• Reviews

    Mountain Rose Herbs Oolong Tea

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: dark, somewhat twisted Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: dark amber This tea was nutty and faintly floral with a hint of peach. There was a lingering sweetness in the finish of each sip. I did find it a little one dimensional because it lacked the complexity that I would normally expect from an oolong. I could see myself drinking this at work but it isn’t something that I would reach for at home. My main complaint about this tea is that they simply call it oolong. That is akin to saying saying red wine rather…


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    Mountain Rose Herbs Vanilla Rooibos

    Country of Origin: South Africa Leaf Appearance: small, brown and needle-like Ingredients: rooibos, vanilla beans, vanilla flavor Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic cup and mesh strainer Liquor: deep reddish brown I’m in love! The rooibos blend was very well balanced and natural tasting. It was woodsy with a mellow creaminess. The vanilla lingered long into the sweet aftertaste. I had a cup before bed and it was the perfect tea to wind down after a long day. Rooibos plays well off of vanilla but it can be easily overpowered. I’m glad that did not happen here. In looking at the reviews on Steepster, I thought it was…

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    Mountain Rose Herbs Jasmine Pearl

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: tightly rolled, lots of silver tips Ingredients: green tea, silver needle white tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: gold This tea was very delicate, especially for a jasmine tea. The taste was lightly floral with vegetal notes and a hint of vanilla. I thought that the blending of green and white tea added a nice balance. The jasmine scenting was light so the base teas were able to stand out. It still smelled incredible but wasn’t overly perfumy. The leaves danced in the water as they unfurled and they were beautiful to watch. I made a pitcher of iced tea…