Buckingham Palace English Favorite from TeaLeafs. . . . .

Buckingham Palace English Favorite from TeaLeafs is a surprisingly interesting black and green tea blended base with additional flavors to please and tease the senses including Jasmine blossoms, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors.

It’s quite aromatic but a sturdy based tea that stands up to the flavors nicely. The black tea is the stronger of the flavors followed by the green tea. The floral flavors come into play shortly after that.

At first sip I thought it was like a crazy cousin to an Earl Grey tasting tea but it’s more than that. Maybe more like that crazy cousin and his new girlfriend at a holiday party of sorts. Whatever the additions or differences it seemed to work well here.

I really liked this because it was a stronger based tea. A great way to start your day or if you are in the need of a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon during that midday lull. Either way – I find Buckingham Palace English Favorite from TeaLeafs pretty spectacular. I understand why it says English Favorite in part of the product name! 2 thumbs up from me on this one!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea Leafs
Description

Origin: Kenya, Sri Lanka, India, China
Ingredients: Black Tea, Green Tea, Jasmine blossoms, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors

A Black Tea and Green Tea Blend with delicate Earl Grey and Jasmine notes. Flavoury with medium body. 50%+ Ethical Tea Partnership, 50%+ Free Trade Tea, Rare Tea

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Sweet Watermelon Oolong from TeaLeafs #VeganMoFo2016

I have an insane love for Watermelon so when the prompt for Vegan MoFo was for favorite food, I knew exactly which tea would fit!

I recently polished off my stash of Sweet Watermelon Oolong from TeaLeafs and eventho it’s not currently for sale on their website I thought it was still worth a mention and a review as it is absolutely YUMMY! (As of 11/7- this tea is back online)

Like I stated above…I am now finished with my stash of this flavored Oolong. Is it wrong and weird of me to keep the bag for smelling purposes? Yes, it really IS that wonderfully flavored. It you are a fan of Watermelon Jolly Ranchers you will have to check this one out as soon as it’s available again at TeaLeafs.

Sweet Watermelon Oolong is great HOT and stand alone. But it’s also amazing COLD by itself and/or with your sweetener of your choice. I rarely suggest adding sweeteners to teas but my husband drinks teas with sweeteners when he does drink them and he enjoys this one as well. He’s used Natural Dark Rock Sugar chunks but we have also tried it with Agave and that works nicely, too!

But don’t feel like you HAVE to add anything because this is a gem by itself. I’m assuming my with-drawls will begin shortly. I NEED to get my hands on more of this flavored oolong!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Flavored Oolong
Where to Buy: TeaLeafs
logowide2Description

Origin: Fujan Provence, China

Ingredients: Oolong tea, Papaya pieces, Plum + Safflower petals, Natural flavors

Ripe, juicy, thirst quenching

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Fig Formosa Oolong from TeaLeafs #VeganMoFo2016

Here is today’s contributing post for Vegan MoFo.  Today’s prompt is “Close To Home”  This means we are to make a food from our own country, state, or hometown.  Because SororiTea Sisters is featuring vegan teas for Vegan MoFo I thought I would feature Fig Formosa Oolong from TeaLeafs for a few different reasons.

TeaLeafs is a wonderful tea shop in Williamsville, NY, which is near Buffalo, NY, all of which are my old stomping grounds.  I was born and raised in and around Western New York and will visit whenever possible.  Years ago I stop in at TeaLeafs and have been HOOKED ever since!  They have over 200 loose leaf teas in stock and LOTS of teaware and collectibles!

As for this specific tea – Fig Formosa Oolong from TeaLeafs – I can’t say enough GOOD things about it!  It’s an intensely fig flavored oolong tea.  When we bought it the first time we had it iced and since my husband was with me we HAD to put natural rock sugar in it since he likes it sweet.  Since I don’t usually put sweeteners in my teas I will say that I have had it BOTH ways and it’s EXCELLENT straight-up and stand alone – as well as – with natural rock sugar in it if you choose!  Fig Formosa Oolong from TeaLeafs is also tremendous BOTH hot AND Cold.  They sure don’t skimp on the fig flavoring and it’s SUPER TASTY!  Fig Formosa Oolong from TeaLeafs is really AWESOME!

 


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: TeaLeafs
Description:

Origin: Taiwan
Ingredients: Oolong tea, Cornflower, Poppy Flower, Natural flavor

A full, whole leaf base with a rich taste of Smyrna figs.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!