LoveTea is a company set up by husband and wife, Matthew and Sarah. They want the UK tea lovers to experience the world’s best teas. So each month you will receive a different gourmet tea sourced directly from gardens in Sri Lanka, Japan, China and India. The delivery is free and the package fits through your letterbox. LoveTea company kindly gave me a 40% discount off for the first month to my readers using ETSPEAKS40.
They have a selection of unique single-origin world teas. Today, I am reviewing Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Imperial Black tea. It is from Hile, Nepal, now formally ‘Organic In-Conversion’ certified. Himalayan Imperial Black Tea has long straight leaves with tippy golden streaks. The aroma is earthy and once infused red fruit acidity is released which is counter balanced by a rich cocoa like after-taste.
I have a Philips temperature control kettle which allows me to set the ideal temperature 95 degree. I used about 2 teaspoons of tea leaves (3 grams) placed it in a bag. Then fold the flap and put it in a teapot. I brewed it for 2 to 3 minutes. I am a sweet tea drinker but for this tea, without sugar, it is still taste nice and not bitter. The tea is a sturdy brew, it certainly can handle milk and/or sugar, depending on the drinker’s preference. If you prefer strong, I would suggest using more tea leaves and brewing for a bit longer. Overall, the tea is tasty with a mild fruity fragrance and I rate this 4 stars out of 5.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.