Teavana’s Moroccan Mint Green Tea

This Tea Time Tuesday post is days late; I’m sorry!  But here it is without further ado…

Moroccan Mint Green Tea is a fairly low priced green tea offered by Teavana.  Upon opening the package, it definitely smells minty with a nice grassy green tea smell.  The smells dissipate during the brewing and the brewed tea doesn’t taste as strong as the leaves initially smell.

The taste is typical of a smooth green tea.  The mint is very apparent.  It’s not a sweet mint flavor, so if you want it sweet you’ll definitely need to add your own sweetener.  I prefer this flavor hot over cold, though it can be served both ways.  (For iced mint green tea I prefer their Jade Citrus Mint, but that’s another post.)

This flavor is one of the least expensive of Teavana’s green teas.  That being said, it is a no-nonsense minty green tea.  The ingredients are “Green tea and spearmint leaves”.  No extra flavors, no extra frills.  Not a bad tea for those on a budget.

 Teavana sells Moroccan Mint Green Tea for:

2 oz  $4.98     1/4 lb   $9.96     8 oz   $19.92

The website describes the tea:

” This exciting and refreshing blend of Chinese gunpowder green tea and Moroccan spearmint mingle together with every refined and pleasing sip.  “

The Republic of Tea: Ginger Peach

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Upon opening The Republic of Tea’s Ginger Peach Black Tea Full Leaf I definitely noticed the peachy fragrance.  I love peach so this was enjoyable for me.  It was a sweet smell that kind of reminded me of the sweetened Instant Nestea Iced Tea.  Upon brewing, it had more of a black tea fragrance and the peach wasn’t as noticeable and I wasn’t noticing any ginger.  Once brewed it was a nice full black tea with a hint of peach, maybe just a tiny bit of ginger.  I enjoyed this cup hot, but have had it iced since and I like it both ways.

20140721_113723[1]  The Republic of Tea online sells the Ginger Peach Black Full Leaf Tea

3.5 oz Tin   $10.00

3.5 oz refill  $9.50

Bulk 1 LB $37.00

Taster Tin .71 oz $4.50

The Republic of Tea’s website describes it:

Longevity Tea – This best-selling tea offers the sweet lushness of a fancy peach seasoned with the tingle of spicy ginger. Exceptional over ice. Voted Outstanding Beverage by the National Association of Specialty Food Trade. 

 

I enjoy this black tea and will definitely buy it again!

 

 

 

 

 

Republic of Tea : Blackberry Sage

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Recently, while out to lunch at the delicious The Barn Restaurant in Smithville, Ohio I dropped into one of the little shops on site called The Oak Cupboard.  Among their great tea selection I was happy to see some The Republic of Tea flavors I’ve been itching to try!

The canister I bought had 50 unbleached tea bags in it.  The above picture shows the can and the teabags.  Upon opening the can there’s definitely a blackberry smell. The directions said to steep for 3-5 minutes and for this first cup I steeped for the minimum 3 minutes then added a tiny bit of sugar.  Once brewed, the smell is not as strong.  The flavor was a smooth black tea with hints of blackberry.  The more I sipped I think I may have picked up the sage notes.  Not sure since truthfully this is first I’ve had a sage tea.  * Honestly I was a little afraid I wouldn’t like the tea because I do NOT like the smell of fresh sage.  Maybe it loses the pungent aroma when dried? *

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Overall I found it a relaxing blend, not a strong black blend like the black teas I’m used to drinking so I won’t be using this as my morning wake up cup.  Since my first cup I have had it iced and I actually prefer it as an iced tea, and I double the tea bags when doing so as the canister recommends.

The Republic of Tea’s website describes the tea as follows:

“Tea For Wisdom – An enchanting blend of black tea, fruit and herbs. Finest quality tea leaves mingle with sweet, fragrant blackberries and cool, soothing white sage. The mild, head-clearing character of the white sage herb contributes to a wise tea mind.”

Blackberry Sage tea sells on The Republic of Tea website (here)   at time of post:

Tin-50 Tea Bags  $9.50

Bulk 250 Tea Bags $38.00

Refill-50 Tea Bags $9.00

Traveller-6 Tea Bags $3.99

** The Oak Cupboard sold the Tin of 50 Tea Bags for $9.99.  Seeing as how I had it immediately and didn’t have to pay shipping,  I’m OK with that 🙂  **

 

 

Dragon Fruit Devotion from Teavana

It’s My First Tea Time 2sDay Post!

As such, I thought I’d start with my favorite herbal tea which also happens to be the tea that began my loose-leaf experience!  I tried a sample of it at the local Teavana store and was immediately hooked!  Sometimes I sweeten it, other times I just brew and drink as is.  It works just as good hot as is does iced though I’m sure most people would prefer its fruitiness iced. Continue reading