I got this tea a while a go and found it in the cupboard today as I was searching for something different to have after dinner. I fancied something sweet , but needed to up my fluid intake and I’m glad I opened this box.
I’m not a big fan of plain camomile, but add a sweet flavour like maple or honey and I’m happy. I let the tea brew for 5 minutes and then let it cool down before tasting. I find trying to drink things like this too hot affects the taste. I let it cool and then really enjoyed it as an evening drink.
It wasn’t too sweet, just enough to take the edge off the camomile. I love maple, so the smell and taste suit me well. Overall an excellent find! Plus I loved the tag on the tea bag
This was my birthday present from my sister and I have only just gotten around to trying it out! She also got me a glass teapot to go with it and I love it
The tin of teas contains a mix, so first up is the Orange Osmanthus. It’s a green tea and came out nice a light and not too floral, just a hint of orange flower.
It came out looking like a mushroom
I then popped it into the pot of hot water (not boiling!) and watched it come to life
A pretty orange flower appeared with the green leaves forming a bouquet in the water. It took a few minutes to infuse into tea, but was pretty to watch and wait.
It came out nice a light and once it had cooled down slightly it made a nice refreshing afternoon tea. I think it would be great iced!The instructions said to pop the flower into cold water and it should last a few days. So it’s now sat on my kitchen windowsill.
I have to admit this felt like a proper adventure in tea!
I found this at the actual Twinnings shop in London in January and love it!
I fancied something different for the evenings after working my through a huge box of Teapigs Peppermint and this hits the spot.
It’s not too sweet, but the honeycomb flavour takes the edge off the camomile, which I’m not a huge fan I lag on its own.
It’s a very calming drink to have before bed and warms me up a treat on the cold evenings we’ve been having. (Zero degrees is cold I’m the UK!)
I haven’t seen it anywhere else but am going to be on the look out. Or I’ll have to find it online as I think it’s going to become a regular visitor in my tea cupboard
Yes I totally have a cupboard in my kitchen that is just full of tea and coffee
I went Christmas shopping in Bristol on Friday and stopped in Clifton to go to the small independent shops. I then found Lahloo Pantry and decided to treat myself to brunch. It is small tea room with 3 staggered levels. It is nice and bright and also quiet. i was surprised they only had 4 small tables downstairs, but they did have a tea bar up stairs too. The shop was located in the tea bar and by the time I left it was very busy with the lunch crowd, so it wasn’t possible for me to take a good look at the tea, which was a shame.
I ordered the Baked free-range eggs, creme fraiche, Somerset chorizo, tomato and sourdough toast and it was amazing!
It came out super hot and smelled amazing. I spooned half the mixture out onto the toast as it wouldn’t have cooled down int he pot. This made it easier to access the rest of the dish. I am also going to tae this as inspiration and try and cook something similar at home. The flavours were amazing, but not overpowering. There was a nice amount of chorizo that complemented the eggs well. It was the perfect amount.
As I said this was a tea shop and it had a very extensive tea menu!
I took ages to decide but in the end went with a black tea called Grandpa’s and it came out in a cast iron tea pot already brewed. The teapot kept the tea hot so I made 2 half cups, rather than one big one. It came with cream and this was interesting. I have never had tea with cream so I added it carefully. I ended up having one cup with a little then one with a lot and the a lot was better.
I would love to try more of their teas, but it is not the most convenient place for me to get to. I would love to go to one of their tea tastings as I would love to learn more about tea and also try some different varieties I haven’t tried before. Maybe it will be a 2013 adventure.
Overall it was a very pleasant visit and I would recommend it to anyone heading to the Clifton area of Bristol.
I saw this in the shop today and thought I would give it a go. I think a combination of lavender and tea is great for the chilly autumn evenings.
The box said to have black or with a dash of milk, but I decided to add a slice of lemon. This was a good call and I enjoyed it once it had cooled down a bit. It was refreshing and calming. As it’s earl grey based it is perfumed, but the lavender is dominant and very nice. The slice of lemon added a burst of citrus to the tea. I don’t think I will like this one with milk, but I think it would also be nice as iced tea (in the summer).
It is nice to find a new tea to try every so often. You’d think being in England I would have access to lots of teas, but I’ve found better tea shops in other countries. It may just be where I am located though. I will have to look into locating some more tea shops – I also need to find a teapot for my house