So what's a coffeeholic doing reviewing Higher Living Herbal Tea you might ask? Well I didn't get the boxes of tea for me. You may remember that I have a very health conscious 20 year old. She's been drinking tea for years, I think the habit began on the weekly visits we used to make to see the Irish grandparents. At first the tea was laced with sugar, but she gave that up for Lent one year, and then about 10 months ago she began drinking herbal tea, persisting even though she didn't like it much at first. Now she is a huge fan. "A hug in a mug", she calls it..
I have drunk herbal teas before: some years ago I went on a diet that involved replacing coffee with peppermint tea. That lasted about 6 hours! More recently I have started drinking the odd cup of chamomile tea. For calming purposes you understand.
I was afraid to try this as I don't like aniseed, but my reviewer tells me that you can't taste that - apparently this is the tea for someone with a sweet tooth.
Having had a bad experience with green tea in the past, I let my daughter review this one too.
"A nice twist on green tea," is how she describes it: sweet and spicy.
Sweet Chilli Tea
So this is the one that I tried. It was like nothing that I've ever drunk before, the chilli is not hot, it just gives flavouring, and I could taste a bit of sweetness in it too. Also it goes down rather nicely with dark chocolate, and thanks to that discovery I was able to finish it :)
Our verdict: sophisticated, sweet and delicate, great for lovers of herbal tea who are looking for new flavours.
The info bit
Higher Living is one of the last remaining tea producers in Britain and often described as ‘the Rolls-Royce of tea’. They specialise in herbal tea and have over 45 years blending experience. The teas are 100% natural and organic, plus they have over 20 different infusions ranging from the traditional Earl Grey and Green Tea, all the way through to contemporary blends such as Sweet Chilli and Ginger Kick.