Cherry Bakewell – white tea cherry and almond flavour
I really liked this tea. I’m hit and miss with almond flavour things. For example I love marzipan, but I don’t like almonds! This was a light and fresh tea, but also had a depth to the flavour. I think of bakewell tarts as quite heavy, so the combination of flavours reminded me of that even though the actual tea was light. An intriguing one to try.
Mango Tulsi – Indian Ayurveda herb, holy basil and mango
This was an interesting tea. It was super fruity and to be honest I wasn’t sure when to drink it. So I took to Wikipedia to find out about Holy basil:
“Tulasi is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, and for its essential oil. It is widely known across the Indian Subcontinent as a medicinal plant and an herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda, and has an important role within the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism, in which devotees perform worship involving holy basil plants or leaves.”
“Tulsi is considered to be an adaptogen,] balancing different processes in the body, and helpful for adapting to stress. Marked by its strong aroma and astringent taste, it is regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of “elixir of life” and believed to promote longevity.”
Once I had learnt a little about it I found I was more interested in the tea and would a look to try others in the Ayurveda range.
Pear Drops – pear, lapacho and liquorice
I wanted to like this so much, but I am just not a fan of liquorice or aniseed flavour. I love pear drops as boiled sweets, but this did not transfer into the tea. Worth a try, but not one I will be getting again.