When it comes to talking to Scottish ex-pats, invariably the topic of ‘the water’ comes up. I’m not quite sure I realised that so many people have so many feelings about it, but it’s one of those things which always crops up as a ‘most missed’ whenever anyone talks about the benefits of home. Obviously Eteaket feel the same, and they’ve teamed up with Scottish Water for their new limited edition tea – Keep the Heid.
If you’re not from Scotland, to ‘keep your Heid’ basically means to stay calm, and considering that the tea was created during the depths of lockdown, the name feels apt. A limited edition blend of Assam & Darjeeling teas complete with a sprinkle of heather and delicate meadowsweet, it’s become my morning tea of choice, and I absolutely love the fact that at least 50% of the meadowsweet in the blend comes from a stunning tea garden in Scotland called Windy Hollow near Auchterarder in Perthshire.
The tea itself was developed to encourage drinkers to be a catalyst for a conversation, and to re-ignite the energy of Scotland by bringing us all a little closer together. After all, everyone loves a good tea break! Eteaket are also donating £1 from every 100g tube sold to the charity ‘Health In Mind’ to help them to promote positive mental health & wellbeing – so you can drink good, as well as do good!
Like all of Eteakets offerings, the teas come packaged loose in their stunning cannisters – I love seeing all the little buds and flowers, as it makes the whole experience feel so special. To make the most of the blend, I add a teaspoon of the tea into one of Eteaket’s plastic-free tea bags, and then pop it in the teapot.
Thanks to the decently high caffeine content, Keep the Heid makes for the perfect morning brew. Eteaket recommends the tea to be enjoyed in the morning and early afternoon, and, if you’re missing your tea break buddy, why not take part in their Instagram campaign by using #cupofteawithme in your next instagram sho. When you post a picture, tag a friend you’d like to have a cup of tea with either online or in person (when possible) and add the hashtag #cuppateawithme. Re-connect with people and have a chat over ‘Keep The Heid’!
Keep The Heid is priced from £2.50 and is available here