State of Mind – Sense of Humour

Time for Tea Please?

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!

Sense of Humour

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.

Happy Sipping πŸ™‚


Theodor Paris – Carpe Diem

Time for Tea Please?

Thanks to fellow tea blogger pinkiebag I’m able to bring to you today’s tea Carpe Diem by Theodor Paris.

Theodor Paris started in 2002 by Guillaume Lele and views β€˜The only way to have a cup of tea, is by loving it’. Well I couldn’t agree more so let’s hope the same can be said for this tea.

Carpe Diem is blend is a Red rooibos based tea with Pineapple pieces, Coconut flakes, Flavors (Strawberry, Raspberry, Almond, Hazelnut, Cream, Vanilla, Muffin) and Strawberry pieces. Now that does sound delicious!

Upon opening the tea pouch you are engulfed with the berry tones of the strawberry and raspberry with a underlying tones of the Rooibos.

While brewing the aroma only intensifies. It’s still fruity but the nutty almond notes are coming through now too.

The brewed liquid is of a redy amber colour.

First sip is very intriguing! From all the flavours mentioned in the ingredients not one of them shouts out at being the main one. Together it very much tastes like berry flavoured cake with a few nutty tones for some extra depth. It’s a perfectly pleasant sipping experience but the Rooibos just doesn’t come through enough for me.

Now just because the tea flavour doesn’t take all the glory it’s the balance of all the other flavours and ingredients which really brings this tea together. Particularly the marriage of fruits and caramelised nuts.

Happy Sipping πŸ™‚