Herbal teas make up the majority of my cups of tea through the day. I was sent Green Tea Chai and Cinnamon Higher Living teas to review. Green Tea Chai is a lightly spiced tea with cardamon, cinnamon, clove and orange peel. Cinnamon Spice is described as an aromatic and warming blend of cinnamon, whole fennel seeds, licorice, citrus peel and ginger.
I really enjoyed the Green Tea Chai from Higher Living. It had the restorative effects of green tea with an extra warmth and depth added by the spices. It’s a great way to ring the changes slightly if you drink green tea for health reasons and want to spice it up a little. I’d be happy to buy Green Tea Chai in the future.
The Cinnamon Spice tea was less appealing to me. I’ve had cinnamon teas before and enjoyed them, so I don’t think it was the cinnamon that was the problem. In fact, I found that when I was drinking the tea, it had a pleasant taste to start with and it was the last taste in my mouth that was less attractive. I think this was the liquorice. I’ve drunk fennel tea and ginger tea in the past and had no problems and I think liquorice is the only flavour present that I haven’t encountered before in teas. I’m not very keen on liquorice generally, so I think this is down to personal taste.
All the teas are organic and the ingredients are high quality. The packaging is simple and pretty. Each teabag is individually wrapped to maintain freshness.