Exotic Teas From Basilur : A Review And A Giveaway!
You wouldn’t find me drinking the weak, mild and watery tea like Darjeeling (or D’ling as I’ve heard people call it) preferred by the English, drunk with a drop of milk. I couldn’t understand the craze for Green tea either, though I’m aware of all its excellent qualities. Give me a strong Assam style milky tea and it would be a good start to my day. There’s no other way I would drink my tea.
Basilur teas are a luxury brand of 100% Pure Ceylon black green tea blends imported from Sri Lanka, and my package contained their summer tea offerings which are Summer Tea from their Four Seasons range, Moroccan Mint and Cream Fantasy teas. All the teas are available as loose tea in zip lock foil pouches packed in beautiful metal tin caddies or cardboard packs or as teabags in small cardboard boxes.
The Moroccan Mint tea was something we liked given that we like mint and mint tea with a touch of lemon. We didn’t quite find the other two teas to our taste, though I must say the aroma of both teas could get addictive because they smelt like dessert! I must emphasize, once again, that this is probably because we’re not used to drinking fruity and flowery teas. Sri Lanka is famous for its teas, and these are definitely very good quality teas.
Having said that, I think that both the Summer Tea and the Cream Fantasy Tea would also do extremely well as a base for Fruit Punches, Sorbets, Granitas, etc. Given that we’re going to see a rather hot summer this year, I’m definitely going to be putting these teas into summer coolers.
So I will be giving away one box each to three lucky people who leave their comments at this post. Now I don’t usually ask people participating in my giveaways, to do anything more than leave a comment at my post. So that means no “likes” or “follows” or “subscriptions” to my blog or page or anything.
Then come back here and leave a comment telling me that you liked their FB page, and also which one of the three flavours of tea you would like to try out if chosen.
This giveaway is open till 25th of April, 2013** after which 3 lucky people will be randomly chosen to receive the teas.
This giveaway is open only to Indian residents or thos who have Indian mailing addresses.