Hey there Teacups! I promised I would try and make this month’s tea empties post a little shorter than last months and while it will be a little shorter I still went through a lot of tea this month, so you may want to grab a cup of tea and a snack or two before you start reading this post (I’m sorry). It wasn’t until I started writing these monthly posts that I really noticed how much tea I end up going through in a month its crazy I can’t wait to write my yearly tea empties post and see just how many teas and tisanes I go through over the next few months. This series is very new for me and if any of you have any feedback on it at all please do let me know it will help to make this series the best that it can be. (Can we just take a moment to talk about the fact that its July now and this year is going far too fast! – it’ll be time for blogmas again before we know it)
Just like last month’s empties post with each tea/tisane I mention If I’ve reviewed it already I’ll link my original review and the website on which you can buy them. If any of the teas/tisanes I mentioned have a * by their name that means they were gifted and sent to me to review by the brand mentioned.
Let’s get started, shall we? …
T2 Choc Chip Chai (Selfie)
I haven’t reviewed this yet, but it will be featuring in a post soon.
This has been a firm favourite of mine since my fiancé and I did our chai masterclass at T2 Meadowhall. It’s a unique twist on a classic chai that makes for the most indulgent lattes I’ve ever had. I haven’t yet reviewed this blend, but I will be using it in a How Do You Brew post very soon.
T2 Creamy Choc Chai (Selfie)
I haven’t reviewed this yet, but it will be featuring in a post soon
Another unique twist on a classic chai with a base of green tea rather than black I didn’t know what to think of this at first but over time it’s really grown on me and I can’t drink enough of it. On days when you don’t want something as strong and robust as a black tea this makes for such a light break. You would think that spices would overpower the green tea, but it really doesn’t they pair together so well. I will be picking up so much more of this in the future because it need to be a
Rare Tea Co – Earl Grey (Caddy) *
You all know how much of an Earl Grey fan I am, so I’m really surprised that it’s taken me a long as it has to finish this caddy of one of the best Classic Earl Grey’s I have ever had. This makes perfect London Fog lattes and shines just as brightly on its own as well. This is an Earl Grey I will be buying time and time again I’m so happy I had the chance to try it.
T2 Geisha Getaway (Gift Cube/Box)
I’ve not reviewed this yet, but I will be doing soon
This April on National tea Day T2 did an event in store in which you could create your own blend when you bought any gift cube of tea. If you’ve ready my post all about the event, you’ll know I jumped at the opportunity to be involved. At the time I was loving all my tea clod brewed, so I had to pick a blend that would lend itself to being brewed that way. I decided on geisha getaway because a week or so before going in store I had tried it for the first time out of a box of selfies that I bought at Christmas and loved it, so I had to get some more for throughout the summer. I think it’s safe to say that I really enjoyed this blend because the full box only lasted me 2 and a half months. I will be getting some more for throughout the rest of the summer though its paradise in a cup.
Leaves of The World – Just Matcha (Sachet) *
I’ve not reviewed this yet, but it’ll be featuring in a post soon
This amazing matcha was part of one of my T-Rep boxes at the start of this year I’ve used it for hot drink, cold drinks and baking over time and I have to say it’s one of the best matchas I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying and I’m really sad that I now have none of it left (at least I still have some of my elderflower matcha left thought). I’ll no doubt end up ordering more of this as time goes by it’s just to good not to always have in my collection. If you love matcha I highly recommend this one if you’re looking for new ones to try (remember to use the code TEANOMADKIM20 to get 20% off)
Two Sisters Tea Hibiscus with Pineapple Tisane (Sachet) *
A review of this will be going up VERY soon
I won’t say much about the blend as I have a review of it going up soon but I have really enjoyed it and as soon as Two Sisters Tea start shipping to the UK I’ll be ordering lots more.
The Tea Spot – Morning Mojo blend (Sachet) *
As you can tell from my review of this blend absolutely loved it and when I finished it at the start of the month I was really sad it’s so perfectly blended and well balanced. It’s probably the best Pu’erh based blends I’ve ever tried I can’t wait to have some more of this in my collection.
Sonya’s – Shakti Original Masala Chai (TeaTourist Sample) *
A review of the Teatourist box this came in will be going up soon.
I used every single bit of this TeaTourist sample to make chai lattes and that was probably the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve only ever tried a handful of masala chai’s but this one this the best one I have ever had the pleasure of trying. it made for such a well-balanced incredibly indulgent tea latte and there is no doubt about the fact that I need more of this blend… chai lattes just won’t be the same without it.
Rutland Tea Co – Vanilla Black Tea (Sample Sachet) *
A review of this will be going up soon
Since coming back from America last September I’ve been loving iced black tea, so I took a risk with this blend and cold brewed it, that risk was very much worth taking as it resulted in such a naturally sweet refreshing treat. I will be definitely cold brewing much more black tea throughout the next few months.
This time around I’m not going to promise that I’ll try and make next month’s post shorter because that probably won’t happen especially with how much tea I’m cold brewing because it’s so hot in the UK right now. As always teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley