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Subscription Box - Monstrositea October 2014.

1 October 2014
With a heavy heart I announce that this is my last Monstrositea box, my 6 month sub has come to an end and since I have plans to sub to a new type of box in 2015 that will give you an insight in to something else that is much loved in my life I have decided not to renew, Monstrositea has really helped me to broaden my horizons when it comes to tea and I've not only learnt about new types that i really enjoy but different brands that provide tea, I was once stuck in a world of supermarket boxes and T2 and now I've discovered a plethora of other brands that will literally have me trying new teas until the day I die.

Let's dry our teary eyes and see what the October Monstrositea box has to offer.

Taiwan High Mountain - Lan Gui Ren Ginseng Oolong Tea

This looked so odd in the packet when I pulled it out, the leaves look like little pebbly nuggets and have a surprising amount of weight to them. Monstrositea suggest brewing 4 pebbles per cup and to re-steep the leaves up to 5 times, I sat with my cup all day and slowly watched the leaves unfurl with each cup, the flavour was light and fresh; just like the other oolongs I've tried and the novelty factor of how it brewed was such fun!

Monstrositea Special Edition - Matcha
This matcha comes in a little foil packet and I'm assuming that is because it's so finely milled that it has the potential of leaking from the standard plastic pouches, after last months run in with a matcha mix I am hesitant to try this but from what I can tell it's going to be a little different so I will try again and see if I can find a little place in my heart for matcha.

Snowy Mountain Handmade Plait Puer

This is so pretty that I actually don't want to use it! As you can see from the picture above this tea has been plaited in to a few long pieces and will unravel as it brews, I've tried a pu-reh tea before and if I recall I quite liked it so I'm excited to have this!

Tealeaves - Ceylon Pekoe "Luckyland" Served with dried rose petals from Austral Herbs
I'm sipping this tea as I write up this post, it's a delicious black tea and I've paired it with a little sugar and milk but Monstrositea also suggest brewing it black with some of the rose petals which is something I never would have thought to do so will definitely have to give that a whirl. One of the best things that Monstrositea taught me was that you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to drinking tea, I never would have thought to brew my tea with dried fruit but I now have a small airtight container full of dried fruit including apple, apricot, pineapple and sultanas which often end up in my herbal teas.

If you would like to know more about this subscription box service head on over to Monstrositea and take a look at the options they offer. If you like tea I highly recommend the service!

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