Posts Tagged ‘North Tea Power’

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Produced by: North Tea Power

Price: £4.00 p/ 50g (only available to buy in the cafe)

Puerh has always been a bit of a mystery tea for me, there seems so much to it and the older it is the better and I have kind of avoided drinking it out of not quite knowing what I am buying. I have bought some previously but found I really did not like it but this one from NTP is pretty nice.

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It brews up to a lovely dark colour after around 5 minutes brew time and is something a little different from my usual black teas from Assam, Ceylon or Kenya. I can’t see me drinking this on a regular basis but to break from my regular choices this is enjoyable enough. For a non Puerh drinking this was a good starting point.

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Hello again, it’s been a while hasn’t it. Lots of things going on this year which has meant MBT has taken a bit of a back seat but hopefully can get back into doing some more work on here and on my hobby. This year I have tried lots of lovely teas from a fabulous cafe in Manchester called North Tea Power, visited Fig & Sparrow just round the corner and a lovely posh tearoom called Rosylee which is a stones throw from both of the above. I’ve still yet to visit Tea 42 and Propertea – it seems like we are being inundated with new tea shops up here although that is no bad thing.

I’ve also just been away to Edinburgh and sampled the brilliant Eteaket who serve pots of tea that provide you with 3 – 4 cups. Excellent value for money and a lovely selection of teas that read like a cocktail menu. Well worth checking out if you are up that way but I can see this place needing bigger premises soon.

The tea maker has been getting good use although my only criticism is when it’s just enough tea for one you have to make about 500ml of tea at a time but the convenience factor is brilliant. Usually kitchen gadgets don’t keep me entertained for long but this has seen lots of use.

It’s good to be back.