The EAUX team discovers some floral and fruity flavoured teas to enjoy hot or ice cold for the summer season.
T2 Fruitalicious Loose Leaf Tea, £7.50, www.t2tea.com
Arriving at the office in a gorgeous black box, the T2 company had kindly sent in two of its Loose Leaf Tea, Fruitalicious and Earl Grey. Providing a tea strainer with pretty black teapot on a chain to stop the strainer from hitting the bottom of the stylish glass mug provided, we were all set for an afternoon of summer tea drinking in the office.
We recommend you pack the strainer full of the beautiful loose leaf that contains chunks of fruit and petals, and then sit back and relax as the tea infuses into the hot water. Leave for 10 minutes or so and enjoy a light, summery fruit flavour that is ideal for this time of year. Our team also loved the Earl Grey Loose Leaf that had a delicious aroma and hint of floral notes.
The London Tea Company, Lemon & Ginger Tea, £2.20, www.londontea.co.uk
Kindly sending in the Lemon & Ginger Tea, this was the quickest herbal to fly off the office shelves. We all had a cup of this after our lunches to settle the stomach, ginger being a great tummy healer. The ginger flavour was not as biting as it can be in some herbal teas, the flavour was still apparent, yet not overpowering of the whole tea. We’ll definitely be restocking our cupboards with this one.
Twinings Cranberry & Raspberry, £1.60, www.twinings.co.uk
A truly fruity tea, this has a strong flavour for a herbal. With the antioxidant powers of cranberry well known, the tea feels like a healthy alternative, yet with the raspberry flavour the hint of sweetness is still there. Another favourite in the office, this is a great tea for all times of day; we try it instead of a 3pm biscuit hit.