Blueberry Scone Green Tea from 52Teas

52teas3_1430856114__73092Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: 52Teas

Tea Description:

Green Tea, Freeze-Dried Blueberries, Nutmeg, and Natural Flavors

This tea is sold out but check out the rest of the green tea selection at 52Teas here. 

Taster’s Review:

Looking thru my huge tea stash I have I saw that I still hadn’t tried this particular tea from 52Teas yet. I love 52Teas and have reviewed them for both SororiTea Sisters and my own blog, CuppaGeek. I love the passion and uniqueness I find in the teas they offer.

This particular green tea is no longer available to purchase, but I still wanted to give my thoughts.  That is the one problem with 52Teas is that when you find a tea you like, you need to act quickly and pick some of the tea blend up before it sells out. Because once a tea at 52Teas sells out, that is it.  There isn’t anymore available unless you get lucky and there is a reblend.  And I don’t blame them at all for running the business that way. That is what makes 52Teas so unique. There is a constant flow of new teas being released so you’d have to and some point say good bye to others just to keep the inventory straight.

Blueberry Scone Green Tea is a blend of green tea, blueberries, natural flavors, and nutmeg. The nutmeg part just throws me and that is where the baked good or pastry note I’m assuming will fall into place. I took one whiff of the dry leaf and just sighed. The blueberry and nutmeg aromas mingled together so nicely. Really giving a blueberry baked good feel.

I brewed this tea up with water prepped at about 175F and allowed the tea to steep for about 4 minutes. The instructions did say 5-6, but I wanted to error on the side of caution.

Finally the tea was done and ready to try. I took my first sip and just wow. This tea blend is delicious. The flavors really mix so well together. I will admit that the nutmeg really made me hesitate there for a second because I wasn’t sure how the green tea and the nutmeg worked but the base of this tea is a lovely rich and buttery smoothness with just hints of the nutmeg running thru it. The major tasting note you walk away with is the blueberries. The blueberries in this tea really taste like fresh blueberries that are in a decadent and rich blueberry sauce. There is almost a blueberry jam quality to what I’m picking up.  Just wonderful.

This is one blend I hope makes its way to the reblend section soon. I only have a taster pouch and now I wish I had a much larger one! I think what I have left will go to a cold brew pitcher because this tea will be amazing as an iced tea!

 

Staring at the Sea from August Uncommon Tea

staringattheseaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: August Uncommon Tea

Tea Description:

Comfort from the hearth while gazing at fog as it gently drifts over the sea. The odor of warm buttery country bread rises to your nose, tenderly warming your face. A faint note of macadamia and bits of crust browning on a brick oven floor linger on the tongue. Hints of sweet grasses spring forth to brighten and balance the thick, chewy texture. Come in from the cold.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have heard so much about this company on Steepster that I was very excited to see it in one of the traveling tea boxes that hit my house late last week.  This was the first one I grabbed to try.  I’m such a green tea fan that I couldn’t wait to dig in and try out some new green teas.

August Uncommon Tea has unique tea blends that I’ve heard varied reviews about.  This particular blend is a Japanese Green Tea with Barley in it.  I brewed this delight up like all my green teas with the help of my handy dandy Breville and allowed the brew to cool off for a few moments.

Took my first sip and this is a different tasting green tea for sure.  And one I’m enjoying. The green tea base is buttery and smooth.  The barley that has been added in provides a nice nutty background that gives the tea an added richness.  Like the description says, there is a crust like flavor and even faint notes of macadamia nuts.

This is one of those teas where the description really matches and translate well into the flavor you are given.  I’m curious what this one would taste like as a cold brew and hope to be able to try that soon.

The more I drink of this one, the more I really like it.  This could easily be an every day sort of tea for me for sure!

Ana’s Green Tea from Nepali Tea Traders

AnasGreenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: Nepali Tea Traders

Tea Description:

Succulent green leaves from select bushes with high chlorophyll content are selected for our signature green, second-flush tea. The result is a liquor with an exquisite lime brightness and sweet vegetal aroma and flavor. This tea reflects the best qualities of our high-altitude Himalayan green teas, vibrant, fresh and flavorful. Ana’s also reveals a smooth mouthfeel and lovely sweet finish.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Thanks to an amazing Steepster tea pal, I was able to try this one and I’m so glad I was. I have been impressed by the teas I’ve had from Nepali Tea Traders and I am looking forward to trying more.

This tea is a delicious green tea.  Vibrant with a gorgeous color.  There is a distinct vegetal profile but there are also hidden notes of sweetness that appear in every other sip or so.

What I think I love the most are the smooth rich velvet rich mouthfeel (just like the description of the tea) you get with every sip.  The tea coats your mouth giving off such a warm and fuzzy feeling.  This is one of those teas you drink while you are cuddled with your favorite book and blanket on a rainy day.

This is a tea that I can’t wait to share with the twins.  They have been really getting into tea lately!

1001 Nights from Three Teas (an Etsy Store)

1001NightsTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Three Teas

Tea Description:

From the site:  I finally have this tea back!! I sold out over Christmas. Whenever I got some more it was only a few packages at a time and they sold before I had time to post them. So get this while you can! This flavored tea is a wonderful addition to any tea connoisseurs collection.

This tea is made of Jasmine & Roses which gives this loose leaf Green Tea a memorable fragrance and flavor. The best of both worlds.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have been addicted to floral teas this summer.  To the point where I was craving them and digging thru my stash looking for  any teas with rose petals or jasmine flowers.  I will admit.  I may have had a problem.

This tea actually ranks up there with the best floral teas I’ve tried so far.  I love it!

Brewed this tea up with my Breville One Touch this morning for my travel companion for my way to work on the medium green tea setting. The packaging says to steep this for up to 5 minutes.  I would be hesitant to steep this tea that long.  I would start with 3 minutes on the first infusion to play it safe.

First sip in- I was insanely impressed.  This version of a jasmine green tea not only gives you the best of the jasmine green tea world but with the addition of the rose petals there is an added sweetness.  There are also notes of plums in each sip giving this floral tea a bit more depth than what I’ve had in the past.  The green tea is lovely and is quite smooth and adds a touch of buttery creaminess to the tea. What a gorgeous tea! I’m very happy with how this tea turned out.

To be honest-I am hooked! I am sitting here at happy that I did bring the rest of the tea I have with me to work so I can make up another cuppa.  I’m excited to try this tea as an iced tea and as a cold brew.  I think I have enough to try this tea a few different ways.

This tea is truly a memorable one and will be on my radar to purchase more once I sipdown more teas.

This will be a sipdown by the end of the day.  Woot! Woot! #26!

Easy Bein’ Green from Paper Box Goodies

EasyBeinGreenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: Paper Box Goodies

Tea Description:

This Sencha blend is nice and mild, with that vegetal taste green teas are known for. Lemon balm, lemon peel, and orange peel jazz this green tea up into a great iced or hot tea. Seep for 2 minutes.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I really like the Paper Box Goodies tea.  They are no fuss no nonsense sort of teas.  They are all bagged teas but they are done very well.

This particular blend is a green tea.  A crisp fresh green tea with a honey and slight citrus twist.  I steeped this up like I would any traditional green tea with the help of my Breville One Touch.  I love using my Breville to prep the water.  that way there is no guessing on the correct temperature.

So with a name like Easy Bein’ Green, I instantly think Kermit.  Such fond memories of watching The Muppet’s when I was a kid and still to this day I enjoy them.  I’m so excited for the new Muppet’s series to come out.  Gonzo and the Swedish Chef were my favorites.  I loved how the Swedish Chef mumbled everything and threw everything around. Such great memories. And all from a name of a tea.

Like I noted before, this green tea was fantastic.  I drank this iced and hot and I actually think I prefer this hot.  The green buttery richness was on target with want I wanted and there was such a nice honey background.  The citrus twist would come and go but brought a bit of a different feel to the tea, giving a uniqueness to it. I’m not sure I got orange from the tea like the description would suggest but just an overall citrus note.

I honestly can say that after the cuppa was empty, I promptly refilled with more water and had myself another cuppa.  This tea was good. Spot on.  And just all around perfect for what I was wanting.  Paper Box Goodies excels at providing their customers with no mess teas, something I’m in need of right now.