Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends....it's Friday....let's get the kettle on!
If you popped by earlier this week, you'll have seen our post about Claude the pop up tearoom from the ladies at the Vintage Cake House in Farnham. When I popped by to see them on Gostrey Meadows last weekend, they told me about the loose leaf teabags they are using to serve their takeaway tea. As a popup tearoom Claude has no teapots....but they didn't want to scrimp on the quality of the tea they served and discovered Jenier tea.
Very kindly they gave me some teabags to try at home.....so I got my pretty teacups out and let the tea tasting commence....
Jenier World of Teas operates from Scotland, and source high quality teas from around the world. They currently have a variety of black, green, white and flowering teas on their website.
I started with the Egyptian Chamomile which comes from the Nile River Delta, Egypt.
The 1st Grade chamomile flowers are field grown and sundried. I thought the yellow teacup was the perfect choice for this cup of tea....
The tea had a beautiful yellow colour, with a pleasant and fruity aroma. The taste was crisp and fresh, with a warming, fruity taste. It was a very relaxing cup of tea and is obviously caffeine free.
Something full of caffeine was the Cream Earl Grey tea....
This is a traditional Earl Grey with a hint of vanilla which gives it a creamy flavour.
This tea has a lovely copper colour (the photo doesn't do it justice) and a lovely creamy vanilla aroma. The black tea is softened by the vanilla, creating a lovely sweet tea that is not artificial nor overpowering. It's a very mellow brew!
Finally we have the green tea....now this is where I have a confession to make...I'm not entirely sure which green tea this was....
I know it was a pale amber colour once brewed. It was a punchy green tea, Strong in flavour without being bitter. This tea (whichever it is) will not disappoint anyone looking for a decent cup of green tea!
To find out more about Jenier teas pop by their website. If you live in or near Farnham, Surrey, you can try these teas at Claude the popup tearoom! Read more about Claude here.
I'd like to thank the lovely ladies at the Vintage Cake House for giving me these teabags to try!
Thank you for popping by today,