Review of Capacitea Teas

As a lady who loves who loves a nice cup of tea I am always on the constant lookout for new brands to try. So when I was lucky enough to get the chance to review Capacitea teas I couldn’t wait for the parcel to arrive. Capacitea was founded by young tea enthusiasts in London whom are passionate about premium quality loose leaf teas and classically inspired modern tea wares. Influenced by China’s rich tea heritage, the founders aim to enlighten that quality tea is not only a beverage, it is an experience in itself. The teas are sourced from natures finest materials, using only whole leaves and traditional methods of preparation to create the premium quality tea.

On opening my parcel I was greeted by three boxes of tea, a sample packet of panda green tea and a mug infuser. This review focuses purely on the teas. The boxes contained silken pyramids where as the panda green tea contained tea leaves. The first tea I choose to review was the panda green tea just so that I could try out the infuser mug.

Panda Green Tea



I liked the simplicity of this packaging. It has a simple two toned colour white to front and red at the back package. What I loved about this packet was the strong re-seal which was easy to use and highly effective. To the centre is a their brand logo with the wording underneath “nothing needs to be added or removed. Perfectly blended by nature” Below this is a label with the teas ingredients and brewing instructions. Onto the ingredients green tea is listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.

On opening the packet I was greeted by a rich aroma of a grassy meadow with undertones of smokiness that I associate with green tea. This strengthened on my famous close up sniff test. I had high hopes for this tea. I placed the tea leaves in my infuser and added my slightly cooled freshly boiled hot water. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a light green/brown colour. The aroma from the tea intensified slightly with the grassiness becoming more apparent. This didn’t really change on my close up sniff test. That said it has to be one of the most intense aromas from a green tea that I have tried. I mean this in a positive way. On sipping the tea I was able to taste the grassiness with the smokiness element intermingled with this. The flavouring to this tea was stronger compared to others I have tried. Yet its flavour seemed to more delicate resulting in a highly refreshing cup of tea. I was suitably impressed by every element of this tea and would definitely recommend this tea.

Jasmine Snowflakes



Onto the packaging I liked the simple white theme to the box. There is what I would describe as a clover to the top centre with a jasmine flower inside. To the left side of the box a clover shape is cut out allowing you to see the silken pyramids inside.

Onto the ingredients 99% green tea and jasmine flowers are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.


On opening the packet I was greeted by a sealed plastic packet with the silken pyramids inside. One criticism was that this packaging was very hard to open. I had to grab a pair of scissors to cut it open. On opening this packet I was greeted by a subtle flowery aroma. This strengthened on my famous close up sniff test. I placed the silken pyramid in my teacup and added freshly boiled and left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a light orange/turmeric colour. The aroma from the tea soon intensified the flowery element was highly fragrant. It reminded me of a pleasant incense. I was expecting to be able to smell faint undertones of both grassiness and smokiness that I associate with a green tea but this was an absent. This didn’t matter as the aroma was very inciting. On sipping the tea I was able to taste the rich aromatic flavour from the jasmine and this certainly packed a punch. If you enjoy a floral tea then I recommend that you give this tea a try.

Captain’s Breakfast



Onto the packaging I liked the simple white theme to the box. There is what I would describe as a clover to the top centre with a red ship inside. To the left side of the box a clover shape is cut out allowing you to see the tea pyramids inside.

Onto the ingredients 100% Black tea is listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.


On opening the packet I was greeted by a sealed plastic packet with the silken pyramids inside. Again this was very hard to open. On opening this packet I was greeted by a subtle malty and slightly woody aroma. This remained the same on my famous close up sniff test. I placed the silken pyramid in my teacup and added freshly boiled I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a medium brown colour. The aroma from the tea intensified slightly. It was like a light version of a breakfast tea which I would describe as the same but more intense. This was a big positive for me as I have all my tea milk free and I often find breakfast tea a little to strong and overpowering. On sipping the tea I would describe it as being slightly malty with a very faint hint of bitterness noted. Overall it was a subtle light refreshing tea that would be nice at any time of day. What I personally liked about this tea was that you could easily adapt the strength to suit your own taste buds without comprising on flavour. Quiet often I find breakfast teas to strong and have to reduce the time in which they are infused for which can compromise on flavour, this was not the case with this tea. I would certainly recommend this breakfast tea.

Oriole Yellow


Onto the packaging I liked the simple white theme to the box. There is what I would describe as a clover to the top centre with a bird inside. To the left side of the box a clover shape is cut out allowing you to see the silken pyramids inside.


Onto the ingredients 100% yellow tea is listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.


On opening the packet I was greeted by a sealed plastic packet with the silken pyramids inside. Again this was very hard to open. On opening this packet I was greeted by an aroma of a grassy meadow with undertones of smokiness. This strengthened slightly on my famous close up sniff test. It was very much like the aroma that I associate with green tea. The floral scent and malty notes seemed to be absent. I placed the silken pyramid in my teacup and added freshly slightly cooled water. I left the tea to infuse as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a light/medium brown colour. The aroma from the tea intensified slightly. On sipping the tea I would describe it as being slightly malty with elements of grassiness with the smokiness intermingled with this. It tasted like a strong green tea not quiet what I was expecting. I was a little disappointed by this teaa as I was hoping for a floral medium bodied yet smooth tea which I just didn’t experience. I am afraid that I wouldn’t recommend this yellow tea.

I enjoyed the opportunity to try a variety of teas from Capacitea. I liked the simplicity of the packaging. My only criticism would be lack of ease of opening the plastic packaging inside containing the silken pyramids. All but one of the teas delivered on both aroma and flavour. If had to choose a favourite it would be the Captain’s breakfast tea. So if you are looking for a new brand of tea to try I would certainly recommend Capacitea tea.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this tea to try and review. All of the opinions in this post are my own and honest.

 

70 Comments

  1. January 9, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I LOVE tea ❤️ Although rarely stray from my normal run of the mill one but these look fab👍🏻

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Hi, they sure are nothing wrong with a good old fashioned cuppa though.

  2. January 9, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    I love a good green tea and you know what I love too, to mix green tea with peppermint tea. As always loved reading your review.
    Lea, xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you, yes a nice green mint tea is always good.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Hi yes it’s fab packaging, you should give these teas a try.

  3. January 9, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    The packaging is nice! I’ll have to order some now.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Hi, you should let me know what you think, thanks.

      • January 9, 2018 / 9:09 pm

        You know I will! Right now I am obsessed with Celestial Seasonings Lemon Lavender Lane! No caffeine and it is so fragrant!

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          January 9, 2018 / 10:13 pm

          Oh it sounds delightful I wonder if I can get it here. Google here I come again.

          • January 9, 2018 / 11:36 pm

            If not I will send you some!!

          • pinkiebag
            Author
            January 11, 2018 / 5:54 pm

            Oh thats lovely, we could do a tea exchange if you are interested.

          • January 12, 2018 / 12:12 am

            Of course I’m interested!

          • pinkiebag
            Author
            January 12, 2018 / 7:50 pm

            Fab drop me a DM on Twitter 😊

  4. January 9, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    The Captains Tea does sound lovely and I prefer my tea black now.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Hi, they sure are you might like the breakfast tea as it worked worked perfectly for me.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 10:13 pm

      Hi, they certainly are.

  5. January 9, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    I never drink tea but my friend loves it! I’m sending her this post now! Thanks for your great reviews!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you I hope that friend finds it helpful.

  6. January 9, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I’m a tea lover myself- I wish I can smell it ….love the aroma of a great cup of tea

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      You just can’t beat it.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      Hi, yes it certainly was interesting. I have some great to teas to enjoy.

  7. January 10, 2018 / 4:32 am

    What a lovely package!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Indeed 😊

  8. January 10, 2018 / 11:41 am

    These sounds like a good brand – glad you enjoyed them. I like the packaging too. It does annoy me when things are SO difficult to open cos it makes me wonder how an elderly person or someone with a disability or injury would open something if an able bodied person like me struggles so much xxx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Hi, the packaging is fab isn’t it. I was thinking the same about the plastic packaging. I hope that they take this into account.

  9. January 10, 2018 / 11:58 am

    Thorough review, I really like the packaging of the white one. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up #BloggersBests

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Hi, they are fab simple designs, see you next week for the link up 😊.

  10. January 10, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    That jasmine tea look fabulous. I just recently started adding daily teas to my diet. Beautiful packaging!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Hi, yes the packaging is fab.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Thank you 😊

  11. January 11, 2018 / 8:35 am

    The reseal thing is a great idea – I hate it when you have to leave a packet open for it to dry out, or the reseal is so weak that everything spills out without you knowing. Also, I LOVE that pink, floral teacup! Gorgeous! #sharingthebloglove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Hi, its a great idea isn’t it I hate having to put a clip on my packets of tea leaves. Glad you like the teacup it was my first blog teacup.

  12. January 11, 2018 / 11:05 am

    I love the sound of Jasmine snowflakes-they sound wonderful!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Hi, it sure is.

  13. January 11, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    I appreciate the reviews of the different tea! Thanks for pointing out the packaging issues, too. I found a few that are new to me and that I want to try!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Oh if you do decide to try any of their teas, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  14. Hello Bexa
    January 11, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I really like the packaging! 💖 It’s the sort of thing which would catch my eye in the supermarket. I’ve never heard of this brand but I do like green tea so will have to have a look out for it. I love the amount of detail you have included in your review and it’s very well written with great photos. Thanks for sharing 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. I am afraid that you have to buy the tea from the website direct at the moment. If it was in a supermarket the packaging would indeed make it stand out from the other teas.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Often simple is the best, your list must be getting quiet now 😊.

  15. January 11, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    I do enjoy a nice floral tea, so the jasmine variety that you’ve tried out here sounds right up my alley! The simplicity of the packaging is lovely – lucky you to be sent such a lovely box of things to try out!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Hi, I’m sure that you would love the jasmine. The packaging is lovely sometimes simple is best. I always consider myself to be very lucky to be able to try a large variety of teas.

  16. January 11, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    This was a great review, I’m really unadventurous with my choice of teas I usually just stick to green tea, this has made me want to branch out more! X

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Hi, some may consider green as being adventurous. If you decided to branch out please let me know.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 6:07 pm

      I’m glad that you enjoying reading my review. If you get the chance you should try their breakfast tea.

  17. January 11, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    Hi Chloe, I can imagine you sniffing and sipping the teas in this review like a pro. I quite like the sound of the Captains Breakfast tea as I do like a stronger tasting tea. The mug infuser sounds cute, it’s a shame that teabags seem more popular than tea leaves these days.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Oh this has made my day, I try to be like a pro 😊. I would defiantly the Captain’s brew, I have a review about the mug coming soon. Oh indeed we should try and use more tea leaves.

  18. Corinne and Kirsty
    January 11, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    I quite enjoy floral tea! I really want to give a go to white jasmin! sounds like something i would enjoy xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 11, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Oh you should give it a try, I think it is only available from their website.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      They are certainly good.

  19. Lisa's Notebook
    January 11, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    I think my favourite would be The Captain’s Tea too. If I can’t get Earl Grey I will always go for Breakfast Tea. And I think my husband would like all of these, I shall have to investigate, thank you for the recommendations! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Hi, I think you can only get The directly from the company on line at the moment. I think the breakfast tea would be my second to my favourite earl grey.

  20. January 11, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Teas are amazin and so are you! You put so much effort into these reviews! I always look forward to seeing what new mix of teas you have and the packaging on this is quite cute.

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments I really appreciate it.

  21. January 11, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Just now I am drinking a camomile 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 12, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Oh nice ☕️😊

  22. January 13, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I love a cuppa! I have never heard of this brand before, but they seem to have a nice variety. I think the Captain’s breakfast tea would be my favourite too 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. Have a fab weekend x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Hi, yes not many people have heard of the brand. The Captain’s breakfast seems to be a very popular choice.

  23. January 13, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    It sounds like a great selection on the whole – I know my favourite would be the Captain’s Breakfast too, I’m very much a traditionalist! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      Nothing wrong with the traditional 😊.

  24. January 15, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Oh wow! What a fabulous selection of teas and I have to say the tea bags are beautiful! #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 15, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Hi, they certainly are a great selection of teas, they won’t last long.

  25. January 16, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    Looks a great selection of tea, nice to have a variety to try out. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Hi, it sure is a great selection of and worth trying.

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