Joining the world of H.R. Higgins at the end of March I was so egar to work my way though some of the finest coffee and teas they have to offer, a little apprehensive of the green teas.
Coming from a background in the beauty industry, green teas were always something I wanted to like. Buying box after box of green teas off the supermarket shelf, I would try one and either have to pass on to someone else or they would just end up in the bin. The taste was not something I could even force myself to drink, yet months later I would be back to the same cycle of buying trying to like it again.
Green tea is arguably one of the healthiest superfoods out there. Packed with essential antioxidants that can aid in the prevention of many health issues, these include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits. Easy to see why I wanted to enjoy the taste of green tea so much.
Each day, while working in the roastery, I am getting a different tea brewed for me every day to try. I first give it a taste, rate it to how I experienced the taste, then ask what it actually is. I mean, how else can you market something effectively without experiencing it yourself?
Much to my surprise many of the ones I have loved are actually green teas. It definitely backs up the statement of ‘you get what you pay for’, the better the quality the better the taste. One of my favourites been Japanese Cherry Blossom tea, its delicate and mild with lots of flavour. Even one of my colleagues who does not like cherry finds this has become one of her favourites.