Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Udyan Tea’s – Ayurveda Black Tea blend. The team at Udyan Tea very kindly let me go through their website and pick a few blends to try and upon finding out that one of the blends I had picked was out of stock they suggested I try their Ayurveda blend instead. I said why not, I’m will to give every tea blend a try once.
This blend is a black tea based blend with ginger, turmeric, cloves, Indian ginseng & mooring. Since organising this collaboration with Udyan Tea I’ve found out that turmeric is deffinelty one of my Migraine Triggers and I can not longer have blends that include a lot of it but I didn’t want to not review something that the team at Udyan Tea were kind enough to send me. So it’s safe to say I went into this tasting session with hesitations and worries but I didn’t let them get in the way and just hoped that this blend would be kind to me and the turmeric wouldn’t kick start a bad migraine.Here’s what Udyan Tea have to say about this blend over on their website: The goodness of tea combined with the medicinal properties of Ayurveda. Formed by combining a bunch of spices, this tea is slightly hot and spicy, but the predominant flavour is a soothing one of clove with hints of turmeric. Let the deep orange tea with a spicy and slightly pungent aroma satiate your senses and heal your body.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Turmeric, Ginger, Cloves, Indian Ginseng and Moringa.
Tea Tasting Notes
Like I said at the start of this post, going into this tasting session I was incredibly nervous that the turmeric element of this blend was going to be too much for me and this worry was only made worse when I poured the water of the tea and it turned dark-ish yellow pretty fast. My instant thought in that moment was oh no this is going to be far too strong for me, but upon tasting I found that the turmeric hardly came through at all taste wise and after around a minute or so of steeping the tea liquor became a dark copper colour and the dark yellow tint completely disappeared.
I couldn’t have been happier because the black tea and the various spices were the stars of the show. With the ginseng providing a delightful natural sweetness and the turmeric providing a nice earthy undertone that paired well with the woodiness of the back tea, this blend is really well balanced and an absolute delight to drink. At the time I did this tasting session I had a horrible cold and I had been stuck with it for a while and this blend and its strong spicy element seemed to really help clear it away which I couldn’t have been more thankful for.
While I really did enjoying this tea there was a downside to it for me because even though the turmeric wasn’t strong at all in taste just the fact that this blend contains it set off a migraine. So even though I think this is a delicious blend its highly likely that I probably won’t be able to drink anymore of it after this. I’m not sure if picking the turmeric out would help but I think I’ll give it a try just to see if I can save this blend for me and I can continue to enjoy drinking it. This obviously won’t be a problem for most of you out there I’m just sensitive to turmeric.
While doing this tasting session I tried this blend both on its own and as a latte and I have to say I loved it both ways. I will say that if you are going to drink it on your own I would add maybe half a teaspoon to a teaspoon of honey as it is a little bit astringent but I’ll be honest I did expect that. This made such a beautiful latte though (w/ milk & honey) which honestly just tastes like autumn in a mug which I love. After I tried it as a latte I was honestly gutted because it was absolutely delicious and the fact that I might not get to enjoy it again because it triggers a migraine it so saddening. Overall though I really did enjoy it though and unless you are sensitive to turmeric I would highly recommend trying it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.8/5
If you want to find out more about Udyan Tea and purchase some of 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/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The tea featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for*