Tangerine Green from Prestogeorge. . . .

Ahhhh! Another TWO firsts for me! This is the first time I have tried this tea and the first time I have tried any teas from THIS company! Tangerine Green from Prestogeorge! Come to find out Prestogeorge is based in Pittsburgh which is just under 3 hours from where I live. WHY haven’t I known this before now?

I will say that the aroma of this flavored green tea is VERY mellow. Barely-there, even! I was expecting something more potent. But it all worked out! I mean this is a nice flavored green tea eventho the aroma and the flavor is on the mellower side.

Prestogeorge says its the goodness of pan fired green tea paired with orange peel, safflowers, marigolds and orange tangerine flavor. I will say that I think the pan fried green tea leaves were of exceptional quality. Just the way I like them! Pressed to perfection! Again – the orange-tangerine flavor whispered its way thru the cuppa but certainly made my tongue HAPPY!

I’ve been told by more than one person that this is excellent iced or hot. I, for one, can agree that my HOT cuppa certainly STOOD UP! Next I would LOVE to try it iced but I already know I will adore it! YUM!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green Tea
Where to Buy:  Prestogeorge

The goodness of pan fired green tea paired with orange peel, safflowers, marigolds and orange tangerine flavor. Excellent iced or hot!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Sunshine Cottage from Sunshine Cottage

sunshinecottageTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Sunshine Cottage

Tea Description:

Good Morning Sunshine! Start every morning off with this bright and happy, citrus and tropical fruit blend, and you’ll start every day with a smile. Lovely as is, with a drizzle of honey, even a splash of milk. Great iced when the weather heats up!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Good morning sunshine is right! This tea starts your morning off right!

This lovely tea is from the amazing Sunshine Cottage Etsy store, a store for all those flavored black tea fans out there.  Sunshine Cottage tea is a take on a tropical tea and a happy way to wake up in the morning with a bright colored tea to add to your tea spot.

I brewed this tea up with boiling water and let it steep for about 4 minutes.  Allowed it to cool for a moment and then indulged myself in the tropical citrus aroma that was delighting me.

First sip and yes! This tea is a tropical citrus tea for sure.  The citrus is almost like a juicy tangerine flavor while the tropical flavors are more subtle in the background.  There are hints of this tea becoming astringent but I’m not picking that up right away.  It is more of a lingering aftertaste from drinking the tea for a few moments.

On the package of the tea there was also a note about jasmine being in the blend and I’m sad that I’m not picking up those notes.  I can’t say what a jasmine tropical citrus tea would taste like and honestly it may not go well together but I kind of want to try it.

As the tea sits now it was a delight and one that I would have no probably making up for the family to enjoy.  I bet this would make an incredible iced tea and I have plans to try this as a cold brew to enjoy in the morning.

Joy Blend White Tea from Plum Deluxe

joyblendTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy: Plum Deluxe

Tea Description:

A happy tea for celebrating happy moments. Sip, smile, & share. $7/oz. $1 of every sale goes to our charity partner, The Joy Team.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love my purple packages each month.  Those are the ones from Plum Deluxe and those are the ones that make me drool.

I have learned from just the few months that I have been a member of Plum Deluxe that how they descrie their tea is exactly how their tea tastes.  If they say it is a grapefruit black tea, that is what it will taste like, making Plum Deluxe a tried and true tea shop to order from in my book.

This little gem was in this month’s package.  I have been eyeing it for a while.

The smell of the dry leaves was a sweet jasmine citrus aroma.  So delicious smelling.

I prepped this up using my handy dandy Breville One Touch on the white tea setting.  Poured the sweet jasmine tea into my tea cup and instantly tasted it.

Jasmine, check.  White delicate base with sweet notes, check.  Hints of a citrus like tangerine flavor, check.  Yep, check on all the flavors that were described.  But does it taste good?

Oh yes it does.  This is a sweet white jasmine tangerine tea that delivers a delicate sweet slightly floral taste.  Exactly the flavor I was hoping would actually come thru.

I’ve been able to get another steeping out of these quality leaves and ingredients. Another winning tea from Plum Deluxe.  Awesome job guys!