So a friend of mine introduced me to THE TEA SPOT. Being that I love tea. I was very excited to order my first sampler from there website. They have the cutest little website set up where you can purchase loose leaf tea, tea sachets, steepware, and even gift sets.
Seeing that summer is right around the corner, I purchased the Iced Tea Sampler of 6 different teas to try. Pictured below!
This sampler included the following loose leaf tea: Blue Mountain Nilgiri tea, Mango Tango tea, Boulder Blues tea, Grasshopper Green tea, Jasmine Petals tea, and Red Rocks tea.
This is what the loose tea leaves look like inside the tin can
So I got the loose tea because I like to brew my tea. I was very excited about trying each of these samples. The Red Rocks had to be my favorite but I’m going to give you the run down of each tea. For started, I used my Teavanna Tea Brewer to make the tea. I made a pitcher of each and try them all ( one after another of course!). To put a twist on things, I sweetened each tea with sugar cane and honey. But I also added some toppings to a few of them, like pineapples and pineapple juice and sliced lemons or limes.
Blue Mountain Nilgiri tea
The description for this tea is “deep and forgiving, with rich burgundy leaves from India’s Nilgiri Mountains that steep into amber liquor with w hint of ripe blackberries” This tea was alright to me. It was the first one I tried and it was not as strong as I thought it would be, as far as flavor.
I’m happy I got a chance to sample it but I don’t think I would purchase it by itself.
Mango Tango tea
The description for this tea is “tropical and brisk, with Ceylon, Passion Fruit and Mango”. Since this is a tropical drink, I added a hint of pineapple juice to the brewed tea after it had chilled. I also added sliced pineapples to each cup, just for that extra touch of sweetness. I loved this tea, and would re-purchase this tea.
Boulder Blues tea
The description for this tea is “Fruity and fun, with a blend of fine Japanese Sencha and high-grade Chinese Dragonwell”. You can really taste the strawberry twist in this tea. I love it. It is Absolutely refreshing! I do plan on re-purchasing this tea as well.
Grasshopper Green tea
The description for this tea is “Minty and Toasty, with peppermint and hoijcha.” This one was good but weird. Weird because its really minty and toasty and as I drank it iced, I felt like it should be warm. So I actually drank it cold and hot. I want to order this one again but in the winter time for a warm delightful winter taste.
Jasmine Petals tea
The description for this tea is “Vivacious and floral, green tea refreshing with jasmine flowers.” I used honey to sweetened this tea and chilled it. It was amazing I loved it. I topped it off with slices of lime. I was actually sad when I used all of the sample so I def have to order it for the summer.
Red Rocks tea
OMG !!!! This is my favorite. The description for this tea is “Vanilla and Almonds, caffeine free South African delight.” This one tastes like heaven. Sweet but not to sweet with a whole lot of flavor. When I was brewing it, it even smelled like birthday cake. Which made me think I would like it (because I hate birthday ice cream). But I was so fooled. I highly recommend this one for those hot summer days. This one will go great when its cold and iced in a tall glass and cupcake on the side.
I just can’t wait until the weather gets a little hotter and I can sit out on my porch with my music and Iced Tea. Be sure to check out The Tea Spot https://theteaspot.com. They offer 15% your first purchase when you subscribe to the e-letter. Below is the link to the Ice Tea Sampler I purchased. Thanks for stopping by PassionLocked today. Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe and I will meet you back here next week for more…