Tea Tastes Terrific | Teatourist May 2017

As you probably already know, I really like discovering new and interesting Tea’s. That’s why when the guys over at Teatourist very kindly sent me another one of their delicious Tea subscription boxes, I was absolutely delighted. 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 those who don’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.

A rectangular black box that has Tea Adventure Inside Just Add Water written in Ice Blue writing and teatourist written in white writing on it, on a light background.

A picture of the Teatourist May 2017 box.

What was inside the May 2017 box?

I was very kindly sent the May 2017 box, which contained a pouch of the Tea Experience White Bellini Tea, a pouch of the Morgan’s Tea Company Lemongrass and Ginger Tea, a pouch of the Tea Shirt Tailored Refreshments Apple and Grapefruit Tea, a pouch of the Pekoe Tea Edinburgh Doomni SFTGFO1 Tea, a pouch of the CHASH The Fine Tea Company Sherlock Holmes Tea, and a pouch of the Piacha Rooibos Rhubarb Fudge Tea.

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

The Tea Experience White Bellini Tea.

A fruity and refreshing take on the traditional Peach Bellini cocktail, this delicate white Tea serves up a light coloured brew with a fruity Peachy aroma that has warm Summer days written all over it! It’s a bespoke blend that can be enjoyed hot, cold, or shaken up as an iced Tea cocktail.

The Morgans Brew Tea Company Lemongrass and Ginger Tea.

A balanced infusion of zesty Lemongrass, spicy Ginger and Green Tea, that delivers a fruity, tangy brew with undertones of earthy goodness. It’s a Tea that helps lift the soul, and refresh the mind.

The Tea Shirt Tailored Refreshments Apple and Grapefruit Tea.

A well-balanced infusion that’s packed full of Berry and Citrus goodness. This blend brews to produce a clean Grapefruit flavour, that’s complimented with notes of sweet Apple. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and tart, a delight for the senses.

The Pekoe Tea Edinburgh Doomni SFTGFOP1 Tea.

Short for Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (SFTGFOP), this black Tea is an exquisite full-bodied second flush Tea from upper Assam. Made only from the golden tips of the leaf, it has a rich, malty and naturally sweet taste, that’s so good, it’s proof that not all Black Tea’s are created equal!

The CHASH The Fine Tea Company Sherlock Holmes Tea.

A blend of the finest Breakfast Tea, with a pinch of smokey Lapsang Souchong, a dash of Ginkgo, and a sprinkling of Elderflower Blossom, created specially to pay homage to the extraordinary mind of the great detective himself. Would this creation have been his favourite? Improbable, but true!

The Piacha Rooibos Rhubarb Fudge Tea.

A naturally sweet Rooibos Tea, that’s carefully blended with sweet Strawberries, tart Rhubarb, and a hint of smooth Vanilla. It’s a sweet fruity blend that’s addictively delicious. It’s also naturally caffeine-free, making it the perfect guilt-free treat.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a green circular sticker that has white Bellini written in medium white writing and the tea experience written in smaller white writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of The Tea Experience White Bellini Tea.

The Tea Experience White Bellini Tea.

It’s Taste.

I absolutely loved this, as i’m a massive fan of anything that tastes of Peach, and this tasted so fresh and fruity, that I instantly knew that I had to order a massive pouch of it. I also thought that this would be the perfect Tea to drink during the Summer, and would taste delicious as an iced Tea.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for between four and five minutes at 85°c, but I found that brewing it for four minutes left it tasting incredibly weak, and that brewing it for the full five minutes created a very nice strong Peach taste that was absolutely delicious.

It’s packaging.

I really liked it’s packaging, as I loved that the pouch could be resealed to keep the Tea fresh, and that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with an electric blue circular sticker that has Lemongrass and Ginger written in medium white writing and Morgan's Brew Tea Company written in smaller white writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Morgan’s Brew Tea Company Lemongrass and Ginger Tea.

The Morgan’s Brew Tea Company Lemongrass and Ginger Tea.

It’s taste.

I really liked this, as I loved that it tasted incredibly zesty, and that it also had a very slight mild spicy undertone to it because of the Ginger, which I found was amazing at soothing my soar throat that I had at the beginning of the month.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for between three and six minutes at 100°c, but I found that brewing it for three minutes left it tasting extremely week, and that brewing it for the full six minutes made it taste incredibly spicy.

It’s packaging.

I really liked it’s packaging, as I loved that the pouch could be resealed to keep the Tea fresh, and that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a light pink circular sticker that has Apple and Grapefruit written in medium white writing and Tea Shirt Tailored Refreshments written in smaller white writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Tea Shirt Tailored Refreshments Apple and Grapefruit Tea.

The Tea Shirt Tailored Refreshments Apple and Grapefruit Tea.

It’s taste.

I wasn’t really a fan of this when I first tried it, as i’m not the biggest fan of Grapefruit, and this basically just tasted entirely of Grapefruit, but after a couple of cups it strangely grew on me. I also noticed that the Grapefruit actually tasted really sweet, but I think that was because of all of the Apple that they had included.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for between ten and twelve minutes at 100°c, which I did think was a little on the long side, but I found that brewing it for less than ten minutes left it tasting entirely of Grapefruit, and that brewing it for the full twelve minutes was the only way that I was able to make the Apple actually noticeable.

It’s packaging.

I really liked it’s packaging, as I loved that the pouch could be resealed to keep the Tea fresh, and that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a black circular sticker that has Doomni Sftgfop written in medium white writing and Pekoetea Edinburgh written in smaller white writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Pekoe Tea Edinburgh Doomni SFTGFOP1 Tea.

The Pekoe Tea Edinburgh Doomni SPTGFOP1 Tea.

It’s taste.

I again wasn’t really a fan of this when I first tried it, as I found that it tasted incredibly bitter, but I think that was because I drank it black, and once I had added a splash of Milk, I found that it actually tasted  really nice and sweet. I also thought that this was perfect as my morning cup of Tea, as it tasted extremely similar to everyday Breakfast 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 that brewing it for any longer left it tasting incredibly bitter.

It’s packaging.

I really liked it’s packaging, as I loved that the pouch could be resealed to keep the Tea fresh, and that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a light grey circular sticker that has Sherlock Holmes Tea written in medium white writing and Chash The Fine Tea Company written in smaller white writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the CHASH Fine Tea Company Sherlock Holmes Tea.

The CHASH The Fine Tea Company Sherlock Holmes Tea.

It’s taste.

I unfortunately wasn’t a fan of this, as it just tasted far too smokey for me, and as you already know, i’m more of a lover of fruit Teas rather than smokey ones, but if you love smokey tasting Teas, you’ll probably love this. I did like that it was Sherlock Holmes themed though.

It’s brewing time.

It said that you were supposed to brew this for three minutes at 100°c, which was the perfect time, as I found that brewing it for any less left it tasting really weak, and that brewing it for any longer left it tasting so bitter that even I couldn’t drink it.

It’s packaging.

I really liked it’s packaging, as I loved that the pouch could be resealed to keep the Tea fresh, and that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later.

A square clear plastic bag containing some dark brown tea leaves with a dark pink circular sticker that has Rooibos Rhubarb Fudge written in medium white writing and Piacha written in smaller white writing on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Piacha Rooibos Rhubarb Fudge Tea.

The Piacha Rooibos Rhubarb Fudge Tea.

It’s taste.

I really liked this, but unfortunately it didn’t really taste of Fudge to me, as they had included so many different fruits including Apples, Pineapple, and Elderberries, that it just tasted like a really sweet fruity Tea to me.

It’s brewing time.

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

It’s packaging.

I really liked it’s packaging, as I loved that the pouch could be resealed to keep the Tea fresh, and that the cardboard label could be removed to be saved for later.

My overall thoughts.

Overall I would have to rate the Teatourist May 2017 box, an eight point five out of ten. I really liked this months box, and I thought that they had included a nice selection of Teas, whether you like fruity, sweet, smokey, or traditional tasting Teas. But unfortunately there was one or two that I just didn’t like, and one that definitely has to be one of the best Teas that i’ve tried in ages.

If you would like to find out more about Teatourist, or would like to start receiving a box of six delicious Teas’ 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 get 30% off of your first months box, just enter SOWDEN30 at the checkout.

I was very kindly sent the Teatourist May 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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