19 August 2011

Skinny Tea / Northern Brew / Baby, Its Cold Outside (The Tea Shed) [By @Cinabar]



I’m sure I have mentioned it before, but I am a secret tea fanatic. At work I drink coffee all day, but at home I switch to my secret identity as tea addict. When the Tea Shed got in touch with me and asked if I wanted to try some of their teas, there was no way I could say no.
I had a look at their website, and absolutely loved what I saw. Firstly the teas are packaged in take out tea cups, which is a really sweet idea. Secondly, I thought the names of some of their teas were absolutely brilliant. For example “Pick Me Up at 3 Tea” which is caffeinated Assam that is perfect for an afternoon boost.

I had three samples sent to me:

“Northern Brew”
This a Ceylon tea so called as this particular leaf works best with hard waters found in the North. It has a flavoursome breakfast tea taste about it, and works well with milk. I enjoyed the drink and felt that it was of a good quality as you could pick up on the delicate leaf flavour.

“Baby, Its Cold Outside”
This is the Chai tea, and the name refers to the lovely warm nature of the drink. It is a black tea, spiced with cinnamon and ginger, and has wonderful spice. I brewed it with milk and added sugar, and the flavours and spice were just perfect. I loved this drink, but despite its name, would happily drink it all summer too. :-)

“Skinny Tea”
Green tea boosts the metabolism, which is why this green tea has its name. You also don’t add milk, so there are less calories there too! I like a cup of green tea while having Japanese food, as it makes the experience feel authentic. The particular tea had a good leafy flavour, which was a little floral, but notable it had no bitter edge. It was a fresh refreshing drink and I heartily recommend it.

The teas from the Tea Shed, are beautifully packaged, have lovely names and crucially are of a very high quality. The whole concept of the products really make me smile, and they would make a lovely gift for the tea fan in your life.
Linky: http://www.the-teashed.co.uk/

By Cinabar

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