Turmeric Bliss / Adagio . . . . .

With Teavana gone people now need to find there next tea store. David’s Tea is very similar to Teavana but if you are looking for a bit of a step up try Adagio.

They offer many tea and tisane for the first time to the aficionado. For those who like to drink something healthy that tastes good give this blend a try. It has turmeric in it and not just as a flavoring or slightly sprinkled in a powder but as an inclusion!

Which really ups the health properties. It is pretty sweet, especially for my purist taste. It has a slight bit of tang kinda like a chai but nothing too spicy. Herbals are something I don’t tend to drink much of but they are a nice way to wind down the evening every now and then.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Fruit / Herbal
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
Description:

Bright and sunny, our turmeric tea has the fruity, sweet taste of juicy mangos and the zest of Florida oranges. The fruitiness balances the earthiness of the turmeric, widely popular for its health benefits, while ginger and peppercorn enliven your senses. Savor the taste as you heal your body.

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CRAIGMORE ESTATE, NILGIRI/ Yatra Tea

First off I do not know what flush this was picked or what year.

But if I were to guess it would most likely be either 2016 first or second flush or it could be that this is indeed the 2017 flush.

I don’t drink straight up black teas like this often. Mainly because most people who drink them add milk and or sugar and I do not tend to do that. Except this time.

After tasting it every minute while steeping. I decided 4 minutes was prime. It screams put milk in me. It has a bit of a bitterness to it along with the earthy forest flavors that make it seem prime for a spot of milk.

And so…. I added some after my initial plain cup. Of course because I’ve only added milk a handful of times… I messed up.

Too much almond milk. Now it’s more like a latte. After steeping the leaves directly in the almond milk for a bit longer it now seems better.

Quite tasty actual. It helps bring out some of the nutty and wet earth notes and mellows out the bitterness.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Yatra Tea Company
Description:

Crepy leaves that yield a medium-dark liquor, with a slightly woody, malty aroma, and a medium body with mildly brisk character.

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Matcha Black Soybean Rice Tea / Lupicia. . . . . .

Well this is unique.

Genmaicha with black beans.

I’ve seen some interesting versions of genmaicha but this is the first I really want to cook with. Too bad it’s only a tea bag.

The aroma as you open the bag is both ‘ricey’ and nutty. Be careful of the steeping times with this one. The suggested high-end is 1 minute.

Luckily if you do go over a minute, as I did, it won’t be ruined with bitterness and astringent absurdness. The liquid color is a cloudy yellowish-green and has a very mellow flavor.

The soybeans/ black beans help the tea develop some unique, almost nutty characteristics. The grassy flavors are mostly undertones but they work so well with the rice.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Lupicia
Description:

MATCHA BLACK SOYBEAN RICE TEAis a blend of genmaicha (rice tea) with Matcha and high-quality black beans. Enjoy the harmony of sweet roasted black beans and mellow matcha. “Mame” is Japanese for “beans” but it also means “healthy.” This tea was created with a wish for everyone’s health.

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Arawak Chai / Pasion Tea

Back in April I went on a mom-cation with my sister.

On the island of Nassau one of my main missions was to find a traditional tea or tisane.

Thanks to Google I found two different stores that sold tea but there didn’t seem to be a specific Nassau blend at either.

I picked up a chai at the first shop and didn’t like the sales tactics used at the second shop so didn’t buy anything there. At the time when I bought the chai I didn’t know what Arawak was.

Apparently the Arawak are a group of indigenous peoples of South America and the Caribbean who, unfortunately, are believed to be extinct (though I am sure some of their heritage lives on in that of their ancestors). Why they decided to name this chai that I am unsure of though.

As far as I can tell it has the same ingredients as most other chai, though the dried cardamom and black pepper pods seem more pronounced. The taste and dry aroma are lovely. A steeping time of at least four minutes is advisable though.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Pasion Teas
Description:

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Thoughts on Green Lemonade / The Love Tea Company. . . . .

Citrus and green tea. Not one of my favorite combinations. In fact I usually detest it to the point that I will avoid it.

So why did I try this one? Because everything deserves a second chance. Except the one at Starbucks. I am just not a fan of that one.

Today is very windy with a high of 80 so I figured it was a good time to test this one out. Initially brewed hot and then cooled over the course of the day.

Enjoyable both ways.

The citrus flavors would definitely be enjoyable with a sore throat when it’s hot, maybe a drop of honey along with it. For those who aren’t fond of grassy flavors this is a great tea for you as the citrus is predominate.

By the way if you prefer to buy tea from companies that care about more then their bottom line, Love Tea is a great company to buy from.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Love Tea Company
Description

This Brilliant Blend is a fan favorite.  It combines the best of green tea with the best of a lemon, with lemon bits and wedges you’ll get the full “lemon-y” affect.  Low in caffeine and easy on the pallet, it goes down like a smooth summer day (without the humidity).  Brew a pot of this fine blend and serve hot or cold year ’round.   It never hurts to add a fresh lemon slice to anything!  Be sure to #sharethelove on this one.

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