Tea Review: Choice Organic Green Tea
Choice Organic Classic Green Tea and Organic Decaffeinated Green Tea are both fair trade certified, and have a lovely flavor. They both have slightly different flavors, since Classic Green uses tea from India and the decaffeinated variety uses tea from both India and China. Classic Green has a lighter, smooth flavor, while Decaffeinated Green has a more robust flavor. It is kind of interesting, because usually I have found it to be the other way around.
Ingredients: Organic Green Tea.
I recently came across a new tea by Tazo called Organic Peachy Green.
It is a blend of green and black tea, with the flavor of peach and cucumber. It has a very nice, smooth flavor and a wonderful peachy aroma.
Ingredients: Organic Darjeeling Green and Organic Black Teas, Natural flavors of Cucumber and Peach
Revolution English Breakfast Tea is a full bodied black tea that would work well at breakfast or any time of day. The flavor is rather strong, so if you want it more mild, you might want to steep it for less time than the 3-4 minutes recommended. All in all, this is an interesting tea.
Ingredients: Ceylon and Assam Teas
Tea Review-Sweet Ginger Peach Black Tea
Revolution Sweet Ginger Peach is a light tasting black tea with the flavor of peach and ginger. It has a lovely peach aroma as well. The ginger root gives the tea a warm orange cast, and is healthy too. It really is very mild for a black tea, and has a very light color in the cup.
Ceylon and Assam Teas, Ginger Root and Peach Flavor.
Caffeine content: 40 mg per cup
Tea Review- Organic Green Tea
Revolution Organic Green Tea is a delicate green tea with a light golden color. It has no special flavorings in it, but it is a refreshing tea just the same. Sometimes I think it is nice to have tea with no special flavorings, just to see what the real tea is like.
Certified Organic Chung Mee, Organic China Sencha and Organic Idulgashinna Teas.
Caffeine content: 20mg per cup
Dragon Eye Oolong Tea
Dragon Eye Oolong Tea by Revolution Tea is a delicate tasting oolong tea with peach and apricot flavors. It also has a lovely peachy aroma, and is golden in color.
Ingredients: Se Chung and Shui Xian Teas, Safflower, Marigold Flowers, Peach and Apricot Flavors.
caffeine: 40mg per cup
Tea Review: Russian Caravan Black Tea
Russian Caravan is a black tea made by Choice Organic Tea. It has a rather strong flavor that is kind of smoky in nature, almost like a campfire. I would recommend steeping it for less time than recommended, maybe for a minute or less. (Instead of 4 – 5 minutes). The tea is from China and is a combination of Yunnan Tea with smoked Lapsang Souchong. This is a quote from the back of the box:
“Explore the exotic with this distinctly smoky tea, a taste coveted by a 19th century Russian czar. His camel caravans traveled perilous routes from China, where nightly campfires added to the tea’s heady aroma.”
They don’t say what czar this would be, however. All in all, this is a strong and unusual tea.
Organic Black Tea
Tea Review: Apple Cider
Apple cider tea by Bigelow is an herbal tea with the flavor of apples and spice. It has a slightly tart flavor thanks to the hibiscus. I was surprised that this tea tastes so much like apples. It tastes really nice, not unnaturally sweet. I tried this tea plain, but I could also see someone adding apple juice to this. This is a good tea to have for fall or winter, or really anytime.
Ingredients: apple, hibiscus, cinnamon, natural apple cider flavors with other natural flavors (soy lecithin), lemon peel, orange peel, rose hips, licorice root, clove
Tea Review- Stash Pumpkin Spice
This is an unusual tea from the Stash tea company. It is a decaf black tea with the flavor of pumpkin and spices. The pumpkin flavor is a little on the strong side for me, but I like the spices and that it is decaf. Plus, it is an original idea to have pumpkin in a tea.
Naturally decaffeinated black tea, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, natural pumpkin spice flavor, and clove.
Tea Review: Choice Organic Decaffeinated Green Tea
Choice Organic Decaffeinated Green Tea is a “full-bodied” naturally decafinated green tea that is fair trade certified. Note that this means that the tea is rather strong, so if you are used to a more mild green tea, this may be an acquired taste. I have really grown to like it, though. It tastes a bit bitter at first, but it has a very nice flavor, and I like the fact that it is decaf and fair trade.
Ingredients: Decaffeinated Organic Green Tea
Tea Review: Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Gardens Green Tea
Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Gardens Green Tea is a mild tasting green tea with a bright red color with the flavor of hibiscus and raspberry. I am not sure if they still make this tea anymore, but it is a really nice combination of green and herbal, if you can find it.
Ingredients: Green Tea, Hibiscus, Blackberry Leaves, Natural Raspberry Flavor with Other Flavors, Roasted Chicory, and Raspberries (contains soy lecithin)
Caffeine per 8-oz. cup: 15 mg