Monday, 14 February 2011

LOVE February - Monday Review: Cosying up with some lovely teas!


Dormouse and the Teapot is our name, taste testing tea is our game!

So when the lovely people at Cosy Tea sent us their complete range to try out how could we refuse? Especially as all the tea they produce is organic and the black teas are fairtrade too.


The company produce eight teas in all; Earl Grey, Breakfast, Rooibos and Vanilla, Chamomile, Peppermint, Blueberry and Echinacea, Peppermint, Jasmine Green Tea and Lemon Green Tea.


On first impressions we loved the gorgeous knitted themed packaging, with each box featuring a different type of stitch. The individually wrapped unbleached bags made tea time into an event with their funny little slogans our favorite was
"we like it with a splash of milk, Murder She Wrote and a chocolate biscuit (or five)."

So we popped the kettle on got out some vintage teacups and do what we do best. Drink tea.


Our tea tasting notes:


Earl Grey:
The king of all teas and our fave. Cosy Tea's version didn't disappoint lovely citrus bergamot notes.

Breakfast:
Strong enough to wake up your taste buds in a morning, without being blow your head off strong like some other brands.

Rooibos and Vanilla: D
eliciously sweet with vanilla notes, meant we didn't need to add our usual sugar lumps. We tried it with and without milk and loved it both ways.

Chamomile:
We must admit we are not usually fans of chamomile teas. But we all felt that this was very drinkable and would be nice as an iced tea in the summertime.

Blueberry and Echincea:
Would be gorgeous on a cold evening with a spoon of honey. We loved it's sharp berry flavours.

Peppermint:
We tried this after dinner as a digestive. It warded off any potential indigestion and was lovely and minty without being overpowering.

Jasmine Green Tea
: A beautiful green tea with floral jasmine notes

Lemon Green Tea
: Very refreshing we served it black with a slice of lemon and lime and throughly enjoyed it too!

All in all we were really impressed with Cosy Tea, finding the teas themselves good quality and a lovely drink. They also have a lovely
website (where you can even learn to knit a tea cosy).

Bottoms up!



We were sent this tea  free of charge to review.

LOVE February Competition - Fourteen days of fabulous prizes
!


Tell the team at Dormouse and The Teapot what tea tickles your tastebuds. Post your answer in the comments section by clicking on comments below, make sure you leave a contact email or twitter name otherwise if you win we won't be able to send you your prize!

Today's lucky winner will win a pack of Cosy Tea goodies courtesy of Cosy Tea  (a full set of Cosy Tea (eight different flavours), Tea Cosy knitting book, yarn, knitting needles and a limited edition Cosy Tea pin badge).

All winners will go in a draw on 14 February to win a fantastic vintage tea set for two from www.dormouseandtheteapot.com

Remember there will be fourteen days of competitions, you may enter the competitions as many times as you wish over the fortnight but you may only win one prize.

Sorry UK entrants only
This competition closes at midnight on 14/02/2011.
Dormouse and The Teapot use a randomiser to select the winner.
This competition is now closed

We have two winners today...

Winner of the cosy tea goodies






























and the winner of the winners draw