The first episode starts with one of my daily teas — Teavana’s Samurai Chai Maté.
Two Teavana teas in a row! (Bear with me — I’m trying to add some variety in here.) Chocolate was on my mind this morning, so I brewed up a cup of Teavana’s My Morning Maté.
This blend is a mix of roasted maté and rooibos along with a big punch of chocolate in the form of cocoa kernels, chocolate, chips, and carob bits. The result is a great full-bodied cup that’s perfect for kickstarting you in the morning. If you’re trying to wean yourself off of coffee, give this blend a shot! I think you’ll like it!
Teavana really loves these fruity tea blends, and Youthberry/Wild Orange Blossom is no exception. I’ve reviewed Youthberry before, so I was interested to see what Wild Orange Blossom would bring in terms of a flavor profile (besides orange, duh).
It’s very floral and sweet, and that’s not just because of the addition of rock sugar. I did pick up a bit of a sour, tart aftertaste (maybe from that big hunk of orange slice), but I imagine this would be just as good hot as it would be iced. Give it a try!
I think white tea is perfectly fine on its own, but when you add flavors to it, things can go awry. Light, floral favors work well, but how about tangerine? I drank Adagio Teas’ White Tangerine blend to find out.
I really like this! The tangerine flavor is very subtle — it’s almost like drinking orange blossom water, but not as fragrant. The flavor definitely intensifies as it cools down, so I can imagine this would make a great iced tea. Give it a try!
Lemongrass is one of my favorite flavors and scents, so I was happy to get my hands on some from Ocean of Tea. There’s no artificial flavors here!
When steeped as a tea, lemongrass has a lovely citrus taste that’s light and citrusy with a bit of a peppery aftertaste. If you need a little bit more of a pick-me-up, this pairs great with green yerba maté. Or try it as an iced tea — it’s really something!