Awake from Treehouse Teas

AwakeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: Treehouse Teas

Tea Description:

A wonderful energetic blend that will keep you awake! Maybe you’ve been traveling the world or just need a little boost to get you through the day. Green Tea, Green Mate, Gynostemma Leaves, Strawberry and Papaya make this blend a get up and go to.

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Taster’s Review:

I am such a fan of green tea and green mate.  I love how the flavors mix.  What is fun with this mix is that there is also a bit of a tropical feel to it with the added strawberries and papaya. This tea had such a nice sweet aroma.

What I always seem to be confused by is what steeping parameters I should use.  Green tea and green mate have completely different steeping times.  To play it safe- I went with the green tea setting on the Breville One Touch because I wasn’t sure how forgiving the green tea would be if I went with the mate setting I typically use.  Poured the sample into the brewing basket and away I went.

My thoughts? I like this blend.  It isn’t overpowering and it is very subtle.  No one flavor gets in the way or pushes the other around.  The green tea has a nice buttery feel that really pairs well with the strawberry and the mate gives a slight roasted flavor that goes well with the papaya.  All in all, a nice brew subtle brew.  I would love to try this one on ice.  With ingredients like strawberry and papaya, I can see this being perfect for these last days of summer!

Strawberry Sencha from Treehouse Teas

strawberrySenchaTea Information:

Leaf Type: Green

Where to Buy:  Treehouse Teas

Tea Description:

The smell of fresh picked strawberries round out an exceptionally smooth green tea. Papaya and strawberry pieces layer this Sencha which is made to Japanese specifications. High in Antioxidants this tea also makes for a wonderful iced tea perfect for back porch rocking. Steep 3-7 minutes at a temperature of 194F.

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Taster’s Review:

Strawberry Sencha? Yes please! Sign me up! I had a great experience with Treehouse Tea’s delicious Gemaicha so I was excited to try their version of a flavored sencha.

I brewed a big pot of this up for the twins and I to share after dinner.  The amazing strawberry aroma that I could smell while the tea was steeping was fresh and vibrant.  I couldn’t wait to try it.  I brewed this up in my Breville One Touch on the green tea setting.  Poured three mugs and sat myself down in front of the computer to enjoy this tea.

As I sat and allowed this to cool for a moment, I’m transported to sweet strawberry heaven.  Took my first sip and I’m still in strawberry heaven! This tea is delicious.  The strawberry tastes fresh and almost juicy like.  The green tea delivers a nice buttery rich mouth full each and every sip.  For those strawberry lovers out there, this is for you! I’m excited to try this as an iced tea here in a few minutes.

A word of warning tho, this tea gets bitter as it cools off. So drink it while its hot! Which really shouldn’t be a problem.  This tea is too good and the cuppa will be empty before you know it!