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July 2016

Green Tea Tea Reviews

Heard of Kukicha?! Check Out My Adagio Teas Review

25th July 2016

A while back I was sent some flavoured matcha by Adagio Teas for me to include in a flavoured matcha comparison that I’ve been writing, which I will eventually have finished! Adagio were also awesome enough to send me some of their tea to review.

I’ve been a fan of Adagio for a long while now, they were one of the first companies to reach out to me when my blog first got going so I’ve had a soft spot for their tea ever since.

I reviewed their Green Rooibos Bonita a few weeks back which was AMAZING and now I’ll be reviewing Kukicha, which is something new for me.

Kukicha is basically a blend of the stems, stalks and twigs of the tea plant that aren’t used, usually when sencha or matcha is produced, which results in a deep green loose tea. The first thing I noticed when I smelt the tea in it’s packet is it has a really green vegetal aroma with a lighter fragrance than traditional green tea.

Front Flower

When I prepared the tea I was pleased by how economical it is, a little goes a long way and it’s good for multiple infusions. When the water’s added it produces a very light golden tea that has a fragrance that I can only describe as smelling healthy, it does have a slightly sweet nutty aroma too.

I was eager to try this tea as it’s something new which is always exciting to find. The main thing I noticed is how light the flavour is, it doesn’t have any bitterness and is overall quite sweet and nutty. It’s really nice to drink on warm summer evenings, especially when it cools slightly as it’s really refreshing. I’ve been drinking this tea in big amounts, I fill my Adagio IngenuiTEAΒ  at the beginning of the evening and I’m good to go!

Kukicha is naturally low in caffeine so if that’s something you look for in a tea then this is one for you πŸ™‚

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my review of Adagio’s Kukicha, if you’d like to try the unique flavour of Kukicha yourself you can find it here and they even do a wallet friendly sample size πŸ˜€

Thanks to Adagio for sending me this tea to review and thanks so much to everyone reading this!

As always you can find me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook if you have any questions or love tea as much as me and would like to talk tea πŸ™‚

Bye for now! xXx

 

 

 

Matcha Tea Reviews

T2 Cinammon Flavoured Matcha & Teaware Review

11th July 2016

I’ve become obsessed with flavoured matcha over the last few months and watched it go from one or two flavours being available in the UK to a ton of flavours being available.

I decided I’d put together a comparison post for all the flavoured matcha I can find, there’s even a couple from Barcelona thrown in. I haven’t quite finished the comparison yet but in my search I was excited to discover that T2 now do a few flavoured matchas. I reached out to them to see if they fancied being included in my comparison post and they were kind enough to send me their Cinammon matcha and a hella fancy glass mug to go with it.

As they were generous enough to send me these I thought I’d write a post up just about their products to begin with and then add them to the comparison post too. Read on to find out what I thought!

Cinammon Flavoured MatchaPackaging

The first thing I always notice about T2 products is how phenomenally presented they are, if you haven’t been to one of their stores yet I urge you to do so. I particularly like their Regent Street and Tottenham Court Road stores in London, their staff are always more than happy to make up a batch of any of their teas for you to try and they’re super knowledgable. The quality of the packaging is instantly obvious with their flavoured matcha as you can always expect from T2.

Tin with spoon

This is THE spoon to measure perfect matcha servings! http://amzn.to/29O56ZY

It comes in beautiful black tins with vibrant colours that are always in pristine condition. Inside the lid of the canister there’s a second lid that really helps to keep the matcha fresh, not that it’ll hang around for long once you’ve tasted it 😉 Inside the canister you’ll find a totally sealed foil packet so you know your matcha is perfect from day one.

Straight away I was impressed with the bright vivid green of T2’s matcha and the cinnamon fragrance explosion that took place as soon as I snipped the top of the packet. I did wonder if the cinnamon would be too spicy and overpower the matcha but I could tell from the sweet cinnamony scent that this wouldn’t be the case.

T2’s cinnamon matcha blends amazingly with the water and the froth it produces is really incredible, you literally get about a centermetre of frothy joy on top of each batch. The cinnamon flavour is as the fragrance promised, sweet and puddingy! It reminds me of cinnamon buns but not quite as sweet and the balance of cinnamon and matcha is superb.

Another thing worth mentioning is I recently bought a pack of T2’s unflavoured matcha sachets so I can get a matcha hit while I’m on the move (my matcha addiction has got pretty serious in recent weeks 😛) and I love the vibrant green goodness that bursts out of each sachet. It seems T2’s matcha is top quality whether it’s flavoured or not, some other flavoured matcha I’ve had has clearly been lesser quality matcha hiding behind a flavour but this totally isn’t the case with T2.


T2 Glass Mug

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When I opened my much awaited T2 delivery I was thrilled to find that they’d also included one of their glass mugs. Another reason to visit a T2 store is their teaware, it’s simply divine! It is quite expensive but their quality is one of the highest I’ve seen, from their teapots to their glassware, it’s all fantastic.

I’ve always particularly liked their glass teaware, I have a double walled glass of theirs that you may of seen on my Instagram and it’s always been one of my favs. The glass mug I received is clear glass with a black glass handle, it’s super smart and perfect for displaying their matcha in 😃

The black glass handle really works alongside the bright green hues of the matcha. It’s really a joy to use and adds an extra element of sophistication to any matcha session. I’ve really enjoyed my time with T2’s cinnamon matcha and cannot wait to try their other flavours once they’re back in stock in their London stores. If you’d like to buy their flavoured matcha too you can find them on their website, there’s a choice of Cinnamon, Chocolate or Mint.

A massive thank you goes to T2 for being awesome enough to send me their wonderful products to review.

Another huge thanks goes to you guys for reading my review, it means so much to me! 😃 Remember to come find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, I’m always happy to talk with any fellow matcha lovers!

Bye for now! xXx