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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Category: Magical Teapot Tour, Things to Do and Win | Posted on: July 15, 2013

Win Buxton Opera Tickets!

Goodbye Hampton, Hello Buxton!

The first week of our Teapot Tour is now complete! We’ve met loads of lovely people, given away more mugs than you can shake a teabag at, and helped to judge a fabulous scarecrow competition.

If you’d like to have a look back at some of the special moments then check out our hub page, where all the #ClipperHampton videos, tweets, and photos are there to be explored.

Here are some of our favourites:

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Category: Things we love | Posted on: July 12, 2013

The Taste Café at Chesil Beach

Our blogger Fran recently discovered a lovely café right on one of the most beautiful spots in all of Dorset – Chesil Beach! With amazing views and scrummy cakes, the Taste Café at Chesil Beach is a great place to relax and watch the world go by…

Here are some of Fran’s snaps:

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The view from the café…

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Category: Magical Teapot Tour | Posted on: July 5, 2013

The magical teapot hits the road…

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As we type, a very special new member of the Clipper family is being wrapped up and shipped over to Hampton Court for the flower show next week…finally the Clipper Teapot Tour hits the road! Over 19 days and 7 locations, our magical teapot will be surprising crowds and we will be giving away lots of free tea. We even have a giant Tea Cup Carousel which you can spin to win lovely Clipper cups.
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Category: Recipes | Posted on: July 3, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Wedding Day Cupcakes

 

These have the most delicious, understated, and elusive raspberry flavour and are golden brown in colour. The pale peachy-pink buttercream looks very sophisticated and wedding-like. You may like to bake them in gold paper cake cases to add to the sense of occasion. Serve with a pot of Clipper Darjeeling which goes perfectly: it’s often referred to as the Champagne of teas!

 

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: July 3, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Tropical Butterflies

 

Bring a balmy touch of the exotic to a weekend winter tea-time with these dreamy little cakes. The coconut frosting is slightly unusual but extremely delicious: loosen it with a spot of milk if it seems a bit stiff – or for a totally tropical taste, a little drop of coconut liqueur. The raspberry jam combines beautifully with the coconut: raspberry and coconut is a marriage made in Paradise.

Perfect with a cup of your favourite Clipper tea.

 

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