One of these days I am going to make it to Fayetteville, Arkansas and check out this tea company in person. In the meantime, I will just have to enjoy them online and through my friends who bring me back stuff from the other part of the state!
A co-worker recently brought me some of this Cinnamon Orange tea from Savoy Tea Company.
Holy moly, batman. It's delicious and the color is gorgeous.
This tea is naturally sweet and doesn't need any honey or sweeteners. The cinnamon is strong which is great for me because I love spices but if you aren't a fan of cinnamon you really won't like it. That said, this tea is like drinkable holiday potpourri and it is GOOD.
I steeped this black tea with just under boiling water for about 4-5 minutes. I was able to get two strong steeps from on steep. The third steep was still good but definitely less flavorful than the first two. Ingredients include: black tea, orange, cinnamon and cloves.
I rate this tea a 5 out of 5 stars.
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I have been wanting to try this sample out for awhile, I got this Oolong Goddess by Adagio from a friend at Christmas and just finally got around to trying it.
Smooth and light, this oolong tea is delicious. A perfect afternoon cuppa.
According to the Adagio:
Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy presented this rare tea in reward to a devout farmer who for many years diligently maintained her old, dilapidated temple. "The key for your future," she said, "is just outside this temple." Outside the temple, the farmer found a withered and forlorn straggly bush.
In addition to a great back story, there are so many great health benefits from this tea.
Oolong tea is great for your metabolism which supports weight loss and is also great for people who suffer from eczema. In a 2001 study, those who suffered from eczema who drank 3 cups of oolong tea per day reported relief from their symptoms and noticeable changes in their skin's health.
I rate this oolong tea a 4 out 5 stars.
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