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Yerba Mate Mint by Choice Organic Teas . . .

I steeped this tea for 4 minutes at 175 degrees with one bag in about one cup of water. The packet says to steep for 4-6 minutes but it smells plenty strong enough at 4 so I stopped there. Plus, since mint can get bitter if oversteeped, I didn’t want to wait too long. It smells nice and minty while brewing. I can’t really distinguish it from plain peppermint tea by the smell. After steeping is over, the tea is a yellowish cedar-like color and not noticeably viscous. First sip: Surprise! It tastes just like mint herbal tea–to me, anyway. Read More

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Rooibos Chai from Choice Organic Teas

Tisane Information: Leaf Type:  Rooibos Where to Buy:  Choice Organic Teas Tisane Description: Thrill your senses with this naturally caffeine-free twist on traditional chai. We blend rich South African rooibos with the finest masala spices for a cup that’s warming, robust and subtly sweet. It’s a luscious treat that pairs wonderfully with milk and sweetener. (Caffeine Free) Learn more about this tisane here. Taster’s Review: This is a nicely balanced chai blend – spicy, but not too spicy, and just enough of an exotic sweet spice to it to keep it interesting.  And the most surprising part of it all Read More

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Rooibos Chai from Choice Organic Teas

Tea Type: Rooibos Where To Buy: Choice Organic Teas Product Description: Thrill your senses with this naturally caffeine-free twist on traditional chai. We blend rich South African rooibos with the finest masala spices for a cup that’s warming, robust and subtly sweet. It’s a luscious treat that pairs wonderfully with milk and sweetener. (Caffeine Free) Ingredients Organic Rooibos*, Organic Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Clove, and Organic Black Pepper *Fair Trade Certified™ Tasters Review: I’ve been trying to get my life-long digestion issues under control – especially the last few weeks.  I have read that Chai Spices as well Read More

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Oolong from Choice Organic Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Choice Organic Teas Product Description: Savor the delicious complexity of this sophisticated oolong. After plucking, the leaves are lightly bruised and briefly oxidized to create a tea with a balance and harmony all its own. A gentle earthiness with hints of smoke, a lingering finish and a delightful aroma make this a remarkably enticing and enriching cup. Taster’s Review: This is a pleasant enough Oolong tea.  Not my favorite Oolong, but it has an enjoyable flavor. The product description from Choice Organic Teas (provided above) refers to this as a “sophisticated Oolong” Read More

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Rooibos Superfruit Tea from Choice Organic Teas

Tea Type: Rooibos Where To Buy: Choice Organic Tea Product Description: Paired with fruit, this jewel-toned red tea is slightly sweet, full of flavor and refreshing. Grown in South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains, rooibos has long been prized for its restorative qualities. Hibiscus, rosehips, orange, and schizandra berry are known for their high levels of vitamin C. Tasters Review: This is tremendously aromatic. It smells like grapefruit at first but I quickly realize it’s more ORANGE than anything else. As for the taste I can taste Orange, Hibiscus, and Berries! The flavors are overtop of the rooibos flavor and it’s fruity, Read More