Monday, 13 July 2015

London Tea Club - July 2015

It's that time again, at the beginning of the month and I received my second London Tea Club monthly subscription.

I used up all the Chocolate Mint Rooibos and the Apricot Peach from last month, as they were so tasty and it made a nice change to have something a bit different. I wasn't so keen on the Iron Godess, so passed that onto a tea loving friend as I hate things to go to waste. So two out of three wasn't too bad and I was very excited to see what was in this months package!

Again it arrived in its super cute little box that can fit through the letterbox (thoughtful packaging design - it's a shame not all subscription boxes can't be like that!)Again, it arrived with its little hessian bag and all the tea bags as well. I thought it might just be the first box that came like that, so I was impressed that obviously each box arrives like that, not just because it's looks nice but also the little bags are handy for storage!


The 3 teas available this time were Black Jasmine, Kukicha and Moroccan Mint. Again, a great mixture of different teas to try. It also came with a little recipe for coconut milk pudding, which although I haven't made it yet, sounds yummy and I thought was quiet a nice idea.

Black Jasmine




This has a lovely floral smell to it, very sweet, which I liked. It took a while to brew to get it to the strength I like, but with a little bit of milk was lovely, light and sweet. I didn't need to add any sweetener. It's a very light tea to drink and would be nice in a morning. It felt a bit similar to Earl Grey, which is one of my favourite's, so if your not of fan of fragrant teas this probably wouldn't be for you. I really enjoyed this one and wouldn't choose a jasmine tea as a rule but it has definitely changed my opinion. 

Kukicha



This was my least favourite of the three. It's a green tea, which I am not a big fan of, as they are not only difficult to get right but the flavour pay off for me is never great. I had to try this few times, as I couldn't get it right but eventually managed. It's a bit too bitter for me, almost like drinking vegetable water (if that makes sense!) I generally prefer sweeter teas than this. I also didn't like that I had to have a few attempts, I like things to be easy and don't like watching my tea bag like a hawk to ensure it's right, this one is a miss from me!

Moroccan Mint




This was by far my favourite of the three. I do love a strong mint tea - reminds me of the tea I had on holiday, in Tunisia. I like to brew it for a good amount of time and then add sweetener (I can't use sugar as I'm diabetic but I'm sure it probably tastes as good, if not better with sugar!) It's definitely a personal thing, especially with the sweetness as Karl is not the biggest fan of such sweet tea. I like how refreshing mint tea is, and brewing this one for a longer time, gives a real depth of flavour. A thumbs up from me on this one.

Again I liked two of the three, I'll maybe persevere with Kukicha and see if it grows on me but the other two were lovely. I'm really enjoying receiving the teas every month and would recommend giving it a try. Give it a go, visit London Tea Club to sign up.

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