Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Chinese Teas from TeaVivre - Review
TeaVivre is a group of tea aficionados from China, Canada and France, so the name is a play on the French phrase 'joie de vivre', meaning joy of living. They want to share their enjoyment of Chinese teas with the wider world and have a wide range of teas and other products available on their website.
The website is easy to navigate and allows you to browse different types of tea and read about their health benefits and also learn about tea in Chinese culture.
I was sent the following types of tea:
- Bi luo chun green tea
- Yun nan Dian Hong black tea
- Anxi monkey-picked ma liu mie tie guan yin oolong tea
- Taiwan oriental beauty bai hao oolong tea
- Premium tai ping hou kui green tea
This is the Taiwan oriental beauty tea - here are the leaves inside my teapot before I poured on the water. Definitely more interesting than a teabag!
This tea has a mellow, slightly sweet taste and is low in caffeine. The TeaVivre website offers recommendations for brewing time and the temperature of the water which is very good; this is definitely a useful website!
I don't have the most refined palate when it comes to tea, and normally I drink very milky tea which I'm sure changes and probably masks the flavour of the tea. But I enjoyed the samples that TeaVivre sent and I am impressed by the information on their website, so if you fancy trying something a bit different, or you are already a tea connoisseur, check out TeaVivre.
I was sent the tea samples free of charge, but was not asked to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.