Wild Black Tea from Teabook

 TeaBoolTea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy: Teabook

Tea Description:

Our red tea comes from Yunnan, Fujian, and Hunan provinces in China. The original name for black tea is red tea because of the general color of the infusion; it is still referred to as red tea in China today. Flavors that can define red tea are often robust, woodsy, or toasted and might have notes of walnut, raisin and chocolate. From a health perspective, some studies have established that red (black) tea may help protect lungs from exposure to cigarette smoke; new studies are starting to look at its possible role in helping to reduce the risk for stroke. Black is aggressively rolled/shaped during the processing to bring out its distinct flavors and aromas and are fully oxidized, thus creating darker deeper teas with more tannins (astringency).

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love the idea and concept behind Teabook and have really thought about getting a subscription. I love the convenience factor of having my loose leaf already measured out for me in convenient packaging. Such an alluring idea and so far I’ve enjoyed the teas I’ve tried.

And this one is no exception! This is another great offering from the Teabook. This particular offering is a Dian Hong from Lincang, Yunnan Province, China.

Brewed up with water at 195F and allowed to steep for about 3 minutes, this tea is giving me a gorgeous spot on black tea flavor that is woods, smooth, slightly astringent, with a lovely malty flavor running thru every sip! Such a well balanced tea. Really love how complex the tea is but yet so simple. Crisp and lovely!

This would be fabulous offering for the cool brisk spring evenings that are coming our way. I really like this one! This may have been the tea that gets me to subscribe!


Energy Tea from Fit Life Tea Co.

EnergyFitLifeTeaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green Tea & Yerba Mate

Where to Buy: Fit Life Tea Co.

Tea Description:

Ready for liftoff? Increase muscle energy and boost mental agility with an invigorating cup of Organic Metabolic Energy Tea. It’s packed with potent antioxidants and natural caffeine from sustainably grown whole green tea leaves blended with traditional rainforest energy tonic.

Our pyramid tea bag extracts maximum flavor to infuse more essential oils and flavor into your cup. Steeping releases powerful dynamic ingredients to help stimulate your system, energize workouts and increase calorie burn.

Custom blended Organic Metabolic Energy Tea has a golden color, lively citrus aroma and an earthy, slightly sweet taste. And zero calories.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is my second tea from Fit Life Tea Co. that I’m reviewing.  Again, I’m just going to review this like any other tea regardless of the weight loss benefits this tea is supposed to have.

I will admit right here and right now I am shocked.  I am shocked at how much I love this tea.

I steeped this with water from our coffee machine at work.  The water actually seems to work pretty well with green teas. About 3 minutes later I took my first sip and wow.  My mouth was happy.  This had such a fresh crisp clean green tea flavor.  Slightly grassy and rich with buttery tones.  I would dare to say this tea even had a touch of a silky like texture.  Something I wasn’t expecting at all.  I wasn’t also expecting the lovely yerba mate flavor that rounds this tea out nicely.  Hints of a roasted flavor work well with the buttery green tea richness.

What I can’t figure out is where this lovely almost jasmine like flavor is coming from.  I think that is the flavor I’m enjoying the most.  So pleasant and uplifting.  This tea brews up a beautiful lovely honey like color that just completes the tea. So very lovely.

Being a diet tea, I was ready to be either overpowered with the stevia that is included in the tea bag or underwhelmed with the lack of flavor.  Neither was an issue.  This is a great tea and I recommend it to others on the flavor profile I’m picking up.  I certainly am wanting another cuppa!