Green Rainbow from Love Some Tea. . . . .

 

Being summer time in the Midwest, cold brew tea is where it’s at.  I love drinking cold brew all day at work.  All I do is take my favorite water bottle, set it up the night before with a few scoops of tea, allow the tea to brew and viola, the next morning I have wonderful fresh cold brew tea to enjoy during the day.  The other day, I thought I’d try this dandy from Love Some Tea as my daily cold brew.

Green Rainbow is a flavored passion fruit green tea that gives so much loving.  When you first open the bag, you are greeted with a gorgeous fruity aroma that demands attention and cries to be cold brewed with loving care.

Cold brewed, this tea is the perfect answer to a hot summer day.  With a green tea base that is light, refreshing, but full of flavor mingled gracefully with the passion fruit flavor, each sip becomes more satisfying than the last.

What really kept me drinking this tea all afternoon was the tangy almost sherbet like flavors this tea yielded.  I was able to keep drinking this tea all day by just continuously adding water and ice to my water bottle.

For my first experience with Love Some Tea, I’m quite pleased with how this tea turned out as a cold brew.  Not sure how I would like this tropical sherbet like tea hot brewed, but it doesn’t matter.  This is one tea that may just become a staple in my tea stash during the summertime to enjoy on days when I need a cold brewed treat.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Love Some Tea
Description

Our wild picked Green Tea filled with Heavy notes of passionfruit, one of our most aromatic teas.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Champagne and Apricot from Mountain Witch Tea Company

ChampagneApricotTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Mountain Witch Tea Company

Tea Description:

This light and fruity blend combines notes of delicate champagne and real pieces of sweet & tart apricots in a base of our finest black tea. Delicious hot or iced.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Who wouldn’t love a Champagne & Apricot tea? The name alone sounds delicious.

I adore Kelly’s blends @Mountain Witch Tea Company.  And this one is no exception.  I think Mountain Witch Tea Company is one of the only companies I would blindly buy 4 oz of tea without hesitation.  I adore her blends that much.

Brewed up like a traditional black tea (212F-3 min), this tea had a pretty high astringent factor.  You could taste a  stonefruit like flavor but the astringency was a bit overwhelming.

Where this tea sparkled and shined was when I cold brewed the tea for a few hours in the fridge.  Yummy Nommy Nom! This tea as a cold brew was bright, refreshing, and down right tasty.  The apricot flavor is vibrant and very distinguishable.  The black tea is smooth and the astringent factor is gone.  I have already been told I need to pick up more of this tea for the upcoming hot days of summer.  This blend cold brew is just that good.

Do yourself a favor, take advantage of Kelly’s 3 for $24 sale on her teas.  You won’t regret it!

Georgia Peach from Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar

peachTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar

Tea Description:

This bright Ceylon black tea flavored with sweet peaches is our best seller year round! It has a very juicy, ripe peach flavor with sweet aromas. Delicious both hot or cold. Simply peachy…

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

It is officially iced tea time! I love summer.  I am a “cold” blooded person so when the weather starts getting warmer out- I love it.   Even in 80-90 degree weather you’ll find me with a sweater on .  I get made fun of quite a bit, but I’m told it is all in good fun.

Besides making iced tea, I’m currently addicted to cold brewing tea.  Threw some tea into a pitcher and the next morning-VIOLA! you have amazing tea.  What I have found is that when you cold brew a tea, you can take a tea blend that was ok or so-so to a tea that is full of flavor!

That is the case with this tea for sure.  I brewed this peach flavored black tea as a traditional black tea-212F-3 min.  Took a sip and to be honest, the flavor was ok.  The peach flavor was nice and the black tea base mixed well, but this hot cuppa didn’t give me the “Wow” factor I was looking for. The flavors were subtle and the cuppa didn’t leave much of an impression on me.

Cold brewed this tea and wow- did my opinion on this tea completely change.  This tea reminds me of fresh peaches.  The cold brewing really helped draw out more of the flavor.  The black tea base is slightly astringent but I liked the contrast.  Sweet juicy fresh peaches. So perfect for the summer!

My only thought would be to add a touch of vanilla and this tea would be amazing! A cold brewed peach vanilla iced tea? Yes please!