Snapdragon & Thistle - What We're All About.

Hello fellow tea lovers, welcome to the first installment of my blog!

It’s exciting for me to be writing the very first post as it means so much of the hard work that I have invested over the last two years is finally coming to fruition.

What is Snapdragon & Thistle, I hear you ask?  Well, the concept was born when my hubby and I tied the knot in 2016.  Being a creative soul, I wanted our wedding to represent us and all the things we love, as well as our personalities.  When it came to wedding favors, what better way to represent me, my English heritage and my love for drinking than a personalized teabag?!

As I spent joyful hours deciding which guest would like what tea in their bag, I realized this extracted a passion that I didn’t know I had. I decided I could sell tea as a gift for every occasion as well as for events such as weddings, make it my business and a reality.

I studied (and continue to) with the World Tea Academy to get to know this one little plant, Camellia Sinsensis.  It’s this one plant which makes it all happen.  Through different types of growing methods and processing, it produces six different types of tea: black, green, white, oolong, yellow and dark.

So, with all of that info out of the way, now to the important bit, what to expect from this blog!

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In memory of my Nanny, Dorothy, who from family stories made magic in her kitchen, Dolly’s Delights will be making a regular appearance, sharing some of her classic favorites which can be used to accompany a delectable afternoon tea or just something yummy to have with a well-earned cuppa.

Last but not least, I’ve gathered my team of afternoon tea tasters who have the arduous task of reviewing various afternoon tea spots as they travel far and wide just for you – someone has to do it, right?!

Oh, and of course, keep your eyes peeled for sales and discount codes to save pennies on your favorite teas.

Thank you for reading and discovering exactly what it is Snapdragon & Thistle is all about.  We’re making tea the perfect gift.

Warm wishes,


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