Tea India – Espresso Chai Latte

Time for Tea Please?

Today I’m trying out something a little bit different, thanks to Tea India, I’m able to try their Espresso Chai Latte.

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As soon as you open the tea pouch your sense are instantly engulfed with the spicy tones which are distinct to chai tea.

As an instant tea powder it’s very quick and easy to make ! All you have todo is boil the water, pour the contents of the sachet into your mug , pour in the hot water , stir and away you go.

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While I say brewing , the aroma of the tea is more intense wether has anything to do with the use of the espresso who knows.

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First sip and hello chai tea. I always find chai tea quite hard to dres robe as chai is chai , although blends differ and are unique.

The texture of the tea sip itself is quite thick , I have a feeling this down to the use of the instant tea powder, compared to brewing the individual components like in some other chai teas.

A plus side of wanting to try this tea and now don’t hate on me for this tea lover but I do enjoy the odd latte and was very intrigued to try a tea that blended both tea and espresso. However can I taste the coffee within this blend for me not enough ! Like my tea I like my coffee strong. For me though I can tell that the espresso is present within the blend. Although not overly being able to taste it along side the other flavours I know it’s there because to my tastes buds the flavours are more intense and are enriched by the use of the espresso. Until I get sipping on another one their chai’s I won’t know if this how they choose to blend or it’s the use of the espresso.

Happy Sipping ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 doesnโ€™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 doesnโ€™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 Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cherry Tea

Time for Tea Please?

On the next instalment of my Turkish Tea Travels introducing to a different aspect of Turkish Tea culture, the instant tea !

From the supermarkets to the shops they just love it! I’m sure it’s all part of the tourist trade, especially with some stores selling instant suited to improving your bedroom antics! (One for the grown ups) .

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Now we could argue that instant tea isn’t really tea but that wasn’t going to stop me trying especially when it was super cheap !

Cherry Tea

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Now I may not know Turkish but luckily for me there was some guidelines in English on the back.

As soon as you open the packet you are pretty literally engulfed in cherry ness so be careful of powder bomb going off. But it smells amazing so can’t wait to try!

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Boiling the kettle adding 3 teaspoons of powder per mug for a hot version or 2 table spoons for cold.

As soon as the water hits the powder this amazing deep pinky red colour comes to life I guess you could call it cherry red hehe! The aroma isn’t distinctly cherry but it’s certainly fruity.

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After leaving it a few minutes to cool, as know one wants to burn their tongue it’s time to try!

Mmmmm cherry !

After not having an overly strong cherry aroma the flavour is certainly there. After eating a lot of cherries while in Turkey it was refreshing to drink it for a change however it is rather on the sweet side. Now I have a sweet tooth and don’t mind that so you might just want to play around with it to suit your own needs.

It’s another one of those perfect summer teas based on its fruity sweetness that will just be perfect served iced cold.

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Happy Sipping ๐Ÿ™‚

Drink Me Chai – Green Tea Chai Latte

Time for Tea Please?

Here’s something a little bit different for you today! I’m not the biggest fan on instant tea but I was too curious to let the opportunity pass.

Today on the blog is Drink me Chai – Green Tea Chai Latte . Taking the spices of the chai and blending with green tea and honey. As an instant tea 3 teaspoons and some hot water later we had the finishing result.

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The aroma of the tea was rather pleasant of sweet spices with milky hints. The colour of the tea is of what I’d call faint green milk, which was to be expected when it’s green tea latte. Although I was slightly disappointed it wasn’t greener! Green is my favourite colour.

On first sip is the initial spiced milk flavour , due to the honey it is rather sweet. It’s not until after swallowing do you really get the green tea hit. Which is shame the two flavours aren’t more combined rather than being individual. However tea is unique to you and if you prefer it that way then that’s you’re choice ๐Ÿ™‚

For an instant tea, it was pleasant to drink and made a nice change from drinking normal green tea. So if you’re looking for a green tea with a twist then it’s perfect for you.