Grassphere Kampo Tea

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.

相信每個人都有日常的生活必需品,讓我們在工作或是私下都有著極度喜愛或是需要的愛用清單。我的清單共有五樣:書、行事曆、護唇膏、防曬乳(欸是的,澳洲的太陽很可怕),在來就是陪我度過辦公桌時光的愛茶。大學的時候很愛伯爵茶,然後工作慢慢把目標轉移有助眠作用的洋甘菊,而這半年來的愛將,是來自小草作的漢方茶。幾年前在民生社區發現了小草作,以前還借過他們的場地拍攝(笑),他們的產品一直以來在我心中都是品質保證,這次當然也不例外。最近終於有時間好好坐下來打心得給大家,快來看看吧。

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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.

黑糖紅棗杭菊茶

整個綜合組裡,第一個試喝也是最喜歡的味道。這幾年,除了偶爾的熱可可,已經戒掉了含糖飲料,不過「黑糖」是我偶爾會給自己的小小放縱(笑)畢竟,比起一般的白糖,他對身體是真正有好處的。我們知道紅棗對健康有益,但其實好的紅棗並不是那麼好找,質量好的呈偏暗的紅酒色,有著淺淺的皺紋但不會太明顯,最重要的是它自帶香甜。小草作選擇的苗栗的有機紅棗,就是這樣的。溫炒過的台南黑糖、質感好的紅棗以及有助於清熱的杭菊,絕對是富含營養的女孩聖品。值得一提的是,這款茶還有替雙眼補元氣的作用;我自己喜歡晚上下班後,聽著 podcast,一邊品茶一邊讓眼睛好好休息。

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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!.

黑糖紅棗紅玉紅茶

原料比上一款少些,但依舊富含滋味與養分。隨著「寵愛自己」的觀念盛行,每個人都有在忙碌的生活中偷點閒的小方法。我呢?就是在早給自己泡上一杯黑糖紅棗紅玉暖暖身。我天生四肢冰冷,加上墨爾本一天有四季,即便是夏天早上還是帶著涼意,而除了享受我最愛的茶味外,還能替自己儲備能量,面對接下來的行程。

 
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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!

金桔檸檬薑片茶

檸檬與金桔這種東西,是我隨著年齡才慢慢懂得享受與喜愛的食材。過去,任何帶有一點酸的東西,我一點都不能接受,一直到這一兩年。金桔檸檬薑片茶,光是聽名字就知道是款富含維他命C的好茶,快感冒可以拿出來補補元氣,但不只如此,他的口味非常清新,作為一款純享用的熱飲也合理(畢竟,不是所以對身體有益的東西都味道都是好的,但它卻兩著兼具)。來自南投的檸檬、屏東的金桔因為有著充足的陽光普照著,酸味更有層次,讓我這個「怕酸人」也能開心的喝著,而不太過嗆辣的台南薑片似乎也替我們提了神,做為結尾的微後勁,很剛好。

 
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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.

薑片紅茶

我不吃薑、任何跟薑母鴨呀、生薑炒肉,蛤蠣薑片湯之類的都不會出現在我的餐桌上。但奇怪的是,我非常喜歡喝有薑的飲品或甜點,像是蜂蜜薑茶,聖誕節會吃的薑餅人餅乾等等,都是我非常喜愛的。所以當我發現漢方茶系列中有薑片紅茶,那興奮之情可想而知(欸,又是薑又是黑糖,小草作真是了解我)。這款茶能加強循環代謝以及減輕身體負擔,我自己如果晚上和朋友聚餐吃得比較油膩,就會在隔天早上泡一杯來喝。

 

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!

黑糖薑片茶

女孩日的好夥伴。除了我本身就是黑糖與薑的狂熱粉絲外,他們對於生理期的好處相信大家都知道。我個人幸運點,不像部分女孩會肚子痛到無法工作、出門,但些許的不適與脹氣還是會有的。而這時候來一杯黑糖薑片紅茶就是最佳的良藥。薑可以暖身、黑糖暖胃,讓我們用好心情面對生理期。

 

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.

黑糖洛神玫瑰茶

一直到這次以前,我從來沒喝過洛神茶。就如先前所說的,我是怕酸之人,所以即便知道洛神有降血脂、抗癌與發炎等作用,我基本上還是敬而遠之。所以不滿大家說,在這次的漢方茶系列,黑糖洛神玫瑰茶,是我最後一個嘗試的。幸好,我還是試了。或許是黑糖,或許是玫瑰,小草作的洛神茶,把酸味中和的剛剛好。一切都很順口、很清新,這杯做為我的洛神初體驗,真好。

 
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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.

從種植、採收到製造,
一切都來自台灣

喜愛這次漢方茶系列的原因有很多。除了好味道,最讓我傾心的就是每款茶的每個原料都是來自台灣。在為文章找資料的時候,網路上的字字句句都讓我驕傲。好比,台南關山的黑糖、苗栗有機紅棗,以及無金屬的台東安心薑片,然後,當然不能不提的就是小草作在台北的美麗茶舖。

長時間離家在外,習慣了澳洲的空氣,忘了台灣也很厲害、也很美。欸對,其實國外的月亮不是比較圓,只是我們在家的時候都沒有抬頭欣賞自家院子的夜景,我們,其實一點都不輸。

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There you have it, my thoughts on Grassphere Tea Shop’s latest Kampo Tea Pack. Do any of the flavours sound interesting to you? Let me know your thoughts, I’d love to know!

好的,今天的分享就到此結束。漢方茶組合組,你們最感興趣的是哪一個呢?
歡迎留言分享出來唷。

 

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shot on Fujifilm x-h1 with 35mm lens
*the teas were gifted by Grassphere Tea Shop, however all opinions are 100% mine
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