Mao Feng Mountain Green Tea from In Nature

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  In Nature

Product Description:

Alpine Mao Feng is our premium grade green tea. Only the finest and freshest buds find their way into this outstanding product.

This tea brews to give a pale yellow-green colour with a characteristic aroma and rich flavour with a clean and refreshing aftertaste. Words are insufficient to describe its taste, the only way to truly know it is to taste it.

Taster’s Review:

After reading the above description from the In Nature website, I have to say that I completely agree.  Words ARE insufficient to describe the taste of this tea.  I am struggling as I type this to try to adequately describe what I am experiencing as I sip this tea. Definitely a challenge, this tea!

But I mean that in the best way imaginable.  This tea is truly sublime.  It brews to a beautiful pale green color that possesses a very faint vegetative aroma, offering only a hint of what is to come with the sip.

The flavor is delicate.  Beautifully delicate with a crisp, clean taste.  It has a very smooth flavor with a pleasant sweetness.  In the background there is a faint whisper of the aforementioned vegetative notes.  It doesn’t taste grassy, only lightly vegetable-like.  There is also a hint of butter to this cup, but it doesn’t leave your mouth feeling “coated” with butter like some green teas can.

Just before the end of the sip, the faintest note of sour is introduced to the palate.  It is a very refreshing note, it perks up the palate and keeps it from feeling too overwhelmed by sweet tones.  The astringency here is also quite refreshing – cleaning the palate and leaving it ready for another sip.

I love the soft presentation of this tea.  It doesn’t need to be an overwhelming flavor, instead, this tea offers an intriguing mystery that keeps me sipping.  I really have enjoyed this experience with In Nature!

Puerh Yunnan from In Nature

Tea Type: Pu-erh

Where To Buy:  In Nature

Product Description:

Pu-erh, the great “connoisseur Tea”. The Queen of all Teas, known for its noble palate, taste and aroma. Also famous for its numerous health properties. Yunnan region.

This tea brews to a reddish-brown colour and has a distinctive liquorice, soothing taste.

Pack size: 50g

Servings: 50 cups or more. Full instructions on how to prepare the perfect cup of tea inside each box

Tasters Review:

This is incredibly smooth…I’m rather shocked at how smooth it is!  It’s more like a standard black tea than a stereotypical pu-erh!   This would be a nice go-to Pu-Erh.  For Pu-Erh fanatics tho, this may be on the lighter side!  But for me…I really like this!  If you aren’t a fan of the heavier pu-erh’s or the ones that will “put hair on your chest” – try this one!

 

Pure Organic Black Tea/Ji Hong Men from In Nature

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  In Nature

Company Description:

The best Black Tea in the market. Superior taste and aroma. One can drink at any time and even during meals. Unlike with most Chinese Teas, people will often add sugar and milk. It is also known as Red Tea (hong cha).

This tea brews to a reddish-brown colour with an exquisite rich soothing taste and aroma. An Hui region

Taster’s Review:

I’ve been reading all kinds of lovely reviews about teas from In Nature from my SororiTea Sister, Jennifer, but I haven’t yet tried any of them … until now!

This really is a fantastic black tea.  I mean, like FANTASTIC!

The flavor is remarkably smooth and rich.  It has almost a creamy consistency to it and a very toothsome quality.  I can taste notes of malt which lends itself to a fresh baked bread kind of characteristic.

This is truly one of the most delightful black teas I’ve yet to encounter.  It is so delicious it certainly doesn’t need enhancement (aka flavoring) … although it is quite nice with a drizzle of agave nectar and I found that the sweetener brought out some caramel-y notes that I didn’t notice before adding the agave nectar.  I wouldn’t add milk to this just because I’d be afraid it would spoil the amazing complexity to the cup and I find it to be just perfect without the milk… but I imagine it would also taste really lovely with it too.

This is about as perfect as a black tea can get!

Lotus Tea (He Ye Cha) from In Nature

Tea Type: Flower Tea

Where To Buy: In Nature/innteas.com

Product Description:

It has been recognised as an effective way to treat the body for several centuries across Asia. It is known to affect directly the digestive and diuretic system. This legendary plant has also been associated with purity and serenity in Hinduism and Buddhism.

The Lotus is a native from India and has spread through all the sub continent, South East Asia and China. It is mostly found in ponds and aquatic areas, with its distinctive exquisite blossom flower on the surface. Lotus tea benefits are very well known. For at least two thousand years it has been used by millions of people with very positive results and with absolutely no side effects and indeed all pure and natural.

Pack size: 50g

Servings: 50 cups or more. Full instructions on how to prepare the perfect cup of tea inside each box

Tasters Review:

These leaves are HUGE and look like your basic dried leaf from a tree…a light grey-ish green in color.

This doesn’t really have a scent to it prior to infusion.  Once I started infusing this it start to smell like a cross between asparagus and celery.  The aroma was subtle.  It’s a clear yet vibrant and brilliantly bright yellow in color.

The taste is mellow.  One sip sort of reminds me of a light floral taste and the next sip is a tad reminiscent of a celery or a non-bitter dandelion stem type taste.  Regardless if I am tasting more floral than veggie or more veggie than floral it is mild, mellow, and pleasant and fairly brothy.

I love that this is a new offering from In Nature and a different sort of flower-type tea/tisane.  It’s also said to be a slimming tea!  For a slimming tea it tastes quite pleasant due to it’s mild flavor.

Pretty good, indeed!

 

 

 

Fresh Green (Long Jin) from In Nature

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  In Nature

Company Description:

Long Jin tea is also known as Dragon Well and is often called the national drink of China. It is probably the most well known green tea produced in China.

When brewed, this green tea produces a yellow-green colour, giving off a distinct but subtle aroma with a great taste. It is incomparably better than the beverage produced from cheaper green tea bags.

Taster’s Review:

The flavor of this tea is so rich and pure.  It has a very clean, vegetative taste with no bitterness and a surprising amount of complexity – especially when one considers that this tea was brewed just 1 minute in a gaiwan!

The dry leaves are a bit smaller than I’m used to seeing when it comes to a Dragon Well.  As they unfurl, they reveal themselves to be tiny, young, WHOLE leaves that are just beautiful – almost breath-taking! – to behold.

The aroma is floral with grassy notes, and this translates into the flavor except that I wouldn’t really call the flavor grassy.  It is vegetative but not overwhelmingly so, and it’s more like a vegetable than a grass taste.  There are notes of flower, hints of fruit, and even a very subtle nutty quality.  The tea has a light astringency that gives a sense of continuity to the clean taste of the overall cup.

But the dominate flavor of this cup is the buttery taste of it.  No, it’s not like drinking a cup of melted butter, but the sweet, creamy butter taste of this tea is a fine compliment to the other notes of this pleasingly complex tea.

And this tea stands up to multiple infusions, too!  I managed five very flavorful infusions – each just as delicious as the one before it!  I am so thrilled that I had the opportunity to try this fine tea.

Spring Green – Bi Luo Chun (Alpine Tea) from In Nature

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: In Nature

Product Description:

The words Bi Lo Chun translate literally to mean ‘spring snail shell’. The leaves are picked in the spring. Then, when you see this tea, you will notice that the leaves are rolled into small balls which resemble snail shells.

When brewed, this green tea produces a yellow-green colour, the fragrance is described as floral and it has a clean and smooth flavour with a sweet after taste.

Tasters Review:

Last week we had our County Fair where I currently reside.  The County Fair is a HUGE this for our area here.  It also is a sign that fall is right around the corner…and shortly after fall is something I always DREAD…winter!  Blah!

I’m a fair-weather (minimum) type of person!  I don’t like being cold.  I would be perfectly fine if it never dropped below the low 70s.  Altho I prefer the upper 80s and lower 90s.  People say I live in the wrong hemisphere…I mean, I live in the snow belt for Pete’s Sake!  I can’t complain tho…it’s been a wonderful summer here!  But I can’t help but want to rewind and go back to spring and start the season all over again!

Well, lucky me, this tea just SCREAMS Spring!!!!! Bi Lo Chun from In Nature IS very clean, crisp, and sweet yet floral or is it floral yet sweet??? You be the judge! Regardless…this is a lovely green!

Jasmine Superior, Molin Hua Tea from In Nature

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: In Nature

Product Description:

Jasmine Superior, Molin Hua

This a top quality flower (jasmine) tea created from only the finest leaves, buds and flowers picked early in the morning to ensure freshness of aroma and flavour.

The tea brews to a pale yellow colour and the beautifully subtle floral aroma invites you to drink.

Tasters Review:

I am usually hot and cold on Jasmine teas.  Most of them taste relatively the same….and/or are too Jasmine-E or leave that bitter floral aftertaste behind.  This one is different.

This is one of the most smooth Jasmine’s I have ever had.  It’s NOT Bitter at all…you do get a floral-feel but it’s very sweet and very smooth from start to finish and there is a sweet aftertaste.

It’s smooth, sweet, calming, nice, satisfying, and just puts a smile on my face!  I can safely say this is now one of my favorite over-all Jasmine Teas.  And surely lives up to it’s name…Jasmine Superior!  Truly Lovely!

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