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 it features a blend from Steenbergs classic Teas blend collection. The blend is green tea based and includes both Lemon Verbena and Ginger Root and the sweet &spicy flavours of cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. (Before I get into this review if you haven’t read my previous post featuring Steenbergs you can find that here – it’s a great read I promise)This blend was created when Axel one of the members of the Steenbergs team tried to create an alternative chai tea to their organic Fairtrade Green Chai Tea and it morphed into this fresher, all day tea that has a pick-me-up in the ginger flavours.
Ingredients: Green Tea, Lemon Verbena, Ginger Root cardamom pieces, cinnamon bits and clove pieces (Organic, Salt free, Sugar free, Vegan)I’ll be honest with you all here when I first smelt this blend I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it. It smelt very grassy and herbal and I don’t normally enjoy blends like that. Blends that have lemon Verbena in them are either hit or miss with me it’s a taste that I’m not a huge fan of and would much rather it were used in smaller quantities.
Tea Tasting Notes
After being rather underwhelmed by this blends aroma and not enjoying it every much I really didn’t expect like the way the this blend tasted at all. But as always I was wrong and this blend took me completely by surprise. It’s taste and aroma are completely different and I couldn’t have been happier about that because I’ve been looking for a mellow green tea based blend to enjoy towards the end of the end of the day and I think this may be the perfect one.The herbal and grassy notes that were prominent in the aroma were almost completely non existent in the taste (thank God) and instead the soft vegetal notes of the green tea were the stand out. The lemon Verbena added a ever so slight citrus aftertaste and paired perfectly with the ever so slight spice notes of the ginger and cinnamon bits. Although I was sad that I couldn’t pick out the cardamom and the cloves I happen to think they would have rounded off this blend really well. This is definitely a blend I can definitely see myself drinking throughout the next few months it’s the perfect cold winter night companion. It’s naturally rather sweet so I wouldn’t suggest adding any honey or agave to it as it would probably cancel out some of its more mellow notes and throw of the balance.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.9/5
If you want to find out more about Steenbergs and purchase this blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter/Insta @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley