Tea has been the staple in many households on this island for decades but the humble teabag is on the decline and loose leaf tea sales are rocketing. Belfast based Stir & Sip are at the forefront of this trend bringing Artisan teas to Ireland. With blends such as Gunpowder Mint Green and Tropical Burst with Mango and Hibiscus they are causing a genuine stir.
For year’s tea has been the poor cousin to coffee as espresso based drinks have spread throughout our high streets but tea is fighting back. The everyday tea bag is being replaced with signature blends from exotic locations in Darjeeling, Sri Lanka and South Africa.
On top of the amazing flavours many of the Stir & Sip teas are caffeine free and contain an array of health benefits. Green Tea, which is high in antioxidants, is believed to help in fat loss, combat type 2 diabetes and lower cholesterol.
Soon you’ll be able to sample Stir & Sip teas in tea rooms and restaurants across the region but in the mean time you can order your first blend from their website and readers of Love Belfast can get a 10% discount off their order by using the voucher code lovebelfast on their website www.stirandsip.co.uk