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!

 

Japanese Quince Green Tea from Byron Bay Tea Company

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Byron Bay Tea Company

Product Description:

A brightly-coloured infusion, with jade green undertones, this exotic blend balances the sweetness of quince with a delicate base of Japanese green tea. Green tea is prized for its antioxidant constituency and subsequent benefits to health (particularly digestion). The result is a rejuvenating, aromatic and refreshingly palatable tea that can be enjoyed any time of the day.

Tasters Review:

I can’t say as I have had too many or any Quince flavored teas YET but after tasting this one from Byron Bay Tea Company I surely want to try more!

The sweet green tea taste is delightful – the quince was MADE for this tea and it’s juicy but not tart in the slightest – and the Jasmine isn’t over the top or even that strong at all but gives it an overall ‘pretty’ factor that completes the cup.

The Quince is the key and it is good!  Overall, it’s a gentle, fruity, sweet, yet pretty flavored green but I like this!   I really like this!

Gunpowder Mint Tea from Jennifer’s Tea Garden

Tea Type:
Green Tea/White Tea Blend

Where To Buy:
Jennifer’s Tea Garden

Product Description:

Gunpowder Mint
Type: Green Tea
Caffeine: Low
Flavor / Aroma: Smoke and Mint
38-50 servings
4.0 oz

Ingredients: Green Tea, White Tea, Mint, Jasmine, Natural Flavorings

Tasters Review:

The dry aroma of Jennifer’s Tea Garden’s Gunpowder Mint Tea is  Smoky, Minty, Green Tea, White Tea, Floral…yes…I can smell all of those things with a single sniff!
The wet aroma is more of a stereotypical gunpowder tea smell…with a little extra something…maybe it’s the combo of the Jasmine and Mint I am smelling.
The color: is a light Yellow-Green.
As for the taste…this has a unique gunpowder type taste.  It’s not a gunpowdery-grass-smoky as some are but the mint is very nicely done and not too over the top and the Jasmine gives it a little extra something too!  I think the addition of the white tea is also a nice touch!   It’s smoother than I expected…it was a pleasant surprise, indeed!
The aftertaste is NOT grassy…it’s slightly floral-sweet with a very small hint of smoke trying to hide underneath.  There is a lovely smoothness to the aftertaste too.

I really like this tea!  Great job and a THUMBS UP to Jennifer’s Tea Garden!

Spring Harvest from Sanctuary T

Tea Type:
Green/White Tea Blend

Where To Buy:
Sanctuary T

Product Description:

An amazing blend of green tea, white tea and passionfruit flavor.

Tasters Review:

Well, I know I am ready for Spring!  Are you!?  It’s been an overly trying winter across the United States.  I have always lived in a snow belt area but this year has been the worst I have see in a long time.  The worst part is…I HATE WINTER…I’ve always hated winter…I HATE snow…I will ALWAYS hate snow!

So – needless to say – I can’t wait for Spring!  I can’t wait for nice weather!  I can’t wait to see the blooming of flowers, the sun beating down, green grass, and wildlife again!

In the meantime this tea helps.

Spring Harvest from Sanctuary T is a Fruity Green and White Tea Blend.  Mostly Green tho and I am ok with that.  The green tea is almost buttery and quite smooth going down.  It’s slightly tropical minus the stereotypical coconut tropical flavor.  I suppose that would be one way of describing it anyways.

Yes!  This sure helps me THINK SPRING!!!!

Tea has saved the day again!  Here’s to SPRING!  CHEERS!!!!

Chocolate Ecstasy Matcha from Domo

Tea Type: Matcha
(Green Tea Base)

Where To Buy: Domo

Product Description:

Chocolate Ecstasy fuses the soothing warmth of hot chocolate with the healthy and exotic taste of organic matcha, so you get the best of both worlds. It’s the perfect drink for a frosty winter morning or a cozy evening in. And you can use it to make an amazing chocolate martini or three, if you’re having one of those nights.

Tasters Review:

I held off on writing a review for this one for a while now because I wanted to have time to play with it before posting here on SororiTEA Sisters.

The first time I tried this…

ONE…I was overly eager to try it because…well…HELLO…it’s Chocolate!?  And TWO…the color of this is was much different that I expected!   It looks like a cloudy milk…I was thinking it would look like chocolate milk or something.  However, the taste was fairly mellow and very milky and had a slight cocoa taste at the end of the sip and on to the after taste.

The 2nd time I tried it I did what I like to call a DOUBLE SHOT.  And OH YEAH!  That made a difference!  I started with a little over 1 TBS and added 2 more…it’s more than suggested as they suggest 1-2 T but I figured I would try 3!

The color was still milky but with a cocoa and greenish tint to it. The smell is like milk with a hint of chocolate.

The taste is still quite gentle on the chocolate-side but VERY Creamy/Milky! This is very, very tasty!

I then went on to try this a 3rd time…

I added a splash of rice milk to it and it did make it a little more chocolate-like…moreso in the finish on to the aftertaste.

For my 4th attempt…I got overly crazy…but I thought…”What’s the worst that could happen.”

I used 8 tsps of this in about 6 or a little more ounces of water and I found Chocolate Matcha Bliss!

Moral of the story…experiment!  It’s FUN and with Matcha – is so diverse – by experimenting it will make just about anyone a Mad Matcha Scientist!

Chocolate Ecstasy Matcha from Domo is the perfect flavored Matcha to play around with!  Give it a try!  You’ll be glad you did!

Latte Matcha Tea from Teanobi

Tea Type:
Matcha (Green Tea Base)

Where To Buy: Teanobi

Product Description:

This Matcha is specially blended for a Matcha Latte. This blend provides a smooth rich texture and deep green tea flavor to make a full bodied Latte, just add milk. This blend dissolves quicker than any of our other products for instant use. Can be used both steaming hot and iced.

Our Premium Latte Matcha is made with a higher grade of gyokuro leaves. This yields a finer texture and more delicate flavor. The aroma is sweeter and the flavor is less bitter than our standard matcha. Both are a delight to drink they just have a slightly different flavor profile.

This tea is made from Gyokuro grown exclusively in the Shizuoka region of Japan. There are no preservatives or additives of any kind. Imported directly from Japan to preserve peak freshness.

  • Imported in small batches to guarantee peak freshness
  • No preservatives, additives, flavorings or sweeteners of any kind.
  • Grown, harvested and processed in Japan

Tasters Review:

Let me start this review off my saying…I’m a rebel child.  I have a hard time following instructions.  Especially with my teas!  I like to do what I call a DOUBLE SHOT – twice the amount for the same amount of time.  I was really tempted to with this but forced myself into following the instructions the first time I tried Teanobi’s Latte Matcha!

Therefore…I did 1 cup of hot milk with 1/4 tsp of this latte powder.  It had a very pale aroma before adding to the milk and afterwards as well.  I will say that the milk/powder color is beautiful!   It reminds me of a “Grasshopper”.  You know like the frozen-adult beverage type.  This powder paired with the milk froths up very nice without much work at all!   All I had to do was stir!  There were a few small clumps which was more my measuring cups fault than this lovely powder and it was fairly easy to take care of with a few more stirs! No Problem!

This is VERY frothy and milky-smooth!  It’s creamy, too!  I noticed as it cools for a little bit at room temperature the flavor was enhanced slightly.  I could taste more of the ‘green tea’ come thru.  The green veggie type green tea that is…much like broccoli and along with the milk it sort of reminded me of cream of broccoli soup!  It’s quite FAB!

I wanted to try this with Almond Milk but I didn’t have any.   I used regular milk.  I am also going to try this without milk and try it with water instead just to see the difference!  And because I am a Rebel Child…will probably try a DOUBLE SHOT just for kicks!

I think this is a very good matcha powder product – I love that it was created with Latte’s in mind!  This is very nice!  And another winner from Teanobi!

Emerald Ice Tea from White August Tea Company

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: White August Tea Company

Product Description:

All the good stuff. Beautiful green tea, Ginger, Jasmine and tropical fruits. Our beautifully refreshing melody was made for iced tea and packed with antioxidant richness.

Tasters Review:

This smells like Pineapple, Jasmine, and Green Tea!  It has a very lovely aroma!  I especially like the Pineapple but paired with the green tea and Jasmine it makes it very unique and even more likable!

Emerald Ice from White August Tea Company tastes like gentle flowers, tropical fruit, and green tea.   The Green tea is the main flavor and it’s not a grassy green but it’s not super sweet or buttery either…probably inbetween all of those.  The sip starts off smooth and goes into more of the fruit towards the end of the sip…almost like mixed fruit…pineapple, pear, cherry, you know the mixed fruit you would get in a can?

I really like this flavored green tea – it just seems to have the right amount of everything!

Balinese Rainbow Jasmine Green Tea from Green Tea Lovers

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Green Tea Lovers

Product Description:

Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Jasmine Grade 1
Altitude: 1500’ ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Pale yellow to bright and green
Ingredients: Luxury green tea, Natural dried jasmine blossoms + buds, Osmanthus petals, Calendula + Sunflower petals, Cornflower petals, Safflower petals.
Character: Exotic full floral Jasmine. Smooth green tea flavor. Long delicate floral finish.

A luxury Jasmine green tea with cornflower, safflower, osmanthus, calendula and sunflower petals. The cup is a heavenly mixture of sweet floral notes and grassy undertones. A fabulous blend befitting the island that gives it its name.

Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F or 90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoon per cup) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don’t remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.

Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste. Produced under ISO 14001 Certified Environmental Management Standards.

Tasters Review:

What a gorgeous green tea!

I was assuming it was just going to be green tea with flavoring but you can see all the different floral ingredients within.

It’s VERY pretty!   The Jasmine (and other flowers) are wonderfully done…noticeable but not overly intense….not to mention colorful and pleasing to the eyes!

There is a nice sweeter side of the green tea coming out and it shine thru with the floral notes!

This is REALLY nice…I wish more Jasmine Teas could be this nice!  Thank  you Green Tea Lovers for a beautiful tea…inside and out!  This wakes-up the sense, that is for sure!

Jasmine Tea from Byron Bay Tea Company

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Byron Bay Tea Company

Product Description:

This delicately flavoured jasmine tea features freshly rolled green tea leaves scented with exotic jasmine blossoms. Cool and refreshing, with a beautifully floral scent, this is a favourite among Chinese tea-drinkers.
Ingredients- Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) scented with Jasmine flowers.

Tasters Review:

This is an INCREDIBLE Jasmine!  Most of you know I usually don’t get all warm and fuzzy or overly excited about Jasmine Teas! BUT… I really didn’t know Jasmine could taste like this! It’s truly amazing!

It’s very sweet and clean and SMOOTH…it’s very soothing…

There is NO stale or perfumy type after taste that lingers (in a bad way) if you know what I mean!

This is MY KIND OF JASMINE!!!!  This just may be my favorite Jasmine to date!  This one REALLY surprised me and was very memorable!  Nicely done, Byron Bay Tea Company!

Green Matcha from Pure Matcha

Tea Type: Matcha
(Green Tea)

Where To Buy: Pure Matcha

Product Description:

Matcha, which means powdered tea. Has been enjoyed for over 800 years. Our Premium Ceremonial Grade Matcha is stone ground in the ancient way to produce the finest quality Matcha. Unlike regular green tea leaves which are removed after brewing. Matcha is whisked with water and consumed entirely. This ensures that Pure Matcha drinkers consume almost ten times a higher concentration of green tea anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fibers.

Tasters Review:

All Matcha’s are NOT created equal!  Pure Matcha’s Matcha stands out!

This certainly is another kind of green and I mean that in the most awesome way!

This is a plain green matcha powder but the flavor is amazing!   I used a bit more than suggested but I really like it!

It’s clean and slightly buttery.  It’s a great green. The aroma and taste are both wonderful.

Like I said…slightly buttery but also smooth…almost velvety…and this is without adding anything, folks!

I could only imagine what a Matcha Latte would taste like!!!  I might have to put that to the test and SOON!

Have I mentioned I really like this!?

Ceylon Forest Green from Shanti Tea

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Shanti Tea

Product Description:

Slightly vegetal, full-bodied with a mellow, distinctive aroma.

Reminiscent of a China green, with its vegetal taste, but with a greater degree of fermentation. This rare, rainforest grown tea is mellow yet full-bodied, serene, and uplifting.

Tasters Review:

I have sampled MANY of the teas Shanti has to offer and I can honestly say I like almost everything I have tried.  This one sure follows suite!  Ceylon Forest Green is another great tea from Shanti!

This is a nice mouthwatering green tea!  It’s mellow and relaxing!  It smells more chewier than any other green that I can remember smelling this way.  It’s a little buttery, a little roasted, a LOT of lovely flavor!

 

Dragonwell Tea from The Tao Of Tea

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Tao of Tea

Product Description:

Rich, toasty aroma reminiscent of roasted chestnuts. Smooth, vegetal, earthy flavor.

Tasters Review:

This review is going to be short and sweet because that is EXACTLY what this tea is…it’s straight and to the point…and DARNED GOOD!

The Tao of Tea has a REALLY fantastic Dragonwell!  It’s rich and thick tasting yet astonishingly smooth!  Just think…Buttered Veggies, Sweet Grass, and semi-Nutty-Goodness!  That’s what makes up this flavor.

I’m putting this on the pedestal and saying it’s of my favorite Dragonwells to date!

Wonderful!

Vanilla Cloud Matcha from Domo

Tea Type: Matcha
(Green Tea)

Where To Buy: Domo

Product Description:

Our top selling product, Vanilla Cloud has a rich silky texture and a mild matcha flavour enhanced with natural vanilla. Made with organic matcha tea, organic evaporated cane juice, and all natural flavours. Contains no cholesterol and no saturated or trans fats. And it’s good for you!

Contents: 100g of flavour-enhanced matcha (enough for 10 – 12 servings).

Dimensions: 3″W x 5″H

$9.99 CDN

Tasters Review:

Vanilla Cloud Matcha from Domo…you are a friend of mine!

I really like the texture of this one!  Incredibly Silky Smooth!  The Vanilla is almost sugary and a pure delight!  It’s somewhat ‘puffy’ texture-wise so I can understand and relate to the “cloud” connection in this products name!  It’s sweet and smooth and almost candy-like!  I really like this!  I can see why this is one of their top sellers!  YUM!!!

 

Hojicha Stalk from Teanobi

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Teanobi

Product Description:

Hojicha is composed of large Japanese green tea leaves and stems which are roasted to yield its distinctive color and flavor. Our Hojicha Stalk is exclusively made from tea leaf stems. The stems provide a longer lasting flavor and more infusions. Enjoy a mild roasted flavor with a deep and pleasant aroma. Yields a deep red colored tea.

This tea is grown exclusively in Kyoto, Japan. There are no preservatives or additives of any kind. Imported directly from Japan to preserve peak freshness.

  • Imported in small batches to guarantee peak freshness
  • No preservatives, additives, flavorings or sweeteners of any kind.
  • Grown, harvested and processed in Japan

Tasters Review:

I’m new to Teanobi and let me start by saying my first experience with this company was a very good one!  I started off with their Hojicha Stalk which is a part of their Green Tea Loose Leaf Section!  Teanobi specializes in Loose Leaf and Tea Powders!  Their website is easy to navigate and their customer service emails have a quick turn-around.  They have a great Tea Guide on their website, too!  If you have questions about storage or brewing – check out their website for education and options!

I really love the fact that Teanobi stresses the health benefits of tea as well as the culture of tea.  This information is well explained on their website as well!

As for this specific tea – Hojicha Stalk – here was my experience with it…

The Aroma Prior to infusing was a cross between toast (non-buttered) and roasted nuts along with a refreshing woodsy smell.  The post infusion aroma was more of  a rich toasted/roasted nutty smell.  I thought the aroma was very rich and it really made me crave the taste of the tea!

When I took my first sip of this Teanobi Tea the words that first popped into my mind for description purposes were…Woodsy, Nutty, Sweet, and Fairly Smooth.

With other Hojicha’s I have tried I always get the “woodsy” and sometimes the “nutty” notes but rarely together and even more rare – with other Hojicha’s I have tried – do I get the sweet and smooth.  BUT…this Hojicha Stalk from Teanobi has each one of these wonderful tastes all wrapped together!  It really IS the complete package!

And speaking of packages…Teanobi doesn’t skimp!  They really do give you the most loose leaf per package!  When I received my package it was jam-packed with Hojicha-Goodness!  Very impressive!

I must say…this is my favorite Hojicha Tea I have ever tried!  I really liked everything about this offering from Teanobi!

Another thing I would like to mention is that I did try 1 cup hot and 1 cup cold.  I have found that Hojicha’s are kind of hit and miss COLD but this one is very tasty cold, too!  Again…I would suggest this one to anyone looking for a good tasting Hojicha or if you are looking for more Green Teas to try!

 

 

Japanese Cherry from Joy’s Teaspoon

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Joy’s Teaspoon

Product Description:

Cherries play an important role in Japanese culture. The cherry blossom festival which takes place every year is beautiful to look at. The exquisite Sencha base was refined with high-quality sour cherries and a tempting cherry flavor. This blend is doubtless a real classic among the flavored green teas and belongs in every assortment.

Tasters Review:

Japanese Cherry from Joy’s Teaspoon  is really great tasting Sencha and the Cherry is delightful!  I have had Cherry flavored Greens before and many other companies over do it on their flavoring! Either they overdue it or it’s very artificial tasting or in some cases it tastes like medicine…you know…like Pepto or Cough Syrup or something!  This is JUST RIGHT!  I may just say this is my FAVORITE Japanese Cherry to date!  Nicely flavored green!

A little more about Japanese Cherry and Cherry Blossoms:

A cherry blossom is the flower of the cherry trees known as Sakura (桜 or 櫻; さくら?). In English, “sakura” refers to the Japanese flowering cherry, Prunus serrulata.[1][2] Cherry fruit (桜んぼ, sakuranbo?) comes from another species of tree. 
Read more HERE.

Organic Green Tea Ginseng Mate from Mate Factor

Tea Type: Green Tea/ Yerba Mate Blend

Where To Buy: Mate Factor

Product Description:

Organic Green Tea Ginseng Mate Tea-Bags
with Echinacea

100% Organic Ingredients:

Our Green Tea Ginseng tea box contains 20 large tea bags. All of our teabags contain 3 grams of tea, DOUBLE the size of most teabags on the market, so you can enjoy more of the flavor, nutrition, and energizing effects of Yerba Mate!

Ingredients:
American Ginseng root, Fresh Green Yerba Mate, Premium Japanese Sencha Green Tea, Echinacea Angustifolia Root and Echinacea Purpurea leaf.

Our most powerful tea ever.
One taste will enlighten you to the delicate but powerful blend of this tea.

Tasters Review:

Organic Green Tea Ginseng Mate smells like socks!  Yet…I’m giving it between an 80 and an 81 on my personal tea tasting scale!  How can I rate something that high that I think smells like socks, you ask…keep reading!!!

FIRST…You know me!   I have too look things up!  I should really buy stock in Google AND Wikipedia!  When I first saw the ingredients I wanted to learn more about the root and leaf they used in this!

Here is the specific root that this has in it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinacea_angustifolia
And here’s the leaf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinacea_purpurea

This is quite good…much better than I anticipated, actually!  I don’t know why I waited so long to try it!  The Ginseng with the Echinacea as 2nd and 3rd’s to the Yerba mate was genius!  The Yerba Mate toned down how medicine-E everything else tasted and it works out pretty well!  This DOES have a very pleasant taste!

And it’s good FOR you!!!

 

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vanilla Cappuccino Green Tea from GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros

Product Review:
Green Tea Based Product

Product Description:

Humor is contagious.Chilly Morning. Crackling Fire. Cashmere Soft. Simple Expectation. Unexpected Laughter. Joy.

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:

I’ve enjoyed the other Green Tea Pros Products that I have had and have recently tried another one of their powders!  This time it was their Vanilla Cappuccino!

The Color was a Yellowish-Grayish-Light Brown…much like a Latte or Lighter Colored Mocha would look!

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

And the taste…well, I was skeptical on this one…but…it DOES taste like Cappuccino!!  I was shocked!  The vanilla IS noticeable, too!  I really did feel like I was drinking an ICED Vanilla Cappuccino!  There’s no doubt about that!

What an interesting green tea based product and flavor!

If you are a fan of flavored cappuccino’s try this!  It’s very unique!  I think it’s another great offering from GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros!

 

Completion Tea from Praise Tea

Tea Type: Green Tea/Black Tea Blend

Where To Buy: Praise Tea

Product Description:
A fabulous blend of select black and green teas with fruity, peach-like notes. A Black and Green Tea Blend is a unique new way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of Black tea plus the anti-oxidant properties of Green tea.

Tasters Review:

Completion Tea from Praise Tea is a great green tea and black tea blend!  I’m always interested in blends with more than one tea type base!

The fruity-peach and floral-rose type tastes meet in the middle as do the green tea and black tea tastes!  Everything is pretty even taste-wise and nothing is too overpowering!

Having said that…this IS a flavorful blend!  I really enjoyed all of the flavors here!  Well Done!

Coconut Kukicha Masala Chai from Yogic Chai

Tea Type: Green Tea/Chai

Where To Buy: Yogic Chai

Product Description:

Product Details

Herbal Properties:
– Kukicha Tea: Popular among the macrobiotic community. Kukicha is a powerful antioxidant* and is very low in caffeine, in fact the lowest in caffeine of all traditional teas.

– Cardamom: A household spice that is commonly used to support digestion without increasing Heat.* It has expectorant and diaphoretic actions. (sweat inducing)* The mucus forming properties of milk are neutralized when cardamom is added to it.*

– Cinnamon: This warming spice is traditionally used in cold formulas as an expectorant and diaphoretic (sweat inducing).* Due to its warming property, cinnamon is known to promote digestion.*

– Cloves: An energizing herb,* cloves are an effective stimulant and aromatic for the lungs and stomach.* Cloves are used extensively in Ayurvedic herbology.

– Ginger: In Ayurvedic and Chinese herbology, Ginger is known to have heating, cleansing, toning and stimulating properties.* Ginger promotes digestion, relieves abdominal discomfort, dispels chills and it is also useful for relieving respiratory complaints due to phlegm and arthritic conditions due to coldness.*

– Coconut: Coconut, says vaidya Mishra, Director of Maharishi Ayurveda’s Product Research and Development, is considered a divine plant in vedic tradition. Whenever you perform a sacred ceremony like a yagna, havan or puja, a coconut must grace the occasion.

  • This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Tasters Review:

Coconut Kukicha Masala Chai from Yogic Chai REALLY surprised me!

For one…I never would have thought of flavoring kukicha with these chai ingredients but now that it has been done I am glad it was done and I think it’s genius!

The Cardamom and Cinnamon are NOT overly strong at all…they are wonderfully content sitting in the background!  As are the Ginger and Clove. The primary flavors are the Kukicha and Coconut which are bold!

As for the aroma it’s a coconut-twig-toasty-nutty-slightly coffee bean-type scent that I have never sniffed before!

This is very creative..a unique blend of flavors  and a daring and bold move! And a successful one, I might add!! This exceeded my expectations and was a wondrous surprise!

Tsumi Sencha Green Tea from Green Tea Lovers

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Green Tea Lovers

Product Description:

Country of Origin: Japan
Region: Kagoshima Prefecture
Grade: Sencha
Altitude: 500 – 1500 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Tending green w/depth & body.
Ingredients: Premium green tea
Character: A distinctive rich vegetative taste.

Contains very high antioxidant levels vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.

This Sencha replaces the original Oh-i-Ocha 1500. Its an early-April, first crop sencha harvested from leaves in the Kagoshima region. The growing climate produces a deep rich aroma and taste and a bright green tea color. The first crop of the four annual harvests is considered best when tea leaves are younger and softer. Produced under ISO 14001 Certified Environmental Management Standards.

Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 176F/80C water over the leaves (2 teaspoons per cup) for 40 seconds (longer=stronger). Don’t remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.

Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.

Tasters Review:

I usually infuse my green teas for about 3 minutes, but this one suggests 40 seconds!  So I did just that!

It isn’t much for aroma and the color is a murky green but it DOES taste very clean!

The flavor really enhances itself as it cools at room temp for a minute or two. It’s fairly sweet. Tsumi Sencha Green from Green Tea Lovers  is a very nice GREEN tea!  I’m happy I decided to follow the directions on the infusion time…it was JUST RIGHT!!!!

I would agree that if you are a Green Tea Lover you should check out the Green Tea Lovers Company!  They have some wonderful offerings!

 

 

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