Green Tea Peppermint from Tea of Life

Green Tea PeppermintTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

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Taster’s Review:

This Green Tea Peppermint from Tea of Life is alright but to be honest, I really expected a bit more than what I’m getting from it.  The flavor is just a wee bit flat and “flat” isn’t a word that I normally would associate with peppermint.

The green tea is pleasant enough – it’s soft and buttery and doesn’t impart a strong, grassy flavor.  It’s a nice complement to the herbal notes of the peppermint.

But generally when I drink a peppermint tea, I’m expecting a burst of zingy flavor.  You know?  That bold, refreshing, unmistakable flavor of mint?  And I didn’t get that with this tea.  My first few sips, I found myself thinking, “There’s mint in there?”  Because it was just sort of … flat and uninspiring.

Now, as I’m about halfway through my cup, I can taste the peppermint and it’s pleasant.  It feels cool and crisp and it leaves that fresh flavor on the palate.  But, it’s still very lackluster and boring and mint shouldn’t be like that.

It’s as I said at the start.  It’s alright but not my favorite selection from Tea of Life.

Ayurvedic Slimming Tea from Tea of Life

AyuvedicTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

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About Tea of Life Ayurvedic Collection:

The word “Ayurveda” is derived from two words – “Ayus” meaning life and “Veda” meaning ‘knowledge’ or ‘science’.  So the literal meaning of the word Ayurveda is ‘The Science of Life.’

Life or Ayus, according to Ayurveda, is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul.  So Ayurveda does not just limit itself to the body or physical symptoms, but also provides comprehensive knowledge about spiritual, mental and emotional health.  

The traditional healing system of Ayurveda is based on a theory of balance between the body (physical), the soul (spiritual) and the mind (psychological).  


I am always confused by teas that claim to be “slimming.”

But I’m not here to talk about my feelings on the claims of “slimming” tea, and I’m not entering into a weight loss regime with this slimming tea from Tea of Life.  I’m here to tell you what I’m tasting, not on whether or not it works.

And I’m not real crazy about the taste.  I am not sure if it’s the Garcenia, Black Seed or Fenugreek that I’m not liking (or perhaps a combination of the three), but one redeeming quality of this tea (aside from the green tea) is the cumin.  I actually like tasting the warm, toasty notes of the cumin.

Garcenia is supposed to taste acidic and sour.  Black seed has more of a savory quality, like onions or garlic with black pepper and oregano.  Fenugreek is supposed to be lightly bitter.  So I suspect that what I’m not liking about this particular tea is the presence of garcenia and fenugreek.  Because I’m getting a bitter and sour taste that I’m not crazy about.

The green tea is light and buttery and adds a hint of sweetness.

So, this isn’t the greatest tasting drink.  It isn’t a tea that I’d drink just for the taste of it.  I hope that the “slimming” aspect of this tea is successful because from this taster’s perspective, I’ll just say that I’ve tasted a lot of tasty teas from Tea of Life but this one isn’t one of them.

Earl Grey Tea from Tea of Life

TeaofLifeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

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Taster’s Review:

When it comes to Earl Grey teas, there are a couple of things that I consider “standard” … that is, things that I expect from an Earl Grey.  The first thing I expect is a distinct dry leaf aroma.  I should smell the bergamot!  The second thing I want is for that aroma to carry over into the brewed tea.  I still want to smell the bergamot!  Finally, and most importantly, I want a great taste:  I want a good black tea base and I want to taste the bergamot.  I love a good strong flavor of bergamot but I’ve also found many teas that have a softer flavor of bergamot and I have enjoyed those as well.  As long as I get GOOD bergamot – not soapy or cologne-ish – then I’m a happy sipper.

Well, when I opened the pouch that held the tea bag of this Earl Grey Tea from Tea of Life, I didn’t get a strong, distinct bergamot aroma.  Needless to say, I was disappointed.

The brewed tea has a stronger bergamot fragrance (although when compared to next to no bergamot aroma, it shouldn’t be difficult to have a stronger fragrance, right?) so I’m happy about that.  It’s that unmistakable scent of bergamot.  I love it.

The flavor:  It’s good.  The bergamot flavor is definitely there, and it doesn’t taste soapy or like I’m drinking fragrance de Uncle Albert.  It’s not as strong as some Earl Grey teas I’ve tasted, but it’s a clear, well-defined bergamot note.

And the black tea is brisk and smooth.  I’m really liking the black tea base because it’s not astringent.  It’s really quite smooth and it’s a good, solid flavor.  Nicely round.

Overall, this Earl Grey is a winner.  I’m quite impressed with it, really, especially considering that A) this is a bagged tea; and B) I was rather disappointed with it when I took that first whiff and didn’t smell bergamot; and C) did I mention that this is a bagged tea?  Like I said, impressive!

Orange Spice Flavored Green Tea from Tea of Life

TeaofLifeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

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Taster’s Review:

I’ve had quite a few orange spice flavored black teas, but not quite so many orange spice green teas.  At least, I’m not able to immediately recall very many.  But as I sip this Orange Spice flavored Green Tea from Tea of Life, I find myself wondering why, because this is quite nice!

Sure, it’s a bagged tea and yeah, I’d rather have loose leaf teas as opposed to bagged teas.  But many of the bagged teas that I’ve tried from Tea of Life have been enjoyable and this Orange Spice is one of my favorites that I’ve had thus far.

To brew it, I started with freshly filtered water and I heated it to 175°F in my Breville One-Touch.  (It doubles as a variable temperature tea kettle!  Bonus!)  I grabbed my favorite tea cup and let the teabag steep for 2 minutes.  Say what you will about bagged teas – they are convenient, and sometimes that convenience is important.  Taste is equally as important, so it’s good to find a bagged tea that is also tasty.  That’s what I’ve found with this tea from Tea of Life!

The green tea is sweet and buttery.  It has a nice, soft texture.  It isn’t bitter or astringent.  It isn’t overly “grassy” or vegetal either.  Just smooth and sweet.  It’s a great base for the flavors of orange and spice.

The orange is bright!  Sweet and juicy tasting!  The spices are gently warm.  I taste subtle notes of cinnamon and a hint of clove.  It’s not an overly spicy tasting tea – if you’re one who doesn’t like a spicy tea, you’ll find the level of spices in this tea to be to your liking.

I like that this isn’t overly sweet the way some orange spice teas can be.  Usually they’re all about the cinnamon and you get that “red-hot” cinnamon taste.  And hey, I like those teas too, but something like that would overpower the green tea and the flavoring here doesn’t do that.  It lets the green tea come through nicely, and offers a warm, cozy spice and sunny citrus flavor.  It’s something that works nicely as an afternoon tea when you want something to perk you up and would work equally as well as something that you curl up to in the early evening, especially on a cold autumn day like this!

Yeah, this’ll do!

Tropical Sorbet Black Tea from Tea of Life

TeaofLifeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Tea Description:

Black tea with natural banana, pineapple, passion fruit & mango flavors.

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Taster’s Review:

This is one of the tastier teas that I’ve received from Tea of Life.  I’ve enjoyed a few of their teas and there were some that I didn’t really care for but this one moves its way right toward the top of the list.  It’s got a good flavor:  a background of brisk black tea with a pleasant tropical fruit note.  As summer has come to an end and fall has just begun, this tea takes my taste buds on a summer-y holiday to the tropics.

I like that I can taste each of the fruit flavors:  I taste notes of banana and mango, hints of pineapple-y sweetness and a touch of passion fruit, but these flavors do not overpower the black tea base.  The black tea tastes smooth and I’m tasting more of the sweeter notes of the black tea emerge thanks to the sweetness of the fruit notes.  It’s a very harmonious taste.

It’s sweet but not too sweet and the fruity flavors are not overwhelming.  There is no doubt that what I’m drinking is tea that has been flavored with fruit rather than fruit flavors rather than fruit flavors with a little bit of black tea mixed in.  This is tea first!

It’s a tasty cuppa served hot but I like this one best when it cools because the fruity notes give it a very refreshing taste that is more “iced tea” to me.  An enjoyable tea from Tea of Life.