Jasmine Citrus Blossom Green Tea from Ovation Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Ovation Teas

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Product Description:

Green tea blended with jasmine pearls, orange peel, jasmine blossoms, and marigolds, with tangerine flavoring.

Taster’s Review:

This is awesome!  A real treat for the taste buds as well as the eye and nose!

The dry leaf is beautiful.  Not only are there long spears of green tea leaves in this (Sencha, perhaps?) but there are also jasmine pearls.  In addition to the two different types of green tea, there is an abundance of petals and blossoms, as well as pieces of citrus peel.  This not only looks beautiful, but it smells amazing too.

But none of that would really matter if it didn’t also taste good… and this does.   The addition of the pearls help to give this blend a really beautiful jasmine essence.  The jasmine is light and sweet, with hints of floral sharpness.

The green tea is a fresh, clean taste.  It is slightly grassy, but mostly what I taste is that sweet, exhilarating freshness.  It marries well with the lively citrus notes and the exotic jasmine flavor.

And as much as I’m enjoying the flavors of jasmine and green tea, the real star of this cup is the tangerine flavor.  It is sweet with just the right amount of “tang” to it.  Those tangy notes add a very intriguing contrast to the cup that is also sweet and floral.

I have tasted this tea a few times now, and I have to say that while it is delicious hot (and it is!) … it is even better iced.  It becomes pure, light, crisp refreshment in a glass.

And now through the 28th of August,  Daily Gourmet is offering of 50% savings on the Ovation Teas Summer Set of Teas.  This collection includes this thirst-quenching tea – as well as four other spectacular teas!  Don’t miss out on this special offer!

Chocolate Orange Bliss from Ovation Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Ovation Teas

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Product Description:

Black tea blended with cacao nibs, orange peel, and safflowers with chocolate and orange flavoring.

Taster’s Review:

Chocolate Orange Bliss … sounds incredible, doesn’t it?  Immediately images of those chocolate oranges that are available around the holidays come to mind.  Yummy!

And this tea is indeed yummy.  The black tea is brisk but not overly aggressive.  It doesn’t attempt to overpower the flavors of orange and chocolate (and that’s a good thing because when you’re a chocoholic like me, nothing should stand in the way of the chocolate!)  The black tea base is very smooth and mild … and even a little comforting.  There is no bitterness to this tea.  It is lightly astringent which accents the tangy flavor of the orange quite nicely.

The chocolate and orange are powerfully represented.  The orange is vibrant and sweet.  The chocolate is rich and creamy.  The overall cup is delicious, very dessert-like.  I like that this tea is strong enough to be enjoyed at breakfast (dessert for breakfast?  Count me in!), and mellow enough to be enjoyed later in the day, and delicious enough for a mid-day respite when you just need to get away for a few moments of peace and enjoyment.  This tea fits the bill!

And, if that wasn’t enough to entice you, how about this?  Daily Gourmet is currently offering a 50% savings on five of Ovation Teas’ finest offerings, including this tea!  This offer is only for a limited time, so now is a great time to try this amazing tea – as well as some other remarkable teas with these tantalizing savings!

Ginger Peach White Tea from Ovation Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Ovation Teas

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Product Description:

Nothing goes better with a BBQ than a glass of iced Ginger Peach White Tea. Cool and refreshing, bursting with sweet peaches and balanced with a gentle spicy ginger twist, this tea will quench your thirst in the summer heat while soothing your full belly. No summer meal is complete without a jug of sweet ginger peach white tea on the table; we like to sweeten it with a hint of agave after it steeps. You can also enjoy this tea hot when the night falls and the evening cools. Paired with some ginger snap cookies, this low caffeine white tea makes the perfect bedtime snack.

INGREDIENTS: Pai Mu Tan White Peony tea, diced peaches, orange peel, ginger, and marigold petals, with peach and orange flavoring.

Taster’s Review:

I’ve tried quite a few ginger peach flavored teas, and for the most part, enjoyed them.  But, I can’t remember enjoying one more than I am this Ginger Peach White Tea from Ovation Teas.  It is balanced so nicely.

The white tea base (Pai Mu Tan) is – not surprisingly – a very gentle flavor.  It is fresh and a bit like a breath of fresh air.  It would be easy to overwhelm the white tea with the flavors of ginger, peach and orange, but fortunately, this blend has been skillfully blended with a delicate touch of flavoring to maintain a sense of balance.

The peach and orange work very well together.  The peach is sweet, the orange tangy, and with the peppery heat from the ginger and the soft whisper of white tea, it becomes a lovely contrast of flavors.

I love this tea iced!  It is so light and delicious.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Daily Gourmet website because for a limited time they will be offering 50% savings on the retail price of some of Ovation Teas’ most popular blends (including this one!) starting August 22! 

Green Tea Fruit Smoothie Tea from Ovation Teas

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Ovation Teas

Product Description:

Green tea blended with strawberry pieces, mango, pineapple, marigolds, and globe amaranth with strawberry and mango flavoring.

Tasters Review:

I tell everyone that I have FUN with my tea.  Some think that isn’t appropriate just like it may not be appropriate to ‘play with your food’…but I do.  I encourage it!  I like to tweak infusion amounts and times and sometimes ‘hand pick’ what I infusion from the loose leaf mix into my infusion basket.

Green Tea Fruit Smoothie Tea from Ovation Teas was one of those FUN Teas.

It’s FUN and Flavorful but natural and true.  I like this very much!  It’s a solid flavored green.  The first attempt I drank was hot and it was FAB…I think this would be just as good if not better COLD…The mango-straw-pineapple jive well together and none are too over powering.  It’s quite smooth which is rather rare for these flavors, I believe.

Green Tea Smoothie…lives up to it’s name!  See…even the NAME is FUN!  And tasty!  This is a real winner!  Be sure to check out Ovation Teas – they have some awesome flavors available and swing by our friends at Daily Gourmet for hooking us up with some RAD Tea!


A Special Offer


This is a special offer from Daily Gourmet, Naivetea and The SororiTea Sisters!

We have TEN promotional codes (aka coupons!) for $5.00 off of this fantastic deal from Daily Gourmet.

This offer includes two tins of Naivetea’s Taiwanese Oolong teas – Wen Shan Bao Oolong and Lychee Oolong – for just $23.00 (including shipping!)  This is a $35.00 value, for just $23.00.

BUT… if you are one of the first ten people to comment to this post with your email address, we will send you a special promo code via email for an additional $5.00 off – making your total just $18.00!!!

That’s $28.00 worth of tea plus $7.00 shipping charges – for JUST $18.00!


I have tried several of Naivetea’s Oolongs in the past and I can tell you that they are of outstanding quality and flavor.  If you love Oolong – they offer some of the best Oolong teas available anywhere!

But you should HURRY because this offer is only good through Saturday (April 9th) night.  After that, the carriage turns back into a pumpkin and this amazing deal is GONE!