Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Williamson Tea


It’s been a long while since I’ve shared anything about tea on here but it is back! And I’ve been dying to share with you these amazing Williamson Tea* teabags that I’ve been enjoying recently.

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I got 3 flavours in Ginger Grove, Lemon Sunshine and Mint Garden. I think these names are great! Not your bog standard names like Lemon or Mint tea. These are two black teas and a green tea respectively, I mean hello, green tea?! My favourite thing ever.

There are 20 teabags per box and these are nylon teabags which make you feel all fancy, I mean who wants paper tea bags anyway?

One of the things I love about Williamson Tea is that they are a family owned business with over 140 years of experience in the art of growing, selecting and blending fine teas. They are tea farmers so all of their teas are grown on their farms in Kenya so they can constantly control the quality of the product (which is great fyi). They only use sustainable farming methods, and they ensure all their people work in good conditions and earn a decent living. I knew there was a reason I loved this tea so much.

Lemon Sunshine:

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This was the first tea that I tried, lemon green tea is my absolute favourite and I have boxes of the stuff everywhere! This is a lemon black tea so a bit different to anything I’ve tried before. I will admit the first couple of times I tried these teas, I didn’t read the instructions and I normally have the teabag in until I remember to take it out. Definitely do not so this with these teas as it leaves and awful taste and it is basically undrinkable. My bad. I’d say leaving the teabag in for 1 minute is optimum for me! It had a very strong flavour and the lemon wasn’t as powerful as I expected it to be so that was a little bit disappointing but that’s just my opinion on how I like my tea and I am very particular! I have enjoyed drinking it and I would definitely drink it again.

Mint Garden:

I have never had mint tea before but I know it’s a very popular tea so I was looking forward to it! I really enjoyed it but I think because it is mixed with green tea this takes away some of the mint flavour which is a shame. I’ve found that you have to carefully time how long the teabag is in the mug to get the right taste! I’m yet to find the right amount of time for this one!

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Ginger Grove:

I have literally only just tried this one as I was really not sure how much I would enjoy as I’m not overly keen on strong tastes of ginger. However, this one was delicious. I did only let the teabag sit in the water for less than a minute but that was absolutely perfect for me! This is definitely my go to tea now, although I am finding it a little bit weird drinking black tea without milk, but it is surprisingly good! Also, milk would make these teas really awful, so there’s no chance I’m even trying it!

I’ve really enjoyed these teas, I wouldn’t have ever tried mint tea otherwise and certainly not ginger! So I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to try these! Also, can we just appreciate how amazing these tins are? I want elephant tins like this all over my house!

[Photo from Williamson Tea]

*I was sent this product for review purposes and as always my views are my own.

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