Sunday, March 12, 2006
Oh, this is good! The moment you get your first sip of the hot tea is divine. It's soothing, relaxing, calming, but invigorating at the same time. It's so full of flavour, it's ever so slightly sweet, and not at all bitter, unless you've over stewed the tea. It tastes great without milk, without sugar, without honey, although those can be added if you've got a sweet tooth.
The tea is sent directly from India and took about 2 weeks to arrive in the UK. The tea itself is packaged in a brown paper bag, which is sealed in a silver foil bag. The tea is much coarser than your average (off-the-shelf) tea, although not as large and leafy as Monkey Picked Tea. The tea is available to buy on Thunderbolt's website: ThunderboltTea.com and is HIGHLY recommended!
Nb. Shown in the picture is the excellent SmartCafe Hot Cafetiere Mug - excellent for one cup cafetiere coffee or tealeaf tea - the plunger keeps all the tealeaves / coffee at the bottom. It's available at John Lewis and other stores.