Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Princess and the Tea


Now that I've got that out of my system, let's move on. I am a huge tea fan, and could spend hours in Holland & Barrett drooling over the assortment of herbal blends on offer. It was my Birthday last weekend, and I was bought a variety of different teas to try, as well as a gorgeous glass teapot. So let's have a look at what I've been sampling lately...

This teapot is my absolute favourite, and I love nothing more than brewing a pot whilst listening to some chill out music and sniffing my Salted Caramel Yankee Candle - Heaven. It's perfect if you prefer your tea brewed to a certain strength, as you can watch it and take the teabag out when it is just right. The size is also perfect; you'll easily get three cups of tea (perhaps even four) so it's good for when you want a natter with your friend, or a quiet evening alone with Cosmo magazine. The only issue I've had with it, is that the lid is made of metal, which means it conducts the heat and can burn your fingers if you're not careful.

Taylors of Harrogate Lemongrass & Ginger Tea - Personally, I am not a huge fan of lemon and ginger teas, as I tend to have them when I'm feeling nauseous so they always remind me of that! However the taste is really subtle and not overpowering at all, which I find some teas of this flavour can be. It is really fresh and a great pick-me-up when you feel like you're flagging (precisely what I need come mid afternoon in the office!)

Yogi Tea Women's Energy Tea - Before being bought this, I had not heard of Yogi Tea, but now I have tried one I definitely want to taste some of their other flavours. The Women's Energy teas are supposed to restore balance from within. Now I don't know about that, but I do know that this flavour has a really complex taste - a little bit fruity, but also rather herby and very warming. And even better, when you first pour boiling water onto the teabag, the water goes a lovely bright green, and then changes to the orange/brown colour you see on the box - it's very soothing to watch. The tags on the teabags all have their own little quote on, which is very cute. What I love most about this tea, is that it is an experience, not just a beverage.

That's all the teas I have tried so far this week, but I'll be sure to put up some new ones next week once I've had a chance to taste them!

P.S. I'm not a Princess (sorry to disappoint)

Are you a fan of herbal/fruit teas? If so which ones would you recommend?

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