Bliss- Vanilla Heather from Astrolo Teas

Bliss_VanillaHeatherTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black/Floral

Where to Buy:  Astrolo Teas

Tea Description:

The Vanilla Heather blend is by far the lightest tea I’ve made. I like to say that it feels like drinking cotton candy made of sweet flowers while floating on a cloud. And that just makes me happy!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

One of my favorite tea shops right now is Astrolo Tea, a different kind of tea shop.  This tea shop not only has an amazing selection of teas, but they are handcrafted and made with care and attention like you can’t believe! The owner is 100% dedicated to her product and her customers.  Not only is she an amazing tea creator, she is an astrologer as well! So talented.

But on to this tea.  This tea is a unique blend of Assam, heather flowers and vanilla-all organic.  There is a beautiful sweetness that envelopes you when you first take a whiff of the dry leaf mixture. I scooped out a serving and set up the Breville One Touch on a black setting.  There are nicely laid out directions on the package.

Took a few moments for the tea to cool off and then took my first sip.  Oh. . .My. . .Goodness!!! I am going to be re-ordering this one and soon.  This is a gorgeous combination of black tea, sweet vanilla, and floral notes.  I can’t ask for a better tea right now with my constant craving of floral teas.  There is a nice full bodied feel to this tea and an ever so slight astringent background.  I can’t drink this tea fast enough to satiate the craving it stirred up.  So very good.  I love how the floral and vanilla work so well together.  Neither overpower the other and all the ingredients combine to create this gorgeous taste.   Another very well done tea from Astrolo Tea!

Blue Roses Tisane from Paper Box Goodies

bluerosesTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: Paper Box Goodies

Tea Description:

A floral blend with Roses, and an exquisite blue flower from Thailand called the Butterfly Pea Flower, which gives a blue color to the tea, as well as a mild flavor of its own! If you’re a fan of floral, this one’s for you!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This may be my favorite offering yet from Paper Box Goodies.  I have recently discovered butterfly pea flower teas.  Not only are they sweet with slight floral notes, they turn the water blue.  Bright blue! So fun!

Leslie @Paper Box Goodies created a beautiful slightly floral tea with hints of sweetness and a touch of lemon.  Such a delicate tea and one that I’m really enjoying.

If you have read my reviews of Paper Box Goodies’s tea, you have already read about Leslie @ Paper Box Goodies’s attention to detail and how it isn’t wasted on me.  Each tea bag has a hand written note on gorgeous paper that gives you the skinny on the tea and her recommendations for steeping it.  Along with each tag is an adorable shrinky dink that she has created.  I have yet to thrown one of those adorable shrinky dinks away.  I’m saving them for a craft project! Her tea bags have completely impressed me and they are becoming a staple in my cupboard.

The tea bags that Leslie uses for her tea allow the tea drinker to see the ingredients in the tea.  Her tea bags turn clear as soon as you submerge them in the water.  So when I prepped this tea up with water at 212F, the bag became clear and I was able to see the beautiful assortment of ingredients and yes. . my water turned blue!!

I did let this cool for a moment and took my first sip.  Sweet with a soft delicate lemon background and notes of floral singing in the background.  Perfect.  Simple yet providing you with vibrant flavors and an invigorating tea.  This tea would be perfect for tea enthusiasts that may not think they like floral teas or for someone trying floral teas for the first time.  The floral notes are so subtle but lend themselves to such a sweetness. I have now tried this tea both as a hot tea and an iced tea.  The results were amazing both ways.

Another fantastic tea Leslie! I would love to see a tea like this served at a tea party.  I could see this tea wowing the participants! Leslie-Keep up the good work!