I was really excited when I was asked to review some teas from ‘We Are Tea’, who opened a tea shop in London in 2007.
The husband and wife team set about making their ‘tea’ the most important beverage at their tea shop, and were able to find out first hand which teas the customers liked best.
They sell whole-leaf teabags using biodegradable tea bags and they also have loose leaf tea caddies.
One of the teas I was sent was called ‘Earl Grey Supreme’ made up from the finest black teas and scented with oil of bergamont and sprinkled with cornflowers. It has a really distinctive aroma and I found it a lovely relaxing drink.
Another one ‘Ceylon with Vanilla’ which was scented with real vanilla was gorgeous and sweet. Perfect to have with some afternoon tea cakes.
One of my favourites was ‘Moroccan Mint’ which had green tea and peppermint leaf in it. I found it very refreshing and revitalising.
Their ‘Super Berry’ tea which is packed with berries is an ideal tea to have before bedtime as it has no caffeine in it and is really fruity. A brilliant tea for soaking your dried fruit in for your fruit cake.
Another unusual one ‘Revitalise the rejuvenating’ had lemon grass, liquorice root, ginger, lemon peel, peppermint and pepper and was sampled by my son while trying to cope with really bad jet-lag. He said it definitely hit the spot !!!
The finale for me was ‘Chamomile Flowers’, which was exactly what it says in the name. A tea full of whole chamomile flowers and a perfect remedy for insomniacs. I had the best nights sleep in ages after drinking this.
The company ‘We Are Tea’, say they are ‘independent’ and proud of it, they use the whole leaf ‘always’, the teas are ‘hand-packed in the UK, they are a member of the ethical tea partnership and they have an amazing ’36’ ‘Great Taste’ awards for their teas.