There are a few things I consider essential to get my day to day life going. Books, my planner, sunscreen, lip balm, and of course, my daily dose of tea. I use to drink chamomile tea religiously, then there was a moment I was obsessed with earl grey, and now I’ve moved on to something more oriental. Being a long-term fan of Grassphere Tea Shop, I was so excited to have been given the chance to try their latest Kampo Tea pack. And now, I’ve finally got to sit down a give u guys a full review.
Brown Sugar, Chrysanthemum & Red Jujube
I tend to avoid any sorts of refined sugar in my drink (for the sake of a clear skin), but when it comes to brown sugar….sorry I’m all in. Perhaps my favourite from the entire pack, I literally cannot sipping my cup, even though elegantly drinking your tea is kind of a thing. All that said, this particular blend is good for your eyes, especially beneficial for this who spends a lot of time staring at their screen everyday (don’t we all??). I personally love drinking this in the evening, sinking in my couch, enjoying the beautiful smell of brown sugar (I’m bias here, but everything else smells amazing too!), listening to my favourite podcast and just letting my eyes rest a while.
BROWN SUGAR, JUJUBE BLACK TEA
A similar version from the previous one, the Brown Sugar Jujube Black Tea is a simpler taste, but equally delicious & beneficial. Self care can mean different things for different people. For me, pour little cup of this before my crazy day start does the quite the magic. p.s - its good for your skin too!.
Lime, Kumquate & Ginger
Something slightly more refreshing from the previous one. I’d like to consider this my day-time tea choice. Due to the ingredients, this particular tea blend is filled with vitamin C, giving us a quick health boost. It is also great when you’re filling a little off (you know that annoying low energy filling when you are about to catch a flu? we’ve all been there!). To me, lime is something that grows on you with age, I remember being a kid/teenager when I avoid all things in the lime/lemon family. And now, as I’m older, I’m starting really appreciate it. The tingly sourness along with a kick from ginger, such a great way to bring your energy back!
Ginger Black Tea
Though I personally don’t like any dish that contains ginger, I don’t mind them in my drink. I’m a huge fan of ginger tea, they make me feel calmer & warmer, especially during colder days. With the mellow taste from carefully handpicked Taiwanese black tea, the spicy taste of ginger taste just about right. Like all the other blends it doesn’t just taste nice, this specific Ginger Black Tea, is great for your circulation and enhancing blood flow. I love drinking them the next morning from a huge & tasty dinner with friends, makes me feel less bloated from all the rich dishes the night before.
Brown Sugar ginger Tea
Something similar from the previous one, but more in favour to my taste buds, and perhaps my best friend during the time of the month. I get a lot of period bloat for those day, but a large mug of Brown Sugar Ginger Tea literally makes feel better in a few mintues. What can I say? Happy gut, happy period life!
Roselle, Rose & brown sugar
If I’m honest, I’ve never tried Roselle Tea (also known as Hibiscus) until this days. I know about the health benefits, such as blood health, lesser chance for skin irritations and cancer etc. But the smell was too sour for me, so I never thought of trying it. But thank god I did this time, perhaps its the brown sugar and the rose, it wasn’t as sour as I thought it would be, in fact it was quite refreshing and thirst relieving. I dig.
SOURCED, BREWED, BLENDED
⏤ ALL IN TAIWAN
What I love most about the Kampo Tea Pack, is not just simply the flavours, but the fact that everything is sourced and made in Taiwan. For instance, the brown sugar is from Tainan, the ginger found in Taitung, the red jujubes planted in Maioli, and the tea shop itself is based in Taipei.
I love supporting brands from home, despite spending almost 10 years abroad, I’m still the Taiwanese kid at heart. And Grassphere Tea Shop is one of the many brands I keep close in my heart, because they remind me how amazing home is.