Hey There Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing LibberTea’s – Cloud Catcher tisane. For those of you who haven’t read my first post featuring LibberTea and you don’t know who they are here’s a quick run down for you before I get into this review. LibberTea are the first not-for-profit limited by guarantee enterprise, that donate 100% profits to various social causes with street homelessness, mental health, domestic abuse, clean water and animal welfare being the primary social causes. They very kindly sent me a selection of their teas and tisanes to try and I’ll be reviewing them all for this series. So far I’ve tried one blend from LibberTea and you can read the review of that here. I ended up loving that blend so much so I went into this tasting session with very high expectations.Their packaging is intentionally simple. LibberTEA does not use the ubiquitous eco-unfriendly coloured ink printed packaging to make them stand out – they want their quality teas & social mission alone to do that for them.
Here’s what LibberTea have to say about this blend over on their website: For those days when you just want to push the clouds aside and let the sunshine through. This fruity blend of cherries, kiwi and apple pieces snuggled with coconut flakes will add a shine to any tea assortment and will brighten up your day.
Ingredients: Apple pieces, sour cherries, coconut chips, freeze-dried kiwi pieces, freeze-dried sour cherry pieces, freeze-dried cranberry slices, natural flavouring.
Tisane Tasting Notes
For this tasting session I had this tisane iced without any added sweetener and I used filtered water. You all know me well enough to know that I can’t drink fruit tisanes hot and because I had such a small sample I didn’t want to chance using it to make it hot and then not enjoying it. So I put it into one of my glass infuser bottles that’s meant specifically to steep fruit blends in (the holes in the infuser are purposefully bigger) and I steeped it in cold filtered water in the fridge overnight. I’m very glad that I chose to cold brew this because it worked so well and it was so intensely fruity with a delicious creamy coconut undertone that rounded each mouthful off perfectly. With the first ingredient listed being apple I expected that to be the stand out note but it hardly tastes like apple at all and it’s actually mostly cherry. The apple thought I suspect has been added to the blend to provide a natural sweetness which it does perfectly.I was worried that the sour cherry pieces would be far too sour for me and add to much of a bite to the tisane but they weren’t overly sour at all. There’s a slight sourness to them but it works well with the other ingredients and doesn’t overpower anything like I thought it would. For the most part it’s actually really well balanced but I would like the Kiwi and the Cranberry to have come through a little bit more As I love kiwi a lot and if it had come through a little more it would have been a perfect blend for me. This doesn’t need any added sweetener at all and while I think it would make a magnificent iced latte it’s far too acidic and would just curdle the milk that you add. It’s honestly really nice on it’s own iced and I can see myself repurchasing a lot of this blend in the future as it will be perfect iced on the hot summer days that are hopefully on their way. I think I’ll also have to make some tea ice pops with this with some fresh fruit in them, something tells me that would work really well.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about LibberTea and purchase some of their Cloud Catcher tisane 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/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley