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How do you take your tea? Russian Revels and their Tea Horse tea

Enjoying the Russian Revels black tea with lemon and cloves

Although I like my coffee – a lot – I’ve been drinking more tea again recently. My tea-loving friends are to blame – first KAFO sent me nine jars of their just t’s Black Label No X teas  to try (I’m still in love with their Luxury Earl Grey tea that I used to me those dainty Earl Grey cookies). Then a Tallinn-born and London-based food blogger Katrina of The Gastronomical Me mentioned that she and her food-loving friend Karina have created a tea blend.

Tea blend? I knew that film stars, singers, models and such like always end up creating their own perfume, but apparently that’s so old-fashioned. Nowadays you blend your own tea 😀

Karina and Katrina together run a supper club in London, called The Russian Revels, hosting Russian feasts with Slavic generosity, Soviet attitude and British humour. These two Russians joined forces with London-based tea club Tea Horse and  came up with their own tea blend, called “Russian Revels“. The tea was included in the March 2013 taster box:

“A bright Ceylon Uva black tea is blended with lemon and cloves for a refreshing and lightly spicy infusion. Enjoy black, with a splash of milk or a slice of fresh lemon for an extra citrus zing.”

I know I spent seven years in bonnie Scotland, but never got used to drinking tea with milk. Instead I’ve been enjoying this tea for almost daily now, always with a slice of lemon, like instructed. Lovely – the cloves add a surprisingly mellow, yet distinct flavour – nothing chai-like at all.

If you’re based in the UK and if you like your tea, you may want to give the Tea Horse’s subscription a go.

Russian Revels & Tea Horse

Disclaimer: I was sent the 75 g packet of tea for free by aforementioned Karina. Thank you!


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