Posts Tagged ‘TeaLux’

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Produced by: Tealux

Price: £6.20 p/50g

Another Oolong in the back of my box – this time from Tealux but i’m afraid this isn’t one for me in the slightest. I brewed this up as per the instructions and watched as the little pellets unfurled into lovely sized green leaves but upon tasting it is where the enjoyment factor stopped.

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It may have been handcrafted and roasted etc etc but this just was not an enjoyable drinking experience. I can’t quite describe how it tastes but there is no way I would buy this again. It really confirms my belief that Oolongs are a hard tea to get into, some you might love and others you may hate and this is in the latter category. Strictly one for oolong lovers only.

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Produced by: Tealux

Price: £7.75 p/ 50g

For a country that is always associated with Green Tea I was interested in trying this black tea. I brewed it up just off the boil, it is quite fine sized pieces of tea that don’t give off any discernable aroma when brewing.

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Once fully brewed you get a deep coloured brew similar to an Assam but to describe it’s taste is pretty difficult. If you are a black tea drinker that likes Indian, Ceylon or African black teas then you might find this not to your liking. It is pretty mellow for a black tea and a pleasant drink but its hard to put into words exactly what it tastes like! It’s one to try for yourselves to see what you think of it, would I buy it again? No, I’ve tried it and thats enough but as a curiosity I’m happy to have bought some.

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This was a tea that I had seen and had wanted to try for sometime. I like the Tealux site as they offer lots of weird and wonderful teas but this one caught my eye. Brewing up, I made this up with slightly more tea than suggested as there wasn’t enough to split between two servings. 

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This tea smells gorgeous, real hints of sweetness and chocolate come out of both the aroma and the taste. It is almost like having a desert in a cup, it doesn’t feel like you are drinking a cup of tea even though you are. There is something very special about this tea that I have not tasted anywhere else, its an odd one to try but it is really lovely. I would order this again, if you do order from Tealux please do bear in mind it is quite long shipping times though.

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REVIEW: TeaLux UK

Posted: November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
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My third online order came from TeaLux – all the way over in Montreal, Canada! First impressions of the website give nothing away to indicate its origins, from its co.uk domain name and the fact that all the teas and teaware are priced in GBP. I came across TeaLux at there was a particular tea I was looking for (Hong Yu – Red Jade) and a particular oolong and both of these were sold on their site. Nice little bonus.

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Pricing seems pretty reasonable (it was the cheapest place for the Red Jade) so all was going well. Pricing was pretty decent and a nice cheeky little 10% off your first order comes in handy too. The website is clear to navigate with the different tea types headed near the top of the page, when you click on the tea you want you see the different pricing options, an enlargable image of the tea plus a nice little write up of the tea itself.

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However (isn’t there always one of these!) when ordering from TeaLux you need to factor in the delivery time. The order was placed on Friday 8th October and was delivered on Saturday 16th so if you are not in a hurry for your tea then ordering from TeaLux shouldn’t be an issue.

The packaging is pretty sound, nice colours and clear brewing instructions adorn the back, advising you the measurements per 200ml of water used, from this I learned my glass bodum mug meant upping the amount of tea used by 50%. A nice addition is the caffeine counter too which demonstrates the caffeine level of each tea.

Lovely packaging with plenty of info

Lovely packaging with plenty of info

TeaLux isn’t the cheapest out there but they do have teas that I haven’t found elsewhere or where they do exist then TeaLux has better pricing too. Just don’t forget to factor in that delivery time when ordering.

Packaging – 10 / 10

Look at the above picture. Reseals just fine.

Information – 8 / 10

Uses symbols and gives you the brewing instructions and amount of tea per 200ml so you can judge it to your own cup / pot

Price – 7 / 10

Four decent teas, 50g packs plus delivery = £30 ish

Service – 7 / 10

Kept informed during the order process as it happened through to the dispatch date

Delivery – 1 / 10

Too slow for me.  Would be nice to have an idea how long deliveries usually take.

 

TeaLux (UK) = 33 / 50

http://www.tealux.co.uk