Tea Tuesday: The Republic of Tea
So, I thought summer was here. I really really really thought it was here. This weekend I actually left the house wearing shorts and a tank top. My first time wearing shorts outside this season! It was amazing. But now they are telling us snow is on its way!? What!? How can it be!? Luckily, I only have 10 sleeps left until I’m in Barbados ;)
Even though I’m not thrilled about snow coming my way in April, I’m not too concerned. My good friends at The Republic of Tea found out that I’m the Queen of tea and generously sent me three different teas to sample! So, I have plenty of tea to sip on if the snow does come. But we all know I will drink it even if the snow doesn’t come. I am always sipping tea. And since today is Tea Tuesday on A Dash of Meg, I thought it would be a perfect time to show The Republic of Tea some love and review the teas they sent my way!
Organic Turmeric Ginger
The first tea I tried was their Organic Turmeric Ginger tea. This is a green tea with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and natural honey flavour.
I always enjoy a good green tea and this definitely did satisfy me, but first I must comment on the smell of the tea. It smells so refreshing and gingery. Totally my style. However, when brewed, the ginger flavour is not that strong. Instead, I found the honey flavour to be most detectable, but when I steeped two tea bags instead of just a single one, the ginger and cinnamon flavours were much more noticeable and I loved it even more! So, whenever I have this tea, I steep two bags in a single cup for a good amount of time (7 – 10 minutes), so the ginger and cinnamon flavours can get nice a strong!
Although the turmeric in this tea doesn’t add too much to the overall flavour, it does provide some incredible health benefits. Turmeric has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and is a great addition to this tea!
Ginger Peach was another type of tea that I was sent. This tea is a black tea blended with peach flavour and ginger. The smell of this tea alone is amazing, but the flavour doesn’t disappoint, either. I was very happy with the spiciness of this tea; however, it was perfectly balanced with sweetness from the peach flavour, as well.
I’m honestly not the biggest fan of black teas, I tend to choose green, white, rooibos, or herbals, but this black tea was definitely very enjoyable and one of my favourite non loose leaf black teas.
I am really looking forward to enjoying this tea iced throughout the summer!
Republic Red Chai
The Republic Red Chai tea was the only full-leaf loose herb tea I was sent and further confirmed why I love loose leaf teas more than any other teas out there. The flavours are so much more real, apparent, strong, and vibrant in loose leaf teas than their counterparts.
This tea in particular, Republic Red Chai, is a rooibos tea, which means it is caffeine free, so it is perfect for any time of the day! It contains rooibos, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, anise, black pepper, and cloves. Pretty much all of my favourite tea ingredients! So, it goes without saying that this is one of my most favourite teas and would recommend it to anyone!
Be sure not to steep this tea too long; however, because it can get really spicy! That black pepper and all of the other spices sure have some kick to them when it is steeped longer that necessary! Try steeping this tea for 5 – 7 minutes for best results!
Do any of these teas tickle your taste buds? Have you tried any of these teas before? If so, what were your thoughts?
PS if you’re drinking tea today show me some love with my new hashtag #teawithmeg :D
See ya tomorrow with a new recipe!