Bamboo Leaf Tea

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I was going through my personal tea rating spreadsheet and I noticed that I didn’t have this one rated. . which means I haven’t logged it here yet. This has been my go-to tea for the past month or so. I only have a few sachets left and I can’t get anymore until mid july because everything is out of stock until the bamboo harvest is over. (OK, so there’s a bit of a money issue on my side, but I want tea dammit! surely this counts as a necessity - and with the new blends showing up from some of my favorite places, I feel an irresponsible splurge coming on ;) )

I’ve already made it known that I love mint, so I am biased to rating most mint blends pretty high. As far as being a blend goes, the peppermint drowns out most of the bamboo flavor. This could be a good thing for anyone who wants bamboo for the health benefits, but who doesn’t like the flavor. I like plain bamboo and I like mint, so its all good to me no matter what. I started getting bamboo tea when I heard how good it is for skin and hair. Grow hair grow! (so close to waist atm :) )

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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This tea is really good. I got this as well as a peppermint and bamboo blend and I was worried that this one would be too peppermint heavy (I love peppermint, but I want variety in flavors esp. when my tea stash is so low these days).

The flavor is herbal and sweet, the lemon balm stands out slightly, but the mint and bamboo are barely detectable. Its a very relaxing cup of tea and hopefully the ingredients will get me through writing a paper and finishing a translation project this weekend :)

Next week is the last week of classes and Im moving to (or near) Boulder over the summer for graduate school. Im going to University of CO and I have a TA position to teach a recitation for a course on Nazi Germany. Im nervous and excited. So much to be done before then (moving, selling the house, etc)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
greenteafairy

Wow, congratulations!

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omg, where have I been?? you’re all wondering right? Im here, Ive been here. Just not posting notes. Ive been sticking very strictly to my tea budget and since I went a bit over the past couple months, I challenged myself to buy no tea during March. And I succeeded! well, almost. I bought this bamboo tea. But Im calling it a health care purchase, for my hair and skin since its so high in Silica. I also bought some supplement capsules from this place. Its like your one stop bamboo product shop :D

Speaking of skin and hair, I’m on a mission to get my really long hair back, the long hair that I cut shortly after moving to Florida and haven’t tried growing out again since I moved away from there. Technically I have “long hair” atm according to cultural standards (its nearly mid back) but Im going for tailbone, and who knows, once I get there I may consider longer, but I kind of like the idea of not sitting on my hair, we’ll see.

How about some more about the tea now? :p The flavor is heavy nutty garden mulch. It’s definitely not like a green tea, probably closer to guayusa but more nutty. I’m not head over wheels for it, but I like it. And I will continue drinking it because hey, who doesn’t want healthy skin and hair? lol

Stephanie

I used to have hair down to my tailbone. Went to shoulder length about a year ago and it is SO MUCH more comfortable! I don’t get compliments on it anymore though :P haha

Shelley_Lorraine

When I first did my big chop, I thought, wow, this is so convenient! it washes and dries so fast! but it wasn’t too long before I remembered all the perks of longer hair. being able to pull it all back without a thousand extra pins, no little pieces flying all over in my face in the wind, being able to use all the fun hair toys that don’t work in short hair and, for some reason, I feel more comfortable when I can feel my hair past my shoulders, its like a security blanket :p oh yeah, can’t forget the nuisance of my husband grumbling about how he preferred the long hair lol

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A review of Lemongrass and Bamboo Leaf Tea by Bamboo Leaf Tea

Company: Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Name: Lemongrass and Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Herbal
Region: Florida
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup / tea bags
Liquor Color: light brown
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I fixed this tea as my morning cup of tea whilst heading out of door for the day. It was quick and easy to make. I tend to think tea bags are easiest for fixing especially when one is hurried.

The tea was nicely hot as I took several sips and the lemongrass was ideal in that it added quite a zest to my cup and lightens my spirit for a short while.

I recommend this tea because it does have wonderful benefits with usage over time, I imagine. This tea is something that I will try to continue to use.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A review of Lemongrass Bamboo Leaf Tea by Bamboo Leaf Tea

Company: Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Name: Lemongrass Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: bamboo/herbal
Region: Florida
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bags
Liquor Color: light brown
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I am having more of this because I really would like to experience some of the benefits that this tea is supposed to offer. I wish for better increase flexibility and aids muscle repair; essential for bone growth and density; 4% soluble fiber; promotes healthy digestion; aids in weight loss; help regulates blood sugar and contains antioxidants.

I am trying to make this a regimen and hope for the above results since weight is always an issue with me. And besides that drinking this tea is good; nothing specifically about it other than I know I am drinking something that is good for me.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

After the first steeping I generally want to leave the tea bag in my cup and simply add the already boiled water to it and drink it.

I do not seem to be inventive with this tea at all. I hope it is tea for human and not for animal. Oh my, the mind is rotten with guilt and paranoia since I am being bullied but only perceived by me. All that I see only I see it. What bothers me is only seen by me and it is my fault for being bothered.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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A review of Bamboo and Lemongrass Tea by Bamboo Leaf Tea

Company: Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Name: Bamboo and Lemongrass
Tea Type/Varietal: herbal
Region: Florida
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Liquor Color: light brown
Leaf Characteristics: The teas are individually packed in tagless tea bags half of my order is of Bamboo and the other is of Lemongrass.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

I take one bamboo tea bag and one lemongrass tea bag and put them both in my cup and adding the boiled water into my cup I leave it to steep for five minutes.

Tea’s color is the lightest brown to a golden honey color when steeped for longer and the aroma is of warmed grass on a sunny hot day; like when out in the fields knee deep in plants/weeds/herbs etc. and it is warm and the aroma is sweet and pungent of plant and herbs.

I sip my tea slowly while holding this image in my mind since here in Massachusetts it is a very cold and windy day and the herbal tea is warming me up and filling me with thoughts of spring.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: five minutes

I am able to enjoy this tea for the rest of the morning right into the middle of the afternoon when the flavor and aroma is so mild and faint that it becomes like I am simply drinking a glass of water that is mixed with something very faint.

In all, I have been able to enjoy the bamboo tea with not much literature to go with it. I am stating what it makes me feel like to drink it and it has been good.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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A review of Breakfast Black Tea by Bamboo Life Tea

Company: Bamboo Life Tea
Tea Name: Breakfast Black
Tea Type/Varietal: black
Region: Florida
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bags
Liquor Color: dark amber / brown brew
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

I finishing the last of the tea samples given to me with my order from the Bamboo Leaf Tea and today it is to be their Breakfast Black tea. I put this one tea bag in my cup and added the boiled water to it and leave it to steep for five minutes.

Tea’s aroma is of a strong flavorful cup of tea; by strong I mean that the brew’s is of medium body and brisk when I sip and sip of the tea. I think of a Ceylon mixture and possibly combine with Assam for its robust ness which is on the mild side. I drink this tea plain as I do not feel a need to adding anything to it.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I continue to enjoy this tea with somewhat cooler water and steep for less time than first cup and it seem the tea is better, it is brisk with a smooth finish on the palette since I did not notice this smoothness when the tea was very hot. So in all this blend has a smooth texture, rolls of the tongue nicely gliding down the back of the throat.

In all, this tea has no after taste, it is not astringent; Tea has a smooth, and cleanly feel with a creamy texture finishing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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A review of Harvest Apple Tea by Bamboo Leaf Tea

Company: Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Name: Harvest Apple Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: green/herbal
Region: Florida
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bags
Liquor Color: light brown
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

I received this tea as samples given to me with my tea purchase from Bamboo Leaf Tea and I am happy to say that I get to enjoy another good cup of tea. I brew this tea very hot and the flavor of the apple with the grassiness of the other herbal leaves mixture in this tea makes for a very good cup of tea.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes
I continue to drink this tea using the same tea bag and it is lasting with each sip as good as first cup of tea. It is apple flavored with a grassy note and other herbs; I think there is ginger in this tea as well since there is a spicy / zest to it.

Thank you for the samples provided with my order, as they have all been good teas.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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A review of Gingersnap Tea by Bamboo Leaf Tea

Company: Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Name: Gingersnap
Tea Type/Varietal:
Region: Florida
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bags
Liquor Color: light green / brown which darkens with longer steeps
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I received this tea as a sample with an order that I had placed. This afternoon I reach for it as my evening, late day cup of tea. I am learning how to use the Bamboo Teas accordingly on my own since no literature was provided with this tea order.

I know I like my tea very hot. So after having boiled some freshly drawn tap water, I put the tea bag in my cup and add the water, leaving it to steep for several minutes.

The tea’s aroma is that of ginger and greens little like grass roots or such. It is a nice freshly aroma and when sipping the tea I find it to be refreshingly fresh and lively with the gingersnap adding a kick to this cup of tea.

The freshness of the tea draws you in and makes you want to have more and more of the tea.

How does it make me feel to be drinking this tea? It feels good and taste/smells lightly of ginger and of the earth…I am envisioning the bamboo shoots and their fields of abundantly grown shoots.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I continue to have more of this tea by simply adding the boiled water to my cup with tea bag in the cup. With each steep, tea is lighter in aroma, yet I can continue to enjoy the flavorful kick of the ginger and other herbs.

I have enjoyed this tea and look forward to trying the other samples given me with my order. Thank you Bamboo Leaf Tea for making such good tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A review of Lemongrass Bamboo Leaf Tea by Bamboo Leaf Tea

Company: Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Name: Bamboo Leaf Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: herbal
Region: Florida
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bags
Liquor Color: lightest brown/yellow
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

I purchased this tea quite a while back and never got to open the package until today. It is the day for it that is all.

I began my morning with a cup of this Herbal tea (Bliss & Balance) from another company and somehow I decided to continue with drinking herbal teas today; at least for now. Anyhow, I opened the packaged and found along with my order for their Lemongrass Bamboo Tea; I was given a few other tea bags for sampling. Thank you.

I take one of the tagless tea bag of the Lemongrass Bamboo Tea and put this in my mug and pour the boiled water over the tea bag and leave it to steep for five minutes. Tea’s color is lightest yellow-brown and darkens to honey with tea bag immerse for longer.

There is nothing to dislike since it is very mild tea it seems like. It is herbal tea with lemongrass for flavoring and it is quite nice as there is no astringency or after taste. I can feel a slight tingling sensation on my palette with each sip of this tea. I like the aroma in that it is mildly of grass or herbs…slightly outdoor aroma when it is hot and the grass is heated with the air inter-mingling of this scent.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes and longer with other steeps; I simply leave the tea bag in my cup and adding water to the cup to see how long the grassy flavor carried through the cup.

What I am linking of this tea is its color; that smooth yellow-brown (most pale) inviting you to sip and sip of the tea since it feels and taste of liquid with a slight tingling on the tongue. This tea is warm and depicting for a clean cup of lemongrass with no bitterness or anything. I do not feel the need to adding a thing to it; and another good reason for liking the tea all the more.

I think this is an excellent tea to keep stock of if wanting to experience something similarly to an herbal beverage with plenty of antioxidants that is good for you and your overall wellness.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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