Hey there Teacups! I know I don’t normally post on Sundays but it’s time for a new Teas I Drink In A Day post in collaboration with Becca From The Tea Library. I was going to wait until tomorrow and have this go up as a normal post so I didn’t mess up my posting schedule but I honestly love writing these posts and I couldn’t wait to post it and tell you all about some of the amazing teas I’ve been drinking recently. If you haven’t yet read the first post from this series make sure you read it before it before you carry on reading this post it as it will give you all the info you need to know about how this series is going to work throughout the year. (For all the teas I mention in this post I used my Ello Products insulted travel mug – which holds two standard cups of tea)
Friday 28th Feb – 8:30am | My first brew of the day was Very Craftea’s Desi Masala Chai which is one of my favourite chai blends out there and ever since The Great British Tea Festival in October of 2018 it has been my morning go to with a dash of oat milk and some honey. It’s perfectly blended and is the great wake me up tea because of the spices and the sheer amount of cardamom in it makes me so very happy. There was a point in time where I struggled to enjoy cardamom but over the years I’ve grown to love it and it’s one of my favourite elements of a chai blend now. (If any of you have any cardamom heavy blends you love let me know in the comments because I’m always on the look out for new cardamom blends).
Friday 28th Feb – 12:39am | My second tea of the day was Leaves Of The World’s A Warm Hug blend after starting my morning with a spice filled brew I couldn’t help but reach another and this one was in my weekly tea basket so I really took the opportunity to sip down what I had left and tick off another blend on my 2019 sip down list. I’m sure I’ve told you all before just how much I love this spicy, fruity and sweet blend from LOTW, but if you don’t know much about this blend it’s a mixture of Black tea, cinnamon, apple pieces, pineapple, pear pieces, hibiscus, liquorice, ginger, cardamom, cloves and pepper and it’s absolutely beautiful both on its own and as a latte. I’m so glad I was able to tick this blend off on my sip down list but honestly gutted that I now don’t have any left.
Friday 28th Feb 2019 – 16:13pm | After my lunch I wanted something a little bit lighter a with somewhat of a fruity kick so I reached for Eteaket’s African Sunset Rooibos which is phenomenal (hot and iced) and I mixed it with Edgecumbes milk oolong. As you’ll know from my last post I love mixing fruity blends with milk oolong to give them a delightfully creamy note. I’ve done this with a few blends now but it works the best with this blend because of its tropical fruit notes. Normally I don’t like to drink fruity blends hot as I never normally enjoy them much that way but this blend is much different and I enjoy this much more hot than I do iced (its delicious both ways though)
Friday 28th Feb 2019 – 19:45 | My last tea of the day was Leaves Of The World’s – Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake which is a fruity black tea based blend that’s best with a little bit of honey and a dash of milk. I’ve posted about this blend in the past so just like the other LOTW blend in the post I’m sure a few of you at least are familiar with it. For those of you who aren’t this blend is a perfectly balanced mixture of Black tea, lemon peel. Natural strawberry flavour. Organic: Strawberry, rose petals. I was very kindly sent the bag of this that I had during 2018 and since it got here I’ve been trying make it last for as long as possible (because of my tea buying ban) sadly though to make this cup I had to use the last of what I had but it was 100% worth it. For a black tea based blend this is actually rather light and I’ve found it to be a great blend to finish of the day with.
I know this is a relatively new series but really enjoy putting these posts together I’m so glad Becca asked me to collab and create this series with her. I’m really looking forward to looking back on all of our posts at the end of the year to see just how many different teas and tisanes we have both had. As always 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 all as soon as I can. Make sure that you are following Becca’s blog The Tea Library so you don’t miss her part of this collaboration going live on her blog.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley