Joes Tea Co. St.Clements Lemon

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Today we are sipping on St. Clements Lemon, From Joes Tea Co.

Joes Tea Co was founded in 2012 where he sought after organic blends and has since won 25 great taste awards. Joe is after the best and when he means best it’s referring to exceptionally sourced ethical , organic tea plantations.

To find out more or to try this or any of their other teas hit the link below:

https://joesteacompany.com

St. Clements Lemon

As soon as you open the little box you are instantly engulfed with a wave of lemongrass and ginger. It’s super punchy which is giving a great vibe for this tea. It’s not until a closer sniffing that fruity citrus tones of the orange and mandarin start to peep through.

For this tea blend Joes Tea Co uses: Lemongrass, orange peel, ginger, natural orange flavour, mandarin flavour.

Let’s get brewing!

Upon brewing the tea and the aroma continues to intensify and the lemongrass becomes the biggest smell.

As to be expected given the ingredients within the blend the brewed liquid is of a yellowy Orange.

Let’s get sipping

First sip is just tealicious like it’s aroma it’s sip is punchy and flavoursome. Like I find with a lot of teas they can be what I like to call a 2 part sip. Where you start off with one flavour and finish’s with a second. With this tea the first part is the lemongrass and ginger followed by the second part of orange and clementine.

The only downside of a 2 part sip tea is that some of the flavours instead of blending together they are slightly more separated than blended as one.

Although with this tea the lemongrass is the most prominent flavour but the citrus flavours make a refreshing fruity after taste.

Happy Sipping 🙂

De Oliveria Tea House – After Dinner Mint

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Thanks to the lovelies at De Oliveria Tea House for sending me some of their tea all the way from Australia to the UK for me to try. Today I’m sipping on their After Dinner Mint.

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De Oliveria Tea House
THEIR MISSION: TO PROVIDE THE EXPERIENCE OF COMFORT AND SELF-INDULGENCE THROUGH THE JOY OF A WARM CUP OF TEA, WHILE STAYING ECO-FRIENDLY FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY.

To find out more: https://deoliveirateahouse.com

After Dinner Mint

For this Tea blend De Oliveria Tea House uses Organic Rooibos, Organic Spearmint and Organic Buchu Leaf.

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Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with the minty notes of spearmint , with an almost sweet notes coming through from the buchu leaf. You aren’t able to overly smell the rooibos within the blend.

The blend itself is very intriguing to look at , the buchu leaf is almost spiked like but the redy brown of the Rooibos adds an added colour splash to it.

Let’s get brewing !

Whilst brewing the the aroma Of the tea changes to allow the spearmint to really sing. There other ingredients are no longer really noticeable within the smell.

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I just love looking at the brewed leaves.

Like with most tea blends that have Rooibos within it the brewed tea liquid is that or brown with a redy tinge. However with the spearmint the brown has a more swampy green tinge to it.

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Let’s get sipping !

First sip and hello mint !

I am a massive fan of the use of spearmint within a tea blend. It adds a less harsh minty tang but also a much added sweetness to the blend which you don’t get with other types of mint. The tea has other added sweetness through the use of buchu leaf.

There is a slight tang to the after taste of this tea blend and because I’ve never tried a tea that has buchu leaf in I am presuming this is what I’m able to taste.

The only slight down side to this tea is that taste wise the roobois is not overly apparent. It’s not something are you able to easily detect within each sip. More of an every few sips it pops up and says hello! Which isn’t a bad thing as it allows the spearmint to do its thing.

However as the name suggest it’s after dinner mint so mint and particularly the use of the spearmint is exactly what this tea blend brings to the cup !

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Framework Wellness Tea – Relax

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I love receiving tea post from all around the world and thanks to Framework Wellness Tea for sending me them from America to try.

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Framework Wellness Tea

Framework Wellness Tea is brought to you by Sarah and Colleen who met in 2014 while watching their children play. Further than the usual ‘mom’ chatter with discussions upon business and wellness coming up often. It was from these conversations which eventually led them to co-founding of Framework Wellness Tea in 2019.   
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Framework is dedicated to provide premium, certified organic, vegan, non-GMO, responsibly sourced tea in biodegradable packaging.  Our mission is to produce tea that is beneficial to physical wellness while still being the most flavorful, delicious tea available.  

For more information or try Framework Wellness Tea then hit the link https://www.frameworkwellnesstea.com

I absolutely love the reasonings behind Framework Wellness Tea, a tea with benefits for the body is just up my street. Tea for me is beyond just a moment of calm but sipping on something that’s beneficial to my body and mind is something I’d like to try!

Relax

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For this blend Framework Wellness Tea uses : Ingredients: Organic Rosehips, Organic Blackberry Leaves, Organic Lemon Verbena, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Chamomile, Organic Orange Peel, Natural Passion Fruit Flavouring.

Let’s get brewing!

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Whilst brewing the aroma completely changes . Unlike in its dry state where you were only really able to identify prominently the camomile, once emersd per within the hot water the fruity citrus notes start to really sing. Especially the passion fruit flavourings.

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Considering the ingredients within the blend I was shocked of the brewed liquid. With the rosehips and blackberry I was expecting more of a pinky purple but with the camomile within the blend its brewed yellow instead.

Let’s get sipping!

Wow first sip is just tealicious! I was not expecting this tea to be so punchy with its flavour. It has added levels of flavour depth. From the lemon, orange and passion fruit being the initial hit of a beauTEAful fruit cocktail, followed by the berryness of blackberry and rosehip and lastly its the turn of the camomile to sing adding to an almost after taste yet not an after thought! It provides a balanced level to the tea and almost cleanses the pallet ready for the next sip. Which I am more than ready for, it certainly tickles the taste buds.

This tea has actually really surprised me. I do feel very refreshed and can feel myself relaxing by its comforting flavour and aroma it entices the senses and almost has soothing qualities. Perfect if you’ve had a hard day or just need a moment of calm.

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Lewisham Tea Company – Bora Bora

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Thanks to Lewisham Tea Company I’m able to bring you today’s tea review featuring their Bora Bora tea. Lewisham Tea Company has a fantastic ethos of a tea for every mood. Focusing on sipping the “stuff that tastes good and makes us feel even better”. Sipping on a mug of tea for me is part of looking after my wellbeing , taking a moment to myself to enjoy the sipping pleasures and moment of calm a cuppa can bring. Especially if I need a bit of a boost.

With having 6 teas in their range it means their focus is purely on the tea and allowing the tea to really do the talking.
To find out more or to try one of their teas hit the link!
https://www.lewishamteacompany.com .

Bora Bora

For this tea blend Lewisham Tea Company uses Hibiscus blossoms, apple pieces, papaya cubes, currants, elderberries, blackcurrant, sunflower blossoms, cornflower blossoms, freeze dried raspberry and strawberry pieces. Now all of these sound tealicious !

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Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly hit with a fruitea punch ! I can instantly make our the papaya cubes which added a super sweetness to the aroma.

Combined with all the other aspects of the ingredients it smells like opening a bag of sweeties with an underlining floral tone. It’s certainly getting my mouth watering !!!!

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Let’s get brewing!

While brewing the aroma changes quite significantly from its dry state. It’s not quite so sweet in its smell and I can almost smell notes of cocoa which is strange considering there isn’t any within the blend itself. It might just be the magic of the ingredients infusing together.

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The brewed liquid is of a deep pinky red almost red wine like in its colouring.

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With a brew time of 12 minutes I’m hoping like the amazing rich colour of the tea it’s flavour matches it.

First sip is simply BeauTEAful!

It certainly has the intense rich flavour I was very much hoping for. It’s sipping sensation is the perfect balance of fruit and floral in equal measures. Neither over powers the other but works in a perfect harmony to provide a taste sensation.
Just like the balance of the fruit and floral aspects of the tea each individual ingredient doesn’t shout any louder than the other. To me the fruity flavours of the tea come with the initial sip and then right at the end almost at the swallow (I guess that’s how you’d describe it) the floral flavours come through. A sip that keeps on giving!

This is the perfect tea for a mug of me time. It’s almost magic in a cup! Just like the name Bora Bora

I also feel this is one of those fruitea teas which would be perfectly brewed ice cold or even served with lemonade for a summer spritzer.

So thank you Lewisham Tea Company for this BeauTEAful blend !

Happy Sipping 🙂

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ZO Tea – Rooibos & Rose

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Thanks to the lovely people of ZO Tea for sending me some their teas to try tea. ZO is a UK based independent tea company , which specialises in premium organic loose leaf tea. For their tea they aim to promote organic tea rituals which are designed to encourage and support wellness through the benefits of the natural ingredients used within their blends. Which I find such a wonderful ethos as I’m sure many of you like me uses tea to benefit my wellbeing.

If you’d like to find out more about ZO Tea and their tea blends pay a visit to:
https://www.zotea.co.uk

Rooibos & Rose

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Each of ZO Teas tea blends is based upon a different aspect of our wellbeing and their Rooibos and Rose is for our Balance. It has been blended to realign the body’s natural levels, from reducing fatigue to relieving bloating. It also has skin cleansing properties and bone strengthening.

For this tea ZO Tea blends:
Rooibos Natural, Nettle, Rosehip, GreenTea China Jasmine, Ginger, Fennel, Mate Green, Pu Erh Tea China, Cinnamon Sticks, Cocoa Nibs, Pink Pepper, Strawberry, Rose Petals, Cardamon.

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Upon opening the teach pouch the dried aroma is very distinctive with a Rooibos, if your a Rooibos drinker you will know exactly what I mean. There’s also the odd whiff rose and fennel.

Let’s get brewing !

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Whilst brewing the aroma doesn’t change which is something that always pleases me with me a tea.

Like any Rooibos based tea the brewed liquid is a brown with a redy tinge.

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First sip is just tealicious. On first sip the Rooibos is the main flavour. It’s not until more of on after taste that you start getting the Rose aspect of the tea blend. Another distinct flavour that strongly comes from through, is that of the cocoa nibs. It adds an almost earthy flavour tea to the brew but it also deepens the Rooibos flavouring.

If there’s one slight downside to the tea is the flavour of the Rose. For me it doesn’t come through strong enough. The floral delicateness it’s most certainly there and that adds a lightness to the sip but I love rose and would have liked it to come through just a bit stronger.

A further aspect of this tea that makes it even more of a pleasure to sip is the potential health benefits that it can bring to you from drinking it. Added benefits from drinking tea is always a good thing in my books.

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Heywood Tea – Chrysanthemum Wolfberry

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As you all know I love receiving TeaPost , so when Heywood Teas contacted me about trying their tea all the way from Hong Kong I was very excited . I’ve never received TeaPost from Hong Kong before.

Heywood Teas “specializes in producing high quality functional tea in Hong Kong”. They also mix their herbal ingredients based on Chinese medicinal formula.
To find out more information hit the link below.
https://heywoodtea.com

Today I’m sipping on Chrysanthemum & Wolfberry Tea.

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For this Tea blend their is only the use of two ingredients being that of Chrysanthemum and Wolfberry.

Within the use of Chinese Herbal Medicine :

Chrysanthemum: Clear excess heat and toxins, benefit vision and promote cardiovascular and liver health

Wolfberry: Relieve eye fatigue, improve eye function, delay aging and boost immune system

This product may assist in stabilizing blood pressure

(Info from : https://heywoodtea.com/collections/frontpage/products/chrysanthemum-wolfberry-tea)

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When opening the foil tea pouch which Heywood Tea favour, to block out heat and moisture you are engulfed with the floral notes of the chrysanthemum. I’m not overly getting any hint of Wolfberry. However more of you may know the Wolfberry known as the Goji berry.

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Let’s get brewing !

Aroma brewing is completely different to that of its dried state. Their is still floral notes to the tea but it almost smells gingery. A bit like a gingerbread green tea I’ve tried before.

I didn’t overly know what to expect from the brewed liquid of the tea and was rather surprised with how yellow it was. Although it does make sense considering the yellow aspects of the packaging which is the perfect colour match.

First sip is very interesting. I’m not overly able to specifically pin point a specific taste. It is however very light and refreshing . It’s not bitter and from the the use of the Wolfberry their is an added sweetness to the brew.

Mellow Yellow certainly fits not just the colouring but the taste too.

The tea itself isn’t unpleasant it’s just an acquired taste and something I don’t think I’ve actually tasted before. It’s one of those teas that makes me want to sip it all to the end due to the amazing health benefits the tea can give for you. From the herbal medicinal benefits mentioned earlier it sounds like it could be a perfect hangover brew or after a heavy weekend of eating too many treats.

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Tetley – Super Green Tea

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Now the snow has started to melt there’s a few sniffles in the air , so I’m turning to Tetley with their Super Green Tea which is an immune boosting tea with Vitamin C.

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On opening the tea box up,you are instantly hit with a tropical aroma. It always puzzles me how tropical has a distinct aroma yet what actually is it ?! According to Tetley they use the natural flavouring of pineapple, mango and other natural flavourings, as well as the green tea.

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The tropical aroma only intensifies as the tea brews. There’s really not much green tea coming through aroma wise, which isn’t always a bad thing especially if you can’t quit decide if you do like green tea or not.

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The brewed liquid is also not as green as I was expecting it’s more of a yellow in colouring than green.

First sip is lovely !

It’s very fruity although the flavouring is shouting more mango than pineapple and doesn’t really taste as tropical as it smells. This isn’t essentially a bad thing it just not what I was expecting.

It’s only really now on drinking the tea that the green tea aspect is finally coming through. Although this is very much an after taste, yet it’s pleasant enough and tastes strong enough to remind you that it’s still there.

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So if you aren’t a green tea fan don’t right this tea off, as you really can’t overly taste it. It’s all about the tropical flavouring and hey added Vitamin C you can’t go wrong!

Happy Sipping 🙂

Tetley – Super Fruits

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It’s that time of year when flu and colds are flying around and thanks to Tetley I’m hoping their tea is going to give me a much needed boost to get through the winter months.

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Today I’m trying Tetley Super Fruits. This tea is specifically for giving you a much needed boost when feeling tired and fatigued. With added vitamin B6 in a cranberry and elderflower flavour.

The tea blend includes: hibiscus flowers, rooibos, rosehip, natural flavouring, liquorice root, elderflower (1%), raspberry (1%), cranberry juice granules (1%), vitamin B complex (1%) [nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, biotin, vitamin B12, mannitol (wheat)], elderberry(0.5%).

On opening the box of tea you are able to smell the fruity from the word go.

Time to brew !

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I prefer my herbal teas really strong and tend to leave the tea bag for as long as possible I know might sound weird and sometimes I don’t even take the tea bag out !

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As expected with the cranberry the brewed liquid is a rich dark pink colour. On brewing, it keeps it fruity aroma but with ab almost menthol tinge.

Upon first sip it was lovely !

The fruity tones of the raspberry and cranberry are main flavours being followed up with the underlying rooibos tea kicking in afterwards. The final component of the sipping experience coming is a menthol kick. It’s certainly adds a boost per sip. Which is exactly what the tea aims to do.

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Here’s hoping the benefits of added vitamins will give me a much needed boost to get through the winter blues !

Happy Sipping 🙂

Gold and Tea – Organic Ceremonial Matcha

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I love receiving Tea Post and I was lucky to receive some all the way from Canada by the lovelies at Gold and Tea .

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Who have sent me there Organic Ceremonial Matcha to try. Who Strive to bring the best organic teas to you.
To find out more and see their others tea visit:
https://goldandtea.com

I’m yet to find a matcha that I actually enjoy drinking so here’s hoping Gold and Tea can change that with Matcha originating from Kagoshima and Kyoto Japan. I love the idea of Matcha tea so much because of all the benefits of drinking it.

Gold and Tea outline their Matcha tea benefits to include:

packed with antioxidants including a cancer-fighting catechin called EGCG
Boosts metabolism and burns calories
Natural detox
Relaxes the mind and body
Rich in fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins
Enhances mood and aids in concentration
Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
possesses 20 times more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates

Now if that’s not enough benefits to want to love Matcha then what is!

So today I’m brewing up a Matcha Latte using Gold and Tea – Organic Ceremonial Matcha .

Popping open the packet you are instantly hit with the green vibrancy of the matcha tea powder.

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Taking a nice sized spoonful

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And mix/whisk with some warm water

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Next steam some milk, or heated milk will work just as well. Today I’m using soya milk. Heat and poor.

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Hey presto a matcha latte.

Time to get sipping.

First sip and I am pleasantly surprised!

I’m not the biggest green tea fan but this Matcha may now be the best I’ve tried. Combined with the soya milk it’s a very pleasurable sipping experience. It was actually quite mild in taste with none of those grassy side effects. It was smooth and not grainy and unlike other matcha’s I’ve tried it wasn’t bitter. So there was no need to add any honey or cinnamon, which was a lovely bonus.

It wasn’t as green as I may have been expecting it to be but the subtleness of its colour combined with the beige tonnes of the soya milk made it subtle in colour. Although it may have been a different out come colour wise if using different milk. Here’s to finding out as , i’m already looking forward to my next matcha latte and consuming all the benefits.

So if your like me and a not 100% sold on the taste of Matcha then you must give Gold and Tea a try.

Hi Tea – Organic Everyday

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Today I’m sipping on Hi Tea.

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An “organic black tea, sourced from Kenya and Ceylon and supercharged it with natural caffeine extracted from plants”. To provide a cuppa that has 3 times more caffeine levels in it than a normal cup of tea.

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Well sometimes you do just need an extra caffeine kick wether for waking up, an afternoon pick me up, a pre gym buzz! This certainly applies to me and probably you too!

To find out more hit the link to their website
http://www.hiteaonline.co.uk

Packaging : I love it! Simple bold and to the point. It’s exactly what is says on the tin, a strong message done well.

On opening the tea pouch you are able to smell the black tea which is what we like! Most teas don’t taste like they smell anyway but sometimes they do. Most people would recognise the smell as a breakfast type tea but Hi Tea have gone for an all day blend to suit the consumers any time need for a caffeine hit!

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Love that Hi Tea use unbleached tea bags too.
The brewed aroma is quite strong so I’m intrigued to see if its taste is just as strong.

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It’s not as strong tasting as I was hoping based on its aroma. Wether this was from me adding milk or maybe a longer brew time I’m not sure. However brew it how you like and it will be alright.

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As the brew goes on it does indeed seem to taste stronger. Which is a good thing in my book. It’s an enjoyable Sipping experience and hopefully I’ll be feeling the buzz shortly after my kick start to the morning with this brew.

If your a breakfast tea lover looking for an added caffeine fix without drinking extra tea then this is the brew for you!

Happy Sipping 🙂