Clean Tea – Byron Bliss

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Today’s tea review features Clean Tea and their Byron Bliss blend.

Clean Tea is a company that’s “creates blends from the heart, with our own hands, that we hope you enjoy, and will leave you feeling amazing.

Why Clean Tea? Because it is clean of chemicals or artificial flavours. Just organic, natural herbs and fruits in delicious beneficial flavours. Made with love from Byron Bay

Handcrafted and family operated by a mother and daughter team, we both have a love and passion for health and tea.” Info taken direct from their website.

To find out more or to try Clean Tea for yourself hit the link : https://cleantea.co.uk

Byron Bliss

For this blend Clean Tea uses the following ingredients : Lemon Verbena, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Spearmint, Orange Peel & Hibiscus.

As soon as you open the pouch your are instantly engulfed in a magnificent fruity aroma enriched with spearmint. It smells amazing and it’s making my mouth water just smelling it. It almost smells like one of my favourite cocktails a mojito!

Let’s get Brewing

Whilst brewing the aroma of the tea doesn’t majorly smell likes it’s dry state with the main smell being that of the spearmint. Which I’m quite surprised by.

Also surprised by the way the tea has brewed ! It looks like a planet !

After taking the brew ball out and giving it a little stir , the brewed liquid is that of a deep pink . It’s now that the aroma has changed again and it’s now the turn on the hibiscus and lemon to scream at you.

Let’s get Sipping

First sip and I am hooked ! It is just tealicious. It’s super fruity and enticing and you just want more and more of it. I can’t quite believe how well this blend works.

For me and you regulars of mine will know what I mean when I say it’s a 2 sip tea and heres another one of them!

First part of the sip is where the fruity magic happens. The hibiscus , orange peel and lemon verbena blend together in perfect harmony neither over power the other and together they provide and intense citrus berry fruity side of the tea. The second part of the sip is the spearmint which leaves you with a refreshing after taste an almost palette cleanser in preparation for the next sip.

The only ingredient within the blend that isn’t obviously tasted is that of the chamomile but there’s something almost magical in the sipping experience knowing that it’s there and it just adds to the calming effect of the sip.

This tea really is what it says on the tin it’s just bliss and I wouldn’t mind being in Byron bay sipping on this tea either !

Happy Sipping 🙂

Nisi – Camomile and Lavender

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Nisi is a tea company based in Greece. They are a natural tea and herbs specialists. Focusing on the beneficial properties of Greek nature without any chemicals. Using the purity and potency of herbal healing. Nisi believes that sipping tea can be more than just a pleasure to sip on but also have many health benefits.

Today I’m sipping on two of their ingredients to make my own blend. Their Camomile and Lavender.

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Their Camomile tea is grown in Greece and tends to have a more sweet and earthy taste to it compared to camomile grown in other countries. As its produced locally it allows Nisi to know that due to the nutrient rich grounds it’s grown in allows extra strength within the ingredients.
As I like to drink my camomile primarily in the evening Nisi suggested to add some lavender to the blend, which I’m going to give a try. Like the camomile its locally sourced/grown in highly, nutritious soil for the best yield.

Let’s get brewing !

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In my infuser I firstly filled it with camomile, of which smelt super powerful in its flavour and I’m very much hoping it tastes that way too. I then popped it in the mug and filled it with water. I then added in two sprigs of lavender and left it for a few minutes to infuse.

While brewing the aroma intensified with the richness of the camomile and the lavender it was mixing together perfectly and was certainly getting the taste buds going.

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After brewing I removed the lavender and the infuser and was left with a light yellow brewed liquid.

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First sip and wowzer what a punch !

The camomile taste just shines through. Due to the naturalness of the dried camomile its flavour is very strong. It may even be the the strongest tasting camomile I’m yet to try. The flavour is so pure and rich it really is a taste sensation.

With the use of the two sprigs of lavender it provides a perfect side balance. It’s just enough to allow the lavender to add a delicate flavour to the sip so that it doesn’t over power the camomile. It works in harmony with up the camomile adding a further floral undertone.

Combined together the camomile and lavender just works. The richness and strength of the blend is just amazing and will knock your socks off. Yet it also has a pure smoothness which adds further pleasure to the sipping experiences which just exquisite. Wether this down to the pureness of the ingredients or some magical Greek goodness!

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Tick Tock – Bedtime

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A major part of my evening routine is a nice mug of caffeine free tea. Especially if the tea has properties that may help me sleep better. Today I’m trying Bedtime by Tick Tock . Which is part of their new wellbeing range. Isn’t the packaging just cute? it certainly caught my attention on the supermarket tea shelf.

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For this tea Tick Tock blends: Camomile, apple, rooibos, honeybush, lemon balm, liquorice, lavender, aniseed, blackberry leaves.

The idea behind the tea is the blending of ingredients to provide a relaxing and unwinding experience in preparation for bed time.

Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly able to hit with the floral notes of the lavender with a mixture of the distinct Rooibos tea along with a slight aniseed tang.

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Let’s get brewing!

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The aroma whilst brewing isn’t too dissimilar from that of its dried, other than the smell of lemon balm.

I wasn’t too sure what colour the brewed liquid of the tea would be. The reasoning behind this being that a Rooibos based tea tends to have a brownie red tinge to it. With the mix of the other ingredients is has more of a yellowy brown tinge to it.

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First sip is intriguing.

There isn’t exactly one ingredient that screams out louder than another one. Instead it’s an intriguing mix of all the flavours. There are times when the lavender, lemon balm and aniseed have a stronger taste than others. Which was slightly disappointing considering I love a camomile and Rooibos based tea.

However I don’t know wether it’s because I know it’s meant to be a bed time tea but I can certainly feel myself becoming slightly more relaxed while sipping on it. Hopefully the same desired effect will help you also.
To find out more, or to try , hit the link below!
https://ticktocktea.com/products/tick-tock-wellbeing-bedtime

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Jollybrew – Gingerbread

Time for Tea a with christmas just around the corner it’s safe to say I am getting just a little bit excited about it all now, but hey can’t not love being a big kid! Anything festive I just want to eat it or drink it! So another festive tea was on the cards. Today it’s Gingerbread by Jollybrew. It’s also their flavour of the month! https://www.jollybrew.co.uk/products/gingerbread-tea

I love eating gingerbread and drinking it so I’m certainly curious to try this one out.
Jollybrew blends together : black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cocoa beans, safflower petals, chamomile white flowers, star anise and natural flavourings.

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The aroma of the lose leaf tea is very black tea in its smell with a hint of underlying spices. I’m not overly getting a ginger kick it but teas can transform once brewed.

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The brewed liquid is of a dark brown in colour and the aroma hasn’t overly changed.

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On first sip I was surprised by its subtleness. As a black tea it is the perfect strength and I do love a strong brew. I find it allows the lighter flavouring of the safflower petals and chamomile to have more of a shot do paired to the more powerful flavours of ginger and star anise. Which for me is a shame based on the spicy kick I was expecting.

This doesn’t take away from it being a perfect winter warmer!

Happy Sipping 🙂

358 Years of Tea in the UK

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358 Years !!!!!!

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That’s a long time for anyone to be drinking Tea , originally described as “China Drink” when first sold in the UK But known in other Nations by “Tay alias Tee” but was only available in coffee houses in London. Tea didn’t become popular until the Wife of Charles the second (Catherine of Braganza) made it into a fashionable drink.

Well I’m certainly glad that tea is now readily available and in many flavours too! There’s never a dull when you have lots of tea on offer to try.

Now let’s all raise a glass (ok you got me) a MUG of Tea in celebrating 358 Years of UK Tea !!!!

Happy Sipping 😃

For more info on the history of Tea visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2016/sep/23/fancy-a-brew-google-doodle-celebrates-358-years-of-tea-in-the-uk

Clipper – Sleep Easy

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There’s nothing more than I love than having a relaxing mug of tea at the end of the day. My go to brew tends to be camomile based as its known for its calming techniques. One of my all time favourites bed time tea has got to be Clippers – Sleep Easy.

What I love about this tea is that it is naturally flavoured with orange as well as being blended with chamomile, cinnamon and valerian and together is a perfect match. Through the natural ingredients within the tea can help promote a healthy sleep.

I always leave the tea bag in when drinking camomile as there’s just something nice about it getting stronger as you sip a mug of bedtime bliss!

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