Wild Forest Black Tea from Choice Organic

Tea Type:
Black Tea

Where To Buy:
Choice Organic Tea

Product Description:

Awaken your senses with this rare tea, rich in flavor and history, from ancient tea trees growing deep in the forests of Southeast Asia. Generations of local people have climbed these wild tea trees to pluck their leaves. Now you can enjoy this refreshing cup that’s smooth, yet hearty. Drink in its enduring energy.

An energizing rare wild tea with a smooth, yet hearty flavor. Leaves are plucked from ancient tea trees (500 years old or more) growing deep in the forests of Southeast Asia. Only recently have these teas been made available to the rest of the world due to recent efforts by NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to develop a positive alternative economy for the region as a solution to the illegal drug market.

Tasters Review:

I think this is a great way to start your day if you are short on time or on-the-go!  This is a bold and burly black tea in a bag!  It’s pretty strong, fairly malty, rich and robust!  It has hints of that bakey or crusty type tea that I so much love, too!

Wild Forest Black Tea is a winner in my book!  And I really like that Choice Organic Teas support the Jane Goodall Institute!

About Choice Organic’s GOOD FOR ALL Campaign and Efforts:

Choice Organic Teas is delighted to present five extraordinary teas – Oothu Garden Green, Wild Forest Black, Decaffeinated English Breakfast, Yerba Maté Mint and Rooibos Superfruit. This well-rounded collection of flavorful teas sourced from four different continents celebrates the universal passion for tea while supporting the Jane Goodall Institute and our continued leadership and commitment to social and environmental sustainability.

Sales from each purchase benefit the Jane Goodall Institute, a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is also recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation programs in Africa, as well as Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, its international environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Choice Organic Teas is proud to support the Jane Goodall Institute as we share its commitment to conservation, sustainability, and being responsible stewards of the earth. Since 1989, our mission has been to improve the world one cup of tea at a time. As the first exclusively organic tea crafter in the United States, the first to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea in the United States, and most recently, the first tea company to acquire Non-GMO Verification, we craft all of our teas the with conservation of the planet and its creatures in mind. www.janegoodall.org

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, is world renowned for her groundbreaking chimpanzee behavioral research—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Founded in 1977, JGI is a global leader in the effort to protect endangered chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute and its iconic founder are also committed to empowering people to make a difference for all living things. Consistent with this mission, JGI created the “Good for All” brand to recognize companies and environmentally conscious products that reflect Dr. Goodall’s core values.

Moroccan Mint Green Tea from mhai diva

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Mhai Diva

Product Description:

Green Tea, peppermint leaf, peppermint extract

Tasters Review:

Moroccan Mint Green Tea from Mhai Diva is a tremendously flavored green tea in a bag!  A Pyramid bag, that is!

This is a HIGHLY mint green tea and I like it VERY much!

This is tasty and minty-fresh both hot and cold!  The first thought that comes to mind is…

“Ahhhhhhhhh!”

Sunset in Seattle Tea from Market Spice

Tea Type: Herba;

Where To Buy: Market Spice

Product Description:

One of our sweetest and most popular herbal teas, Sunset in Seattle is a blend utilizing a myriad of herbs that are soothing and mellow. Ingredients: Rosehips, Vanilla, Chamomile, Spearmint, Raspberry, Lemon Grass, Hyssop and herbs. Contains no sugar and is caffeine free.

Tasters Review:

Sunset in Seattle Tea from Market Spice looked much like the picture above  thru the see-thru bag it came in but there was white powder heavily throughout the blend.  For me not knowing too much about this tisane before trying it I was confused by the powder ingredient but quickly released it was the vanilla within the mix.
The vanilla ‘powder’ is powerful and very nice smelling.  The overall aroma consists of Chamomile, Mint, and Vanilla.  The color post-infusion is a cloudy gray-orange-yellow type color.  The taste is minty but floral…Herbally yet smooth…lemony yet vanilla….this is odd but lovely.  It’s interesting and surprising!  I ended up REALLY liking this one!  The aftertaste is minty yet sweet! Opposites completely attract in this case…and it makes me grin from ear to ear!

I especially liked the vanilla and minty notes!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vanilla Cappuccino from GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros

Product:

Vanilla Cappuccino (Green Tea Base) from GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros

Product Description:

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One box of Vanilla Cappuccino contains 60 pixies of MOCHA GreenTeaHP. For best results drink a minimum of two pixies every day, one during breakfast and the other during lunch. Mix each pixie in 12 – 16 ounces of cold water.

The ultimate Anti-Aging Antixodant Alliance
GreenTeaHP contains a proprietary formulation of complementary antioxidants designed to work together to boost bioavailability and maximize EGCG and other antioxidant absorption and benefits.

EGCG: a powerful antioxidant exclusive to green tea clinically proven to help reduce the risk of chronic disease, improve overall wellness, and promote weight loss

Açaí: Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, açaí has been prized for centuries for its healthful properties

Noni Juice: Polynesian cultures have used noni for ages for vitality, strength and general health

Pomegranate Juice: Contains potent antioxidants linked to cardiovascular health and mental clarity

Resveratrol: One of the most promising anti-aging ingredients, resveratrol is the antioxidant found in the skin of grapes

Trace Minerals: Derived from sea water, trace minerals provide key nutrition to facilitate proper cellular function

Plus: Polyphenols( flavonoids), l-theanine, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, fibers, and more

Use: GreenTeaHP comes in convenient single serving pixies that you can take on the go. Open a pixie and pour it into 12-16 ounces of water then shake it up. We recommend using one pixie with breakfast and one pixie with lunch.

Difference between GreenTeaHP and other teas? GreenTeaHP contains the right amount of green tea antioxidants in each pixie which contains 1250mg of green tea extract and 200mg of EGCG. GreenTeaHP comes in the right form which provides convenience and the best delivery system. The optimal way to harness the power of green tea antioxidants is to mix them with water to allow for maximal absorption. GreenTeaHP also contains the right blend of complimentary antioxidants. GreenTeaHP provides the right taste which makes it a great fit for any healthy lifestyle.

Other Ingredients: Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis), Noni Juice, Açaí, Resveratrol, Pomegranate Extract, L-Theanine, Bioperine, Orange Fruit Powder, Cherry Powder, Mango Powder, Lemon Powder, Peach Powder, Pineapple Powder, Strawberry Powder, Fructose, Citric Acid, Beet Root Powder, Matcha, Natural and Artificial Fruit Flavors, Xylitol, Malic Acid, Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Beta Carotene, Tumeric Powder, Roboflavin-5-Phosphate, Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin, Ace K, Silicon Dioxide, & Sucralose. Mocha flavor contains fat fee dry milk.

Tasters Review:

The color of this once ‘mixed’ is that of a Yellowish-Grayish-Light Brown.

It smells a little like Cappuccino and a little like Vanilla…neither scent is very strong tho.

The taste, well, you know…I was skeptical on this one…but…it DOES taste like Cappuccino!!!!   I was shocked!   And the vanilla is noticeable!  I really do feel like I am drinking an ICED Vanilla Cappuccino! There’s no doubt about it!

What an interesting green tea based product and flavor!  Another winner from our friends at GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros!!!

Mao Feng Green Tea from TeaVert

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: TeaVert

Product Description:

A lot of famous teas come from the region in China called The Golden Triangle, which was the source of many Imperial Tribute Teas or in modern days called “famous teas”.

Tribute Teas were chosen by the Emperor of the last four dynasties for remarkable taste and qualities. The teas were exclusively available only for royal tastes and sometimes even were used as tax payment. If any of the Tribute teas that did not satisfy the royal taste, they would be given to court officials, who could drink the tea or sell it illegally for profit.

In Chinese, “Mao” means fluffy, and “Feng” means mountain peaks. Our organic Mao Feng grows in the mountains of central Zhejiang province and is harvested only in early spring from leaves picked at the right moment and carefully processed. The highest grades use only one bud and the first leaf. Each day the leaves will be different, and they produce a slightly different batch of tea.

The leaf has a pleasantly sweet, mildly fragrant aroma, with a hint of apricot.

The brew in the cup usually infuses to a very pale yellow with a hint of green.

The taste is mellow and sweet with a nice hint of subtle grassiness.

Mao Feng Tea drinkers say that the first brewing is fragrant, the second brewing is sweet, and the third brewing is strong. The tea tastes clean and refreshing, and lasts a long time on the tongue.

Like a great wine, it also has to be a good year.
Preparation

Heat water to 185-195 F, steep 3 minutes

Tasters Review:

First I want to say HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY from the SororiTEA Sisters!  You know SororiTEA Sisters find ANY reason to drink…TEA, that is…so St. Patrick’s Day is yet ANOTHER reason to “drink up”!

My posts today will feature GREEN Teas.  My first post for today is Mao Feng Green Tea from TeaVert!

I really enjoyed this tea!  It’s a mellow-sweet, slightly buttery yet vegetable-esque and subtle grassiness type taste all wrapped-up into one with a grassy/dried apricot aftertaste.

In short, it’s a darn good Green!  I’m VERY impressed with TeaVert’s Selection and am looking forward to sampling and reviewing more of their teas!

 

Golden Monkey from White August Tea Company

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: White August Tea Company

Product Description:

This stunning Chinese black tea is among the finest in the world. Each spring the tea leaves are carefully plucked of only one leaf and one bud, resembling a monkey claw. The beautiful twisted golden leaves yield a full bodied tea with a soft apricot finish. 50g bag only.

Tasters Review:

This is a mighty fine Golden Monkey! It didn’t disappoint!  This has the flavor you would expect from a Golden Monkey as well as a semi-chewy with the slightest bit of smoke hint that lingers on to the aftertaste!

Plain, Simple, and Straight to the point…I haven’t found a tea from White August Tea Company that I haven’t liked!  What a great tea from a great company!

Chrysanthemum Tuocha from The Tao of Tea

Tea Type: Pu-erh

Where To Buy: The Tao of Tea

Product Description:
(I was unable to locate a product description but wanted to share with you a little something I found in Tao of Tea’s ABOUT US Section on their website)

Love for Tea
I started The Tao of Tea with a love for the leaf. While travelling with my family in the Himalayan mountains of India in 1997, I dreamed about the possibilities that tea offered. For me, it started a journey into the essence that it exudes and the cultures it connects. The dream evolved into a business and the love grew even more. My travels to the source, friendships with tea people and living with wellness have been very rewarding. Over the years, I have been fortunate to be joined with people that share a similar love and philosophy about tea. Our commonality is based on recognizing the purity in the leaf, the surroundings it grows in and the people who nurture it. It has become the purpose of our company.

Veerinder Chawla

Tasters Review:

I’ve had good luck with The Tao of Tea’s Pu-erhs so far and thought I would share my findings on their Chrysanthemum Tuocha today!

The 1st infusion is somewhat light in color and smells like a lighter-scented pu-erh.  It tastes like a lighter black plain tea.

The 2nd infusion is darker in color and in aroma.  It smells like pu-erh but with a little floral aroma as well.  It tastes quite good…both hot and cold. It tastes like a medium flavored black tea with a slight sweet-floral taste.

The 3rd infusion is tremendously dark and  smells more like your stereotypical pu-erh.  It’s bolder in flavor and almost coffee-like…in taste.

As for the 4th infusion it was still very dark in color and in flavor.  It tastes more pu-erhy now and  more like a muddy/earthy/wormy type.

Overall I did enjoy this tuocha and have found most if not all of the Tao of Tea TEAs I have tried to be very tasty and intriguing!

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