Monday, December 3, 2012
Tea Gallerie Review and Giveaway, Ends 12/9/12
As you've probably guessed (!), I'm a coffee drinker. Mike, however, drinks tea. Recently, we've both discovered loose leaf tea as opposed to bagged tea.
Mike's Mom always said I didn't like tea because with bagged tea -- you taste the paper. When given the opportunity to review loose leaf teas from The Tea Gallerie, I jumped at the chance!
About Tea Gallerie
At Tea Gallerie, we want to help YOU make healthier and more exciting choices of drink and give you the opportunity to take time in your day to just be with your cuppa tea. We are proponents of the tea culture and advocates of giving back to the community. Our expertise is in making tea a complete sensory experience since tea is so delicate and sensitive yet versatile and unique- just like each and every one of our happy tea customers!
I admit, I wasn't sure what to expect. And I really wasn't sure I could master brewing it. It seemed a bit daunting to me. But we took the tea to the MIL's (Mother-in-Law) house and she taught me. No fuss, no worries, and a perfect cuppa tea!
We tried the lovely, bright and Christmas-y Peppermint Herbal Tea. Herbal blended peppermint leaves for full flavor. Great before or after a meal! This tea is so refreshing. I actually liked it without sugar -- how's that for amazing! MIL swears by it -- it's now her favourite! She tells me it really helps her relax after a long, stressful day.
Next up, we tried the Coconut Cacao Black, A unique concoction of chocolate, vanilla, coconut scented black tea blended with the smoothness of rooibos and apples. This is an unusual blend, but so very good. It's almost like "drinking" a chocolate-coconut candy bar! Very soothing, but also energizing. Mike really likes this one. He's made this his morning drink instead of sweet iced tea. GO MIKE!
Last, but not least, we tried the Organic Gunpowder Green tea, Organic Gunpowder green tea is a special tea rolled in the shape of a gunpowder pellet. This is a very popular tea, especially for those who like the smokey taste! Green Tea is just fantastic. Mike and I switched to iced green tea about a year ago. So this was a natural for us. This is a great tea for that afternoon rejuvenating break -- it's a pick-me-up! I really like it the flavour... it's... a very "Southern" tea in my opinion -- the smell of Scotch Pine, a wood fire burning, sitting on the porch in late afternoon... that's what I get from it.
The Tea Gallerie has really opened my eyes (and my palette) to loose leaf teas. I'm eager to try more varieties and flavours. The Jasmine Blueberry has my name written ALL over it!
You can buy more than Tea at the Tea Gallerie -- oh yes! Just visit the Gallerie Shop for some amazing teaware such as infusers, mugs, tea sets, and brewers.
Tea Gallerie is always eager to hear from their fans! You can connect with them on their website,
Facebook, and @TeaGallerie on Twitter.
The generous folks at The Tea Gallerie have offered one of my readers the chance to win the same amazing tea selection that I received: Coconut Cacao Black, Gunpowder, and Peppermint.
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