Kiwi Strawberry Energy from Urbal Tea. . . .

This tea was deliciously sweet-tart!

Far more sweet than tart, but the little extra zip that kiwi provides was certainly present. The hibiscus can be detected in the tang as well. It was also full of lots of other herbs I didn’t taste. And some I’ve never heard of before. If you like to know what you consume, this may be a good educational opportunity for you!

The tea is advertised as an “invigorating alternative to…. caffeine”. Not being at all susceptible to caffeine, I can’t say I felt susceptible to this tea’s energy claims either. However, it certainly wasn’t a sleepy time tea, as the tartness alone is stimulating. Which brings me to another observation. The instructions are to brew the tea and serve hot. It was pleasant warm. But it was stellar as an iced tea!

I would get this tea to have on hand to make bottles of iced tea, ready to go on a hot summer day. It would be perfectly refreshing and thirst quenching on the beach or for a sunny summer picnic. I loved that the tea has a blend of actual fruit pieces, instead of relying on flavorings, and the added herbs are minimally detectable, and probably beneficial. I’ll definitely stock up on this tea for the upcoming summer!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Herbal
Where to Buy:  Urbal Tea
Description

Enjoy this invigorating alternative to coffee, soda or energy drinks without any caffeine.  A burst of strawberry and kiwi combined with the vitality and stimulating properties of mate, gynostemma, eleuthero and more.

Contains: Nettle leaf, Yerba Mate, Green Mate, Eleuthero, Rosemary, Ginkgo leaf, Alfalfa leaf, Gotu Kola, Gynostemma, Oatstraw, Apple pieces, Dried Strawberry and Kiwi pieces, Hibiscus, Rosehip, Natural flavors

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Equalibrium from Urbal Teas. . . . .

Equilibrium from Urbal Teas is what’s next at Sororitea Sisters. It’s a heavily herbal Rooibos Blend of flavors. Urbal Tea says it’s their version of an herbal chai. I’m not sure if I would make that flavor connection right away but what I will say is that the actual flavor of this did blow me away!

It’s made up of Rooibos, Nettle leaf, Rosehip, Raspberry leaf, Licorice root, Anise Seed, Cardamom, Clove, Calendula, Dandelion leaf, Ginkgo, Eleuthero, Oatstraw, Gotu Kola, Cinnamon, Anise Seed and Safflower petals. All of that offers a herbal yet sweet taste. A creamy yet oat-like flavor. A floral yet spicy subtle surprise on the tongue. I have to give credit where credit is due. I think what brings this all together is the gentle use of licorice. I rarely say that because I was turned off by a few licorice flavored teas in the past and I know it isn’t fair to pre-judge others but they aren’t the first flavor I jump for if you know what I mean.

I’m a complex character. And so is this tea. I LOVE Peanut Butter. And I like some Jellies. But I don’t care for Peanut Butter AND Jelly Sandwiches. It’s weird, I know. That’s kind of how I feel about Licorice. I LOVE Licorice. I just don’t usually like Licorice Tea. In THIS specific case I couldn’t imagine this heavily flavored rooibos any other way! The Licorice is done PERFECTLY and really MAKES this tisane!

Every time I have a cup of Urbal Teas offerings I continued to be amazed by their blending ability. I should know by now NOT to ever question or be afraid of it because they are always memorable!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Urbal Tea
Description

This is our version of an herbal chai blend without the black tea or black pepper.  A warming combination of spices and herbs including anise, licorice, raspberry, and nettle to restore internal order and balance in the body.  Rosehip makes an excellent tonic for a tired and worn out body.  Anise helps rejuvenate the digestive system and soothe your respiratory pathways, while raspberry is known to improve your vitality.  Licorice is a powerful herb that eases body tensions and clears the respiratory system.  The spice components of clove and cardamom jump start your entire body.  There is much historical evidence to suggest that Nettle, a component of the blend, has the ability to settle the body.  Likewise, calendula has long been prized by herbalists for its ability to cleanse and detoxify the body, in particular the liver and gallbladder.

Contains: Rooibos, Nettle leaf, Rosehip, Raspberry leaf, Licorice root, Anise Seed, Cardamom, Clove, Calendula, Dandelion leaf, Ginkgo, Eleuthero, Oatstraw, Gotu Kola, Cinnamon, Anise Seed and Safflower petals

Steeping Instructions:
Boiling water
Steep 10 to 30 minutes
The longer the steeping time the stronger the tea

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Inner Fire from Urbal Tea

Sometimes a tea aroma stumps my nose and today that tea is Inner Fire from Urbal Tea. This flavored Oolong/Green Rooibos/Yerba Mate blended base smells like cinnamon apple sauce with a hint of blueberry. The funny thing is I can’t see that it has ANY apple in the blend!

Inner Fire from Urbal Tea contains Dandelion leaf, Chickweed, Bilberry, Horsetail, Fennel, Yarrow, Eleuthero, Burdock root, Green Rooibos, Cinnamon, Rhodiola root, Dandelion root, Wuyi Wulong Oolong, Ginkgo, Yerba Mate, Green Mate, Licorice Root, Red Clover, Tulsi, Hibiscus, Blueberries, Cinnamon, Calendula flower, Corn Flower, and natural flavors.

I was feeling pretty confident that there were enough other ingredients to combat the hibiscus that was in there and I was right! I could taste a pleasant combination of herbs in my first sip followed by various berries. I was able to pick up on the fennel, green rooibos, Yerba Mate, and Tulsi in follow-up sips.

I appreciate the blends I have tried so far from Urbal Tea because of the massive amounts of herbs that go in them. They all seems to play together nicely. I think that is harder to do the more herbs you throw in the mix but Urbal Tea does it right! They also use just the right amount of hibiscus – when they do use hibiscus. When it comes to Inner Fire from Urbal Teas I’m thrilled they used a blended base of Oolong, Green Rooibos, and Yerba Mate…I’m not sure if I have had a trio based combo using these three before – let alone one that incorporates so many awesome herbs! 2 thumps up on this one!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Oolong/Green Rooibos/Yerba Mate Blend
Where to Buy: Urbal Tea

logoDescription

This blueberry cinnamon blend helps you burn fat and promotes weight loss by boosting your body’s ability to metabolize.

Contains: Dandelion leaf, Chickweed, Bilberry, Horsetail, Fennel, Yarrow, Eleuthero, Burdock root, Green Rooibos, Cinnamon, Rhodiola root, Dandelion root, Wuyi Wulong Oolong, Ginkgo, Yerba Mate, Green Mate, Licorice Root, Red Clover, Tulsi, Hibiscus, Blueberries, Cinnamon, Calendula flower, Corn Flower, and natural flavors.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Kiwi Strawberry Energy from Urbal Tea

KiwiStrawberryTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: Urbal Tea

Tea Description:

Enjoy this invigorating alternative to coffee, soda or energy drinks without any caffeine.  A burst of strawberry and kiwi combined with the vitality and stimulating properties of mate, gynostemma, eleuthero and more.  Contains Nettle leaf, Yerba Mate, Green Mate, Eleuthero, Rosemary, Ginkgo leaf, Alfalfa leaf, Gotu Kola, Gynostemma, Oatstraw, Apple pieces, Dried Strawberry and Kiwi pieces, Hibiscus, Rosehip, Natural flavors

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

To say I am a fan of this company would be an understatement.  I adore this company! So far I have had a couple of their herbal teas and all have delivered a flavor that was spot on.  With herbals they can be hit or miss, but everything from Urbal Tea has been delicious and ones I would highly recommend.

This particular tea was sent to me in a tea bag.  I boiled up my water and allowed this tea to steep directly in my mug.  While it was steeping, I kept thinking I was smelling bubblegum.  Yes, this tea has a bubblegum/candy fragrance.  How fun is that!

Brewed this tea up for about 10 minutes and instantly fell in love with the gorgeous pinkish red color I was left with.  Took my first sip and oh mama. . . This is some good strawberry lovin’!

The itself is sweet yet the hints of tartness that are there gently give a slight contrast.  Remember back in the day when Snapple was everywhere and they had a strawberry kiwi flavored one? This reminds me of that flavor but this flavor is kicked up several notches and tastes amazingly fresh where Snapple always tasted watered down and not so great.  The strawberry kiwi flavor is what you are greeted with front and center.  I pick up subtle notes of the other ingredients but they are much less pronounced than the strawberry. As delicious as this was hot, I wanted to try this iced.

When this tea is treated like an iced tea, you are greeted with this adorable candy like flavor that I wasn’t getting when brewed hot.  Strawberry candy flavor.

For an herbal tea, it just doesn’t get much better. I can see this tea being fantastic as a tea to serve at a girl’s tea party or just to enjoy yourself! I’m hooked!

Inner Fire from Urbal tea

Inner_FireTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: Urbal Tea

Tea Description:

This blend helps you burn fat and promotes weight loss by boosting your body’s ability to metabolize.

100% herbal quality ingredients: Dandelion leaf, Chickweed, Bilberry, Horsetail, Fennel, Yarrow, Eleuthero, Burdock root, Green Rooibos, Cinnamon, Rhodiola root, Dandelion root, Wuyi Wulong Oolong, Ginkgo, Yerba Mate, Green Mate, Licorice Root, Red Clover, Tulsi, Hibiscus, Blueberries, Cinnamon, Calendula flower, Corn Flower, and natural flavors.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Oh my goodness! I have been on the hunt for the perfect herbal tea forever and I may have just found it! This tea is it!

Urbal Tea is a new company to me that focuses on herbal teas to get your body healthy.  I was super excited to try Inner Fire, a tea with Yerba Mate and Green Rooibos.  I have such a thing for green rooibos yet I haven’t found a red rooibos blend that I really like yet. I couldn’t wait to steep some of this up.  This herbal smells like sweet honey apple cinnamon loving right out of the pouch!

Brewed this up with my Sei Sei Tumbler and boiling water, let it steep for about 10 minutes.  Allowed the brew to cool for a moment and took a sip.  Because the dry mixture was simply amazing, I had high hopes and wishes that this tea would translate into a marvelous flavor.  And it has!

This tea is everything you need and want out of an herbal tea.  The sweet honey like flavor from the green rooibos provides a lovely base flavor.  The cinnamon gives that spice flavor that is more is leaning more to the sweet side.  Yes, there is hibiscus in the mix but it provides a well needed contrast to all the sweetness going on in the cup.  This is one of the best herbal teas I have ever had to be perfectly honest.  The flavors are spot on and scream fall.  I would love to try this mix with an unflavored black or green tea to see if I can create a lovely fall apple cinnamon tea.  I’m excited to play around with this mix and see what I can come up with as a cold brew too.  Glad I have a big bag of this one!

But as it sits, this tea makes you long for days when you can snuggle with a book, grab your favorite sweater and blanket, and lose yourself for a few hours.  Seriously, this tea is that good!