You know that episode of Friends where Rachel accidentally combines two recipes and makes a trifle with ladyfingers, jam, and beef sautéed with peas and onions? My favorite part comes shortly thereafter when Joey takes a bite and loves it. With his mouth full, he proclaims “Custard: good. Jam: goooood. Meat: good!”
I promise you, this tea tastes nothing like a custard-y jam trifle with a layer of beef and peas. HOWEVER. I was totally inspired by Joey when coming up with my review. Apple cider? Good. Tea? Goood. Green Rooibos? Good!
This one is a delightful apple cider tea– all that you’d expect to be there is present: cinnamon-y spices, apple, light green rooibos notes. There’s not too much unexpected about this tea, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s a solid herbal with great flavors that are exactly what you’d expect from a tea named as such. Or as Joey would say? It’s goooood.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Design A Tea
This tea was created on the Design A Tea site.
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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Beleave Teas
This colorful green tea with diced dried apricot has a sweet and bright flavor. Organically grown in China.
Learn more about this tea here.
Beleave Teas isn’t a tea company I hear a lot about but I have to say I don’t know why. They provide a great variety of teas that are fresh and so far pretty tasty.
This particular tea blend is a lovely blend of dried apricots and a gorgeous helping of green tea. Mixed together you would think this would be a soothing loving tea . . and you are correct!
Brewed up per the package instructions, this tea gives you a lovely subtle blend of stone fruit love with a hint of a vegetal slightly grassy green tea base. Kind of a sweet yet subtly sweet blend that gives you a moment to reflect and settle. This tea isn’t one that will blow you away by leaps and bounds but for a gentle tea it fits the perfectly.
This is one of those teas you keep on hand and drink when you need a bit of a soothing calming loving tea to help you thru your day and into your evening. The flavors are really lovely and creates a setting that makes you fall in love with it. The flavors may not burst out of the tea cup, but the deliver spot on flavor, which sometimes is exactly what you are looking for.
If you haven’t taken a moment to check out Beleave Teas, its another awesome tea company to check out next time you are in the market to pick up some new tea!
Leaf Type: Black Tea and Green Tea Blend
Where to Buy: Mahamosa Tea & Spice
A fruity Chinese-Sri Lankan black and green tea blend with unique hints of spice. You will taste notes of exotic fruits, berries and creamy soft almond. Orange peels and flowers add flavor and decoration. Ingredients: Black tea, green tea, orange peels, flavoring, rose petals, safflowers, marigold petals.
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Today’s tea I geeked out a bit – I have to admit – it’s Jackfruit Delight from Mahamosa. Now let me tell you WHY I geeked out about Jackfruit Delight from Mahamosa. There are several reasons. The first being that it’s Jackfruit. Jackfruit has been popular in certain countries for a while now but here in the US it’s gaining popularity and I try and find Jackfruit and Jackfruit flavored things whenever I can. The 2nd reason I geeked out about Jackfruit Delight from Mahamosa is because it’s a Black and Green Tea Blend. I’ve had a lot of black/green blended teas that have been pretty bad and this one is the complete opposite. This black and green tea blend is super YUMMY!
Jackfruit Delight from Mahamosa smells like Jackfruit, green tea, and black tea. Mission accomplished on aroma! It ‘brews up’ a darker brown once in the cup. The Jackfruit flavor is powerful followed by BOTH the green tea and black tea flavors. My palate picked up about 60/40 green/black ratio. I think this is a good ratio to have. I have tried green/black blends before and all you can taste is a ‘stale’ green tea and very little to NO black tea. This is NOT the case here with Jackfruit Delight from Mahamosa. The green tea is nice and fresh and so is the black tea in this blend. The black tea doesn’t over power the green tea or the flavor of the Jackfruit. I give this tea two thumbs up on aroma, flavor, and blending success!
Where To Buy:
The Persimmon Tree
Bio-Dynamic Black Tea, Organic Nilgiri Tea, Organic Assam Black Tea, Organic Orange Peel, Fair Trade Organic Rooibos, Roses, Organic Hibiscus, Safflower, Natural Flavors
Characteristics: Energizing, Fair Trade, Organic
Flavors: Fruity, Floral
Caffeine Content: Medium
Peach Apple Crisp was the very first tea I tried from The Persimmon Tree Tea Company and I must say I am impressed!
DRY this smells like various black teas, peaches, apples, flowers, spices, and a little hibiscusy. It’s FULL of aroma and I like that!Post infusion… this smells mostly of peaches, apples, flowers, and cinnamon. Different than the pre-infusion but still very nice and very aromatic! Another PLUS in my book!
It infuses to a nice medium golden brown color.
The flavor is absolutely delightful! I can taste individually the peach, the apple, the cinnamon, and the flowers…but they all jive well together!
The stereotypical Rooibos taste wasn’t really there as much so I would suggest this blend to ANYONE who thinks Rooibos is NOT for them…this just may change your mind!
The more I sip on this the more I like it! My first cup I had HOT but assume it would be tremendous cold, too! I am going to have to put that to the test very soon!
Simply put…I LOVE THIS blend! I have officially put it in my upper 95+ percentile of teas I LOVE. Stay tuned to SororiTEA Sisters for more tea reviews from The Persimmon Tree!