won, and I have ordered a Time for Tea Trug.


This delightful hamper comes in a basket or trug. Envisage Marie-Antoinette in bucolic frilly florals frolicking in the countryside with a basket on her arm... I don't know if she enjoyed tea, but she would have appreciated the tasty treats that come packed in this trug.
So, what did you get with the trug?
- There's a tin of English Breakfast tea by The English Tea Shop.
- a box of Chocolate & Raspberry Biscuits
- 2 jars of Kay's Kitchen organic jam (strawberry and plum)
- caramelised nut pralines



For me, it's not just about contents. I appreciate a nice packaging. Tins are my weakness, I collect all the tea tins I ever had (and even buy the vintage tins in the charity shops). English Breakfast Tea in this hamper is stored in a very pretty floral tin.
The tea is strong and refreshing. The biscuits are crumbly and delicate, not over-sweet, with a good balance of chocolate and raspberry flavours. Needless to say, biscuits and tea go together very well.



The tea has a dark amber colour. This blend is one of the most popular, and probably the most liked British tea (me, I'm an Earl Grey girl, but I do enjoy a cup of English Breakfast as well).



Strawberry jam was a big hit with my men, who love a generous lashing of jam on a slice of fresh bread. It is smooth in consistency and quite different from the one I make (mine is much chunkier with distinct pieces of berries). It would be great in a cake like a classic Victoria sponge.


Serenata Flowers have a big variety of gifts, from flowers to wine, from chocolate to hampers. If you're still not sure about what to give your Dad or partner for Father's Day, have a good look at the site, and you might be inspired.


Lovely people from Serenata Flowers have offered a giveaway prize for my blog readers. One lucky winner will be able to choose any gift of their liking from Serenata Flowers up to £35. I wonder if like me, you would go for Time for Tea Trug, or will you be tempted by any other selection?!



To be in with a chance of winning, please enter via a Rafflecopter gadget.

T&Cs:
Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet daily to increase your chances).
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only.
Once the Rafflecopter picks the winner, I will check if the winner has done what was requested. I will contact the winner, if they do not reply within 28 days, the prize will be allocated to another person.
Please don't forget to leave a comment, as it is the only mandatory step, I will make sure the winner selected by Rafflecopter has complied with T&Cs.

The giveaway will close on 10 July 2015 (at midnight)

Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

165 comments:

  1. I would choose the Happy days Gift Basket for my mum x

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  2. i would choose beautiful smile

    Ashleigh

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  3. I would choose 'spring chicken'... cos thats me I am an original spring chicken ( birthday march 21st!)

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  4. I would choose the sweet dreams hamper xxx

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  5. The Bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper.

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  6. The Sweet Ladies who bathe hamper

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  7. I would choose the pamper hamper x

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  8. i would choose 'turn up the heat'

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  9. I would get the "Beautiful Smile"

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  10. I think it would have to be the chocolate hamper :)

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  11. I would choose the Turn Up The Heat trug.

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  12. Bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper. thankyou

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  13. Beers of the World I think - hubbi would enjoy that one,..

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  14. A wonderful afternoon tea, definitely the strawberry jam!

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  15. I would choose the Classic Chocolate Selection.

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  16. Sweet dreams hamper looks fab!

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  17. The Sweet Treats hamper. Definitely.

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  18. Classic Chocolate Selection looks amazing!

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  19. The Blue Dendrobium are beautiful

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  20. I want to say 'Peace' as a present for my Mum but I LOVE the Blue Dendrobium <3

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  21. Bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper

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  22. I'd definitely pick the Sweet Dreams hamper!

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  23. Bordeaux and cheese hamper sounds lovely

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  24. It would have to be the Sweet Dreams Hamper although all the hampers look great!

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  25. Sugar Blush - just don't tell my dentist!

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  26. The Bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper

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  27. The Best of British Sparkling

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  28. Love the Aztec Sun gorgeous xx

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  29. I would choose the Sweet Dreams hamper

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  30. So pretty http://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/flowers/next-day-delivery/product/101951/amazonia?refPageID=0&refDivID=CenterColumn|3|Our-Bestselling-flowers|4x5|R3C2|

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  31. I love the Peace bunch of flowers

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  32. I love the Blue Dendrobium bouquet

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  33. Lovely flowers for my nan (shes 91!) can't decide which - too much choice!

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  34. Paula Readings10 June 2015 at 11:23

    http://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/plants/next-day-delivery/product/107197/orange-pot-rose?refPageID=2766&refDivID=3|CentreColumn|ProductList|ProductFeature1|2x5|bestsellers+++2|3|Product| The Orange rose pot.

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  35. I really love the Lavender Planter.

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  36. Elizabeth Hinds10 June 2015 at 12:34

    I would choose the White Wine Gift Hamper Set for my mum :)

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  37. I would choose the Strawberry sundae bunch - it's beautiful

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  38. There are lots of lovely gifts i would love to choose the time for tea trug, It is so unique

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  39. I would choose Sunshine Splendor (although the fact it was spelled the American way would rankle!)

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  40. The sweet dreams basket looks great.

    @rachiegr

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  41. I'd choose the Sweet Ladies Who Bathe hamper :-)

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  42. Divine Decadence because my husband would love it.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  43. I would choose 'Divine Decadence' as my husband and I both love wine and cheese

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  44. i would choose the bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper

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  45. summer sorbet bouquet

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  46. Pamper her perfect hamper for my mum

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  47. The Bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper.!x

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  48. I would send my mum the Moulin Rouge bouquet as she is amazing

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  49. Bordeaux and Artisan Cheese Selection - looks yummy!

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  50. It would have to be the 'sweet dreams' hamper x

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  51. The Sweet Ladies who bathe hamper - LEANNE W

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  52. I would choose the Sugar Blush hamper xx

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  53. The Best of British Cheddar hamper :)

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  54. Twins! Boy and Girl basket. Teddies for the babies, and chocolates for the mum. And a rose bush. Which I would plant up for them, don't think they will have time for that.

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  55. Love the Best of British Hamper

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  56. I would choose the Happy days Gift Basket for my daughter

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  57. Sweet dreams hamper looks lovely

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  58. The Divine Decadence hamper :)

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  59. The Chocolate Pizza with Marshmallows looks really good.

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  60. The sweet dreams hamper is my favourite. I would love to own one.

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  61. I would choose the Sugar Blush hamper

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  62. Elisabeth Ries30 June 2015 at 21:48

    Happy Days Gift Basket would be fab

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  63. I'd choose the Sweet Dreams Hamper....Thanks

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  64. the sweet dreams hamper for my sister fab giveaway xx

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  65. faye huntington3 July 2015 at 23:38

    Sweet treats hamper looks great - yum! faye.

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  66. the Bordeaux and Artisan Cheese Selection is looking very attractive

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  67. http://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/hampers/next-day-delivery/product/105810/sweet%20dreams?refPageID=5197&refDivID=5|center|product-set|3777|4x5|1+++1|2|product|105810|image|140x140|standing

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  68. I would probably choose the Sweet Dreams Hamper.

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  69. I'd get Summer Skies flowers for my lovely mum x

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  70. I like the look of the Sweet Ladies Who Bathe Hampers - sugajadecomps@yahoo.co.uk

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  71. I would get my darling wife The Chocolate Hamper!

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  72. Bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper.

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  73. Donna Mitchell6 July 2015 at 09:56

    I'd choose the sweet treats hamper

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  74. Tea hamper I love tea esp speciality ones

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  75. Luxury Belgian chocolates

    http://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/chocolates/next-day-delivery/product/105286/luxury%20%20belgian%20chocolates%20-%20large?refPageID=5079&refDivID=5|center|product-set|3819|4x5|1+++1|5|product|105286|image|140x140|standing

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  76. Might get one of the Sugar Rush one's

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  77. The sugar blush hamper would be lovely and a real treat!

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  78. The Heavenly Chocolate Gift Box looks divine :-)

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  79. The beautiful blue dendrobium plant

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  80. The Sweet Dreams hamper looks lovely

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  81. Divine Decadence Hamper looks lovely!

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  82. I'd love the Sugar Treats Hamper to share with hubby on our 46th wedding anniversary next month :)

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  83. The time for tea trug looks perfect for a gift to me :)

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  84. Minuet

    @jamiecomps

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  85. i love the Cheese, Olives and Biscuits

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  86. Probably The Bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper, but they all look so yummy :)

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  87. http://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/flowers/next-day-delivery/product/104484/peony%20perfection?refPageID=2766&refDivID=5|center|product-set|11096|6x5|1+++4|4|product|104484|image|140x140|standing

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  88. I would choose the sweet dreams hamper

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  89. The Sweet Treats Hamper looks lovely

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  90. The time for tea trug like you I love my tea

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  91. The sweet dreams hamper looks nice

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  92. I would choose Turn Up the Heat. Thank you!

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  93. Excellent Yummy looking Prize

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  94. Flowers that are in season

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  95. The chocolate hamper :)

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  96. I'd choose the Bali Hai bouquet and something to go with it.

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  97. Orient express bouquet and a small box of chocs perhaps

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  98. Luxury Belgian Chocolates @jaizduck

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  99. http://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/plants/next-day-delivery/product/107651/lavender%20planter?refPageID=5019&refDivID=5|center|product-set|10273|4x5|1+++1|5|product|107651|image|140x140|standing the laveder planter

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  100. The Chocolate Hamper looks good
    trevor linvell

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  101. i'd put it towards a chocolate hamper for my chocoholic girlfriend sarah. She'll kill me for saying that. Shh. #Don't tell Sarah.

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  102. a big bunch of freesias for my mum. :)

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  103. I'd choose the 'Summer Girl' bouquet for my mum :)

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  104. The Heavenly Chocolate Gift Box for my mum :)

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  105. Think I'd choose the Sugar Blush Hamper.

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  106. Bordeaux and artisan cheese hamper

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  107. Sweet dreams hamper

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  108. Heavenly Chocolate

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  109. the sweet treats hamper

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  110. I like the look of the tea trug too :-) x

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  111. Sugar Blush Hamper sounds great x

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