Discover Joy – Lemon Vanilla Green Tea from Teamotions

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Teamotions

Product Description:

Flavor Profile Delicate and bright with just a hint of vanilla.

Ingredients Yunwu Green Tea, Green Rooibos, Lemongrass, Ginger, Lemon Myrtle, Oatstraw, Lavender, Ashwagandha, Natural Flavors.

Taster’s Review:

This is truly a joyous tea!

The green tea flavor is light and smooth.  I don’t get a strong “grassy” or “vegetable” taste to this, although there is an overall herbaceous background to this cup.  The green rooibos add just enough “sparkle” and lightness to the cup to keep it from being too overwhelmingly creamy.

As you can probably ascertain from my previous comment, this is a very creamy cup of tea.  The vanilla tones are sweet and undeniably creamy, but I think that the presence of the lemony tones help to cut through some of the sweetness so that it doesn’t come across as cloying.  The result is a flavor that is quite decadent and dessert-like without being too sweet.

The ingredients list ginger as one of the ingredients, but I must tell you that I really don’t taste much from the ginger except for possibly the faintest hint of spice in the distance.  It is barely noticeable, and had I not read the ingredient list, it is not something I would have commented on because it is that faint.  The same is true of the lavender and the ashwagandha (aka Indian Ginsing).

That being said, I can’t say that this blend would taste quite the same with these ingredients omitted from the blend.  Their role in this blend may have a bit more to do with the motto of Teamotions:  “Teas for emotional well-being.”

There is absolutely no bitterness to this tea, and no real sign of astringency either.  It is sweet and luscious and a bit like what I’d imagine it would taste like if I were to put a slice of lemon meringue pie in the blender with some green tea.

I really enjoyed this tea – much more than I thought I would.  It’s one of the better lemon/vanilla or lemon meringue type teas I’ve encountered.  It’s so  yummy, that I’d recommend this tea based on flavor alone … consider the health/emotional wellness benefits a bonus!

Little Black Dress – Slimming Tea – Citrus from Teaquilibrium

Tea Type:
Green/Oolong/Rooibos Blend

Where To Buy: Teaquilibrium

Product Description:

Little Black Dress Citrus is a refreshing blend of zesty lemon and exotic bergamot delicious hot and especially refreshing iced. Think poolside or beach with a lemon wedge in a tall frosty glass. The added green tea and green rooibos will give an extra boost of calm energy to this uplifting blend.

So go ahead, have a cup and put on that little black dress!

For easy preparation, cold infuse your LBD Citrus with the help of the aladdin travel mug. Always Balanced and Beautiful anywhere you go!

ingredients: oolong tea, green tea, green rooibos, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, citrus flavor, jasmine blossoms.
benefits: speeds metabolism, helps burn fat
how many cups? approximately 40 tsp. per 2.5 oz tin; that’s about 80 eight oz cups at 19 cents per cup*
preparation: heat water: 195 F, scoop: 1.5 tsp/8 oz., steep 3 – 4 min.
naturally caffeinated
*fresh whole leaf teas can be infused at least twice— just steep a little longer the second time.

Tasters Review:

Little Black Dress – Slimming Citrus is an Oolong-Green Tea-Green Rooibos Blend…and I was VERY excited to try it!  It sounded very unique and creative!

It brewed VERY Dark and smelled mostly floral and with a hint of lemon.   I could taste the green tea a bit more than the oolong and green rooibos.  The Jasmine stood out as the floral taste more as it cools.  This had a slight vegetal/earthy taste towards the end of the sip.

I liked the idea of this one and the taste is…well…pretty TASTY!

Organic Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate from Mate Factor

Tea Type: Yerba Mate

Where To Buy: Mate Factor

Product Description:

Organic Lemon Ginger Mate Tea Bags
100% Organic Ingredients

Our Lemon Ginger tea box contains 20 large tea-bags. All of our tea-bags contain 3.5 grams of tea, DOUBLE the size of most tea-bags on the market, so you can enjoy more of the flavor, nutrition, and energizing effects of Yerba Mate!

Ingredients: Green Yerba Mate, Lemon Myrtle, Ginger Root

Refreshing and Healing
Mate Factor Lemon Ginger combines Lemon Myrtle and Ginger Root with our Fresh Brazilian Yerba Mate! This tea is a refreshing summer favorite!

Box Art:
The Jaguar is a common wild cat in the subtropical forests of Brazil. It represents the agility and zest of our Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate.

Tasters Review:

People often as me if I ever get “Tead-Out” with as much Tea as I drink…oddly, the answer is NO.  i never get teaD out!  I DO, however, get bored or sometimes just don’t want or care for a certain ingredient in a tea.  But there are so many teas I NEVER get bored with tea as a whole.

Perhaps that is why I ‘sat’ on this one for a while.  First of all I’m not usually excited about teas with ginger in them.  But I do like Ginger in foods.  Maybe it’s because I feel many teas that featuring ginger in their list of ingredients tend to over-due it.  Regardless…I tried this Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate recently and was pleasantly surprised!

This one was much more lemon than ginger and I am very happy about that.  This is lemony with a hint of ginger and tasty and refreshing!  It didn’t leave a weird after taste and the overall experience was memorable not only as being a tasty tea/tisane but a tasty flavored Yerba Mate!  The flavoring is “just right”!

Orange Flower Oolong Tea by Octavia Tea

Tea Type: Oolong

Where To Buy: Octavia Tea

Product Description:

The sensuous flavor of the French Riviera captured in a cup of tea. Refreshing orange, soothing blossoms and an exquisite oolong tea combine to create this fragrant blend. An Octavia Tea favorite!

Oolong tea is prized for its anti-aging properties and body-slimming effects.

  • 100% organic oolong tea
  • Jasmine flowers
  • 100% organic lemon myrtle
  • Pure essential oil of orange

This tea is made from 100% natural ingredients.

Tasters Review:

Orange Flower Oolong from Octavia Tea is a tremendously scented and beautiful tea with orange, blossoms, and sweeter oolong and it’s a delight!

The taste reminds me of Orange Fruit Loops Cereal. I had a cup HOT and a cup COLD and determined that I LOVE both!

I’ve had wonderful luck with Octavia Teas and the success streak continues!  YUM!

Lemonade Tea from Jar of Tea

Tea Type: Green Rooibos

Buy From: Jar of Tea

Product Description:

That perfect caffeine free lemonade tea with organic green rooibos, organic lemon grass, organic lemon peel, organic lemon myrtle, organic calendula, and organic flavoring. Perfect over ice!

Ingredients: organic green rooibos, organic lemon grass, organic lemon peel, organic lemon myrtle, organic calendula, and organic flavoring.

Jar is 5 inches tall by 3 inches in diameter.

There is approx 3.4 ounces of tea in the jar which makes over 68 cups of tea.

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BREWING INSTRUCTIONS
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Use 1 teaspoon per cup.

There are many ways to use loose leaf tea.

1. In a teaball
2. In a french press
3. In a pot and use a hand strainer when pouring into cup
4. In a loose leaf tea bag
5. Pour over a coffee filter. The only mission is to strain the leaf from the water before serving. It’s that simple!

Rooibos is a hardy leaf and is usually brewed in a full boil, however, due to the herbs in this blend, it is best brewed about 190-200 degrees. Depending on strength desired, you can steep anywhere from a few seconds to a couple mins. Rooibos is naturally sweet and usually does not need sweetener. However, Rooibos is excellent with milk, cream and a little honey!

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Each Jar of Tea is blended and packaged in a real store, not a home kitchen! If your ever in the area, stop by Park Hill Pantry which is located at 3718 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116. If you have any questions, call us at 866-950-AURA between 11am-7pm central time Tues-Fri and 11am-5pm on Saturday.

Tasters Review:

Yesterday I tried LEMONADE from Jar of Tea and LOVED it.

I know I am getting straight to the point with this review and not building up to my conclusion like I usually try to do but this Flavored Green Rooibos gets straight to the point as well – so it’s only fitting.

If you like LEMON you will like this tisane.  If you like LEMONADE please TRY this flavored green rooibos!

The green rooibos background seems to fit the bill with the other lemony flavors here and it makes for an awesomely sweet lemonade taste.  I’m sure this would be wonderful iced but let’s just say it didn’t make it that far.  It was so yummy it didn’t stay in the cup long.

I will say I LOVE the way the way the jars and labels are decorated from Jar of Tea (even if some tea lovers argue glass isn’t their preferred way of storing or the safest long term storage method).  But if you are a fan of different label and packaging or giving as a gift or have a cool/dry/dark place to display this jar – or if you are like me and don’t think it will last very long on your shelf because it’s so darned yummy you can’t resist it – you are going to want to check this one out!

Jar of Tea’s website is lovely and their customer service is top-notch!  They have a creative selection of tea and tisanes and for that I am truly thankful.

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