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The No. 1 Ladies' Teas - A Review

Thank you for all of your messages this past week. I am still on bed rest but feeling a lot better. I have been spoiled by my friends and family who have looked after me really well.

Today, I have a very exciting tea review for you. The No 1 Ladies’ Teas by The Republic of Tea. So without further ado…

No. 1 Ladies’ Teas

I love tea. I also love The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (I’m currently reading his latest, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection). So when I saw that the Republic of Tea had released a special collection of teas based on McCall Smith’s bestselling novels it was all too thrilling for me.

I contacted The Republic of Tea requesting samples and they kindly sent them to me last week. The following are the descriptions of the teas along with my notes.

97 Per Cent Citrus Ginger Bush Tea
This tea is clearly dedicated to Grace Makutsi, Mma Ramotswe's assistant detective at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, who so triumphantly scored 97% on her Botswana secretarial exam. Made with 97% green rooibos and 3% red rooibos, this tea is bright, aggressive and a tad bit bitter, much like Mma Makutsi herself. One to stimulate the mind. The citrus and ginger notes are strong and I also detected notes of lemongrass. It is a lovely bright, invigorating tea.

Speedy Motors Breakfast Black Tea
This tea is described as dependable, much like Mma Ramotswe's husband, Mr. J.L.B Matekoni, who also happens to be the proprietor of Speedy Motors mechanic shop. Reminiscent of Earl Grey minus the citrus note, it’s a nice, mild, yet full bodied black tea for morning. I found it best served with milk.

Precious’ Cup of Comfort Vanilla Red Bush Tea
This was my favorite of the three as I suspected it would be. This rooibos tea is, as the title describes, a cup of comfort… just as warm and enveloping as I imagine Precious Ramotswe to be. Precious’ Cup of Comfort is creamy with rich vanilla notes. It is the sort of tea you could have copious amounts of, without feeling guilty. Really delightful.

It is important to note that these teas come as tea bags in a canister, not as loose leaf tea. The teas sell for $11.50 each. To learn more, visit The Republic of Tea at www.republicoftea.com or to see the collection directly, click here.

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AJG said...

Oh geeze. Your blog got me hooked on the books, and now I'm thinking this may be a tasty addition to my (overflowing) tea collection!

Melissa U said...

Thanks Jennifer! You have made my decision easy! Having tried all three teas, however, would you recommend purchasing all 3, or just the Precious Ramotswe tea?

Melissa U

p.s. Thank you for doing this review

CashmereLibrarian said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better!

These new teas are very thrilling! I'm not yet caught up on the Precious Ramotswe series, but I hope to remedy that this summer.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you Ladies! Melissa- my favorite is the Precious' Cup of Comfort and right now that is the one I would purchase again. But that could be because I'm pregnant and all I want right now is traditional rooibos tea. The other two are equally as nice, just in different ways. It's just a fun collection to have. Love the idea. If you all try them let me know what you think! x

Karena said...

Mmmm the teas, the books perfect for this virus I am fighting!

Art by Karena

Elizabeth Lukes said...

Love the new webpage design! Will try Precious' Cup of Comfort first. I don't know anyone who has tried this other than you - so glad you shared this with us!

Claire said...

I love it that you found "themed" teas!! What an excellent way to pair favorite drink and book. By the way, I must confess that now my favorite drink is roiboos tea latte, thanks to your blog post. Apparently roiboos is also good while nursing, so it's a plus for my son and me.