In celebration of National Tea Day, the Bee Green team have reviewed a few classic and herbal organic teas from Steenbergs, who were kind enough to send over samples of 4 varieties of tea: Organic Morning Brew Herbal Tea, Organic Green Tea, Lemon Verbena, Ginger Tea, Organic Happy Hippy Herbal Tea, and Detox Loose Leaf Herbal Tea.
A little about the brand: Steenberg’s is a family-run business whose founders – Axel and Sophie Steenberg – are committed to organic, Fairtrade, the environment and its people. At Steenbergs, all their herbs, spices and teas are ethically sourced and are carbon neutral.
With its autumnal mix of pale greens and reddish browns, the appearance of Steenbergs Organic Morning Herbal Brew is paired with a spicy scent provided by its blend of redbush, oatstraw, ginger, green cardamom, cinnamon and orange peel. The orange peel provides this tea’s prominent flavour and contributes a fruity zest and a subtle tang. This tea offers an alternative to caffeine, helping to subtly enliven the senses and clear away the drowsy fog of the morning.
Steenbergs Organic Green Tea, Lemon Verbena and Ginger is a leafy mix of light and darker greens. The first sip offers a subtle, refreshing taste that mixes the distinctive flavours of the main ingredients, but offsets the boldness of the lemon and the ginger in a way that balances out the three. A mug of this tea is followed by a calming feeing which helps to bring about a mood of relaxation.
Happy Hippy contains Rose, Chamomile tops, Peppermint and Spearmint. This tea is warm and comforting, like a hug in a mug, and is perfect before bedtime, as it contains no caffeine and the chamomile tops can help you to relax before bed. The rose isn’t as overpowering as you would think and the spearmint and peppermint create a delightful sweetness.
This loose-leaf tea contains dandelion leaves, fennel, peppermint, red clover and nettle. The tea has a very clean taste and the fennel creates a slightly sweet, herby flavour, making this the perfect go-to drink for when you are having sugar cravings. As the name suggests, this tea is also great for eliminating toxins, with nettle renowned for its cleansing properties, while the properties in red clover can help to fight inflammation in the body.
More about National Tea Day
National Tea Day is a movement to get more Brits to drink more and to drink better quality tea. It is their belief that tea is not just a leaf but a cultural experience too, one that has helped shape British Culture by brining communities together. British lifestyle festival – ‘Fes-Tea-Val’ – celebrates tea as its hero along with food pairings, healthy tips, as well as a dedicated tea and alcohol zone. National Tea Day aligns its campaigns in support of numerous charities across the UK to help raise awareness and funds for their cause.
The National Tea Day movement has planned a show-stopping agenda at this year’s ‘Fes-Tea-Val’, packed with everything you could imagine to celebrate our nations favourite drink – ‘tea’!
Some of the activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family include the Tea ‘n’ Treat Village, which involves a host of celebrity masterclasses that are open to all. The village will also showcase a delightful range of treats, brakes, cakes and snacks to treat yourself and your family to. The British Bou-tea-que will be showcasing the best of Britain’s tea and treats in honour of the Queen’s Birthday and of course, National Tea Day. And for all the tea lovers out there, Tea Bazaars will be the ultimate market place to find delicious and an unusual range of food, drink and homeware products by artisan sellers from around the world.
Some of the other exciting activities to look out for are The Vitali-Tea Garden, The Museum of Historic Tea ware, Tea & Tipple Boulevard, Masterclasses and Mixology, and many more.
This fun-filled day is packed with something for everyone. You can find out more about the event and book your tickets at nationalteaday.co.uk