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Tea Buyers Guide - Part 3 - Herbal Tea

Friday, 27 April 2018 11:22:00 Europe/London

Tea Buyers Guide - Part 3Tea Buyers Quick Guide 2018 - Herbal Tea

 

Continuing our buying guide, we will now take a look at Herbal Tea…or as it should be called – Herbal Infusions.

It would be fair to say most Herbal Infusions are not new and have historically come from a place of healing or medicinal purpose. Our ancestors had uses for many flowers, roots and even weeds that remain popular today, although we make no claims about guaranteed healing properties! There is of course not normally smoke without fire!

We will again start by highlighting a few notable values of Herbal Infusions, then suggest a few teas with very different flavour profiles. We’ll begin by considering what all Herbal Infusions have in common.

Caffeine – no

Flavour – Can range from floral to sweet – usually no tannins though so lighter flavours

Oxidised – No

Brewing – Approx 95c for as long as you like – no bitterness should prevail

Milk – Not recommended

Here are five great Herbal Infusions with very different flavour profiles. How do you like yours?

Peppermint Infusion (China) – Very fresh, zingy and full of menthol vapours. Often associated with helping digestion. Naturally sweet flavours.

Camomile Flowers (Japan) – Grassy, floral, sweet and honey flavours. For centuries Camomile has been associated with aiding relaxation and sleep.

Lemony Ginger (China) – Zest, citrus, soothing and warming flavours. Ginger has been linked to helping with stomach complaints in the past.

Cherry & raspberry Herbal Infusion (Japan) – A stunning array of dried flowers flavoured with Cherry and Raspberry. Delicate, sweet and great after a tough day!

Lavender Flowers (China) – The perfect tea for those that was a deep floral flavour. Lavender has also been linked for centuries with aiding relaxation when used appropriately.

 

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Tea Buyers Guide - Part 2 - Green Tea

Friday, 20 April 2018 11:22:00 Europe/London

Tea Buyers Guide - Part 2Tea Buyers Quick Guide 2018 - Green Tea

 

Continuing our buying guide, we will now take a look at Green Tea.

No-one could argue with the huge surge in popularity of Green Tea in the western word, yet many of us brew this tea slightly wrongly, and don’t get the best impression of the flavour. There are also really significant variations in flavour of Green Tea depending on the style of leaf and the country of origin.

We will again start by highlighting a few notable values of Green Tea, and then suggest a few teas with very different flavour profiles. We’ll begin by considering what all Green Teas have in common.

Caffeine – yes

Flavour – Generally vegetal but lighter than Black Tea

Oxidised – No

Brewing – Approx 80c for 2 minutes. Most Green Tea should be brewed multiple times

Milk – Not recommended

Here are five great Green Teas with very different flavour profiles. How do you like yours?

Gunpowder Green (China) – Full flavoured Green Tea - slightly smoky and peppery notes

Sencha (Japan) – Bright, grassy and vegetal flavours with a touch of salinity

Teasecco Green Tea (China) – Treat yourself to a combination of gentle Green Tea, sweet apple and Prosecco inspired flavours

Genmaicha (Japan) – Tea and toasted rice – nutty, sweet and grassy flavours

Chun Mee (China) – Slightly less smoky than Gunpowder - earthy, vegetal and fresh

 

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Pyramid Tea Bags - A World of Choice

Thursday, 5 April 2018 12:22:00 Europe/London

Pyramid Tea BagsPyramid Tea Bags Blog 2018

 

Pyramids Tea Bags – A World of Choice!

When we first decided to produce a range of Tea Pyramids, the starting point had to be – but which teas? With so many blends available, it is always tough to pick and choose which ones we hope you will love! The challenge is, we’d love to do all our teas in handy silky pyramids for your convenience.

Pyramid Tea Bags Collection

The reality is – it’s just not possible. Many of our teas and tisanes are just not the right style of tea to fit into pyramids, and we also produce fairly large runs at a time, so opting for the most popular teas just makes sense. If you aren’t up to date with our range – here’s a quick reminder!

Breakfast Blend

A classic, full flavoured blend of Assam and Ceylon for anytime of the day, but great as a morning wakeup call!

Mighty Chai

A hearty blend of Black Tea and exotic spices based on a traditional Indian Masala Chai.

Earl Grey

Classic Earl Grey packed with bright citrus flavours. The Blue Flower adds a smooth texture and a hint of sweetness. Great with a slice of lemon!

Gunpowder Go

A refreshing and bright Chinese Green Tea, with layers of flavour. Brew lightly to enjoy the fruity and almost peppery flavours.

Peppy Peppermint
Embrace the menthol vapours released from these fresh peppermint leaves. Brilliant as a caffeine free alternative or before bed.
 
Rhubarb Rooibos
Reminiscent of Rhubarb and Custard sweeties, this brew is great fun. The sweet and sour Rhubarb flavours pair perfectly with the Rooibos to offer a fruity, sweet treat.
 
Wild Berry
Bursting with sweet and sour fruit flavours, this infusion is fun and naturally caffeine-free.
 
Lemony Ginger
A brilliant herbal blend to be enjoyed any time of the day – zesty, sweet and spicy .

 

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