Tea. Camellia sinensis. By now you should be well familiar with these words and how they are synonymous with each other. This evergreen plant from the countries of hot climates with its delicate little white flowers and yellow stamens should be seared into your mind.
Fair. Trade. You see these words thrown around in tea shops and coffee shops. But what does it mean?
From my tea friends over at Hampstead Tea comes Fennel Licorice tea.
Peach is a common addition to tea. Whether you drink yours iced or hot, the sweetness of a peach with the soft touch of ginger makes for a wonderful combination. And so it goes with this Peach Ginger black tea from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.
Mint is always a palate pleaser. It’s constantly fresh and lively. Mint is known as a digestive assistant and an herb which helps with concentration. And that’s just how Zhena’s Gypsy Tea markets their Egyptian Mint Green Tea.
Flowery iced teas aren’t something I’ve really considered. This Jasmine Green Energy Tea from Honest Tea rectifies that issue with a subtlety unexpected given the ingredients and description.
It must be raspberry week here on Tea-Guy! This light bodied raspberry flavored Earl Grey blend from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea is certified organic and fair trade as well as gluten and allergen free.
Occasionally I run into a nice, light iced tea with a calming flavor and surprisingly little briskness allowing me simply to relax with a nice breeze on a hot Summer day. This fantastically light peach flavored white iced tea from Honest Tea hits that spot just about to a tee, pun intended.
Over the past couple months I have really grown to enjoy iced tea. From black tea bases to greens and herbals… most any well blended tea can be brewed for consumption hot or iced. This ready to drink herbal/tisane bottled beverage from Honest Tea comes just short of proving this rule to be true.
I’ve been very very excited about trying different iced teas for these reviews. Peach teas are pretty popular and typical here ni the States and I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer something up. This time though, it’s got an Oolong base.