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    Art of Tea Mango Tulsi 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: Organic Black Tea, Organic Tulsi, Natural Flavors Steep time: 10 hours Water Temperature: room temperature Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: amber This tea was deliciously fruity, light and sweet. Although the flavoring wasn’t very strong or overdone, it still came across as quite juicy. It really did taste like there was mangos in this tea. Tulsi is one of my favorite herbal teas and I was happy to see its inclusion in this blend, although it wasn’t very apparent in the final taste. The base black tea brought a vague earthiness in the background. There was no bitterness at all…


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    Art of Tea Brûlée Mint 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark brown Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Rooibos, Organic Spearmint, Organic Peppermint, Osmanthus Flowers, Natural Flavors Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: reddish brown Up until now I’ve been cold brewing all of my iced tea pouches so I decided to try the directions using hot water this time around. It was one of the most complex and interesting iced teas that I have had to date. The taste started out as a strong but run of the mill minty flavor but the finish took a sudden turn towards an earthy sweet, burnt caramel note. No…

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    Art of Tea Meyer Lemon 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, mixed greens and browns Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Organic Green Rooibos, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Rosehips, Natural Flavors Steep time: 10 hours Water Temperature: room temperature Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: deep gold I know that I’ve probably said it often enough but I am really loving this iced tea line from +Art of Tea. The biodegradable pouches make it super easy to cold steep in the fridge, leaving me with less work and lots of iced tea to enjoy. This is the fourth flavor that I’ve tried and they have all been fantastic. The cheery, bright yellow label caught my eye while I…

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    Art of Tea Tropical Mate 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: mottled mix of browns and greens with bright pink hibiscus visable Ingredients: Organic Yerba Mate, Organic Green Rooibos, Organic Jasmine Green Tea, Organic Schizandra Berries, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Tulsi, Natural Flavors Steep time: 10 hours Water Temperature: room temperature Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: pinkish amber Since it’s quite hot in New Jersey these days, I’ve been cold steeping all of my iced tea and this one lent itself perfectly. +Art of Tea ‘s biodegradable infuser pouches make it super easy and hassle free. This is what I refer to as a kitchen sink tea because the ingredient list seems to have everything in…

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    Art of Tea Classic Black 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Country of Origin: China, India Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: organic black tea Steep time: overnight Water Temperature: room temperature Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: dark reddish amber The name says it all, this really was a classic black tea. Being a blend of Yunnan and Nilgiri, this tea was smooth and sweet without being overly tannic. The taste was earthy with notes of honey and just a hint of maltiness. It was just brisk enough to be refreshing but I did not find it bitter at all. Cold steeping is always my favorite method of preparing iced tea and it worked very well with this one. I accidentally left…

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    Art of Tea Cucumber Mint Guayusa 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark green Ingredients: organic guayusa, organic spearmint, natural flavors Steep time: 8 hours Water Temperature: room temperature Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: dark amber As much as I love cups of hot tea, I still really enjoy iced tea and drink it frequently. I prefer my iced tea cold brewed and these large tea bags worked perfectly for that. The sweet, grassy earthiness of the guayusa paired perfectly with the flavors of mint and cucumber. It wasn’t bitter at all and there was a crisp, clean finish. On a hot day the cooling aftertaste is incredibly refreshing. Usually green tea would…