Clean Tea – Zest

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Today we are sipping on Zest a tea blend by Clean Tea.

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

Zest

Upon open the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with a punch of lemon. Considering the three types of lemon based ingredients within the blend it’s hardly surprising but it appeals to the senses and it has mouth watering capabilities.

For this blend of tea Clean Tea combines :Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Peel and Ginger.

Let’s Get Brewing!

As soon as the boiling water hits the loose leaf tea the magic happens. The aroma doesn’t massively change other than the lemon grass becoming more prominent, compared to the dry state.

The brewed liquid is of a yellow colouring.

Let’s get sipping !

First sip and I am hooked. I do love the use of lemon in teas and this just BeauTEAful. The ingredients of the tea blend together just perfectly. Sometimes I find that teas that rely on lemongrass for its lemonness can almost be harsh in its flavour but with this tea it’s not the case.

This tea manages to be zingy without the sharpness a lemon could normally bring you because of this you can’t help going back for more.

Mellow Yellow comes to mind when sipping on this tea. It’s a calm and relaxing tea to sip on but also punchy and refreshing. It takes you away to a dreamy place. Seeing as I can’t travel anywhere at the moment a nice warm beach would do. Ahh bliss.

Having this tea as cold brew would definitely be worth a try on a hot summers day.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Joes Tea Co. St.Clements Lemon

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Today we are sipping on St. Clements Lemon, From Joes Tea Co.

Joes Tea Co was founded in 2012 where he sought after organic blends and has since won 25 great taste awards. Joe is after the best and when he means best it’s referring to exceptionally sourced ethical , organic tea plantations.

To find out more or to try this or any of their other teas hit the link below:

https://joesteacompany.com

St. Clements Lemon

As soon as you open the little box you are instantly engulfed with a wave of lemongrass and ginger. It’s super punchy which is giving a great vibe for this tea. It’s not until a closer sniffing that fruity citrus tones of the orange and mandarin start to peep through.

For this tea blend Joes Tea Co uses: Lemongrass, orange peel, ginger, natural orange flavour, mandarin flavour.

Let’s get brewing!

Upon brewing the tea and the aroma continues to intensify and the lemongrass becomes the biggest smell.

As to be expected given the ingredients within the blend the brewed liquid is of a yellowy Orange.

Let’s get sipping

First sip is just tealicious like it’s aroma it’s sip is punchy and flavoursome. Like I find with a lot of teas they can be what I like to call a 2 part sip. Where you start off with one flavour and finish’s with a second. With this tea the first part is the lemongrass and ginger followed by the second part of orange and clementine.

The only downside of a 2 part sip tea is that some of the flavours instead of blending together they are slightly more separated than blended as one.

Although with this tea the lemongrass is the most prominent flavour but the citrus flavours make a refreshing fruity after taste.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Teabury – Rosy Lemon Earl Grey

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Nothing beats a cup of tea and there’s nothing more than I love doing than sipping on a mug of tea especially in the afternoon. For some reason I always choose a tea that I can have without milk. So therefore any flavoured back tea is right up my street. Thanks to Teabury able to try their Rosy Lemon Earl Grey.

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Teabury‘s motto is ‘Keep it simple’. Therefore chose to not use artificial flavours. “We love nature and all its beauty, colours, smells, tastes and goodness. We ask the question ‘Why flavour something artificially when there is so much natural beauty and goodness around?” To allow there natural ingredients to do the talking. To ensure there tea has intensity of flavour each tea is hand blended in small batches, with love and care. As to Teabury Happiness certainly is tea in a cup!

To find out more hit the link below:
https://teabury.com

With happiness it can certainly be found within a cup of tea, so let’s get the kettle on.

Rosy Lemon Earl Grey

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For this blend Teabury uses Earl Grey Loose Leaf Black Tea, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena and Rose Petals. Not only does it look beauTEAful it also smells it to. The use of the lemon grass combined with the Rose just adds a shuttle fruity floral note which I hope will only intensify when brewed.

Let’s get brewing!

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The aroma whilst brewing does exactly as I hoped and although the black tea is a prominent the use of the lemon grass really starts to sing with the floral notes of Rose peeping through too.
As expected with a black based tea the brewed tea liquid is that of a dark brown in colour.

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First sip is just tealicious. For an earl grey tea it is fairly light in its intensity o being a black tea, this could have been down to my brewing time or the kind of black tea that Teabury use. As previously stated I choose to drink earl grey black and this too can effect flavour. However do not for one minute think that the intensity effects the pleasure in drinking this tea.

The reasoning for me saying this is because of the way the black tea has brewed it really allows the other flavours to sing and work alongside the earl grey for the perfect sip. Too often does the black side of the tea over power the more delicate flavours within the tea blend, yet with this tea it doesn’t. I absolutely love rose within tea blends and aided by the lemon grass its a match made in heaven. It’s certainly brightening up my afternoon.

Happy Sipping 🙂

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Tazo – Green Ginger

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With a week till I go on holiday , I will pretty much try anything to help me not get ill! Therefore I’m looking to Tazo – Green Ginger for a much needed boost. For this blend Tazo combines; green tea, ginger, lemongrass and natural flavours.

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On opening the tea pouch you are instantly hit with a massive gingery lemony kick. It can only be described in its likeness to ginger beer/ale . Here’s hoping it tastes as good as it smells!

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Time to brew!

Upon brewing this tea is when it lets you know it’s a green tea, which is now the main aroma compared to that of the other ingredients which were more prominent in its dry form.

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The brewed tea gives off a distinctive yellowy green vibe.

First sip and it wasn’t quite as I expected. I’m not really able to pin point a specific flavour. It doesn’t shout green tea but it doesn’t shout ginger or lemon grass. Which was a little disappointing considering how amazing it smells straight from the packet . Although an added plus for me is the fact you don’t realise your drinking a mug of green tea! I’m a hit and miss green tea drinker so the fact you wouldn’t overly know it is a green tea isn’t a bad thing for me.

It’s only as you get closer to the bottom of the mug that the ginger really kicks and I love the fiery kicky that it then adds to the brew.

For now I’m just crossing my fingers I’ll be fighting fit and ready for my adventures!

Happy Sipping 🙂

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teapigs – Clean N Green

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One thing I love about sitting down to a cuppa tea is the importance of simply having a little bit of me time. So what better way to improve my sipping experience is than none other than sipping on a feel good tea. Thanks to the lovelies at teapigs I’m able to try their clean n green tea to help detox.
To find out more or to buy the Clean n green: http://ow.ly/H9Nl30eWF8J

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The tea combines green tea, lemongrass, ginger, coconut and dandelion leaves which work together to cleanse the body.

On opening the packet you are hit with the coconutty lemony tones enriched with ginger. It actually reminds me of a piña colada cocktail! Now where’s the beach.

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Get the kettle on!

It’s recommended for a brew time of 3-5 minutes. As a tea lover not 100% sold on green tea I’ve gone for the lower amount of time. However tea is unique to you so brew to your preferences.

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As soon as the hot water hits the tea bags you are engulfed by the essence of lemongrass and smells completely different to its dried state.

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I was also expecting for a green tea base that the brewed tea liquid would be more green in colour rather than the vibrant yellow it turned out to be. Which was a pleasant surprise and I’m therefore hoping that green tea flavour might be hidden within the taste too. So let’s see!

Upon first sip I was pleasantly surprised.

The overall majority of the flavour comes from the lemongrass . As the sip progresses you then feel the ginger kicking in with its unmistakeable burning sensation followed by the after taste of coconut.

Now I don’t know what a dandelion leave tastes like but I do know what green tea tastes like and they seem to have more of a back seat with the blend. This isn’t something to be disappointed by as the combination of the flavours all together just works.

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The extra major advantage of sipping on the lemon sensation is that it’s helping your body ! I love the way teapigs have designed a tea to aid in detoxing your body. Helping you look after yourself from the outside in and with this tea it’s perfect for a tea lover to sip on. Or if your a tea lover like me that’s not a green tea fan but us after the added benefits of drinking it perfect as you wouldn’t know that’s what you are drinking. So a win win all round.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Jadu Tea – Mademoiselle Grey

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Introducing you to Jadu Tea London, a luxury independent tea brand. They are named after ancient Sanskrit where Jadu stands for magic, and it is there passion to share the magic of enchanting tea. Where they focus on each individual component which make their blends.

“We share our passion with you with this unique, elegant, classic, charismatic, and luxury gift” – the JADU BOX

For more information on their ethos and products visit :
https://jadutea.co.uk/

Today I am introducing you to their Mademoiselle Grey

I loved the smell of this tea as soon as opening the pouch to get the loose leaf teabag out ! Safe to say I’m excited . Therefore I loved the smell of the tea even more while It infused. From classic early grey with Jadu’s Sri Lankan Uva black tea to the sweetness and floral tones of the red cornflowers. Made a perfect smelling blend. As I drink this type of tea black (without milk) I allowed the tea to brew for around 3 minutes before removing the teabag. Plus who really wants the teabag touching their nose while enjoying their tea!

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The firsts sip was amazing ! Instantly I was hit with the underlying citrusy tones, coming from Orange, lemon and Lemongrass. Blended with the sweetness and floral tones of the red cornflowers. Makes it absolutely to die for. The flavour combinations work perfectly alongside each other , not over powering one and other but a match made in heaven ! As previously stated and from the photos I don’t add milk to this tea, however tea is unique just like this blend is , so if you choose to add milk then go for it.

I absolutely loved this tea, it was a pleasure to drink and each sip left you wanting more.

Clipper Tea – Cloud Nine

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Introducing you today to Clipper Tea and their Cloud Nine

Straight from the box : the cloud nine blend is an organise brew with an elderflower with lemongrass and apple. Making it a light and healthy cup of tea.

When brewing the tea I can’t really smell anything , yes I know that sounds strange but there isn’t an over powering smell coming from this tea while it brews. The colour of water slowly changes darker in brown as the tea and water infuses. As this tea contains liquorice root I only leave the tea bag in for 3 minutes as I tend to find that it over powers the overall flavour of the tea which I don’t want it to do ! Especially as it has delicate elderflower within the blend. However tea is always individual and up to personal taste!

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The tea itself isn’t too sweet but it is very warming from the liquorice (slightly catches at the back of the throat) but with a light fruity taste of lemongrass and apple. The combinations of the three main flavours compliment each other and provide a refreshing tea experience .