If you need to calm down and relax, perhaps a lemon and honey brew is for you? We reviewed Tea and the Gang's lemon and honey rooibos tea.
I've been looking for lots of different tea flavours to review at the moment, especially ones that I wouldn't normally choose. I don't generally opt for herbal or fruit teas when I go out so it's nice to push out of my normal comfort zone!
Tea and the Gang is a Cambridge-based company that offers three free teabags for new customers, all you need to do is pay £1.49 postage and packaging. I took advantage of the offer and three randomly selected teabags came whizzing to my house.
The interesting thing about Tea and the Gang is that all the different tea blends are represented by different characters, which is fun and gives the brand a bit of a unique selling point!
The first teabag I checked out was a lemon and honey rooibos blend, referred to by Tea and the Gang as 'The Nurse'. I was feeling a bit frazzled, and the flavours sounded incredibly soothing. Could the nurse take care of me?
Now, we’re not strangers to rooibos (or redbush) tea on this blog. Contrary to popular belief, it's a herbal tea rather than a black tea! It's also caffeine-free, so perfect if you’re looking for something to calm you down so you can have a peaceful night’s sleep.
When I opened the sachet and had a little smell of the tea, I could definitely smell the lemon and honey.
The tea also contains chamomile, which is great if you want to wind down, as well as zesty lemongrass, and I could easily spot the stalks peppered through the teabag.
I added boiling water and let the tea brew for the recommended three minutes. As rooibos can be enjoyed with and without milk I had a slurp of it both ways!
Without milk you could definitely taste that it was a rooibos, with pleasant undertones of lemon and honey. I found that with the milk, that the lemon and honey flavours were a little more pronounced, probably because the brew had cooled down and the flavours had had more time to intensify.
In summary this is probably not a tea that I would normally go for, however it was pleasant and it did actually make me feel a little more relaxed during the course of the day!
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By Kate at 18 Jul 2020, 10:27 AM