Tea Tastes Terrific | Teatourist June 2017

As you probably already know, I really like discovering new and interesting Teas. That’s why when the guys over at Teatourist very kindly sent me another one of their delicious Tea subscription boxes, I was absolutely thrilled. Well i’ve been drinking my way through it’s contents for a little while now, and I thought that I would tell you what I thought of it.

What is Teatourist?

For anyone who doesn’t know, Teatourist, is a monthly Tea subscription service that delivers a selection of premium loose leafed Tea’s from some of the world’s hottest artisan Tea companies, in a luxury box for just £15 a month.

What was in the June 2017 box?

I was very kindly sent the June 2017 box, which contained a pouch of the Cayley’s Apothecary Time For Bliss Tea, a pouch of the Pure Leaf UK Black Tea with Vanilla Tea, a pouch of the Rutland Tea Company Earl Grey Blue Rose Tea, a pouch of the Teatox Flexibilitea Tea, a pouch of the Hoogly Tea Rhubarb and Vanilla Tea, and a pouch of the Cheshire Tea Mint Chocolate Rooibos Tea.

Here’s what each company say about their Tea’s.

The Caley’s Apothecary Time For Bliss Tea.

An organic Tea blend that’s gently relaxing and uplifting! With gentle flavours of Lemon Verbena, Passion Flower, Lime Flower, Rose Petals, and Cinnamon. this perfect blend is fabulous as a hot infusion, or poured over ice as an iced Tea.

The Pure Leaf UK Black Tea With Vanilla Tea.

This delicious Tea is crafted with single origin Indian Assam Tea and Madagascan Vanilla Beans, to create a tea-forward taste with a delectable hint of Vanilla.

The Rutland Tea Company Earl Grey Blue Rose Tea.

This Black Tea has all you would expect from an Earl Grey Tea and more! Alongside the usual Bergamot flavouring, there are undertones of Rose, Pineapple and Peach. This is also beautifully decorated with Rose Petals and Cornflowers.

The Teatox Flexibilitea Tea.

With a subtile earthy yet fresh taste, this blend is both soothing and refreshing, and is a unique blend that’s well worth trying for yourselves.

The Hoogly Tea Rhubarb and Vanilla Tea.

Tart Rhubarb and sweet Vanilla are combined with beautiful Chinese Green Tea to produce a well-balanced blend that’s perfect in any situation.

The Cheshire Tea Mint Chocolate Rooibos Tea.

The taste of sumptuous Chocolate without any of the guilt! Mesmerising Cocoa and organic Peppermint lure you into a refreshing Rooibos Tea, that makes a delicious after dinner drink without any of the calories or caffeine.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a cardboard label that has Time For Bliss written in light blue writing and Caley's Apothecary written in smaller light brown writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Caley’s Apothecary Time For Bliss Tea.

The Cayley’s Apothecary Time For Bliss Tea.

It’s taste.

I was a little worried about this one, as I thought that the Cinnamon would overpower the Lemon Verbena, Passion Flower, Lime Flower, and Rose Petals, but they all blended together really well and created a delicious Tea that was great to drink when I was feeling a little stressed.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for ten minutes at 100°c, which I thought was a little bit too long, as I found that brewing it for the full ten minutes left it tasting entirely of Cinnamon.

It’s packaging.

I wasn’t really a fan of it’s packaging, as even though that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later, I much preferred the labelling system from previous months.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a cardboard label that has black Tea With Vanilla written in medium brown writing and Pure Leaf UK written in smaller white writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Pure Leaf UK Black Tea with Vanilla Tea.

The Pure Leaf UK Black Tea with Vanilla Tea.

It’s taste.

I was a little surprised by this as I thought that it would just be an average Assam Tea, but it actually tasted really sweet and creamy, whilst also having an ever so slight bitter undertone to it. I also really liked that this came in a teabag rather than being a loose leafed Tea.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for three minutes at 100°c, which I thought was perfect, as I found that brewing it for any less left it tasting really weak, and brewing it for any longer left it tasting incredibly bitter.

It’s packaging.

I wasn’t really a fan of it’s packaging, as even though that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later, I much preferred the labelling system from previous months.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a cardboard label that has Earl Grey Blue Rose written in medium blue writing and Rutland Tea Company written in smaller brown writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Rutland Tea Company Earl Grey Blue Rose Tea.

The Rutland Tea Company Earl Grey Blue Rose Tea.

It’s taste.

I was a little worried about this one, as even though I love Earl Grey, i’m not the biggest fan of anything that tastes of Rose. But this was absolutely delicious, and I thought that the Rose was actually really subtile, and just added a gorgeous floral taste to the traditional taste of Earl Grey Tea.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for between three and four minutes at 100°c, which I thought was perfect, as I found that brewing it for any less left the Rose tasting pretty much unnoticeable, and brewing it for any longer left it tasting incredibly sour.

I wasn’t really a fan of it’s packaging, as even though that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later, I much preferred the labelling system from previous months.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a cardboard label that has Flexibilitea written in light blue writing and Teatox written in smaller light green writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Teatox Flexabilitea Tea.

The Teatox Flexibilitea Tea.

It’s taste.

I really liked this, as I thought that it tasted both sweet and sour at the same time, whilst also having a very slight fruity undertone to it. I also found that this left me feeling very motivated once I had drunken it.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for between two and three minutes at 90°c, which I thought was perfect, as I found that brewing it for any less left it tasting very weak, and brewing it for any longer left it tasting incredibly bitter.

It’s packaging.

I wasn’t really a fan of it’s packaging, as even though that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later, I much preferred the labelling system from previous months.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a cardboard label that has Rhubarb And Vanilla written in light green writing and Hoogly Tea written in smaller brown writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Hoogly Tea Rhubarb and Vanilla Tea.

The Hoogly Tea Rhubarb and Vanilla Tea.

It’s taste.

I really liked this, as I thought that it tasted really sour, whilst also still tasting rather creamy. It also really reminded me of a big bowl of Rhubarb Crumble and Custard, which happens to be one of my favourite desserts.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for between three and five minutes at 80°c, which I thought was a little too short, as I found that brewing it for any less made it taste incredibly weak, and brewing it for the full five minutes still left it tasting rather flavourless.

It’s packaging.

I wasn’t really a fan of it’s packaging, as even though that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later, I much preferred the labelling system from previous months.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a cardboard label that has Mint Chocolate written in light red writing and Cheshire Tea written in smaller dark brown writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Cheshire Tea Mint Chocolate Rooibos Tea.

The Cheshire Tea Mint Chocolate Rooibos Tea.

It’s taste.

I’m not usually a massive fan of Mint Chocolate Tea as I tend to find that it tastes extremely sweet and synthetic, but this was absolutely delicious, and just tasted like I was drinking a liquid After Eight Chocolate.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for between three and seven minutes at 100°c, which I thought was perfect, as I found that brewing it for less than three minutes left it tasting very weak, and brewing it for the full seven minutes left it tasting extremely bitter.

It’s packaging.

I wasn’t really a fan of it’s packaging, as even though that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later, I much preferred the labelling system from previous months.

My overall thoughts.

Overall I would have to rate the Teatourist June 2017 box an eight out of ten. I absolutely loved the selection of Teas that they had included, as I thought that there was something for everyone, whether you like something to help you relax, something to get you motivated, or just wanted a sweet treat for after dinner. But I really didn’t like the packaging of any of the pouches, as if I removed all of the cardboard labels, I had no idea which Tea was which.

If you would like to find out more about Teatourist, or would like to start receiving a box of six delicious Tea’s every month for yourselves, then you can find Teatourist online here.

The guys over at Teatourist have also very kindly given me a discount code to share with you all, so if you would like to receive 30% off of your first months box, just enter SOWDEN30 at the checkout.

I was very kindly sent the Teatourist June 2017 box to review, but all thoughts, opinions, and general ramblings are my own.

Have you ever received a Teatourist box before? What was inside your box? What did you think of it? Please let me know down below.

Luke x

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