Orange Dreamsicle from Wise Ape Tea Co. . . . .

Wise Ape Company might be best known for its Chocolate Hustle tea blend, a high-caffeine yerba mate blend, but recently, the Wise Ape has branched out to feature an assam black tea blend and an herbal blend as well.  Orange Dreamsicle is the new herbal tea offering from Wise Ape.

I love the names and designs from Wise Ape, not to mention their videos featuring a big ape hand brewing tea.  Orange Dreamsicle is a great name for a bedtime tea, evoking the flavors of a favorite ice cream bar.

The blend itself is very chamomile-driven, with the gentle lemony tones from that herb taking the lead.  Behind the chamomile, I taste vanilla and orange as well, contributing to the creamy ice-cream-inspired flavors in the blend’s name.  The vanilla and orange add sweetness without being too artificial or sugary; they are gentle yet flavorful and let you add more sweetness to suit your own tastes.  For my personal preferences, I will say that I wish there was a bit more citrus and a bit less chamomile, but it makes sense that there is lots of chamomile for a sleepytime brew.

Smooth and easy-drinking, a great cup of tea to ease you into sweet dreams.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Wise Ape Tea Co.
Description: A dreamy blend of chamomile flowers with subtle hints of orange and cream, combined with adaptogenic super-herbs to support your nightly zen. This relaxing elixir is designed to calm the mind, ease the body, and help you sink into a restorative night’s sleep.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Rose City Rooibos from Beach House Teas. . . . .

Spring and summer are my favorite time for drinking floral teas, complementing the flowers blooming outside of my teacup.  So this seemed like the perfect time to try a cup of Rose City Rooibos from Beach House Teas.

This is the first tea I’ve tried from Beach House Teas so I took a look at their website.  Family-run business in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on organic and wild ingredients, producing hand-blended teas.  They also have an Etsy shop, if that’s more your style.  They even offer herb-infused sugar for cooking, and herb infused salts and bath bombs for the bath.

Let’s get back to the tea at hand, Rose City Rooibos.  Like many tea blends on Beach House Teas, this blend looks great in the dry leaf with beautiful curled rose blossoms in pink and cream, and the rich russet tones of the red rooibos.

Brewed, this tea is smooth and simple, with the nutty, caramel tones of the red rooibos with gentle floral overtones.  The ingredients list says there is peppermint in this blend as well, but the mint gets lost under all the rooibos taste and rose scent. I wouldn’t mind more peppermint in the next batch to help add more dimension to the flavor set of this blend.  I usually favor teas with a bit more punch to their flavors, so I might not brew this one again.  Overall this was very simple and comforting.

This tea’s description calls this a “liquid spa” and I won’t deny that the floral notes are relaxing, and the rose petals are captivating to look at.  A good tea for when you need some relaxing aromatherapy.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Beach House Teas
Description:

Rose City Rooibos is 100% organic loose leaf tea blended with red rooibos tea, rose petals, peppermint, and pure extract. This floral elixir is all about beauty and what better way to surround yourself in beauty than rose petals and rooibos that’s like a liquid spa?

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Liquid Luck from Friday Tea

liquidluckTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: Friday Tea

Tea Description:

This golden brew is one of Tea Girl’s finest! A magical tisane that reminds us of a peach orchard at the height of summer. Warm, fruity, herby, and slightly spiced. Definitely a favorite hot or iced!

Ingredients: Peach, apple, orange, cinnamon, chamomile, blue cornflower

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have been wanting to try Friday Tea’s offerings for a while. And to my delight the other day I received a box from them thru a gift exchange I recently participated in.

This tea was the first one I had to try.  A lovely herbal blend of peaches, apple, orange cinnamon, chamomile, and blue cornflower. The tea itself was gorgeous to look at and smelled amazingly fruity .  I couldn’t wait to brew the tea up.

Steeped in water that was fresh boiled and allowed to sit for a few minutes, this tea was amazingly fruity, vibrant and delicious.  You first get a lovely base of the peaches with notes of cinnamon giving the tea a bit of a spiced kick, but a gentle kick.  The chamomile comes in next providing the blend with an almost baked dessert feeling and taste.  Each sip finishes off with a lush citrus note that lovingly completes the tea.

What I am trying to say, is this tea is dynamite! One of the better herbal teas I’ve had in a while and one that is impressive from the first sip. I’m on my second infusion and this tea is continuing to give this really bright and vibrant peachy flavor.   I can just imagine making this into a cold brew or as an iced tea.  This is one of those teas that will be amazing (I bet) anyway you prep it.

I’m excited to dig into the rest of the box to see what other lovely teas I have from them. I see a possible order in my future! Friday Tea offers quite a few unique teas that I can’t wait to check out.

Dream from Brew Mama Herbalism

DreamBrewMamaTea Information:

Leaf Type: Herbal

Where to Buy:  Brew Mama Herbalism 

Tea Description:

Enjoy a peaceful nights slumber with this herbal blend. Perfect to unwind, relax and prepare the organs for rest.
I hand blend your tea with only the best ORGANIC ingredients. I take great passion, love and honor with the herbs I grow and purchase.
Ingredients-Chamomile, Valerian, Passion Flower, Lavender, Mint and Catnip

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love my herbal teas.  I drink them all times of the day.  I actually tend to drink them more in the afternoon than I do at night.  I was so excited when I found Brew Mama Herbalism’s Etsy Store. The first blend I tried, Morning Motivator was just amazing. So I had high expectations when it comes to any blends from Brew Mama Herbalism.

I decided to go with Dream today.  It has been a crazy day at work today for some reason so I thought I nice soothing tea may just help calm my nerves a bit.  I also plan on finishing my latest book in the Aunt Dimity’s series  – Aunt Dimity and the Summer King.  These novels are cozy and charming and need a tea that fits that bill to truly enjoy the experience.

I steeped this one up like a traditional herbal-212F-4 minutes.  I started to get a bit worried when I noticed the lavender in this blend.  I’m typically not a lavender fan.  All the ingredients mingled together so well and produced a quite lovely fragrance for me to enjoy while this steeped.

Took my first sip after letting this cool for a few minutes and this tea really hit the spot.  This herbal blend is cooling and soothing with a light floral touch.  I love how very delicate this tea is.  Add in some white tea and this would be a beautiful delicate refreshing relaxing tea with a simple floral finish.   Something I am going to try later.

The ingredients really did play together well as they steeped.  The mint is probably the most noticeable flavor with the chamomile coming in close second.  Both crisp and fresh flavors.  The passion flower and lavender added in touches of floral but they didn’t overwhelm the cup at all.  Such a great herbal.  I tried this both hot and cold brewed and I feel like this tea should be brewed hot.  The cold brew brought more of the floral notes out which created an almost bite towards the end of the sip.

Just a beautiful herbal from start to finish and can definitely put you in a dream state.

 

Dreamy from heartfeltMenagerie

dreamyTea Information:

Leaf Type: Herbal

Where to Buy:  heartfeltMenagerie

Tea Description:

Organic Herbal Tea, homegrown and carefully hand blended to please the palette and soothe the soul. The healing herbs used in this blend are helpful in relieving stress, digestive discomfort, and promoting a cozy night’s rest.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love chamomile teas.  I drink a lot of them too.  At night there really isn’t anything more soothing than to drink a nice glass of chamomile tea, relieving the stress of your day.

I picked up a couple teas from this adorable shop on Etsy.  This was the second one I’ve reviewed for SororiTea Sisters and this one I am extremely pleased with.  This tea originally has lavender in it.  I have yet to find a lavender tea that I really like.  So I emailed the owner and she was able to remove that from the blend.  Score one for Customer Service!

I first had this one hot the other night with my boyfriend.  We liked it, but it honestly tasted like a lot of chamomile teas.  The chamomile really took over.  The rest of the flavors just played to the side a bit and created a nice pleasing quality to it.  Overall I did like it, but I can’t say it would stand out among  other chamomile herbal teas.

So I dropped the tin in my work backpack and figured I’d try it at work.  This is where the tea that was the wallflower tea really stood out to me! Iced this is fantastic! It tastes like a sweet lemon dessert with hints of mint.  There is also a creaminess to it.  I am loving it.  I think iced is the one to go with this one. I recommend this one for a tasty afternoon treat or even in the morning if you are going caffeine free.  Glad I ordered two tins of this!