You all know by now that I'm rather addicted to coffee. You may NOT know that I am drinking more and more tea -- both hot and cold.
After never being much of a tea drinker, I've discovered over the past year just how much I really do like it. Of course, being Southern, I do tend to prefer my tea cold and sweet!
I was given the chance recently to try some new tea from one of my favourite places: The Mighty Leaf Tea Company! I've been blessed to try their teas before, so I delighted when they offered me their Taste of the Tropics Gift Sampler.
This sampler pack contains three amazing tea blends:
Green Tea Tropical: Green Tea Tropical green tea boasts smooth green tea leaves that harmoniously blend with sweet tropical fruits to create a sensation as uplifting as a breeze off the isle of Papenoo. A healthy and refreshing blend, Green Tea Tropical makes an ideal introduction to green tea. We sourced the finest loose leaf green tea to infuse our silken tea pouch, our twist on the gourmet teabag, with an extraordinary flavor experience.
How do I choose a favourite of the three? Good question! I think, maybe, the Green Tea Tropical is my go-to for a thirst-quencher! It's just slightly citrus-y tart. Notes of pineapple and lemon. I love it. It brews up to a nice pale green colour. I brewed two tea bags to 4 cups of water because I was making cold tea. 10 minutes brew time and it was ready to go! I added 3/4 cup of sugar (I like mine sweet.)
Vanilla Bean: Vanilla Bean black tea, a deep blend of black tea leaves with Madagascar vanilla, conjures up images of inhaling the heady aroma of wild vanilla as you hike the tropics near Mt. Maromakotro. A full-bodied and fruity cup, Vanilla Bean flavored black tea, a blend of Ceylon and China black teas, makes a deeply satisfying impression.
The Vanilla Bean I saved for bedtime. I drank it hot with just a bit of honey to sweeten. Lovely, soothing, mild flavour. The vanilla shines in this tea. And the fragrance... tropical flowers! Perfect for a bedtime treat.
This evening tea is fast becoming my tea ritual: A little Stevie Nicks music, lights turned low, wrapped up in my afghan and a cuppa. This is bliss. For someone with chronic insomnia, it's a blessing.
African Nectar: Savor the finest rooibos when you journey to the fertile tropics with our Organic African Nectar rooibos tea and savor the fruits of the "Alluring Continent." Made with naturally caffeine free Organic African rooibos tea, also known as red tea, this Mighty Leaf signature rooibos blend teems with tropical fruit and blossoms. It promotes calm and relaxation.
The Organic African Nectar is a kick! More robust than the Green or Vanilla, it hints of Hibiscus and dark honey. I prefer this tea brewed cold. I also added a 1/4 cup of cream to the cold tea for a really amazing "tea shake". Isn't that a gorgeous, deep red? So inviting!
These special teas are a true gift for the tea aficionado. For those of us just beginning our tea journey -- it's a great start. You will not be disappointed.
I also received a TeaTop Brew Mug. This is the perfect addition to a tea-lovers collection!
This double-walled, stainless steel mug is a traveling teapot! Guaranteed not to over-brew your tea, but still keeps your tea nice and hot!
I must admit... I think my Mother-in-Law might abscond with it when she sees it! :)
You can now save 15% off of your tea when you sign up for the Mighty Leaf Newsletter and you can earn rewards when you refer-a-friend! (If you sign up today, please tell them I sent you!)
Mighty Leaf Tea is offering one of my readers the chance to win a tea sampler and travel mug for their very own!
Choose from the package I received, the Taste of the Tropics Gift Sampler, which contains Vanilla Bean, Green tree Tropical, and Organic African Nectar, or the World Flavors Gift Sampler which contains Ginger Twist, White Orchard, and Organic Detox infusion.
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