Orchid Oolong from Art of Tea. . . .

Orchid Oolong from Art of Tea is one of those Oolong Teas I have had more than once throughout my Tea Loving Life. There is a strong possibility that I have reviewed this one elsewhere at some point and time.

Regardless some ‘classic choices’ deserve to be revisited time and time again and that is exactly how I feel about this tea.

If you’re looking for a solid Oolong to share with the masses – this one has to be right up there! The natural aroma is that of lilac and the texture on the tongue is a buttery, fresh feeling that last long after the sip.

I feel like I’m almost THERE right smack-dab in the middle of Taiwan – covered in a cool mist and surrounded by crisp streams – just like this tea leaf would be. Art of Tea says the tea leaves are hand-picked and basket-tossed and then rolled into kernels that wait to unfold in your teapot. What an experience!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:  Art of Tea 
Description

Our Orchid Oolong tea is grown in the hilltops of Nantou, Taiwan. Often covered in cool mist and surrounded by crisp streams, the leaves are hand-picked and basket-tossed in a process known as oxidization. They are then rolled into kernels that wait to unfold in your teapot. The resulting tea has a unique lilac flavor that is full and smooth, with a fresh orchid finish. It can be steeped multiple times (each time unlocking a different taste).

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Bright Eyed from Art of Tea. . . .

It’s been TOO LONG since my last cup of tea from Art of Tea. I was so excited to try Bright Eyed from Art of Tea recently and while I was checking out this herbal tisane in their online shop I noticed it’s currently out of stock but still wanted to mention it because it’s pretty awesome!

What is described as an invigorating blend of turmeric, ginger, and other fragrant spices on the Art of Tea website and shop – this tea draws from Ayurvedic principles to energize and awaken your mind and body–all without caffeine! This was exciting to me because ONE – I LOVE Turmeric, TWO – it’s a colorful blend of herbals and I try to eat and drink COLORS because they are full of life, and THREE – I’m trying to incorporate more low caff or no caff teas and tisanes into my daily regimen.

This autumnal tisane brews to a beautiful copper hue and can be enjoyed year round, and at any time of day according to Art of Tea…and I totally agree with this, too! You really can’t go wrong with Bright Eyed from Art of Tea! It offers a nice spice in liquid form in a cup!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Tisane
Where to Buy:  Art of Tea
Description

An invigorating blend of turmeric, ginger and other fragrant spices, this tea draws from Ayurvedic principles to energize and awaken your mind and body–all without caffeine! This autumnal tisane brews to a beautiful copper hue and can be enjoyed year round, and at any time of day.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Bright Eyes from Art of Tea. . . .

Although I’ve seen Ayurveda teas around, this was my first experience with the therapeutic style from India, meant to balance my doshas and perk me up without caffeine.

It was fairly late but I needed a little energy boost to get me through the rest of my homework. I thought it would be a perfect time to try an herbal. Hello, Bright Eyed. The dry blend gave off a cheerful, earthen scent like a dusty sunrise. I measured half the recommended amount because this had much shorter brew time than I expected. I had a feeling it’d be powerful.

The infusion came out unabashedly marigold, despite the turmeric having tinted my gravity strainer. It’s really made of strong stuff! And it certainly smells healthy. There’s a hint of licorice, perhaps that’s the sarsaparilla? Initially the turmeric tasted tart, though not very astringent, with a subtle tingling aftertaste from the ginger. I added a spoonful of honey, which is how I normally drink my teas, and it definitely let the mellower cinnamon shine through. Overall, this was a light bodied tea with a well rounded spicy taste.

I ended up staying Alert much later than I meant to, but I learned from this…I will definitely never underestimate herbal teas again!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Herbal
Where to Buy:  Art of Tea
Description

An invigorating blend of turmeric, ginger and other fragrant spices, this tea draws from Ayurvedic principles to energize and awaken your mind and body–all without caffeine! This autumnal tisane brews to a beautiful copper hue and can be enjoyed year round, and at any time of day.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Orchid Oolong from Art of Tea. . . .

Spring is just around the corner. At least in my neck of the woods it is. It seems like everybody is tired of lugging around the winter coats and heavy sweaters and are ready for the change of seasons.  Even I’m ready to open up some windows and let the fresh air in.

With the coming of the seasons, also comes (for some of us) a change in our tea drinking habits. I’ve noticed that I’ve been craving more bright spring like teas with a floral touch lately.  So the other day I prepped up my kettle and checked out Orchid Oolong from Art of Tea.

Orchid Oolong has been a tea that I’ve had my eye on for a bit so I was quite ecstatic when this tea arrived with our other Art of Tea samples.  With fresh pops of floral notes coming from my Wall Tea InfuserI knew I was in for a treat. 

First sip into this tea and I couldn’t resist just gulping the rest of the tea down and devouring several infusions.  A rich smooth silky texture, buttery rich touches, and a gorgeous floral finish.  . . This tea couldn’t get any smoother, richer, or more alluring.   This oolong yielded such a beautiful flavor that you can instantly see where this tea gets the name Orchid Oolong. . and rightfully so.  Everything about this tea was simply breathtaking and so giving.

Orchid Oolong is a luxurious treat but at such a reasonable price.  Highly recommend and one I’m going to have to add to my tea cabinet.  The fact that this tea is also offered in pyramid tea bags makes this tea even more attractive to me.  90% of the time, I drink loose leaf but with having to get everybody to school and work. . .it just isn’t in the cards.  Knowing that I have this beauty at my fingertips. . . .that is an investment I’m going to be making.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:  Art of Tea
Description

Our Orchid Oolong tea is grown in the hilltops of Nantou, Taiwan. Often covered in cool mist and surrounded by crisp streams, the leaves are hand-picked and basket-tossed in a process known as oxidization. They are then rolled into kernels that wait to unfold in your teapot. The resulting tea has a unique lilac flavor that is full and smooth, with a fresh orchid finish. It can be steeped multiple times (each time unlocking a different taste), and is also available in our Eco Pyramid Teabags

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint from Art of Tea. . . .

Art of Tea has been one of those companies that I’ve always wanted to try so when they contacted The SororiTea Sisters about reviewing a few of their offerings, I was giddy!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint seemed appropriate for the season so I decided to start with this one.  The dry leaf of this blend had a lovely rich dark chocolate aroma that had a note of peppermint in it. I’m typically not a dark chocolate fan but this one even made me drool a tad.

I finished this cuppa off in no tie flat. This tea had a rich earthy tone.  After I took a few sips, I checked out the description online and found that this is actually a puerh blend, which is where that earthy note is coming from.  Those earthy tones mingle gorgeously with the rich peppermint freshness.  This tea is an absolute treat and one that I’ve been enjoying cuppa after cuppa. I noticed there are also peppercorns in the blend but I can’t say that I’m noticing their flavor.

Regardless, this tea is one that should be tried by all who enjoys puerh and ones that are curious or wanting to check out puerh blends. I’m not a huge puerh tea drinker but this tea has me wanting to check out other Art of Tea blends and more puerh teas.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Pu-erh Blend
Where to Buy: Art of Tea
Description

Awaken your holiday spirit with this sweet, aromatic blend. Thick and dark once steeped, Dark Chocolate Peppermint joins wintery notes of cooling mint with the taste of smooth, decadent chocolate in an infusion that will fill you with festive thoughts.

Caffeine Content: Medium

Organic Pu-erh Tea, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Peppermint, Organic Pink Peppercorn, Natural Flavors

Origin: Art of Tea Blend

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!