Ti Quan Yin Oolong with Fresh Ginger and Turkish Rose from Aftelier Perfumed Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Aftelier Perfumed Teas

Product Description:

Monkey-picked Tie Guan Yin oolong tea starts with a roasted-rice aroma and finishes with a fruity taste, blending beautifully with the refined Turkish rose and warm fresh ginger. These rolled leaves provide up to 4 infusions.

Taster’s Review:

Oh … WOW!  This tea is absolutely dreamy!  Like some sort of euphoric dream that’s been scented with roses and ginger and even a hint of smoke.  That’s not only what it smells like, it’s what it tastes like too!

It’s amazing!  The sip begins with an introduction from the rose.  It is a sweet and almost intoxicating rose flavor that is not bitter, it’s not even what I would consider to be sharp.  It is a distinct rose flavor, but, at the same time, it is unlike the rose flavors that I’ve experienced in teas before.

Shortly after your palate has become acquainted with the rose, a smooth yet smoky note from the Ti Quan Yin Oolong comes through and imparts its silky texture.  The smoky flavor is not at all off-putting, rather, it seems to unite perfectly with the rose and the ginger to create a complete flavor experience.

The ginger comes in next, and this is not a strong, peppery kind of ginger, but rather, an almost sweet note of warm spice.  It doesn’t taste hot or spicy, just mildly warm and enchanting.  The sip finishes with a slightly drying astringency, and the aftertaste lingers with the perfumed flavor of rose and whispers of ginger.

This tea is absolutely lovely.  Words cannot even begin to adequately describe just how lovely it truly is!  It is a tea that must be experienced to appreciate fully.  What a delight!

Steamy Cinnamon Rose from Talbott Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Talbott Teas

Product Description:

Full-leaf black tea with cinnamon, orange peel and rose petals.

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This one is a keeper!  Definitely one of the best ones I’ve tried from Talbott thus far.

The balance of flavors here is so nice.  When I first received a sampling of it I thought “Oh, cinnamon and rose.  OK.”  Because, well, I have a similar blend of my own (which is rose, vanilla and cinnamon), so I thought this would taste very familiar to me.  I was wrong!

The orange and clove is a nice addition.  The orange perks up the overall flavor without overwhelming the other flavors, and I like the way the orange and the rose work together – it’s not a flavor combination I would have thought of, but they really taste great together.  The cloves enhance the flavor of the cinnamon so that the cup doesn’t come across as too “spicy-hot” cinnamon-y.

But what would a tea be without the tea?  The black tea base here is a smooth, bright black tea that is not overly aggressive.  It has a very even taste to it and a medium astringency that lightly “pats” the palate dry in the finish.  The aftertaste leaves lingering notes of cinnamon and rose and a faint citrus tang.

A very pleasant tea to sip.  One that would make a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift for the tea lover in your life!

Tea Merci Berry & Rose from Blue Q

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Blue Q

Product Description:

You make me blush. Elegant India black tea with organic strawberries and a rose petal or two.

Taster’s Review:

This is really good – surprisingly good for a bagged tea!

This tastes like a delicious Rose Congou tea that has been livened up with strawberry flavor.  The black tea base is a pleasant tasting black.  It is fairly mellow, but there is a hint of bitterness toward the end of the sip.  There really isn’t a whole lot to say about the black tea because really, the rose and the berry are the real stars of this show!

The rose is very well pronounced (like I said, it tastes like a Rose Congou).  I really like rose in tea so I am finding it rather lovely.  The strawberry is a bit more delicate than the rose, but the flavor develops as I continue to sip.  There is very little tartness from the berry; just fresh strawberry sweetness melding with the feminine notes of the rose.

There is an interesting contrast between the rose and the berry.  Such a unique and flavorful combination!

Foreign Affair from East Pacific Tea Co.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  East Pacific Tea Co.

Product Description:

Our Foreign Affair blend features buds from flowers of the Provence region in France. This rooibos tea is the most deliciously aromatic combination currently offered.

Taster’s Review:

This rooibos blend is beautifully fragrant.  The dry leaf beacons me to brew it, while the brewed liquor beacons me to sip.  The lavender and rose perfume the tea so pleasantly, while the fruit notes come through to cut through some of the floral notes just enough so that the tea doesn’t become all about the flowers.

What I like best about this blend is that the flavor of the rooibos is quite subtle.  I can taste the rooibos, but only mere hints of a nutty, woodsy taste, and none of that weird sweetness that often comes from rooibos.  The rooibos here seems quite content to let the fruit and flowers do all the work – and that’s quite alright with me.

The lavender and rose are a delightful pairing.  Together, these two flowers give a slightly sweet, decidedly feminine taste to the cup.  It is not unpleasantly sharp or bitter.  The fruit flavors of blueberry, raisin, black currant and red currant offer a light tartness and just enough sweetness to the cup without going overboard.

The tea finishes soft and slightly tangy.  It is a pleasing contrast of flavors:  sweet and tart; fruit and flower.  And it makes for a refreshing, restorative tisane that is delicious any time of the day, but especially in the evening when you want to succumb to the relaxation it offers.

 

White Rose from Shanti Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Product Description:

Roses have long been a symbol of love and beauty. This blend of organic rose petals and white tea’s silky smoothness is exquisitely subtle and supremely healthy. High in antioxidants and vitamin C, this delicate white tea blend will be the beginning of a long lasting love affair.

Taster’s Review:

The aroma of the dry leaf is so beautiful – I just love the smell of rose teas, and I’m finding this one especially appealing because the fragrance of the white tea is so soft amid the beautiful scent of rose.  The rose is allowed to fully express itself in this bouquet.  Truly lovely.

While the fragrance of the brewed liquor is quite a bit softer than the dry leaf, it is still very beautifully rose scented.  This is one of those teas that MUST be inhaled before sipping to gain the full luxurious effect of the flower.

The flavor of this tea is wonderful!  The rose mingles with the white tea leaves nicely, creating a very smooth, supple taste that glides over the palate deliciously.  The white tea base is soft but tastes fresh and soothing, while the rose tastes sweet with distinctive sharp notes.  It is a very relaxing cup – it is a bit like a trip to the spa in a teacup!

Cranberry Rose from Praise Tea

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Praise Tea

Product Description:

Sencha green tea delicately flavored with delicate rosebuds, fresh cranberries and sweet raspberries. An enchanting rhythm of flavors.

Tasters Review:

I love the look of this dry mix as well as the aroma both dry and post infusion! I think it’s just Beautiful!

I will saw when I first start getting into flavored teas I wasn’t NOT a fan of floral teas but they have grown on me.  I think way-back-when I was basing the floral taste on lavender and jasmine.  I think Rose is probably one of the ones I do enjoy most times.  Which is ironic because I am not much of a flower-person outside of tea either.  I mean yeah, I like them, appreciate them, and take photographs of them, but I am not one of those girlie-girls that just NEED flowers, ya know!?  This Cranberry Rose Tea from Praise Tea intrigued me!

As for Cranberries…I LOVE THEM!  Again – my history with cranberries is a bit “odd” since I was led to believe the only thing cranberries were used for was cranberry sauce.  I’m not really a fan of Cranberry Sauce but since have found all sorts of things to do with Cranberries.  My favorite is to put dried cranberries in salads!  Easy-enough, eh!?  I have found I really enjoy Cranberry-Flavored Tea…but the tea actually HAS to have cranberries IN it!  Lucky for me…Praise Tea’s Cranberry Rose DOES!  Nice, large, plump cranberries!  YUM!

The green tea has a very ‘clean’ green tea taste.  The Cranberry is the flavor that pops thru the most of the 3 flavors. Then there is the raspberry!  It comes in 2nd and seems to tone down the natural bitter cranberry flavor…they meet in the middle nicely.  The rose is hanging out in the background and gives it just enough floral hints that make everything come full circle.  This is very unique and creative and I think it’s just terrific!  I must say I really like the addition of the Raspberry as well!  Lovely!

 

Champagne Rose from Lupicia

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Lupicia

Product Description:

Black tea flavored with sweet strawberries and champagne. Perfect as a festive gift.

Taster’s Review:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am very pleasantly surprised by this tea.  Until now, most of the champagne flavored teas I’ve tasted has been with a white tea base and because white tea is so light and delicate in flavor, I thought it was a perfect match with the sparklingly light taste of champagne.  I was skeptical about how well the champagne flavor would translate in a black tea.

But, I am very impressed!  Not only does the champagne flavor sparkle through but it is so nicely infused with the strawberry flavor.  This is so delicious – like a New Year’s celebration in a teacup!

The black tea base is robust and bright.  There is a slight (very slight) bitterness at the tail end of the sip, but I find that it is a very intriguing contrast to the sweetness of the strawberry and champagne flavor and lends a certain savory element to this otherwise sweet tea.

The strawberry tastes sweet and offers a hint of tartness, while the champagne tastes like … well, champagne!  This is tea and not a sparkling wine, so it doesn’t have the bubbly aspect of champagne, but it does have a certain grape-like taste to it with a clean, almost tannic quality that is very representative of my limited experience with tasting champagne.  (err… that is to say, I don’t drink champagne very often!)  It is not strongly astringent, but there is a hint of that wine-like characteristic that expresses itself as champagne-like.  This is also really good iced!

This is one of the best teas that I’ve tasted from Lupicia – and I’ve tasted quite a few.  I wouldn’t go so far as to say this one is my favorite from Lupicia, but it is probably in the top 5.  VERY GOOD!

Herbal Lush Chamomile from TeaScapes

Tea Type: Herbal

Where To Buy: TeaScapes

Product Description:

Herbal Lush tea consists of a bright blend of delicate chamomile and spicy cinnamon with bits of strawberry and rose petals. The brewed tea produces a relaxing combination that has a mild fruity spark. It is a great evening tea to aid with relaxation and end the day with a smile.

Tasters Review:

Over the past week or two I have been REALLY pushing the envelop – I have been purposely forcing myself to taste teas that I usually don’t go for.  Many of them have had Chamomile and/or Hibiscus.

I’m not too fond of Chamomile unless the other ingredients impress me!  With this specific herbal from TeaScapes – the name and the look of the ingredients blended together is what interested me.  It just seemed different.  I had also been very pleased with the other TeaScapes Teas I have tried lately so I thought this one would give me something to write about either way!

The little bit of cinnamon that is coming thru is a nice touch and helps calm down the intense chamomile.  Sure, the chamomile is still present but not as much as I thought it would be.  The strawberry notes are barely there and I would LOVE to taste a little bit more but understand their reasoning for this…it’s not supposed to be about the strawberry!   The rose somewhat works hand-in-hand with the chamomile to bring that floral bouquet type taste.

This is a nice twist on Chamomile and for that I do enjoy this herbal from TeaScapes!

It’s not my preference in flavor combos but a good calming and floral mix that certainly surprised me! This is pretty good, indeed!

Hazelnut Truffle from Tea Forté

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea Forté

Product Description:

A rich black tea with luscious Belgian chocolate, rosebuds, cacao and roasted coconut flakes. Enriched with notes of toasted Hazelnuts.

Taster’s Review:

I was very excited to try this tea.  Chocolate?  Hazelnuts?  Coconut?  and Roses?  Sounds heavenly if you ask me!

The aroma of the dry leaf is hazelnut with hints of chocolate and coconut.  I couldn’t smell much from the rose in the dry leaf, although I can pick up vague floral notes in the liquor.

The black tea base is pretty mild here.  It isn’t very aggressive, but then, I wouldn’t want it to be, because it would spoil the other flavors going on.  I like the smooth, even-tone of the black tea as it is here.

The flavor is creamy and rich.  I am tasting more hazelnut than anything else, but the chocolate is there too.  Speaking as a chocoholic, I think it could use a bit more chocolate (but then, if a little chocolate is good, more chocolate is better, and a lot of chocolate is best.  That’s my motto!)

The creamy flavor that I am getting comes primarily from the coconut, I don’t get a whole lot of specific coconut notes, but I do get that creaminess.  I do get a little bit of coconut in the finish too.

The rose is not very strong in this, but its there if you focus on the sip.  About mid-sip, I get a little bit of flowery sweetness, and in the finish there is a subtle sharpness that is also a distinct rose characteristic.  Both of these notes are very subtle, but they’re there.

A very good cup of tea.  Perhaps one of the best that I’ve tried from Tea Forté.  I think what I’m liking best about it is that it IS a very contemplative cup, one that I am enjoying sipping.

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

Tea Information:

Leaf 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

Taster’s Review:

I was a little confused when I read the packaging – the list of ingredients on the card that came with this sample of tea doesn’t include cinnamon, but I was certain it was in there.  I could smell it and taste it.  I was a little worried that somehow my olfactory nerve and taste buds were off.  After visiting the website I see that there is, indeed, cinnamon in the blend.

So at least my nose and tongue aren’t so off after all.  But I still worried that this tisane would be very hibiscus-y since it was the first ingredient listed.  But really, the hibiscus isn’t very dominant here.  It adds some much needed body (without it, I think this would be a dismally thin cuppa) and color, as well as just a hint of flavor that enhances the citrus-y tones of the cup.

That being said, as this tisane cools the hibiscus flavor does start to become more aggressive – so if you like the taste of hibiscus, drink this iced.  If you’re not a fan of hibiscus, I suggest drinking it hot!

The primary flavors of this cup are the citrus-y tones (most notably, orange) and the cinnamon, and it makes for a very nice, warmly spiced orange-y tisane.  I can taste the rose and the lavender also, but, these are not particularly strong in this cup.  The lemon balm adds just a hint of lemon-y flavor, but without lemon-y pucker.  It is a very charming balance of tastes.

A beautiful herbal blend that is just as good for you as it is delicious to drink!  Cheers!

 

Skin from Byron Bay Tea Company

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Byron Bay Tea Company

Company Description:

Beauty begins on the inside, which makes our SKIN tea the perfect primer. The zesty blend of Lemongrass and Ginger is complemented by a purifying punch of Peppermint. So for a naturally healthy glow, and to sustain your internal vigor, sip BBTC SKIN.

Taster’s Review:

OK, I admit it.  Herbal blends scare me.  Just a little bit.  They do!

That’s because even with the finest ingredients, herbal tisanes can go wrong.  They can taste medicine-y.  Or they can just have some funky off-putting taste.  So, needless to say, I was scared to try this blend from Byron Bay Tea Company.

But, this tastes really terrific!  If this is a skin regime, count me in!  I would be happy to drink this on a daily basis.

This doesn’t taste medicine-y or otherwise off-putting.  The peppermint is strong, but not overpowering… and interestingly enough, this tisane doesn’t come off as “minty” exactly, although it does have a crisp and clean mint aftertaste.

I am also enjoying the way the ginger and lemongrass work together in this blend.  The ginger offers just a hint of peppery flavor, while the sweet citrus-y tones of the lemongrass cancel out some of the spicier notes of the ginger. There is also a nice peppery accent in the finish that I find rather enjoyable.

But, I think my favorite part of this blend is the very subtle taste of rose.  It is a nice touch.  It is so soft and sweet.  Very nice, indeed.

None of the flavors here are overwhelming… instead, they are very harmonious with one another.  It has a pleasant, well-rounded taste.  It is a very soothing, relaxing cup – especially nice at the end of the day!

Pink Sonoma from Element Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Element Tea

Company Description:

Enjoy this wine-inspired tea anytime of day! With rose petals and jasmine flowers, this delicate White tea brews a silky, smooth, and very pleasant cup.

Ingredients: White Tea, Rose Petals, Jasmine Flowers, Cabernet Flavoring

Taster’s Review:

Ah!  This is nice!  The flavor is so light and crisp.  Each ingredient is quite soft in this blend, but each has its place and no one ingredient overpowers the others.  Together the soft flavors of the ingredients deliver a very flavorful sip without becoming overbearing.

The white tea base is delicate but manages to make its presence known upon the palate amid these other flavors.  It tastes fresh and sweet.

The floral additions to this blend are quite nice.  I like how they compliment the Cabernet flavor.  They impart their distinctive flavor in the blend and enhance the overall flavor of the cup.

The wine flavor offers a fruity flavor – I taste grapes and black currants – and a slight tannic effect.  That is not to say that this cup is overly astringent, because it isn’t.  However, there is a drying sensation in the finish that is very similar to a fine dry wine.

I really enjoyed this cup.  It is very light (and brews to a beautiful pale yellow color that is very similar to a white wine) and refreshing.  It is delicious served hot or iced, and really doesn’t require any sweetening unless you like your tea on the sweet side.  I found it to be pleasantly sweet without anything added.

Cranberry Rose from Praise Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Praise Tea

Company Description:

Sencha green tea delicately flavored with delicate rosebuds, fresh cranberries and sweet raspberries. An enchanting rhythm of flavors.  Delectable both hot and cold. Try some with white crystal sugar. Indulge your taste buds.

Taster’s Review:

This green tea blend is FABULOUS!  Cranberries aren’t really my favorite fruit, but I really love how they enhance this blend.  The flavor is sweet, a little tart, floral, and berry-licious!

The first thing you’ll notice when you open a package of this tea is how beautiful it is.  HUGE, whole pink rosebuds, little bits of dried raspberry and dried cranberry halves with long, elegant spears of Sencha green tea.  And it smells just as lovely as it looks!  Lightly floral, sweet, and fruity!

But, it really wouldn’t matter how beautiful the tea looks or smells if it didn’t taste good – this one DOES.  The green Sencha is fresh and has a light, creamy buttery taste to it.  The grassy tones are faint. There is no bitterness, and only a very slight astringency to this – it is very pleasant and relaxing to sip.

The added flavors of this tea are a little lighter than the green tea flavor, but all of the flavor components co-exist in perfect harmony.  The cranberry is lightly sweet with a nice, tart, cranberry taste that lingers long after the sip.  It’s quite delicious!

The raspberry offers a pleasing sweetness that curbs some of the tarty flavors of the cranberry just enough so that it isn’t pucker-y.  The rose flavor is very soft, but distinctive.  It adds a nice contrast to the berries.

This is a WINNER from Praise tea!

China Seduction from Design a Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Pu-erh

Where to Buy:  Design a Tea

Company Description:

This is a smooth based earthy tea (Pu-erh). The after taste is what jumped out for me… or maybe it was the rose and chocolate story. If you like subtle hints of rose and chocolate then you have to try this one.

Taster’s Review:

I tasted this before I read the ingredients.  I had thought this was a chocolate and rose flavored black tea… I didn’t realize until I read the ingredients that it is actually Pu-erh!

I am telling you this because this doesn’t taste like most Pu-erh that I’ve tasted – it doesn’t have that overwhelmingly earthy flavor. (this is a good thing!) This is an amazing blend with a remarkably deep, rich flavor.  It’s awesome!

The chocolate notes seamlessly meld with the earthy tones to create a deep, savory yet sweet cocoa experience.  It doesn’t taste like the sweet, candy-bar chocolate you’d find in a grocery store.  It tastes more like the rich decadent chocolate you’d find from a gourmet chocolatier.

The rose notes are subtle.  They add a pleasant floral note with just a hint of sharpness.  And as I sit here sipping this, it occurs to me that it is the rose notes that highlight some of the earthy tones of this tea.  The ingredients work very well with one another to enhance the overall qualities of this tea.

I don’t think that this would be the right tea for someone who is looking for a strong Pu-erh flavor – but if you are someone who doesn’t think you like Pu-erh (or knows you do not) – this is the perfect blend to start out on the right path towards a harmonious relationship with Pu-erh.

This is the BEST flavored Pu-erh I’ve yet to taste.  It’s absolutely delightful!

Tulsi Harmony from TeaFrog

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal & Rooibos

Where to Buy:  TeaFrog

Company Description:

Tulsi Herb, Rooibos, Ginger Bits, Cinnamon, Lemon Verbena, Chamomile Blossoms, Lavender, Rose Petals

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This is good!  Surprisingly good!

Why surprising?  Well, here’s the thing – I ordered this because it sounded different.  I liked the name.  Tulsi Harmony. But the truth of the matter is, I have only tried a couple of tulsi teas/tisanes, and while I enjoyed them quite a bit, tulsi still scares me just a little bit.

I don’t know why it scares me, it just does.

Well, hopefully this tisane will put my fears to rest and let me celebrate tulsi!  Because this is so good.

The tulsi is the strongest flavor here – and it lends a somewhat spicy character to the cup that is similar to cloves.  The ginger is very soft here, offering mere hints of its characteristic peppery nature.  The cinnamon is a little stronger, and it is a sweet yet spicy cinnamon.  These spicy notes are not over-the-top or in-your-face spicy, rather, they are quite … harmonious!

The rooibos is one flavor that is lacking in the cup.  I am not getting a lot of rooibos rather distinctive woodsy/nutty flavor.  But, as I’m not a huge fan of the woodsy flavor of rooibos, I am not missing it.

I can, however, distinguish the other flavors here – the chamomile, the lavender, the rose and the lemon verbena.  These aren’t strong contributions to the overall cup, but, I can taste subtle hints of each ingredient.  And I think that is what I like best about this tisane.  It has a complexity that is rather uncommon in tisanes.  It offers an interesting and delicious taste.  I’m very glad I decided to try this today!

Immortalitea from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Company Description:

Immortalitea tea blend is a taste sensation that anyone who has enjoyed cooking knows that there are incredible flavors to be coaxed from the leaves of rosemary and sage. Herbal teas also benefit from these old savory seasonings! Rosemary, a herb with many beneficial antioxidants such as rosemarinic acid and camphor, goes very well with strong flavors like lemon, as does sage, another healthy herb with a strong tart flavor. We have created a unique tea blend that brings together the finest green tea with rosemary and sage to create a robust herbal brew, and we’ve sweetened this blend with lemon and rose petals. Enjoy this fine mixture of vital flavors, all designed to quickly bring invigorating, heathy nutrients to every system in your body.

Taster’s Review:

This is a very distinctive tea.  I could smell the rosemary and sage the moment I opened the package, and that aroma intensified as the tea began to brew.  Such a savory fragrance!

The green tea base is fresh and slightly vegetative, which lends itself well to the herbal flavors of the rosemary and sage.  The touch of lemon further accents the savory taste of this cup, and the contrast of the sweet yet sharp flavor of rose makes this one of the more interesting green teas I’ve ever encountered.

The tea is wonderfully restorative.  I just came back from a rather vigorous walk, and this tea seems to bring me back to life!

I previously reviewed this tea, but, a really good tea such as this one deserves revisiting… or perhaps I should say, you owe it to yourself (and I owe it to myself) to revisit these delicious teas!  They are worth it… and so are we!

Mable’s Rose Rooibos from Local Coffee & Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Local Coffee & Tea

Company Description:

Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden is one of the loveliest spots on the Ringling estate and, when in bloom, the most fragrant.

The 27,225 sq. ft. garden was completed in 1913 and is patterned after a traditional Italian circular garden design. While none of the original rose bushes planted by Mable survived many of today’s 1,200 rose plants are of the same types planted by Mrs. Ringling. A rose dedicated to Mable Ringling is also featured in the garden.

The garden is accredited by All-American Rose Selections and was named the 2006 most outstanding All-American Rose Selections Public Rose Garden in the nation.

In honor of Mable’s love of roses, we offer Mable’s Rose Rooibos Tea. A blend of rose petals, sweet cherries and rooibos for a caffeine-free thirst quencher. Delicious hot or iced.

Taster’s Review:

Upon opening this tea’s package, I was met with the beautiful scent of cherries and roses.  It smells delightful!

And it tastes so good!  The rose and cherry flavors come together very well in this blend.  The rose flavor is delicate here, but it is offers a nice contrast to the juicy, sweet cherry taste.

The red rooibos base does not present a strong presence in the flavor, but that’s just fine with me.  I like the softer woody notes that I taste, and how well they work with the other flavors.

This is a really good blend.  It is sweet and naturally caffeine free, and kids will absolutely LOVE this tea!  Rooibos is a healthy alternative to sugar-packed soft drinks or juice cocktails.  It is a drink that you’ll feel really good about giving them.

Green Tea Royal from Drink T

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy:
Drink T

Product Description:

This refreshing concoction is a blend of venerable Chinese Sencha green tea with tropical papaya fruit, rose and peony petals.

Our Green Tea Royal brews up a taste sensation of regal proportions. Enjoy it in your own palace.

Bring water to point of steam (170-180)
Steep Time: 2 – 3 Minutes
Number of Infusions: 1
Sweetener: Optional
Cream: No
Caffeine: Moderate

Tasters Review:

Before looking at the product description I assumed this was just a high quality unflavored green tea – but I was wrong!  This is a gem!  And so much more than ‘run-of-the-mill’…

This has a wonderful aroma – mostly of Juicy Papaya but also floral and green tea! This infuses to a light color as it shows in the photo…mine was a tad darker.  The taste is a lovely, juicy sweeter-green tea taste with BIG Papaya and Floral flavors!

My first attempt with this tea I had a large chunk of rose petal in it.  I could taste both types for flowers – rose AND poesy – and they perfectly assist the Papaya!

This is a lovely little number with BIG Taste!

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