Hey there Teacups! We’re finally at the end of May so it’s time for another Teas I Drink In A Day post. I’m so glad I started doing these posts at the end of each month throughout this year. It gives me something to look forward to at the end of each month and the fact that you all love reading these posts just as much as I love writing them means so much and shows me that you all enjoy my content outside of my reviews, which has been really encouraging and has helped me be much more creative with my content so far this year.
For this months Tea I Drink In A Day post I chose to track the teas and tisanes I drank on May 13th. I have found that I always choose dates towards the end of the month for these parts so I thought I’d go for an early date this time around and see if anything changed in terms of the trends in my tea drinking dependent on the date or the time of the month.
8:47am – My first cup of the day was Bird & Blend’s – Cream Egg which is a dessert tea with a back tea base that they sell every Easter. As you all know around Easter I treated myself to a Bird & Blend order for hitting 50K total views on my blog and this was one of the teas I picked up in that order. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this but after trying a sample they sent with an order to my house I fell in love with it and knew it had to be one of the 50g bags I picked up. I can’t eat normal Creme Eggs because they are too sweet and they make my head and teeth hurt so having this delicious blend to turn to while everyone else is tucking into Creme Eggs at Easter perfect. It does a great job at replicating the flavour of the original treat without the overwhelming sweetness. It’s got a nice creamy element to it and the jasmine does a great job at replicating the flavour of the fondant centre. If you are yet to read my full review of this blend you can find it here.
10:04am – My second cup of the day was Obubu Tea Farms – Wakoucha, which is a delicious Japanese black tea and I had this cup iced. Having tired it both hot and iced now, iced is my favourite way to have it. Not that it isn’t delicious hot, it absolutely is it just makes such a nice well rounded iced tea. Its lightly malty with notes of dark chocolate and chestnuts with a subtly woody underpinning and its to die for. I’ve had one cup of this hot now because as soon as I found out how delicious it was iced I’ve never looked back and today I actually finished the bag I was sent. This is definitely one I would repurchase and was a great tea to start my journey with Japanese black tea off. My full in-depth review of this tea will be up on my blog very soon if you want to know more.
13:38pm – My third cup of the day was Ocharaka’s – Kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) flavoured Hojicha. Those of you who know me well will know just how much I love Hojicha and just how much I love everything pumpkin so you won’t be surprised to know that from the moment I tried this tea at the end of 2019 I instantly loved it and ever since that tasting session I was doing my best to try and make sure I took my time drinking what was left of this blend but the cup I made on the 13th was sadly my last cup. While I’m sad to no longer have this tea in my collection I’m glad that I had the chance to try it and for as long as Yunomi continue to stock it I will be repurchasing it each and every time I lift my tea buying ban. I’m going to do my best to try more flavoured Hojichas they year, they are something I wish a lot more tea companies out there took the time to do. You can find my original review here.
16:02pm – My fourth cup of the day was Adagio Masters – Shincha Genmaicha, and since doing my tasting sessions with this genmaicha I’ve not been able to stop drinking it. It’s definitely on the more savoury side but does have a subtle sweetness to it as well. Its one of the most unique genmaichas I’ve had throughout my tea journey and I’m so glad I was given the chance to try it. It such a relaxing cup of tea to drink so when I do have it, it is normally my last caffeinated cup of the day as I’m starting to wind down. I’m about to finish the sample of this I was sent but It’s one I would re-purchase again if they are able to start stocking it on the UK website at some point in the future. You can find my original review here.
19:50pm – My fifth and last cup of the day was Bird and Blend’s Rainbow Chai, a sample of which a very kind tea friend sent me in a tea swap we did. I had heard mixed opinions about this blend some of my tea friends really enjoyed it and others didn’t like very much. So I was intrigued to see what my opinion on the blend was. On paper this blend sounds great but it wasn’t my favourite at all. For a Chai it was much too weak on the spice front. It made for a nice relaxing drink before bed but not much other than that. The novelty of the colour changing was fun and it’s definitely better with added lemon but it’s not a blend I would reach for again.
I was really surprised that I managed to drink 5 cups, I’ve gotten so used to having 4 cups be my new normal. I didn’t even notice that each of the teas/tisanes I had during the 13th was a different tea from a different region or company It’s not to often that, that happens as I do have my favourites that I always reach for and most of them are from a select group of companies. If you have any questions about any of the tea / tisanes I spoke about in this post either stock them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Let me know what teas/tisanes you’ve been enjoying the most during May in the comments!
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley