Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around it features Golden Detox from Huttli tea. This fruity blend with a refreshing sencha base is not only a treat for your taste buds but your body as well. With ingredients like Green Tea, Nettle, Turmeric and Acai it will be such a helping hand after you indulge throughout Easter. It can be enjoyed both hot and iced and I think it would be perfect for healthy tea ice pops. It’s no secret that I love green tea (especially sencha) so when I saw this in the package that Huttli Tea very kindly sent to me I knew it had to be the one that I tried first, as well as sencha it also has another favourite of mine in it Elderflower. Towards the end of 2017 I found a new love for elderflower and I’ve slowly bought more and more of it into my life in the form of teas and tisanes I simply can’t get enough of it. I couldn’t have been more excited to try this blend
Ingredients: Chinese Green Tea (Sencha), Nettle, Chamomile, Dandelion, Horsetail, Natural Aroma, Elderflower, Rosemary, Thyme, Turmeric, Pineapple, Acai and Cornflowers.
Dry – Fruity – Floral – Sweet – Honey – Herbal – Natural – Vegetal – Mineral
The strongest notes in the aroma of this blends dry leaves were the Pineapple, elderflower and the chamomile – I did get a little bit of a savoury note from the Rosemary and the Thyme but unless you know they are there you would have to be looking for them to notice them. I was surprise by how naturally sweet it smelt – I knew straight away that I wasn’t going to have to add any sweetener to this when it came to tasting it, a lot of the blends I’ve had recently have been the same and I’ve really enjoyed having that break from honey and agave and drinking almost everything I try straight. Looking at the dry leaves alone this blend is balanced out really well and you can tell lots of care and attention has been put into making this blend perfect.
Tea Tasting NotesThis is such a great blend it was amazing hot, but it would be perfect iced. I seem to be that way with anything even relatively fruity to be honestly though my taste buds just don’t seem to be a fan of hot fruit. It’s a very naturally sweet blend and in my opinion, it doesn’t need any sweetener at all added to it I’m used to drinking almost all my teas straight though, so you may want to try it for yourself first to see if it needs any sweetener for. I’m certainly going to cold brew this as soon as I get the chance because I know it will be perfect iced with a slice or two of lemon and some fresh raspberries.
Overall though even hot it was incredibly refreshing and had a fresh, light and smooth mouthfeel and fruity kick that is going to be perfect for summer. The top notes of this blend were the fruity and floral notes the pineapple, elderflower and chamomile were so strong and vibrant in both aroma and flavour. I did manage to get a slightly vegetal note from the sencha, but it was very much a bottom note. It has a soft and light mouthfeel that makes for an incredibly refreshing cup. I’ll certainly be purchasing some more of this because I think it will be perfect iced in the summer.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5 / 5
You can find out more about Hultti Tea and purchase this tisane for yourself here. As always if you have any question be sure to either stick them in the comments or send them too me on twitter and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Monday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley