Welcome to summer this tea screams as it tumbles down your throat. . .
The hot weather sensations begin with the liquid. Clear rose in color with hints of a sunset orange.
This tea has hibiscus in it so one must be mindful of the steeping time. In order to full appreciate the summery strawberry flavors steep 2 – 2.5 minutes.
Sensations of fresh strawberries intertwine nicely with the crisp grassy green tea notes.
Once you hit the three minute mark the hibiscus takes over like Japanese beetles on a bean plant. . . . .so this tea is for those who love a tart strawberry tea with a grassy note. Definitely one that needs to be enjoyed in the summer or to brighten up ones palate since winter time is typically a heavy spiced tea season.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Love Tea Company
It’s hard to keep this one in stock, teens and tweens love it, and it’s so much better than soda. It’s a Brilliant Blend of herbal and fruit that evokes strawberry fields. It is an organic green tea that is a simple pleasure with complex ingredients – green tea, with papaya, apple, orange and strawberry pieces, rosehip, calendula petals and natural strawberry flavors. This blend is great hot or cold, but our preference is cold. Blend several pots, keep it refridgerated and serve over ice with a fresh strawberry on the side. The kids can take part in the mission on this one. Make sure they #sharethelove with their friends.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Over the years, we’ve started to notice a trend of tea companies who are giving back. We are currently working on creating a page on the site to give these tea companies their kudos, but we couldn’t wait to share the info.
You can play a vital role in bringing hope to children displaced by ISIS when purchasing this tea. Proceeds will go to support the building and operation of a school for Yazidi children in a northern Iraq refugee camp. Without education in this critical time of their lives they might likely end up being a part of the very group that caused them to flee from their homes in the first place. Together we can make a difference!
CuppaGeek’s Thoughts: Storehouse Tea provides quite a variety of hand blended fresh high quality teas to choose from. They have been a favorite of The SororiTea Sisters for sometime.
Each month, Tease Tea sponsors a women’s charity and helps raise awareness through support and funding.
To learn more about the charities Tease Tea supports, click on the link below.
CuppaGeek’s Thoughts: Tease Tea is a newer tea company to me, but I hope soon I’ll be able to check their teas out and add a few teas to my personal stash.
CuppaGeek’s Thoughts: I recently reviewed Chai Kai Tea Co’s Jasmine Green Tea and the tea yielded such a wonderful soul soothing flavor. Their hand blended teas are top notch and a few of them are now on my personal wish list.
Wise Ape Tea was founded with a purpose and a mission.
Click here to find out more about who they are, how Wise Ape Tea was created and what they support.
“WISE APE IS MORE THAN JUST A TEA, IT’S A TRIBE OF LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE FOCUSED ON SELF-EVOLUTION WITH AN ALTRUISTIC ATTITUDE.”
CuppaGeek’s Thoughts: This is one tea company that I’m quite obsessed with lately. A full review will published soon on their Performance Tea.
The Love Tea Company was created with the thought of purposeful purchasing-meaning Love Tea Company was created to help bring awareness to mental health issues. To learn more about what The Love Tea Company is doing and will be doing, click here.
CuppaGeek’s Thoughts: The Love Tea Company offers a unique way for tea drinkers to spread the love with others. Their #TeaItForward program helped me share the tea love with several of my SororiTea Sisters, friends, and family members. They all enjoyed the lovely care package and I highly encourage others to check out this service.
These are just a few of the many tea companies who are giving back. If you would like to be mentioned on our ChariTeas page, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure to add you to the list!
I got this tea as a surprise! It came in a “Tea It Forward” box, which is a program where you buy a box of 3 teas as a surprise for a friend, and the proceeds go to charity. The wonderful Cuppageek sent this to me as a gift for my general awesomeness! Here’s a pic of what I received.
Tonight’s pick is Lemon Chiffon. This rooibos/honeybush blend allegedly tastes like my grandmother’s cake. Since I didn’t have grandmothers that made this dish, I’m going to just have to wing this.
The lemon in this is strong, and a tiny bit bitter in a way that tastes “authentic.” It doesn’t have a fake sugar-lemon flavor. There’s also some lavender and pomegranate mixed in here, which lives it a little bit of a berry/flower kick.
I doubt that a grandmother would have mixed in pomegranate. But she should have; it’s a cool idea.
Overall, I think this blend is a tiny bit too tart for my tastes, but I think with a little bit of milk/honey, it’d be perfect. Give it a try!
Or help charity out and “Tea It Forward” to a friend who needs a pick-me-up!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: The Love Tea Company
There’s a reason why we call this a brilliant blend. Remember that Lemon Chiffon cake that Grandma made? It’s like that, without the cleanup or pinches to your cheek. A rooibos blend that smells like you could eat it straight out of the jar. Since it has no caffeine, it’s the perfect compliment to any after dinner treat.
Caffeine Level: None
Steep 2 teaspoons @ 195° for 3 – 5 minutes
Luxury Ingredients: rooibos, rooibus tea, honeybush, lemon myrtle, lavender flowers, marigold petals, natural lemon and pomegranate flavor.
**Priced for purpose means we cost-average our overall inventory and charge a single price per size for our fine quality teas. Our pricing is entirely based upon our mission to donate 25% of net profit to The Flagg Foundation for Mental Wellness. Due to the density of teas, weighted amounts vary from jar to jar. Every purchase of Love Tea is a direct donation to improving human health and happiness.