Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Three new teas to try

Yesterday I found a new variety of Lipton tea and had to get a box to try. It's Blueberry Pomegranate Energize Iced Tea Mix To Go. Have you ever noticed certain flavors seem to be in vogue at times? Pomegranate seems to be the celebrity flavor these days, and I happen to like it. Well, this tea was pleasant tasting, but only in a generic-berry-flavor kind of way. Didn't taste the pomegranate, didn't feel "energized" by the caffeine. This was fine, but I probably won't buy it again.

On the hot tea front, what I've been drinking at the office this week is Davidson's French Vanilla Tea with Honey, which I was surprised to find at T.J. Maxx. I love the flavor of vanilla, and this tea's addition of a honey flavor made this a particularly enjoyable, smooth blend.

The other new tea I've tried is Davidson's Bing Cherry with Almond, also flavored with honey, which is just as delicious as the French Vanilla. I've enjoyed Davidson's teas ever since a friend introduced me to their "dessert teas" some years ago. And since I haven't asked in a while ... have YOU tried a new tea lately that you'd be willing to share with us?


  1. I am sipping on Harney & Sons "Paris in a Cup" as I write this. It is a blend of black teas with currant, caramel and citrus. It's very nice. I normally don't like flavored teas so this one is a change for me.

  2. A new favorite special blend from Teavana- Caramel rooibos, coconut aloha and almond biscotti. Everyone who stops by for tea votes this the best.

  3. I've been drinking Twinings Blackcurrant Tea and it's lovely, even if it happens to go cold in the cup.

  4. I'm not a big fan of green tea at all, but my current favorite is actually Bigelow's Green tea with Mango! I find it very tasty, not too earthy at all. It also contains rosehips, chamomile, hibiscus & lemon peel. It's good hot or cold. I love mango & having grown up part of my childhood in Florida and having mangos growing in my front yard, I take advantage of anything with mango in it. I've tried the Bentley's White tea with Mango, but found it a bit too perfumy so it sits on the shelf for company.

  5. I've tried several new teas lately. One is Miles black tea that is the brand served at Shakespeare's Tea Room in Palm Coast. It is quite smooth and nice with milk. Three others I found on clearance at Target. They are Archer Farms Golden Mondkey, Wuyi Oolong and Green Jasmine. They are whole leaf teas in little tiangular bags.

    The Green Jasmine is a little too flowery for my taste. The Wuyi Oolong is okay, but the Golden Monkey is really good - like a quality Keemun. The box states that it has a hint of dark chocolate, which I didn't notice. It is named for its unusual shape - the leaves resemble monkey claws.


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