In the wake of the 2011 World Tea Expo I came across a series of accessories which make it simple to brew your tea. A couple of these have been around a few years, such as Adagio Teas’ ingenuiTEA. However, with new entrants to this area of tea making fun there’s a need for a product SHOOTOUT!
I’ve been impressed with several blends from Teavana recently. They have done a bang-up job on a couple teas’ they’ve sent to me, but they haven’t overcome my initial impressions. Will this To Life™ white tea blend from Teavana finally put them in the “plus category?”
White teas are delicate and pure. Their flavor profile is full of subtleties and natural sweetness. With the addition of both floral and fruit items to make this Snow Geisha blend from Teavana, they hope to attract a wider audience.
This Zingiber Ginger Coconut Rooibos tea from Teavana is one of the first teas I ever had from them. It’s spicy, aromatic and smooth to drink.
There’s always a diamond in the rough. A tea that’s very good from a place unexpected. In this case, I’m talking about Teavana’s Six Summits Oolong
One of Teavana’s biggest sellers is actually one of their more orthodox green teas from China. Their Jasmin Dragon Phoenix Pearls are almost always on the featured teas list when you enter one of their stores. Let’s see what I think.
Teavana is an interesting conundrum of a tea destination. While their sales practices leave me dissatisfied, I really like the teaware they sell and on occasion I find a tea of theirs I enjoy.
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove… sounds like the beginnings of a spiced tea… does it not? In this case, it’s the base of “Sweet Oolong Revolution” by the folks at Teavana.
I’ve always loved cherries. There’s something about their combines sweet & tart flavors that just gets me excited. Imagine an extra sour cherry turned into a tea with a bit of spice and you’ll have this Sour Cherry Serenade from Teavana.