Time for Tea Please?
Thanks to the lovelies at the Liverpool Tea Warehouse I’m about to start brewing up their Wellness Blend Turmeric Gold.
Liverpool Tea Warehouse a tea specialists located in the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool City centre. Where the shop contains over 200 different types of loose leaf teas, sourced from numerous countries. The business is owned by Debbie Kelly and Mark Hensby. Debbie is a trained Tea Sommelier and Mark has various business within Liverpool. It was their shared passion for quality tea led them to opening the Liverpool Tea Warehouse. For more information and check out their teas hit the link below ! https://liverpoolteawarehouse.com
For this blend the Liverpool Tea Warehouse uses : golden turmeric, cocoa peel, ginger root, fennel, aniseed and vanilla.
The tea blend itself is part of the Liverpool Tea Warehouse wellness tea blends. Where through the use Ayurvedic medical knowledge it’s more than just an ingredient within Indian cooking but also a “superfood”.
As soon as you open the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed in the spicy notes of turmeric , aniseed, fennel and ginger with an under laying earthy kick from the cocoa peel.
There’s is a sweetness to the aroma presumably from the use of the vanilla pieces and blackberry leaves.
Let’s get Brewing!
The aroma whilst brewing completely changes. The flavour combination in its dry smell to that of its now brewing smell really emphasises they cocoa aspect. It’s giving off a real rich and earthy scent.
As expected given the turmeric aspect within the blend the brewed liquid is of that of a dark yellow with an orange tinge.
Let’s get Siping !
First sip and I am beyond intrigued. After smelling the tea blend in its dry state and then its brewing aroma it doesn’t taste like I was expecting at all.
This tea is what I like to call a two part sip. By this I mean that you get two different flavour combinations all within the one sip. Therefore with this tea blend part 1 of the sip consists of the flavourings of the turmeric and the cocoa and part 2 is where the kick comes in with the aniseed , ginger and fennel.
The combination of the earthy flavours and spice is something very unique to this blend. The closest I’ve ever tried before would be a sort of chai style tea. I’m sure this tea would work well as tea latte. As the flavour is punchy and the colour would also look fantastic.
Their is also a natural sweetness to the sip so no need to add anything to sweeten it up , which fits in the wellness side of the blend.
Happy Sipping 🙂