BubbleGum from The NeccesiTeas- A Unique Tea for Sure

Bubblegum Tea. Yep. That is really a thing. And can I just say, I’m so glad it is!

The NecessiTeas is one of those tea companies that I’ve always drooled at their offerings but never took that step to actually order from them. I don’t know why. They have some pretty fantastic flavored teas.

Bubblegum Tea is a green tea full of green tea, natural and organic flavors and well, gumballs! There truly are gumballs right now floating in my steeper. Just makes my tea soul happy.

Brewed with water prepped at 180 and allowed to steep for about 4 minutes, I took my first sip. This tea’s aroma is incredibly sweet. I was hoping the aroma translated into a sweet yet not overly sugary taste.

And that is exactly what happened. This tea is a lovely balance of a rich buttery smooth green tea with a sweet note that is candy-esque. Though I don’t get a true bubblegum flavor, I definitely come away with a sweet flavor that would curve any sweet tooth. I’m loving this unique flavor. I’m glad there aren’t any additional fruity notes and this tea is going in the direction in the way of candy. Makes me feel like I’m eating something I shouldn’t without the calories.

Perfectly delicious but delicate enough that the sweetness doesn’t overwhelm. Now I need to take a serious look at more of The NeccessiTeas offerings. I’m adoring this blend and wish I had more!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Flavored Blend
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas
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We all remember that sweet pink bubblegum flavor as a kid. Contests with your best friend to see who could blow the biggest bubble and then having it pop and stick to your entire face. Chewing it for hours until our jaws ached or falling asleep with it in our mouth which meant waking up with a big sticky mess in our hair! This blend takes me back to all those childhood memories and will be loved by adults and children of all ages. Feel free to steep the actual gumballs or pop one in your mouth and work on your bubble blowing skills while your tea is steeping!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Bubblegum from The NecessiTeas. . . Let the childhood memories begin!

Before I start, I just want to say that The NecessiTeas certainly knows how to fill a tin. I have been opening up new tins of their blends all day and I have spilled tea out of almost every tin. Granted, I may not have been particularly careful and I probably should have learned after the first spill but I am so used to tins being less filled that I didn’t really think about it. Oh well, more tea for me I suppose, especially since it looks like I didn’t even use any tea yet since the tins are still that full.

This particular tin is filled with not only tea but gum as well. Not just any gum either. This blend is filled with the colorful gumballs of everyone’s childhood. The 25 cent gumballs dispensed out of the giant red gumball machines. It’s definitely a blend to bring out the nostalgia in you.

So it might be colorful and look fun but what really matters is the taste. Like all the other NecessiTeas blends I have tried, this one tastes pretty true to its namesake. Sweet and sugary but not cloying in the slightest. Add to that a bit of fruitiness and you got this tea. The green tea base remains completely hidden which is good since I doubt a vegetal flavor would go very well with the rest of what’s going on here.

All in all, like the gumballs for which it is named, this is a sweet treat to have every now and then. It’s got just enough flavor to keep things interesting without being over-the-top. Plus, it is certainly a fun blend for those who want a little bit of novelTEA in their lives.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Flavored Green Tea
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas
Description

We all remember that sweet pink bubblegum flavor as a kid. Contests with your best friend to see who could blow the biggest bubble and then having it pop and stick to your entire face. Chewing it for hours until our jaws ached or falling asleep with it in our mouth which meant waking up with a big sticky mess in our hair! This blend takes me back to all those childhood memories and will be loved by adults and children of all ages. Feel free to steep the actual gumballs or pop one in your mouth and work on your bubble blowing skills while your tea is steeping!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Festive Garden from Palais des thes

festivegardenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: Palais des thes

Tea Description:

A delicious herbal tea of fruits and plants, Festive garden blends cocoa, orange, and grapes and tastes like a candy store at Christmas.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have to say, steeping- this tea has a unique aroma coming from it. The description fits it perfectly. It smells like a candy store where there are a bunch of sweet treats all mixed together. Just from the dry leaf alone I can pick up what smells like bubble gum, cotton candy, and suckers with a grape and orange twist. Very unique indeed!

This is my first experience with Palais des thes. I’ve always wanted to try tea from them in the past but have never really come across it or think about the company when I’m looking for my next tea fix.  I was excited to see this offering in my last set of teas to review.

This unique blend consists of 7 different fruits and plants and is just so much fun to look at.  This is one of those teas that just put you in a happy mood while you are steeping it. I brewed this up with water prepped at boiling and allowed the herbal tea to brew for about 5 minutes.  The tea was a lovely light pink or rose color.  This tea just screamed for an afternoon tea time with proper biscuits and cookies. Or even to be served at a little girl’s tea party.

I allowed the tea to cool for a few moments and took a sip. What I am greeted with is a flavor that really reminded me of the aroma I was getting from the dry leaf.  I swear this tea tastes like a bubblegum cotton candy mix with a slight hint of a chocolate undertone. A very unique herbal tea. That taste tho doesn’t seem like one that fits a hot tea very well so I tossed in a few iced cubes to see how this tea would play out as iced and also a lemon wedge.

The iced cubes seemed to really intensify the chocolate flavors.  Those seem to be the first ones I’m  now greeted with instead of the bubblegum cotton candy mix. That being said, the iced tea with lemon didn’t work out so well so I took the lemon wedge out and just enjoyed the unique cuppa I had. I wish this would be a great iced bubble gum cotton candy flavor like I was getting from the hot tea but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Regardless, this is one unique cuppa tea that takes you on a tasting adventure for sure!