Millie’s Savory Teas offers a unique type of tea- a savory one. I’ve tried their Spicy Tortilla and Thai Lemongrass offers so I had high hopes and expectations of this one.
Instead of creating sweet or more main stream teas, Millie’s Savory Teas has created a line of teas that offers more of a green tea broth mix. Each flavor has a robust veggie overall feel with the complimentary spices creating a delightful savory experience.
Right off the bat, I was impressed with how this tea smelled. I could really smell a familiar tomato soup like freshness. Brewed up with freshly prepped water at 190F and allowed to steep for 4 minutes, this tea was absolutely calling my name.
First sip in and this tea screams tomato. Like fresh tangy tomato soup with a spice filled finish. Not like spicy hot but a nice dose of salt, possibly oregano, garlic and basil. The first sip of this tea I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish the cuppa. The fresh tomato flavor is good, but it isn’t selling me on this blend. But the more I drank of this concoction, the more I’m finding that as the tea cools, the flavor of the tomato really starts to subtle and starts to deliver a more well balanced tomato and spice flavor.
This is my third offering of Millie’s Savory Teas that I have and in each offering I’ve found that the green tea provides more of a mouth feel and buttery silkiness than a flavor. I have two more flavors to try-Curry Spice and Delightful Pho- out of my Five Flavor Snack pack that I bought last week. I’ll be curious to see if that remains true for those blends as well.
All in all, I did enjoy this tea/broth. Maybe not as much as the Spicy Tortilla or Thai Lemongrass. My one recommendation is to allow this tea to settle and cool- that is where I found this tea really started to deliver on that Tomato Basil flavor.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Millie’s Savory Teas
This Tomato Basil Sipping Broth is a tangy blend of tomato, sweet basil & green tea.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Tea is a passion that quickly turned into an obsession, very similar to my love for polka dots, the horror genre, and anything that is geeky and fun.I drink all kinds of tea and will try a tea twice to make sure I didn't bumble the first infusion.
Besides SororiTea Sisters, I'm also the blogger and genius (I use that word very loosely) behind CuppaGeek, where I review tea, books, and the horror genre.