A Tea Time Treat Review:
St Kew Teacup Basket Hamper from Lakeland
and a Cake Recipe!
What a wonderful surprise I had a few weeks ago, a package arrived from Lakeland for me – a bog box, and when I opened it, there inside was my dream hamper, a tea time hamper in the shape of a teacup basket and filled with delicious items……I was the lucky recipient of a Lakeland St Kew Teacup Basket (hamper). Now, I am a BIG Lakeland fan, so any box delivered bearing my name from this fabulous British company creates a bit a stir in our household, and my Christmas list is about 50% Lakeland items, you know, essential cake tins and macaron boxes etc……all very important additions to the Lavender and Lovage kitchen! Inside my St Kew teacup basket were:
Strawberries & Cream Shortbread
Fabulous Oatie Flips
Strawberry & Champagne Conserve
English Breakfast Tea
So, that was an afternoon tea for the two of us at least three or four times…….utter bliss! The basket was wrapped in cellophane and then the items were nestled inside the teacup, which sits on a basket saucer too…..I am going to have such fun with the basket once the items in it have been consumed, which, is very soon! The strawberry and champagne conserve was delicious and served with home-made scones, and I love English breakfast tea, and a pot accompanied my scones with jam; we tried the strawberry and cream shortbreads too and they were light and crumbly with a defined strawberry flavour, whilst the oatie flips were flipping lovely in an oaty biscuit kind of way! This hamper can be purchased on-line from Lakeland and is on offer at present at an amazing £16:99, which makes it a reasonable price to pay for the Secret Santa office party, for a foodie friend or even a Yorkshire auntie!
I DID make cakes to go with these tea time treats, and the recipe is below for Strawberry Iced Butterfly Fairy Cakes - it seemed right to continue the strawberry theme and I used some of the jam on the cakes too…..for a very decadent afternoon tea!
St Kew make their traditional biscuits, preserves and confectionery to old-fashioned recipes and have put together specially selected goodies, exclusively for Lakeland, that make wonderfully indulgent gifts for your loved ones.
The flavours of summer, captured by St Kew. A fitting gift for those with a penchant for afternoon tea, the quirky teacup and saucer willow basket can be used as a fruit basket, or perhaps lined and planted up with flowers or herbs.
Suitable for vegetarians
The review conclusion? A well priced and unique basket hamper with lovely tea time biscuits, jam and tea, and attractively presented, a great gift idea for Christmas, or any other special occasion. Well worth the £16:99 (RRP)
Disclaimer: I was sent the hamper to sample for review, with no request to promote it my blog; all opinions expressed are my own and this is not a sponsored post. Karen S Burns-Booth