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Tocha Tea

Eden Oolong from Tocha Teas. . . . .

The first thing I noticed upon inspection of this blend was the rose petals, they stuck out to me first. For whatever reason whenever I see rose petals, I think “relaxation”. The flavor and scent of rose always invokes relaxation for me. Upon looking at the list of ingredients provided by the company Tocha Teas, I noticed that this blend included jasmine as well! So yes, this is going to be a relaxing blend! Jasmine is always a soothing scent and flavor.

I would say that my initial assumption was correct! This blend is one that you would be served at a spa while waiting for your massage! The oolong was very light and a perfect base for the essence of floral lotus leaf, jasmine, rose, and osmanthus flowers. Oolong does contain caffeine, but this blend is still a good one to wind down with. The floral blend is soothing not only to the mind and senses, but also to the throat and stomach. This would definitely be one I would reach for if I was having some tummy upsets! A must try!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:  Tocha Teas
Description

Escape into a luxuriant garden with this fresh, lively blend of delightful oolong tea and the finest botanicals. This elegant, harmonious infusion eases body and mind, supporting a fit and trim physique while putting a blissful smile on your face.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

RoRose Garden Puerh from . . Tocha Tea

Rose Garden Puerh Tea from Tocha Teas comes in breathable pouch. Through the pouch you see dark brown leaves, rose petals and a couple rose leaves. It smells similar to a black tea with a slight floral scent.

The taste is a lot similar to a black tea with a dark jammy flavor. There is also a slight spice kick, with an even slighter floral taste to finish each sip.

I really enjoyed this tea. I really enjoy black tea and this is the second floral like  rose tea I have tried that I enjoy.

It is definitely nice and refreshing!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Puerh
Where to Buy:  Tocha Teas
Description

For centuries, pu-erh tea has been treasured for its elegant flavor and health benefits. The unique natural fermentation process gives it an earthy, woodsy essence that is never bitter, even after a long steep. Rose petals add a graceful note to this delicious and versatile blend, a wonderful tea for everyday wellness.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Rose Garden Puerh by Tocha Tea. . . . .

Rose Garden Puerh by ToCha

This tea came in a convenient sachet with rich brown leaves and lost of rose petals. I steeped it in a Kamjove pot because I plan to resteep. Why waste good tea?

I am careful to watch a new puerh tea because I have seen a few that steep rapidly. This one was good to go in a little over a minute. I had a rose scented puerh once that was so light on the rose I couldn’t tell it was there, except perhaps for a faint sweetness lent by the flower.

Not so this one. The rose is right up front and tingles on my tongue. Rose can be floral, spicy, or peppery. This is more spicey rose. The puerh is a nice carrier for this. It does not have the strong barn/mushroom/earth flavor that you usually find, but comes off like a rather nice, accommodating black tea that could stand on its own if it wanted but isn’t going to steal the rose’s thunder.

Because the balance on this one is so nice, it will do nicely as a stand alone cup to enjoy or a companionable tea to have with cake or tea sandwiches.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Puerh
Where to Buy: Tocha Tea
Description

For centuries, pu-erh tea has been treasured for its elegant flavor and health benefits. The unique natural fermentation process gives it an earthy, woodsy essence that is never bitter, even after a long steep. Rose petals add a graceful note to this delicious and versatile blend, a wonderful tea for everyday wellness.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Green Defense from Tocha Teas. . . . .

Although I’ve been going caffeine free for the most part, I had trouble sleeping last night so I need a little boost today. I decided to try this Green defense tea which is a Jasmine green tea with chrysanthemum leaves. If you’re not a fan of floral teas, this definitely isn’t for you. My whole room smells like flowers and I love it! I was just noticing the other day that Daffodils are starting to sprout up, and spring feels like it’s just around the corner so this tea feels perfect to help celebrate.

When you take a sip, you get a definite floral note followed by a very slight sweetness. I’ve had some Jasmine teas that are too floral-y and border on being bitter, but this tea is not bitter at all.

I feel awakened not so much by the caffeine, but by the beautiful scent and flavor of this tea. I feel the same calm happiness that I feel on a gorgeous spring day when I get that first whiff of fresh air. It’s like getting a gentle hug from and amazing friend.

I don’t think I’ve ever had chrysanthemum tea before, so of course I had to look up the benefits, and there are many! It has vitamin C as well as magnesium, and potassium just to name a few benefits. The more I learn about tea, the more I want to drink it! I love that something so soothing and delicious also is so healthful!

If you like the floral notes of Jasmine tea, you will most definitely love this beautiful tea. And it really is perfect to remind those of us stuck in winter weather that spring is coming!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Tocha Teas
Description

Chrysanthemum has been used in China for thousands of years as a daily beverage to promote healthy well being. We combine this prized flower with jasmine green tea to deliver an invigorating blend with unparalleled fragrance that stimulates your senses while supporting overall wellness.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Green Defense from Tocha Tea. . . . . .

Every time I look at this tea’s name — “Green Defense” — I automatically change it in my mind to “Green Defense Against The Dark Arts.” You know, a tea that Harry Potter would drink to fortify himself against mind attacks from Voldemort.

Tocha Tea’s site says that this tea “stimulates your senses while supporting overall wellness.” The description is unclear about the use of the word “defense.” Is it a defense against… sickness? Sadness? Malaise? ENNUI?*

* (“Ennui” is a favorite word in my very nerdy family. It’s a French term that means “existential dread” and/or “boredom with one’s very existence.”)

So anyway, whether it’s ennui or wizards, this tea’s going to help you out. I didn’t research this tea before drinking it, but I’m to the point where I realized very quickly it was a jasmine green tea. (So proud. I’m growing up so fast.) Jasmine green tea has that very distinctive flavor that I associate with “going to the Chinese restaurant and ordering tea.”

This tea, however, is much classier than the stuff they give you at the Chinese restaurant. It has a deeper, richer flavor profile. It tastes like a liquid version of the metal bronze, mixed with the joy of the library in Beauty and the Beast. (Am I the only person who saw that scene as a child and gasped in wonder? Even as an adult, Belle is my princess. The Nerd Princess.) If it were a font, it’d be a tasteful serif font like Mrs Eaves. (I’ll wait while you look that up.)

I am having a fairly interesting day, medically (sort of dizzy for some reason?), so I’ve got my fingers crossed that this tea will defend me against that. We’ll have to keep an eye out.

We’ll also have to keep an eye out for dark magic. If I get attacked by a Death Eater and survive, I promise to write a follow-up post to this praising this tea even further.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy: Tocha Teas
Description

Chrysanthemum has been used in China for thousands of years as a daily beverage to promote healthy well being. We combine this prized flower with jasmine green tea to deliver an invigorating blend with unparalleled fragrance that stimulates your senses while supporting overall wellness.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!