State of Mind – Sense of Humour

Time for Tea Please?

Today I’m going to be sipping on a blend called Sense of Humour by a French based tea company called State of Mind .

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State of Mind philosophy is the “Blending the timeless ritual of the tea ceremony with the art of perfumery”. A very unique way of looking at tea. Like choosing a perfume , choosing a tea it is able to generate feelings emotions which can affect your thoughts.

I’m sure like me you’ve all had sipping pleasures which take you back to a time or place. I know I have / do.

If you wish to find out more about State of Minds hit the link below!

https://stateofmind.fr/en/histoire/

Sense of Humour

For this blend State of Mind uses Mate, Darjeeling, Lemon, Mandarin, Peach and Coriander.

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Upon opening the tea envelope you are instantly hit with the aroma of Darjeeling tea with underlying notes of citrus and coriander. I am a little bit sceptical of using coriander in tea but hey I’ll give it a go.

Let’s get brewing !!

Whilst brewing the aroma doesn’t overly change. If anything it’s slightly less intense in its liquid form than in its dry state.

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As to be expected with a tea that contains Darjeeling in will be of a brown in colour.

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First sip is interesting. The combination of the Darjeeling and Mate just works. Together they provide an almost peppery musky taste.
The use of the different fruit flavours within the tea lemon, mandarin and peach. It provides an almost citrus kick to the after taste. Due to this the use of the coriander it allows the fruity flavours to intensify.

I’ve never tried Mate before which is a traditional tea from Argentina and Paraguay when combined with Darjeeling produces a traditional energy drink with vitamins B and C. Combined with the fruity notes of the blend makes it a pleasurable drinking experience.

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Epiphany Tea – Darjeeling

Time for Tea Please?

Thanks to Epiphany Tea for sending me there Darjeeling Tea to try.

Epiphany teas was setup after going through tea school to become a tea sommelier to share their passion to meet their tea needs, which wasn’t being fulfilled through generic branded tea.

Their mission is:
“To steep tea in the hearts, minds and stomachs of every customer”

Sounds pretty accurate to me , as to me tea is about the whole experience from receiving it, to smelling it and finally getting to sip it.

For more info or to see what other teas Epiphany Tea have hit the link….

www.epiphanytea.com

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I love the packaging and the care that epiphany tea puts in, it may only look like a bed of “straw” but it’s the cushion and perfect nestling for this treasured cargo.

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On opening the tea pouch is full of tea, the Darjeeling aroma . It’s so fresh and packs an almighty tea punch which I just can’t wait to try.

Get that kettle on !

As recommend I use one teaspoon of tea to a 6oz of water ratio and leave to brew for 2-3 minutes.

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When trying new teas I tend to favour the recommendations as epiphany are the experts, especially with a black tea you need to find the perfect balance. However tea is unique so brew to your needs.

I always love how the loose leaf tea grows, just like my growing anticipation to try it !!!!!

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Like many black teas I favour to drink it just that , black! However that does mean waiting slightly longer to try it as know one wants to burn their month.

Brewed liquid is a beautiful almost mahogany deep brown in colour.

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First sip is delicious, just like the aroma the first mouth packs a punch! It’s not exceptionally strong but it’s full of flavour and you fully enticing to keep you wanting more.

What I love about this tea is that it tastes the same from start to finish. Not many teas do this well but Epiphany’s Darjeeling does. It’s the perfect tea to enjoy while having afternoon tea as from sip 1 to sip 20 it’s just as enjoyable.

It also has its own sweetness, so if your like me who enjoys drinking tea black the need to add sweetness or milk isn’t necessary as it doesn’t have those bitter tones that other teas do.

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Thanks again to Epiphany Tea for sending it to me try.

Happy Sipping 🙂