APPLE & GRAPEFRUIT and MASALA CHAI

DSC_0002My last visit to London was a productive one. Not only for some interesting visits and shopping of books. But for these two new teas to taste.

I arrived at Camden town early in the morning. Only a few of the shops and stalls were open at this time and even less visitors.

At Camden Lock, I found this small stall TEA SHIRT (http://tea-shirt.co.uk) with a small selection of teas that you could smell before deciding.

I decided for a Tea Fusion: Apple & Grapefruit and a Tea Classic: Masala Chai. On the back of the bags, you will find the information about ingredients, type of tea and preparation.

The first one, Apple & Grapefruit is the first tea that I taste that requires as much time as 10 to 12 minutes in hot water (100º C.) The ingredients are apple pieces, rose hip peel, hibiscus, lemongrass, orange peel, orange triangles, natural aroma, strawberry pieces.

The smell is spicy and bitter. Aromas of fresh grass and pine. The taste is something different, more light, but still a strong saviour. The colour is lilac.
It is my favourite one for weekend breakfast when I have time to have a couple of cup before starting the day.

The second one, Masala chai, is a black tea. The ingredients are black tea, cinnamon pieces, ginger pieces, cardamom seeds, cardamom pods, vanilla pieces, flavouring.

I didn’t follow the instruction written on the pack because it includes milk, and I don’t like it, but for me, it is perfect with honey. The smell is spicy and itches a little when smelling it. The flavour is robust and tasty. The colour is black with a brown background.
This is a good tea to start early the mornings during week days.

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