Whittards – Cucumber Mint

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It’s getting to that time of year where I’m on the look out for that perfect summer tea. I’m talking about one of those teas that is lovely to sip on hot but is versatile enough to be drank cold too. I think I might have just found the perfect contender in Whittards – Cucumber Mint.

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This tea blends: Peppermint, Apple Pomace, Apple, Cucumber, Acid: Citric Acid, Rosehip, Flavouring, Cornflower Petals

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As soon as you pop off the lid you are instantly hit with minty cucumber tonnes. It’s such an attractive loose leaf blend full of cucumber and actual pieces of cucumber and the colour is just beauTEAful.

I hope it smells as good at it tastes !

Get that kettle on ….

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The tea aroma doesn’t overly change in relation to its not brewing state. It’s still minty and fruity embodied with the cucumber tones. It’s brewed colour wasn’t as green as I suspected it would be!

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On first sip it is delicious , you are instantly hit as expected from the aroma is the mint. It’s not until the after sip that the cucumber really kicks in. There’s just something about the tea that is light and refreshing. I’m quite enjoying the minty zingy sensation the tea leaves in the mouth.

What I love about this tea is the fact I don’t have to rush drinking it. In fact it’s just as nice sipping hot as it is once cooler. Add some ice cubes and it would be the perfect bbq blend. I’m sure you could even get away with popping in some alcohol for a lovely tea cocktail or if you like me and prefer a mocktail I’m sure some frozen berries would be just as nice!

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Kandula – Jumbo Detox

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I was lucky enough to receive some beauTEAful post from Kandula offering a sample of their brand new Jumbo Tea to try.

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Combining the flavours of ginger, peppermint, fennel, fenugreek, turmeric, nettle, lemon peel, liquorice and marigold petals. To provide an organic beverage filled with vitamins and minerals through its use of herbs and spices.

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On opening the tea pouch you are instantly hit with the minty liquorice tones furthered by a turmeric undertone.

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When trying a new tea I always find its safe to play by the tea companies recommended brewing times as they know best. Once you’ve tried I you can always change the brewing lefty to your requirements. Brewing for the recommended 4-5 minutes I’m left with a tea in a yellowy green shade.

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The aroma of tea once brewed has quite significantly changed where as in loose stated the fennel wasn’t so obvious it now is and turmeric tones seem to have been lost with the overall almost aniseed like smell.

I’m quite intrigued in the way this tea might taste and wether it’s pairings would fully work together as it’s quite unusual in its flavour combination. However I was also hoping that although prominent aroma is the fennel that it’s not the same with the taste as I’m unfortunately not a fan.

Actually when sipping on the tea the main flavour is that of the peppermint. It’s not until afterwards that you really get the impact of the nettle and fennel. Which almost out shadows the other aspects of the blend. Which for me is a shame as they are my least favourite flavours within the blend but I can almost get over that aspect knowing the benefits that the tea.

If your looking for a much needed boost as well as some tummy tonic this tea could be the one for you!

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Happy Sipping 🙂

PG Tips – Strawberry Cupcake Green Tea

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Anything that has cupcake in the title always sounds good to me, so a liquid version even better, so say hello to Strawberry Cupcake Green Tea by PG Tips.

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On opening the tea pouch you are able to smell the distinct greeness yet with a fruity hint. Looking carefully you are able to see little pink bits ,guessing this is Strawberry!

Once brewing the aroma significantly changes , the greeness of the teas is no longer as prominent allowing the Strawberry tones to shine . It’s sweet in aroma too which must be the magic of the cupcake.

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Unlike other green teas the tea liquid is more yellow in colour with a slight pink haze to it. Or maybe I’m just imagining the pink in relation to the Strawberry!

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On siping the tea wow !!!!!

It was not what I was expecting at all. It really does taste like a strawberry cupcake . How this is possible I do not know! I’m not the biggest fan of fake fruit flavours and although it’s a tad on the fake side it combines together nicely to provide the overall flavour.

I’m that taken back by the Strawberry Cupcake flavour I almost forgot I was drinking green tea. Which for me is a bonus.

If you’re looking for a green tea without the green tea flavour this is perfect for you.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Bittersweet Beverages – Pink Blush

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A big thanks to Bittersweet Beverages for sending me their Pink Blush Tea to try.

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Bittersweet Beverages delicately blends, loose leaf teas with carefully selected ingredients, straight from Kairbetta Estates, within their family’s plantation in the Nilgiri Hills in Southern India.
Visit http://www.bittersweetbeverages.com to find their out more !

Pink Blush, is a blend of Nilgri Black Tea with hand picked natural rose petals.

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On sniffing the tea you are able to smell the floral tones straight away. I happen to love a bit of floralness within tea blends as it adds an extra depth to the tea.

Time to get that kettle on!

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It only seemed right to drink this tea in a cute mug to match its name Pink Blush. I absolutely love the name of the tea and feel it suits the tea brand perfectly. There’s just something about the name which intrigues.

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The colour is also a beautiful orangey brown. Which I wasn’t expecting at all.
After a recommended brewing time of 2-3 minutes I’m ready to go.

First sip is amazing !

The Nilgiri black tea certainly packs a punch. It’s not till on the after sip that the rose really comes through. I’ve never tried Nilgiri Tea before and it was lovely.

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If you love a strong brew this tea is perfect for you. The contrast between its power and the delicateness of the Rose is perfect. It works so well together and it doesn’t disappoint sip after sip.

This tea is the perfect afternoon tea, when your in need of a bit of me time and a tea full of flavour.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Tea Travels – Bempton Cliffs

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This weekend I paid a visit to West Yorkshire and Bempton Cliffs, where they have 250,000 sea birds upon its cliffs. It wasn’t just the amazing views and sounds of the seabirds but a cute puffin teapot I found very hard to resist but I just have too many 😪

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Although you’ve got agree it’s pretty amazing !

A few snaps of the birds :

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Can you spot the puffin, you’ll need to look closely, unfortunately my camera just wasn’t quite good enough !

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