Time for Tea Please?
After a stroll around the beauTEAfully quaint Bury St.Edmunds it was time for a much needed cuppa!
Don’t worry they serve tea as well as being a coffee house, phew!
With a menu of over 20 house chosen loose leaf teas I was more than surprised at the selection of teas on offer, considering its coffee house status. For my much needed afternoon pick me up I decided on trying their Summer Tea.
For this blend the Really Rather Good Coffee House uses the following ingredients: black China tea, with natural apricot and strawberry flavours and cornflower and sunflower petals.
I love a flavoured black tea so I was very intrigued my this flavour combination. Upon opening the brewing tea leaves you are instantly engulfed with the fruity notes of the strawberries infusing with the floral tones of the cornflower and sunflower petals.
The brewed liquid is of a lift brown colour which you’d expect to see with a black based tea. It’s lighter shade of tone could be down to less black tea within the blend or extra fruit and floral aspects.
I know I was desperate for a brew by this time but I think we are going to be on to a winner!
The tea is super light and refreshing! From a personal point of you I feel this tea is perfect without the need to add any milk. This doesn’t of course mean you can’t , as tea is unique and drank to how you like it
From this tea The strawberry flavour is very much in the forefront of the sipping taste. It has a slight peach Melba twang to it. With this being blended with apricot flavouring this could be a sign of why. What else I like about this tea is the floral depth. On first sip you are hit with fruity aspect of the flavours, but on second hit you get the floral side of the tea. Together
This tea like its name sake Summer Tea is just perfect with the warmer weather. Without the need to have milk it makes a refreshing afternoon tea. I’m also sure that with its flavouring it would make a lovely iced brew!
It also made a nice change to be given an extra jug of hot water , if you need it that is. Which was a really nice touch!
If your looking for some where for lunch then make sure you pay a visit to Papakapis Deli. Their chicken Gyros will take you back to Greece ! Banishing any holiday blues!