Green Lemonade from The Love Tea Company

I’m going to admit something to you…citrus teas scare me. When I see teas that feature lemon or berry in their name, I tend to skip over them in my shopping. So, when I got Green Lemonade as a tea to try in my current box, I was a little hesitant. It is honestly one of the last teas I tried – I wish it had been the first! For the Love of Tea has created a blend that has a fresh aroma and a hint of citrus. From the aroma alone, I was confident that this tea would not be one who overused citrus in its blending process. The large leaves presented in this blend allow for a variety of brewing methods from sachet to brewing directly in your tea pot.

Once brewed, this blend presents a classic green tea color and provides a light citrus flavor at the end which masks and diminishes the typical earth undertones of a green tea. Green tea is easy to burn through prolonged brew times, and this blend is no exception. You will need to watch it so that you do not over-steep it! Since green tea is so easy to burn, I often add citrus and a little sugar to the cup in order to minimize the strong earthy undertones that begin once over brewed. With the Green Lemonade blend from For the Love of Tea, I did not have to add anything and their addition of citrus was a refreshing mix to this light tea. This would be great for your mid-afternoon cuppa!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  The Love Tea Company

This Brilliant Blend is a fan favorite.  It combines the best of green tea with the best of a lemon, with lemon bits and wedges you’ll get the full “lemon-y” affect.  Low in caffeine and easy on the pallet, it goes down like a smooth summer day (without the humidity).  Brew a pot of this fine blend and serve hot or cold year ’round.   It never hurts to add a fresh lemon slice to anything!  Be sure to #sharethelove on this one.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

A Unique Pumpkin Chai from Love Tea

As soon as the weather turns a little cooler, or when I just get tired of summer, I decide that it’s pumpkin season and start looking for all things pumpkin spice. I love the warming cinnamon and ginger, the herbal clove, cardamom, and allspice, and the general sweet juiciness of pumpkin puree.  Each pumpkin spice product has its own blend of sweet and spicy, which makes it all the more fun to try them all.  

This time, I tried Pumpkin Chai from Love Tea.  I got a chance to try this company’s more summery blends earlier in the year, and really enjoyed what they had to offer, so I thought I’d try their version of my favorite fall flavor.  This Pumpkin Chai really stands out from other teas and coffees with the same name.  Love Tea’s blend has lots of chai spice and pumpkin flavor, but it also has prominent citrus flavors.  

In addition to the crisp black tea base and warm spices, this blend has hibiscus, orange, rosehips, and lemongrass.  These ingredients set this apart from other pumpkin blends, and it offers a great change of pace to have the tart kiss of citrus alongside the usual herbs and spices.  The hibiscus bring enough tart red fruit flavor, that this almost feels more like a mulled wine-flavored tea.  The oranges and cloves together make for a delicious cold-weather flavor combination that often pops up in winter-themed candles and baked goods as the season goes on.  

If you think you have tried every pumpkin spice that the world has to offer, try Pumpkin Chai from Love Tea.  Even beyond the Halloween, the orange and spice flavors will warmly guide you into the winter season.  


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Love Tea

Our 2016 Brillliant Winter Blends started with this one.    Put your Pumpkin Chai Latte on notice!   This is all the flavor without the coffee.  A black tea blend with Izmir Chai Spice all rolled into the perfect winter warmer.   Serve this with a splash of milk (or flavored creamer) and a dash of sugar and your friends will never believe you are drinking tea.   Start your holiday shopping now and get in the spirit with us.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

A Few ChariTeas To Check Out. . . . . . .

Over the years, we’ve started to notice a trend of tea companies who are giving back.  We are currently working on creating a page on the site to give these tea companies their kudos, but we couldn’t wait to share the info.


Back to Jerusalem Teas

You can play a vital role in bringing hope to children displaced by ISIS when purchasing this tea. Proceeds will go to support the building and operation of a school for Yazidi children in a northern Iraq refugee camp. Without education in this critical time of their lives they might likely end up being a part of the very group that caused them to flee from their homes in the first place. Together we can make a difference!

Back To Jerusalem Website

CuppaGeek’s Thoughts:  Storehouse Tea provides quite a variety of hand blended fresh high quality teas to choose from.  They have been a favorite of The SororiTea Sisters for sometime.

Each month, Tease Tea sponsors a women’s charity and helps raise awareness through support and funding.

To learn more about the charities Tease Tea supports,  click on the link below.

Tease Tea Chari’tea Spotlight Page

CuppaGeek’s Thoughts:    Tease Tea is a newer tea company to me, but I hope soon I’ll be able to check their teas out and add a few teas to my personal stash.

Chai Kai Tea Co has partnered with Make Lunch a charity working on tackling child poverty in the UK.  To learn more click here.  

CuppaGeek’s Thoughts:  I recently reviewed Chai Kai Tea Co’s Jasmine Green Tea and the tea yielded such a wonderful soul soothing flavor.  Their hand blended teas are top notch and a few of them are now on my personal wish list.

Wise Ape Tea was founded with a purpose and a mission.  

Click here to find out more about who they are, how Wise Ape Tea was created  and what they support.


CuppaGeek’s Thoughts:  This is one tea company that I’m quite obsessed with lately.  A full review will published soon on their Performance Tea.

The Love Tea Company was created with the thought of purposeful purchasing-meaning Love Tea Company was created to help bring awareness to mental health issues.  To learn more about what The Love Tea Company is doing and will be doing, click here.

CuppaGeek’s Thoughts:   The Love Tea Company offers a unique way for tea drinkers to spread the love with others.  Their #TeaItForward program helped me share the tea love with several of my SororiTea Sisters, friends, and family members.  They all enjoyed the lovely care package and I highly encourage others to check out this service.

These are just a few of the many tea companies who are giving back.   If you would like to be mentioned on our ChariTeas page, drop us a note at and we will make sure to add you to the list!