Signature Positiv-A-Tea Blend from Positiv-A-Tea

Tea Type: Herbal

Where To Buy: Positiv-A-Tea

Product Description:

100% Organic
Hand-Blended
USDA Approved
Naturally Decaffeinated

Ingredients:
Hibiscus, Lemon Balm, Rose Petals,
Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Lavender

Tasters Review:

I’m not going to lie…when I was finished infusing this the color of it frightened me!  I was also worried about the Hibiscus – many of you know my trials and tribulations with that ingredient…BUT…

This IS pretty pleasant! I’ve VERY shocked and surprised that the level of hibiscus is what it is!  As it cooled – I could taste more tartiness so I will drink this HOT!  If you are after the fruitier or tartier flavor you might like it cooler.   The Lemon Balm follows it as far as ingredients that pop out a little more than the others but the one that lingers is the Lavender and it’s a pretty lavender as well as a little chewy…if you can picture that!!   The rose and Orange are about equal in taste-intensity and that is subtle.

This is pretty and sassy and different all in one…I think it’s a neat blend and tastes alright!  If you are looking for a positive blend and something that is positively unique…give this one a whirl!

Orange Red Carrot Raw Green Bush Tea from The Republic of Tea

Tea Type: (Green) Rooibos

Where To Buy: The Republic Of Tea

Product Description:

Blended with orange peel, sweet carrot and beetroot bits, Raw Green Rooibos takes on a fresh, wake-up flavor. If you could taste sunshine, it just might taste like this.

Low in tannins, it steeps a unique, gratifying cup — hot or iced.

Tasters Review:

I LOVE that Republic of Tea is thinking outside of the box on these really unique flavors especially with this Raw Green Bush Tea Line!!

The aroma of this Orange Red Carrot Raw Green Bush Tea is mellow yet pleasant.  I could smell mostly orange and carrot but I can tell there were other ingredients in there, too!  The Green Rooibos is perfect in this!  The flavors of the Orange and Carrot are really awesome together, too!  I could taste a V8 type comparison to it or a fresh Carrot Juice, even.  I really liked the Carrot and Orange together!  This is much smoother than I expected it to be.

The only thing I would change would be to intensify the overall flavor.  It’s so tasty I wanted it to be stronger so I tried what I like to call the DOUBLE SHOT!

2 bags = DOUBLE SHOT!!!!

The color was much more vibrant.  The aroma was stronger. The taste was magnified yet still smooth.

I will say that I would probably do this 2-bag method more because I do like it stronger!

What can I say…but…Carrots and Orange! YUM!

It’s a little more beet-like this time around too…using the DOUBLE SHOT Method (or Double Bag Method).

Neat offering!  I really like this!

Elf Help Tea from David’s Tea

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: David’s Tea

Product Description:

Productively festive
Sweet and fruity with a dash of nutty flavour, this green tea is the saviour of elves everywhere. When they’re building to deadline in the workshop, they crave a drink that’s like dessert with a kick of energy. So we made a tea that tastes just like fruitcake in a mug. Add some brandy for the authentic cake experience – those tipsy elves always do.

Tasters Review:

This is such a FUN tea!  Elf Help Green Tea has VERY colorful ingredients and is highly scented!

I can taste the green tea, sure, but there is a fruit salad type quality to it that I just can’t shake!   I’m SO THANKFUL there isn’t Hibiscus in this!  Thanks for that, DavidsTea!

OH YEAH…and check out these ingredients:
Sencha green tea, orange peel, apple, papaya, raisins, barberries, freeze-dried cranberries, coconut!

The more I drink this the more I enjoy it!  It’s fruity without being TOO fruity on the tongue!   This is a GREAT offering from DavidsTea!  I have this one listed in my mid to upper 90 percentile on my personal rating scale!

Steamy Cinnamon Rose Tea from Talbott Teas

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Talbott Teas

Product Description:

Exhilaration comes with every cinnamon-filled sip. As the fresh aroma of rose petals unfolds to reveal lacings of orange and clove, you welcome the new day with confidence.

Ingredients
All natural premium ingredients: Full-leaf black tea, orange peel, cloves, rose petals, cinnamon and natural orange flavor.

Tasters Review:

Some teas I just HAVE to post because they do something RIGHT where other companies do not.  This is one of those teas!  Steamy Cinnamon Rose Tea from Talbott Teas is the tea I am highlighting this evening.  Eventho Steamy Cinnamon Rose Tea from Talbott Teas was NOT Mentioned by name on Oprah’s Favorite Things this past Monday – if you look close to the TiVo, DVR, Play-Back, or online clip you can see the classy Maroon and Black labeled tin of it in the display picture!

The reason I say that Talbott Teas did this tea RIGHT is because many rose teas and many cinnamon teas I have had either have too much, not enough, or fake tasting flavoring.  Talbott Teas made Steamy Cinnamon Rose just the way I hoped it would taste!

This is a nice bold black flavored tea! Perfect for the mornings! The black tea taste is in front with lovely true orange flavors 2nd in line. The cinnamon and spices are in the background and are ‘just right’.

Thank you for the measurements of these ingredients, Talbott Teas!  The end result was “steamy”, yes, but not over-the-top or artificial tasting.  And the Rose and Orange flavors are lovely!

Pearl of Fruits Tea from ESP Emporium

Tea Type: Black/Green Tea Blend

Where to Buy: ESP Emporium

Product Description:

This fruity creation will impress you with its unusual spicy influences. Notes of exotic fruits, berries and creamy soft almond endow this black and green tea blend from China and Ceylon with an exotic, oriental taste experience, and orange peels and various blossoms reflect this in its appearance.

Ingredients: black tea (55 %), green tea (30 %), orange peels, flavoring, rose petals, safflowers, marigold petals. Serving Size: 1 level tsp./6oz serving, Brew Temp: 203 to 212 degree F, Brew Time: 4 to 5 Minutes

Tasters Review:

Pearl of Fruits Tea from ESP Emporium is highly scented and very nice – to the eye, nose, and mouth!

Post infusion…everything seems to come together to create it’s-own aroma which is much different from before infusing but still VERY nice! I can smell the orange and floral tones a bit more than the others but not by much and I can smell a little something that reminds me of candy, too!

It has a very pleasant yet slightly juicy and floral taste to it but it’s certainly GOOD. I am very happy with this tea and so VERY glad I got to try it!

Kapha Balance Tea from Shanti Tea

Tea Type: Rooibos, Herbal

Where To Buy: Shanti Tea

Product Description:

An energizing and warming blend which is spicy and robust.

An energizing and warming blend of rooibos, holy basil, fennel, ginger, cardamom, orange peel, sage, pepper, and licorice. A rich orange infusion which is spicy and robust. Great for combating fatigue and balancing Kapha.

Tasters Review:

This Herbally-Rooibos is from Shanti Tea and it’s called Kapha Balance.

This Kapha Balance Tea is WARM – naturally. Yes, it is spicy but you can’t really pick out each spice…except for maybe the pepper…

I enjoyed what they did this with Rooibos here – almost like a Rooibos Chai, even.  The rooibos along side the other ingredients make the taste of the rooibos not-so-stereotypical.  Yes, it’s naturally sweet but it’s much more than your run-of-the-mill rooibos taste.

This one surprised me and I ended up liking it quite a bit more than I thought I would.

If you would like to learn more about Kapha and Balancing Kapha – check this out:

Of the three mind-body types in Ayurveda, Kapha is the one that is the most steady in energy, temperament and mood. Ayurveda dates back 5,000 years to India, where rishis (sages) codified guidelines for diet and how to treat different diseases.

Read more: How to Create Balance Kapha Ayurveda Mind-Body Type | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4495046_create-balance-kapha-ayurveda-mindbody.html#ixzz0zHTq8kph

Sassy Green Tea with Acai from Village Tea Company

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Village Tea Company

Product Description:

Ingredients: chinese green tea, ginger, flavor, orange peel, peach pieces, chilies, cloves, safflower, acai

Health Benefits: antioxidant rich, skeleton density support, heart health support, natural energy

Our Sassy Green Tea with Acai combines top-quality green tea with peach, ginger, acai, and orange for a sweet and subtle spice.

A perfect tea for those new to the world of tea, our choice Chinese green tea is complemented by the fruit tones of peach and orange as well as carefully selected chilies. We then go the extra mile by adding the Amazonian acai superfruit (energy and anti-oxidant rich) enhancing the tea with an additional sweetness as well as health benefits. We invite you to open the world of tea with our Sassy Green Tea.

Each loose tea is packed in 2 100% non bleached cotton muslin bag. Additionally, 10 100% natural paper filters are provided so that you can make your own personal tea bag based on your taste. And of course, the package is made of 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.

Weight:
4.3oz
Servings Per Container:
55 servings

Tasters Review:

There are several reasons I was excited to try this tea from Village Tea Company!  First…anything with SASSY in the name…I’m game!  But more importantly ACAI.  I have had many failures with Acai flavored teas.  TOO MANY.  This tea was very different!  This is the Acai Flavored Tea I have been searching for!

Sassy Green Tea with Acai from Village Tea Company smells a bit like JUICY JUICE – at least that is what first came to mind when I initially sniffed it – or a fruity wine. When I sipped this I could still taste the sweet-green tea but pair it with fruity goodness – and there you have it! I can taste Acai, Orange, and Peach but can barely taste the ginger, chilies, and cloves which is completely fine with me. I think the reason for them – and the reason it works –  is to make it so the fruit flavors are not over powering or bitter or too tarty. I think it also contributes to the lingering yet warming affect it has long after the sip is complete!

Another thing I would love to point out about Village Tea Company is…

Village Tea Company’s dedication extends beyond our teas to a commitment to preserve the beautiful world from which our tea originates. Our sustainability concept aims to minimize our carbon footprint to leave as little an impact on the environment as possible.

From floor to ceiling, the Village Tea Company aims to use recycled or reused materials for our furniture, fixtures, and decorations, with many items and materials coming from the local Dallas area. Even our tea cans are made from 100% recycled materials, and all of this is just the start of our promise to the environment.

To read more on their effort click HERE.

All-in-All I am really LOVING Village Tea Company!  Lovely logo, website, customer service, packaging, charity efforts, selection, etc!  If you haven’t checked them out yet – please do!

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