Tea of the month : December

Tea of the month - December 2012 - Hello Little House

Yes, my tea is pink!  I’m trying to be a little more adventurous with my tea drinking and instead of my standard black, I’m trying a few different herbal blends.  I’ve never been a huge fan of herbal teas but I’ve found a couple of favourites of late and thought it might be nice to share my tea adventures with a regular tea of the month post.

December : ‘Energy’ herbal blend by Tea Leaves

I need an extra boost of energy to get me through this Christmas/silly season, so I’ve been brewing an ‘energy’ herbal blend.  According to Tea Leaves this tea ‘enhances energy production’ and helps relieve ‘fatigue and Monday-itis’.  Yes please!

The blend includes Siberian ginseng, gotu kola, liquorice root and hibiscus flower – hence it’s pretty pink colour.

I have to admit it’s taken a little bit to develop a taste for this tea and I learned pretty quickly that it’s best when brewed for a very short time.  The photo above shows the tea once it has brewed and darkened over a longer time (because of my slow photography!) but I preferred it served quite weak.  Did it give me a boost of energy?  I’m not entirely sure but I have enjoyed it as a change from black tea and there was something about drinking pink tea that felt extra special.

Please note that I’m not affiliated with Tea Leaves in any way.  I chose their tea because I liked that they’re a local business (Sassafras is in the Dandenong Ranges just outside Melbourne), they had cute little sampler tins plus a huge variety of teas available in their online store.  Quick delivery too.

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2 Responses to Tea of the month : December

  1. Jodie 15 December, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Hi Nat. We are tea obsessed as well. We have been drinking litres and litres of iced tea from T2. Very Berry Fruitea is my favorite and my husband loves French Earl Grey as a black hot tea. I have even stopped drinking diet coke and the kids love it as well. A much better option than cordial or juice.

  2. hellolittlehouse 15 December, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Very Berry Fruitea sounds amazing Jodie! And yes, a fantastic alternative to cordial or juice. I have an unopened box of T2’s Southern Sunrise which I’m looking forward to trying next. Hopefully my boys will like it cold too.