I recently discovered The Love Tea Company while I was online and I was instantly enthralled with them. Their website, their message, their mission, and their overall theme just struck a chord with me.
The Love Tea Company was founded with the idea that companies should give something back. Using purposeful purchasing , The Love Tea Company is doing just that. In the vein of companies like Tom’s Shoes, The Love Tea Company has built their company around supporting Mental Wellness. Part of The Love Tea Company’s mission is to donate 25% of their net profit to The Flagg Foundation for Mental Wellness, a foundation created by The Love Tea Company.
If you are interested in learning more about The Love Tea Company’s efforts to help bring awareness to Mental Wellness, keep an eye out on their social media accounts and website. Since The Love Tea Company was founded in December of 2016, it appears they are in the beginning steps for both the foundation and tea company. It will be interesting to watch them grow and get their message out. Also to see the good they do with The Flagg Foundation. Mental Wellness affects or has affected so many people in so many different ways. To see a company trying to send such a positive message through tea is amazing and one that I’m going to help as much as I personally can.
I’ve personally already placed an order to send out some of their #TeaItForward boxes to friends and family members just to brighten their days and show I care and am thinking of them. It’s a wonderful service and I hope these boxes bring a smile to the recipient’s faces.
So, now that we’ve chatted a bit about the mission behind this tea company, let’s chat about their tea. The first tea I thought I would try was their white flavored tea, Raspberry Champagne. Raspberry is a tricky flavor. Do it right and you have a wonderfully sweet yet tart and tangy flavor that sings. Do it wrong and you are left with a bland flavorless brew.
First whiff of these tea leaves and I was drooling. There was a definite jammy berry aroma with a sweetness mingled in. I was quick to get my kettle prepping my water at 195 and allowed my tea to steep for 3 minutes. I haven’t had a flavored white tea in a while so this particular tea was really calling my name. After allowing the tea to cool for a few moments, I took my first sip.
Juicy tart raspberries with a sweet finish and a soft floral touch in a cup. That is how I would describe this tea. I can’t really speak to the champagne flavor but it has been a really long time since I’ve had any champagne. This is one of those flavored white teas that actually packs quite a bit of flavor. Fresh, crisp, and on point with a gentle soft side. Just delicious.
I went for a second steeping but this go around, I allowed the tea to steep for 6 minutes. I have to say, letting the tea steep longer is the way to go . All the flavors really pop and work so well together. I made quick work of my second cup and went on to my third.
Greedily, I want to gobble all of this tea up and try what I have left of my sample of this tea in a cold brew, because I can only imagine how the flavors would pop, sing, and make my taste buds happy . . . but alas . . .I will wait to enjoy the remainder of what I have left of this tea with my dad and sister-in-law. I know they would both enjoy this tea as much as I have. . . and I think that sort of sharing experience is exactly what The Love Tea Company is going for.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: White Tea
Where to Buy: The Love Tea Company
Our White Raspberry Champagne is a great alternative to the real thing! Our wine inspired blends create a character so versatile you’ll get all of the fun of a “fancy drink” without the boozy qualities. The pairing of champagne and raspberry flavors dates back centuries and we’ve mastered it here . You won’t be disappointed this is a luxurious treat any day of the week.