Girlie Grey Black Tea from Jeeves & Jericho

girliegrey1Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Jeeves & Jericho

Tea Description:

Now for something completely spectacular: our very own Girlie Grey blend. It’s a medium-bodied black loose leaf Assam tea with pretty rose buds and slivers of dried lemon pieces.Girlie Grey is a delicious dance of flavours with a decadent vanilla sweetness contrasted with a zesty citrus taste. It’s both a visual and gastronomic extravaganza…a boudoir in a cup! 

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I tried this Girlie Grey Black Tea from Jeeves & Jericho once a couple of years ago and after trying it that one time, I knew I had to try some more.  Thanks to an online tea friend, I have that opportunity!

This is wonderful!  It’s a delightful twist on the classic Earl Grey.  The black tea base is an Assam tea and it’s rich and malty.  I like the strength of this base, it’s bold and solid without being too aggressive.  It’s not bitter or overly astringent.  It has a light sweetness to it that interacts well with the notes of vanilla – creating a sweet, creamy, almost caramel-y sort of taste.

The tangy bergamot is softened by the vanilla and there is just a hint of tartness to this from the lemon.  The rose adds a soft floral note that accentuates the natural floral tones to the bergamot in a pleasing way.  It all comes together nicely.

Two thumbs up for this one!

Mojito Mint from Jeeves & Jericho

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Jeeves & Jericho

Tisane Description:

Our Mojito Mint is a bespoke herbal blend. It combines the assertive zing of peppermint with the calming freshness of lemon grass and subtle sweetness of the blossoms.

This delicious, soothing and refreshing brew adds an interesting slant to the more traditionally known peppermint tea. The herbs combined add wonderful digestive and cleansing properties to this fantastically invigorating all day drink.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This is a zesty, refreshing cuppa!

The peppermint is strong, and it dominates this cup.  However, I like that even though the peppermint is the strongest flavor, it still allows some room for the creamy citrus notes from the lemon grass to shine through.

It is crisp, cool and minty, while at the same time, it has a certain smoothness to it.  The lemon grass brightens the cup.  Together, these two ingredients offer a taste that is at once invigorating and yet calming, helping to soothe my stomach after eating a spicy chicken salad about an hour ago.

Very refreshing – and tastes great hot or cold!  Would make a very nice ice cold beverage at your next picnic!