Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Shibui Tea - Moroccan Mint

Shibui Tea 

A bit about who Shibui Tea are:

Shibui Tea was set up over a few pots of tea with the simple philosophy of sourcing and sharing great quality tea. We have created a menu which covers a wide range of loose leaf tea with flavours to suit all palates. With a choice of premium classics through to fun and modern concepts, Shibui’s tea drinkers can be assured of a consistent quality product they can trust.

We are a family run business - together with over 35 years of experience in the industry - with our head office split between the UK and Canada. Two brothers run the operation - John in the UK and Paul in Canada.

Our teas are sourced from all over the world, primarily from China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, and Taiwan. Our locations in both the UK and Canada give us the ability to effectively service both the European and North American market places.

By visiting Shibui Tea online, you can browse and choose from over 200 teas and be assured of our excellent customer service. (Taken from their website)

I have tried a couple of Shibui teas now and posted all my reviews so far. Today I am trying some of their loose tea Moroccan Mint. 

I was a bit worried to begin with as I didn't have anything to put the loose tea in and I thought I wouldn't be able to use it. I was so pleased that some filter bags arrived along with it. 


I began by pouring the contents of the tea into the filter bag, on doing so I realised that I could have actually made two bags as there was enough for me to do that. 

The filter bag was perfect, it had a draw string pull on it and the bag was really strong. It was very good quality and I would be happy to use these again. 


On pouring the water onto the tea bag, it was clear to see that the bag was very good, I could see the tea seeping out of the bag, leaving a green hue in the water. The smell of this tea was the same as the others from Shibui, strong and wonderful. 

After brewing for a few minutes I removed the bag and it was just as sturdy as when I put it in. After a while and the tea had cooled I tasted the tea, it was very minty. I am seriously impressed with Shibui tea and would recommend it to anyone. I think that the tea is very good quality, every tea I have tried so far is exactly what I would have wanted in a tea and the brand is one you can trust. I also love that this is a small business one that I would be happy to support. 

This tea, being loose can be bought in a range of different weights and they offer value for money when doing so. All of their loose tea can be bought in taster sizes (20g) which give you the opportunity to choose a few to try to decide which one you like best before purchasing a larger weight. 

If you would like to purchase these or see what other teas are available please visit their website: Shibui Tea

I would like to thank Shibui Tea for sending the samples in exchange for an honest review. Please check back for more reviews of their teas.

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