Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Choice Organic Teas
Brighten your day with this sophisticated, single estate tea from one of India’s first organic tea gardens. Nestled in the Western Ghats Mountains, Oothu’s surrounding rainforest is home to a tiger reserve and many other endangered species. The taste is crisp and lively with a sunny color sure to inspire.
This is a really decent, bagged green tea.
This single state green tea from India has a sweet, vegetative taste. I would classify this vegetative taste as more grassy than steamed vegetable, although I can taste a slight “steamed spinach” kind of flavor as well. It is a very pleasant taste with no bitterness, and very little astringency.
As the tea cools, I notice that the grassy flavor intensifies, although it never becomes a bitter grassy taste. It remains sweet, but as the grassy flavor grows stronger I notice it becoming slightly sharper as well. Still a pleasant cup, but, I think I prefer it when it’s hot.
Besides the obvious convenience of the tea bag, I like that Choice Organic Teas supports the Jane Goodall Institute, and that some of the proceeds of the sale of this tea is donated to the institute. And of course, I love that this is organic.
A good tea that is also good for the earth!
Wild Forest Black Tea from Choice Organic
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Choice Organic Tea
Awaken your senses with this rare tea, rich in flavor and history, from ancient tea trees growing deep in the forests of Southeast Asia. Generations of local people have climbed these wild tea trees to pluck their leaves. Now you can enjoy this refreshing cup that’s smooth, yet hearty. Drink in its enduring energy.
An energizing rare wild tea with a smooth, yet hearty flavor. Leaves are plucked from ancient tea trees (500 years old or more) growing deep in the forests of Southeast Asia. Only recently have these teas been made available to the rest of the world due to recent efforts by NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to develop a positive alternative economy for the region as a solution to the illegal drug market.
I think this is a great way to start your day if you are short on time or on-the-go! This is a bold and burly black tea in a bag! It’s pretty strong, fairly malty, rich and robust! It has hints of that bakey or crusty type tea that I so much love, too!
Wild Forest Black Tea is a winner in my book! And I really like that Choice Organic Teas support the Jane Goodall Institute!
About Choice Organic’s GOOD FOR ALL Campaign and Efforts:
Choice Organic Teas is delighted to present five extraordinary teas – Oothu Garden Green, Wild Forest Black, Decaffeinated English Breakfast, Yerba Maté Mint and Rooibos Superfruit. This well-rounded collection of flavorful teas sourced from four different continents celebrates the universal passion for tea while supporting the Jane Goodall Institute and our continued leadership and commitment to social and environmental sustainability.
Sales from each purchase benefit the Jane Goodall Institute, a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is also recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation programs in Africa, as well as Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, its international environmental and humanitarian youth program.
Choice Organic Teas is proud to support the Jane Goodall Institute as we share its commitment to conservation, sustainability, and being responsible stewards of the earth. Since 1989, our mission has been to improve the world one cup of tea at a time. As the first exclusively organic tea crafter in the United States, the first to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea in the United States, and most recently, the first tea company to acquire Non-GMO Verification, we craft all of our teas the with conservation of the planet and its creatures in mind. www.janegoodall.org
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, is world renowned for her groundbreaking chimpanzee behavioral research—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Founded in 1977, JGI is a global leader in the effort to protect endangered chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute and its iconic founder are also committed to empowering people to make a difference for all living things. Consistent with this mission, JGI created the “Good for All” brand to recognize companies and environmentally conscious products that reflect Dr. Goodall’s core values.
Yerba Maté Mint from Choice Organic Teas
Leaf Type: Yerba Maté
Where to Buy: Choice Organic Teas
Perk up with this refreshing twist on the traditional. Renowned for its natural kick, yerba maté grows in subtropical South America and has been enjoyed by gauchos for generations. We blend ours with peppermint, spearmint and a hint of lemongrass for a bright tea that’s light, cool and exhilarating. [contains caffeine]
Exhilarating is right! The yerba maté is energizing, while the peppermint and spearmint is crisp and refreshing. Put these ingredients together and you’ve got one very exhilarating beverage, indeed!
This tisane is nicely balanced. It is minty, but not too minty. The yerba maté is slightly earthy but the mint offsets it enough so that it is easy to drink and not too earthy or vegetative. The lemongrass offers just a hint of citrus tones to the cup and adds an interesting dimension to the cup. There’s even a light tangy note from the citrus right at the finish that remains in the aftertaste.
And I really like the company. It is one that I really feel good about supporting, because not only are they organic and committed to the protection of our environment, but they also are involved with really good causes, such as the Jane Goodall Institute, a non-profit organization that is committed to the preservation of the lives and habitat of primates.
It is a very good tea and a tea I can feel good about!