I’m beginning to feel like I’ve been hypnotised by them – because every time I taste a new tea from their catelogue it’s a trial not to rhapsodise.

Their tasting notes seem fanciful, but Mi Lan Dan Cong really does taste of lychees, Bai Lin Gong Fu really does have a caramel after taste, and Dragon Well  tastes of chestnuts.

If you buy wine according to grape/region taste, then your taste buds will thank you for entering the world of connoisseur teas – they have a taster pack of all their award winners for £13 – try it and change your whole approach to tea.

[And this particularly applies to you James!]