Whittard – Pink Lemonade

Time for Tea Please?

What better drink to have during the summer months is a lovely refreshing cold brew! Today I paid a much over due visit to my local Whittard for a little tea tasting and to see what’s new on their summer menu.

Today they had their Pink Lemonade on sample.

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The aroma of this tea is super sweet but that’s exactly what your after with a lemonade so I’m hoping it tastes that way too,

The colour is just spot on too. With a pinky peach colour tone.

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First sip is just tealicious !

As its aroma hinted at it is very sweet in its flavour. It certainly packs a punch and it tastes exactly like it says on the tin. It just screams pink lemonade but it also has an added floral tone to it with an almost rose like tang. I do love a good bit of Rose in tea !

I can just picture myself sipping on this tea sat outside on a hot summers evening with a super iced version of this tea. It just screams summer ! It’s slightly naughty but way too nice miss out on !!!!!

Happy Sipping πŸ™‚

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Whittards Summer

Time for Tea Please?

Popped in to Whittards Norwich today and I am loving their new summery display !

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Their new summer teas range include :
Lemoncello , Peach Bellini, Mojito, white sangria, Moscow mule, tropical punch which come in loose leaf tea caddies or iced tea bags.
Don’t they just sound tealicious !

Happy Sipping πŸ™‚

Sportea

Time for Tea Please?

Today thanks to Sportea I’m getting try their Tea.

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Based in Colorado Sportea aims to offer a product that will help promote health and wellness. A high-performance nutritional drink formulated for active adults and children as a nutritious alternative to other beverages such as coffee or athletic sugary drinks and sodas.
If you’d like to find out more hit the link!
https://sportea.com

For this blend Sportea uses Green and Black tea, Siberian Eleuthero Root, Ginger, Mate, Vitamin C, Trace Minerals, Electrolytes and Natural Flavourings.

Each individual ingredient for this tea has been specially chosen for its attributes so that its a tea that can deliver.

Siberian Eleuthero Root: sustaining energiser , stress fighter and endurance builder.
Vitamins and Minerals: resistance to colds, sodium and calorie free.
Matte: promotes alertness, stimulating, satisfies hunger urges
Tea/ Herbs: green and black tea, citrus taste
Ginger: soothing and satisfying, enhances circulation, no sugar/caffeine lows
Electrolytes: recovery drink , minimising muscle cramping, thirst quenching.

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So let’s give it a go!

Upon opening the tea pouch you are hit with an almost fruity aroma, with the ginger slightly coming through. You can’t at this moment overly smell the green and black tea within the blend.

Let’s get brewing !

Sportea recommends a brewing time of 3-5 minutes.

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While brewing the aroma of the is completely different to its dried state its some how comes across even more fruity than it did before . The use of the ginger is still very prominent but the smell of the Siberian Eleuthero Root is now coming through.

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Considering the black and green tea used within the blend I want expecting it to be the brewed liquid to be bright orange! However with the product being a performance based beverage I can see why Sportea may have gone down this colour.

Let’s get sipping !

I’m very surprised how sweet it is upon the first sip.
It’s quite surprising really ! As everything that the tea smells of aroma wise isn’t what you can taste. I can’t really pin point an exact flavour. Sometimes it tastes more fruity other times more gingery .
One thing I’m not getting from this tea is the flavour of the green and black tea coming through. The natural flavours within the blend are at the forefront of the taste. Having tried other performance style drinks it has a similar sort of taste to those kind of beverages.

As someone who leads an active lifestyle and from reading the benefits of other ingredients within the blend I’m all for natural benefits with potential energising effects which can be used in conjunction with healthy living.

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Happy Sipping πŸ™‚

National Iced Tea Day – Iced Hibiscus Tea

Time for Tea Please?

Today is National Iced Tea Day and thanks to the Good and Proper Tea who just sent me new their teas specifically for cold brewing, I’m ready to celebrate.

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My chosen tea to celebrate today with is Iced Hibiscus Tea with Rose Hip and Ginger. For this blend Good and Proper uses: Hibiscus Tea, Rose Hip and Ginger Root , all from Egypt as part of the tea companies ethos is to use one origin country for each blend. Upon opening the tea pouch your are firstly hit with the gingery kick followed fruity berry notes.

Now let’s get our iced tea on!

1. Boil the kettle.

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2. Brew one tea bag

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I absolutely love the redy pink tone the brewed liquid leaves, it’s so vibrant and mouth watering!

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3. Top up with cold water and add some ice

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First sip is soooooo refreshing! The main flavour orientates around the combination of the rose hip and the hibiscus. The ginger notes smelt on aroma is not so prominent within its taste. The use of the hibiscus within the tea adds a cranberry like flavour to the tea and explains the fruity aroma the tea gives.

For a tea with no added sugar or caffeine it certainly provides a refreshing summer hit. If you like your tea slightly sweeter a dash of honey would be perfect, not just adding sweetness but an extra flavour to the co binational but without compromising the tea blend.

So if your looking for a perfect iced tea blend that has its own natural sweetness and packed pull of vitamin C then look no further! Now where’s the beach ?! Hehehe

Happy Sipping πŸ™‚

Herbalife Nutrition – Instant Herbal Beverage

Time for Tea Please?

Like me I’m sure most of you have heard of herbalife but never actually tried any of their products. Through connecting with MT Wellness on Instagram I received a tea related product. Otherwise known as an instant herbal beverage with tea extract infused with black and green tea.

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An instant powder which provides caffeine to revitalise and make you feel more energetic with 85mg of caffeine per cup. Which is pretty high compared to most teas averaging 15-50mg per cup.

Sachet recommends mixing I/2 a tea spoon of the powder with either 200-250ml of hot or cold water.

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Today I’m going to try it cold! Who doesn’t love iced tea!

Powder smells pretty sweet , it doesn’t exactly smell like tea or overly anything exactly. Maybe a light fruitiness but not overly of anything.

The powder itself is brown in colour and therefore the made liquid is also brown in shade.

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A few iced cubes later and we’re ready to get sipping!

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The drink on first sip is quite bitter and on the verge of unpleasant a quick squeeze of honey mixed in and it’s the perfect balance of sweetness.

With it being the original flavour it doesn’t actually overly taste of anything other than a weak black tea. So it’s recommended that by adding a slice of lemon or orange would boost it nicely.

As a gym goer I’m having this tea pre gym. To see if I can get any of the added benefits from this tea based on its high caffeine content. To see in having an extra kick pre workout , so let’s see if this will boost my performance!

For a true indication of the tea and any difference to my gym work out I didn’t change my normal routine for that day.

Did I notice a difference to my work out ?
I certainly feel that I had slightly more energy and felt my performance was boosted within my cardio routine and did manage to do more than usual. Was this a placebo effect we shall have to wait and see!

If you fancy having a try of this tea find your nearest herbalife rep of head to their website for more details :
http://www.herbalife.co.uk
Happy Sipping πŸ™‚

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National Iced Tea Day!

Time for Tea Please?

Today is National Iced Tea Day!

So why not celebrate and brew some for yourself, it’s easy peasy and yummy too. Perfect for summer.

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Brew an english breakfast tea bag along side lemon with a small amount of boiling water. Leave to brew for around 3 minutes.

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Remove the teabag and add cold water and ice.

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Enjoy πŸ™‚

If you prefer your tea a bit sweeter add a dash of honey.

National Iced Tea Day

Time for Tea Please?

So today is National Iced Tea Day, I don’t need an excuse to drink tea wether it’s hot or cold but I just couldn’t resist brewing up a batch of Iced Tea.

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Today’s tea was a teapigs Marrakesh Mint. So I brewed the teabag in a little hot water to make a concentrated flavour , I then transferred this to iced cold water and kept the teabag in for extra flavour and decoration.

Sip and enjoy πŸ™‚