Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Chai Kai Tea

chai kai tea review


I’m a woman on a mission lately when it comes to the perfect brew. Part of that mission is not only to sup as many tea-tastic delights as I can, but to discover as many wonderful brands as possible. One brand that’s come to my kettle-whistling attention is Chai Kai, exceptional teas blended by hand

I’ve been making a point of late to take more time out, especially of an evening and weekend to switch off the Netflix, YouTube, and Whatsapp, curl up with my current favourite read and pop the kettle on. Caffeine free is a must when it comes to chilling out, and nothing soothes my soul more than a peppermint tea. Chai Kai were kind enough to send me one of their speciality loose leaf teas, peppermint and cardamom to really level up my me-time-tea-time. 


chai kai tea review


Blend No 7 mixes cooling, soothing peppermint leaves with a pinch of cardamom seeds for an aromatic delicacy. It’s such a smooth, mellow taste that for a peppermint tea, really surprises me. Sometimes my steeping times can be a little, off. Over-brewing peppermint tea is, hands down, one of the worst things you can do to your brew next to putting the milk in your Earl Grey before the water! The back of the pack does come with a handy little temp and time guide, and I’ve found steeping a heaped teaspoon of the leaves in my diffuser tea-pot for 3-5 minutes is perfect. The peppermint is so mild yet still full of flavour without being bitter and burnt tasting. The cardamom takes a little to pick up on, but it is there. I actually love that it’s just a warming hint, perfectly balancing the peppermint. If anything, you can smell the cardamom more than you can taste it and no joke, I wish I had a candle that smelt this good!


chai kai tea review


Just smelling this brewing in the tea pot starts to relax me. If it’s been a manic day at work or an overly indulgent weekend, this settles both my nerves and my stomach! 

I’ve banged on in the past about how important making time for you is. For me, it’s becoming less of an indulgence and more of a habit. Having the right brew in hand, curled up with my books, a couple of biccies on the side, how could I not want to do this more often? You know you’re itching to go and put the kettle on now too, aren’t you?

One thing I love about finding these smaller business is the heart and soul that go into them. One thing that really stands out about Chai Kai teas is their partnership with Make Lunch, a UK based charity that works with churches and communities across the country providing food for children during the school holidays. A stagger 50,000 meals have been cooked up and dished out since 2011, it's hard to believe so many families struggle to feel their little ones when they don't have access to free school lunches. A donation is made to the charity everytime you make a purchase from Chai Kai!


chai kai tea review


Chai Kai has got some fantastic, hand blended, Asian inspired loose leaf teas, including some blends which I’ve never seen before! I would love to pop Bombay Breakfast, Coconut Rose, and Tumeric Root Chai into my tea-pot! Though maybe not all at once!

What makes your me time moments special? 


chai kai tea review


Until next time, 







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5 comments:

  1. I totally agree about switching off of a night and reading a good book, and wow this tea sounds delicious, I love the tea pot, xxxx

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    1. Curling up with a brew and a book at the end of the day is something I really look forward to! It just calms me down! Aw I love my teapot too :D

      Sarah :)

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  2. The perfect cuppa is what everyone needs after a rough day- or any day for that matter.

    Steph
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    1. So true! Tea really does solve everything!

      Sarah :)

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  3. I love trying new flavours of tea, this sounds absolutely incredible! Taking the time out to boil some water, brew the leaves and enjoy the whole cup is so therapeutic xx

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