Monarch Blend from Ovation Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Ovation Teas

Tea Description:

Black tea blended with lavender, rose petals, mango, peaches, and marigolds with mango & peach flavoring.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This blend seemed to be a very busy blend – it had a lot of flavors and flowers and to be honest that was my attraction to it.  I like when I come across a blend with a lot going on, as I like to sort of “test myself” to see if I can taste all the flavors.

This is really GOOD!  And, yes, I can taste all the flavors!  The mango and peach flavors are well-balanced, and they give a pleasing, nectar-like sweetness to this cup.  Very fruity, but what I like is that the hint of rose and lavender in the background cut through some of the fruit notes and give it some contrast.

The black tea is not overwhelmed by all these flavors, either.  It is smooth and rich, not what I’d call robust or bold, really, but, mellow and well-rounded.  This is a very well-crafted blend by Ovation Teas … I become more impressed with Ovation Teas with every new blend that I try from them.

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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