Thursday, 18 June 2015

Amanzi Tea - not quite the tea you imagined!

A few days ago I was very lucky to go to Amanzi Tea, a stunning tea-house here in London to take part in a session of tea tasting.  Tea has become quite popular over the past few years with more blends and flavours becoming available and I am sure it won't be too long until tea-houses are more popular than coffee shops.

Amanzi Tea is just stunning.  It has lovely bright colourful decor and whist I was there the footfall of people coming in, sitting down and ordering drinks was plentiful and the whole time, the ambiance being so friendly, warm and welcoming that it is the perfect place to sit with friends and discover new tea loves and Amanzi Tea state:

"We aim to make people passionate about the world of tea by showcasing its possibilities and creating unique drinks and blends impossible to find anywhere else. With 150 different types of premium loose-leaf tea, as well as tea cocktails, chais, lattes and frapp├ęs, the possibilities are endless and we have something for everyone".
Amanzi Tea

I am thankful that the lovely girls of Halpen PR invited me along for a tea tasting session which was a whole new experience for me and one I would gladly repeat.  I love tea and I used to be a Tetley tea kind of girl, anything else was a no no.  Then I gave up caffeine having decided that I relied on it far too much and now can happily go without tea or coffee.  Now tea is more than just Tetley or PG Tips, there is a whole plethora of teas out there, some with medicinal benefits and some that are just meant to be enjoyed.

We started off our little taster session with by picking a choice of drink from the menu.  This menu has a lot of options, over 150 to be precise and I found it really hard to decide what to have, that was until someone mentioned Nutella! 

So I had a Nutella Frappe which was absolutely wow and just when I didn't think life could get any better I was introduced to white tea, cinnamon tea, vanilla chai latte tea, something I never thought I would like but actually loved, black tea, bubbletea (high up on my list of tea loves), Almond Tea and cocktail tea which was the absolute highlight of the entire session, I mean who wouldn't want a Mojito Tea?  All the while not once ounce of alcohol was consumed and in total we tried and tasted over 20 different teas.

Amanzi Tea
Amanzi Tea
Amanzi Tea
Amanzi Tea

As you can see, we made short work of all the tasters we were given and there was one tea which the three of us liked the most and as a treat, we were kindly given a full sized cup to take away with us.

Having now had this experience, I wish I had got one of the tea pots (shown below) and some of the tea to try at home because there is still so many flavours I would love to try, some I want to have again and when you look at the tea, who wouldn't want to make some using these items:

Amanzi Tea
Amanzi Tea

Amanzi Tea
Photo Credit - Amanzi Tea (the teapot I want and need in my life)

If you are looking for somewhere new to go for an afternoon with friends for a catch up or some quiet time, love tea as much as I do and want to discover something new, then I cannot recommend Amanzi Teashop enough. The drinks are so reasonably priced at around £1.99 for regular teas, £2.95 for chai and tea lattes and then around £3.75 for bubble teas.


You can find Amanzi tea at: 24 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 8TX and it is open Monday-Friday (7.30am- 7pm), Saturday (10am- 7pm) and Sunday (10am- 6pm)

24 comments:

  1. This would be the idea of heaven to my husband, he is soooo into his teas at the moment, they sound absolutely gorgeous.

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  2. This sounds amazing! My sort of cafe! I love tea. It's full of antioxidants - so great for the skin. But I am a little rigid in my tastes and I tend to stick to Assam. That is a gorgeous flavoursome blend, but I confess, opening my horizons a little wouldn't go amiss. The Nutella Frappe sounds rather fab. Next time I'm up in London I'm going to check this out. Tx

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  3. wow what a place to try if your a huge fan of tea, i tend to be stuck to the one and only english flavour tea but i do tend to dip and try a nice herbal one now and again i bet this smells amazing

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  4. Wow this totally sounds like my kind of place. You, me, Lisa and a couple of others should totally have a catch up there!

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  5. That sounds like such an amazing experience. I'm a tea junkie but I never realised it could be taken in so many ways.

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  6. Sounds like my kind of place, all that tea it would be amazing.

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  7. Wow looks amazing! I would love to go there.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  8. I would love to experience this, I'm not one to buy lots of different teas but it would be great to try them. I bought some chai latter tea for my coffee maker and to was so horrible so it would be good to go where someone knows how to make it properly ;)

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  9. What a fascinating place! And that teapot - I too need it in my life! x

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  10. Wow what an interesting place! I'd sure love to try the different teas!

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  11. As a total tea monster I would love this. I have never tried a bubble tea

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  12. I prefer tea over coffee... this sounds a very interesting place to visit..

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  13. Interesting ! ssssuch nice flavours of tea.

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  14. This looks and sounds amazing, I love trying new teas! :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Oh wow what an amazing sounding place, I wouldn't mind taste testing those teas. x

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  16. My husband loves tea and so would have loved to taste all that tea.

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  17. :O that's a tea lovers paradise! Would love to visit x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  18. This place sounds like heaven - I want to move in! :)

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  19. Wow, this place looks amazing - will look it up when I next visit

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  20. What a great place. I've just discovered Chai tea - delish!

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  21. I live about 10 minutes from here and I didn't even know it existed, might pop in later and grab one because they sound delicious... Might take me a while to choose with over 150 flavours though! xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  22. Goodness!Who would have imagined so many varieties? I would love to visit. Pinned!

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  23. Oh my goodness what an amazing place, must have been such a great experience. I love the Nutella Frappe, sounds ace!

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  24. I prefer coffee - but my eldest daughter would absolutely love this! Kaz x

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