When it comes to tea it is my favourite tipple! I get through gallons of the stuff daily but only appreciate a good quality cuppa!
Living in the West Country, I appreciate West Country products. Local cheese, meat and vegetables are fabulous and coming from Coventry in the West Midlands I appreciate really fresh produce all the more as before arriving here in June I never really had them lol.
When I spotted West Country Teabags I simply had to try them out. I bought my box in a posh shop in Cheddar Gorge which is local to where I live and where I go and get my fresh cheese from however since then I have seen these in Asda and in Tescos and looking about online at these they are available in rather a few places!
The tea bags come in a bright red box and on the top of the box and on two sides of it we are shown a picture of an elephant and told that they are 'The West Country Blend', Miles 'Tea & Coffee Merchants', 80 (in my case) teabags and that the weight of 80 teabags is 250g. Other information on the box simply tells me a bit about the teabags, the best before date is clearly stamped on the bottom and contact details for D.J Miles are given.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Stated on The Box:
D.J Miles & Co Ltd, is a family run buisness where the art of tea blending reaches back over three generations to its foundation in 1888.
This unique blend has been created by our own in-house tasters. As with all out teas the tasting is done using our local West Country water. This allows us to access their try character and enables us to to bring the distinctiveness attributable to all the Miles blends.
Well the teabags are standard looking really. Square in shape, white perforated soft material and packed with lots of dark brown tea leaves. The great thing about these is that they are not dusty and even when I got to the bottom of my box there was no leaves in there or mess at all.
To use them of course you use them as you would any other teabags. Pop them in hot water and let them 'brew' for as long as you desire before adding milk and sugar or whatever to it.
These make a really nice, well rounded in flavour cup of tea. You can make your tea as strong or as weak as you desire and the blend really is flavoursome and tasty. I like my brew strong and I get that if Ieave the bag in for a couple of minutes and when the tea is made I find no bits within it or the appearance of anything like scum on the top of it.
It is sort of tangy though why I am not sure but these are a fabulous quality tea bag and nowadays the only ones that come across my doorstep cos in the West Country we know how we like our tea and this is perfect stuff!
Expect to pay about £2.05 for a box of 80 in all good supermarkets etc.