I paid a visit to the Spirit of Summer fair at Olympia over the weekend and made some purchases – some great, some not so great. (The not-so-great is the top I bought which is way too small and looks terrible on me!) One of the great things I found though was Revolution Tea.
Revolution Tea is an American company which is served in a few fancy hotels and tea rooms in the UK and sold online at revolutiontea.co.uk.
What makes this tea so special is its purity and quality. Just looking at the bag you will see the quality of the leaves, which are the proper whole leaf and not the broken scraps which the majority of regular tea bags contain. The bags are also extra special – they’re made of biodegradable yarn, which is silky to touch and looks beautiful. Because they’re see-through you can see the leaves, spices and fruit pieces inside. And they smell divine! I’ve never before come across tea which is so fragrant. I can only liken it to smelling a fresh bouquet of flowers. The mint one smells like a handful of freshly picked mint, if not even more pungent.
I tried every single one of the teas that had been brewed up at the fair and ended up buying four boxes – two white teas, pomegranate and pear, the acai green tea, and the tropical green tea. All the teas taste really refreshing and clean. It’s especially noticeable with the green teas, which I find with normal brands leave a mucky film around the top of the mug and taste a bit dry and chalky sometimes. With the Revolution Teas you don’t get any of that grime and they taste really pure and fresh. There are loads of different types to choose from – white, green, herbal, black and oolong – with some wonderful fruit blends. There’s even an ‘orange chocolate green tea’ which bizarrely does taste a bit like chocolate orange! Not sure I went for that one though.
The pomegranate and pear white teas are really coming in handy at the moment as I’ve imposed a sugar ban on myself for a month (regretfully) and they’re providing a much needed hint of sweetness to my sugar deprived palette!