Mountain Bliss Green Tea from Balcony Tea is our featured tea of the moment and also a Vegan MoFo tie-in for the day! Today’s Vegan MoFo Daily Prompt is “How To Make Friends” and/or “What’s Your Go-To Meal”. I would say that Mountain Bliss Green Tea from Balcony Tea is one of those go-to teas to share with friends! Here at SororiTea Sisters we have tea friends from all over the world and celebrate each country and region for their teas, ingredients, culture, and/or LOVE for tea and tisanes!
What’s REALLY interesting with Mountain Bliss Green Tea from Balcony Tea are the ingredients it contains. Not only does this have a green tea base Balcony has blended it with Greek Mountain Tea – as well as – Juniper Berries, Wild Thyme, Apple Pieces, Olive Leaves, and Calendula Petals. Therefore, this tea is – your guessed it – VEGAN.
I really LOVE that Mountain Bliss Green Tea from Balcony Tea is a Mediterranean Inspired Teas and those are the teas that Balcony specializes in! All of the ingredients are extremely fresh and flavorful! The Chinese Green Tea is delicate and light. It’s NOT heavily floral or vegetal but still has a nice flavor. The Greek Mountain Tea is gently herbal. The Juniper Berry gives it a slight pine aroma and flavor. The Thyme contributes to the wildness and herbal notes for sure. The apple pieces and flavor kick it up a notch but don’t make it overly fruity…it’s ‘just enough’. The olive leaves and Calendula petals are more visual that anything but overall makes this a remarkable cuppa!
Mountain Bliss Green Tea from Balcony Tea offers wonderful notes of herbal, vegetal, fruit, sweet, and pine. The ingredient and flavor ratio works out perfectly. It all meshes well and not one ingredient over-powers the others. A lot of thought and love went into this cup and I think it would WOW friends and family. It would be a great tea to share with old (and new) friends, too!
Oh! I should also mention that Mountain Bliss Green Tea from Balcony Tea was noted “Great Taste 2015” by the World Tea Expo!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Balcony Teas
This blend is inspired by flavours and aromas that bring back childhood memories of walks through Mediterranean valleys. An invigorating blend of green tea, sweet apple and mountain herbs.
Chinese Green tea – Delicate and light. Greek Mountain Tea– The best-kept Mediterranean secret. Juniper Berries – For a light pine aroma. Wild Thyme – Our thyme is wild-harvested in the Mediterranean to ensure its intense aroma and taste. Apple Pieces & Flavour – Fruity goodness. Olive Leaves – A Mediterranean treasure used in traditional Mediterranean medicine. Calendula petals – A beautiful splash of sunshine yellow.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: White/Green Tea Blend
Where to Buy: Della Terra Teas
A smooth, flavorful blend of vanilla and pineapples with Pai Mu Tan white tea.
Eventho Snow Fairy Tea From Della Terra Teas is currently out of stock I thought it was still worth a mention. Snow Fairy Tea From Della Terra Teas has the following ingredients within the loose leaf tea mixture…Pai Mu Tan White Tea, Chinese Green Tea, Vanilla Bits and flavor, Apple Bits, Pineapple Bits, and Red Peppercorns.
I love that this is a perfectly blended green tea and white tea blend. The green tea to white tea ratio couldn’t be more even-steven! The vanilla flavors are not overdone and contribute nicely to the overall flavor of this blended tea. The red peppercorns have a subtle punch but they lay quiet and comfortable in the background. The apple bits and pineapple bits are appreciated and very much welcome. They put this blended tea over the edge with their sweet and tart notes.
Snow Fairy Tea From Della Terra Teas may be one of my favorites from this company! I hope they get it back in stock at some point!
Where To Buy: Village Tea Company
Ingredients: chinese green tea, ginger, flavor, orange peel, peach pieces, chilies, cloves, safflower, acai
Health Benefits: antioxidant rich, skeleton density support, heart health support, natural energy
Our Sassy Green Tea with Acai combines top-quality green tea with peach, ginger, acai, and orange for a sweet and subtle spice.
A perfect tea for those new to the world of tea, our choice Chinese green tea is complemented by the fruit tones of peach and orange as well as carefully selected chilies. We then go the extra mile by adding the Amazonian acai superfruit (energy and anti-oxidant rich) enhancing the tea with an additional sweetness as well as health benefits. We invite you to open the world of tea with our Sassy Green Tea.
Each loose tea is packed in 2 100% non bleached cotton muslin bag. Additionally, 10 100% natural paper filters are provided so that you can make your own personal tea bag based on your taste. And of course, the package is made of 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.
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There are several reasons I was excited to try this tea from Village Tea Company! First…anything with SASSY in the name…I’m game! But more importantly ACAI. I have had many failures with Acai flavored teas. TOO MANY. This tea was very different! This is the Acai Flavored Tea I have been searching for!
Sassy Green Tea with Acai from Village Tea Company smells a bit like JUICY JUICE – at least that is what first came to mind when I initially sniffed it – or a fruity wine. When I sipped this I could still taste the sweet-green tea but pair it with fruity goodness – and there you have it! I can taste Acai, Orange, and Peach but can barely taste the ginger, chilies, and cloves which is completely fine with me. I think the reason for them – and the reason it works – is to make it so the fruit flavors are not over powering or bitter or too tarty. I think it also contributes to the lingering yet warming affect it has long after the sip is complete!
Another thing I would love to point out about Village Tea Company is…
Village Tea Company’s dedication extends beyond our teas to a commitment to preserve the beautiful world from which our tea originates. Our sustainability concept aims to minimize our carbon footprint to leave as little an impact on the environment as possible.
From floor to ceiling, the Village Tea Company aims to use recycled or reused materials for our furniture, fixtures, and decorations, with many items and materials coming from the local Dallas area. Even our tea cans are made from 100% recycled materials, and all of this is just the start of our promise to the environment.
To read more on their effort click HERE.
All-in-All I am really LOVING Village Tea Company! Lovely logo, website, customer service, packaging, charity efforts, selection, etc! If you haven’t checked them out yet – please do!
Where To Buy: Chad’s Chai & Tea Company
The Moroccans liked to blend green tea with mint, and we couldn’t agree more wholeheartedly! Refreshing and calming, Green Peace is an inspired blend of extraordinary green tea and spearmint leaf. It can be enjoyed by itself or with food, and simply must be tried iced!
Ingredients: Full leaf Chinese Green Tea, organic Spearmint, organic peppermint.
Last week was one of the hardest weeks for me. Good Friends and Good Tea were the things that helped me thru it. This was one of those teas.
Green Peace from Chad’s Chai and Tea Company is lovely. I LOVE the name and it certainly lives up to it.
It’s pretty fragrant and tastes just like you think it would…refreshing and minty. BUT…it’s still a true green tea taste!
I would recommend Green Peace to anyone who likes Green Tea, Mint, and Flavored Greens. It’s calming, refreshing, peaceful, and tasty!