• Reviews

    Teajo Black Manas

    Teajo describes this tea as a tippy golden flowery orange pekoe single estate tea. There was a fair amount of broken leaves visible but there was not much of an aroma. I brewed it using my Zarafina Tea Maker, set on strong black. The liquor was a deep reddish color. The leaves expanded a lot more than I thought they would after steeping. This tea packed a surprising amount of punch. It is smooth and malty but has an almost peppery finish. The peppery feeling lingered long after the last sip. I love a full bodied black tea and this is one of the best stand alone blacks I have tried. It didn’t…


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    Teajo Rooibos Chai

    I was excited to try this selection because I thought rooibos and chai was a unique combination. Teajo lists the ingredients as including African rooibos with cinnamon, ginger and other natural spices. I brewed this tea using my Zarafina tea maker set on strong, herbal. The liquor was a deep red and the spicy scent was very apparent, both in the tea and the dry leaves. I have to say that this is the first selection from Teajo that I have thoroughly enjoyed. It was a tasty and spicy with just a hint of the woodsy flavor of rooibos. It was definitely chai but in an understated way that wasn’t overwhelming to the…

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    Teajo Tropical Mango

    Teajo does not list the ingredients on their website but I could definitely see pieces of mango among the black tea as well as some kind of flower petals. The leaves smelled promisingly sweet and fruity. I brewed this tea using my Zarafina tea maker. The liquor was a little on the light side for a black tea but had the same aroma as the leaves. I am sorry to say that there was nothing tropical about this tea. It was weak even as a straight black tea. I’m a strong believer that in order to make a good blended tea you have to start with a quality base. This tea lacked any…

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    Teajo Vanilla Bean Green

    Photo: Teajo Teajo does not have an ingredient list on their website but this tea obviously contains both green tea and vanilla beans. I also noticed some yellow and blue flower petals. The aroma was reminiscent of vanilla but in a syrupy sweet way. I brewed it using my Zarafina Tea Maker set on strong green. I do wish they listed the ingredients since I always like to know what went into a particular tea. This tea was a little darker than I would expect from a green tea. It tasted slightly vegetal but the vanilla was a little overwhelming, almost too sweet. The second and third infusions were much better because it…