Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and I know I don’t normally post on a Friday but I wanted to get this review posts before mothers day here in the UK because today I am reviewing Twist Teas To Mother With Love Blend. Which is one of their mothers day offerings this year and I wanted to make sure that If you did want to treat your mum to some of this tea you would have more than enough time to order before mothers day arrives. The Team at Twist Tea very kindly sent me this blend to try out as well as some of their best sellers and some of their Matchas which you will deffinelty be seeing on my blog & insta throughout the next few months. While all the blends they sent sound delicious I couldn’t think of a better time to review this one with mothers day just around the corner.Here’s what Twist Tea themselves have to say about this blend over on their website: ”The taste of summer. Delicious hot, cold or even with sparkling water.
This wonderful blend of strawberry, rose, hibiscus and more on a bed of Chinese white tea is a something really special. Just like Mum. This blend has been created specifically to serve cold with sparkling water. (It’s good hot too, of course.) This blend is also sold under the name SexyMotherCuppa – but we recognise that might not be right for everyone!”
Ingredients: Chinese White Tea, Apple Pieces, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Freeze-dried Strawberry (5%), Elderflower, Orange Blossom, Rose Petals, Orange Peel, Natural Flavouring.”
Tea Tasting Notes
Those of you who know me well and have been reading my blog for a while will know that White Tea isn’t my favourite. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that it is not what I reach for over other kinds if tea and often because my body hates me white tea can often cause me to have really bad heart burn so I tend to stay away from it because I don’t want to put myself in pain. So I won’t lie to you all with this blend having both white tea and hibiscus in it I was quite nervous going into try this but luckily I had no reason to be worried or nervous because I actually really enjoyed this tea and it deffinelty took me by surprise.
I decided to be brave with this tasting session and go against my better judgement and try this both hot and iced. Normally with blends that contain hibiscus I just have iced for my tasting sessions but I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone this time around and I’m really glad that I did.
When steeped hot this is a nice fruit blend with subtle floral notes from the rose, for me the hibiscus didn’t really come through too strong it was mostly the apple, Freeze-dried Strawberry, Rose Petals and a very subtle orange hint from the orange peels and the orange blossoms. Sadly however when steeped hot I wasn’t able to pick out the white tea at all which did leave me a bit disappointed however the resulting tea was still very nice to drink. It’s light, fruity and floral and the perfect tea for a spring afternoon. As soon as I took my first sip I knew exactly what twist teas were trying to do with this blend and understand why they say to serve it cold with sparkling water the two would pair beautifully together. This would be the perfect non alcoholic drink from a spring/summer picnic prepared that way When Cold Brewed / Iced this is much more my cup of tea the white tea base is much more present adding subtle sweet honey notes and lightly vegetal flavours which pair perfectly with the sweet, tart, subtle floral notes provided by all of the other ingredients. The hibiscus was still quite light in iced version but a little bit stronger than it was when I steeped this hot. Again the fruity notes are the standout and I love this blend for that reason, It’s refreshing and naturally sweet and it honestly perfect at any time of the day.
I am yet to try this with sparkling water as carbonated drinks tend to trigger my migraines but honestly as nice as I know it would be with sprinkling water I still love it just on it’s own and I don’t think it needs it. I do however want to experiment with this blend if Twist Teas bring it back next year because something tells me it would be delicious iced and paired with still lemonade. This is deffinelty one I would repurchase time and time again for as long as Twist Teas continue to make it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Twist Teas and purchase some of this blend for yourself or your mum, 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 do my best to answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley