A saffron tea had me intrigued. This is not an ingredient usually used in tea blends so I was interested to see what it contributed. I had no idea what to expect but there is a creaminess here that I am at a loss for where it is coming from (would saffron add creaminess? I think that seems off. Maybe it is the almonds?).
In addition to the saffron and the almonds noted above, this tea boasts a chai tea profile with rose petals. All on a green tea base.
Tea Trunk recommends this as a detox tea, one to be had to cleanse the palate after a heavy meal and I can see why. For a tea composed of so many chai spices usually associated with warmth and fall/winter tea drinking this tea is surprisingly light. Though still spicy and warm. It is an interesting combination.
So this is creamy and spicy but also quite sweet. I’m thinking the almonds are playing a big role here contributing both the creamy and sweet notes and helping support the warmer notes of the spices atop a nutty foundation. In that regard, it probably also creates a bridge between the green base and the other ingredients.
The rose, on the other hand, is pretty hidden in the mix. Perhaps it adds sweetness but there is no floral component here that I can detect.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Tea Trunk
Green tea is infused with saffron strands, cinnamon bark, cloves, ginger, cardamom pods, rose petals and sweet almonds. This luxurious blend is known for it’s detoxfying properties and is rich in antioxidants and nutrients. Wear your invisible tiara/ crown, and sip with regal grace.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
IInstagram is both awesome and terrible when it comes to tea. Well really when it comes to anything. Through the App, I have learned of countless tea companies, a billion restaurants, and so much more. It truly is an effective marketing tool.
Tea Trunk is one of the tea companies I found through Instagram. I came across it and was instantly intrigued by their adorable packaging. Seriously, the elephant theme is just too cute. I was so captivated in fact that I found myself visiting their site…and then I found myself buying a tin of assorted tea bags.
If I am being honest I think I bought the tin because I liked the many different elephant wrappers on the tea bags more so than I liked the actual selection of teas it had to offer (standard flavors like vanilla black, rose oolong, etc.). Nonetheless, I paid more than $20 USD because I have no impulse control and just HAD to have it.
I have been slowly trying the teas since they have arrived and have yet to be blown away. None have been bad but none have really left a lasting impression either. Unfortunately this blend is just more of the same.
It is a slightly grassy green tea base with a hint of lemon flavor. Though the lemon is bright throughout the sip, it gets a bit pithy in the aftertaste. It is pleasant enough for now but not one that I will be needing again. If you are looking for a simple lemon green tea, with adorable packaging, this is for you but for me I don’t think I could justify the price again.
Here’s the scoop!
Where to Buy:Tea Trunk
High grade green tea from Darjeeling and real lemon peel come together in a zesty Wake-Me-Up drink. No citrus essence. No added color. Just the goodness of fresh tea in an all-natural refreshing flavor. A great source of antioxidants and vitamin C, our Lemon Green is exactly what your nutritionist ordered.
Perfect to jumpstart your mornings.
Taste notes are fresh, bright and mildly citrus.
Goes well with sponge cake, sandwich, oat cookies