There isn’t much better than relaxing with a warm drink of an evening. I am not the world’s biggest fan of warm drinks, but I like to try caffeine-free and fruit teas from time to time. I have been trying out some flavours from the Tea Makers of London, as well as a stunning glass teapot and glasses.
The Teapot & Glasses
The glass teapot looks good and is easy to use. I think it is so unusual to see a glass teapot, so it is a definite talking point. I am not going to lie, I am a bit of a novice when it comes to using loose leaf teas. So I did have to look up how to use the teapot, with the glass infuser insert and the little removable coil. It is fascinating to see how the teas all diffuse together, which is something that you get from this, unlike other teapots. The glass keeps surprisingly cool, which is great. It does keep the water warm for quite a while, though. So it is the perfect pot to have when entertaining and having a warm drink after dinner, for example.
The same goes for the tea glasses. They aren’t hot to the touch, but keep your drink warm. They are double walled so they look good when the tea is in them. They are the right size for a normal drink of tea. So perfect to get a few of them with a teapot. I like how unique they are and think that they would make a great gift as you don’t see many of them around.
The Flavours of Tea
I avoid caffeine where I can, so I loved trying some of the Tea Makers London caffeine-free teas; there is so much choice! I was sent the Chai or Madagaskar tea, the organic peppermint leaves, and the whole rose buds. The chai tea was my absolute favourite; it was truly delicious. First of all, the smell was just amazing. It has chunks of orange in, as well as some dark cocoa bits. It has lots of lovely spices in like cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. The peppermint leaves, as you might imagine, is a lovely refreshing and light minty taste. The smell is amazing too. I am definitely a person that ‘eats’ with my nose as well as my mouth! The rose bud tea is really light, fragrant and refreshing. I didn’t think that I would like it very much, as fragrant things aren’t usually my favourite, but I was pleased to be proved wrong. So the ones that I tried were all delicious and I would recommend them. I’d love to try some more of their caffeine-free flavours! They have a wide range of other teas too, including Matcha, black teas, darjeeling and fruity teas.
I think that the cost of everything is completely reasonable. The teapot is £20.15, with the glasses costing £7.45 each. If you are a bit of a tea fan, then I think you can see that it isn’t anymore than other teapots or mugs would cost. The chai tea costs from £4 for a packet, with the peppermint and rose bud teas starting from £3.50. They wouldn’t be an everyday tea necessarily, so you would get your money’s worth. Like I have said previously, they would make great gifts for foodies and tea lovers. It really is something a little fancy and different. You can order everything online from their website.
Have you tried loose tea leaves before? Do you have a favourite?
*all the items were gifted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.