• Reviews

    Element Tea Citrus Chamomile

    Element Tea lists the ingredients of this tea as including chamomile flowers, Sudanese hibiscus, citrus peels and citrus flavors. The dried tea was a bright and cheery mix of yellows and oranges. There also appeared to be apples and vanilla bean pieces in there as well. They had a strong, woodsy aroma. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for five minutes. The liquor was a light amber color. I’m not a big fan of chamomile but this blend was actually quite nice. More fruity than floral, it was naturally sweet and just bit creamy. The vanilla and apple were actually the predominant flavors. This tea…


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    Element Tea Mandarin Silk Oolong

    Element Tea lists the ingredients of this blend as consisting of oolong tea, organic lemon myrtle, marigold petals and natural flavors. The dry leaves were dark green and twisted in appearance. I doubt the marigold added much to the taste but they provided a very pretty splash of color. I steeped this tea using my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 195 degree water for 4 minutes. This tea was not offensive by any means but simply put, it tasted exactly like creamy lemongrass. The oolong was not discernible in the flavor profile. This blend really just wasn’t for me. I am not a fan of lemon to begin with so I cannot really hold that…

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    Element Tea Phoenix Tropical Peach Oolong

    Element Tea’s website states that this tea is grown in the Phoenix Mountains of the Guangdong Province of China. The ingredients are listed simply as oolong tea and tropical flavoring. The dry leaves smelled exactly like peach candy. I steeped this tea using my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 195 degree water for 4 minutes. The liquor was a deep amber color and darker than most oolongs. This tea was much more delicate than I expected it to be. The peach flavor was present but in a subtle and natural way. The oolong base wasn’t very noticeable but it did add a bit of creaminess. The only complaint I have is the ambiguity…

  • Reviews

    Element Tea Chocolate Mint

    I was extremely excited to try this tea because it combines my two most favorite non-tea things in the world. According to Element Tea, this blend consists of Sri Lankan black tea, peppermint and natural chocolate flavors. The leaves were dark and twisted with a few green peppermint leaves mixed in. Their aroma was incredible. It was like I had just opened a fresh package of Andes chocolate mints. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for four minutes. Chocolate is a tricky flavor to recreate in tea form. I find that it often comes across as a general bitterness. This is by far the best…