Food | Dragonfly tea – A review of their luxury loose leaf teas!

Dragonfly tea is a family owned British company who source, grow and make the very finest of teas. You can read their history, values and philosophy on their amazing website. I came across their page on Facebook and saw that one of my friends actually tried their tea. She recommended Lapsang Souchong – for something very different. I am very intrigued and excited as this will be my first time trying a smoked loose leaf tea.

I am very grateful that the lovely Rosanna from Dragonfly tea sent me 2 of their luxury loose leaf teas to sample and review. I chose the smoky Lapsang Souchong and my favourite flavour, Darjeeling. Communication was astounding and the delivery was quite quick.

I was so excited to receive all of these yesterday!

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The packaging was well-presented and I loved how the booklet and cards were minimalist and beautifully designed. The tins were sturdy and high quality.

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Okay so now what do I think of the Lapsang Souchong? Once I’ve opened the tin, the smoky smell was so strong. Initial reaction? Sort of like a smoked fish. I was taken aback by the intense smell and actually had second thoughts of trying it. But I did. We did. My fiancé and I tried it. And. We regretted it.

Well, I’d say it wasn’t that bad. The taste was actually better than the smell. I find that there’s a minty aftertaste. And yes, a smoky taste – not too strong though. Will I drink it again? Hmmm, maybe. Next time, I might adjust the amount of tea and tweak the water a bit. Maybe add a slice of lemon? Apparently, some tea-drinkers like adding lemon into it. My fiancé however, will never ever taste it again. Scarred him for life. (LOL) I think the taste of Lapsang Souchong – it’s either you love it or absolutely hate it! Also, I kinda wished I chose their Bai Mudan (white china tea) instead.

I adjusted the amount of loose leaf tea – mainly because it might be too strong for us.

LAPSANG SOUCHONG

For two people

Brewing:  4 mins
Tea    :  2 heaped teaspoons
Water  :  4 small teacups
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Onto the next one, my favourite, Darjeeling. What can I say? Light, clean and a hint of sweetness! Just the way I like it. I loved this tea! I could drink it all day! There was a honey-smell after brewing the tea. It was definitely delicious. What a treat!

DARJEELING

For two people

Brewing:  4 mins
Tea    :  2 heaped teaspoons
Water  :  4 small teacups
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| Exact details at the back of the tin:

Infusion Instructions

Allow freshly boiled water to cool for 1-2 minutes. preheat the teapot and add 2-3 grams of tea per person. infuse for 3-5 minutes. the longer the infusion, the more flavoursome the tea becomes. |

I would highly recommend Dragonfly tea to anyone! We are a massive fan of high-quality loose leaf teas. I’m not an expert but I have tried a wide variety of loose leaf teas over the years – from different independent companies, teas from different parts of the world to the most common and commercially-made ones. I must say, loose leaf teas from Dragonfly was definitely a LUXURY without the expensive price tag. For only £6 per tin – very affordable and worth every penny! The whole tin will lasts you for a long time.

Thank you Dragonfly tea for letting me review your luxury loose leaf teas. I hope I can review more of your well-crafted and flavorful products someday!

Are you a tea-drinker? Do you like loose leaf teas? What’s your favourite? I would love to hear your comments! 

***Disclaimer: I asked the lovely Rosanna from Dragonfly tea to sample and review their loose leaf teas. The teas were sent to me for free. All views are my own honest opinion of the experience.***

Related Links:

Email – hello@dragonflytea.com

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If you’re in the UK, you can buy their teas at a local store near you. Click here for more details.

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Fashion | Winning the Laundry Boutique Styling Competition

Apologies for the lack of updates on my blog. Last time, I did admit I’m terrible at updating, this is such a late post.

My last post was the Laundry Boutique Blogger Event – where I joined a styling competition. I’m so grateful for all the people who helped me win the competition. Thank you to all my lovely friends in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I really appreciate everything. Thank you. ♡♡♡

I emailed Mariela (Laundry Boutique) and asked her if I could pop in the store to get all the items. Weekend came and my fiancé and I droppped by their cute store to get everything. There’s a little bit of a mixed-up when I came but it got sorted at the end. I must say, Lauren (Online Director of Laundry Boutique) was amazing. She’s been emailing me and making sure that I received everything. What a gem! Such excellent service.

Thank you to Laundry Boutique for this fab outfit! 

Here are all the lovely items that I won – you can also check all of these items (hopefully not sold-out) in their website.

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My fiancé and I decided to go out yesterday to enjoy the bright and sunny weather! Here’s my OOTD taken from my iPhone. It was so hot yesterday so paired the top with a grey skirt from H&M. I love my black platforms! It’s my go-to this summer. It’s not too high and so comfortable!

What’s your favourite this summer?

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top and necklace – Laundry Boutique / skirt – H&M / bag – DKNY / watch – Michael Kors / bangles – Cartier / platforms – No Doubt 

Related Links:

Click here to see how I styled my winning outfit.

Check out there awesome website – Laundry Boutique