“Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.”
From getting us out from our beds to being the base of a conversation on politics to a remedy for wait loss to a drink to settle down a heavy meal to nothing but pure love, tea holds a rather important stance in the lives of the majority of the population.
Tea lovers would always be on a lookout for an excuse to grab their favourite cuppa. If you’re one of them, then you’re in for a treat with the beautiful array of teas being offered by the iconic British tea brand, Typhoo.
Typhoo Tea Limited is an over 100-year-old iconic British brand with a rich heritage stretching back to 1903 when Birmingham grocer John Sumner developed and sold a blend of tea in his shop. Over the years, Typhoo has developed from being the first brand to sell ready packaged tea, to being a leading tea business that now offers products in every sector of the tea market.
Typhoo has a diverse portfolio of more than 25 premium teas and infusion varieties for the Indian market, divided amongst; Pure Assam, Black Speciality Teas, Flavoured Tea, Green Tea, Fruit and Herbal Infusions.
The thing that makes Typhoo stand out from the rest with a strong stance is the fact that they offer an array of natural, 100% caffeine free infusions, which are not marketed by other brands in the market. With the state-of-the-art production facility at disposal, Typhoo brings fresh and authentic taste of the tea to its patrons.
The first brand to offer decaf tea in India, Typhoo offers 7 different varieties of green teas, 3 varieties of fruit infusions and 2 varieties of organic herbal infusions et al.
With options like peppermint, orange spicer, blackcurrant and lemongrass, among others, I knew for a fact that I’d be ecstatic to give you my take on each one of them. I will also be telling you about the sort of food that you could pair your tea with. I mean, we pair wine with food, so why not tea with food?
This time, I am starting off with green tea.
Thanks to the unhealthy eating lately, I knew I needed an escape, and it was the Jasmine Green Tea from Typhoo that came to my rescue.
When and Why:
Perfect to grab on to, after a mundane or tiring day at work, the mellow floral notes of jasmine in the tea provide for a natural refreshment to give a wake up call to the senses. With its calming effects, this light green tea is aromatic, delicate and of course, is replete with antioxidants.
Hot or Cold:
Though a customary hot beverage, I tried to make hot and cold jasmine green tea, and both ended up tasting great.
Tip: To make a cold jasmine green tea, first brew in hot water, let it rest for a bit and once at room temperature, add in some ice cubes. Garnish with a jasmine flower to amp up the presentation.
Note: Add honey or your choice of sweetener in the cooled tea and not hot.
Sugar or honey:
Adding organic honey to both, the cold and the hot version of the jasmine green tea, elevated the fragrance and flavours of the drink and hence, I’d advise to go in for honey.
Since it’s a mellow green tea, I’d advise to pair it with white meats, like chicken or duck. The simplicity of the drink will make it perfect to be had with light sandwiches and breads. I chose to sip it with a beautiful almond croissant on a relaxed Sunday morning!
A pack of 25 heat sealed envelopes costs Rs. 210/-.
Know more about Typhoo here