Miss Cole's Tea Time - London Tea from The Tea House

One of the great thing about trying different blends is tasting teas you don't otherwise drink. When I'm trying a new blend, I usually rely on my sense of smell. If you go into a store that sells loose leaf, be sure to open up the caddies and stick your nose in. It's a good way to know if you'll like the tea.

I don't often drink Darjeeling tea, but this London Tea blend has the perfect hint of floral flavours thanks to it. I should think this would be a good tea for Earl Grey drinkers, or tea drinkers who find Earl Grey too strong. The blend of Darjeeling and Ceylon makes for a very light tea. It's perfect for afternoon refreshment or a cup of tea to banish the working day before you sit down to spend the evening writing. I like the slight twang of taste at the end of each sip. It gives this mellow tea a slight kick. It's not the kind of powerful taste you'll get with an Assam blend. It's more like the crest of a wave before it pulls back. A good tea to get you back in to the flow.

Brewing this just right might take a bit of practice. You'll want to give it at least five minutes unless you want it to taste fairly weak. I wouldn't put much milk in it if that's the case, because it will definitely drown out the tea. It's going to have a fairly light colour as it's a blend of Darjeeling and Ceylon. Just take care not to drown even a five minute brew in milk. The leaves will be overwhelmed and it'll taste more like hot, milky water.

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  1. I love the packaging, but I tend to prefer a strong tea. Cute tea cup in the background.

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    1. So red and shiny! Lots of their teas come in that package.

      Yeah, this definitely won't replace the likes of an Assam for strength, but it's worth trying for a bit of a change :)

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