I shop with Ocado and I was looking at their very extensive tea selection for some inspiration. Pukka Teas caught my eye as they were having a promotion, so I treated myself to a box of the seductively sounding Star Anise and Cinnamon at £1.99 instead of £2.49. When the tea arrived, the fantastically heavy scent of cinnamon came from the box, I could tell it was one of those teas I would end up drinking on a horribly yucky day to warm and soothe the soul.
Funny enough the Great British Summer never will disappoint in providing the odd ‘Great British…. should be summer, but more like feels it could be the middle of winter, grey, so much rain, it soaks you to the skin, freezing cold kind of day’. On those kind of days, you just want to curl up in front of the TV in the warm with a lovely brew. Today was the perfect day I was waiting for to break out the new tea I had recently purchased.
Upon opening the box, I was greeted with a rich, spicy, cinnamony smell that reminded me of Christmas. The instructions recommended a brew time of up to 15 minutes. I left the bag in for about 10, as I like my tea pretty strong. The spicy aroma wasn’t as strong as I’d thought it would be once the tea started to infuse, but the subtle sweet ginger notes began to come through.
Whilst sitting back and watching the rain fall, I relaxed and started to dream about my next travelling adventure to Italy whilst enjoying the exotic sweetness the tea that started to linger with every mouthful. The cinnamon wasn’t overpowering but offered warming, beautiful flavour and I instantly felt warm and rejuvenated. (I just wish the weather did too)!
I would recommend this tea as it sure warmed the cockles on a nasty summers day. Pukka Teas make over 40 blends of tea and I’m sure that you would be able to find the perfect tea for you.