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Top 10 Teas @ T-Bar Tea Salon

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Published May 22nd 2012
T bar with a creative flair: made from Prosperi-T

"I'll have a latte to go" - that's mostly what we hear in cafes these days, but there are so many modern-day people who are missing out on the tasty goodness of tea.

In fact, I only began drinking tea about three years ago and have never looked back.

T-bar Tea Salon, one of South Australia's many icons, holds a steady reputation as the 'go to' place for quality tea. If you haven't tried their tea yet or don't know where to start (they have over 100 to choose from), here's a bit of a guide to help you.

In order to identify the Top 10 teas from their amazing range, we sat down and tasted a selection of teas from each category, varying from black and green to oolong and herbal.

After much debate, we compiled a list to let you in on some of our all-time favourites.

1. Prosperi-T
Type: Black

This flavour will turn a tea-hater into a tea-a-holic. Its blend consists of cloves, citrus peels, rose petals, almond and vanilla pieces and cardamon. Prosperi-T is known as the most popular tea from the T-bar range and can be consumed with or without milk.


2. High-T
Type: Black

The name alone sounds quite posh and I'm not going to lie, I enjoy sipping on this tea with my pinky sticking out, however in all seriousness, High-T is a definite winner. Its blend consists of flowers, berries and rhubarb pieces; a tasteful flavour for true black-tea lovers. No need to add sugar, as it is naturally sweet.

3. Lemon Grass
Type: Green

This tea is great just before bed and puts you into relaxation-mode. The texture is unlike common teas and consists of finely sliced, dried up lemon grass and ginger. Simple, refreshing and perfect for first time tea-drinkers.

4. Chocola-T
Type: Decaffeinated

As a chocolate-lover, this flavour could not go unnoticed. It's a decaffeinated Ceylon tea, blended with chocolate chips and once infused, tastes like, well - chocolate!

5. Quince Sencha
Type: Green

The name says it all really - this tea gives you the fruity flavour of quince and once consumed, makes you feel refreshed and detoxified.

6. Japanese Cherry
Type: Green

In all regions of Asia, people are known to sip on traditional tea with each meal. Japanese Cherry is perfect for this and refreshes the pallet with green sencha and cherry blossom flavours. There is no need to add sugar, as it naturally has a sweet, delicate flavour.

Japanese Cherry

7. Puri-T
Type: Herbal Health Blend

This flavour will definitely have you relaxed, especially after a hard day's work. Ingredients include calendula flower, red clover, dandelion root, nettle, elder flower, hibiscus flower, spearmint and ginger. T-bar describes this tea as one that will 'purify the skin and promote detoxification'.

8. English Breakfast
Type: Black

This tea's name suggests it to be consumed with your morning breakfast, however it also goes down well with cake or biscuits in the afternoon. It's a natural, black blend but it also has a slight malty spiciness to it.

9. Apple Oolong
Type: Oolong

Another fresh, fruity tea that combines the earthly flavours of oolong. Incase you're wondering, oolong is a semi-fermented tea which gives this category of tea that "refreshing" flavour.

10. Lapacho Vanilla
Type: Lapacho

This tea is like no other (seriously). In fact, it hardly looks like something you could infuse, but when you do, it tastes sensational. This tea is found in the inner bark of the Lapacho Tecome tree in South Africa. It is essentially finely cut bark with the aroma of vanilla pods. It's sweet but not overdone and is perfect for first timers.

Lapacho Vanilla tea before infusion

So here we have it - our top 10 recommendations for T-bar teas. We hope this helps you to decide which ones are suitable for you.
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Cost: Moderate
wow. excellent article. might stop by the markets after work & pick up a few.
By mamfi - reader
Thursday, 24th of May @ 02:23 am
such a wide range to choose from. Must go there:)
By Timan - reader
Friday, 25th of May @ 08:49 am
wow. I like the sound of the chocolate one. Got to go there asap!
By adela - reader
Tuesday, 17th of July @ 06:22 am
Yes, you should all give T bar a try. Their variety is simply amazing! Thanks for commenting.
By Stephanie Timotheou - senior reviewer
Monday, 23rd of July @ 06:21 am
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