Few drinks are as comforting as a nice cup of tea. Just think about it: whether you’re trying to warm up in winter, relax after a long day, or even soothe a stomach ache, a cup of tea is the answer. A cup of tea delivers an unparalleled dose of relaxation and healing in every cup. But, with so many brands and types of tea on the market, how do you know which tea is the right choice for you?
Like wine, finding the best tea for you all comes down to personal taste, but there is something to be said for enjoying a cup of premium tea over a generic supermarket brand. If you’re in search of a beautiful premium tea to spoil yourself or a loved one you can’t go wrong with premium Kenyan tea brand, Kericho Gold. Now available in South Africa through local distributor, Love TeaTime, this beautiful African tea will indeed make you fall in love with tea time all over again.
I’ve got an embarrassingly large collection of tea at home and I enjoy a wide range of different teas from black tea to fruit teas, and even spiced teas. Some might call me a tea snob but I prefer to think of myself as a tea lover rather than a connoisseur. Many tea snobs will tell you that for them it’s loose leaf tea or bust, but while the beauty of loose leaf tea is undeniable, not every day allows you the time and tools needed to make loose leaf tea. My tea collection includes a range of both loose leaf teas and tea bags because nothing beats the convenience of pulling out a tea bag and brewing a quick cup of tea first thing in the morning or during a quick break from your desk.
Delicious tea whenever the mood strikes
I love tea bags, but that doesn’t mean I choose to compromise quality for convenience. A premium tea brand like Kericho Gold allows me to enjoy a delicious cup of tea on a whim without having to worry about faffing around with a fancy teapot and strainer. What I love about Kericho Gold is you still get the full flavour and aroma of top-quality tea without the hassle that comes with loose leaf teas. There’s no compromising on flavour with these teas. I’ve tried many of the tea varieties from the Kericho range and was incredibly impressed with the quality.
Kericho Gold also offers some of the most delicious tea blends I’ve ever tried in a teabag. Some of my favourites include the Kericho Gold Apple and Cinnamon fruit tea from the Speciality Teas range and the Green Tea Lemon from the Attitude Teas range. Many fruit tea infusions have that sickly sweet aftertaste but the Kericho Gold fruit teas offer a natural fruit flavour, and they smell beyond divine! The Apple and Cinnamon tea is so delicious you can enjoy it as a dessert tea after dinner or as a treat during the day when you’re craving something sweet. Kericho Gold’s Attitude Teas range offers a fun take on tea time with a tea to suit every mood. Uplifting and invigorating, the Green Tea Lemon is perfect for when you need to relax after a long day.
Discover your favourites with variety packs
The great thing about the Kericho Gold range is there are lots of opportunities for discovering new flavours. I’d recommend investing in a discovery pack such as the Kericho Gold Attitude Variety Pack (R149) which features “an orgy of flavours” for you to sample. You’ll get 25 individually packed ‘selfies’ in a box including the very interesting Chocolate tea, Hangover tea, and Love tea.
If you love fruit teas you can’t go wrong with the Kericho Gold Speciality Teas Fruit Assortment (R119) which includes 20 individually packaged fruit teas. In this discovery pack, you’ll be spoiled with 4 different fruit tea blends to sample and fall in love with. For a real spoil, invest in the Kericho Gold Luxury Tea & Infusion Selection gift pack (R229). This pack contains 8 different flavours to try and 40 teabags in total. A dream gift for a tea lover, this is the ultimate introduction to the Kericho Gold range.
Quality African-born tea you can trust
Kericho’s premium taste comes from where the tea is grown and how it’s processed. The teas are sourced from some of the best tea estates in Kenya by expert Tea Tasters and are carefully chosen for the richness of their taste, flavour and aroma to ensure that high standards are maintained. Kenya tea is also pesticide-free and has a distinct bright colour and aromatic flavour, due to the country’s equatorial climate and rich volcanic soil.
As a tea lover, I cannot recommend Kericho Gold enough. With their exceptional flavours, mouth-watering aromas, and beautiful packaging, Kericho Gold teas make for a great gift for a special someone in your life, or as a spoil for yourself when you need a pick-me-up.
Kericho Gold is available to buy online through Takealot. For more information on Kericho Gold in South Africa visit the Love TeaTime website.
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After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.