Honey Green Tea from ChaTime. . . .

So I recently discovered that UberEATS delivers bubble tea. This is life changing! Now I can be lazy and sit at home instead of driving the 5 minutes to get my chatime fix!

Now normally when I get my bubble tea I go the milk tea route but today I decided to try a regular green tea with bubbles. I got honey green tea and despite that being a sweet flavor and the fact that I don’t usually add sugar to my tea, I decided to go with 1/2 sugar and less ice. I guess something told me this might need a sweetness boost.

Unfortunately it isn’t enough because this is not sitting well with me. It’s bitter and grassy while also having a medicinal qualities that I would associate with halls or cough medicine. So yeah, not my favorite and with no creamy tea to flavor the tapioca, it’s just not for me. There is an overlying honey note here but it is not enough to overcome the obstacles faced by the tea itself.

In the future, I’m sticking to the milk tea.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green Tea
Where to Buy:  Chatime
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Banana Milk Tea from Chatime. . . . .

Being sick as a kid was awesome. I don’t mean those times you were stuck in bed and full of aches, but those times you were too sick to go to school but not sick enough to have to be confined to your room. When you got to hang out, watch cartoons and of course, The Price is Right, and your food was hand delivered while you played. Plus, no pills to swallow. Instead you got Banana Medicine. You know what I am talking about. The bright yellow candy-like treat that you either loved or hated. I think it’s clear where I stood when it came to the antibiotics.

Well, I am soon to be 25 years old and I have long since passed the days of Banana Medicine. Luckily, there is still banana flavoring to satisfy those banana medicine woes and since its not medicine, you can drink (or eat) a whole lot of it. Which I did when I went to Chatime with some friends not too long ago.

It was one of two Milk Teas I got since I can never make up my mind when I hit up this popular tea spot. I ordered a regular Banana Milk Tea, cold, with pearls, little ice, and no sugar. I don’t usually take my tea with sugar so that’s my go-to but even for those who do like sugar in their tea, it isn’t necessary here. The creamy concoction is a whole lotta sweet and a whole lotta yum. It is by no means natural tasting but sometimes that is what you want.

Each time I get this, it is a dose of nostalgia bringing me back to the artificial deliciousness that always made me feel better as a kid.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Bubble Tea
Where to Buy:  Chatime
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Golden Honeydew from Lupicia

goldenhoneydewTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy: Lupicia USA

Tea Description:

Caffeine-free green rooibos tea is scented with Californian honeydew melon.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Yes, this is a rooibos. Now, I have never been a big fan of rooibos. Quite the opposite. I am such a grump about anything with even a little rooibos in it that I avoid it like the plague. While it is a green rooibos, and therefore lighter and grassier in character, I was still skeptical. But a tea friend of mine just had to have me try it. So try it I did. The dry leaf alone sent my nose and I spinning down memory lane. Funny things, noses.

This tea reminds me so much of my favorite flavor of boba, it’s unsettling. For anyone not in the know, boba, or bubble tea, is an incredible liquid substance that comes in a plastic cup. Originating from Taiwan in the early 80s, it’s not so much a tea as it is a delicious, typically creamy beverage that can be made of tea, fruits, or a powdered mix better known as milk tea. Milk tea comes in a crazy variety of flavors, one of the most popular in the world being Honeydew. It’s sickly sweet, and creamy to the core. What makes this into boba is the large, round, gummy-like tapioca pearls. Oh, and the fat straw you sip the pearls through. It’s something that I almost always sneak into a movie. I highly recommend it!

I don’t know, just something about sipping down a creamy honeydew flavored slushie followed by chewing on those yummy gummy tapioca pearls makes me feel all fuzzy inside. Cures any sadness and cools down a sweaty brow.

Everyone close to me at least knows what rooibos is, thanks to my audible distain of the stuff. Now even my man huffs at the mere mention of it. Until this one. I liked it so much, that I almost didn’t tell him what is was when he asked for a little sip. Everything about this tea is delicious, juicy honeydew. The smell of the light green rods of the green rooibos, is exactly like the ripest honeydew you could ever imagine. As I brew this cup, I can just imagine biting into a fresh slice of pale green honeydew melon. I think the realism of the flavoring is what makes this blend. I don’t get that harsh artificial flavor I could have been assaulted with. Even while sipping on a pot of this tea is bringing to mind the velvety smooth fruit and the sweet juice. It’s so uncanny how spot on this tea is! It’s rich, broad, and smooth, I can imagine how great this would be iced.

I’d wager it’s better than the boba version.