Awake from Treehouse Teas

AwakeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: Treehouse Teas

Tea Description:

A wonderful energetic blend that will keep you awake! Maybe you’ve been traveling the world or just need a little boost to get you through the day. Green Tea, Green Mate, Gynostemma Leaves, Strawberry and Papaya make this blend a get up and go to.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I am such a fan of green tea and green mate.  I love how the flavors mix.  What is fun with this mix is that there is also a bit of a tropical feel to it with the added strawberries and papaya. This tea had such a nice sweet aroma.

What I always seem to be confused by is what steeping parameters I should use.  Green tea and green mate have completely different steeping times.  To play it safe- I went with the green tea setting on the Breville One Touch because I wasn’t sure how forgiving the green tea would be if I went with the mate setting I typically use.  Poured the sample into the brewing basket and away I went.

My thoughts? I like this blend.  It isn’t overpowering and it is very subtle.  No one flavor gets in the way or pushes the other around.  The green tea has a nice buttery feel that really pairs well with the strawberry and the mate gives a slight roasted flavor that goes well with the papaya.  All in all, a nice brew subtle brew.  I would love to try this one on ice.  With ingredients like strawberry and papaya, I can see this being perfect for these last days of summer!

Organic Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate from Mate Factor

Tea Type: Yerba Mate

Where To Buy: Mate Factor

Product Description:

Organic Lemon Ginger Mate Tea Bags
100% Organic Ingredients

Our Lemon Ginger tea box contains 20 large tea-bags. All of our tea-bags contain 3.5 grams of tea, DOUBLE the size of most tea-bags on the market, so you can enjoy more of the flavor, nutrition, and energizing effects of Yerba Mate!

Ingredients: Green Yerba Mate, Lemon Myrtle, Ginger Root

Refreshing and Healing
Mate Factor Lemon Ginger combines Lemon Myrtle and Ginger Root with our Fresh Brazilian Yerba Mate! This tea is a refreshing summer favorite!

Box Art:
The Jaguar is a common wild cat in the subtropical forests of Brazil. It represents the agility and zest of our Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate.

Tasters Review:

People often as me if I ever get “Tead-Out” with as much Tea as I drink…oddly, the answer is NO.  i never get teaD out!  I DO, however, get bored or sometimes just don’t want or care for a certain ingredient in a tea.  But there are so many teas I NEVER get bored with tea as a whole.

Perhaps that is why I ‘sat’ on this one for a while.  First of all I’m not usually excited about teas with ginger in them.  But I do like Ginger in foods.  Maybe it’s because I feel many teas that featuring ginger in their list of ingredients tend to over-due it.  Regardless…I tried this Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate recently and was pleasantly surprised!

This one was much more lemon than ginger and I am very happy about that.  This is lemony with a hint of ginger and tasty and refreshing!  It didn’t leave a weird after taste and the overall experience was memorable not only as being a tasty tea/tisane but a tasty flavored Yerba Mate!  The flavoring is “just right”!