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    Art of Tea French Lemon Ginger

    Country of Origin: South Africa Leaf Appearance: mottled green and red, twiggy Ingredients: Organic Lemongrass, Organic Fair Trade South African Rooibos, Organic South African Honeybush, Organic Ginger, Organic Lemon Verbena Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: amber This herbal teasan was just the thing for unwinding before bed. Its citrus notes were balanced well by the earthy and woodsy tastes of rooibos and honeybush. The ginger came through as a mild spiciness in the finish. I’m not a very big fan of lemongrass or lemon verbena but they worked well here. The mouth-feel had a soft, almost creamy quality and there was not bitterness…


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    Art of Tea Velvet Tea

    Country of Origin: Not Listed Leaf Appearance: deep red, needle like Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Rooibos, Organic Mint, Organic Apple, Organic Cacao Nibs, Ground Chocolate* (sugar, cocoa-processed w/alkali, unsweetened chocolate, soy lecithin, vanilla), Natural Flavors Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown My inner chocoholic does a happy dance as soon as I see chocolate in an ingredient list so I was very excited to try this herbal blend. At first the aroma was all vanilla but my senses were eventually flooded with the all of the other components as well. It had a strong chocolate flavor but was not nearly as sweet…

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    Art of Tea Mandarin Silk

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: dark, long and somewhat twisted Ingredients: Oolong Tea, Organic Lemon Myrtle, Organic Marigolds, Natural Flavors Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: brassy gold The aroma of this tea was absolutely intoxicating as soon as the hot water hit it. I love a good vanilla oolong and this certainly smelled like one. The taste was sweetly floral with heavy doses of cream and a hint of citrus in the finish. I was definitely still able to taste the greenness of the pouchong base. The mouth-feel was thick yet smooth and there was no bitterness whatsoever. It’s no wonder that…

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    Art of Tea White Coconut Creme

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: similar to white peony with bright petals Ingredients: organic white tea, organic safflower, organic coconut, natural flavors Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: gold I was excited as soon as I poured the water over these leaves because the smell was intoxicating. My family even took notice and they very rarely notice by teas unless the odor is offensive. I was happy to find that the taste did not disappoint. Imagine how you’d feel after eating just a spoonful of vanilla buttercream frosting and that is exactly the impression that this tea left. It was sweet and decadent…

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    Art of Tea Chocolate Monkey

    Country of Origin: South Africa Leaf Appearance: reddish brown, needle-like Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade South African Rooibos, Organic South African Honeybush, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Apple Bits, Organic Banana Bits, Organic Pink Peppercorn, Chocolate Seeds, Natural Flavors Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown This tea was decadently delicious. I am usually not a fan of rooibos but the chocolate and banana accented it perfectly. It was well balanced and sweet without being overdone. I prefer my flavored teas to be a little more laid back and this one fit the bill. I was still able to taste the woodsiness of the rooibos…

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    Art of Tea Jasmine Pearls

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: jade green, tightly rolled balls Ingredients: organic green tea, organic jasmine flowers Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: greenish gold This was a fairly run of the mill jasmine pearl. It was delicate and vegetal yet full of jasmine aroma. The finish was somewhat dry but there was no bitterness. I always brew this type of tea in my glass teapot because I love to watch the leaves unfurl. It was obvious that the green tea used was very high quality because there were so many bud sets. That is unusual because lower quality leaves are often used in scented teas.…