Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends - it's Friday....that means we're back with a new tea review for you!
Recently, Greys Teas kindly sent me a selection of their teas to try.....as well as the samples, I was sent some handy tasting note cards.....
|Tea-riffic post from Grey's Teas|
Grey's Teas specialise in teas from individual tea gardens or tea growing areas so that tea lovers can experience their diversity of character. The range of tea currently on offer features approximately 150 different teas from around the world. These teas comprise of black, green, oolong, white, flavoured green and flavoured black teas plus herbal infusions - something for everyone!
Richard Grey, founder of Grey’s Teas has previously worked for Lyons, Tetley and Whittard. He has a particular interest in new product development and has an honours degree in marketing and a masters degree in product design. He has travelled extensively in India and China.
Richard is descended from the First Earl Grey. It was the Second Earl Grey (British Prime Minister 1830-1834) who had today’s most popular tea named after him. Unsurprisingly, Grey's Teas stock an excellent Earl Grey, a traditional blend of China Keemun, Darjeeling and oil of Bergamot!
The first tea I sampled from Grey's Tea is the Ceylon Oodoowerre Silver Needle white tea.....
|Silver Needle - Grey's Teas|
This budset white tea is from the Ceylon Uva district of Sri Lanka, situated at an altitude of nearly 4000 ft. This is a rare tea, picked from only the right tea bushes in the Oodoowerre garden. These pale green-grey tips are large at over one inch long with a blackcurrant aroma to the dry leaf which is just dried on blankets in the sun.
|Ceylon Oodoowerre Silver Needle white tea - Grey's Teas|
To enjoy a cup of this tea, you need to infuse three grams of leaves per cup, for four minutes.
Once brewed the tea is a pretty amber colour.....
The taste is very smooth, with an ever so slightly nutty flavour.
I thoroughly enjoyed this cuppa!
For more information about this tea pop by the Grey's Teas website.
I'd like to thank Richard for sending us the samples - however please note that this has not effected our taste buds and all opinions expressed in this blog post are our own.
Thank you for popping by today - don't forget to pop back to see which other teas from Grey's we've been sampling!