L’Atelier du Thé – Pink Panther

Time for Tea Please?

What better way to spend an afternoon than sipping on a brew ! Thanks to the lovelies at L’Atelier du Thé I bring you their Pink Panther.

L’ATELIERduThé is a French tea company, which fuses their rich Chinese heritage with their French Palates to blend high quality global teas that taste great. Along with working with a Eco-conscious mindset. To find out more or to try their teas hot the link !

https://atelierduthe.com

Pink Panther

For this tea blend L’Atelier du Thé uses : Black Tea, Dried Strawberries and Natural Strawberry Flavour.

Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with the strawberry tones of the loose leaf tea. Is mouthed wateringly enticing and here’s to hoping it tastes as good as it smells!

Let’s get brewing !

The aroma whilst brewing doesn’t differ too much from its dry state which is a very good sign indeed.

With any black based tea even with an added flavouring your expecting to get a brown brewed liquid. This tea is no exception to this.

Let’s get sipping !

First sip is just tealicious.
The balance of flavour is just perfect. The black tea aspect of this blend is just right and it’s not over powering the strawberry. It is able to shine through along side the black tea base in perfect harmony. Which is an amazing find within a tea blend.

The use of the strawberry within the blend brings an add sweetness to the sipping experience. It’s just uplifts the tea and almost takes off what can be a bitter side to the tea sip with a black tea.

Any black tea with a flavouring I personally always drink black and recommend that you do too. I can’t help but feel that with this tea if you were to add some milk it would give off a strawberry milkshake vibe.

This is tea isn’t one to be rushed. It’s the kind of tea for a full on moment. It’s flavour is to be savoured. Light and refreshing but dark and sweet too. This tea is one of great things where you really do get from the blend what it says it’s going todo and that is a sip worth enjoying at a leisurely pace.


A BeauTEAful brew!

Happy Sipping 🙂

T2 Birmingham

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On a quick visit to Birmingham I made sure I had enough time to pop in to T2 other than there pop up shop in the London Selfridges this was my first ever visit to a fully fledged store.

What I loved about the store on first entering was the use of contrasting colours between the black fixtures and the co,our full packaging of their tea. Especially when combined with beauTEAful tea wear.

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Tea Tasting – Choc Pear Pudding

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Firstly I love the packaging design, it’s very different from their normal packaging but is still eye catching in an almost elegant way.
Time to get sipping! As expected with a black based tea the brewed liquid is brown in its colouring. The aroma to me is fairly light but you can certainly smell the cocoa.
On first sip it’s very intriguing, it’s light in flavour yet rich too. The contrast of the cocoa and black tea is full and rich, yet it is softened with the pear tones. The combination of flavours works perfect. Maybe a little subtle for taste but still tealicious.

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Tea Tasting – Boho Rose
I love a floral tea! I don’t know why but I just do. So I was very interested to try this tea. Especially as it was blended with sparkling water. It’s not ever crossed my mind to blend tea with sparkling water to make a fizzy iced tea of sorts.

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Not only did the name intrigue me but also the colour bright pink! Especially as the tea is inspired by Turkish delight.

Mmmmm first sip was delicious. Perfectly rich and floral with an underlying natural sweetness. Particularly as an iced brew, it makes such a refreshing sipping experience. The mix of the tea and sparkling water is just beauTEAful , if only I’d found this tea for summer brewing it would have been perfectly refreshing on a hot day.

My first T2 visit didn’t disappoint !

Happy Sipping 🙂

Knightsbridge – Raspberry and Peach

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The heatwave is in full swing and so I’m in search of a FruiTEA to help get me through it! Even better if it works or hot cold.

So today I’m trying Knightsbridge – Raspberry and Peach.

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This blend uses: Apple Pomace, Hibiscus, White Hibiscus, Blackberry Leaves, Chicory Root, Elderberry, Rosehip, Liquorice Root, Raspberry, Peach Juice & Natural Flavours.

A lot of ingredients for a tea named after just 2 of them!

Upon opening the tea box, you are instantly hit with a mixed sweet fruity aroma it almost reminds me of sherbet! Mmmmmm

Let’s get brewing!

The aroma while brewing is completely different gone is the sherbet and hello Peach Melba!

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Here’s hoping it tastes as good as it smells!

The brewed liquid is of a pinky orange tinge which was to be expected considering the ingredients within the blend.

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I always find with herbal fruit teas the longer the brew the richer the taste. So I tend to brew closer to the 5 minute mark then perfect temperature to get sipping.

First sip is delicately fruity!

I’m not really sure that you can individually taste the raspberries and peach but more a perfect blend of the two. Peach Melba in a mug, hey would it be weird to add a scoop of vanilla of ice cream to the mug?! Maybe another day! It’s a tea that stays the same taste through out the whole sipping experience which is always a bonus in my book. It’s not an overly strong punchy herbal tea but it is light and fruity.

Sometimes you just know when a tea will be just as nice cold and this is one of them, lots of ice and a slice of lemon and this would be the perfect summer cooler! Hey maybe the ice cream idea wasn’t so bad although. Au where one of you guys can try it first and report back !

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Happy Sipping 🙂

Tea Tasting in Whittards

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I’m lucky enough to live not too far away from a Whittards so any chance I can get I like to pop in and try what they have on offer.

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Today I was lucky enough to try Whittards Garden Party Oolong. It was the perfect balance of fruity and nutty all in one, with the papaya and pineapple singing through. Light and refreshing.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Bluebird Tea Co. – Christmas cake

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Bluebird tea co – Christmas cake

How cute is this lose leaf yes it even has little snow flakes in it !!!! It also smells devine. Slightly fruity but woody with a hint of spice.

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Time to brew …

Oh wow I think I even spy some glitter all adds to the magical feeling of Christmas.

The aroma while brewing isn’t too dissimilar to its lose leaf state if anything It smells a little more woody.
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The brewed tea is exactly what you’d imagine for a Christmas cake with rich brown tone.

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On first sip I’m rather intrigued as I can’t place what I actually taste !

According to the Boyf it tastes of his fave frangipani cakes , it does have almonds pieces so maybe I’ll let him have that one.

Looks like I need a few more sips…

It’s hard to distinct a specific flavour but a collective blend of the smokey tones of the ceylon black tea mixed with the cloves and what Christmas cake would be without a bit of Orange !

Oh I almost forgot this tea actually has prices of Christmas tree in !!!!!!

If you can get more festive than that then when can you.

I’m not sure if this is quite my cup of tea but it’s certainly a fab Christmas brew for any tea lover.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Tea Find – Yogi Tea

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Today I came a cross Yogi Tea. Using herbs and spices, making tea based on Ayurvedic tea, which promote well-being. To the extent that they even match yoga poses to practise to suit the benefits of each tea.

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This unique Ayurvedic tea blend is based on an original recipe by Yogi Bhajan and contains cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and black pepper. It was first sold in Europe in the 1970s (http://www.yogitea.com/en/our-story/)

If you are looking for a tea brand that can be tailored to you’re well being needs and learn some yoga to suit the mood then Yogi Tea is the one for you.