Spitting Feathers Co – A Proper Brew

Time For Tea Please?

Who else’s routine is wake up and pop the kettle on ? I know mine is ! So thanks to Spitting Feathers Co I’m able to try and share with you their A Proper Brew.

Spitting Feathers Co

(They) simply do coffee and tea and do it well. Non of the corporate blah blah, vision and pedigree. We just want to have fun whilst letting people enjoy our amazing products.

We are a passionate team who ensure that delicious freshly roasted coffee and tea is being delivered daily throughout the UK. Whether you subscribe or just order as and when you need, we’ve got you covered. (Direct from website)

To try their tea for yourself hit the link: https://spittingfeathers.co

A Proper Brew

For this blend of breakfast tea Spitting Feathers Co uses a mixture of three black teas: Assam, Ceylon & Kenyan.

As soon as you open the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with the instant aromas of the mixed blend of black tea. They are a harmony in blend.

Let’s Get Brewing!

The aroma whilst brewing isn’t too different from its dry state it’s rich and strong.

The brewed liquid as expected with a black based tea is a very dark brown colouring.

For me I drink breakfast blends with milk.

Even with milk this blend is still rich it’s brown colouring.

Let’s Get Sipping!

First sip and I am hooked !

This blend is pure, rich and strong. Each sip is lovely and smooth.

Using the mixture of the three black teas ensure the blend has strength and depth with the distinct colour and richness sip by sip. The flavour doesn’t change through out.

As a black / breakfast tea goes you can’t fault it . It tastes great , packs a flavour punch and does what it says on the tin (packet) “A Proper Brew”.

Unlike some breakfast teas there is not after tang but a soothing quench so your more than ready for the next sip.

The only downside for me was my mug clearly not being big enough hehehe.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Chombuppha – Madam Sunshine

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With not being able to travel the world at the moment and trying new teas from different countries is on pause I jumped at the chance to try some of Chombuppha . Sending me their tea all the way from Thailand. So I’m able to share with you their Madam Sunshine Tea.

Chombuppha

Is a tea company based in Thailand. That makes their tea blends based on local Thai Flowers and cups of Herbal Tea with medicinal properties.

Which aim to focus on your Heath is on gym natural sources which are also caffeine free and no added sugar.

To find out more or to try for yourself hit the link: https://shopee.co.th/shop/22200716/?originalCategoryId=9205&page=0

Madam Sunshine

For this blend Chombuppha uses Consists of Bale , Candy Leaf, Safflower, Roselle & Pandan.

This blend aims to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar.

Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly hit with the floral notes of this blend. Yet with rich smokey undertones.

Let’s get Brewing!

The aroma whilst brewing completely changes to that of its dry state. It’s now nothing like that of its dry state. It’s taken on more of a sour smell. With a hint of smokeyness.

The brewed liquid is a very strange colouring well strange in its not what I expected! It’s a mix of a dark greeny brown colouring.

Let’s get Sipping!

First sip and I am very surprised. This is because the tea doesn’t taste anything like it smells. Which is a relief ! Hehehe

The tea is a taste sensation of sweet and sour . It’s not really possible to pin point each individual but you are able to get a picture of each ingredient within the blend by the taste characteristics in each sip!

The Pandan in the blend is a tropical plant which is known for its nutty but also like a green tea in its grass like characteristics.

The Candyleaf is known for its sweetness and you certainly get a balance or sweet and sour in each sip!

Sweet and sour aspect of the brew is further heightened by that of the Roselle which is known for this flavour as well as adding potential spinachy notes.

All together combined the blend overall is more of rich earthy smokey tea with a sweet and sour twist.

This tea may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it’s medicinal purposes make it worth drinking.

Happy Sipping 🙂

TSA’I – Revive

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After a long bank holiday weekend filled with sunshine, friends and making memories it safe to say I need some tea boosting. Thanks to TSAI and their revive blend I’m able todo that!

TSAI

Is a Greek inspired tea company. Greek tea is known for its antioxidant qualities and their essential oils which are known to boost immunity. For TSAI the benefits were to good to not share with us tea lovers. They source all their from Greece to make sure their tea is at its finest.

To find out more or to try this tea for yourself hit the link: https://www.tsaicollection.co.uk/

Revive

For this blend TSAI is made purely from the dried flowers , leaves and at of the sideritis raeseri plant. Which in Greece is also referred to as mountain tea.

This blend is known for its healing properties packed full of antioxidants aimed to fight flu and colds. It also has anti- inflammatory properties to reduce aches and pains and help the body to heal.

On opening the tea pouch the aroma doesn’t have a major distinctive smell. It’s earthy and floral which is expected with the use of the whole plant.

Let’s Get Brewing!

The aroma whilst brewing doesn’t massively change from that of its dry state. If anything it just intensifies and the floral side is more prominent.

The brewed liquid is of a light green yellowy colouring.

Let’s Get Sipping!

This tea is one of those lucky brews that tastes exactly like it smells. It’s rich and earthy. Now it doesn’t really have a flavour that I can compare it too. It does give me spiced notes vibes while drinking this tea and has that sort of kick you get from drinking a gingery spice notes.

The main difference in the taste of the tea that make dissimilar to that of its aroma is the overall sweetness. It’s amazing how a blend made up of just one whole plant is able to be so sweet.

This blend is very unique and you can’t compare it to anything else. As I can’t think of any comparison I can make to it. So the best way would be to try if for yourself and consume the magic this Greek blend brings.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Mystic Brew Teas – J’adore Tea

Time for Tea Please?

Sitting down to an after brew with for much needed bit of me time it seemed like the best possible blend to pic was a J’adore / love tea. Thanks to Mystic Brew Teas I’m able to share it with you.

Mystic Brew Teas

mission is to help you drink better tea. We care where our teas come from and all our tea suppliers are monitored by the Ethical Tea Partnership.”

To find out more or try for yourself hit the link: https://www.mysticbrewteas.com/

J’adore Tea

For this blend Mystic Brew Teas uses: Black tea, Calendula + Sunflower + Safflower petals, Natural flavours.

How cute are the hearts ♥️

It does make a very BeauTEAful looking blend.

Let’s get Brewing!

The aroma whilst brewing doesn’t smell too dissimilar from its dry state. It’s still giving off a fruity vibe and so much so the black tea doesn’t massively come through.

As to be expected with a black based tea the brewed liquid is of a dark brown colouring.

Let’s get Sipping!

First sip and I am hooked . Maybe this really is a love potion! It’s fruity yet floral in equal measures. The floral tones of the Calendula, Sunflower , Safflower petals, Combined with the fruity flavours of the natural flavours blend together to make a light flavoursom sip depsite it being a black tea.

The black tea is very much in the after sip of this blend but without it , it would be the punchy strong blend that it is.

There is a natural sweetness to the tea from the candied hearts which makes a perfect sip without milk. Of course if you want to then go for it !

Drinking this tea was certainly the much needed pick me up I was after.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Cookie Cravings – Jammy Dodger Blondie

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Tea time means treat time ! (Ok maybe not all the time as I do drink rather a lot of tea hehehe) .

Thanks to Cookies Cravings for sending me a tea treat to try and share with you all today.

Each blondie comes in its own individual tray and is securely packaged so there’s no way that it will come to any harm on its postal journey to you.

Cookies Cravings

Is a UK Bolton based postal bakes service ran by Rose. Where she comes up with lots tasty flavour combinations of blondies and other sweet treats.

To find out more or try their products for yourself hit the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/browniedreams

Jammy Dodger Blondie

As soon as you open up the blondie you are instantly hit with the mouth watering flavours of the raspberry jam and the biscuity aromas of the Jammy Dodgers.

I love how they use the mini jammy dodgers as they are super cute and look really effective and decorative.

When slicing the blondie up you can clearly see the white chocolate chunks which runs through out the bake.

For those of you who haven’t had a blondie before they are mixture of brownies and cookies mixed as one.

The blondie itself is really tasty. The combination of the raspberry and jammy dodgers mixed with the white chocolate chunks compliment each other greatly. They also provide a series contrasting textures , with crunch , bite and soft gooeyness all blended together as one.

The edges have a slight more crunch to it where the blondie makes cookie side comes through a bit more adding extra depth and texture.

It’s also not massively sugar loaded which means you can eat lots of it without it be coming too sickly. Bonus as you can’t ever have too much of a good thing!

Time for another slice and another cup of tea !

Happy Sipping 🙂

Hottea Mama – Get Up & Glow !

Time for Tea Please?

Today I’m sipping on a mug of Get Up & Glow from Hottea Mama. This blend is aimed at supporting women through the powers of the tea. Particularly during pregnancy.

Hottea Mama

Their mission (direct from website)

“We want to support women through the more challenging aspects of their lives, one cup at a time.

Some of the common experiences we share – PMS, pregnancy, breastfeeding, motherhood, perimenopause and postmenopause, have a long history of natural herbs, flowers and teas, being used to bring comfort to women”.

To find out more or to try Hottea Mama for yourself ? Hit the link: https://www.hotteamama.com

Get Up & Glow

For this blend Hottea Mama uses Grapes, Rosehip, Hibiscus Flowers and Tropical Fruit Flav

As soon as you open the tea pouch you are instantly hit with an intense fruity floral combo . A bit like a tutti fruity jelly. It give off a very sweet aroma.

Let’s Get Brewing!

The aroma whilst brewing isn’t too dissimilar to its dry state. It’s not as intense in its punchy aroma and seems to have lost the sweetness that it gave off when it’s dry state.

The brewed liquid of the tea is of a deep pink colouring.

Let’s Get Sipping!

First sip is just tealicious. The flavour isn’t overly intense compared to the dry state of the tea however it does taste exactly like it smells. It’s fruity and mellow. It’s a calming sipping experience.

The floral aspects of the tea adds a much needed balance to the fruity flavours making the brew less sharp and a perfect pick me up or wake me up! Despite it being a caffeine free tea.

There’s no particular flavour that screams out to you whilst sipping. Yet it each sip is a tropical sweet like jelly sip balanced with a sweet yet sharp edge.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Kokoro Botanicals

Time for Tea Please?

Today I’m trying and sharing with you something a little bit different. Thanks to Kokoro Botanicals I’m trying their CBD tea.

The main reason I chose to share this with you from the help of Kokoro Botanicals is due to the research that I have done into these type of teas and the benefits of CBD in relation to the benefits it can help with mental health and wellbeing. The CBD is the therapeutic aspect of the cannabis plant.

Kokoro Botanicals

(Direct from website) “husband & wife team that have a zest for life and live every day to its fullest! We live by the motto ‘work hard and play hard’. With us both being busy city professionals, having a deep-rooted passion for health & fitness.”

Who turned to CBD for its health benefits to improve their health and well-being. After numerous amounts of research and testing to find the best and highest quality of CBD naturally they were able to launch their range in 2021.

Launching a (direct from website) : new range of premium quality cannabis products that all meet the high standards we have set for our brand. We have a delicious cannabis tea, which we ourselves now use on a daily basis, as well as a luxury range of CBD infused chocolate bars (Dark, Mint & Orange). All of our products are certified Organic and Vegan as well as being independently lab tested. We hope you enjoy our new range as much as we do!

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

Cannabis Herbal Tea

For this blend Kokoro Botanicals 1.5g of Organic Cannabis Sativa L. plant and seeds.

Let’s Get Brewing!

The aroma whilst brewing isn’t too dissimilar to that of its dry state. If anything its aroma is a lot stronger but just the same. The tea itself continues to give of a green tea vibe.

The brewed liquid is of a greeny yellow colouring.

Let’s Get Sipping!

First sip and I am very intrigued. I don’t really know what I was expecting I have tried teas with CBD in before but not this range.

I can tell from just the first sip that this blend is different to others in terms that the quality is higher and you can taste that as well as in its texture.

What I mean by texture is that compared to other herbal teas there’s a slight oily texture which can be down to the way the CBD is used with the blend. It doesn’t effect the sip but it is slightly noticeable on an after sip.

The taste of the tea is nothing like someone would perceive it to taste like. So you do need to be open minded on this.

In terms of a taste comparison the nearest would be that of combination of green tea and a smokey Assam. Which compliments each other greatly. There is a slight taste to what people would associate with the smell of “weed” but it’s hardly noticeable in terms of its taste characteristics.

I do recommend drinking this tea hot as the flavour does change as it cools down. Personally I do feel that this tea does help calm and relax you so I would recommend this if you after a relaxing tea but with anything please do your research and make sure it’s for you too. It’s also recommended to see advise from your GP too.

Happy Sipping 🙂

TSA’ I- Mellow

Time for Tea Please?

When TSA’I asked me to try their Greek inspired tea. I couldn’t say no! Greece is one of my favourite countries and there tea is known for its high quality and as well its health benefits.

TSA’I

Is a Greek inspired tea company. Greek tea is known for its antioxidant qualities and their essential oils which are known to boost immunity. For TSAI the benefits were to good to not share with us tea lovers. They source all their from Greece to make sure their tea is at its finest.

To find out more or to try this tea for yourself hit the link: https://www.tsaicollection.co.uk/

Mellow

(From website) Mellow is a mix of tea and spices that combine the four seasons of the year. It’s loaded with all the good stuff that your body and mind need. The antioxidants present in the tea helps to improve your heart’s health. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to boost your brain function.

I’m always intrigued to try new teas that potential health benefits as it just adds to the sipping experience.

For this blend TSA’I uses: orange , cinnamon, black tea , pomegranate peels, cardamom, dried apple, cloves , coriander and pink peppercorn .

As soon as you open the tea pouch you are instantly hit with sweet aromas of the orange , pomegranate and apple. It’s rich and fruity excentuated by the spiced notes of the cinnamon, pink pepper and cardamom. The black tea and coriander is almost not detectable.

Let’s get Brewing!

The aroma whilst brewing completely changes from its dry state where the fruity tones were the main players it’s now the turn of the black tea and spiced aspects of the tea to have there time to shine. It’s still has it’s hints of orange with a light fruity tang.

Considering that this blend has black tea in it I’m surprised at how orange this tea has brewed. It is slightly on the dark dusky side but still a nice orange haze.

Let’s get Sipping!

First sip and I am really surprised by this tea! This is partly because of the conflict between that of the aromas.

This tea is very much of the flavour of that of the tea when it’s in its dry state. It’s rich in its orange flavour and with the apple and the pomegranate within the blend it’s a like sipping on a hot fruity cocktail.

The use of the spiced aspects of the blend cinnamon, cardamom and coriander aren’t used to over the power the sipping experience but hence it. What I mean by this is , is that they add depth and warmth to each sip. It’s only in the after sip in which you get that slight spiced burn sensation.

This tea does exactly what it says it mellows you. The flavours and sensation that come with each sip of this tea is like a hug in a mug and it’s certainly a relaxing sipping experience.

It’s hard to even believe that there is any black tea in this blend. As you can’t taste it other than the brew being of a slightly dark orange you honestly can not tell it’s in the blend. Which isn’t a bad thing as it allows you to be able to really enjoy all the flavours this blend is made of.

If your looking for a tea blend that will allow you a moment of calm to “mellow” and relax then this is the tea for you.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Violets Tea House

Time for Tea Please?

We’ve all had to change and adapt over the past year showing ourselves and each other we care from a distance. Violets Tea House asked me if I’d like to try and share with you their postal tea box I couldn’t say no!

Violet’s Tea House

(Direct from website)Based in rural Warwickshire and came about from the simple pleasure of sitting down and having a nice cup of tea and biscuit as a pause to the day.

We really want to cheer up someone’s day if they are not feeling great, a special occasion or if they just need a pick me up with our Letterbox gifts. Doing so as environmentally possible as they can.

I love their sentiment and agree with the pleasure that tea can bring to someone.

To find out more to try their tea boxes for your self , hit the link: https://www.violetsteahouse.com

The Tea Box

I love how personalised it is!
Really love the cute cartoon style drawings that they use. It adds to the personal touch.
Tea and biscuits ! The perfect combo.
I really love that you can see the safflower in the blend. It’s unusual for a breakfast blend but can’t wait to try.

I’ve not tried a breakfast blend with Safflower in but first sip is just tealicious. It adds a lovely floral hint to drinking a black based tea.

As you can see from the below photo I’ve chosen to drink it black to get the most out of the safflower (personal preference) but adding milk wouldn’t alter the flavour too much as it’s a lovely strong black tea , just how I like it !

Happy Sipping 🙂

Namara Tea – Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream

Time for Tea Please?

As you should all know by now is that I love trying new teas and flavours and sharing them all with you ! When Namara Teas asked if I wanted to try their teas and their different flavours I was more than happy to oblige.

Namara Tea was founded in 2020 by Scott McNamara (hence the name) who like to try and create new things.

(Direct from website) Namara Tea is a farm-to-table tea company that aims at serving the finest artisanal tea to our clients. Namara Tea is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Our tea comes fresh right from the farms around the world. Quality is of utmost importance to us.

To find out more or to try their teas for yourself hit the link: https://namaratea.com

Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream

For this blend Namara Tea uses Ceylon Black Tea, Strawberry Pieces & Marigold flowers.

As soon as you open the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with the aroma of the Strawberry and the Ceylon tea.

Let’s Get Brewing!

The aroma whilst brewing is very similar to that of its dry state. The strawberry does intensify and the vanilla notes from the marigold starts to come through.

As to be expected with a black based tea the brewed liquid is that of a dark brown almost black in its colouring for this blend.

Let’s Get Sipping!

First sip and I need another before I can make up my mind. The aroma of the tea in its dry state and whilst brewing the strawberry is very much at the forefront. Where as on first it wasn’t as apparent as I was hoping for it to be. This could be down to brewing time or maybe not so many strawberry bits .

The marigold petals within the blend do bring a slight vanilla notes to the blend but with the weakness of the strawberry you do get ice cream vibes. It may be even an idea of adding some milk to this blend may add to the icecream side but for my own personal preference I prefer black based flavour teas without milk. However tea is how you want to drink it.

This tea due to its lightness in flavour would be prefer blend for a hot summers afternoon sip. It has refreshing notes and would also be a great palate cleanser.

Happy Sipping 🙂