Mao Feng Green Tea from TeaVert

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: TeaVert

Product Description:

A lot of famous teas come from the region in China called The Golden Triangle, which was the source of many Imperial Tribute Teas or in modern days called “famous teas”.

Tribute Teas were chosen by the Emperor of the last four dynasties for remarkable taste and qualities. The teas were exclusively available only for royal tastes and sometimes even were used as tax payment. If any of the Tribute teas that did not satisfy the royal taste, they would be given to court officials, who could drink the tea or sell it illegally for profit.

In Chinese, “Mao” means fluffy, and “Feng” means mountain peaks. Our organic Mao Feng grows in the mountains of central Zhejiang province and is harvested only in early spring from leaves picked at the right moment and carefully processed. The highest grades use only one bud and the first leaf. Each day the leaves will be different, and they produce a slightly different batch of tea.

The leaf has a pleasantly sweet, mildly fragrant aroma, with a hint of apricot.

The brew in the cup usually infuses to a very pale yellow with a hint of green.

The taste is mellow and sweet with a nice hint of subtle grassiness.

Mao Feng Tea drinkers say that the first brewing is fragrant, the second brewing is sweet, and the third brewing is strong. The tea tastes clean and refreshing, and lasts a long time on the tongue.

Like a great wine, it also has to be a good year.
Preparation

Heat water to 185-195 F, steep 3 minutes

Tasters Review:

First I want to say HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY from the SororiTEA Sisters!  You know SororiTEA Sisters find ANY reason to drink…TEA, that is…so St. Patrick’s Day is yet ANOTHER reason to “drink up”!

My posts today will feature GREEN Teas.  My first post for today is Mao Feng Green Tea from TeaVert!

I really enjoyed this tea!  It’s a mellow-sweet, slightly buttery yet vegetable-esque and subtle grassiness type taste all wrapped-up into one with a grassy/dried apricot aftertaste.

In short, it’s a darn good Green!  I’m VERY impressed with TeaVert’s Selection and am looking forward to sampling and reviewing more of their teas!

 

Bountiful Black Tea from Tea Addiction

Tea Type: Black Tea & Rooibos Blend

Where To Buy: Tea Addiction

Product Description:

Ingredients: Black tea, rooibos, cacao nibs, coconut, apple, and vanilla flavoring. A unique blend of coconut scented black tea, smooth rooibos, cacao nibs, vanilla, and apple make Bountiful Black most pleasing to the palate.

The flavor is rich and sumptuous. Trust us when we say you’ll enjoy every delightful sip.

Tea Fact: Because Bountiful Black contains black tea, it also has caffeine. However, if you like the flavor of both black and rooibos tea you’re going to love these two blended together.

Tasters Review:

First I want to say that the name of this company is pure genius!  With the 2nd most popular (only to water) beverage world-wide being tea – we all know there are TEA ADDICTS out there…and two of them are right here at SororiTEA Sisters!

Bountiful Black Tea from Tea Addiction is nice and sweet and smooth and dessert like!  The Chocolate isn’t overly noticeable but this is darned tasty!

The Coconut and Vanilla as well as the apple bits seems to play more of a part here – but I think this tea is just DANDY!

 

 

Honey Orchid Black Tea from Golden Moon Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Golden Moon Tea

Product Description:

One of the best teas we have tasted. It is so rare that it is actually its own varietal without any flavorings or scenting. The honey flavor literally explodes on your front palate with a subtle finish of fresh orchids.

Tasters Review:

Marcus over at Golden Moon Tea contacted us recently to try their new and improved Honey Orchid and I will say they NAILED IT!  LiberTEAs previously reviewed this and it’s one of the very few 100’s I’ve seen her rate on her steepster log!  I agree with her saying this is pretty awesome – that’s for sure!

The aroma of the dry leaves smell like a honey-buttered whole wheat bagel I often have from my local coffee shop here.

The color of the liquor after infusing is quite light for a black!   It’s surprising! BUT…it’s NOT light on flavor!

I guess the honey comparison comes into play because it IS smooth like honey and it has that natural sweetness of REAL honey…not that fake stuff! I really like the smoothness of this.

There is a chewiness to this tea as well…I  REALLY like that little characteristic!

I would say the Orchid/floral connection would be just as you move the sip from the front of your mouth to the back of your mouth right before it ‘goes down the trap’…so to speak!  The floral notes are subtle and refreshing in a way I have never tasted before!

As this cools it seems to become juicer – I think this is an interesting touch – as well!

This tea is more complex than I was expecting and I LOVE that!

Another thing I noticed with this tea is that the leaves are screaming for a 2nd infusion…here is what I found with the 2nd infusion…

This time around it’s still sweet and silky-smooth but more woodsy but in a good way. It’s smells chewier but tastes a little less chewier.

YUMMO!

My favorite Golden Moon Tea thus far!  WOW!

Oolong Royal Tea from Praise Tea

Tea Type: Oolong Tea

Where To Buy: Praise Tea

Product Description:

This enchanting oolong is softly flavored by the wonderful union of red aronia berries, bright mango cubes, passion fruit and dark red rose petals. A royal treat for even the finest of palettes.

Origin: Formosa (Taiwan)

Ingredients: Formosa Oolong, Mango, Aronia Berries, Rose Petals

Steeping Guidelines:
Water: 176°- 194°F | Use 1 Tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 2 – 3 minutes

Infusion tips:
Use COLD filtered or spring water, whenever possible
Don’t over boil water, Don’t over steep tea
Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
*Vary time according to taste, & remember that steeping tea leaves beyond 3 minutes does not contribute to flavor, only bitterness.
If you want a stronger taste, use more tea leaves instead of steeping for a longer time

Tasters Review:

DRY – Oolong Royal Tea from Praise Tea looks like a woodsier Oolong mix.  The aroma is mostly oolong and mango.  I can tell there is a little something else fruity-wise too but it’s not really identifiable as berries or passionfruit.

Once infused the liquor is pretty dark for an oolong- much like a medium-brown colored black tea.  It smells slightly fruity and woodsy.

The taste is DARN GOOD.  It’s a smoother oolong taste with hints of sweeter-wood but the fruit notes pair up beside the oolong very well.  All of the fruit ingredients mesh well with each other and no one ingredient really barges in front of the others.

The rose hides out in the background and if I didn’t take the time to really notice it I probably would miss it.

Plum Proud Tea from White August Tea Company

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: White August Tea Company

Product Description:

Black tea delightfully married with French plums, cranberries, and raspberries then kissed with just a touch of strawberry essence. The refreshing tea was made to be iced. A lightly fruity way to quench your thirst.

 

Tasters Review:

I’ll admit it…I’m Plum Happy!  For those of you have read many of my past reviews – you may recall my love for plum started when I was a toddler thanks to my Grandmother as did my love of Tea!  She was a remarkable woman!

This tea makes me happy and would make any Tea Company Proud!!!

Here’s why…
It’s a good flavored black tea and the Plum is the first flavor that grabs your attention…but the cranberry isn’t too far behind…nor are the Raspberries…and HECK…you can even taste the strawberry essence!   This is VERY tasty and the flavors all play nice with each other!

AND this is the perfect amount of fruit in a black tea!  It tastes true and it’s terrific!  I LOVE that no hibiscus was used in this!  It proves a great fruit flavored tea can be done without it!

This is almost wine-like…both in aroma and in taste. I sampled the first half of this cup hot and LOVED it and drank the 2nd half of the cup cold and LOVE it just as much.   The more I sip the more in love I fall!

A Girls Best Friend from White August Tea Company

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: White August Tea Company

Product Description:
You’ll be distracted by this bright and shiny Tea. A luxurious strand of Sri Lankan black tea, faceted with blueberries, elderberries and hibiscus gems.

Tasters Review:

First…I would like to say HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from SororiTEA Sisters!

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

Well, I can honestly say they aren’t THIS GIRLS BFF!  I would much rather have tea!  That’s why I thought this was a perfect tea to review today!

I really LOVE White August Tea Company’s Creative Tea Names and Descriptions!  Most of which are trademarked, I might add!

This one lives up to it’s name!  I really enjoyed it…A LOT!

A Girls’ Best Friend Tea from White August Tea Company  smells wonderful! It’s filled with various plump berries and black tea!  The black tea is pretty strong in flavor and I like that!  The flavor of the berries is lovely too!  It’s slightly tart but more importantly juicy!  AND…ya know what!?  The Hibiscus is subtle and more than tolerable!   This surprisingly has a velvety yet floral finish. YUM.

Companies who over-do hibiscus in their blends need to take some notes from White August Tea Company!  They do it right!  Just enough to tie in and play nice with the other flavors!  This is really something special…a good tea to give as a gift or to sip with friends!  A pure delight!

Lemongrass Tea from Supple Skin Boutique

Tea Type: Herbal

Where To Buy: Supple Skin Boutique

Product Description:

Common name: Citronella

Used for calming effect that relieves insomnia or stress. Also considered as a mild insect repellant.

Used as diuretic for detox as well as antibacterial and antifungal.

Used on dogs to reduce barking and as an aid to retraining

No established contraindications.

This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Tasters Review:

Did you know that LEMONGRASS can help dogs bark less?  I guess I never knew that!

Another thing I must point out is that my other Lemongrass herbal teas don’t really look like this.  This one looks like a pale-tannish-yellow color and has lemongrass but also what looks like root and powder in the mix!

It really didn’t have an aroma prior to infusing but afterwards…it was pleasant but not over the top!   It infuses to a VERY clear and clean pale almost completely clear color liquid-wise.  It’s a very gentle lemongrass and a gentle herb type taste.

This isn’t too bad!  I think it would make a nice base for blending!   It does leave a refreshing aftertaste, too!  I give this one a thumbs-up from Supple Skin Boutique!

 

Puer Toucha (Xiao Tuo Cha) from The Tao of Tea

Tea Type: Pu-erh

Where To Buy: The Tao of Tea

Product Description:

Mini Puer Tuocha has a characteristic full-bodied and earthy flavor. Can endure long steeping times without gaining any astringency and can be re-infused at least three times.

Tasters Review:

I’m continuing to tinker and try messing around with Pu-erh’s.  This one – Puer Tuocha (Xiao Tuo Cha) from The Tao of Tea – is so involved and so complex that the only way I can describe it is to break it down by infusions.  Each infusion had a mind of it’s own.  This aspect alone intrigued me!  So without further a due here are my findings…

For the 1st infusion I went 2 minutes and found that the post infusion liquid color was a Lighter Brown.  The aroma isn’t as wormy/fishy as most pu-erhs and I was very happy about that! The taste was VERY velvety and smooth and lighter tasting with slightly earthy yet honey and cocoa type flavors mixed in.

My 2nd infusion I went with 3 minutes and thought it was much darker in color.  It had a bit more earthy/wormy scent to it and the taste was a hint sweeter.  It was still quite velvety and smooth.

At this point I KNEW this little guy was the “Little Tuocha That Could” and I was eager to taste the differences from one infusion to another!

As for my 3rd infusion I decided to go with 4 minutes.  It was even darker than the first two color-wise!  This specific infusion did smell earthy but not wormy at all.  It was a bit sweeter than the 2nd infusion but there is a ricey-type taste hiding underneath this time.  It’s interesting…the aftertaste is a little nutty but malty and more like a bold black tea.

I moved on to a 4th infusion and stuck with the 4 minutes.  I found it to be jJust as dark as the 3rd infusion.  It smelled like black tea with a hay-like aroma as well.  It was more woodsy-tasting and more malty and less sweet but still velvety.

This is a Very Sturdy Tuocha!  And darn tasty, too!  If you are into playing around with Pu-erh’s – I would suggest you spend some time with this one!

Elixir of Love from Alice’s Fine Teas

Tea Type: Blooming Tea/Flowering Tea

Where To Buy: Alice’s Fine Teas

Product Description:

Sweeping jasmine arch over a bright lily. This tea is mellow, even buttery, with a hint of sweetness from the jasmine. Absolutely delightful! Ingredients: Lily (said to enhance energy and to have a cooling effect), Jasmine (sweet fragrance, said to moisten the skin) and Silver Needle Tea

Tasters Review:

I’ve said it before and I will say it again…I LOVE Blooming Teas/Flowering Teas.  Elixir of Love from Alice’s Fine Teas is no exception.

It’s Relaxing, semi-sweet, mellow, floral, and extremely lovely!

This is a sweeter jasmine than I am used to!  And I really like it!  I mean REALLY like it…I think I would like all my jasmine’s to be sweet or semi-sugary-sweet from now on!

Yup!  Alice’s Fine Teas has raised the bar on Jasmine for me!  This is incredible…the key is the naturally sugary-sweet of this Jasmine that makes it special!

 

 

Black Matcha from Pure Matcha

Tea Type: Matcha
(Black Tea Base)

Where To Buy: Pure Matcha

Product Description:

During the Song Dynasty in 11th century China, tea was consumed in powder form. Centuries later this innovative way of drinking black tea has been reinvented with our natural 100% Black tea powder or Black Matcha. Consumed just like traditional Green tea Matcha our Black Matcha is made from the finest Darjeeling and Assam tea leaves of India, and has a robust rich flavor. Higher in natural caffeine than a traditional cup of black tea, rivaling that of a cup of coffee. Except with Black Matcha there is no jittery crash. When you drink Black Matcha you get almost ten times more anti-oxidants and vitamins than a regular cup of tea, where the leaves are thrown away after brewing. Black Matcha is great for a healthy morning wake up.

Tasters Review:

I’ve been looking for black matcha powders since having one I enjoyed a few months back!  The one I had then was a flavored one.  I REALLY wanted to taste – and possibly get hooked on – a non-flavored, plain, black tea matcha powder!  I was so excited when I received this one from Pure Matcha!

Pure Matcha’s Black Matcha smells like a creamier-black tea would.  After preparing this I thought  it looked much like a mocha or latte-type drink.

And…you know what?  This tastes JUST like Assam!  That, in itself, had me VERY excited!   The powder dissolved for me perfectly!   There was a natural creaminess to this that I really like.  As far as the strength of the black tea – I would say it was a medium strength black tasting type tea.

This is a product that is SURE to be in high demand!  I enjoyed this very much!

I also want to say that the correspondence from this company is top-notch!  So if you have any questions – don’t be afraid to drop them an email!  Their website is very easy to navigate, too!

Stay tuned to SororiTEA Sisters for more reviews on Pure Matcha and their offerings!

Chai from Supple Skin Boutique

Tea Type: Chai

Where To Buy: Supple Skin Boutique

Product Description:

Chai has long been attributed to its healthy properties. With herbs that naturally promote digestion and balance you can’t lose. Our Chai tea is a burst of spice and ginger aromas that you will love.

IngredientsBlack teas, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, star anise, shatavari, natural flavors

Tasters Review:

This is a nice, direct and to the point chai with the addition of Shatavari also known as Asparagus!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus_racemosus

I would classify this as a medium strength Chai…both in black tea strength and in spice strength.  I can taste a lemon/orange type citrus hint as well…eventho I do not see citrus in the list of ingredients!

I really like this especially after sitting at room temp for a few minutes!  It’s unique!, the leaves have a sweeter-than-I expected aftertaste, and for the simple fact it has Shatavari in it makes it intriguing for me!

If you are interested in different kinds of chai try this one!  It’s a good cuppa!

Tippy South Cloud Tea from The Tao of Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: The Tao of Tea

Product Description:

Reddish brown brew, sweet aroma with roasted undertones and full bodied flavor.

Tasters Review:

The dry aroma of this Tippy South Cloud from The Tao of Tea sort of reminds me of a lighter darjeeling type scent.  After I infused it – I thought it was  a bit flatter in aroma but it had a nut-like smell to it as well.  I thought the aroma alone was memorable!

The color is dark and bold.

The taste is well rounded and is a medium strength black tea.   It’s fairly smooth and not astringent at all! Even if over infused…which I did put to the test for my 2nd cup of this darling tea!

What a soothing and simple yet tasty black tea!

 

Peach Apple Crisp Tea from The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

 

Tea Type:
Black Tea & Rooibos Blend

Where To Buy:
The Persimmon Tree Tea Company
Click For Direct Link To This Specific Tea At Their Shop

Product Description:

  • Ingredients

    Bio-Dynamic Black Tea, Organic Nilgiri Tea, Organic Assam Black Tea, Organic Orange Peel, Fair Trade Organic Rooibos, Roses, Organic Hibiscus, Safflower, Natural Flavors

    Characteristics: Energizing, Fair Trade, Organic
    Flavors: Fruity, Floral
    Caffeine Content: Medium

Tasters Review:

Peach Apple Crisp was the very first tea I tried from The Persimmon Tree Tea Company and I must say I am impressed!

DRY this smells like various black teas, peaches, apples, flowers, spices, and a little hibiscusy.  It’s  FULL of aroma and I like that!Post infusion… this smells mostly of peaches, apples, flowers, and cinnamon. Different than the pre-infusion but still very nice and very aromatic!  Another PLUS in my book!

It infuses to a nice medium golden brown color.

The flavor is absolutely delightful!  I can taste individually the peach, the apple, the cinnamon, and the flowers…but they all jive well together!

The stereotypical Rooibos taste wasn’t really there as much so I would suggest this blend to ANYONE who thinks Rooibos is NOT for them…this just may change your mind!

The more I sip on this the more I like it! My first cup I had HOT but assume it would be tremendous cold, too!  I am going to have to put that to the test very soon!

Simply put…I LOVE THIS blend!  I have officially put it in my upper 95+ percentile of teas I LOVE.  Stay tuned to SororiTEA Sisters for more tea reviews from The Persimmon Tree Tea Company!

Chrysanthemum Double Trouble from Butiki Teas

Tea Type: Flowering/Blooming Tea

Where To Buy: Butiki Teas

Product Description:

Chrysanthemum Double Trouble
Chrysanthemum Double Trouble is a display tea that consists of a green tea base and has two chrysanthemum flowers, an amaranth globe, and jasmine flowers. This floral tea has a slight marine flavor.

Recommended Brew Time: 6+ minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 Chrysanthemum piece per teapot Recommended Temperature: 170 F

Tasters Review:

I decided to wind down my day with this flowering/blooming tea last night.

It smells like fresh peas and flowers!  I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the aroma of fresh from the garden peas!

This tastes delicate, slightly sweet but floral yet a different floral taste than I am used to or expect from a flowering or blooming tea.  I do like that it is a different floral taste, I might add!  It leaves a half floral – half fresh pea type aftertaste.

Lovely flowering tea! I think this is a goodie!  This tea is certainly for me!

 

 

Royal Phoenix Yellow Stone Oolong Tea from Bird Pick Tea & Herb

Tea Type:  Oolong

Where To Buy: Bird Pick Tea & Herb

Product Description:

Phoenix Yellow Stone Oolong Tea is cultivated from small tea trees, some of which have been around for 700 years. Their limited production as well as their unique harvesting methods make it rare.
This tea will leave a rich and complex flavor on your palate and is distinctive with its aroma and fruity accents.

Tasters Review:

First…Good Morning & Merry Christmas!

I am going to spend some more time with this specific oolong but here are my first findings and I will say I am very pleased with this tea!

Royal Phoenix Yellow Stone Oolong Tea has a slight woodsy aroma and on top of that a more charcoal type aroma with hints of fruit…altho I can’t tell you what type of fruit…and it’s more of a rind or skin of the fruit than the actual ‘meat’ or ‘flesh’.

As for the taste…it’s VERY different!  Again, taste-wise, I can taste the fruit comparison but it’s more of a rind/zest or skin type fruit taste than the actual fruit itself, I suppose. There is a slight drier-wine type taste so maybe the fruit I am tasting could be comparable to grape-skin type taste, maybe!

The more I sip it – the more I like it.  And the more I am thinking of a wine comparison.   There seem to be hints of strawberry…I’m thinking more like the top of the strawberry – like up top by the leaves and stem rather than a plump juicy strawberry.

This is GOOD because it’s interesting and unique and I am enjoying my cuppa!

I hope you are all blessed with a nice cup of tea today!

Happy Holidays from your SororiTEA Sisters!

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!

 

Soothing Lemon Wellness from Teas & Tapestries

Tea Type: Rooibos

Where To Buy: Teas & Tapestries

Product Description:

(Organic Caffeine Free Rooibos Tea) This tea blend has a sparkling-like lemon flavor which gives this blend a fresh and lively character – terrific served hot and sensational served iced! This tea is very soothing when served hot with a little honey, perfect for those winter sore throats! Rooibos is an ultra fine, delicate tea and once brewed it will produce a hearty red color with a warm scent. Rooibos holds a superior, natural sweetness that is unsurpassed with a smooth and aromatic after taste!

Modern medical institutes and, most notably Japan have taken quick notice of the medical benefits of consuming this beverage and have amassed findings on Rooibos including anti-viral, anti-spasmodic and anti-allergic properties. They have also found that Rooibos is over 50 times more active in anti-oxidant properties then green tea!

Rooibos is caffeine free, rich in naturally occurring trace elements, and contains healthy amounts of Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Fluoride, Manganese, Zinc, Calcium, and Vitamin C. It also contains fair amounts of alpha-hydroxy acid, which is known to promote healthy skin. This is truly an amazing plant that is just starting to make its way into western culture from its mountain peak home of South Africa.

This tea is not a commercial blend, but I personally hand mix it in small batches to ensure quality and uniformity of each and every custom tea tin.

Brew: Steep 1 teaspoon in 8 oz water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 5-7 minutes. This particular blend is excellent iced and I recommend brewing 5-6 teaspoons of loose tea to make a mild 1 gallon of sun tea that is phenomenal served over ice! This will make your tea tin produce almost 5 gallons of iced tea and it is an excellent way to welcome company into your home 🙂

Organic Ingredients: Red Rooibos, Lemon Peel, Lemon grass

Taste: Sparkling-like lemon flavor, fresh & lively. Excellent hot or cold!

Each tin contains 1/2 cup of loose tea and will make approximately 20 cups of brewed tea.

Tasters Review:

Soothing Lemon Wellness is very nice. I like lemon…usually LOTS and LOTS of lemon in types of tisanes like this…but the lemon is more mellow than I thought it would be and I do like it quite a bit still.

Maybe that is what they mean by SOOTHING.  Regardless this is a satisfying cup.

This seems like it would be the perfect ending to a stressful day.  I assume, but have yet to try, that it would be lovely iced, as well.

 

Black Celebration Tea from TeaScapes

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: TeaScapes

Product Description:

This tea is a celebration of colors and mixed flavors. The blended tea is a beautiful melody of tea leaves, rose petals, almonds, cornflower petals, orange peels and more. This exquisite Black Celebration tea won an award at the 2008 World Tea Championship for having the best aroma and flavor. The brewed tea offers up a spicy taste for the palate. It infuses for just 3 minutes, allowing the flavors and aromas to intertwine to create a zesty golden liquor. The flavor is naturally sweet and uplifting.

Tasters Review:

My first reaction to this flavor was “OH” and not necessarily a good one! Mostly because I wasn’t prepared for that flavor…

now…DON’T Be alarmed this is a POSITIVE review!  I ended up liking this tea just fine and dandy…keep reading!

You know when you take a big swig of something – what you think is – say – Cherry Coke and it ends up being lemonade or something completely different??  Well that is why I was so taken back by this…I was ASSUMING it was something completely different!

And you know what they say about ASS+U+ME…ing…

After that initial shock…I was blown away by the spiciness of this one!

By the 3rd sip everything started making sense and the taste and my taste-buds starting to finally become friends!

I could taste the spices, orange, and then the cinnamon – specifically – it reminds me of a fireball or Hot Ball type cinnamon, then comes the cranberry and peach.  Toward the end of the sip I can taste the papaya.   The apple is a bit more hidden than most of the other flavors but that’s ok with me.  The end of the sip on to the aftertaste is a fruity-spicy one…more spice than fruit – at least on my tongue.

This cup is NOT lacking color, aroma, or taste – let me tell you that!  This is a beautiful dry blend and the more I sip it the more I like it but it was quite shocking at first – especially because I wasn’t prepared for that flavor!  It’s intense!

I’m not complaining…I do like this!

Just a heads-up on the cinnamon!  If you like Fire Balls/Hot Balls you will probably like this.  If you aren’t into spices or cinnamon or fireballs…just wanted to warn you!

This is sure to warm any tummy!  It’s a Nice bright mix and toasty-warm cuppa!  I really needed this THIS week as we are in the middle of snow storm after snow storm!

Premium Gourmet Tea Sachets Set from Talbott Teas

Type: Gift Set/Tea Product

Where To Buy: Talbott Teas

Product Description:

Our top 4 luxury blends are now available in sachets. Just drop one in your cup, and you’re good to go. Plus, Talbott Teas sachets are made of eco-friendly Soilon, which is 100% biodegradable.

Tasters Review:

One of the first things I tried from Talbott Teas was their Sachets.  I received one of their Premium Gourmet Tea Sachets Sets – more specifically their Orange Creme Dreams Sachet Set.  We should have an Orange Creme Dreams tea review coming up within the next few weeks so stay tuned for that!  In the meantime, I would love to show you this set!

What’s neat about this set from Talbott Teas is that you can choose from their top sellers and they only cost $12!  That AND they are eco-friendly!  That’s always a PLUS!

Again, I really love how simple yet stylish these gift boxes are!  And when you open it up it smells heavenly!

You close your eyes and let the heavenly aroma of real orange peel and vanilla carry you away. In this dream, you can be anyone. But you choose to be you.

And as a teaser for the Orange Creme Dreams, specifically – check out these ingredients: All natural premium ingredients: rooibos, orange peels, apple pieces, rosehips, hibiscus, calendula petals, safflowers, natural orange and vanilla flavors.

Just another look at why I think Talbott Teas made the Oprah’s Favorite Things list this past week!  Quality, Style, Taste, Fun, and Great Customer Service…Talbott Teas!

 

 

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!

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