I was recently sent some tea from Ace Tea London and here’s what I have to say. Founded in Autumn of 2016 Ace Tea London has already received three coveted Great Taste Awards for 2017.
“We embrace new rituals, new environments and new occasions.” I love this quote from their website. Tea as a ritual is something I can definitely get behind.
They have recently released a Morris & Co. Tea Collection which was inspired by English textile designer William Morris (1834 – 1896).
Ace Tea specially crafted tea stockings house big leaf tea for exceptional clarity of flavour and Ace Tea only use 100% natural ingredients.
I love tea and I’d spotted Ace Tea via Twitter so I reached out to see if I could try them out. Who doesn’t love a cuppa? After chatting with the man in charge and talking a lot about tea and how disappointing a truly bad cup of tea can be
I was sent Quintessentially English Breakfast Tea, The Earl Grey and Lady Rose.
Quintessentially English Breakfast Tea
Described as ‘rich, peppery and robust’ I have to say I agree. Using the very finest black tea from Sri Lanka this tea packs a punch that’s bold but not overpowering. This is the tea you want to be drinking alongside your full English breakfast or to get your day off to a great start. It’s an earthy tea with a deep tannin colour and a full bodied taste.
The Earl Grey
I have to be honest, I was not looking forward to trying this tea. I always felt that Earl Grey was too floral, too perfumed for my taste buds. Ace Tea Earl Grey is a blend of Black tea,lemon peel, cornflowers, oil of bergamot and lemon essence. This Earl Grey tea has a subtle flavour with a citrus aftertaste that’s more zesty than perfumed, I was pleasantly surprised.
“Lady Rose can be enjoyed hot, chilled or blended in a summertime Gin cocktail.” This tea was awarded 2 Gold Stars at this years ‘Great Taste Awards’. This delicate tea was a real surprise. I’ve had rose tea before but I never considered drinking it cold, I’m going to try that out should the summer have a last hurrah before autumn really sets in. The floral aroma hits you the minute the ‘stocking’ hits the water and the mellow but strong taste is exactly what you would imagine an English Country Garden would taste like.
Lady Rose is a blend of black tea, rose petals and rose essence.
If you’re really into tea then I thoroughly recommend you check out the Ace Tea range. They’re good quality teas and full of flavour!
How to brew the perfect cuppa!
Let your water tap run a little so the water’s well aerated before adding to your kettle. Only ever boil the water once to keep the oxygen level up. Oxygen in water helps flavour- don’t ask me how.
Let your bag brew for between 2-3mins, this lets the flavour develop. Oh and don’t mash the teabag against the side of your mug when you take it out, it can make the tea bitter. As can leaving the teabag in your mug for too long.
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