Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all doing well I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Beach House Tea’s Woodland Trek Tisane. If you’ve read any of my pervious post featuring Beach House Teas, you’ll know that I’ve loved everything of theirs that I’ve tried so far so when it came time to write another review of them I couldn’t have been more excited. It was choosing which blend to try first out of the box they sent that was such a hard decision in the end I could pick so I closed my eyes and just picked one out of the box (I think that will be how I pick all the teas I’m going to review from now on)
Natural – Earthy – Woody – Light – Floral – Herbal – Sweet – Grassy
Ingredients: Organic Honeybush Tea, Organic Bee Pollen, Organic Cedar Tips, Organic Liquorice Root, Organic Oregon Hops, Organic Marshmallow Leaf, Organic Pure Extracts.
I’ll admit that when I first smelt the dry leaves of this blend I really didn’t think I was going to enjoy it. I tend to shy away from herbal/grassy tisane blends, so the aroma of this tea put me off a little bit but the slight floral and sweet bottom notes kept me interested and had me wondering what this tisane was going to be like taste wise. I’m proud of how far I’ve come over the last few years in the past if I didn’t like the aroma of a tisane I probably wouldn’t have even throughout about trying it. These day I try everything no matter what because I’ve probably missed out on so many amazing teas and tisanes over time because I’ve judged them just on their aroma.
Tisane Tasting Notes
Taste wise it is just as grassy and herbal as the aroma was, but it also has such an amazing natural sweetness that took me completely by surprise. I mean I could tell it was going to be slight sweet from the dry aroma, but I really did expect the amount of sweetness this blend has. In the mouth it starts of quite savoury and then you’re suddenly hit with its delicious sweetness and it’s magnificent. I’m very glad that Beach House Teas chose to include this in the box of teas and tisanes they sent me to try It’s really opened me up to something new.
Other than the notes I’ve already mentioned there was a delicious woody notes delicious woody note in the after taste and a slight floral note towards the back of the mouth that round of the blend perfectly. Mouthfeel wise it’s not drying at all like a lot of heavily herbal and grassy blends I’ve had in fact even when brewed hot its so refreshing. I haven’t tried cold brewing this yet but it’s something I will be doing sooner rather than later because I think it would work well. Overall it’s a well-balanced and incredibly Moorish tisane that I can’t wait to experiment with over the next few months.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Beach House Teas and purchase this tisane for yourself, you can do both here. 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