Green Tea Chai by Vahdam Teas

Steeped with a heaping tablespoon of leaves at 175 degrees in about 1 cup of water. This tea was a new experience for me! I’ve tried lots of flavored green teas, but never one where the green tea was a substitute for black tea in a chai blend. As a result of this tea, I’ve realized how different these spices are outside of a conventional chai context and how much I take the black tea base for granted in chai blends! As it steeps, I can detect a fragrance of spices; it smells like cinnamon and possibly cloves. The tea Read More


Ginseng Oolong Blend from Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf Tea Description: A classic Taiwanese Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) blended with just a touch of Ginseng for a satisfying sweetness that isn’t cloying. A masterful blend which features a delightful interplay of Ginseng while maintaining the true essence of our tea, giving you the wonderful taste of flowers, fruit, and herbs.Ingredients:  Tie Guan Yin, Ginseng Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s Selection Club subscription program here. Taster’s Review: I’m not usually a huge fan of teas with ginseng.  I’m just not big on ginseng.  I don’t necessarily hate Read More


Organic Energizing Chai Blend from Zen Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Tea & Yerba Maté Where to Buy:  Zen Tea Tea Description: Velvety, mellow and deep, this chai is an enticing blend of energizing pu-erh tea, shade-grown yerba maté, and cacao. Made even more inviting by creamy vanilla, nutty coconut and fruity, pungent and uplifting Ayurvedic long pepper. It is the most sophisticated take on hot cocoa. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I was skeptical.  A chai blend with a pu-erh and yerba maté base?  Sounds way too earthy for my liking!  But, this Organic Energizing Chai Blend from Zen Tea is really Read More


Zest Energizing Tea from Teaquilibrium

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Yerba Maté Where to Buy:  Teaquilibrium Product Description: Teaquilibrium’s Energizing Sport Tea contains yerba mate, a South American herb known for its plethora of health benefits. A study of yerba mate at The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society in 1964 concluded that mate contains “practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.” Mate is also a natural source of caffeine, theobromine (dark chocolate’s euphoric stimulant) and theophylline (tea’s soothing stimulant) which stimulate the central nervous system to create calm energy and mental clarity. Yerba Mate fuels your muscles and nourishes your body with Read More