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Vegan Mofo

Passion & PuriTEA from Cup of Love #VeganMoFo2016

So many memories and tea associations are going thru my head as I sample Passion & PuriTEA from Cup of Love, which is perfect because today’s Vegan MoFo topic is all about memories. Now the official post is about food memories, but we are going to put our own twist on the post again and make this just about memories.

Let me explain…my Grandmother…the Grandmother who started me on tea at the tender age of 3…LOVED Marigolds. She would line her garden with them. It was her trick to keep the bunnies out or put a natural fence of sorts between them and the other flowers and herbs.

8df0a3_6c34a79f646e4a9d9474b30f78dca326-mv2My Aunt Francis who treasured plums got me hooked on those at a very young age by handing me one every time I visited her.

Those are just two of the reasons, ingredients, and back stories as to why I was excited about trying this flavored green tea.

That’s right! Passion & PuriTEA from Cup of Love contains Pan Fried Green Tea, Marigolds, Safflowers, Plum, and Pear! Just when I think I can taste more plum than pear I then think I taste more pear than plum! Now that is what I call great flavor ratios! Plus there are undertones of floral flavors but they aren’t overpowering and I appreciate that!

The green tea itself is just the right intensity, too! It’s a nice even-steven medium green tea base perfect for this blend of flavors! I have to say I’m a fan of Passion & PuriTEA from Cup of Love! It’s a delight hot or cold!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Cup of Love
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A flavorful Green Tea with delicious, delicate notes of organic Plum & Pear.  Light and sun shining yellow in the cup, this is a tea that you can drink all day.  Its soothing, floral blend of lightly pan-fried Sencha green tea leaves delivers a rich aromatic and fruity fragrance with real chunks of goodness!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Irish Tea For One Teapot from FineLine Teas #VeganMoFo2016

A few years ago I received this lovely teapot as a gift from my parents and I haven’t seen too many of them since I received it but recently I was online and saw it on a site and thought I would review it today.  It’s the Irish Tea For One Teapot from FineLine Teas.  Eventho this Irish Tea For One Teapot from FineLine Teas is not currently in stock I felt it was certainly worth a mention!

Irish Tea For One Teapot from FineLine Teas is a decorated teapot for one (or two) and has the Irish look and feel to it.  It’s painted in cream and green and has Celtic knots wrapping around the teapot.  It’s a 3-piece teapot and says “A good laugh and a cup of tea are the two best cures” on it.  You can see where the small top part comes off and the bottom half as well.

I think this Irish Tea For One Teapot from FineLine Teas is darling.  I have only used it a few times because I use it more for display than USE but that might have to change in the coming months.  I’m also using this as my Vegan Mofo post today where the prompt is “Something Rare” as we are to use something we don’t usually use in cooking – well – instead of that – I figured I would feature this teapot since I don’t usually use it but still admire it!

 


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Teaware
Where to Buy: FineLine Teas
Description: A beautifully decorated tea for one, this Irish tea for one set is painted in cream and green and boasts lovely Celtic knot work. View product description below for more information.

A beautifully decorated tea for one, this Irish tea for one set is painted in cream and green and boasts lovely Celtic knot work. A three piece set, this tea for one features the saying “A good laugh and a cup of tea are the two best cures”. Packaged ready for gift giving, this tea for one is sure to delight.

Stoneware. Dimensions: Teapot – 7 1/2″ x 6″ and holds 22oz; Cup – 2 1/4″ and holds 10oz. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Peach Dream from Nelson’s Tea #VeganMoFo2016

Don’t you just LOVE colors that compliment each other?  That is today’s Vegan MoFo prompt and since the Sororitea Sisters is doing-up Vegan MoFo TEA Style we decided to jump into the mix with Peach Dream from Nelson’s Tea.  When you look at the dry mix of ingredients you will see olive green, khaki, cream, orange-yellow, and a few specs of darker brown because of the green rooibos, orange peel, marigold petals, and other flavors in this herbal blend.

Peach Dream from Nelson’s Tea infuses to a orange-light brown and smells incredible because of the peach.  The flavor is peachy, sweet, creamy, and a bit like a sweeter nut – almost like cashew, perhaps!  I completely agree with the use of green rooibos here and the peach is plump and pleasant and not overdone in the slightest.  Peach Dream from Nelson’s Tea makes for easy sipping and is tasty hot or cold.  If you try this iced – word to the wise – do a double dose of loose and steep for double the time!  YUMMO!

 


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Rooibos
Where to Buy: Nelson’s Tea
Description:

Ingredients: Green rooibos, orange peel, marigold petals, natural flavor

Brewing Instructions: To brew this tea, utilize 1-2 teaspoons of tea/8 oz of boiling water and should be steeped 5-6 minutes to unlock its full flavor and benefits. To make the iced version, double the amount of tea and brew the same way.  When finished pour over ice.
*Note: 4 oz of tea equals 50-60 teaspoons or between 30 and 60 cups of tea.

Benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Protects the Nervous System and Brain from Free Radicals
  • A bronchodilator, Aiding the Respiratory System and an Antispasmodic
  • Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antifungal
  • Hypoallergenic and Utilized to Treat Various Skin Conditions

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz #VeganMoFo2016

Vegan MoFo is pimping Monochrome Meals today which means we will be seeing a lot of food that is all based around ONE color so for our Vegan MoFo Tea choice today we are pushing Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz.

This Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz is part of the Teasenz Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix.  If you purchase the 70 gram TIN for $10.89 you will receive 12 or 13 mini tuo cha.  I think this is a pretty fair price for 12 or 13 mini’s of which you get to try 4 of their pu-erhs!

We are specifically reviewing the Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz in this review.  The scent of this one once wet and infused is an earthy, woodsy, wormy type.  It infuses to a dark brown.  I was pleasantly surprised that the taste on the tongue was mellower than I thought it would be based on the scent of the infusion.  It was really quite nice.  Sure it had woodsy notes but they weren’t over the top or anything I winced at.  Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz was even a bit smooth, too!  I’m not saying this Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz was dull or lacking in flavor at all!  It’s just more smooth than I thought it would be based on the scent!  I’m very excited about this offering!

Because Mini Yunnan Tuocha Mix – Brown Wrapper – from Teasenz is a solid brown color DRY and WET I figured it would make a nice connection to the Vegan MoFo Monochrome theme of the day, today!


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Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Pu-erh
Where to Buy: Teasenz
Description:

Pu erh tea is an important part of the Yunnan culture. For a beginning pu erh tea explorer there is definitely a long way to go in order to fully appreciate the complexity of this type of tea. Sip and feel its richness in taste that evolves after each steep and imagine the history that is within this tea. Order today and have some of those high quality leaves that made it to our Teasenz website right in your teapot. Each and every piece is source directly from Yunnan and you will love it. Read our guide below as a roadmap for your puerh journey!

  • Brown: Start off with the flat tuocha wrapped in brown paper to experience the classic taste of pu erh tea. Note: Don’t underestimate those small tuocha teas. One piece can easily steep you several pots of tea. Instead of moving too fast from one color to the other, first strive to get as many steeps from each piece! Try to notice differences in flavor between the different steeps.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Barista’s Matcha Tea from My Matcha Life #VeganMoFo2016

Today’s prompt for Vegan MoFo 2016 is “If an alien showed up on your door step, what would you feed them?” I feel like I would whip up a wonderful matcha latte for several reasons. 1- The general look of an alien is that they are green and matcha is a fine ground green tea. And 2- Matcha’s are typically vegetal in flavor and for some reason I want to think that the alien that would show up at my door would be one that would have a similiar lifestyle as my vegan one!

I don’t live in a big city. I used to live in a medium-sized city while I was a child but that was way before trendy coffee shops and Barista were terms used in daily conversation and life. Recently I have been sipping on Barista’s Matcha Tea from My Matcha Life and totally LOVING it.

I know I shouldn’t judge a Matcha by it’s name but there is something special about Barista’s Matcha Tea from My Matcha Life and it goes beyond the name and title of the green tea powder.

The vibrant green color of the matcha powder is impressive upon opening the tin but the deep dark forest green color once you add the hot water is what really drew me in. Barista’s Matcha Tea from My Matcha Life offers the full Matcha experience from beginning to end.

Barista’s Matcha Tea from My Matcha Life smells vegetal but tastes creamy and green. The froth comes into play but disappears leaving the rich green quality matcha in the cup for me to admire. The sip is just as – if not more – impressive. Barista’s Matcha Tea from My Matcha Life is a pure delight!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green (Matcha)
Where to Buy: My Matcha Life
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Nurtured by the world’s top Tea Masters and traditionally stone-ground to a rich 100% pure matcha tea powder, our Barista’s Matcha Tea is grown in the finest tea fields of Japan.

It gets rave reviews for taste and affordability, but also for the terrific new energy and stamina it brings to even the most hectic lifestyles.

Barista’s non-jittery caffeine, calming amino acids and potent antioxidants are purposely balanced to meet the demands of your busy day.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!