Aphrodite from Fox Tea Club. . .

I am a green tea kinda gal.  Green teas just give me all the feels.  So when Fox Tea Club’s samples arrived and I saw Aphrodite-a green and white tea blend- in this adorable and let me repeat ADORABLE canister with a wax seal- I immediately prepped up my tea pot.   (Sorry for the dull picture.  It was a cloudy day.)

First whiff of the tea yielded a fresh floral sweet aroma.  My husband said the tea smelled like purple.

Brewed with water prepped at 190F and allowed to steep for three minutes and cooled for an additional three minutes, this tea just had such an alluring and inviting call to me.

Aphrodite is a mix of green tea, white tea, jasmine flowers, and lemon zest with a few other ingredients.  And those flavors work so brilliantly together.  First sip in and you are greeted with this sweet lemon tone with a gorgeous contrasting vegetal feel.  With this being a white and green tea blend, the green tea notes could have really overpowered the delicate white touches, but that isn’t the case at all. Each sip of this tea blend was just as satisfying as the last and I found myself prepping pot after pot of this tea. Each infusion was enjoyed as much as the last.

So very well balanced and well done and a tea that I am going to have to get more of.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green/White Tea
Where to Buy:  Fox Tea Club

This green tea scented with exotic jasmine aroma invites a warm romantic embrace. The smooth herbal green tea and white tea blend that includes calendula petals, safflower and lemon zest, is the silky base for this floral delight that conjures the spirit of the goddess. Definitely a tea to share when you are in the mood for love!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Candied Chestnut from The Tea Spot. . . .

This tea tastes like a baby shower for a child of unknown gender. Try to imagine the scene: comfortable, lighthearted, full of pastel yellows, whites, and light green gifts. Everyone’s in a good mood. It’s sweet and exciting and soft.

Boom. That’s this tea. It’s a smooth, buttery light flavor that is sweet. It tastes like nuts. It tastes like sugar. It tastes like calories.

The Tea Spot likens this tea’s flavor to a wedding cake, which I hadn’t realized until after I started this review’s “baby shower motif.” But you can see that I was spot on with their intentions!

This synchronicity is because I’m very, very tapped into the collective unconscious, you guys. Basically at one with the Universe.

I say that sarcastically, but when I was a kid, my grandmother totally had me believing I was psychic. She thought SHE was, and it had “skipped a generation” down to me. AS THOSE SORTS OF THINGS DO. She told me it was possible to hug trees and pick up their vibes. I always sensed that the trees were calm. (In retrospect: what would a rage-tree FEEL like?)

If only she knew about this “I can tell the intent of the flavor-maker” thing.

She’d be like “you can feel the intent of the tea-makers THROUGH THE TEA. My god, you are SO GIFTED. You are a CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK.”

I wish you could all meet this woman. You guys would love her. She is very gauche about her tea, but oh god she’s a character. (She buys the cheapest grocery store bags and uses them over and over again. It makes me want to cry when she does it. My mother has to shake her head at me so I don’t say anything.) She’d probably tell you all about your inner workings.

And tell you to have children. She would nag you to give her a great-grandchild.

If you succeed, I promise to serve this at your baby shower.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  White
Where to Buy:  The Tea Spot

This full leaf white tea will indulge your senses and make you dream of sweet sugarplums. Adorned with beautiful white flowers, this tea has sweet, light chestnut notes and a smooth buttery finish that lasts through multiple infusions. The Bai Yun tea leaves impart a great body & flavor which lasts over multiple infusions. Sipping this dessert tea is like indulging in a slice of decadent wedding cake… without the calories!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Black Currant White Peony from 52Teas

52teas3_1430856114__73092Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy: 52Teas 

Tea Description:

This tea is really tasty. The white tea is soft and smooth. It has a delicate, sweet flavor and it offers an interesting contrast to the tart and tangy flavor of black currant. 

It’s a fairly simple blend – just white tea and black currants – but it tastes great!

Learn more about this tea here. 

Taster’s Review:

I have been on a 52Teas kick lately.  I can’t help it! I love the unique variety of flavors they have and offer. I am currently staring at my maple Cheesecake TieGuan Yin and wondering if I should splurge and dive into it or wait for another time.

Today I was more in the mood for a white tea so I went with 52Teas Black Currant White Peony, a tea where the dry leaf has  has a very similar smell somewhat mulled red wine.  I prepped this one at work so I thought I’d share a cuppa with my co-worker. She couldn’t wait to try it.

I prepped this up per the instructions on the package (water at 170F & steep for about 3 1/2 minutes) and I poured us a couple mug fulls.  We both instantly remarked at how that mulled wine aroma was still there with the brew and how delicious it smelled.

We took our first sips and wow our eyes lit up. This is exactly the tea you want to be drinking on a dark and dreary day like we are experiencing today. This tea delivers a simple yet satisfying flavor of sweet yet tangy berries (from the black currants), slight notes of a flora hint now and again, all wrapped up with a lovely wine aftertaste.  Really lovely.  This is one I could see sharing with friends at afternoon tea with a biscuit or two.

Can’t really say enough good things about this one. A depature from the complicated and unique tea blends that 52Teas offers. As much as I love those teas, I love this one just as much. Sometimes the most simplest teas are the most satisfying.