Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Do You Tea?
A juicy, creamy, spiced blend of white tea, lemongrass, fruits and spices. This blend is reminiscent of a spicy tropical vacation. This brew is excellent hot or cold.
Blend: White tea leaves, lemongrass, coconut, pineapple, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and pink peppercorn.
Brew: Heat water to 175F and steep 1.5 tsp./8 oz. of water for 2-3 minutes.
Benefits: High in antioxidants; can aid in fighting off colds and help with digestion.
Learn more about this tea here.
Last night the hubby and I drank the last of my Do You Tea? stash. Sad, but I have to say, I’m glad I ended the stash with this tea, Spicy Shore.
I am not a huge fan of chai teas but every once in a while there is a chai blend that really catches my attention. This blend is one of them!
Spicy Shore is a lovely white tea chai blend. Full of sweet notes and spicy hints, this tea really delivers a lovely complex flavor. The dry leaf emits a vibrant pineapple flavor with a spicy hint ginger hint.
Brewed up per the instructions on the package, first sip in, I knew this tea and I were going to be friends. Sweet notes of pineapple mingled with a spicy kick of ginger and cardamom-surrounded by a lush and creamy white tea finish. Really light yet full of flavor. There isn’t one overpowering flavor over another.
This really is the the perfect chai tea for the non chai tea fan. Subtle but full of flavor. No punch you in the face chai flavors that I’m used to. I found that you didn’t need to add in any honey or milk, but I could see where a small drop of honey could really heighten the flavors.
Do You Tea? outdid themselves yet again! A wonderful chai tea to drink anytime that I will need to pick up again! I can only imagine how dynamite this tea would be as a cold brew!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Do You Tea
A delicious, classic, full-bodied tea – perfect for breakfast or anytime.
Learn more about this tea here.
Earl Grey teas and I don’t always see eye to eye. Sometimes these tea think they need an overwhelming amount of bergamot oil. I think a light touch of bergamot is the way to go. Or a peach tea with bergamot oil or even vanilla. Very few earl greys are staples in my cupboard.
Do You Tea has a nice selection of teas that are unique and catch your attention. Their Backyard Bliss, a mix of jasmine, orange and oolong tea is one of my favorites. From the limited experience I have with Do You Tea offerings, they are crisp and taste fresh and clean. While I was going thru my tea stash and organizing it a bit, I noticed I had this tea that I hadn’t tried yet.
Lord Grey is a mix of Assam & Darjeeling black tea with cold-pressed bergamot oil. I don’t think I’ve had an earl grey blend like this before. I brewed this up with my tea infusion bottle and 195F per the instructions on the package. Let this steep for about 3 minutes and was pleasantly pleased when I took my first sniff of the brewing tea that the bergamot oil wasn’t crazily swirling the air. I only got a subtle gentle note of bergamot.
Took my first sip and Huzzah! The same effect. This tea is perfect for those who like tea that has been lightly kissed with bergamot. The Assam and Darjeeling mix well together providing notes of a buttery texture with malty finishes. This would be a great tea served at afternoon tea with a few sweet treats!
So for all those out there that want to like an Earl Grey but find them a bit too “bergamoty” for your taste. . check out this tea. I think you’ll be glad that you did!