As you may know from previous blog posts, I've officially become an adult and found a new love for herbal and fruit teas. I'm totally obsessed so when JADU Tea gave me the chance to collaborate, I was more than excited to receive a new brand of tea. However, nothing could have prepared me for the sheer amount of tea that they sent me, along with the prestigious packaging in which they came in!
Honestly, have you ever seen such wonderfully packaged tea? It's like something you'd expect from a Jewelers! Winner of the 'Great Taste Awards 2015', JADU Tea London is an independent Global Luxury Tea Brand based in the UK.
'‘JADU’ is ‘magic’ in ancient Sanskrit and our mission is to conjure a little magic through the exploration of the enchanting and spellbinding world of tea. Our young team has a deep passion and enthusiastic commitment to reveal and celebrate the charm and allure of tea as a beneficial healthful beverage. ‘JADU’ encompasses the emotion and spirit of both the team and the teas.'
Their aim is to offer high quality, luxury gift teas that bring a sense of indulgence and satisfaction to every single one of our customers. And they certainly do!
'After a year of research, of visiting tea plantations around the world, of exploring countless tea stores, the JADU tea brand was born. And today, the products we have created have magic in them - from the logo to the box, from the blends to the generous pyramid teabags.
Our tea collection is exclusively created and blended by the best UK Tea Blenders and the High Quality Whole Leaf Tea is sourced from trusted Tea Suppliers, who use only Orthodox methods of tea production. JADU is the most elegant luxury gift tea hand packed in the UK.'
JADU sent nearly their whole collection (no joke) of tea for me to try and as soon as it arrived that day, when myself and Sam returned that evening, I ripped open the Rooibos Crème Brûlée with sheer delight and Sam tried out one of the English Breakfast.
Using my tea leaf strainer, I placed around 2 heaped spoonfuls into it and poured over boiling water under I'd filled the cup and it had submerged the leaves. I then left it to infuse for around 2-3 minutes (3 minutes is the recommended time). You can also add milk with this blend, however I haven't tried that yet. The flavour of these teas are just phenomenal, they taste so good and the best thing about this blend is that you can enjoy the flavour without worrying about the calories. The blends contain real pieces of dried fruit and sweets. This one for example, had small pieces of caramel within the leaves, cinnamon and even hazelnut pieces.
Sam tried the English Breakfast that came in a white box, sealed with a red ribbon. I also tried the Mademoiselle Grey a few days later which was a luxurious blend of Lemon peel, Orange peel, Lemongrass, Red Cornflowers, and Sri Lankan black tea. I enjoyed this with a splash of milk and without, both were very enjoyable. I'll be sure to hold some of this back for when my best friend Charlie (who is a major fan of tea) comes to visit. One blend that me and my partner both loved was the White Mango Lime blend. This was certainly a uniquely fruity blend, that soon ran out by the end of the evening.
JADU is certainly not cheap but you're paying for high quality ingredients that are some of the best in the world. Plus you get the added personal touch of priceless packaging that will certainly make every house guest scowl with envy. I've yet to try the Spa Afternoon or China Green but I'm certain these will taste just as good.
Why not try out these blends for yourself and let me know what you think. If you take a picture of it, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #JADUTea.
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