Pomegranate Detox from Tea Drift

pomegranatedetoxTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy: Tea Drift

Tea Description:

You’ll truly enjoy this tea with a delightful fruity aroma. It’s a smooth, full-bodied tea with mild berry notes. This tea is tasty over ice or steaming hot.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

The first thing to say about this one is that it smells so, so good. Strong, rich, fruity pomegranate, as soon as you open the bag! The leaf itself is a pretty thing to look at, too, with whole golden chrysanthemum flowers plus a few stray petals, and tightly rolled oolong pellets. The scent, though! I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in water cooled to around 180 degrees.

 Once brewed, it still smells really good, and looking at the leaf I think it might possibly resteep pretty well. The oolong has just about started to unfurl, and the pomegranate scent is still very prominent. The liquor is a pale yellow-green.
To taste, this is pretty much exactly as I hoped it’d be. The pomegranate flavour is right at the forefront, and it’s delicately sweet. It’s not quite as intense as the scent of the dry leaf would suggest, but that’s a good thing I think because it would be pretty overpowering if that were the case. Instead, it’s very natural tasting and spot-on flavour accurate, very reminiscent of pomegranate juice. I can hardly taste the oolong base at all, which from a flavoured tea perspective is a complete triumph. It would also be a good thing for those who are looking for an easy way in to drinking oolong, without an overload of scary flavours, or who are looking primarily for the health benefits and want a tasty drink to provide those. This is definitely a tea for flavoured tea fans; oolong connoisseurs probably won’t find much here.
As I’m not much of an oolong connoisseur myself, I’m pretty pleased with the flavouring here. It’s not at all artificial, and it reminds me quite a lot of lychee which is one of my favourite tea flavours of all time. I don’t feel I’ve drank enough of this one to really comment on the detox properties, but it’s certainly one of the more pleasant “detox” drinks I’ve tried. I’d also recommend it to pomegranate fiends, because that aspect is second to none. I found this to be a very enjoyable cup.

Detox Tea from Cha Tale

59d6c6fc6b944f03aa56c09338fdd469Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tea/Tisane

Where to Buy: Cha Tale

Tea Description:

Beautifully presented with a sweet and creamy taste.  Detox

1 portion per cup, 3 min at 95°C Serve: Hot or Cold, Perfect on its own

Contains: Goji Berry, Chrysanthemum, Cassia Seed, Rock Candy

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Detox Tea from Cha Tale is one of the better if not the best tasting Detox Teas I have had thus far!  This tisane only contains Goji Berry, Chrysanthemum, Cassia Seed, and Rock Candy.  That’s it!  Of course the flowers provide a bit of floral flavor and the Rock Candy gives you that bit of sweet but not TOO sweet!  The Goji Berry is a wonderful addition and I would be fibbing to you if I said that I didn’t take one of them and nibble on it after infusing!  I really LOVE that this had Cassia Seed in it, too!  I have been doing a lot of research on it and the benefits are darn impressive!  I will say this tisane isn’t much for aroma but it’s pleasant on the tongue and leaves you hydrated but also craving more of the semi-sweet treat!  If you are looking for a Detox Tea be sure to check this one out!


Tai Ju Wang Chrysanthemum from The Tea Valley

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Where To Buy:
The Tea Valley

Product Description:

Harvest when the flower is only partially bloomed, the Tia Ju Wang is one of the most excellent chrysanthemum teas available. Made with only the finest Hangzhou white chrysanthemum flowers, the tea’s fresh and sweet aroma never fails to elicit an “Mmmm” reaction. When brewed, the chrysanthemum flowers produce a light-bodied tea that is vibrant yellow in color. The tea has a honey-like sweetness and a heaven-like fragrance. This tea finishes with a delicious aftertaste.

Graceful and pure, you will find this tea incredibly refreshing. Superior all around, the Hangzhou Tai Ju Wang is a truly a king among all chrysanthemum teas.

Tasters Review:

This tisane wanted to start smelling like Chamomile and then it switched gears into something much more pleasing to my nose! YAY!  I only say this because usually I’m not much of a fan of Chamomile.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one…after all I am looking at the dry mix and bye-golly…I’m going to drink flower buds!  So…maybe I was thinking it was going to taste flower…maybe more like bitter flowers like rose or marigold or something but that wasn’t the case…

Honey-like sweetness is right!  This tisane is a pure delight!  It’s A lovely-sweet and almost honey-like after taste but more buttery, or slippery than others I have thought to be honey-like?  Perhaps more like a Buttery-Popcorn covered in honey!   Regardless – there is something more to the aftertaste than just honey-sweetness and sweet-floral notes and I just think it’s darling!

Snow Chrysanthemum Flower Tea (Xue Ju Hua Cha) from Teasenz

snow_chrysanthemum_teaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Flower

Where to Buy:  Teasenz

Tea Description:

A ‘heavenly’ rare flower tea that is grown only in the Kunlun mountains, where slow flower growth results in a delicious flower taste with notes of caramel and dark red tea liquor. Snow Chrysanthemum flower tea contains high amounts of amino acids and proteins, which are beneficial to your health by lowering blood sugar, reducing high cholesterol, and preventing heart diseases. A Teasenz favorite.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have tried a few chrysanthemum teas in the past, but I have never tried a chrysanthemum tea like this Snow Chrysanthemum tea from Teasenz.  The flowers are dark red – burgundy! – the chrysanthemum teas I’ve had in the past have been white, and the petals are yellow.  The aroma of the dry flowers is (not surprisingly!) floral and sweet.

The tea brews up dark.  After reading more of the information provided about this tea on the website, I may have oversteeped these flowers, since it says that you should stop steeping when the liquid turns slightly red.  This liquid has a deep burgundy hue similar to the color of the centers of the flowers.  (For point of reference, I steeped these for five minutes.)

But the flavor is delightful, so I’m not complaining!  I’m not upset … this doesn’t taste like over-steeped tea to me!

It has a wonderful, honey-caramel flavor.  And even though the color would indicate that it’s “over-steeped” as I said, the flavor offers no such indication.  It’s not bitter, and the flavor is remarkably mild and beautifully sweet with pleasing notes of flower.  It’s very smooth from start to finish.  The aftertaste is lightly sweet, reminiscent of the aftertaste I might experience if I were to have eaten some wildflower honey.

According to the Teasenz website, this is not only a tasty beverage, but a healthy one too:

Due to 18 kinds amino acids, researchers claim that it can prevent high blood pressurehigh cholesterolhigh blood sugar, coronary heart diseases, inflammation, colds, and insomnia when consumed in form of tea. Wild Kunlun snow daisy has been passed down from generation to generation as a Uighur medicinal herbal flower tea.

Now, I don’t usually drink something just because it’s healthy.  There has to be a flavor payoff for me too.  I have to like the way it tastes.  What can I say?  Life’s too short to drink something that tastes bad.  But this doesn’t taste bad!  It’s actually quite a tasty tisane!

It’s a very relaxing, soothing drink.  I found it most enjoyable while the tea was hot.  As it cooled, the flavors diminished somewhat, but it was still quite tasty.  That is to say, it’s better when it’s hot, but it’s still good when it’s cold.

Whole Leaf Green Tea with Essence of Lemongrass & Chrysanthemum from Eden Grove

EG 12ct Prism CollectionTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Amazon Trading


Green Tea with natural Lemongrass & Chrysanthemum flavors.

Learn more about Amazon Trading here.

Taster’s Review:

What I’m enjoying most with the teas that I’ve received in this Eden Grove Prism Collection is that many of these blends are very unusual.  Take this Whole Leaf Green Tea with Essence of Lemongrass & Chrysanthemum from Eden Grove for example.  This isn’t a blend that I’d probably find just anywhere.

Oh sure, I’ve tried many lemongrass blends, and a few teas with Chrysanthemum … but a tea that focuses only on these two essences?  No, I can’t say that I’ve found a tea quite like this one before.

And I’m enjoying this.  I can’t say that I’ll be out there looking for another Lemongrass and Chrysanthemum blend because I probably won’t.  But if I do happen to find one, I wouldn’t be opposed to trying it.  I like the light citrus-y note from the lemongrass and the soft floral notes of the chrysanthemum.

The green tea is a sweet and slightly grassy tasting tea, and I think that the natural buttery taste of the green tea accentuates the light buttery taste of the lemongrass.  It makes for a pleasant taste and texture.  The lemongrass has a sweet citrus taste that is reminiscent of lemon and lime, but without the pucker-y sour notes of the fruits.

The chrysanthemum is a very subtle taste with just a hint of floral taste that contrasts nicely with the tea and lemongrass.

Overall, it’s a pleasant cuppa.  I enjoyed about half of my cup while it was still hot, and then I was distracted by other things, and came back to my cup and it was cold.  I was surprised to find how tasty it is cold – this would make a really nice iced tea!