Lovers Leap Estate Indigo Black Tea with Essence of Peony from Eden Grove

EG 12ct Prism CollectionTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Amazon Trading


Camellia Sinensis with Red Pigments (Red Tea) with natural Peony Flavor.

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Taster’s Review:

I am usually a little put off by the prospect of trying a bagged and/or sacheted tea, because let’s face it, loose leaf is better.  It just is.  However, I do try to go into the experience of trying a new to me sacheted tea with an open mind.  And so far, the teas that I’ve tried from Eden Grove have been impressive – and all have been sacheted teas!  Eden Grove is definitely making a believer out of me.

This Lovers Leap Estate Indigo Black Tea with Essence of Peony from Eden Grove is quite nice.  The Ceylon is flavorful and smooth.  It has a very pleasing, even taste to it.  It’s sweet and has some malty tones to it, and I taste no bitterness whatsoever.  It’s good.

I taste hints of flower to this as well, and I presume that it is the peony essence that I’m tasting.  I can’t recall ever tasting peony in the past, so I don’t have a memory of what peony tastes like to be able to compare what I’m tasting now.  It is a sweet, gently floral taste.  It isn’t sharp, and it doesn’t have a perfume-y taste to it.  It’s an enjoyable flower essence.

Overall, a really nice cup of tea.  It’s a mellow tasting black tea, not one I’d want to start the day off with, but, one that I’d love to drink in the afternoon when I want a little bit of a pick-me-up to keep me going.  It’s good.

Lovers Leap Estate Indigo Black Tea from Eden Grove

EG 12ct Prism CollectionTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Amazon Trading


Black Tea.

Learn more about Amazon Trading here.

Taster’s Review:


OK … so this might not be a strawberries and chocolate or chocolate and roses or … any other romantic blend BUT it does have Lovers in the name of the tea.  Sure … that’s the name of the estate where the tea was grown … but it works for me.

This Lovers Leap Estate Indigo Black Tea from Eden Grove is quite nice.  When I opened the package, I could smell faint floral notes and earthiness.  The brewed tea has a fruit/floral/earthy sort of scent to it.  It brews up a dark coppery color.  And it tastes really good too!

I’ve got to say that I’ve been pretty happy with most of the teas that I’ve tried from Eden Grove so far.  This is a rich and satisfying Ceylon tea.  Yeah, “rich” is not a word that typically goes hand in hand with Ceylon black tea … but this has a pleasing richness to it.  There are even some malty tones to it!

I also taste notes of fruit and flower in each sip.  In the distance are notes of earth and even a leather-y sort of taste.  It is a medium-bodied tea with a moderate amount of astringency.  It has a nice sweetness to it that reminds me a little bit of a honeyed caramel.

And all of that from a sacheted tea!  Yeah, I’m stunned too.  I don’t usually expect a whole lot out of a sacheted tea, but, Eden Grove’s quality is starting to make a believer out of me.  sure, I’d still rather have loose leaf, but it’s nice to have the convenience of a tea bag when I’m traveling.  The gift package (shown above) is also something that would be lovely to give to a friend who is new to tea and doesn’t know what to do with loose leaf tea yet.  (We all gotta start someplace, you know?)

A really good tea.

Evening Indigo from Kally Tea

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Kally Tea

Tea Description:

Ahhhh… Lavender! It is thought to help with a multitude of symptoms. Here are just a few of the many health benefits believed to be aided by lavender; analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, relaxant, and nerve tonic.  Even though the health benefits are many, just sitting down in a comfy chair and sipping this delightful brew is a genuine pleasure in itself.

Ingredients: Blue Lavender, Cornflowers, Blue Mallow Blossoms, Rose Petals, Lemon Grass with a hint of Lemon and Mango.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I couldn’t help but chuckle a little when I read the above description.  “Ahhhh… Lavender!”  was exactly the words that I murmured when I first took a sip of this tisane!  Sweet, beautiful, wonderful lavender!

Lavender is one of my very favorite culinary botanicals, but I find few companies who really know how to blend with it properly.  It’s one of those herbs that if you use too little, it won’t be tasted … but if you use even a little too much, the flavor becomes soapy.

Fortunately, Kally Tea knew what they were doing with lavender when they set out to create this Evening Indigo tisane.  Lavender is the strongest flavor, but it is nicely offset with lemongrass, rose petals, and the essence of mango and lemon.  These additions allow the lavender to shine as the prominent flavor without allowing the lavender to taste like the perfume shop in the mall.

This tisane is citrus-y with hints of mango and rose, but mostly … this tisane showcases lavender at its very best!

The cup brews to a pretty lavender blue color, and the infusion smells amazing.  (The dry leaf smells – and looks! – like potpourri!  So lovely!)  But even more amazing than the aroma or the appearance is just how delightful it tastes, and the calm it instills as I sip it.

I think I shall have sweet indigo dreams tonight, thanks to Kally Tea.