I am a bit of a sucker for tea, not generally your normal builders tea, but for anything with an unusual taste, or pretty much anything which doesn’t rely on having milk added to it. There’s nothing more relaxing than making a cup of tea after finishing work and sitting down to watch an episode of something on TV (obviously that’s OITNB at the moment).
When I stumbled across Jadu Tea I was intrigued at some of the flavours. The brand sent me a selection of tea’s* and in all honesty I was overwhelmed with their generosity at what they had sent. I had sample boxes with a few tea bags, I had large bags of loose leaf tea and the most amazing smelling Créme Brule tea, yes that’s right Créme Brule. There was English Breakfast, White Mango Lime, Spa Afternoon, and more, I was so spoilt for choice.
The first thing which hit me was how beautifully it was all packaged, little bows and smart boxes really do make all the difference. There were so many flavours of tea and although they’re a little more expensive than normal tea you could really taste the difference.
White Mango Lime is full of white tea, Hobiscus, Pineapple Pieces, Corinths, Lime leaves, Papaya pieces, Sugar and Sunflower petals and it smells as good as you’d expect it to. I love fruity flavoured tea’s so this was a big hit with me.
Spa Afternoon is full of spearmint, Chinese i, Guam Yin cooling tea, Nettle, Dandelion, Burdock and Milk Thistle and I found this perfect to have before bed as it is relaxing and mint flavoured tea is always my go to tea.
Madmemoiselle Grey has Sri Lankan black tea, Lemon peel, Orange peel, Lemongrass and Red Cornflowers and is a classic take on Earl Grey. Thi was really refreshing and the fruity kick wasn’t too much.
China Green was a traditional green tea and was such a great morning pick me up and had a really rich flavour especially when it was infused for a few minutes.
English Breakfast was a more traditional tea which wasn’t really my thing so I passed these along to my parents who absolutely loved it and said you could really taste the flavours.
Créme Brule was the most unusual flavour out of the whole set and the smell even from the packaging was so sweet. The tea was ful of Rooibos, Cinnamon, Caramel pieces and Calendula petals and although it was quite sweet when brewed it wasn’t sickly or too sweet.