Hampstead Tea (London)

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Cheap tea.

Yes, it is green tea, but brews light and opaque.

Not very taste tea base and lime is not apparent much too. Actually, I had some older version, where ingredients says just: Fairtrade green tea and lime zest. At least it is not musty as yesterday tea.

I should toss the majority out, but… how I can decide if they are good or not?

Flavors: Citrus Zest

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

It’s hard to find good tea that leads with lime rather than lemon.

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Varieteas Box (October) – 4/30

Hooray, I remembered to delve into my Varieteas box today! I chose this one because I’m not overly fussed on straight mint teas (I prefer a bit of liquorice in the blend or chocolate) and I kind of want to use up the bags I’m not excited about.

This was a pleasant surprise though. While there’s not a whole lot going on and it’s a basic, does-what-it-says-on-the-bag cup of tea, it’s super refreshing and tasted pretty good after my dinner. A decent palette cleanser, but not something I’ll end up buying.

Flavors: Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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I felt like something pretty straightforward this morning, and this blend of peppermint and spearmint seemed like just the thing. It’s pretty nice, but also pretty much as you’d expect – there’s nothing especially unique here. I’d say the spearmint is more prominent than the peppermint, and contributes a delicate sweetness that sits over and above the danker, more cooling peppermint. It’s one of the better balanced mint teas I’ve come across in a while, and I actually wouldn’t mind keeping a few around to drink after dinner or just before bed. I’ve never seen these around, though, so that might be a pipe dream. I’d probably not order online/direct from the company just for these, but if I found them in a shop I’d happily buy a box.

One thing I’m noticing about some of the teas in my Varieteas box – this one included – is that they’re marked as free samples (and so presumably not for resale?) While I appreciated the convenience and variety while I was off work and travelling, I’m not sure I’d subscribe or buy another box from them. Some things about it seem a little dubious – like the age of some of the teas (what I recognise as old branding/packaging on more than a few), the inclusion of trade/catering brand tea, and those that are clearly marked as free samples. I’m not particularly pleased to be paying a premium price for that kind of thing, to be honest.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I really enjoy this tea. The taste of raspberry is just strong enough for you to taste it but is not overwhelming.

Flavors: Raspberry

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