We set ourselves a challenge of creating a blend that would be delicious, uplifting and creative. A mood altering tea that would get you nicely high and energised without any crazy buzz (that ruled out aged Whites or Gushu PuErhs).
This blend combines a GABA Oolong with Ginseng and Liquorice. The GABA plays its part in calming and creativity, the Ginseng and Caffeine adds focus and the Liquorice is a MAO inhibitor to enhance mood and feelings of happiness! Combine all of these with the Theanine in tea and the effects are lovely - calm and centered but with a cheeky high too!
Thankfully the combination tasted great and with a sprinkling of apricot and almond Osmanthus flowers to give some extra top notes we had our Flying Monk blend for all of you space cadets.
About our Signature Blends
We love to celebrate the flavour of the pure leaf and avoid any blends that do not keep tea as the star of the show. We have an intense dislike for tea shops selling all sorts of crazy mixes which are sold for their overpowering artificial aromas and seem to be created by marketeers rather than for actual flavour or function.
In the creation of our small range of blends we tried many mixes and threw away over 90%. The ones that made it through the auditions did so because the combination of flavours complement each other and the resulting brew has a potent effect and experience. They are all natural with no artificial flavourings.