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.