Hey there Teacups! As you all know the UK was recently hit with a big heatwave and because of that I’ve been drinking so many more iced teas & tisanes than I normally would to stay cool and refreshed. So, when Good & Proper Tea contacted me and asked if I wanted to try out their new iced tea collection there was no way I could have said no I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Good & Proper Tea’s blends, so I was excited to see what their iced tea collection had to offer.
The collection includes a green tea & lemon balm blend, a Hibiscus, Rosehip & Ginger Tisane and a Rooibos & Orange tisane. I think that out of all of them the one I was the most excited to try before they even got here was the green tea & lemon balm blend it just sounded so refreshing and I’m loving blends with lemon in at the moment so I think it stood out to me a little more than the others because of that.
The Green Tea & Lemon Balm Blend
Lighter than I thought it would be thought I think that is my own fault as I think I took the bag out to early if I had left it in a little longer it probably would have been a perfect strength. This is perfectly blended though normally green tea when iced is far to vegetal but this one was just right, and the lemon balm adds a nice citrus kick towards the back of the mouth.
It’s incredibly refreshing and doesn’t dry the mouth out at all which surprised me a little bit because cold brewed green tea can be a little bit drying sometime and it was nice to have a tea surprise me for once. Green tea and lemon are pretty much a perfect paring and make for a perfect summer beverage. I think I used both bags Good & Proper Tea sent within one day which just shows how amazing it truly is.
Overall Teacup Rating 4.9/5
The Rooibos & Orange Tisane
After my mistake in taking out the green tea bag earlier than I should have I left this one in for the exact time stated on its info card it worked much better. This blend was much stronger and much darker in colour in fact I was a little bit surprised by how dark it went. With the darkness of the tea I was expecting the rooibos to overpower the orange and for it not to come through at all, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. The two were almost at the same strength and neither overpowered the other.
It’s naturally quite a sweet so I wouldn’t bother adding any sweetener at all it was be much too sweet to enjoy if you did. As always with Rooibos it is a little bit drying in the mouth but not enough to ruin the overall enjoyment of the blend. As far as I can remember I’ve never cold brewed a rooibos before but after this one I’ll be cold brewing some more I enjoyed it much more than I have ever enjoyed any rooibos hot.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
The Hibiscus w/ Rosehip & Ginger Tisane
This is by far my favourite of all the blends in the collection which says a lot as this time last year I wouldn’t have enjoyed it at all but since I’ve been trying to try more Hibiscus blends recently and my opinions have been changed. I was expecting the Hibiscus to over power the rosehip and the ginger but it’s a well-balanced blend that makes for a perfect iced tea.
As much as my opinions on hibiscus have changed recently I still can’t drink it hot but I love it cold brewed so when I saw there was a Hibiscus blend in the collection I knew I was going to love it. The tart bite that Hibiscus normally come with wasn’t present at all in this blend I think that’s down to the sweetness of the ginger though but what really surprised me was the slight floral note it has to it. This would only work as an iced tea for me, but I see why some people would enjoy it hot.
Overall Teacup Rating 5/5
If you want to find out more about Good & Proper Tea and Shop their iced tea collection 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 and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley