Leaf Type: Green
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About Tea of Life Ayurvedic Collection:
The word “Ayurveda” is derived from two words – “Ayus” meaning life and “Veda” meaning ‘knowledge’ or ‘science’. So the literal meaning of the word Ayurveda is ‘The Science of Life.’
Life or Ayus, according to Ayurveda, is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. So Ayurveda does not just limit itself to the body or physical symptoms, but also provides comprehensive knowledge about spiritual, mental and emotional health.
The traditional healing system of Ayurveda is based on a theory of balance between the body (physical), the soul (spiritual) and the mind (psychological).
I am always confused by teas that claim to be “slimming.”
But I’m not here to talk about my feelings on the claims of “slimming” tea, and I’m not entering into a weight loss regime with this slimming tea from Tea of Life. I’m here to tell you what I’m tasting, not on whether or not it works.
And I’m not real crazy about the taste. I am not sure if it’s the Garcenia, Black Seed or Fenugreek that I’m not liking (or perhaps a combination of the three), but one redeeming quality of this tea (aside from the green tea) is the cumin. I actually like tasting the warm, toasty notes of the cumin.
Garcenia is supposed to taste acidic and sour. Black seed has more of a savory quality, like onions or garlic with black pepper and oregano. Fenugreek is supposed to be lightly bitter. So I suspect that what I’m not liking about this particular tea is the presence of garcenia and fenugreek. Because I’m getting a bitter and sour taste that I’m not crazy about.
The green tea is light and buttery and adds a hint of sweetness.
So, this isn’t the greatest tasting drink. It isn’t a tea that I’d drink just for the taste of it. I hope that the “slimming” aspect of this tea is successful because from this taster’s perspective, I’ll just say that I’ve tasted a lot of tasty teas from Tea of Life but this one isn’t one of them.
Leaf Type: Oolong Tea, Green Tea & Green Rooibos
Where to Buy: Teaquilibrium
Little Black Dress Citrus is a refreshing blend of zesty lemon and exotic bergamot delicious hot and especially refreshing iced. Think poolside or beach with a lemon wedge in a tall frosty glass. The added green tea and green rooibos will give an extra boost of calm energy to this uplifting blend.
So go ahead, have a cup and put on that little black dress!
ingredients: oolong tea, green tea, green rooibos, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, citrus flavor, jasmine blossoms.
I am really enjoying this blend. I tasted it before I read the ingredient list, and I was happy to see that I could discern them without having read the list.
The Oolong tastes nutty and buttery and has a nice mouthfeel – rich and supple. The green tea accentuates the buttery taste and lends a certain fresh taste to the cup, as does the green rooibos. The combination of the Oolong, green tea and green rooibos creates a very full flavor for the palate without being overwhelming or too heavy.
I love the light yet satisfying flavor of this cup. There is a light lemony note that is accentuated with hints of bergamot, and a very light jasmine note that lingers in the background. Very refreshing!