Thursday, February 14, 2013

Teamotions Lemon Vanilla Green Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: small green leaves, somewhat twiggy
Ingredients: Yunwu Green Tea, Green Rooibos, Lemongrass, Ginger, Lemon Myrtle, Oatstraw, Lavender, Ashwagandha, Natural Flavors
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: deep gold

Teamotions teas are designed to promote emotional well being and this particular blend is meant to restore happiness and joy. Nothing makes me happier than a cup of tea so it was already off to a great start. The dry leaves smelled absolutely delicious. It was refreshing and sweet with a gentle vegetal undertone. The lavender and vanilla had their usual calming and soothing affect. Lemongrass isn't one of my favorite tea ingredients but it worked well here. I had never seen oatstraw or ashwagandha in a tea before but they did not seem to have an affect on the taste. The sample that I had tried was in a generously filled pyramid teabag but it is sold as loose leaf on their site. So far I have really enjoyed the teas that I've tried from Teamotions. Their concept of adaptogen teas is not one that I've seen elsewhere and it will be interested to see where it goes.

You can find out more about this tea here.