The Dragon!/52Teas. . . .

The Dragon! is a blend of Chinese Dragonwell tea and Japanese Sencha. It is blended with marshmallow root and lime, blackberry, and raspberry.

I have tried a lot of flavored green teas that frustrate me no end. The flavors will be nicely done but there is something grating about the green base. I wish I could tell what exactly it is that puts me off, but I only know to describe it as a sour taste and I have found it across brands and price ranges. My heart breaks a little when a tempting blend of wonderful flavors turns out to be ruined by whatever base it is that I dislike.

This blend, however, is LOVELY. Since the green base I dislike has an effect like pure unsweetened lime stabbing my tongue I thought I may not like this one, and that it might be too astringent. Instead, it is quite smooth and drinkable, not bitter or sour, and the flavorings are very little and amiable.

I find the berries flavors to dominate and the lime is quite subtle. It is sweet and fluffy and goes down quick and smooth.

This tea was a special blend for the anniversary celebration of 52teas. It is not available at present, but check them out for scrumptious teas that are!

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Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  52Teas


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Lime Mojito from Tickled Tea. . .

I find that like many others, my green and white teas tend to be favored in the warmer months while my black teas are my go-to in the harsh Canadian winters. And yet here I am in the winter sipping on Lime Mojito, a sencha tea by Tickled Tea flavored with lime, lemon verbana, lemongrass, apples, stevia extract, and natural and artificial lime flavor.

Since this is inspired by a cold cocktail, I iced part of my sample while brewing the rest of the sample as a hot tea. I steeped both for 3 minutes in 185F water.

Starting with the hot tea, the first thing I notice is it has a nice lime flavor, albeit a subtle lime flavor. Right next to the lime flavor is the apple, which builds the more you drink. Simultaneously, the lime gives way to a more generic citrus vibe. The base tea and the stevia are non-distinctive, something I am happy about but others might wish they made more of a contribution. All in all, it is an alright tea but maybe more generically apple-citrus than lime mojito, at least brewed as a hot tea.

One thing that transfers from the hot tea to the cold is the softness of the tea. Hopefully people know what I am talking about because I don’t know how to describe it other than saying the mouthfeel is quite soft. Coupled with the soft mouthfeel is that gentle citrus flavor, almost more lemon than lime this time, and it is very smooth, almost creamy. The apple flavor is also noticeable through the iced tea.

Once again, it is an okay tea but certainly not what I would call a Lime Mojito. The cocktail has five ingredients – lime, mint, sugar, soda water, and rum. This tea has the citrus and it is sweet so I could even give it the sugar but this needs a stronger lime flavor and the mint and rum are lacking altogether. It was fun to try though!

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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy:  Tickled Tea

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Thunderstorm from Tea & Tins #VeganMoFo2016

Today’s Vegan MoFo prompt is all about How It’s Easy Being Green. . thought this was the perfect time to chat about a new flavored tea I just tried!

We’ve been having a lot of Thunderstorms where I live lately. Fall Thunderstorms. There isn’t anything quite like them. So when I saw Thunderstorms by Tea & Tins in my ‘yet to be sampled’ pile I knew the time was right to try it for more than one reason!

Green tea, coconut lime flavor, spearmint, lemongrass, coconut, lemon bits, and calendula petals is what makes up the flavor of Thunderstorms by Tea & Tins. This is a fantastically flavored green tea. I’m not sure why but I can’t get enough of lemon bits these days! Anything and everything lemon I adore as of late! Thunderstorms by Tea & Tins didn’t disappoint.

Thunderstorms by Tea & Tins has just the right amount of everything! The lemon is lush and juicy, the mint gives it a nice minty-fresh contrast, the coconut provides the sweetness and creaminess, and the green tea is a bit on the sweeter side, too!

I had a cup of this hot and a cup of this iced! I enjoyed both cups very much. So much so that I am not sure which I enjoyed more! I guess liking both equally isn’t a bad problem to have, now is it?

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Tea & Tins

Loose leaf green tea, as refreshing as a summer thunderstorm!

Ingredients: green tea, coconut lime taste with spearmint, lemongrass, coconut, lemon bits and calendula petals

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