Tea is something that I drink every day and I love all different types, from minty herbals to energising greens and everything in between. I received a tea infuser kettle for Christmas a few years ago, and this opened my eyes to the wonders of higher quality loose leaf teas. Although tea bags are super convenient for stashing in your drawer and using at work, I much prefer a delicious loose leaf tea blend to enjoy at home.
The True Tea Club is a monthly subscription box for people just like me, who love tea and appreciate the higher quality that you can get from a good loose leaf tea blend. They source teas from all over the world, and have compiled an impressive ‘tea library‘ which currently contains over 200 fresh loose leaf teas. As a subscriber, you can purchase any of the teas from their online shop at a discounted price, as well as enjoying a monthly surprise selection of four gourmet teas in your subscription box. If you’re not keen on a certain type of tea, you can fill in a tea questionnaire and they will ensure that you won’t receive this type in your monthly box.
I was kindly sent their March box to try out, which comes in a slim cardboard box which fits easily through the letterbox, so you don’t have to be at home to receive it. The teas were all carefully packaged with some cushioning, and on the top was a welcome card, as well as a handy brewing guide which you can see above. The True Tea Club also included some tea bags that you can use with the loose leaves that I thought was a really good idea for those who don’t own an infuser yet, or simply want the convenience of taking some of the teas to work.
I received four loose leaf tea blends in the box; one Green Tea, one Black Tea, one Fruit Infusion and a Roobios Tea.The True Tea Club Antique Romance Fruit Infusion
The first tea that I tried was the Fruit Infusion blend from Germany called Antique Romance. It contains Apple pieces, Hibiscus Blossoms, Rose Hip peel, Orange peel, Coconut shreds, Almond pieces, Pineapple cubes, Safflower, Cornflower Blossoms and a touch of flavouring. Not only did this tea look beautiful when I took it out of the bag (I loved the rich red colours mixed with the blue Cornflower Blossoms!), but it tasted absolutely amazing. More often than not, fruit teas can struggle to taste as good as they look or smell, but this one was completely different. I could taste all of the different ingredients, and they worked so well mingled altogether for a fruity cup of tea that had subtle nutty and floral undertones. Delicious!The True Tea Club Orange Crush Black Tea
Sticking with a fruity theme, the second tea that I tried was the Orange Crush Black Tea from India. This tea is made from Indian Black Tea, Apple pieces, Cinnamon bits, Coriander, Cardamon pods, Orange slices, Pink peppercorns, Cloves and flavouring. I really enjoyed Orange Crush – it was full of flavour and the combination of black tea infused with all of these citrusy and spicy ingredients added a wonderful twist to everything. I always drink black teas without any milk, but you can, of course, add a splash if you prefer a creamier cup of tea.The True Tea Club Tropical Sundance Green Tea
Green teas always seem to the ‘marmite’ tea – some people love it, others hate it. I fit somewhere in between as I always enjoy a cup when I’ve made one, but it’s not usually the tea that I automatically reach for everyday. However, when I do, I often choose a green tea that’s flavoured with something and I’d definitely recommend trying out this one. The Tropical Sundance blend contains Green Tea China Sencha, Coconut chips, Candied pineapple pieces, Sunflower petals and flavouring. It has a rich, fully bodied green tea taste, yet is perfectly balanced out by the fruity Pineapple and you get some lovely hints of Coconut in there too for a truly tropical flavour!The True Tea Club Strawberry Daydream Rooibos
The fourth and final tea is my personal favourite and that’s the Strawberry Daydream Rooibos. I can drink Rooibos all day, every day and this one tasted oh-so-good. It features Rooibos sourced from South Africa and also contains Coconut Shreds, Freeze-dried strawberry pieces and flavouring. This is another tea that smells incredible when you open the bag, and tastes just as good when it’s brewed. The strawberry and coconut elements create that classic ‘strawberries and cream’ flavour, and this combined with the Rooibos, makes for a truly delicious cup of tea that you can enjoy at any time of the day.