Written by Nina Holland
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ased in Cheshire, Quinteassential house a range of teas exclusively designed and blended to please the tastebuds of the pickiest of tea connoisseurs. Nina Holland reviews the famed White Elixir to discover how this award winning tea aims to rejuvenate the hardiest of brew drinkers.
This delightfully British brand began its life on the tea market at farmer’s markets and local food festivals, gaining recognition through its aromatic and unique essences.
This popularity then led Quinteassential to serve some of finest hotels and restaurants in the North West of England. No stranger to success, Quinteassential’s exquisite taste has earned the brand 7 Great Taste Awards between 2012 and 2014, also being shortlisted for the ‘Made in North West’ Business Awards in 2015.
Quinteassential collaborate with some of the best in the business to bring their customers the finest teas on the market. The entrepreneur behind this elegant, brew brand is Bernadine Tay, a unique story teller who uses tea leaves as her medium, a woman who could be described as somewhat of a tasseographer (the art of reading tea leaves). With every tea tried and tested, scenes, textures and colours are brewed together to craft exquisite new and daring flavours. The White Elixir which I was privileged to sample demonstrates a floral aroma which emanates from the Jasmile blossoms, gingko leaves and spirulina algea. With full pods and stems in a loose bag, there is a definite essence that this tea is filled with spoonfulls of hearty, healthy goodness.