Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Teas I Drink in a day post in collaboration with Becca from The Tea Library (make sure you go and follow here to see here post). I’ve decided that no matter if the dates fit into my posting schedule these collaboration post will now always go up on the last day of the month. I can’t quite believe we are at the end of March already since January passed it seems like the months have gone by so fast. I’m currently on a tea buying ban and trying my best to ”sip down” what I already have and shop my stash for teas so these posts may get a little longer in the month as I’m working on finishing off some teas and doing my best not to buy new ones. This month alone I finished around 23 different teas and tisanes and I had 159 cups in total so I’m doing well so far.
I chose Saturday 30th March to be the day this month that I documented The Teas I drank in a day I find I always end up doing weekdays for these post so I thought I try a Saturday and see how different the post would end up being. Turns out I am a creature of habit and the amount of tea I had didn’t differ at all. The only thing that seemed to be different is that there was a little less variety in terms of the types of teas and tisanes I was drinking. Each of the teas I mention in this post bar one (the Matcha) was made in my Ello Products Campy Travel Mug which hold two standard cups of tea – Total Cup Count for Saturday was 7.
Saturday 30th March (8:15am) – I started the day with one of my favourite tea lattes a banana pancake latte. I make this using two teas from T2, their banana bake blend and their New York Breakfast blend. This is a combo blend I created for a How Do You Brew? Recipe post a while back now and ever since it has been one of my favourite lattes to drink especially first thing in the morning. When thinking about putting this combo together for that original post I never expected it to work as well as it did and I’m so sad that after I run out of banana bake I wont be able to make this anymore. T2’s decision to discontinue their banana bake is one that I completely disagree with and I really hope they bring it back one day. (If you want to read that original How Do You Brew? post you can find it here).
Saturday 30th March (12:30pm) – My second tea of the day was Adagio’s Earl Grey Bella Luna. I won’t go into too much depth about this tea as I do have a review of it going up in April but to cut a long story short I love it and it’s the perfect tea to have with lunch which is what I did. It’s great on its own but the added coconut and cream notes make this ideal for a latte. I never thought I’d find an Earl Grey with coconut in it because it sounds like it shouldn’t work at all but it really takes the ”everyday” Earl Grey to a whole new level. You can bet that the next time this is available on the UK adagio website I’ll be buying lot’s more. It’s the only blend I will be breaking my tea buying ban for before September.
Saturday 30th March (4:39pm) – Around this time in the day I always need a little bit of an energy boost especially on the weekend so I went for a Matcha I had it on its own with nothing added and it was the perfect energy boost that managed to keep me going for the rest of the day. The Matcha I used was Terrific Teas Matcha (unflavoured – 100% Organic) for a while I wasn’t able to find a Matcha I was able to drink on it’s own but then I was sent this Matcha for my let’s talk tea series and I managed to remind me just how much I love drinking Matcha both hot and iced on it’s own with nothing at all added to it. It really shows that quality and grade matter more than anything when it comes to Matcha and you need to make sure you are looking for and investing in the best. This Matcha does make for a great latte but it shines it s brightest on it’s own so that’s how I’ve chosen to use what I have left of the tin I was sent.
Saturday 30th March (8:00pm) – My last tea of the day was the Tea power blend from my teammates subscription box. This was in my Weekly Tea Basket and I really wanted to get at least this finished before Monday so I could add another almost finished tea to my basket and finish it off. I was going to cold brew this and have it iced but decided against it and has it hot and while it was very tasty it’s not a tea I would have before bed again as it did wake me up completely and made it a little hard to fall asleep on Saturday night. This blend has a LOT of different ingredients and its unique for sure but out of all the teas in the teammates subscription I ended up enjoying this one the most in the end.
I think the next instalment of this series I do I might pick a day at the start of the month to document and document a day that I do some tea tastings for my blog and have it be a little different from the first three posts (let me know if that’s something you want to see)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