Hey there Teacups! Can you believe that were at the end of January already? it honestly feels like Christmas was only a few days ago, time really is flying by. With it being the last day of the month you can probably guess what today’s post is going to be. It is of course time for my monthly review of TeaTourist‘s monthly box. This months TeaTourist box houses The Nourish & Flourish Collection. A new year means a fresh starts…and lots of new tea adventure!. TeaTourist are kick starting the new year in style with the launch of their NOURISH & FLOURISH themed tea adventure…a health-promoting collection of teas, carefully chosen to prepare you, in mind and body, for a year of good times, happiness & success.
The Nourish & Flourish collection features teas and tisanes from : Wise Owl Tea, SWILK, Yaupon Brothers, Caley’s Apothecary, The Tea Leaf Co and Oteas. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will recognise some of these names, I for one was incredibly excited to see Wise Owl Tea featured as you all know how much I love their tisanes. I’m always excited to see brands I’ve collaborated with in these boxes because I know that their teas & tisanes are incredible and that everyone who receives the box is going to love them.
Let’s jump into this months TeaTourist box shall we?
A light and fragrant organic herbal infusion containing seven amazing flowers and herbs that have been intuitively hand-blended to support the chakra system. I’ll be honest when I first smelt this I wasn’t a fan and that made me a little bit hesitant to try it. But once I took the sip I knew I was wrong. The lavender, rose and peppermint were the strongest notes for me and the hibiscus followed afterwards and added a little bit to the aftertaste. This blend as insanely calming and helped to take a lot of my stresses away. Overall Teacup Rating : 4/5
A Ceylon green tea, with subtleties of varietal, seasonal and regional flavour. The leaves produce an intense, rich mouth-watering softness. If you’ve being reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I loved every The Tea Leaf Companies Tea that I’ve tried, and this one was no different. I’m so thankful that teatourist chose to include this classic in January’s box. It’s such a classic refreshing green tea with a delightfully smooth mouthfeel. I’ll certainly be buying some more of this when this sample runs out because it will be perfect iced in the summer. Overall Teacup Rating : 5/5
A delicious black ta blend infused with the tangy flavours of turmeric. I don’t really have much experience with teas with Turmeric in them
(I’ve only ever tried one before this) so I really don’t know what to expect when it came to this blend. It’s safe to say I loved this blend in fact I think it might actually be my favourite from the box. The turmeric balances really well with the black tea and together they make for a delicious water warmer. I’m planning on making a latte with this as I feel like it would be perfect for one. (maybe I’ll put up a post about it!) Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
You know those days when you wake up and your body just isn’t feeling it at all and it takes so long to kick start yourself into gear and get things done.. this is the perfect tea for those days. The grassy/vegetal notes of the green tea and nettle really pair ill with the sweetness provided by the lemongrass. I thought the berries would provide a tartness that would over power everything else but they were much more of a backseat note as the lemongrass is quite strong. Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you’ll have seen my review of Wise Owl’s tisanes and you’ll know I loved them. So when I saw they were featuring in this months teatourist box I couldn’t have been happier. If you’re looking for a caffeine free replacement for green tea this I perfect for you. It has a sweet green tea flavour that is packed full of antioxidants (provided by the bamboo leaf). I’ve found that with lemon and agave this is perfect for when you’re feeling ill. I’ve had a killer cold recently and this has been kicking its but! Overall Teacup Rating : 4/5
Naturally low in tannin, Yaupon Holly creates a smooth grassy flavoured brew with notes of honey and hay without tasting bitter. It’s Florida’s native caffeinated herbal tea – loaded with antioxidants. Before this teatourist box I had never heard of Yaupon before so It was nice to go into trying it for the first time without any preconceptions or expectations. I really wasn’t expecting this to be as naturally sweet as it was – It’s got quite a dry mouthfeel but overall its quite pleasant. I’ll definitely be trying more yaupon based blends in the future. Overall Teacup Rating 4/5
Fancy trying the teas that are in this box or treating yourself to a teatourist subscription? you find out who to do both of those things here | Remember if you do either of those things to use my code TEAISAWISH to get 25% off your first box.
As always teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.
Speak to you all on Friday. Happy Steeping – Kimberley