Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Talbott Teas
Whether it’s ancient wisdom from the Japanese Sencha or the stopping power of the roses and purple mallow flowers, this peach of a green tea makes it easy to appreciate all that you have.
All natural premium ingredients: Full-leaf Japanese Sencha green tea, purple mallow flowers, peach bits, rose petals, peach flavor.
Even though it is now fall, and I am thoroughly enjoying all the autumnal flavors … I still occasionally take time to enjoy flavors that remind me of spring and summer. Today, I am sipping on Field of Purple Flowers … and it is evoking beautiful images of summer. It has such a beautiful, harmonious taste: bright like the summer sun, and sweet like the freshest summer fruit.
The green tea is the strongest flavor. It tastes crisp and light, with a hint of grassiness to it. Not a bitter grassy taste, but more of a sweet hint of greenery. The peach is a very subtle note; subtle, but effective. It is sweet and fruity without overthrowing the gentle balance of this cup.
The floral notes offer a pleasant contrast to the tea. Again, not a strong flavor, but more of a whisper of sweet flowery taste.
This is one of those teas that make for a perfect afternoon tea. It would be nice for a garden party, perhaps, even if it’s just a tea party for one! This one is also quite tasty iced!
Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Talbott Teas
You’re all dressed up for a magical tea party, and Clara from The Nutcracker has brought her favorite caffeine-free blend. Add milk and sugar to the real strawberries and rose petals, and the dancing will never end!
All natural premium ingredients: Rooibos, strawberry pieces, rose petals, blue cornflowers petals, natural vanilla and strawberry flavors.
What a pretty blend! Thin rooibos bits with colorful flowers and pieces of dried strawberry. It’s lovely enough to brew in a glass teapot, and it brews to a nice, deep ruby color. This is a tea that is fit for a little girl’s tea party!
This is a tasty blend. I really didn’t think I’d like it after I strained it into my cup, because I could see how thick the hibiscus had made it. And I admit my first sip was a little tart – a little too tart for my personal liking. However, I found that a spoonful of sugar (can’t you hear Mary Poppins singing in your head now?) fixed this right up and made it not only drinkable, but nice and tasty!
The sweetening also helped the strawberry and vanilla flavors to really come to life in the teacup. The flavor of the rooibos is not very noticeable with the strong strawberry and vanilla flavors, as well as the flavor of the hibiscus. But that’s alright with me, because I’m not over-the-moon for the flavor of rooibos anyway.
The overall cup is sweet-tart and very kid-friendly since it has no caffeine. And check out the cute packaging! It’s even kid-friendly!
Where To Buy: Talbott Teas
Product Description: Real chocolate draws your eye. The scent of exotic spices pulls you closer. By the time you taste this rich and complex black tea, you’ve already fallen in love.
All natural premium ingredients: Full-leaf black tea, cacao nibs, cinnamon, cardamom, almonds, natural chocolate, almond and cinnamon flavors.
If any of you are Oprah Fans then you may have seen Talbott Teas featured on today’s Oprah Show. It was a Very Special SURPRISE Day Two of Oprah’s Favorite Things and our friends over at Talbott Teas were featured smack-dab in the middle of the show!
Here at SororiTEA Sisters we have posted many Talbott Tea Reviews and we have more on tap this week to celebrate their teas being featured on Oprah!
Today I would like to share one of my favorites from Talbott Teas called Cocoa Cardamom Seduction!
The name of this drives me wild! Mission Accomplished, I suppose!
I can clearly see ALL of the described ingredients! I can’t stop sniffing this! It’s AWESOME…It’s like a Chocolate Peanut Butter type smell. I have been smelling it over and over again.
The first sip I really did notice the cardamom but I think that was the idea of the whole thing, right!? I mean, hence – the name!? Anyhow…I continued to sip and certainly picked up on both the Almond and the Cocoa. The cinnamon and cardamom pair together as they should and the pairing jumps up in front of the line but the Chocolate/Almond taste isn’t too far behind. The color of the tea liquid is a light-medium brown.
I’ve had this tea several times and each cup is a tad different. I have tried picking out more almonds some times and less cardamom other times just to taste the difference. Each cup is a wonderful adventure, regardless!
If you are a new reader of our blog you may or may not know that I drink all of my teas plain with no additives. If you are the type of person who enjoys sweetener or cream in their tea I will have you know that a good online friend of mine who also happens to be a tea freak says that by adding cream and sugar to this it is much more dessert-like and is a “very rich, cocoa-flavored tea with a taste of cardamom and a light hint of cinnamon.”
So which ever way you enjoy your tea – make sure you make room for Cocoa Cardamom Seduction from Talbott Teas…as seen on Oprah’s Favorite Things earlier today!
Congrats to Talbott Teas for making it to Oprah’s Favorite Things! And two thumbs up to Oprah for highlighting TEA on her show!
Stay tuned for more Talbott Tea Reviews this week right here at SororiTEAsisters.com!