Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Indie Tea
An Intelligent Herbal Concoction of Ginkgo Biloba, Brahmi, Gotu Kola, Ginger, Peppermint, Hawthorn Berries, Passionflower Holy Basil and Lemon Verbena
Hocus Pocus…Where’s My Focus? Is It Here? Is It There? I Can’t Find It Anywhere. Perhaps If I Would Drink My Tea, I Might Become A Smarter Me.
Steeping Instructions: Measure 1.5 teaspoons of tea to 8 oz of water. Heat water to boiling 208 degrees, pour over the tea leaves, and steep tea leaves for five to six minutes.
Organic and Fair Trade Ingredients: Organic Ginkgo Biloba,Organic Hawthorn Berries, Organic Ginger, Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Brahmi, Organic Peppermint, Organic Passionflower, Organic Tulsi Holy Basil, Organic Lemon Verbena
.8 oz. Tube…$5.99 • 3 oz. Tin…$13.99 • 8 oz Bag…$29.00 • 1 lb Bag…$57.00
Learn more about this tea here.
I’ve been a fan of Indie Tea in Las Vegas since the very first time I saw them! Not only because of their creative blends of tea bases and flavors but because of some of the secondary ingredients they use – herbs, for example, that you would normally find in regular teas and tisanes. Another reason I LOVE their company is the artsy-vibe they incorporate into their tea packaging, logos, labels, and website! They are CLEVER thru and thru – that is for sure!
When I first saw the tube of SMARTY PANTS – it made me smile! It said “Put on your thinking cap SMARTY PANTS” and as you can see above use quite the combination of ingredients in this herbal. I tend to not really reach for herbals teas but sometimes LIFE calls the shots for you, right! I’m glad I listened, in this case, this is a mighty fine herbal offering from Indie Tea!
I would agree that it is an intelligent blend! A hint of berry flattened by the Ginkgo and Basil, mostly but also the yin and the yang of the Ginger and Peppermint dance nicely to create their own flavor, too! The Lemon Verbena really brings everything together nicely in the end.
This isn’t overly herb or leafy tasting. The ginger and the peppermint are subtle and nicely done. I can’t think of a more well rounded mesh of flavors for this herbal. I don’t think I would change anything!
Rooibos Chai from Choice Organic Teas
Where To Buy:
Choice Organic Teas
Thrill your senses with this naturally caffeine-free twist on traditional chai. We blend rich South African rooibos with the finest masala spices for a cup that’s warming, robust and subtly sweet. It’s a luscious treat that pairs wonderfully with milk and sweetener. (Caffeine Free)
Organic Rooibos*, Organic Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Clove, and Organic Black Pepper *Fair Trade Certified™
I’ve been trying to get my life-long digestion issues under control – especially the last few weeks. I have read that Chai Spices as well as Rooibos can help with that. I’m grateful!
This smells like a sweet yet slight spicy chai post-steep. The color is a nice rich dark red-brown. The taste is sweet from the rooibos and slightly spicy from the spices. This is really nice! REALLY NICE – for a bagged chai! Probably one of my fave bagged chai’s as well as one of my fave rooibos chai in a bag, too!
I could see myself drinking this often! This one surprised me! If you see this on a shelf at a good price – give it a whirl!
Wise Man’s Caravan from Indie Tea
Tea Type: Chai (Black Tea Base)
Where To Buy: Indie Tea
Wise Man’s Caravan
Wisdom May Be The Road Less Traveled, But It Beats The Road That Leads To The Unexpected Swamp Filled With Hungry Alligators.
Steeping Instructions: Measure 1.5 teaspoons of tea to 8 oz of water. Heat water to boiling 212 degrees, pour over the tea leaves, and steep tea leaves for four to five minutes. Add milk or soy, sugar or honey to taste.
5 oz. Organic and Fair Trade Ingredients: Organic Assam Black Tea, Organic Cloves, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cardamom, Organic White Peppercorn, Organic Allspice, Organic Ginger, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Myrrh, Organic Frankincense
After the hectic week I have been having and a major case of ‘too much info on the brain overload” I thought this would be the tea to review tonight. This is a chai I have really been enjoying the last couple of months!
I thought it would be too full of spice – but everything works awesomely well together! This is VERY good!
Frankincense & Myrrh…kind of make me a little nervous at first but it ended up being a unique, bold, and flavorful cup! This has interesting spices and a slight smoke! Plus I LOVE the names, containers, and labels Indie Tea has on their offerings…so fun!
Green Tea Chai from Rishi Tea
Where To Buy: Rishi Tea
Green Tea Chai, Organic Fair Trade Chai
Coming Soon! Available September 2010!
Green Tea Chai is very uplifting and assertive with a one-of-a-kind, bright green infusion color. This harmonious blend combines pan-fired green tea with ginger, zesty lemongrass and other stimulating botanicals for a well balanced break with tradition. Its spicy undertones and sweet citrus finish provide a delectable diversion from your usual chai.
Mix 2 tbsp chai, 1 cup water, and 1 cup milk in a saucepan. / Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tbsp sugar. / Strain into a mug or pitcher and enjoy! Chai can also be enjoyed over ice. / Ingredients: Organic cardamom, organic Fair Trade Certified™ green tea, organic lemongrass, organic ginger, organic licorice root, organic black pepper and organic peppermint. Origin: Rishi blend.
Green Tea Chai is another NEW offering from Rishi and the taste of this was quite good to me and my palate. There isn’t an “over-the-top” chai taste present but here is what I did find…
A nice lemony surprise! Simply-Put in less than 5 words, I guess you could say. But since many of you are probably looking for a little more in-depth description…here-goes!
I can mostly taste a nice standard yet more sweeter green tea taste, lemon, and a little bit of a peppery taste. I am not totally sure if it’s more of an actual pepper taste or a ginger taste that is causing the pepperiness so I guess that’s why I would describe the pepper taste as a little-bit. I would also describe the licorice and peppermint flavors as gentle, too, with neither being too prominent, yet, somewhat identifiable overall.
All of the ingredients work very well together but I will say that the lemon is the most noticeable flavor to both the nose and the tongue.
This was citrusy-sweet and tasty. I would certainly add this to my thumbs-up list from Rishi!