Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Teas I Drink In A Day post in collaboration with my tea friend Becca from The Tea Library. I’m so glad that I’ve been able to do this post this month and hopefully I’ll be able to carry on doing this all year keeping this series going. I love finishing off the month with something other than a review and the fact that you all love these posts as well makes me so happy.
For this post I chose to document all the teas I drank on February 14th, I chose to document this day because I had finished all of my tasting session for the month and I’ve decided I want these posts to be an accurate representation of a normal day for me. Each tea I mention in this post was prepared in my Ohelo Tea Tumbler and which holds 400ml which is just over a standard cup of tea for me going off of the cup I use for my normal tea tasting sessions. My total cup count for this day was 4 which seems to be becoming a new standard for me, it used to be around 6 cups but I’m trying to lower the amount of caffeine I’m having these days to see if it will effect my migraines.
Friday 14th February 2020 – 9:35am | The First cup of tea I had on Sunday was Ocharaka: Kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) Hojicha. I was sent this tea by Yunomi for my Twelve Days of Teamas series and because I loved it so much when I did my first tasting session I’ve been trying to make it last as long as possible and I didn’t drink any more for the whole of December. I had a cup at the end of January and ever since I’ve not been able to stop drinking it meaning I’ve now almost finished the whole bag but I have no regrets at all. This is such a delicious Hojicha and the added Kabocha flavour just adds so much depth to it. If you want to find out more about this tea you can read my full in depth review here.
Friday 14th February 2020 – 12:04pm | The second of my tea for the day was DavidsTea’s – White Chocolate Chai. I have a review coming up of this blend soon so I won’t say too much other than the fact that this is a great chocolate tea and it’s sweet enough that I don’t have to add honey and surprisingly I actually prefer it without milk. The black tea base that has been used for it is also really nice as well, it’s not astringent or drying and actually quite smooth. My Full in depth review of this blend will be posted on Thursday 5th March.
Friday 14th February 2020 – 3:05pm | The next tea I have was a instant Matcha latte from Uji Moritoku. I was very kindly gifted a box of these sachets by Yunomi for my twelve days of Teamas series. I promise you I didn’t plan on including this much from that series I didn’t even notice until I was putting this post together that this had happened. These instant Matcha lattes are delicious and they are definitely the best instant Matcha latte mixes that I’ve had. They aren’t overly sweet and unlike the others that I’ve had the Matcha used in them is actually of quite a good quality and it really is the star of the show. The only way in which this could have been better is if it was dairy free as that’s my personal preference. On days when I’m in pain the convenience of them really helps and I still get to enjoy tea because they take less than two minutes to prepare. If you want to read my in depth review you can find it here.
Friday 14th February 2020 7:34pm | The last tea I had on the 14th was an instant Hojicha latte also from Uji Moritoku. After I had the white chocolate chai a migraine started meaning wasn’t able to stand for long enough to make loose leaf tea hence having both the Matcha and the Hojicha version of these lattes. They are really convenient and quick to make so they are just the easiest thing to reach for when my head is hurting. This is the only instant Hojicha latte that I’ve ever had and just like the Matcha version it’s absolutely delicious. Again I with these had been dairy free because that is my preference but the Hojicha used in these is of a really nice quality and it isn’t overly sweetened however it is sweeter than the Matcha one. That doesn’t effect my enjoyment of them too much though . A lot of instantly lattes like these are far too overly sweetened and hard to drink so these are a breath of fresh air. If you want to read my in depth review you can find it here.
I’ve been enjoying so many different teas recently and I can’t wait to talk you all, all about them through these posts towards the end of this month. I’m really hoping that both Becca and I will be well enough to carry on doing them every month throughout 2020 they are so much fun to write. 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