Jay and co. – Black Tea with Mango and Passion

Time for Tea please?

I love a flavoured black tea! Thanks to Jay and Co. for sending their Black Tea with Mango and Passion to try.

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Jay and Co. as the name suggests was founded by Jay who has meticulously researched for authentic teas. Who bases his principles on quality , taste and community. With his mission being “to help coffee lovers and tea fans enjoy the finest flavours from around the world – at an affordable price”. Where he has researched and searched for quality products which delivers in taste but also is a fair deal on farmers.

Creating a beverage that makes time for you , a moment to relax of sharing time with others. Creating an experience from the drinking experience. Which is just a lovely way to think about tea.

To find out more info the hit the link!
https://www.jayandco.co.uk

Black Tea with Mango and Passion

For this blend Jay and Co. uses: Indian Black Tea, Mango , Passion Fruit and Papaya.

Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with the fruity aromas of the mango and passion depth with added earthiness from the black tea.

The blend it self is so pretty to look at with the colours standing out against the black tea.

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Let’s get brewing!

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The aroma whilst brewing isn’t too dissimilar from its dry state. Other than the black tea aspects brewing through stronger.

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As expected with any black based tea the brewed liquid is of a dark brown in colouring.

Let’s get sipping!

First sip is just tealicious. Its sweet yet sharp and provides contrast and texture through each sip, the balance of the flavours is just perfect considering how contrasted it can be. The fruity aspects of the tea are sweet and punchy and add an exotic twist to the tea. It’s natural sweetness just adds a summery vibe to the taste experience. Extra depth of flavour is added to the tea through the use of floral tones of rose petals , cornflower and sunflower. It doesn’t just look pretty within the dry blend it adds a lightness and almost delicate aspect to the tea which you don’t always get with black based teas.

Due to the added flavourings within the black tea I choose to drink it without milk as to me it just doesn’t right, however tea is a unique sipping experience so if you wish to drink it with milk go for it ! This blend is a perfect afternoon sipping blend with fruit and floral tones for a refreshing afternoon tea fix.

Happy Sipping 🙂

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The River Kitchen

Time for Tea Please?

When you get an afternoon off what better way to spend it than sort by the Norfolk broads with a pot of earl grey tea and some yummy cakes.

Thanks to the river kitchen my fave eatery on the broads I was in for a treat.

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Some yummy mango and lime cake and chocolate brownie!

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Happy Sipping 🙂

Tetley – Super Green Tea

Time for Tea Please?

Now the snow has started to melt there’s a few sniffles in the air , so I’m turning to Tetley with their Super Green Tea which is an immune boosting tea with Vitamin C.

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On opening the tea box up,you are instantly hit with a tropical aroma. It always puzzles me how tropical has a distinct aroma yet what actually is it ?! According to Tetley they use the natural flavouring of pineapple, mango and other natural flavourings, as well as the green tea.

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The tropical aroma only intensifies as the tea brews. There’s really not much green tea coming through aroma wise, which isn’t always a bad thing especially if you can’t quit decide if you do like green tea or not.

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The brewed liquid is also not as green as I was expecting it’s more of a yellow in colouring than green.

First sip is lovely !

It’s very fruity although the flavouring is shouting more mango than pineapple and doesn’t really taste as tropical as it smells. This isn’t essentially a bad thing it just not what I was expecting.

It’s only really now on drinking the tea that the green tea aspect is finally coming through. Although this is very much an after taste, yet it’s pleasant enough and tastes strong enough to remind you that it’s still there.

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So if you aren’t a green tea fan don’t right this tea off, as you really can’t overly taste it. It’s all about the tropical flavouring and hey added Vitamin C you can’t go wrong!

Happy Sipping 🙂

Jadu Tea – White Mango Lime

Time for Tea Please?

Today’s tea comes to you from Jadu Tea and their – White Mango Lime or as I call it, Bliss in a mug! With is fruity tangs from the mango and lime it makes a perfect relaxation cup of tea after a warm day. It’s been 25 degrees today (Norwich, Norfolk) for so refuelling with a mug of tea is much needed.

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Brewed for around 3 minutes to crest the perfect balance of intensity of the fruit and the White tea to make harmony in a mug.

It’s not over an powering smelly tea it just perfumes your senses with light fruity tones and you just know it’s going to be a pleasure to drink. Trust me you will not be disappointed. Each sip is just wonderful with intermittent mango and lime hits. It transports you to another level I was imaging a nice sandy beach shame it only lasted as long as it took me to drink the mug!

So if you are after a magical taste experience with fruity tones and all the benefits of drinking white tea then Jadu’s White Mango Lime is just the ticket.

Tea Smoothie

Time for Tea Please?

I love using tea in any way possible so today I brewed and let go cold some Twinings Thoroughly Minted and blended it with lime, kale , frozen mango and melon to create a zingy wake up smoothie.

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Tea Smoothies

Time for Tea Please?

Being a saturday I like to take time over my breakfast and enjoy making a homemade smoothie to go with it. So today I decided to try making a smoothie using tea rather than juice as the base liquid for my smoothies. Today’s tea of choice comes from Cosy Tea and their green tea and lemon. So first i brewed the tea for 3 minutes and left it for around an hour to cool down. So into my blender I added one large carrot cut into small pieces and then added some frozen clementines and mango, added the tea and blended!

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Well let’s just say it was one very orange smoothie!

You couldn’t even really taste the tea and i’d hoped that the lemon would add to the flavour but it wasn’t quite strong enough! It wasn’t a fail and I was getting plenty of fruit and all the benefits of green tea so who needs to add juice to there smoothie again well if your a tea lover then you certainly don’t need too !