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!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy:  Tickled Tea
Description

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Teana Colada from Tea Geek’ery

Teana Colada from Tea Geek’ery was one of the featured teas in the Amoda Curated Selection we were sent recently. After taking a look at The Tea Geek’ery’s website I noticed MANY of the teas are currently sold out and after tasting this tea I can see why!

The only 3 ingredients this Rooibos Tisane contains is Red Rooibos, Vanilla, and Coconut. I have to give credit were credit is due…the amount and quality of the large shaved and dried coconut is AMAZING! They are certainly the focal point of this dry mix to the eye. With the sweet and creamy notes of the coconut playing a HUGE part of this flavor it seems to tone down the stereotypical taste of red rooibos and I have to say I am overly fond of this outcome! If you are a person who tends to shy away from Red Rooibos based tisanes you might want to give this one a shot…it’s pretty incredible!

Teana Colada from Tea Geek’ery is a very easy cup to drink. It’s sweet, nutty, smooth, creamy, and just terrific! Based on this flavored red rooibos I cannot wait to try other teas and tisanes from Tea Geek’ery!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Tea Geek’ery
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This herbal tea is naturally sweet with hints of cream & nuts. Phenomenal blended with ice & your favorite coconuttie adult beverage

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Elevating Your Tea Game: Pumpkin Brulee Lattes With a Kick!

Sometimes you just need an added kick to wind down from your day. This is exactly what I did with Pumpkin Brulee from The NecessiTeas.

pumpkinbrulee2If you aren’t familiar with The NecessiTeas, I encourage you to check them out.  They offer amazing fresh teas with wonderful flavors that provide that soul soothing love that you can only get from a proper cuppa.  Over the last few weeks, I have really found myself falling more and more in love with them. Particularly this tea.

So before I chat about the latte and how I prepared it, I wanted to properly review the tea itself.  If you are a fan of pumpkin, I highly recommend checking out this tea. This is a black flavored pumpkin tea with chunks of caramel, butterscotch and spices, topped off with a dusting of brown sugar.  Need I say more?  This tea literally tastes like a caramel pumpkin dessert in a mug (without the calories!) One of the best pumpkin dessert teas I’ve had for sure and one that I’ve spent a good portion of the day with. For a flavored tea, the flavor has lasted thru several infusions. Gotta love that!

My husband and I aren’t huge drinkers but we do love a properly mixed drink now and again.  I’m always trying to find ways to incorporate a shot of this or that into my tea and I think I have figured out the right combination.

Brew your tea like your normally would. Pour into your cup, leaving room for the topping.

Take 1/2 cup of milk (I use almond) with a shot of Irish Cream. Mix together and pour into your cuppa.  Top with whip cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top and you are done! Nothing hard by any means but a fun way to enjoy the tea and add a special little touch.

Earlier in the day I did froth up milk with my Breville frother and created an amazing pumpkin latte that rivaled the ones at the coffee and tea shops.  It was rich, creamy, and perfectly pumpkin!

Highly recommended this tea for the upcoming holiday season.  There are so many different ways you can spruce the tea up or just drink it on its own.   I know I’ll be drinking a lot of these tea cocktails over the next couple of months!

 


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas

necessiteas-logoDescription

A bountiful harvest of sweet, spice and everything nice. This warming black tea is the perfect accompaniment to crisp Fall days. A blend of warm pumpkin and flavors of sweet caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, and creamy vanilla create this seasonal indulgence. Enjoy with a touch of milk and sweetener of choice.

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Ginger Apple Swirl Tea from Pooki’s Mahi

Ginger_Apple_SwirlTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green Rooibos.

Where to Buy: Pooki’s Mahi

Tea Description:

The latest craze in cocktails inspired the infusion of real fruit, herbs, and flowers with tea.  Pooki’s Mahi Ginger Apple Swirl martini is a light and delicious tea cocktail.  The novo martea’ni is fresh on the palate blending green rooibos, cinnamon, ginger, and Yunwu into a sweet “bomb.”  Apple bits contribute a zesty tart green apple flavor while cornflowers eases sweetness without losing the crisp finish. Pooki’s Mahi Ginger Apple Swirl is one libation no one should miss after a hard day at the office.  

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Since starting with the SororiTea Sisters, I have been trying to make myself try teas that I normally wouldn’t.  Ginger and I have not always been friends and it is in so many teas.  It limits what I have tried in the past.  I think my tastes are starting to change though.  I have been finding teas with ginger that I’m finding myself starting to crave.  This is one of them.

I stumbled upon this company on Amazon the other day. I had never even heard of them.  From what I’m learning, this company is mainly into coffee or that is the first reaction you get when you check out their home page.  They have quite a nice line up of single serve coffee blends that I will probably pick up for my boyfriend (who is addicted to our Keurig).

After gandering the coffee selection a bit, I hopped over to the tea selection.  Wow, they have quite a selection.  It looks like they even have some award winning teas.  Unfortunately a lot of these teas have red rooibos in them.  So I was happy when I found the Ginger Apple Swirl that had green rooibos in it.  (We seriously need a green rooibos revolution!) This instantly went into my cart.

Upon opening the package, the tea smells just like apple cider.  Like the kind you get at our local orchard.  I steeped up the tea per the instructions on the package but I did put in an 2 extra tsps.  I knew I wanted this iced.  After the tea finished steeping for 3 minutes, I dumped the tea into a big cup of ice.  The smell of this tea steeping just screamed Apple Cider.

Took my first sip, yep.  Apple Cider tasting as well! Very good.  All of the flavors play together nicely and create the taste you would want after smelling the tea.  The apple flavoring is the main flavor with the ginger following suit.  A tea that tastes exactly like it smells and the name.  I was very pleased.  I know this is more of a fall flavor, but the flavors are so bright and crisp, I’ll be drinking this one all the time.  The only down side is that it is pricey if you go through the website.  Amazon seemed to have cheaper prices so I’ll have to stock up here and there when I see a sale.

After looking at the site some more, I noticed that this is a tea you are supposed to use to make a cocktail.  This would be amazing made up like a martini or add in some flavored vodka.

I know what I’ll be drinking later tonight.