Ingenium Naturals Luxury Teas | My new source for all natural teas!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Rarely a day goes by without me drinking at least 2-3 cups of tea. Some people are coffee drinkers, but I'm a social coffee drinker. In fact, I found that coffee actually made me feel more tired, as I would crash after a few hours from the caffeine.
As a big tea lover, I'm always on the lookout to try new teas, so I was super excited when Ingenium Naturals reached out to me to work together.
Ingenium Naturals is an online retailer selling teas, health supplements and skincare, which personally would be my dream store if I ever had my own business! Founded on the principals of only offering the freshest, highest quality and sustainable products possible, Ingenium Naturals checks all the boxes: sustainable production in small batches with a focus on organic ingredients.
Ingenium Naturals offers a variety of USDA certified organic teas. All their teas are produced without chemicals or artificial flavours and are sourced only from Ethical Tea Partnership farms that meet both the Japanese Agricultural Standards, as well as the EU guidelines for purity.
Ingenium Naturals offers a variety of black, green, white and matcha teas. What's really cool is that you can order samples for $1 as well as 50 g bags, so you can try before you buy. Although Ingenium Naturals teas are a little pricier (compare $12.98 for a David's Tea 50 g bag vs. $20 ish for Ingenium Naturals), it's utterly worth the extra bucks for that jump in quality and attention to environmental practices.
With so many delicious offerings, I had such a hard time picking out just 3 teas to try, but somehow I managed! Life is tough as a blogger isn't it?
Premium Genmaicha Organic Green Tea
Price: $18.95 for 50 g
Ingredients: Organic green tea, roasted and popped rice
Final Verdict: Buy
First up, is the Premium Genmaicha Organic Green Tea. Known as the "popcorn tea," Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese tea commonly drank by the "common folk." In order to improve the flavour, it's said that drinkers added roasted rice, giving this tea its characteristic smoky taste.
Genmaicha can be brewed hot or cold, but my preferred mode is hot. You can brew this tea 3 times and the resulting tea will retain most of its taste each time, with only a slight mellowing of the more abrasive notes.
I always associate Genmaicha with cold winter weather. The almost burnt taste of the rice lends itself really well with greasy, hearty foods like stews, fried food and braised meats. It's a great tea to drink during a meal or afterwards to "cleanse" your system. Lip smacking good!
Premium Quangzhou Milk Oolong
Price: $22.95 for 50 g
Ingredients: Oolong tea
Final Verdict: Buy
The Premium Quangzhou Milk Oolong is by far my favourite of the 3 I tried. I'm a big fan of the David's Tea Quangzhou Milk Oolong, but this one blew that one out of the water! The David's Tea version still has predominantly bitter oolong taste, but the Ingenium version is actually creamy! I was stunned by the creamy and flowery notes that wafted off this tea and it only got sweeter and creamier with each brew. It's amazing that they were able to pull this type of flavour just from oolong leaves without any other additives.
Again, you could brew this hot or cold and I'm really curious to try this one with some actual milk to make a homemade milk tea!
Premium Green Oolong Slimming Tea
Price: $24 for 50 g
Ingredients: Oolong and green tea
The Premium Green Oolong Slimming Tea is the closest to what most people will think of as green tea. It's quite similar to the green teas you'll get at Japanese restaurants: clean and crisp with a slightly sweet, but predominantly earthy aftertaste. This is the type of tea I grew up on and I could drink buckets of this and never get tired of it.
Like the others, you can brew this one hot or cold and up to 3 times.
I'm super pleased with all the teas I've tried so far and I'm really curious now to taste more, like the Organic Vanilla Matcha, the Silver Needle and some of the wellness tea blends! If you're looking to fill out your tea cupboard, then I highly recommend checking Ingenium Naturals out!
*This post contains PR samples
Posted by MizzJ at 4:02 AM