Time for Tea Please?
Thanks to the lovelies at De Oliveria Tea House for sending me some of their tea all the way from Australia to the UK for me to try. Today I’m sipping on their After Dinner Mint.
To find out more: https://deoliveirateahouse.com
After Dinner Mint
For this Tea blend De Oliveria Tea House uses Organic Rooibos, Organic Spearmint and Organic Buchu Leaf.
Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with the minty notes of spearmint , with an almost sweet notes coming through from the buchu leaf. You aren’t able to overly smell the rooibos within the blend.
The blend itself is very intriguing to look at , the buchu leaf is almost spiked like but the redy brown of the Rooibos adds an added colour splash to it.
Let’s get brewing !
Whilst brewing the the aroma Of the tea changes to allow the spearmint to really sing. There other ingredients are no longer really noticeable within the smell.
Like with most tea blends that have Rooibos within it the brewed tea liquid is that or brown with a redy tinge. However with the spearmint the brown has a more swampy green tinge to it.
First sip and hello mint !
I am a massive fan of the use of spearmint within a tea blend. It adds a less harsh minty tang but also a much added sweetness to the blend which you don’t get with other types of mint. The tea has other added sweetness through the use of buchu leaf.
There is a slight tang to the after taste of this tea blend and because I’ve never tried a tea that has buchu leaf in I am presuming this is what I’m able to taste.
The only slight down side to this tea is that taste wise the roobois is not overly apparent. It’s not something are you able to easily detect within each sip. More of an every few sips it pops up and says hello! Which isn’t a bad thing as it allows the spearmint to do its thing.
However as the name suggest it’s after dinner mint so mint and particularly the use of the spearmint is exactly what this tea blend brings to the cup !
Happy Sipping 🙂