Review: LiberTEAs’ Tomato, Basil & Black Pepper teaAuthor: DaisyChubb | Filed under: Review, Tea
This tea is perfect for my first blog review!
Although this is a personal blog, I couldn’t really do it without the help and support of my friends. I treasure friends over anything and everything. This particular tea came from a friend from Steepster, LiberTEAS. She is also the co-founder of my favourite Tea Review blog SororiTea Sisters, an artist, blogger, amazing person… and the inspiration for this tea: LiberTEAs’ Tomato, Basil & Black Pepper tea by 52teas.
She was kind enough to include it in our tea swap, and I am over the moon! So excited for this amazing and unique blend! Ah! And so – my first tea review will be tea from a friend.
I steeped it for the recommended 3 minutes, as is my usual for 52teas black teas. It came out perfect – a pale red/orange like a fresh tomato soup. Drool. I should say, I had super sweet pulled pork and sweetened muesli for lunch, which left me wanting something savory and salty, but also light. This tea delivers!
The smell actually has a bit of sweetness to it. I can definitely smell the sun-dried tomatoes and basil. The taste is out of this world crazy! Wow. The pepper has a little kick right at the end of the sip. The basil is nice and strong, and I get a little sweet savoury taste of tomato. Now I’m craving a pizza or fresh spicy tomato sauce. mm!
The best part about this tea – it’s still a tea! I can smell and taste the black tea, it’s smooth and smoky and the perfect base for these unique flavours. The pinch of salt added gives serious depth to all the flavours.
The next time I try this tea (I have enough for one more cup!) I’m going to put a splash of Frank’s Red Hot in. I’m really craving a spicy kick on my tongue, so I think that will be the cherry on top. Or.. the hot sauce on top. That’s more accurate.
1.5 tsp tea
16 oz boiling water
pinch of salt
my notes: sweet, savoury, salty! basil, pepper, liquid pizza, good for 2 steeps