Mint for you from Aka Tea

MintForyouTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: Aka Tea

Tea Description:

This tea is “mint” for you and me. Just sit back and enjoy life. Lighten the mood with the cooling breath of mint. Take a sip and imagine yourself breathing in a fresh spring breeze. Mint for You- A wonderful ratio blend between Peppermint and Spearmint.  

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love finding new tea companies that have blends that are catchy and delicious.  Since stumbling upon Aka Teas website, I have been in  heaven diving into their tea line up.  I’ve tried their Caramel Apple Green Tea and that was incredible.  Tasted just like one of those Caramel Apple Pops I had when I was a teenager.

Mint for You is another fantastic quality tea that I’m just going crazy over.  Fresh peppermint and spearmint.  A great tea to enjoy hot or as an iced tea.  I am enjoying this one as an iced tea. The adjective that keeps coming up in my head to describe this blend is fresh.  Like the you just cut this from your herb garden kind of fresh.

What I love to do is take herbal mint teas and mix them up with teas in my stash that I may not quite enjoy.  For instance, I had an black flavored strawberry tea that wasn’t something I really enjoyed on its own.  Too astringent.  I threw some of this herbal mint blend in and I have a fantastic Strawberry Mint tea.

Super happy with this versatile blend and can’t wait to experiment more with it!

OYGFIB? (Orange You Glad Frank Is Bananas?) Rooibos Blend from 52Teas

OYGFIBTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tisane Description:

Orange you glad Frank is bananas? It’s true, I might be a little crazy. That twinkle in my eyes could very well be the sun shining in through my ears. But hey, my insanity might just be a great gift to the tea-drinking world. Like this week, in which I’ve created this awesome blend of caffeine-free African Rooibos with freeze-dried oranges and bananas and organic flavors. It’s a lip-smacking, tongue-tickling, tangy sweet treat. So again, I’ll ask, orange you glad Frank is bananas? Get yours today.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

This OYGFIB? (which translates into Orange You Glad Frank is Bananas?) Rooibos Blend from 52Teas tastes a lot like a smoothie.  A warm smoothie, since I’m drinking it hot, but, the flavors of orange and banana together really remind me of a smoothie.

When I poured my first cup of this tisane, I could smell the distinct aroma of the woody rooibos.  Since I’m not a big fan of the taste of rooibos, that scent worried me a little bit, but, the first sip changed my mind.  This is tasty.

The bright citrus-y notes of orange are what I taste first.  It is sweet and tangy, but not too tart.  The banana is a little less distinguished.  I can taste another fruit in this, but I can’t say that it tastes definitely like banana.  When I take a casual sip, it tastes like orange blended with a nondescript, bland fruit that lends a little bit of creaminess to the cup.  Not a bad taste … but again, I can’t say that it tastes like banana.

But when I slurp the tisane, then the banana comes through more distinctly.  With the aeration of the slurp, I notice a pleasing balance between banana and orange.  Sweet, and yes … still a little creamy, and tangy.  Fruity!

It’s an enjoyable tisane.  Not my favorite from 52Teas, but I like it and I’d happily drink it again.