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25.4.13

Higher Living Tea {Review}

I have an on-off relationship with herbal teas.
I go through phases of really liking them, and I think I probably then drink too many and totally go off them.
It's a circle I tend to repeat over and over.
Binge, go off them, binge, go off them. So I've now learnt to not over-indulge so much, and as a result I'm able to enjoy the teas a lot more without worrying about them going out of date in my cupboard because I've gone off them.

I'm quite adventurous when it comes to the flavours of herbal teas. Although it tends to be a mixture of fruity flavours.
Until recently when Higher Living sent me some Licorice and....wait for it....Sweet Chilli.
I'm a fan of sweet chilli, but normally as a dip, or with chicken in a baguette, or smothering my crispy beef from the Chinese. But in a tea form? Surely it wouldn't work.

Well, surprisingly, it does.
It really, really does.

My immediate thoughts were that it would be really strong, and would require a glass of milk to be consumed between mouthfuls.
But that wasn't the case at all.
It was sweet, as expected and obvious by the name, but the chilli taste wasn't too overwhelming and would just slightly tickle the tongue and back of the throat but wasn't at all unpleasant.
It was really enjoyable and surprisingly refreshing.

The Licorice flavour was the one I wasn't looking forward to so much. I'm not a fan of Licorice but I thought I would at least try the tea before completely dismissing it.
It is really sweet but very nice. I really didn't think I would like it at all but I did. I found it to be a great substitute for late night sweet cravings. I tend to stay up late and rather than raiding the cupboards for something naughty I would make a cup of this and feel much better.

A box of 15 bags costs £1.99 and are available to buy at Tesco and via the Higher Living website along with a wide variety of other herbal teas in the same range.

I was sent two boxes of teas for the purpose of this review. All words are honest and my own.