Here at Taste we're all about the finer things in life. When we put the kettle on, it's only for the best brew - and when we we want to enjoy the arts, we want the performance of a lifetime. Enter stage right: eteaket with the Scottish Ballet.
The Edinburgh-based leaf tea company have partnered with the national ballet to magic up a dazzling range of flavours to celebrate The Nutcracker's largest ever tour, starting this December.
eteaket's founder and owner, Erica Moore, spoke glowingly about the unique celebration: "We are thrilled to be collaborating with Scottish Ballet and had great fun creating these bespoke blends together. We hope they inspire Scottish Ballet fans to pause and rebalance while sipping tea so that they can thrive more every day."
Ballet fans can support the winter tour by trying three distinct varieties of tea based on the classic show, while it's being played out across a grand total of 74 performances in different six cities.
The Nutcracker is a special edition loose leaf Sri Lankan black tea combining spicy brown cinnamon and warming Cocoa with light yellow sunflower petals to take you on a magical journey to cold lands with roaring fires. Great with or without milk.
Waltz of the Flowers is a caffeine-free herb and fruit infusion containing rosehips, hibiscus, chamomile, rose, apple, blackcurrant leaves and blackcurrant pieces. Blended to be enjoyed hot or iced.
Sugar Plum Fairy is a Spring Sencha green tea containing sumac berries, red rosehips, hibiscus, lemon myrtle, dried cranberries, cherries and orange peel.
The range has the performers' seal of apporval as well, according to Claire Souet (Soloist at Scottish Ballet): "We are preparing for our biggest ever tour of The Nutcracker, so it's lovely to have this tea to keep us cosy when we're taking breaks while on the road."
A box of Nutcracker tea is available to buy individually for £8.50 (80g), or as part of a tea trio with Waltz of the Flowers and Sugar Plum Fairy for £11.95 (3 x 20g).
The teas are available to purchase online from https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/shop/christmas-gifts
or in-store and online at eteaket www.eteaket.co.uk