Hey my tea drinkers! Have you tried any tasty teas lately? Let me tell you that I have been on the hunt for yummy teas more than ever lately. Today’s review is of TWO teas that I have recently tried and had an interesting first impression. Let me know if you have tried these and what you think about them.
Tea Forte: Tupelo Honey Fig
First up, Tea Forte’s Tupelo Honey Fig. Let me start by saying I have had two of Tea Forte’s teas before and I absolutely loved both. So when I found this tea during a random tea hunt, I was so excited considering I love all things fig (random, right?) Unfortunately, when I popped open the tea canister, i was underwhelmed by the aroma. It seemed to be very earthy in scent with no signal of any sweetness or juicy-ness. But, being hopeful, I still steeped the tea and continued on with my tea tasting.
So while it is steeping for the recommended time, I started to read the ingredients list to learn more about what to expect. Let me tell you, this is one of the most unique list of ingredients I have ever seen. I should have known what to expect when the front label is labeled ‘Garden Harvest White Tea.’ This blend contains a wide variety of ingredients including basil, fennel seeds, peppermint, fig and honey. For my first impression, it was like drinking a more medicinal tea without the intention to. If you are a fan of tea blends that are more refreshing and herbal, this is the tea for you. My suggestion is to try using honey as your sweetener, and maybe it will bring out some other flavor components.
Although this isn’t my favorite tea, I did actually make a fun cake inspired by what I was hoping for in this tea. Check it out here!
Mighty Leaf: African Nectar
On the other hand, I recently got to taste the Mighty Leaf African Nectar tea that I mentioned in this weeks wandering post. While at the jewel Box Cafe this past weekend, I decided on grabbing a hot tea considering it was a chilly night on the waterfront. As soon as I asked for the tea list, the barista instantly suggested that I try this tea considering it was an herbal tea. As soon as I heard the name, I figured it was a rooibos tea.
For those of you that don’t know, Rooibos tea is one of my favorite types of tea, no matter what time of day it is. Rooibos tea is an herbal red bush tea that originates from Africa. One of the biggest reasons why I love rooibos so much is because it is naturally on the sweeter side, and tends to be some of the most simple but yet yummy teas I have tried.
This time around I only ordered a small, but as soon as I took a sip, I wished that I ordered a large. Not only am I a huge fan of red rooibos tea, I am also a fan of most floral teas. That is exactly what this tea is, a blend of rooibos, hibiscus and marigold blooms. When I tell you this tea is something that can bring peace and joy to you, I absolutely mean it.
Now that I am fully aware of this teas capabilities, I will be buying a whole box as soon as possible.
What is your favorite type of tea? Have any suggestions for a tea that you find in your local coffee shop? Let me know in the comments or on twitter!