Tag: Teavana

Episode 036: Raspberry Riot Lemon Maté

I generally like my matés pretty plain (Samurai Chai Maté is an exception), but this raspberry riot lemon maté blend from Teavana is pretty fantastic.

Green maté is mixed with raspberries, hibiscus, big pieces of apple, and lots of rose flavors to create a pretty satisfying cup of tea. The raspberry and fruit flavors are the star here, but you also get the kick that comes with a proper maté. It’s the best of both worlds!


Purchase Teavana’s Raspberry Riot Lemon Maté

Episode 058: Kamiya Papaya Oolong

I was surprised to find that I still had some of this particular blend left in my collection! This is Teavana’s Kamiya Papaya Oolong, a tropical oolong mix including papaya, pineapple, and some other fruits and spices.

It’s a pretty middle-of-the-road cup of tea as far as oolongs go. The buttery oolong is punctuated with floral, fruity notes from the inclusions. Great hot or iced, I would say.

Teavana doesn’t sell this blend anymore, but Amuse Projects’ Tropical Oolong looks like a good substitute.

Episode 060: Strawberry Misaki

Blooming teas are just as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palette. Picture this: an intricate ball of tea unfurling underwater to reveal a beautiful flower arrangement. Check out this time-lapse video of Teavana’s Strawberry Misaki “flowering”!

This particular flowering tea contains jasmine and lily, which play well with the delicate white tea. The strawberry flavor is very light, so try this with a bit of honey. Unfortunately, Teavana no longer sells this particular blooming tea. But I will be reviewing more of these in the future!

Episode 061: Maté Lemon Blast

This maté lemon blast blend from Teavana is the perfect balance of bright lemon flavor and earthy, vegetal maté. It’s great hot, FANTASTIC iced, and suitable enough for daily drinking.

This is one of the first maté blends I’ve ever tried, and it remains a favorite even though Teavana no longer sells this. (Grr!) The Green Teahouse’s Maté Lemongrass is a suitable replica. Try it out and let me know what you think!