Six Teas You Have To Try This Spring
Monday, 11 April 2016 | Sam Sameen
Summer breezes warm long evenings. Red and gold autumn leaves crunch beneath foot. Winter morning mists thinly veil frosty hillsides, streams and woodlands. But what of spring? Only apple blossom, only little lambs hopping in buttercupped meadows, only a new beginning and the perfect time to take pleasure in the finest loose leaf teas around. If you love your tea, don't let spring pass you by without having taken a well-earned moment to exult in these magnificent offerings:
First Flush Darjeelings
Mid-March harvested, fragrant, pleasingly complex and wonderfully cheerful. First Flush Darjeeling is without doubt one of our very favourites at The Tea Makers. What better way to start the day? Or afternoon or evening, for that matter. Our Phuguri First Flush Darjeeling tea experiences unique growing conditions, resulting in a fully flavoured, floral vibrancy that any tea lover worth their salt simply has to try.
Darjeeling Earl Grey and Bergamot
Another delightfully aromatic tea, this time enhanced by the addition of pure Italian Bergamot oil and fruit pieces. Enjoy it neat, with a dash of milk, or even with a light sprinkling of sugar for those with a sweet tooth; our Darjeeling Earl Grey is beautifully bright and bracing.
Sencha Goji-berry Pomegranate Green Tea
One to get the juices flowing. Sweet berries combine with tart pomegranate seeds to result in a distinct complexity that maintains balance, great long-lasting taste and stunningly fruity fragrance.
Apple and Ginger Green Tea
Pretty in the caddy and delicious in the teacup, a lovely fruity, fragrant combination of green tea and dried fruit pieces. This beautifully structured blend is spicy and tingly; great for winter afternoons, but also perfect for cool spring evenings and even May Day picnics.
Rosebud and Marigold Flowering Tea
An excellent flowering tea has to feature at least once during the spring months, and our Perfect Rose is has everything you could wish for from a blooming green tea: fragrance, subtlety and a splendid blooming centrepiece.
Osmanthus Lily Flowering Tea
But if you prefer a more articulated structure in your flowering teas, our Oriental Beauty is a superb alternative. Flowering teas, as well as perfectly capturing the essence of spring, are romantic, healthy, bright and a feast for the eye.