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Lets Talk Tea – Featuring – Parched Tea Bar Manchester (Part One)

Hey there Teacups, happy Monday I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I’m only 8 days away from my trip to Walt Disney world know and I still can’t believe it’s actually happening, so I’m using today’s post to channel my excitement.

So as you can probably tell by the title this Mondays Let’s Talk Tea post is all about Parched Tea Bar, PTB are based in Manchester, in fact they were actually one of the first specialist tea shops in Manchester featuring a wide variety of treasures from all over the globe.

For today’s post I’m going to be focusing on 3 of the black tea blends I was sent to try. I think it’s safe to say that black tea is by far my favourite kind of tea, so any black tea blend instantly win for me before I’ve even tried it.

So in today’s post I’ll be reviewing these three blend :

White Chocolate Mousse – Black Tea Blend

Vanilla Cream – Black Tea Blend

Almond Black – Black Tea Blend

White Chocolate Mousse – Black Tea Blend

So you have all probably read enough of my tea reviews now to know that I absolutely love black dessert teas. So of course when I saw this blend on the Parched Tea Bar website I had to try it!

This blend is premium black tea blend with all natural flavours that create a perfect dessert flavour. The taste of this blend is deliciously sweet and creamy and leave you with a delightful cocoa aftertaste. The Sri Lankan black tea used as the base of this blend is lively and bright with slight citrusnotes. Those citrus notes pair incredibly well with the white chocolate and make for an well rounded blend. I’ve honestly drank this almost every day since I decided it. Again like a lot of dessert blend this makes for a great guilt free replacement for a sweet treat.

Overall Teacup Rating : 🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡 (I think that the first 5/5 teacup rating I’ve given!!)

Vanilla Cream – Black Tea Blend

This tea is a luxury black tea with natural flavours.A delicious synergy between excellent high grown tea & rich fresh vanilla. This is a very simple blend but it is far from simple in flavour. As a huge vanilla fan there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to love this blend. Black tea and vanilla is actually one of my favourite pairing out there when it comes to tea it just works so well. The vanilla used in this blend proved much needed creamy note to the overall flavour, without it I don’t think this blend would v have got more than a three from me. Now that’s not to say that the tea used wasn’t nice , I’m mean it’s black tea I would never turn it down. But the vanilla really rounds it off and takes the overall blend to a completely new level flavour wise.

Overall Teacup Rating : 🍡🍡🍡🍡

Almond Black – Black Tea Blend

This tea is another luxury black tea with natural flavours. It makes for a lovely sweetness with hints of a nutty character.


Out of the the blends I’ve featured in this post I will admit that this one was my least favourite. For me the almond notes are just far too well and could do with being a lot stronger to match the strength of the black tea used. Now that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy this blend in fact I’ve drank quite a lot of it. Taste wise though I don’t get many but notes other than the slighty citrusy somewhat floral and earth notes of the black tea. I definitely see what PTB are going for here it could just have been executed in a better way. I’m an almond addict and I was counting on it being almond heavy.

Overall Teacup Rating : 🍡🍡🍡

So as always teacups if you have any questions at all remember to stick them in the comments and I’ll answer them as soon as I can!

To find out more about Parched Tea Bar – Manchester and purchase the blend I mentioned in this post head to www.parchedteabar.co.uk

Have an amazing Monday and a fun weekend Teacups! I’ll speak to you all again on Thursday – Kimberley πŸ’–πŸ΅

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