Celebrate National Biscuit Day with your favourite treat and a cuppa in the sunshine

Today is National Biscuit Day in the UK, and we all know that nothing beats the satisfaction of dunking a rich tea in a fresh brew.

As searches across the UK for afternoon tea deliveries in the 30 days leading up to May 22nd rose by a staggering 650%, tea consumption is on the rise.

As a recognised nation of tea lovers, Brits consume a jaw-dropping 165 million cups a day, and the statistics clearly show that the lockdown is not putting a dampener on the desire for Britain’s favourite drink.

Tea is an essential part of what it means to be British. From a relaxing cuppa to intense debates about the colour of the brew, tea forms an essential part of Briton’s conversations and daily routines. Now, with the Government advising groups of 6 are able to meet in outside spaces and the weather set to be sunny, a tea party in the garden is the perfect way to reunite with family and friends.

Garden tea tasting is a fabulous way to discover new exciting flavours of tea, whilst relaxing some of the anxieties brought about by lockdown as well as getting in some much needed Vitamin D.

As a perfect complement to any tasting sessions, Hatters Hemp Tea have innovated a new hemp-infused tea that is retailing with Holland & Barrett, and now available in four classic flavours. Why not pair them with your favourite biscuit too?

  • English Breakfast – best paired with traditional English rich tea or Scottish shortbread. Or, go all out with a chocolate digestive.
  • Chamomile – the delicate flavour of Chamomile is best paired with sweet and fruity flavours, such as a garibaldi biscuit or an oat and raisin cookie.
  • Green – works particularly well with spiced foods. Try a tangy ginger nut for a sweet kick!
  • Lemongrass & Rosehip Boost – Lemongrass is particularly well paired with strong and bold flavours. Try a coconut-based Nice biscuit.
The coronavirus spread across the UK has led to the implementation of social distancing measures and self-isolation, with thousands already working from home and many more confined to their homes indefinitely. As the country prepares to enter into a long period of staying at home, Brits are likely to consume more tea than ever before – we drink 165 million cups of tea a day in the UK on average, but with the impact of self-isolation, we are likely to be drinking a lot more in the coming weeks.

Hatter’s launch of all four hemp-infused flavours comes after a hugely successful soft launch period of their vegan-friendly tea, which became the fastest-selling tea for 2020 in Holland & Barrett following their sale of over 25,000 boxes in their first month, demonstrating the desire that Brits have for the calming benefits of CBD during a period of great anxiety. Every flavour of Hatter’s Hemp Tea is now available in-store and online.

Simon Manthorpe, CEO and Founder of Hatter’s Hemp Tea, comments on the launch:

“Britain is a nation of tea lovers and with Hatter’s Hemp Tea, we are committed to providing everyone in the UK with a range of great-tasting teas with the added benefits of CBD. Given the circumstances surrounding corona virus, we believe that now is a great time to launch our hemp tea to help a nation of tea drinkers reduce their anxiety and enjoy some relaxation.”

“Through a long process of product development and working with some of the finest specialists in their field we crafted a range of flavours that balance well with the naturally earthy notes of hemp. This means that the delicate flavours of Chamomile, for example, have not been lost. In addition, across the four flavours on offer, no added flavouring has been added, but each flavour contains 50% hemp so you will still enjoy those natural hemp notes.”

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