Ruth Writes is a 30-something Liverpool based blog covering mid-size fashion, pescatarian food and beauty.
Hello Christmas Joy. You’ve begun early thanks to the delightful team at Whittards of Chelsea and Hard Days Night in Liverpool. Last week I was v v kindly invited along to the Whittards Christmas event to launch their new products for the season and enjoy afternoon tea. Who would say no to that ey?
This gal loves afternoon tea and whilst I’m not actually a coffee drinker, I love me a festive hot chocolate and flavoured teas so I was down and ready to spread that festive cheer aaaall around.
Walking into the dreamest little set up known to bloggers across the land, it’s was photo fodder galore. With a variety of the Christmas products laid out and ready to hit the ‘gram, we were talked through the new launches, shown a variety of new teas and coffees available with samples for us to smell and ooohh over.
It was all very, very lovely and in the perfect setting of the day of the Hard Days Night. The hotel exclusively stock Whittards products and they use them in the hotel rooms and within the restaurant for breakfast and the afternoon tea, so it made perfect sense for the event to be hosted in the hotel!
I was particularly taken by the amaaazing baubles, filled with festive tea, coffee or honeycomb. I knew one of the honeycomb baubles had to come home with me and will take pride of place on my tree as soon as it’s up on the 1st December. It’s gotta be said, no one does festive Christmas gifts like Whittards!
With a variety of Liverpool’s foodie bloggers in attendance, once we’d finished fan-gurling over the new launches, we took our seats in Blakes restaurant to enjoy afternoon tea.
With a selection of Whittard’s teas, coffees and hot chocolates on the menu, I opted for a White Chocolate Praline Hot Chocolate to accompany the delicious treats on offer. Never one to say no to a scone, mini sandwich or a mince pie or two, it was a lovely afternoon and a great introduction to a thoroughly British brand.