Archive for July, 2010

"Maté Lemon Blast Herbal Tea" Review

Back in June I bought more tea from Teavana. I bought a caffeinated tea called Maté Lemon Blast Herbal Tea. This tea was seen on The Today Show according to the Teavana site.

This tea includes the following ingredients:
Green maté leaves
I love teas with a short ingredient list. No strange components to this tea at all. What is my opinion of this tea? This is by far, my favorite tea from Teavana. When you open the package, you’re smacked in the face by the lemon scent. To paraphrase my husband, it smells like a lemon pie just out of the oven.
To prepare this tea, you use 1.5 teaspoons for every 8 ounces, and let it steep for 5 to 6 minutes. When the tea is brewing, it fills the whole room with a lemon scent that has you itching to taste it. And the taste? Yum! It tastes just like a warm lemon pie. I made this tea last (as long as possible, it was too darn tasty) by only using one teaspoon for my 16 ounce tea maker. Didn’t lessen the taste at all!
I will most definitely be buying this tea again. I can’t wait to make my next purchase.
Check out my other tea reviews:

"Roobios Peach Bloom Tea" Review

Back in June, I ordered another tea from Teavana. The Roobios Peach Bloom Tea. The website states: “Perfect for hot tea or iced tea” which was what I was looking for. This tea had high ratings so I went for it.

This tea contains the following ingredients:
*Green and red Roobios tea
*Dried peach pieces
*Yellow safflower petals
Simple ingredients, not a lot to it. I tried this tea the first time as a hot drink. First of all, when you open the package, it most definitely smells like peaches. Good sign. To brew this tea, you need to put in 1.5 teaspoons for every 8 ounces, and let it steep for 5 to 6 minutes. After I brewed it and poured it into my cup, I smelled it again. Something seemed off to me. It didn’t really smell like peaches. The best way to describe the smell, in my opinion, is that it smelled like Play-Doh. Yeah, not very appealing. But I drank it anyway.
It was OK, nothing more than that. It didn’t really taste all that much like peaches. Maybe just a hint. I did try the tea again, only I poured it over ice. It tasted a bit better, but still had the odd smell. I much prefer this tea as an iced tea. I’ve had it for over one month and I still have a lot of tea leaves left to brew. That says a lot for how much I like it. I’ll most likely be drinking this tea over the next few months. I don’t hate it, but I have to be in the right mood for it.
I think this is the first tea from Teavana that I have to give a thumbs down to. Maybe my sniffer and taster are off or something, but I don’t see how this tea got a 4.5 rating. I’m sort of bummed by it.
Check out my other Teavana tea reviews.

“My Morning Maté”
“Maté Vana”
“Weight To Go Pu-erh Tea”
“Toasted Nut Brulee”
“Maté Lemon Blast Herbal Tea”