With a story like this, how can you not want to try this Mao Feng Green Tea by Teapigs US:
A young man and a beautiful young woman from a tea plantation were in love, but the local tyrant seized her as his concubine. She escaped, only to learn that the tyrant had killed her lover. Finding his body deep in the mountains she wept and wept until she became the rain, while her lover's body turned into a tea bush. Which is why, according to the legend, the area where Mao Feng tea grows is forever cloudy and humid the whole year round.
Romantic and beautiful are great ways to describe this tea - it's rich and lush with flavor! Grown in the Anhui Province of China, this Mao Feng green tea is a nice, soft green tea with hints of sweet apricot flavors. I steeped mine just under boiling for about 3 minutes - don't let this one steep too long or you might have a slightly bitter flavor. It does have a slightly off putting smell, so just don't sniff the leaves.
Don't add any sugars to this tea - it's delicious all on it's own and doesn't need any help!
I rate this green tea a 4 out of 5 stars.
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Fall has arrived in some parts of the United States and there is actually snow on the ground already in Colorado and South Dakota! Crazy! With everyone starting to think about Halloween and Thanksgiving, I figured I better try out all of the new pumpkin spice teas out on the market right now. I picked this one up from Target. Who needs the Pumpkin Spice Lattes when you can have it in a nice cuppa tea?!
Tazo's Pumpkin Spice Chai is pretty tasty - I added a pack of stevia to sweeten it up and that really brought the spicy flavors to life for me. I steeped with just under boiling water and let sit for about 5 minutes. The pumpkin flavor is fairly mild and really would be nice steeped with an apple cinnamon tea.
Overall, this tea bag was pretty decent. I don't have any other's to compare to at this point but I am planning to pick up a few other pumpkin spice teas to do a pumpkin spice showdown! I'll keep sipping on this one for the time being, though! Yum!
I rate this Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea a 4 out of 5 stars.
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This smooth and delicious oolong tea gets its name from the mountainous region of Taiwan and might be a bit more pricey per cup but it's totally worth it! This Tung Ting Oolong comes from one of my favorite companies, TeaPigs. The tea itself is light with delicious flavors similar to a green tea but gives you a nice lift which is perfect for an afternoon stuck at the office...especially on a Friday!
If you are wanting to try oolong out as a newbie, I definitely recommend this one. It will give you a fantastic first impression of oolong teas and the delicate flavors at play.Steep with boiling water for about 3-4 minutes and don't you dare add anything to it!
I rate this oolong tea by Teapigs US a 5 out 5 stars.
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This tea was not what I was expecting at all - you will definitely need a little bit of honey or something. The tea's title is slightly misleading because you can taste the vanilla slightly but the cinnamon is definitely a bitter cinnamon flavor. If you are thinking this is a "Christmas-y" tea - it's not.
That being said, the Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Skin tea by Yogi Teas is still good and it's loaded with great things like nettle leaf, mullien leaf and schisandra berry which are herbs that help promote hydration and moisture retention in skin. The are also cocoa shells in this blend which is likely where the bitter flavor comes from in the tea.
I enjoyed this tea once I got over the fact that it wasn't the flavors that I was expecting and will likely add a dash of honey the next time steep this tea. Plus, I always love the tea wisdom that Yogi Products offers up in each cuppa!
I rate this spiced tea a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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