Time for Tea Please?
As we’re back in lockdown here in the UK it’s now really important for some self care and for me that’s having a moment of calm with brew. Thanks to Cuppa London I’m able to bring you their Mon Amie La Rose
Cuppa London ethos for their brand focuses on how (direct from website) tea plays a great role in every family gathering, I have always been fascinated by how it can simply lighten up every one’s mood almost immediately.”
They use different tea blends etc to fit not just occasions and memories but to evoke experiences and wellness which is what tea means to me too.
To find out more to try Cuppa London for yourself visit their website : https://www.cuppalondon.co.uk
Mon Amie La Rose
For this blend Cuppa London uses: black tea, rose petals, cardamom and saffron.
Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with the floral aroma of the rose mixed with the underlying hints of saffron and the black tea. The cardamom is less noticeable at this stage.
Let’s get Brewing!
How BeauTEAful do the rose petals look ?!!!
For this brew I decided to make a little tea bag.
The aroma whilst brewing completely changes to its dry state. The black tea along side the cardamom are now main the flavours that you are able to smell. The rose along with the saffron are now less noticeable.
As to be expected with a black based tea the brewed liquid is of a dark brown in its colouring.
Let’s get sipping!
First sip and I am surprised. It doesn’t taste anything like I expected to at all.
The black tea , cardamom and saffron work really well together . So much so that the Rose almost doesn’t get a look in.
The spiced aspect of the tea alongside the black tea make an almost heavy powerful sip. It’s not that the Rose isn’t noticeable. It sort of appears halfway through the sipping process. It screams here I am with a middle appearance of lightness , fresh and florally before the cardamom finishes the sip off.
Now that might sound really random but it’s the perfect way that allows all the ingredients to have a turn within each sip. Which is actually quite rare within teas.
This being said for me I adore rose within teas and I feel with just a little more a much lighter side of the tea could have shone through. Although maybe a little less on the brew time maybe could have rectified this. So I’ll have to give this a go next time.
Happy Sipping 🙂