18 August 2015
Top 5 tea picks - chosen by Axel Steenberg
Axel's top 5 tea picks - loose leaf
We (Sophie and I) both drink a lot of tea - all loose leaf and Steenbergs. We take our current favourites away with us on holiday and when we are away for the weekend. (Although depending where we are going we also may take the odd loose leaf tea infuser). What we drink varies on the day, how the day is going, the time of day and who we are with.
Axel's top picks for tea at the moment are:
Organic Gunpowder green tea - a traditional Chinese green tea - whose leaves look like little shots of gunpowder before they are immersed in water. You only need a few grains to make a wonderfully refreshing cup of tea. I drink this for a large part of the day, along with jasmine tea.
Organic Jasmine green tea - another traditional Chinese green tea - this time flavoured with jasmine. Again, you don't need much of the leaf to create a wonderful infusion. I can drink this all day long, along with the gunpowder tea.
Organic 1st Flush Darjeeling Puttabong tea - It's one of the most delicious Darjeeling I've tasted for a couple of years and is a real treat.
Chillax infusion - a calming herbal tea we designed to dissipate life's stresses. We developed its unique relaxing herbal blend with oatstraw, St John's wort, lime flower, skullcap, chamomile, red clover, catnip and lemon balm. Lemon balm, oatstraw and St John's wort lifts your flagging spirits, while the catnip, chamomile, lime, red clover and skullcap soothe those angsty nerves.
For more views on teas, look at the Steenbergs Time for Tea columns, where we talk to people about what they love most about tea. Alternatively we also have the feedback from the Steenbergs tea panels - where customers are asked for their views on different teas throughout the year.