It’s May! Which can only mean one thing: the beginning of warm weather. Okay, maybe not yet, but! There is another bank holiday to look forward too, so start stocking up on your favourite beverages by ordering this Thursday, ready for the three-day weekend!
Now then, I have reviewed beer, cider, ale and soft drinks; what I haven’t reviewed yet is tea. Sparkling Green Tea to be exact. So, for this week’s Midweek Drink, I will be reviewing Green Lady Sparkling Green Tea.
A brief history of Green Lady
Green Lady, the UK’s first ever Sparkling Green Tea, was founded in 2013 by two students of the University of Essex: Francis Oyewole & Sultan Bin Khaled. During their time at the University of Essex, they began to produce their own sparkling tea with a soda stream machine, Darjeeling tea, herbs and spices.
With the combination of just five ingredients (Sparkling Water, Darjeeling Tea, Carob Fruit, Nutmeg & Rose Oil), the two students successfully managed to produce a sparkling tea only using natural ingredients, and at the same time, brimming with great health benefits.
Five years on, the company has grown greatly with over 100 top restaurants and hotels across London now stocking up their tea.
Three senses and a beverage
Green Lady Sparkling Green Tea is bottled in a 250ml green glass bottle. It has also been noted that this beverage should be enjoyed chilled and to be served in a champagne glass to give it that fancy appearance - or to make yourself look fancy.
The sparkling green tea has a clear, pale jade colour with a sweet, fruity and floral aroma with soft carbonation. The taste itself is something else. Very refreshing, again floral with a sweetness that comes only from the carob fruit, which, of-course, is a natural sweetener. For me, the taste does remind me of bubblegum balls that I used to buy when I was younger, so, an overload of nostalgia hit me when I took the first sip (thats just my preference, everyones tastebuds are different).