A tea that claims to smell like cookie dough? How could we refuse! Check out our review of Truetea's almond and pistachio black tea.
It's been a little while since I reviewed tea on the blog. It was always really exciting to get a package in the post, full of lots of exciting, exotic teas!
Truetea is a company based in Harrogate (hey, we've been there!) which offers a variety of loose leaf tea and teabags for customers across the UK. All of their teas are available in little 10g sample pouches (enough for about three brews), so I ordered a few that sounded delicious and waited for the post to arrive!
The first tea I tried was their almond and pistachio blend, a black tea which claimed to smell and taste like cookie dough! Who could say no to that?
The tea had clear packaging, detailing the ingredients and how long to brew the tea for for optimum flavour. I was interested to read some of the ingredients of the loose leaf tea - as well as pistachios and almonds, it also contained pink peppercorns, cumin and coriander! This worried me a little bit, cookie dough isn't spicy! What had I let myself in for?!
I was pleasantly surprised when I smelled the tea leaves though, all the aromas did come together to give a spicy sweet smell, very similar to freshly baked cookies. The leaves looked really pretty as well, flecked with the dark pink peppercorns and the pale yellow almond slivers.
Time to brew up!
It's been a little while since I've had loose leaf tea at home so I had to dig out my trusty infuser. Truetea recommended brewing this tea with freshly boiled water, between 3-5 minutes. I let it brew for the full five, to intensify the aroma and taste.
The tea tasted good both on its own (as it was quite sweet it was very drinkable black) and with a splash of milk, the spicy sweet flavour was still there but had mellowed a lot. With milk it tasted quite a lot like a chai.
It's definitely one I'd try again, and was a nice alternative to your standard black breakfast tea.
Stay tuned to the blog to find out more about the Truetea haul I ordered!
By Kate at 16 May 2020, 09:17 AM