Getting Cosy With Cosy Tea
Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave my older posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding.
Rooibos and Vanilla: I tried Rooibos (Tick Tock) tea before and I didn't like it. The flavour was different to my usual cuppa and somehow I couldn't get on with it. So it was with a sense of nervous anticipation that I tried this tea. Firstly, the aroma that wafted up from the cup as soon as I poured the hot water in was terrific. It was sweet, homely and sensual - vanilla. It complements the tea really well, and I am now a Rooibos convert. I first made it as the box suggested - with a splash of milk - but it's also delicious without milk. We all loved it - my hubby has sugar in his tea and he didn't need any in this, it was already sweet and aromatic. Rooibos & Vanilla got the thumbs up from us.
Blueberry and Echinacea: Dark purple in colour, fruity and with immune-boosting echinacea, this is the tea for the cold and flu season. Blueberries are already high in antioxidants and the echinacea gives that a boost. This tea is full of fruity flavour but might be a bit tart for some so you might need a swirl of honey or a teaspoon of sugar.
Peppermint: This tea is minty, refreshing and is a great afternoon pick me up. It has more of a sweet mint flavour rather than a full-on overpowering mint taste you sometimes get with other peppermint teas. Peppermint is considered good for the digestion, too.
Jasmine Green Tea: I love Jasmine Green Tea - and especially this one. You can taste the delicate, floral Jasmine. I like this made so it's quite strong - after having brewed in the cup for around 4 minutes.
Lemon Green Tea: I'm not really one for citrussy tastes in my tea - I don't go in for black tea with lemon and all that jazz - so I was pleasantly surprised by this tea. The lemon flavour is very subtle, making this tasty green tea just that little bit more refreshing to drink.
Camomile: Famed for its relaxing and sleep-inducing qualities, camomile tea is a firm favourite in our house with two young children and both of us with busy jobs. Cosy Tea stated on the packaging that this camomile tea contains liquorice - but the liquorice flavour is so subtle you can't really taste it in my opinion without knowing it was there and looking for it. But a delicious, calming cuppa it is.
What I Love About Cosy Tea
While tasting each of these teas, I was looking for downsides to it, to give a balanced review - but even the subtlety of some of the added ingredients worked in its favour. Other things you might not know about Cosy Tea include:
- It's certified organic, and the black teas are also Fairtrade.
- The tea bags are brown, and undyed - no nasty bleached paper wallowing in my cup thank you.
- You can get a little display/holder on the website to hold the tea boxes - perfect for an office, café, or staff canteen. With its retro design it wouldn't look out of place in my kitchen, to be honest.
- As you may imagine by their packaging, Cosy Tea are also pro-knitting - on their website they have links you can follow to knit your own tea cosy - if you send in a pic of your creation, they might feature it on their Facebook page!