Float My Boat from White August Tea Company

Tea Type: Rooibos Tea

Where To Buy:
White August Tea Company

Product Description:

For the free spirited woman on-the-go, these teas we designed with our founders alter ego in mind, and packaged in a stylish tin with T-sacs.

Red, white and blue, oh how I love you. Hats off to our all American blend of Pomegranates, coconuts, blueberries and yummy rooibos. No caffeine so you can lull yourself to sleep with the ocean waves. 60g Tin.

Tasters Review:

“What Ever Floats Your Boat” has always been one of my favorite cliches so when I saw the name of this Rooibos I HAD to try it!  Then when I saw the “Free Spirited Woman On The Go” description I knew it was for me!  “But Wait!  There’s More!”  THEN when I saw the ingredients I was delighted and REALLY couldn’t wait to try it!  It sounded so plump and juicy and mouth-watering!

When I opened the pouch it not only lived up to the aroma – it lived up to the name!

This is quite aromatic!

It’s a very colorful dry mix!

Post infusion – the coconut gives it a slight oily texture on the top but the actual color of the tisane is a vibrant toned down brown-orange…very nice!

It has a nice strong Rooibos flavor but the blueberry and pom join hands in harmony and the coconut flavor does give it a semi-tropical yet milky-smooth flavor, too!

This is another good one from White August Tea Company and a very tasty flavored rooibos!

Social Butterfly from White August Tea Company

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: White August Tea Company

Product Description:

A tippy green tea bursting with succulent blueberries and intoxicating jasmine petals. This all organic tea yields a very complex and energizing cup.

Tasters Review:

I remember when I was in grade school and half way thru the school year having those student/parent/teacher conferences…each and every year my teacher(s) would say the same thing…”she’s a good student…but…she’s quite the Social Butterfly”.

My parents were never shocked but not overly pleased, either.  What can I say?  I like to talk!

When I saw this tea on the White August Tea Company’s Website…I knew I HAD to try it!  And I know you aren’t supposed to judge a tea by it’s name…but…I’m not going to lie…sometimes I do!

In this case – the name does live up to it’s tea or the tea to it’s name!?

It’s Pretty, Floral, and Fruity!

The amount of Jasmine and the amount of blueberry TOGETHER is AWESOME! It’s just enough of each AND you can still taste the green tea!

There have been 2 other Blueberry/Jasmine Green Teas I have liked in the past but those 2 companies are no longer in business…so I am very happy to have found one to fill the void!

Social Butterflies UNITE!  Fly on over to the White August Tea Company’s Website and see what gets you talking!  There are plenty of lovely teas to choose from!

Foreign Affair from East Pacific Tea Co.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  East Pacific Tea Co.

Product Description:

Our Foreign Affair blend features buds from flowers of the Provence region in France. This rooibos tea is the most deliciously aromatic combination currently offered.

Taster’s Review:

This rooibos blend is beautifully fragrant.  The dry leaf beacons me to brew it, while the brewed liquor beacons me to sip.  The lavender and rose perfume the tea so pleasantly, while the fruit notes come through to cut through some of the floral notes just enough so that the tea doesn’t become all about the flowers.

What I like best about this blend is that the flavor of the rooibos is quite subtle.  I can taste the rooibos, but only mere hints of a nutty, woodsy taste, and none of that weird sweetness that often comes from rooibos.  The rooibos here seems quite content to let the fruit and flowers do all the work – and that’s quite alright with me.

The lavender and rose are a delightful pairing.  Together, these two flowers give a slightly sweet, decidedly feminine taste to the cup.  It is not unpleasantly sharp or bitter.  The fruit flavors of blueberry, raisin, black currant and red currant offer a light tartness and just enough sweetness to the cup without going overboard.

The tea finishes soft and slightly tangy.  It is a pleasing contrast of flavors:  sweet and tart; fruit and flower.  And it makes for a refreshing, restorative tisane that is delicious any time of the day, but especially in the evening when you want to succumb to the relaxation it offers.

 

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