After not being part of a tea subscription plan for a while, over the last few months, I’ve signed up for quite a few. More or less because I was finding myself not as excited with my current stash because I have been on a buying hiatus for so long. So one day I was on the ol Facebook and saw a post by the Tea Mistress indicating that she was going to start up a Tea of the Month Club and I instantly noticed this club was a bit different than others. Instead of getting surprised by what teas you are getting, the Tea Mistress sends out a form for you to sign up for which tea blends you would like. So if you are like me and have a variety of tea you really don’t care for (looking at you red rooibos blends!), you can pick out exactly what you want. Now, I will say this didn’t help me go out of my tea comfort zone, but I liked knowing that what I was picking out, I would probably enjoy.
Each month you are allowed three different choice for the teas you are sent. The teas are then packaged up for you and sent in these adorable tins (that I plan to attach a magnet to and use for tea storage down the road). The tea blends I picked were Imperial Jasmine Mint, Cinnamon Pear White, and Vanilla Lemongrass. Each tin you are given contains a few servings of each blend. I’ve found myself usually using the entire tin in a larger tea pot and enjoying that pot of tea for the afternoon with several additional infusions. So far that method hasn’t let me down.
Out of the three teas I picked, hands down, Imperial Jasmine Mint was my ultimate favorite and I’ve already contacted the amazing Tea Mistress to see about ordering more of that particular blend. This tea blend has it all. The subtle notes of a solid green tea base with the soft tones of the jasmine with a solid punch of mint. Refreshing, soothing, comforting, and just delicious. This is one of those blends that you drink and you get all the feels. Being one that loves jasmine teas, green teas, and mint teas. . .I was in heaven from the start.
Cinnamon Pear White was probably my least favorite. The tea tasted fine and had all of the attributes indicated in the title, but I just wasn’t in love with the tea like I thought. The cinnamon and white tea just didn’t mingle like I had hoped they would. Maybe a tea where you need to play with for a bit to get just the right settings for. I’ve seen this tea offered from other tea companies so I was happy I was able to try it. Just not sure this blend was for me.
The last of my three offerings was Vanilla Lemongrass and wow, is this herbal treat a sweet ditty. Lemongrass, organic apples, orange peels, raisins, and currant flavor make up this tea blend. Delicious hot and I can only imagine this tea would be crazy good as a cold brew. I can’t say that I could drink this tea on a daily basis as is because it is pretty sweet but I’m wondering if I added in a teaspoon or two of chamomile or added in a bit of mint if the sweetness wouldn’t even itself out a bit for my tastes. Regardless, I’m really enjoying this cuppa and am already thinking about prepping up another cuppa. Could totally see this tea being a great one when those 2pm sweet tooth cravings start to come my way.
All in all, I’m super happy with how my first month of teas from the Tea Mistress turned out. What I really love is the serving size you are given is the perfect amount of tea and I’m not finding that I have a ton of tea left over that I have to worry about getting lost in the shuffle like other teas I get from other subscription plans. Sometimes only getting a smaller size sampling is just what you need to make a decision if that tea blend is for you or not instead of getting 1/2 oz or even an 1 oz. And if loose leaf tea isn’t your thing, you can even get the teas packaged in tea bags for you.
Looking forward to trying many more blends from the Tea Mistress. She offers quite a range and list of teas along with coffee, teaware, and other goodies!
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