Monday, 17 October 2011

Teas Me - Sweet Chai of Mine - Review


I received these sample packs of tea in the post.  I was actually expecting them to be from local Devon tea blender, Tea's Me (I have long been a fan of their wonderful lavender-scented Tottea that claims to 'restore your inner angel'), but these turned out  to be from Squeeze Me, based in Northamptonshire, under the brand name Teas Me (with no apostrophe).  Confused?  I was a bit.


I'm a big fan of 'Chai' teas so I was very keen to try this one as my local supply of Dragonfly Cape Malay Chai Roibos has dried up (anyone know why?).  The see-through pouch was very snazzy - lovely to see all the colourful components of the tea and have a resealable pouch too.  Sometimes my tea gets stashed away in some tin at the back of the cupboard and I only find it months later.  The brew is exactly as described 'warm and comforting' with a big cinnamon kick.  I really liked it.
I tried the Earl Grey flavour today in my brand new ForLife kermit green teapot that A and D bought me.  It wasn't as 'in your face' and powerfully bergamoty or floral as some Earl Greys, but that's no bad thing.  Liked the fact it was blended with bright yellow sunflower petals. Oh, and loved my new teapot.

The Tea sachets cost £3.99 each for 100g loose leaf tea.  I almost forgot the pun! Guns 'n' Roses, I never thought I'd reference you on my food blog, you are so far off my radar but I just can't help it...Oh-ohhhh, sweet chai-aii of miii-iiine....

6 comments:

lolb said...

Do you brew yours on the stove with milk or just put it in a teapot of hot water and add the milk at the end? I'm a big chai fan, I start my day with a chai Bonsoy, love it!

Grazing Kate said...

Hi Lol. I can't add milk to chai - the only tea I have milk with is Typhoo / Tetleys / Breakfast ie Builders' Tea. Anything scented or flavoured I take black. I have always been a bit intrigued by Chai Latte. Do they really mean foamy milk on top of regular Chai? Ew. I'm now going to look up chai Bonsoy...

Grazing Kate said...

aha - Bonsoy is soy milk. I promise I'll try adding milk one day and I'll report back

Choclette said...

Ooh yum, although I'm not a black tea fan, I do like chai and loose leaf generally tastes so much better than teabags. Lovely teapot. Enjoy.

lolb said...

Traditionaly, chai ( or masala chai as they call it in India has always been a sweet milky drink. It's served in just about every cafe in Melbourne and they do it various ways, some use a chai syrup ( gross too sweet) or a powder for an instant chai ( also gross) but the good cafes brew it up and then strain it and make a frothy latte with honey, it's really delicious when done well. I brew it on the stove with 50/50 milk and water, strain and sweeten with honey. very comforting in the winter. So yeah, Chai has to have milk in my book !!

lolb said...

Karma Sutra chai is the best chai you can buy, it's actually fresh and wet and needs to be kept in the fridge, I have tried every brand and if you can get this try it ......it's amazing! it's like a fresh ground paste with big chunks of fresh ginger, cinnamon, cardamon etc in....... can you tell i like chai ? ;-)

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