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Friday, 8 May 2015

The Friday Review .....Yogi Tea

Hello there,

Yet another Friday is upon us....so grab a cup of tea and enjoy this week's Friday tea review! This week we have a selection of herbal infusions for you, celebrating the new brand launch of Yogi Teas. We were really lucky to receive this lovely hamper of teas and tea items...

Yogi Tea isn't just about the tea, they have a strong focus on Wellbeing. For over 40 years Yogi Tea has been producing herb and spice teas based on Ayurvedic tea recipes, which are designed to promote individual well-being and encourage the balance between body, mind and soul. The website is full of wellbeing information, including lots of yoga poses.

Yogi Tea comes in the form of teabags and brewing instructions are given on each box. I love the little inspirational tags on the teabags...

Yogi Tea

Let the tea tasting begin!

Tea tasting - Yogi Tea

We had six teas to sample....if you take a look at the Yogi Tea website you'll see that this represents only a small selection from the teas on offer! We had the following....

A selection of Yogi Teas

We began our tea tasting adventure with the Bedtime tea....

Bedtime Tea - Yogi Tea

This soothing tea is a blend of fennel, chamomile, peppermint, cardamom, lemon balm, lemon grass, valerian root, sage, lavender flowers and nutmeg. It needs to be brewed for approximately five-six minutes and should be enjoyed in the evenings to help aid relaxation before bedtime. Once brewed its a beautiful amber colour and has a slightly earthy aroma.

I do sometimes find it difficult to drop off to sleep at night, so I was particularly interested in this tea. It's a very soothing cup of tea, which did leave me feeling more relaxed. There is a slight sweet flavour to the tea, but nothing artificial or overpowering. 

From here we moved onto the Throat Comfort tea....

Throat Comfort - Yogi Tea

This tea has been designed to comfort you if you are suffering from a sore throat. The herbs, fruit and spices in this blend include liquorice, fennel, cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, thyme, mullein, citrus extract, orange extract, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, turmeric root. This is a rather sweet tasting tea and we all thought that the taste and the aroma were not the same.

We brewed this tea for five minutes too and I have to say it has quite a magically effect as once you have swallowed a mouthful of this tea you are left with what feels like a coating on your throat. Lorna, her hubby and I all experienced it so we can't all be mad (can we?). Admittedly none of us had a sore throat at the time, but I can see how this would have a soothing effect.

Next we moved onto the Stomach Ease tea....

Yogi Tea - Stomach Ease

This tea has won a Great Taste award in 2014.

The spices in this comfort blend include cardamom, fennel, coriander, barley malt, liquorice, peppermint, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves. The tea is a light brown colour when brewed for approximately five minutes. Again, it has a slight earthy aroma, it's another soothing blend that has a sweet aftertaste.

We then tried the Classic tea...

This blend is the tea that Yogi Bhajan originally served to his yoga students.

Another light brown tea, the ingredients include cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon oil. You can really smell the cardamon once the tea is brewed and this tea is less sweet than the others. A very pleasant cuppa!

Something a little different was the Choco tea....

Yogi Tea - Choco
This is a warming, sweet blend which includes cocoa shells, liquorice, cinnamon, carob, barley malt, cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon extract, vanilla extract, black pepper, ginger oil, vanilla beans.

We brewed this cup for seven minutes and it produced a dark brown tea. We tried this without milk, and it tasted a bit like a watery hot chocolate - therefore I think adding milk would give the flavour more depth. It definitely reminded us all of hot chocolate, and had a chocolately aroma,  although it was quite sweet.

Finally we sampled the Licorice tea...

Yogi Tea - Licorice Tea
Another earthy blend, the ingredients include liquorice, cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, cardamom, roasted chicory, cloves, orange oil, black pepper, vanilla extract. This was much sweeter than we thought it would be, we could easily taste the cinnamon and it reminded us of honey.

For more information about Yogi Tea and to see the other blends in their range please visit their website. We'd like to thank Yogi Tea for sending us all these teas to try, but please note that this gift hamper has not effected our taste buds and all opinions expressed are our own!

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

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