I can’t praise Lasith enough for sending me a whole box of delicious tea samples! Teakruthi is a relatively new company offering a wide selection of flavoured and single origin teas, including Two Seasons. If, like me, you’re delving into your cupboard to find your snuggly Autumn jumpers, this is exactly the tea you need.
Teakruthi Two Seasons tea jumped out at me as being the perfect warming cuppa for the wet weather we’ve been having this week. New tea always makes me excited, especially when it’s loose leaf and flavoured with real ingredients.
This is what I thought of my first Teakruthi experience.
Two Seasons Tea at a Glance
- Blend: Ceylon black tea with ginger and peaches
- Flavour: Fiery, spicy ginger with mellow peach sweetness and a light black tea body
An extremely well-balanced tea from Teakruthi that’s perfect for autumn! The peaches and ginger add a rich, sweet aroma and a fiery spiciness to the flavour of delicate Ceylon black tea.
Full Review - Teakruthi Two Seasons
- Type: Loose leaf
- Tea: FBOP black tea from Uda Pussallawa region, Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
- Additives: Dried ginger root, dried peaches
- Flavour Notes: Fiery ginger, spices, warming, mellow, sticky sweet, light, smooth, well-balanced
- Aroma: Dried peaches, honey, ginger cake, brown sugar, baked bread, spices, earthy, sticky toffee pudding
- Milk or Lemon: Neither
- Where to Buy: Teakruthi Official Website
The tea arrives in a sleek black pouch that’s sealed airtight and can be resealed too. It has detailed instructions and cupping notes printed on it to guide you – already I’m impressed with the effort that’s gone into the packaging.
The very second I cut open the packet I’m immersed in mouth-watering aromas. The dried peaches hit me first with their juicy sweetness, followed by a honeyed ginger aroma that reminds me of sticky ginger loaf cakes. Notes of brown sugar and baked bread are lingering in there too.
I brewed it, generously, to create a light amber orange tea the exact shade of the autumn leaves fluttering around outside as I’m writing this.
The wet aroma has transformed and added some fiery spices and earthiness from the ginger. Cinnamon comes to mind. The brown sugar has melted into the baked bread and honey aromas to create the best dessert of the winter months. Sticky. Toffee. Pudding. Hell. Yes.
The flavour instantly set my throat on fire. That ginger is certainly strong! After a few more sips the spicy ginger fire in my throat settles to hot burning embers and allows me to taste the full flavour profile. It’s quite mellow and sweet with a fruity note from the peaches. The black tea is light and fragrant, providing enough body to balance the tea but not become the dominant flavour.
Finally, what really left a lasting impression was the texture. It’s a thick, syrupy texture that soothes your mouth and hugs your taste buds.
How to Brew Peach and Ginger Black Tea
Brewing instructions from Teakruthi for Two Seaons are:
- 180ml water
- 2.5g of tea
- 95°C water
- 3 to 5 minute steep time
- Drink iced or without milk
I used 2g of loose leaf in 200ml for 4 minutes. If I were to brew it again (I’m saving it for a really stormy autumn night so I can appreciate it more) I’d use 2g of tea, 400ml of water, and 3 to 4 minutes steep time. It gets very strong very quickly and if you’re not good with strong ginger flavours you’ll struggle with it.
I’d drink this with biscuits, pastries and other little baked treats. Pumpkin pie would go exceptionally well with Teakruthi Two Seasons Tea.
Teakruthi reached out through Steepster to offer free tea samples and I just had to get my hands on some. Not only is the company very accommodating (I made a special request to try some of their Earl Grey) but they are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about their tea.
What sets them apart is how they source their teas. They stock very small amounts and blend the tea fresh to meet their orders. It means you won’t end up with tea that’s been sitting in a warehouse for months. They also work with natural, sustainable tea estates around Ceylon who don’t use harmful pesticides or GMO produce.
Overall, this is a really delicious tea and I’ve no hesitation in recommending Teakruthi Two Seasons to anyone – they ship internationally so you have no excuse for not trying this one!
The only reasons it’s not getting full marks are: it is very ginger heavy which I know isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and I’d consider this a seasonal tea – I wouldn’t want to drink it all year round.