Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Immerse Tea’s range of tisanes. Not long after they launched they very kindly sent me over their full range of three tisanes to try out and review. Included in the range is their City Calmer blend, their Bedtime Story blend and their Morning Boost blend, all of which are herbal tisanes packed with tasty and somewhat unique ingredients.
Here’s what Immerse Tea have to say about this collection and their blend s over on their website:
“Immersé” is an organic tropical herbal tea brand operated by Tropical Green Line Co. We gather a bunch of nerds who fascinated in the wonderful goodness of tropical biodiversity. We always handpick specific herbal ingredients which contain awesome quality and process it into tea. Then, we spread out of the tropical area. So people around the world would be able to enjoy this organic tropical herbal tea.”
”Morning Booster (Roselle and Ginger tea) helps you get fresh in the morning without caffeine, City Calmer (Bael Fruit tea) relieve your stress after work and commute, and Bedtime Story (Lemongrass and Pandan tea) helps inducing a good night sleep.”
Tisane Tasting Notes
Morning Boost – (Roselle and Ginger tea) | When I first read what was in the tea I wasn’t quite sure was Roselle was but after doing a quick google I found out that Roselle is just another name for hibiscus and all of my worries about trying a new ingredient were gone. As you all know I’m not a huge fan of hibiscus when its prepared hot so when it came to trying this blend for this tasting session I did just make it iced as I knew for a fact that I wasn’t going to enjoy it hot and I didn’t want to waste a cup full. I’m really glad I chose to ice it straight away as it made for quite a refreshing, fruity, sweet and spicy iced tea. It’s unbearably hot here in the UK right now and I know that this is going to be the blend I reach for everyday until the heatwave ends. I expected it to be really sharp but the ginger provided both a slight sweetness and a slight spiciness which took the harsh sharp bite of the hibiscus away resulting in one of the best iced hibiscus teas that I’ve had in a long time. I really wish that I could still have carbonated drinks because something tells me that it would make a great base for a tea pop. I’m loving still lemonade at the moment so I might try and add it to this tea and see if it will pair well. OTR: 5/5
City Calmer – (Bael Fruit Tea) | I’ll be honest this blend did make me a little bit nervous because I had no idea what bael fruit was and because so many things trigger my migraines I get so nervous when it comes to trying new things. Luckily this blend didn’t trigger a migraine and it’s actually a delightful blend, bael fruit tastes just like marmalade and smells of ever so slightly like roses. It’s flavour is aromatic, pleasant, and sweet although it does have a slight tangy note to it. It also contains Pandan which I could noticed straight away because I love it but it’s much more of a background note compared to the bael fruit. What surprised me the most about this blend is the fact that the stevia included in it was pretty much completely unnoticeable. Stevia normally gives a weirdly bitter aftertaste but that didn’t happen with this blend. All in all it’s pretty well balance and really glad I’ve had the chance to try it and I’ll now be brave enough to try other foods/drinks with bael fruit in them. I did a little bit of research on bael fruit and I’ve seen quite a few people say that teas and tisanes that include it are really nice iced so I’ll have to experiment now it’s a little hotter and see what I think of it. OTR: 4.8/5
Bedtime Story – Lemongrass & Pandan | Since the package I was sent arrived here I have not stopped drinking this specific blend. In fact I think I only have a handful of the bags left. I honeslty love it and I’m not suprised at all because lemongrass and pandan are two of my favourite ingredients and I never thought I would see them paired together in a tisane. This tisane is pretty much a perfect balanced blend of two fragrant herbs typical of South East Asia. The subtle yet present lemony flavour and aroma of lemongrass is a great match to the sweet, vanilla-like taste of pandan which also provides a nice hay like sweetness and earthiness to the cup finishing off each mouthful perfectly. To me this taste like the lemon pandan cookies I’ve had from a particular bakery/shop in Manchester and its perfect for not just bed time but any other time of the day as well. Something tells me it would pair really well with any lemon based sweet treat during a summer day. So far I’ve only had this hot (with & without honey) which I love, but I also think might make an amazing latte or a iced bubble tea so I will have to experiment with the bags of this that I have left. OTR: 5/5
Overall Teacup Rating (For the full collection) 5\5
If you want to find out more about Immerse Tea and purchase any of the blends in this collection 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