Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gastronomy Gal Gadgets and Gifts: Indian Spice, Sleep Tight and Tummy Tea

G.G. is introducing a few new segments.. Gifts and Gadgets is one of them. I sometimes stumble across some amazing products and would like to tell you all about them. Whether it's something to eat or drink, something to make kitchen life easier, or just something I think is totes cool that readers will appreciate too.

It's safe to assume that most of these products are things I have bought myself. On the odd occasion, I am sent or receive things as gifts. I am no under obligation to do anything about these gifts. But... if I really like them, I may tell you about them. In this instance I will ALWAYS CLEARLY state that I received the good for free.

Right now all that's out of the way........... 

I love tea. My love for tea started at a very young age. I can remember being on camp in year 5 or 6 and nicking about 300 sachets of tea that were available at the breakfast buffet to take back to our room so we could sip on it all day. It was quite lovely, and funnily enough, among an unlikely crowd of other eleven year olds, I found some other tea drinking kindred spirits. Herbal was my (un)poison as caffeine and I aren't great friends. 

With this love, it makes sense that I am a regular visitor to various tea shops around the place. When perusing through T2, The Tea Centre, T'licious or wherever I am, I usually ask for advice. I give specifications for what I want the tea for and then consider my options. 

Indian Spice is not something that would usually appeal, but I decided to try something different and I'm so very glad I did. The mix of Cinnamon, ginger, cloves and pepper has an amazing aroma and was really calming and warming. It's now one of my fave teas. 100 g for $14.5 - or you can always ask for a small sample to try and see if you would like to purchase a larger amount.

Other faves include the Tummy Tea - a really full flavoured mix of peppermint leaves, liquorice root, fennel seeds and calendula petals 50g for $13.5 and the Sleep Tight- a blend that actually  makes me feel sleepy without the usual chamomile - but with lemonbalm, jasmine flower, lavender and rose petals also $13.5 for 50g.

Where to buy: 
T2 Tea are located in lots of places and you can also buy online. 
T2 also have a really great comprehensive website and a personali-tea style quiz.. Who doesn't love a quiz!?

G.G. sourced and bought all these products.

12 fabulous comments:

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

I love teas too! I also have the Sleep Tight and Tummy Tea blends from T2. My other favourites are Nighty Night, Green Rose and Sencha Early Grey.

Also, have you tried Lupicia tea ? My favourites are Sakura (which includes cherry blossoms) and Momo Oolong.

Ladybird said...

I've been meaning to go tea shopping recently to find some new, yummy, caffeine-free teas - I might have to try the Indian Spice out... sounds delicious :)

ps- love the new segment idea!

Sal said...

I'm a big fan of peppermint tea lately -- especially after a big meal at dinner as it helps digestion but doesn't wake me up too much.

Sleep tight sounds like something to try... Fabulous to have a warm drink at night in winter.


Ali said...

Gadgets & Gifts is a great idea! I look forward to your discoveries!!

p.s I always have trouble signing in on blogger to comment on your blog! so have gone this way this time!

Brisbane Devoured said...

Indian spice is excellent i tried it when i last went in there...

my recent favourites are black rose, blue mountain, summer (a green tea with ginger and pineapple) and red, green and dreamy

The InTolerant Chef said...

I like the sound of the Sleepy tea as I'm not a fan of chamomile, I'll def. give it a try, thanks for the tip :)

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

I love tea, but can't seem to find enough occasions to drink it! As in, I enjoy the ceremony of brewing and savouring it (particularly over some girly gossip, or whilst enjoying brunch) but not so much throwing a teabag in a mug halfway through the afternoon for a caffeine kick.

Love chamomile or berry teas with a a dash of honey, or Earl Grey as my preferred brew of recent times.

glutenfreelindsey said...

I've been loving peppermint tea lately..I like the sound of the Tummy Tea!

Anonymous said...

I love tea but find T2 awfully expensive. I buy mine online from TBar Tea Salon in Adelaide. Highly recommend it!

Two fit and fun gals said...

i would love the sleeptite tea- i always have trouble sleeping these days!

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

I LOVE the T2 tea shops and tea houses. The prices for the tea is a little on the indulgent side though =\ Definately worth the treat every so often =)

ourbillplease said...

I love T2 tea- esp the french earl grey with a floral twist. The T2 cafes are also a nice experience (the decor is gorgeous!) but I've been disappointed with their 'high-tea' and some of their iced drinks. :(

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