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 contacted by Fraser at Grizzly’s Adventure Blends and asked if I would like to review their tea I of course said yes. Grizzly’s was created by Fraser a life long outdoor enthusiast and mountain climber who one day had enough of poor quality tea, he decided he could do it better, better packaging and better quality tea. After having multiple metaphorical doors slammed in his face, and being offered the usual ‘pallet of generic tea’ he decided he needed to work closer to home. This would mean he could meet the suppliers, get to know them and see the tea in production. Place smaller orders and keep everything as fresh as possible, maybe even create his own blend. Well that is what happened. The tea comes from a local family run tea importer with over 15 years of experience who uses traditional blending and packing methods. No artificial flavouring is used and the expense is on proper tea leaf rather than fancy packaging. What really impressed me was their personal touch. Fraser had kindly taken into account allergies and intolerances and suggested which of their teas would be suitable for me to try. As a lover of mint tea I opted for the peppermint forest tea.
Onto the packaging the tea is packed in a simple brown biodegradable package. To the top centre is their brand logo and to the bottom on a white background is the tea type in bold black writing. Simple but effective. I also liked the ability to easily re-seal the packet to keep the freshness of the tea. On the back of the packet there is information about peppermint tea, storage instructions and how to make your tea. Onto the ingredients list. Peppermint is listed. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and there is no may contain warning.
On opening the parcel which contained the tea packet I was greeted by a surprising menthol aroma. I like a strong mint tea and I had high hopes for this tea. On opening the actual tea packet the menthol aroma intensified and was very inviting. This remained the same on my famous close up sniff test although weakened slightly on smelling an individual teabag. I added freshly boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed. The water soon changed to the light brown/greenish colour. As the tea infused with the water a delightful subtle yet inviting menthol aroma was produced. On sipping the tea I have to admit to being a little surprised as the menthol flavour was not as strong as I had expected. I was expecting to be hit full on by a strong menthol flavour due to the initial strong aroma that I had experienced. Instead it was a lighter more delicate menthol flavour that was highly refreshing. As I continued to sip on the tea the menthol had a slight warming yet soothing effect to the back of my throat. This continued all the way through the way through to my stomach. It is not that often that I experience this from a mint tea so I was suitably impressed. I have also learnt from tasting this tea that is strong is not always best when it comes to a peppermint tea.
So would I recommend this peppermint tea? Gosh definitely. It is one of the nicest peppermint teas that I have tried. It is a light delicate refreshing tea mint tea that has the perfect balance of both aroma flavour. So thank you Grizzly’s Tea for producing a nice quality peppermint tea that I can enjoy.