Thursday, 25 September 2014

My Quest for the perfect cuppa - Drink Me* and Dragonfly* Edition

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I started a series at the beginning of the year looking for the best cup of hot chocolate you could make at home. I then went on to look for the perfect cup of tea and have so far reviewed teas from Tick Tock, Tetley, Red Bush Whittards and Clipper. I then decided to have a break from my quest over the summer, mainly because I didn’t really drink tea when the weather was warm. But, now that the days are getting slightly colder, I’ve started enjoying to odd cuppa again, so thought I’d get back to my quest!

Today’s first brand that I tried was ‘Drink Me’. These samples were sent from the lovely people at ‘Drink Me’ for me to review, and I’ve had great fun trying them and making notes in my ‘Tea Tasting Table.’

I wasn’t sure what to expect from these teas, as they’re not in tea bags, they’re more of a powder. I found them a bit heavier than tea, more like a hot chocolate consistency, which was a bit much for me sometimes when I just wanted something light. But, if you were looking for a heavier drink to fill you up then these would be perfect. I tried the Chocolate Chai, which was just like a yummy warming cup of hot chocolate. Also the Peppermint Chai reminded me of a lighter version of a mint hot chocolate – perfect for a cold autumn evening.

I then tried a range that the lovely people at Dragonfly tea sent me to review, and thought the easiest way to tell you about these would be to review each tea individually.

Emerald Mountain – Green Tea

This was a lovely green tea – not bitter at all, with a clean and fresh quality.

Cape Malay Chai – Spiced rooibos

This is definitely a tea for the winter, with its kick of spicy cinnamon.

Golden Himalaya – Darjeeling Tea

I really enjoyed this tea, much to my surprise, as I didn’t expect to like it. It had a hint of sweetness, was refreshing and very delicate.

Mountain Honeybush – Organic Tea

With the name of this I was expecting it to have a hint of honey, which it didn’t seem to, but even so, it was still very nice. It had a clean and fresh taste to it and was great for quenching my thirst.

Swirling Mist – White Tea

I’ve always been interested to try a white tea, so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. It had an interesting taste and the only way I can really describe it is ‘fresh.’

Moonlight Jasmine – Green Tea

Another type of green tea, so I was intrigued to see if this would be different. It had floral hints, and a delicate jasmine undertone.

Pure chamomile

Unfortunately I was sent an old version of this tea, so it didn’t have a fancy name, but that didn’t affect it lovely calming taste.

Indian Spice Chai – Black Tea

This is another wintery tea, perfect for a snowy evening curled up in front of the fire. It has hints of cinnamon, was warming and had a rich, full taste.

With the Dragonfly teabags, I particularly liked the little phrase on each string. Overall, I would have to say I preferred the lighter consistency of the Dragonfly teas, compared to the Drink Me brand, but that’s not to say I wouldn’t enjoy them if I were looking for something to fill me up more.

*Teabags were gifted to me by Drink Me and Dragonfly

Are you a Drink Me or Dragonfly fan, or is there another brand you prefer? What is your favourite type of tea of the ones I’ve reviewed today?

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