Saturday, 22 November 2014

Chinese/Herbal Tea

Anyone that knows me will know that I love tea. I drink it everyday...most of the day. Typically I love good old English Breakfast Tea with milk and suger, you just can't go wrong with it. But when I'm feeling fancy I will mix a Breakfast Tea and Earl Grey together, if you haven't tried it yet please do IT'S DELICIOUS. But this post isn't about English tea, it's about Chinese tea.

So if you have read my previous posts you will know I recently went on a trip to China. While I was there for I drunk a lot of herbal tea and I never realised how different it was to the herbal tea bags we drink back home. I've always liked herbal and fruit teas but now I know how it's meant to taste I can't go back. So the key to having a great tasting herbal/fruit tea is to buy loose leaf tea and if possible organic.

If you are thinking about starting to drink loose tea your going to need either a tea pot with a strainer (I use the little glass one in the picture above) or a tea ball infuser. It sounds like more work then just chucking a tea bag in a cup I know...but the great thing about this is you can refill the tea pot with the same tea leaves in until the flavor goes which is far more cost effective and it taste better then tea bags. I always fill up my pot and wait a few seconds for it to infuse, fill up my tea cup and top up my tea pot with hot water and take them both with me so I don't have to get up to make another tea!

Here are some tea's I've ordered in the past and all taste really nice, and not too strong either. I'd also recommend buying tea a caddy rather then a pouch as its less messy and the tea will stay fresher for longer in the caddy:
Cherry Rose Tea
Jasmine Green Tea
Vanilla Rooibos Tea

As well as loose leaf tea tasting great, there are lots of health benefits! For example, Jasmine Green Tea is a natural antibacterial, so it's great for your gums and stomach. It also helps with digestion, weight loss and many other things.

What are you favorite teas? Do you have any questions about trying loose leaf tea? Do you have any you would recommend to me?
Let me know in the comment box below, i'd love to hear from you!



  1. that teapot is too cute! i love green tea and ginger tea but im not a huge fan of any others! id love it if youd comment back xx

    1. Isn't it :) I couldn't help but buy one myself as well as a range of different teas!
      And i'm sure if you like green tea and ginger tea there will be others you enjoy - there are sooo many different types and flavors.

      Danielle x

  2. Loved this blog post! I feel very educated about tea now! :p

    1. Thanks Luca! I hope it will help you discover new delicious teas :)

      Danielle x


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