Yes that’s a Paperchase postcard. Yes I’m a blogger cliché. I just wanna fit in, ‘kay?
It should come as no surprise that I love tea. I mean c’mon, look at my blog name. But I don’t actually drink ‘proper’ tea – I can probably count on my fingers and toes the number of cups of caffeinated tea I’ve had in my life. I’ve also only tasted coffee once. Yup. Caffeine just does funny things to me, and I much prefer ‘cleaner’ feeling drinks. So I’m a big fan of herbal and fruit teas and have a cupboard overflowing with them. I do tend to drink different kinds of tea at certain times of the day – green tea in the morning and camomile tea in the evening for example, but lately I have become obsessed with one particular tea, and drink it all day long. So much so that it has inspired this new feature – Teacup Roundup – a look at what’s filling up my cups each week.
So today is this little gem from Pukka.
I’m not usually a fan of ginger tea as I find it a bit sickly, but this tea is something else. It’s got a much deeper flavour and although it tastes sweet it’s not too sickly. It feels like you’ve had a substantial drink as it’s quite a rich flavour and it usually fills that 3pm void that makes me want to eat ALL the food and have a nap. It has such a warming taste that even if I don’t get to drink it while it’s still hot (I’m looking at you, Toddler) it always tastes like a cuddle in a teacup. It also feels like a massive treat to me as it just tastes so indulgent, so it definitely perks me up during the day and makes me feel like I’m doing something nice for myself.
At around £2.39 for 20 bags it’s a teeny but more than I would usually like to pay for tea, but it is so worth it. If you read my feature over at That Gent Mark you’ll know that I’m a fan of the reusing-a-tea-bag-as-much-as-possible method of making tea (It’s not gross. I promise), so I rarely use more than one bag a day and I’ll get a decent 3-4 cups out of it. (Just don’t squeeze the bag for the first couple of cups and job’s a good’un) So each box lasts me three weeks, which is like 10p a day or something. Super value.
My favourite way to drink it at the moment, is with a slice or two of lemon added to the cup. It’s great if you do find the taste a bit too sweet and makes it feel that bit fresher. Plus you benefit from the cleansing effects of lemon water. Win win.
So that’s my favourite tea at the moment. I’m always on the lookout for recommendations so let me know your favourite and I’ll check ’em out!
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