Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all doing well. I’m back today with another instalment of my Let’s Talk Tea Series. This instalment is a brand Spotlight post and is going to focus on TeaTourist and the amazing monthly subscription that they offer.
If you’re a loose leaf tea lover then you will absolutely love this subscription service. I know you’re probably thinking ”well how is this different to any other tea subscription service I could sign up to?”, And the answer to that question is simple Tea Tourist are incredibly unique.
Unlike most other Tea subcriptions out there, Tea Tourist themselves don’t make/blend the tea. Instead they have opted to ‘Love The People Who Do’.
Each Month they feature independent and upcoming tea companies that don’t have the exposure of the high street to bring them up in the market.
Not only does this help those companies to grow and get the attention they deserve, but it also gives the loose leaf tea lovers of the world a chance to try incredibly unique teas and develop their palates further.
Tea Tourist very kindly sent me their April box to try out and I’m beyond happy that they did!
I don’t think they could have put together a box that replicates my palates as closely as this one does.
As soon as I opened this box and saw the teas and tisanes that had been included it felt like they had read my mind when choosing the blends for this box.
So what teas and tisanes were in Aprils box? There were a great selection of really fun and exciting blends in aprils box, it was so full of creativity and really embodied the feel of spring.
( In this post I’m going to be talking breifly about each tea/tisane and the companies who created them. I’ll be doing full length in depth reviews in my How Do You Brew? review series over the next few weeks)
Shades Of Grey : This is one shade of grey that you don’t want to miss. Sri Lankan uva was carefully blended with rose petals and orange peel for a light and refreshing take on a classic. This delicate number delivers a beautiful balance of citrus and floral, with a zesty kick to make you go ‘ooooh’
Created By : MDTEAS – http://www.mdteashop.co.uk
Ingredients : Sri Lankan Uva, orange peels, rose petals and natural bergamot.
Thevies’ Brew – ( Black Tea)
Handmade on the last remaining plantation in Sri Lanka still making this tea. This unique tea is pure tea estate history in a cup,producing a smooth copper-coloured Brew with notes of toffee and citrus.
By : Bev’s Tea Co. – http://www.bevstea.com
Imgredients : 100% Vangedi Pekoe.
Best Served : Plain, with milk or lemon.
Peppermint ‘Tea’ – (Herbal Tea) A pure peppermint that yields a sumptuous translucent cooper-coloured infusion that only the highest quality leaves can produce. Brininging an intense, spicy menthol aroma, this ‘tea’ is refeshing, clean and crisp. Minty goodness fans will love this.
By: Maiservas – http://www.maiservas.com
Best Served : With soup or chocolate desserts
Hibiscus Flowers : (Herbal ‘tea’) Dig out your psychedelia – Flower power is back! This fruity explosion will get the place jumping. Beautiful dark crimson colour when brewed, this startling ‘tea’ has a tart pomegranate /cranberry flavour that is perfect hot or iced.
Ingredients : 100% Hibiscus (Vegan Friendly | Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies)
By : Tugboat Brews – http://www.tugboatbrews.co.uk
Best Served : In a big pitcher with lots of ice!
Chocolate & Ginger : ( Herbal ‘tea’) The Perfect guilt free treat. This warming blend of ginger and chocolate is one healthy alternative to a chocolate fix that you don’t want to miss. Even better Caffine free means you can enjoy at any time of the day or night! If you’re a fan of chocolate ginger nuts you will love this!
Ingredients : Ginger, cocoa husks, liquorice root. (Vegan Friendly)
Created By : Shibui Tea – www.shibui-tea.co.uk
Pumpkins Go Bananas : ( Veggie ‘tea’) Not a pair of ingredients you would normally put together I know! But this perfectly balanced blend of fruity and veggie creates a pure palatee pleasing party. Sweet to the taste this versitile blend makes a great hot or cold ‘tea’ or ‘tea’ latte. Add some ice and shake it up and it will taste just like a banana milkshake. ( This one was my favourite out of all 6 included in this box)
Ingredients : organic apple bits, carrot and ginger bits (10%), pumpkin bits (8%), pineapple bits , coriander, banana chips (3%) (inc – coconut oil, raw cane sugar) natural flavouring. (Vgean Friendly | Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies)
Created By : Leaves Of The World ( More coming on the blog about them soon)- www.leavesoftheworld.com
Right now you can set up a rolling monthly subscription for only £12.00! For the amount of tea that you get in these boxes that’s incredibly good value! Your rolling monthly subscription can also be cancelled at anytime.
If you’re considering setting up a subscription use the code TEAISAWISH to get 25% off!
If you dont want to set up a subscription and you just want to try a single box right now, you can purchase the current months box or a past box for only £15.00.
Head over to. http://www.teatourist.co.uk/join and pick out the best option for you!
I know for a fact that I’ll be setting a monthly subscription soon! How could I not I mean this is the perfect subscription box for me. You’ll certainly be seeing a lot more teatourist content over this year on my blog!
If you have any questions about teatourist and the service they offer, as always stick them in the comments and I’ll be there to answer them as quickly as I can.
Speak to you all again on Thursday! Have a brewteaful week – Kimberley 💖🍵