Tea Reviews

I connected with a lovely lady who sells tea for TealightfulTreasures.com named Lisa Ayers. Lisa sent me two of her teas to review, so I sat down with a friend and we spent a wonderful afternoon sipping tea and chatting. Here are my reviews:

The first tea is Mango Tango.
Mango Tango is a black tea, so I brought the water to a full boil and let it sit for two minutes before pouring. I allowed it to steep for a full 3 minutes. The dry leaves are colorful with bits of yellow petals and small granules of mango. The scent in the package is not strong, yet pleasant. Once brewed, the tea was very fragrant. It had a sweet odor with floral and fruity overtones. I first tasted the tea au natural where I encountered the bitter tannins in the front, it was slightly acidic, like most black teas, with a sweet aftertaste. The mango was a mild flavor. I then added a couple drops of agave syrup to my cup and found, predictably, that the syrup removed the acidic edge. The creaminess of the mango was far more prominent. Overall, I’d say it’s a lovely dessert tea when served with a sweetener.

The second tea Lisa sent me was Organic Honeybush tea.
This seemed to me just like the Rooibos I have at home. Rooibos is technically not a tea since it isn’t made from the Camellia sinensis bush. Rather, it’s considered an herbal with zero caffeine which makes it great for any time of the day.

The leaves smelled very fragrant, fruity and sweet straight out of the package. I allowed the water to come to a full boil and allowed it to set for 2 minutes before pouring over the tea. After a 3 minutes steep, it tasted delightfully sweet. I could even taste a what I imagined was a slightly berry taste, though there are no bits of fruit in the tea. It was sweet from front to back and delightful to drink. I think this is a very high quality honeybush tea and highly recommend it.

To contact Lisa, please email her at letusbead2@hotmail.com

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