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Friday, 1 May 2015

The Friday Review - Dragonfly Tea - The Green Review!

Hello there,

Welcome back to a new Friday Review from Tea With Me and Friends....can you believe it's May already? Where is this year disappearing to so fast?

Today on the Friday Review we have a little green review for you. No, we've not suddenly become a political blog....we've been enjoying a couple of green teas from Dragonfly Teas!

If you saw last week's review, you'll know that we have already tried four of the Dragonfly tea....well this week we are adding another two varieties......


Green teas from Dragonfly teas

Instead of comparing two similar green teas we have decided to a minty green tea and a Jasmine green tea, as you would imagine from Dragonfly teas they have fab names: Moonlight Jasmine Organic Green Tea and Moroccan Mint Organic Green Tea.

Dragonfly Tea

I decided to sample these teas in lovely Savoy teacups.....

Dragonfly teas

Let's start with the minty Moroccan Mint Organic Green Tea, which was the slightly paler of the two teas....

Dragonfly Tea - Moroccan Mint Organic Green Tea

This is a blend of aromatic spearmint leaves with a Gunpowder Green Tea, inspired by Morocco's tea-drinking traditions. This tea can be enjoyed throughout the day and also with meals.

I only brewed this tea for about a minute as I wasn't sure about the minty flavour. I found the minty flavour quite strong, but not at all overpowering or artificial. It also had a slight sweet taste to it, which I think comes from using spearmint leaves in the blend. It's a refreshing cup of cup with a sweet, minty aroma, which I enjoyed.

The next tea to tickle our taste buds was the Moonlight Jasmine Organic Green Tea.....

Dragonfly Tea - Moonlight Jasmine Organic Green Tea

This tea gains its name as Jasmine blossoms are picked during the night when they are open, the flowers are then laid on the green tea until the fragrance has been absorbed into the tea.

I brewed this tea for about two minutes to produce a lovely light green-yellow colour. This tea had a beautiful, delicate fragrance. The flavour was smooth and refreshing - a thoroughly enjoyable cuppa!

If you didn't see our last review on Dragonfly Teas you won't know that Dragonfly are a British family company, dedicated to sourcing wonderful teas from around the world. They have over 30 teas in their range, you can find out more about them on their website.

One of the things I love about Dragonfly tea are their wonderful tea tags, each has a little message to make the tea lover smile....

Dragonfly Tea

We'd like to thank Dragonfly Teas for sending us the selection of teas to enjoy. Please note that although we received these teas for free, it has not affected our taste buds and all opinions are our own.

So, over to you....what are your thoughts on green tea? Do you love it or loathe it?

Thanks for popping by today,
Rachel

2 comments:

Ali D said...

Glad to see you've got to my favourite, I buy their Jasmine in bulk! I have tried every jasmine tea I come across, and still do, and the Dragonfly remains the best i've found.

Victoria Redshaw said...

I have recently bought a box of the Dragonfly Jasmine tea and it's divine! Having sampled the real thing in China, I think this is a pretty good substitute until I am able to visit again!