Pages

Friday, 17 March 2017

Favourite teas



As you all probably know by now, I’m a massive lover of tea!! I love it in the morning, afternoon and evening. I love it in both warm and chilly weather. I love homemade Chai Tea and loose tea. I love drinking it on its own or with a slice of cake (to my mind, the perfect pairing).

Here is a roundup of my favourite teas that I have been really enjoying these past months!


WHITTARD CHELSEA 1886 - Spice Imperial
This is a black tea with spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, orange and vanilla). This is a rich exotic blend with fabulous aromas. It’s probably the one that I can’t get enough of! I bought it at Whittard in London, quite costly, but worth every penny!

WHITTARD CHELSEA 1886 - Mango and Bergamot
This is a delicious blend of green sencha tea, petals and fruit flavouring. It’s a perfect combination of petals with mango, lulo and bergamot which produces a sophisticated aromatic blend. This was a gift from my dearest friend O. It’s become my favourite green tea.


KUSMI TEA - Prince Vladimir
This is a blend of Earl Grey from China flavoured with citrus fruit, vanilla, and spices. Prince Vladimir is a unique blend that was created in 1888 to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the Christianisation of Russia by Vladimir the Great.

KUSMI TEA - Russian Morning
This is a breakfast tea with a well-balanced combination of three classic teas: a Chinese black tea, a Ceylon black tea, with a subtle chocolate flavour, and a black tea from India, full-bodied and strong.


This post, like all my blog posts, is not sponsored.

30 comments:

  1. I'm a Milky Oolong man, myself, but I will certainly dip into these suggestions - I particularly like the sound of the Russian Breakfast tea.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Cresta Bear! Great choice we also love the Milky Oolong from Betjeman and Barton. That said, it costs a fortune. The Russian Breakfast tea is a great tea to awaken the palate in the morning. Have a great weekend :)

      Delete
  2. Another beautiful post. Thank you for your sharing. I'm a green tea enthusiast. So, I would go for the Mango & Bergamot tea from Whittard of Chelsea :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Rebecca! It’s nice to have you here! Have a great weekend :)

      Delete
  3. I'm a big fan of loose, high quality teas :-) This Mango & Bergamot tea sounds really tempting. To be honest I don't like brand Kusmi tea and I don't understand why is that popular in France...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Alice! The Kusmi Tea was created more than a century ago in Russia. Russia is one of the biggest tea-drinkers country. Therefore, Kusmi Tea offers the finest in high quality tea blends. That's why it became very well-known in Paris, where the head office is. I must also admit that Kusmi Tea has a good marketing strategy. Have a great weekend :)

      Delete
  4. Coucou ma belle ! J'espère que tu vas bien ? Moi je suis plutôt café ! Mais ces derniers temps, j'ai éduqué mon palais car y a beaucoup d’avantages à boire du thé vert, autant pour prévenir le cancer, mais aussi pour garder la ligne.
    J’ai reçu en cadeau d'excellents thés et infusions dont le thé Sencha du Japon, depuis j'en bois tous les soirs. Ça me fait vachement du bien. Gros bisous et bon weekend <333

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Salut Chantal. Je vais très bien, merci. J'adore ton expression " j'ai éduqué mon palais". Le goût du thé vert est particulier c'est pour ça que j'aime celui avec mangue-bergamote que ma meilleure amie m'a offert. J'en bois surtout le soir. Bises et bon weekend.

      Delete
  5. Each morning, I always wake up needing strong black tea or coffee. I've never really had green tea!! What is green tea?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Charles! Green tea comes from the same plant where normal tea is obtained. In fact, it is the same tea but it is processed differently. The normal black tea is obtained by fermenting the tea leaves. This fermentation changes its colour and flavour. In the case of green tea, the tea leaves are dried or slightly steamed but not fermented. This is what makes it look green when it’s brewed. Have a great weekend in that beautiful city of yours :)

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. De facto são muito bons, Francisco. Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

      Delete
  7. Também tenho o chá como amante...
    Em especial gosto de Rooibos, mas também gengibre e limão!
    Bj

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Olá Rui ! Hummm adoro chá de gengibre e limão. É excelente para a digestão e o bem-estar. Beijo e bom fim-de-semana.

      Delete
  8. I love the names of teas and the colorful packaging but I only drink coffee, water, white wine and vodka. Mostly water!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Judy! So, you are a white wine lover?
      Like you, I drink a lot of water. Plus tea, morning, afternoon and evening.  Have a great weekend :)

      Delete
  9. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Amira! Have a great weekend.

      Delete
  10. I'm a coffee drinker. I usually drink a cup of hot tea when I have the cold. Lately, I've started to drink at least once a day green tea as it is believed it has health benefits, and it can help with maintaining normal weight.
    You seem to be an expert on tea!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Duta! No, I'm not a tea expert, just a tea lover. Whenever I buy tea at a tea house, the shop assistants explains lots of interesting things :)

      Delete
  11. I love tea ! I'm a huge fan of Kusmi !

    ReplyDelete
  12. i don't actually like tea, but these look lovely anyway:-) the packaging for teas is often so pretty, and i'm sure these would be something my mum would like, so might look into these as gifts! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you like these tea suggestions, Laura :)

      Delete
  13. Também sou um grande apaixonado pelo chá. Ele pode ter sua hora, pela manhã, à tarde ou à noite; mas é também muito bem vindo quando seu perfume surge em nossa mente de repente, a qualquer momento, em qualquer situação! Esse que apresentas parece ser delicioso.
    Associo o momento do chá a uma conversa; como muitas vezes não é possível, a música está sempre presente para me acompanhar! Um abraço

    ReplyDelete
  14. I also love teas.

    We have a fantastic local shop where one can buy such good ones.

    The pictures of the teas that you posted look fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tea houses, cake shops and bookstores are fantastic places, isn't it? Thanks for your kind words, Brian :)

      Delete
  15. Dire que je n'ai jamais goûté les thés de chez Kusmi Tea et pourtant j'aime bien en boire de temps à autres :)

    ReplyDelete

Hello ladies and gents,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on The Reader's Tales website. I truly appreciate your comments and do my best to respond as soon as possible.