Hey There Teacups! You’ll all know by now that throughout 2017 I’ve been trying my best to try as many new teas and tisanes as possible. So for todays blogmas post I thought I’d narrow down everything I’ve tried this year in to a top ten. This post will be made up of two parts, My Top Ten Tisanes (Today) and My top Ten Teas soon in another blogmas post. The reason I’m doing tisanes first is because I know just how long its going to take me to decide on just ten teas from this year (I need some extra time)
( For thise who don’t know a tisanes (pronounced ti-zahn) are not teas (i.e., they do not come from the Camelia Sinensis plant). Instead they are infusions made from leaves, bark, roots, berries, seeds, and spices. This also includes fruit infusions. )
10 – Mint Humbug (Twist Teas) – A tisane I tried rather recently (read a review here) and loved straight away. I recently made a latte with this and it was beyond perfect for the Christmas season. I wasn’t to sure at first about making lattes with tisanes but it worked like a dream.
9 – Corsican Olive Leaf Organic Tisane (Wise Owl Tea) – A tisane I tried more towards the start of the year that really kick started my love for fruit based tisanes (especially cold brewed) You’ll really see a running theme when it comes to fruit based tisanes. I always have them cold brewed. I was a big hesitant when I first tried this I think the olive leaf put me off a little bit. But it smashed my expectations.
8 – Sleep Tight (T2) – The only Sleep ”tea” that works for me. This tisane is an absolute godsend! You’ll all know by now how much of a problem I have with sleeping. This has been the answer to all of my problems. Not only that but its also delicious and if you add a little honey it only gets better.
7 – Midsummer Dream (Chateau Rouge Food & Drink) – This tisane was a huge surprise for me purely because of the face that it has a lot of hibiscus in it and a really thought I would hate it. I think that this tisane is a huge milestone marker for me in slowly convincing my taste buds to enjoy hibiscus.
6 – Spi Chai (T2) – A Chai inspired tisane that is perfect for those times when you don’t want any caffeine and just want to chill out and relax. I first tried this while I was at my Chai Masterclass with T2 and was so suspired that they managed to create such a authentic chai taste without any tea at all.
5 – Festive Marmalade (Leaves Of The World) – This tisane was released as part of Leave Of The World’s Christmas collection and I’ve not stopped drinking it since it got here. Its incredible and makes for one of the most intensely fruity refreshing cold brew.
4 – Toasty Nougat (T2) – One of the very first tisanes I ever tried from T2, I tried it in store when I went in there for what was probably the second time and I couldn’t have left the store without it. This not only makes for a perfect hot winter warmer but it also makes for a incredibly refreshing cold brew. I really do need pick some of this up next time I pop into meadowhall.
3 – Candy Apple (T2) – This is a tisane I picked up after my Chai masterclass with T2 and I’m so glad I did. It was a limited edition release for the Halloween season and now I only have a little bit of it left, I’m really hoping they bring it back next year so I can stock up.
2 – Strawberry Moringa Pitcher (Leaves Of The World) – This is the tisane I make vegan strawberry milkshake with so of course it had to have a spot on this list. Not only does it taste delicious but its a welcome break from so many sugar free drinks out there.
1 – Pumpkins Go Bananas (Leaves Of The World) – I don’t think any of you will be surprised to see that Pumpkins Go Bananas has the top spot on my list. It’s no secret that it’s my favourite tisane out there right now and I can’t see that changing anytime soon.
As always if you have any questions at all about any of the tisanes I mentioned in this post stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter and I’ll answer them as quickly as I can.
Speak to you all tomorrow, Happy Steeping – Kimberley