With Spring officially here on this side of the world, I was hoping to take some happy snaps of the flowers in bloom :). However, each time I was ready to head out with the SLR, the clouds would gather and the rain would fall… not ideal photography weather for an amateur (and now that I sit down to write this post, the sun is high and bright lol!).
So, what to do? Turn the camera on tea of course ;).
Without a good coffee machine, I’m definitely more of a tea person when at home so I was delighted to be given an opportunity to try out Oriental Teahouse’s Strawberry and Cream Tea!
Inside the bag was a combination of dried strawberry pieces, apple pieces, hibiscus, rose-hip peel, pineapple cubes, elderberry & flavouring which together gave off a lovely fragrant aroma! It was exactly what I’d imagine a strawberry and cream tea to smell like :D.
The first time I brewed the tea, I used one of those Chinese mugs with a filter that my parents have had for more than 10 years. Given the origin of Oriental Teahouse’s owner, David Zhou, it seemed appropriate :).
After I sniffed it to my heart’s content (this sounds so wrong somehow!), I took a tentative sip, then another sip, then another sip… and well, you know how the rest of the story goes ;). It’s not for everyone – my mum who is used to her milk tea or green tea, wasn’t a fan – however, I quite liked the refreshing hints of strawberries and apples in my mug! I like mine with a teaspoon of sugar :).
The next time I tried it I brewed it in an Infusion teapot (this is really just an excuse to try out different photography angles hehe)…
What I think is pretty nifty is that after you’ve brewed the tea (you can refill your mug at least 3 times with the same tea), the delicious ingredients can be eaten as well!
Another plus for me is that this tea is caffeine free so I can enjoy it after hours without being prevented from a good night’s sleep :).
As the weather gets warmer, I’m keen to try it with ice and fresh strawberries with a dollop of cream – the perfect pretty Spring drink! :D
Thanks Nuffnang and Oriental Teahouse for giving me an opportunity to review this delightful fruity dessert treat in a teacup! You can purchase this tea along with another 50+ types in-store or online here. If you visit Oriental Teahouse Restaurant though, they can match it up with innovative food & dumplings as well! Hope you get to try it yourselves soon :).
Oriental Teahouse links:
- TWITTER: @orientalThouse
- Find on Instagram: @orientalteahouse
- Website: www.orientalteahouse.com.au
- BLOG: www.orientalteahouse.com.au/blog
Question: What’s your favourite tea flavour?