Valentine's Tea Party
Due to work commitments, my other half and I celebrated Valentine’s on Saturday 13th of February, so I decided to put on a little Valentine’s Tea Party for my friends on the 14th, where we could try out some fantastic loose leaf tea and enjoy a cake (or two).
The lovely folk at Jadu Tea sent me some delicious-looking tea and this tea party seemed like the perfect occasion to try this out. In preparation, I pulled out my beautiful pink teapots and infusers and we set about trying some of these delicious flavours.
Mademoiselle Grey Tea
This is a tea for the eyes and the taste buds. When I opened the tea, I could clearly see the orange peel, lemongrass and red cornflowers nestled amongst the black tea. It looked beautiful.
On brewing, we all agreed it was a very smooth taste and the bergamot and accompanying ingredients gave a fruity and refreshing taste. I really enjoyed this tea. You could have it with or without milk, depending on your taste.
Rooibos Crème Brulee
This is a delightfully sweet tea, which would be perfect after a meal, when you don’t have room for a dessert but you would like something sweet.
It smelled heavenly as it was brewing. The tea gave off aromas of cinnamon and caramel. As it is a rooibos tea, it is caffeine free, so perfect for an evening treat which won’t keep you awake at night.
This was a really rich, flavoursome tea. I love the classic English Breakfast tea and this is definitely one of the nicest I’ve tasted. Very satisfying and one you could drink at any time (not just at breakfast!)
White Mango Lime
I was also sent White Mango Lime tea, which I am very excited to try out tomorrow morning. I often take a travel cup of my favourite lemon-grass tea with me to work in the morning, so I think this could offer a variation on the refreshing zing I like first thing. Also white tea is reported to being full of beautifying antioxidants! That sounds good, doesn’t it? The tea is made up of Chinese white tea and has lots of other delightful ingredients added to it, included hibiscus, pineapple and papaya pieces and sunflower petals, amongst other things.
Jadu Tea is beautifully packaged in blue velvet square boxes. They feel luxurious and they would make a great gift for any tea lover. Mine came wrapped in thick tissue paper and it felt like I was opening a very special gift. There’s plenty of other flavours, I still have a few more to try out. Any excuse to have another tea party eh!
I made a served a batch of my favourite home-made cupcakes, which always seem to go down well with my friends and family. I made these valentine’s themed, with red polka dot cases and sugar heart toppings. If you like the look of these, you can find the recipe here.
All in all, we had a wonderful Valentine’s Tea Party, made even more special with the lovely teas from Jadu Tea and of course, the company of my lovely friends.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!
Disclosure: Jadu Tea gifted me a selection of teas to try, but as always, my opinions are my own.
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