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.

Majestic Darjeeling from mhai diva

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: mhai diva

Product Description:

There isn’t much for product description on their website about this individual tea but here is some general info about their company…

Mhaidiva Tea

In general: the highest grown tea offers the best quality. Mhaidiva is premium quality tea from the highlands of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). In particular Nuwara-Eliya, known as the ‘champagne’ area of original Ceylon tea.
After plucking, the green tea leaves of Mhaidiva are immediately processed and freshly packed in Sri Lanka. We only pluck the tea leaf and bud. The green tea leaves are then dried and smoothly rolled (not cut) to achieve our premium quality tea. Our tea has a bright colour and infuses perfectly every time.
The result: a refined tea with great flavour and lovely after taste.
ADORING YOU MY TEA
ALL THOSE TASTES YOU SPEND ON ME
ENDLESS HAPPINESS

Tasters Review:
Sometimes you just NEED…you just CRAVE…you just WANT a quick and easy bagged tea!
This Majestic Darjeeling from mhai diva is a mighty fine and good old stand-by Darjeeling in a bag!  It’s pretty tasty!  It’s fairly simple but good!
We all need a little more of that in our lives, don’t we?

White Tea from Teatulia

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Teatulia

Product Description:

A medium-bodied delicacy with hints of peach. Made from the youngest and rarest tea parts.

What Is White Tea?
White tea also comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, however is minimally processed. It is harvested before the leaves open fully, when the buds are still covered by fine white hairs, hence the name. Once the buds and leaves are handpicked, they are very carefully and meticulously steamed and dried.

Is there Caffeine?
Yes, about 2/3 less than coffee

Feel Good About Drinking White Tea!
Because of the very careful and delicate harvesting process, white tea retains the most nutrients versus black or green tea. Recent studies show that white tea is 10% more effective in improving immune health than its green cousin.

Tasters Review:

The dry leaf of this White Tea from Teatulia smells like sweet basil…with a hint of mint underneath.   The leaves are a fuzzy and frosty.

The wet leaf has a very vegetal scent.

This has a very light and clean taste.  It’s a refreshing and relaxing sip all the way thru.  I can pick out the slightest bit of peach likeness, too!

The color of the liquid is a very, very light brown with a yellowish hue.

This has a nice relaxing, mellow flavor that I really like as an end to a hectic day!

If you want a good quality – plain/white tea…try this one from Teatulia!  It comes in loose leaf and/or bagged.  Both make for a more than decent cuppa!

Grand Earl Grey from mhai diva

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: mhai diva

Product Description:

Black Tea and Bergamot

More About Mhaidiva:

Mhaidiva, the Lady of Tea, is the personification of everything that makes life worth living. She is the muse giving everyone who drinks her tea the gift of beauty, health, peace, harmony and creative thinking. She speaks to you in haiku, seventeen syllable poems written in three lines of 5-7-5. She shares philosophy, or lessons of life, expressed in one breath. She uses images of tea, evoking a mysterious solitude and meditative presence with romantic images of austere beauty.

The symbol for Mhaidiva is derived from the letters “Aaw” and is created from the gesture of “opening lips invitingly”. An obvious choice for the design of our Mhaidiva logo.

Tasters Review:

I recently discovered mhai diva.  I am very impressed with their dedication to Fair Trade and Sustainability.   I will touch more on that after writing a bit more about this tea.

I was super excited to receive a box full of boxed teas from The Netherlands not too long ago.  Inside was this nifty little number.  It’s mhai diva’s Grand Earl Grey.  It’s a nice bagged Earl Grey.  The Black Tea is strong but the Bergamot isn’t overly strong.  It doesn’t taste like it’s in a bag!  And I like that!  This is a flavorful and convenient EG.

As I mentioned above – mhai diva – is both Fair Trade and Organic.

Mhaidiva is proud to present a range of both Fairtrade and Organic certified tea. The premium quality tea is sustainable and for this reason selected and produced with respect for people and the planet.

The various tea blends originate from the highlands of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and the rooibos tea is from South Africa. The teas are packed in environmental-friendly envelopes. They are available in boxes of 100 pieces.

We flavoured the tea with only natural, liquid flavours to establish a maximum tea-tasting pleasure.

View our Fairtrade and Organic certified tea assortment here.

99% of the Mhaidiva tea is picked by women at the tea plantations, the women control the picking of the tea leafs with the fingertips in perfection. Mhaidiva is made by 100% Orthodox picked tea, qualitative the best way of picking.

In addition to having some really good bagged teas that are both organic and fair trade mhai diva also supports Net4Kids

To fulfil a socio-economic programme that creates development opportunities in developing countries is part of our mission. Therefore, we have established a strategic alliance with the international welfare organisation Net4Kids to ensure we can fulfil our obligation.

Our annual contribution is 1.5% of our net profit and this contribution will be allocated to projects for fresh drinking water, food programmes and the improvement of education facilities.

We believe that our social responsibility has no borders. For this reason we value our social responsibility by supporting welfare work aimed at creating a better future for underprivileged children.

Not only will you enjoy the cup you are drinking you can feel good about supporting a company that really cares!  This is a special tea from a special company!

Premium Sencha Fuji Green Tea from shizuokatea.com

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy:
shizuokatea.com

Product Description:

TEA BAGS – PREMIUM SENCHA
100 PREMIUM SENCHA TEA BAGS
WITHOUT THE BOX

PRICE: $36.00
Purchase 100 Premium Sencha tea bags without the box and save 20%. Each tea bag is individually packaged in a foil wrapper to insure freshness. Packed in a cellophane bag for convenient storage

Tasters Review:

I have never had premium Sencha of quality in a bag like this before!   I mean, it’s really good quality, and it’s very fine, but it’s in a bag and puffs out like nothing I have ever seen!  It even has a loose leaf type look to it once steeped…you know with that powdery texture to it.  This truly IS in a class of it’s own and it very much intrigues me!

The taste is good…a nice sturdy green tea and I’m amazed this was a bagged version!  There is a bit of a grassy aftertaste – but nothing I can’t handle…I DO like it and think it’s very nice!  Very convenient – perfect for on-the-go!

 

Peach & Passion from Ahmad Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Ahmad Tea

Product Description:

A refreshing blend of exclusive quality teas enhanced with fruit flavour. A delicious cup of tea for any time of the day, which can be served both hot and cold.

Tasters Review:

There are three things I know…I like black tea, I like peaches, and I like Passion fruit…so…why shouldn’t I like this tea!?

Dry this smells great!  It smells more peach than passion fruit.  Post infusion both aromas are equally the same – or so they seem to be.

I can taste a little more passion than peach but you can still taste the black tea…which I am thankful for!  I really like this flavor combo especially for a bagged tea!

Pumpkin Pie from Suffuse Tea

Tea Type: Rooibos

Where To Buy: Suffuse Tea

Product Description:

Premium, 100% natural Suffuse Rooibos is perfectly blended with the finest ingredients in the world. To get the best taste, you have to use the best ingredients. Pure fruit, crushed spices and herbs are used – providing the wholesome goodness that makes these infusions as healthy as they are delicious! Please click on the pictures below to find out more information about our large variety of red and green Rooibos teas. Many of these herbal infusions are available in a variety of sizes including; box of 24 tea bags, 1/2 lb loose leaf, 1 lb loose leaf, and pre-portioned brewer pouches.

Tasters Review:

You haven’t tried a Pumpkin Flavored Tisane until you’ve tried this Pumkin Pie Red Rooibos from Suffuse Tea!  Here’s why…

You know how some Pumpkin flavored products including pumpkin flavored tea/tisanes smell bitter, old, spicy, peppery, artificial, etc? Well, THIS pumpkins smells very sweet!  The more I think about this lovely pumpkin aroma the more I think it’s the closest natural pumpkin scent I have ever sniffed! It reminds me of a Sweet Potato sort of sweet.  The pumpkin smells quite pleasant!

This is a bagged tea – one from their Festive Medley Box!

I didn’t noticed much of a pie-likeness to it but everything else was yummy-sweet.

This bagged tea is very flavorful and very sweet!  This is one sweet pumpkin, folks!  I really like this! It’s enjoyable both hot and cold!

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