Park Avenue Tea from Trump Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Trump Tea

Product Description:

Exquisite orange and raspberry artfully blend with the
most precious of white tea leaves. Naturally sweet with
asilky texture, the whole-leaf white tea in this blend is as rich in
antioxidants as it is in splendor and sophistication. (mild caffeine)

Ingredients: Organic white tea, organic marigold flowers, natural organic
extracts of raspberry, orange and vanilla.

Tasters Review:

This AMAZINGLY reminds me of Orange (or peach) Schnapps – both to the nose and on the tongue!  That was the first thing I thought of while tasting it for the very first time!

Park Avenue Tea from Trump Tea is a VERY flavorful WHITE Tea. The orange over powers the raspberry but it turns out delish! The after taste is a little floral but also fruity and the vanilla helps smooth everything out so it is NOT bitter or too tangy or tart!  This is great hot AND iced!

I’m very happy with this one because it is a bagged tea and it’s a very good bagged tea.  It’s also a highly flavored white tea which is sometimes hard to find in a loose leaf white – not to mention a bag!  I really like this!

Trump Tea is 2 for 2 so far in my book!

Cranberry Orange Black Tea from Frontier Co-Op

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Frontier Co-Op

Product Description:

Frontier Bulk Cranberry Orange Flavored Black Tea, CERTIFIED ORGANIC 1 lb. package

Indian Assam tea blended with a bountiful melange of cranberry flavor and bits of real orange. Subtly sweet and delicious brew.

Tasters Review:

Last week I decided to visit my local Herb Store…they have a wonderful BULK Section there.  LOTS of Spices and now more Loose Leaf Tea than before!  They buy from Frontier Co-Op.  I noticed a ‘new tea in town’.  It was this Cranberry Orange Black Tea from Frontier Co-Op.  So I decided to buy some of it to try it out.

I have tried several Frontier Co-Op Teas before.  In the past I have found they sometimes lack creativity BUT they offer good quality teas and most of them organic.  I really love the fact I can walk in and say “Can I have a cups-worth” or “a dollars worth” and walk away a happy camper…or in this case a happy tea drinker.

This is what I did this time around…I got about a cups-worth.  I just I should specify…a measuring cup’s worth of a cup not just a teacup size-worth, that is.

This is a solid Black Tea with lovely Cranberry and Orange Flavors.  I would say mostly Cranberry with hints of Orange.  I really appreciate the fact that it’s still a true black tea with those flavors and it’s not all about the flavors and no black tea taste.  So far, to date, this is probably one of my favorite teas from Frontier.  Check them out if you can!

Harvest Orange Spice from Octavia Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Octavia Tea

Product Description:

All of the elements of a pie baked fresh on a brisk autumn evening find their way into this spiced black tea. Exotic cardamom and clove are married with ginger, cinnamon and clementine orange in this rich, flavorful blend. Wonderful with a touch of milk and sugar.

HARVEST ORANGE SPICE
organic, fair trade black tea (tin)

  • 100% organic, fair trade certified black tea
  • 100% organic cardamom
  • 100% organic cinnamon
  • 100% organic ginger
  • 100% organic clove
  • 100% organic licorice root
  • 100% organic black pepper
  • Pure essential oil of orange

This tea is USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade.

Tasters Review:

I have tried a lot of orange flavored teas with spices in them and them seem to either ‘miss the mark’, have bored me, tasted very chemically-soapy-or FAKE, or just plain bad.  This one was very different!

Harvest Orange Spice smells very spicy and orange…so…I decided to under infuse for…only about 2 minutes. I didn’t want the spice to over power everything else.  Normally I steep for the longer suggested infusions because I want them stronger.  This one I was afraid to based on the extreme scent of the spices.  With the under infusion it seemed to work out quite well and I was VERY impressed with it. I suppose next time I could infuse longer now that I am not afraid of the spice in this. The orange is lovely, Juicy, and Citrus!  The spice was just right and the orange tasted quite natural.

I like this a lot.  I have found an Orange Spice Tea for me!  Thank you, Octavia!

Raspberry Earl Grey from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

Product Description:

The floral aroma of juicy raspberries is perhaps the perfect complement to the sweet citrus and full-bodied flavor of Earl Grey. This more exceptional version of this classic tea is artisan hand-crafted in small batches and infused with only top-grade essential oils of real fruit to brew a sweet, succulent cup.

Ingredients: Ceylon & Indian Black tea, with Italian Bergamot, Freeze-Dried Raspberries & organic Raspberry flavor.

Tasters Review:

I like Earl Grey’s that think outside the box and this one certainly does!

Raspberry Earl Grey from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea is a medium-dark brown/Black Colored Tea. It has next to no scent once steeped. Prior to the steep it’s very pleasant…both raspberry and Earl Grey aroma circle the cup – waiting to be steeped.  I used the bagged version of this tea.  It’s an average Black Tea taste with nifty raspberry and orange undertones. I have enjoyed it in the past and still enjoy and like this tea for what it is…pleasant and not pushy.

Love Flavored Rooibos from TeaFrog

Tea Type: Rooibos

Where To Buy: TeaFrog

Product Description:

Our most popular Rooibos blend, the Love blend is an aromatic delight that you will not be able to resist! This tea is so good, we sample it at every show, and sell out at every show! The scent and flavor are simply to die for!

Tasters Review:

Love Flavored Rooibos from TeaFrog smells like Orange Juice and Rooibos! And it tastes like it too! I must say this is delightful!

I try and have at least one rooibos a day and a while back I declared this my ROOIBOS OF THE DAY!

It has a real rich brown/reddish color to it and even tho I have been drinking this hot I am sure it’s just as good cold!!!

This is a highly flavored Rooibos!

TeaFrog did a GREAT job with this one and I totally understand why they sell out of it at every show!

Organic Orange Sencha from Two Leaves and a Bud

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Two Leaves and a Bud

Company Description:

East meets West in this Japanese green tea blend! Sencha is the most consumed tea in Japan. It is long leafed tea, finished in the sun. Our Orange Sencha includes sunflowers, orange peel and just a hint of Italian red orange to add the slightest sweet & spicy tang to this classic green tea.

Taster’s Review:

What a refreshing tea!

The Japanese Sencha tea tastes fresh and crisp.  The orange flavor is sweet and juicy.  They come together in one cup to create a beverage that is light and rejuvenating.   They are well-balanced with neither flavor overwhelming the other.  I also note a very slight sharpness to the cup from the sunflower petals.  It is just enough to help cut through some of the sweeter notes.  The result is a tea that is sweet, tangy and enjoyable any time of the day.

I think what I like best about this tea is that the flavors are delicate, natural tasting and in harmony with the high quality Sencha tea.  It tastes like tea – it doesn’t taste syrupy or over-done with the flavoring.  It doesn’t taste like one of those powdered soft drink mixes.  It tastes like tea!

I tried it first hot.  It was smooth and delicious, and I was quite content to finish my cup the way I began.  But then my husband came in and offered to take me out to lunch – how do I refuse that?  My teacup was left on the kitchen counter to get cold.

When I returned home several hours later, I found that the tea was just as delightful cold as it was hot – perhaps even more so!    This would make a fabulous sun tea – just pop a few of the silky pyramid sachets into a jar of cold water and sit it on a sunny porch to steep.  A few hours later you’ll have a jar of sunny, delicious goodness that will be a delight to kids as well as adults.  A perfect summer-time treat!

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