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:
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.
Today I’m going to be sipping on a blend called Sense of Humour by a French based tea company called State of Mind .
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!
For this blend State of Mind uses Mate, Darjeeling, Lemon, Mandarin, Peach and Coriander.
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.
As to be expected with a tea that contains Darjeeling in will be of a brown in colour.
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.