Tea for Tuesday: Review of Mrs. McCartney’s Liverpool Red Tea

Mrs. Angie McCartney’s Organic Teas

Liverpool Red Tea


Tea(s) From: South Africa

Region(s): Cederberg

Antioxidant Level: Medium

Caffeine Content: None – Caffeine Free Herb


My method for making tea:  Pour .5 litre bottle of spring water into kettle and bring to boil.  Pour water into teapot over teabag.  Steep 5 minutes.  Pour into cup over 2 sugar cubes.  Makes 2 servings.

I chose the teas to review in random order, but I gotta say I’m happy with my first choice: Liverpool Red Tea.  This is a rooibos based tea and is caffeine free (something us caffeine sensitive people appreciate).  The aroma from this tea is amazing and the elderberry and blueberry really standout as it’s steeping in the pot.  Incredible fruity taste, but probably could have steeped a minute or two longer…something I’ll try to remember when I make this again after a hard day’s night.

I did encounter one small issue, though, but I’m happy to report that it was easily rectified once I figured out what it was.  I had selected Burton’s Rich Tea biscuits to pair with this particular tea and that turned out to be a huge no-no.  The flavors just didn’t blend well at all.  For the Americans, Rich Tea Biscuits are very similar in taste to Nabisco Animal Crackers.  Once I put the cookies aside, the tea was wonderful.  I tried to think of what I would pair this tea with, but I came up blank.  I was honestly too busy closing my eyes and relaxing to think about it.

This tea can definitely stand on it’s own as a nice relaxing tea in the afternoon or evening without any cakes or cookies.  Enjoy!

For more information, go to Mrs. McCartney’s Teas: Liverpool Red Tea

Helpful link about afternoon tea: Afternoon Tea Etiquette – Top 10 Dos & Don’ts

Liverpool Red



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