For me, nothing beats a cup of tea. So I was delighted to receive a selection of samples from Taylors of Harrogate yesterday.
Taylors tea experts have worked in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to create a range of infusions using the very finest fruits and herbs. The blends have been analysed by Kew’s experts certifying the authenticity, quality and purity. They also contain only natural ingredients and are caffeine and sugar free.
I was sent all the varieties to try and a review of each one is below.
Blackberry and elderflower The gorgeously intense taste of fresh blackberries are combined with the sweet fragrance of elderflower. Together with a touch of tangy apple, a zesty sprinkle of orange peel and a dash of raspberry, it makes for an intensely fruity and beautifully refreshing infusion. Delicious!
Sweet rhubarb I love the tangy-sweet flavour of rhubarb so I was really excited to try this. It’s partnered with two ingredients that work really well together – sharp apple and peppery blackberry leaf. It’s a wonderfully vibrant infusion that’s suitable for any time of day.
Chamomile and vanilla
Chamomile is traditionally used to help you relax and aid a good night’s sleep so this is a perfect bedtime drink. The gentle flavour of chamomile is lightly sweetened with a natural vanilla flavouring – a light and soothing infusion which is great to help you wind down after a busy day.
Bursting with flavour and rich in essential oils, this peppermint infusion packs a minty punch. It’s a delightfully refreshing and tasty infusion, which will clear your head and help aid digestion. A reviving drink to enjoy after your evening meal.
Lemongrass and ginger Lemongrass is an excellent natural cleanser and ginger is traditionally used to calm your stomach. The fragrant zing of lemongrass and the deep warmth of spicy ginger root are an excellent pair – it makes a invigorating and energising infusion. A good choice when you’re feeling a slump mid-afternoon.
Juicy apple pieces meet aromatic star anise, punchy ginger root and sweet cardamom and cinnamon, for an enticingly satisfying infusion. Who needs apple pie? Slip into cosy pyjamas and beat those cold winter evenings with a cup of this warming wonder!
Thank you Taylors of Harrogate for my samples.