"Turning down a cup of tea for absolutely no reason and instantly knowing you've made a terrible, terrible mistake"
There's nothing quite like a good cuppa. We recently visited the beautiful Amanzi Tearooms in Marylebone for a tea tasting, and they changed everything we thought we knew.
Amanzi a tea house with a twist; they sell a selection of black, white and green teas, as well as tea lattes, bubble teas, virgin tea cocktails, and even a dedicated matcha tea menu. And there's a science to it, involving precise water temperatures, purity, and brewing time. For instance, green tea must be brewed between 75-80 degrees for two to three minutes, or it will get that horrible bitter taste, and matcha tea is traditionally made as part of a Japanese tea ceremony, with an incredibly precise W-shaped whisking motion and graceful choreography).
With over 100 different types of tea, the health benefits are far ranging (and incredible). Amanzi have recently created a range of beneficial blends to increase your wellness via a specific benefit – from aiding sleep and improving digestion to supporting the immune system, and assisting with weight loss. We loved them so much that we've featured three in January's Fitty box. They are:
Escape the toxins of everyday foods with this herbal blend. Lemongrass, ginger, peppermint and liquorice root harmoniously come together to help cleanse and recharge your body and mind. Excellent over ice!
Ingredients: Lemongrass, liquorice root, ginger pieces, peppermint, lemon peel, black peppercorns
A well-balanced aromatic blend of aronia berries, fennel, mint and liquorice that may help strengthen your immune system while soothing your mind and body.
Ingredients: Ginger pieces, fennel seeds, aniseed, aronia berries, liquorice root, sage leaves, lemon grass, peppermint, whole star aniseed, rose petals
According to Feng Shui, the elements are represented by colours and forms. These are all present in our herbal blend, which is infused with natural flavours. Add the fifth element – water – for your own experience of absolute harmony.
Ingredients: Apple pieces, dragonfruit pieces, gojiberries, lemon grass, blackberry leaves, stinging nettle leaves, carrot flakes, orange peel, wild strawberry leaves, eucalpytus leaves, beetroot pieces, natural bergamot flavour, cornflower blossoms, marigold blossoms, pink pepper.
Visit Amanzi's Tearoom
Nestled in the heart of Marylebone, the tearoom is chic and beautiful, and a real haven from the hustle and bustle of London. Whether you're a complete rookie or know your stuff, the staff are all super friendly and can advise you on what to have – there's nothing intimidating about Amanzi. We highly recommend the full tea tasting (you'll learn a fascinating amount).
Location: 52 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TQ
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