LeafSpa Organic Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

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Another tea from the lovely TeaEqualsBliss
The jasmine is light both on the nose and tongue, but is still present.
The green tea is sweet and produces a darker liquid then most green teas, I am wondering if this is because the leaves are partially fermented?
Great afternoon tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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83

I’ve always wanted to understand people’s fascination with Darjeelings. It sounds so tasty and exotic when others write about it. But my palate just isn’t suited for black teas and I can’t tell what the big deal is. Then TeaEqualsBliss sends me this Darjeeling, except it’s a green tea! Wow!

I had a whole glass of it, but I wasn’t paying attention because my husband was telling me about this movie he saw, and then we had a debate on something, and then my cup was empty. oops. Next time I’ll pay more attention!

From what I gathered though, this tea was a little woodsy and toasty, but also grassy. It reminded me a bit of Japanese greens, but not so smooth and brothy. This tea had a light sparkling quality. My husband tried a sip and said it tasted like black tea. I think I’m making some real progress with this guy! wooo!

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87

Oooopsy! Totally forgot about this one! It’s never been opened…so…I will try it now…send a small sample to Courtney and then the rest to LiberTEAs!

I remember having a hard time with two or three other Bi/Chun’s in the past but this one looks and smells different so I’m optimistic!

It smells like buttered veggies!

It tastes…WOW!!! It tastes lovely! It’s a sweet-green veggie type taste! It has natural hints of lemon, it seems, too! A delight! I was assuming it was going to be overly grassy like the last one I had from a different company but it’s completely different! This is a nice surprise!

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67

I received this in a swap. I can’t remember who sent this to me, but I managed to get several steeps from this! Thank you! It has the typical metallic, light, peppery taste to it. I like this black tea since I don’t need to have any additives in this. It tastes good with or without milk or sugar. This is a nice, light tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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83

I like it! Nice bold black tea, nice bergamot although it’s weird to brew it only for 3 minutes. I usually brew my E.G.‘s from 5-8 mins. Just can’t get enough of EG so in love!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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51

This is my first “real” experience with green tea. Meaning something other than the green tea with citus that’s sold bottled in stores hahaha. But I was feeling brave after meditating this afternoon…

I was a little worried regarding green teas because I always imagined they’d just taste like chewing grass or something. Well there is definitely a plant-y flavor here, but it’s not the bad taste I was expecting. Not sure really what to make of it yet, but I’m interested.

I think I’ll have to add another tasting note to this one after I’ve got a few more greens under my belt. Thankfully Anne was very generous with my sample :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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67

After finishing my mug of hojicha in the study last night, I really wanted another cup of tea right away. None of my non-caffeinated bagged teas were catching my interest so I chose this one. I steeped it a minute less than usual and still enjoyed a very nice cup. This tea isn’t a favorite but it’s always very pleasant to have. I resteeped the tisane earlier today when my throat was bothering me and added a bit of honey. I forgot to take the basket out so it steeped awhile but tasted just fine.

2nd steep: a long time.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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87

Two scoops, brewed hot, four minutes, no additives.

I forgot about just how astringent this can get, I have been taking too many liberties with other teas. Anyway, still good, has a great flavor while hot/warm, but once it cools down starts to get astringent.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I really enjoy Yunnan Gold teas.

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83

It’s been a hellish day! The 2nd infusion is very nice, too! See previous notes. The differences in the 2nd infusion is that it’s a bit woodsier and a little sweeter, more earthy but still not grassy! I like it! I might like the 2nd infusion better than the first :)

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83

I have been eye-balling this one for a while now and obtained a bit of it from a non-steepster friend.

The first word that came to mind while trying to think of a word to describe the color was HONEY. Yes…the color is very honey-like. The aroma is that of a gentle green tea and a mead-type aroma – or honey – but not a sweet honey.

The taste is a bit dry with a slightly sweet end sip. It’s fairly earthy but not grassy per say. The best part of this tea is the hand twisted leaves…they are screaming multiple infusions so I am going to do at least one more after this :)

A nice green artisan tea, right here!

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86

I’ve shared this with many people as I had a large tin of it. Oddly, no one else has logged it yet. I’m sending the rest to Mercuryhime. I’m doing my best not to send her any black teas LOL – So I am going for a large assortment of other teas and companies :) I do like this tea and hope she finds it alright as well, if not, she should have some to swap LOL

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84

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

This is not actually my first time tasting this tea, I had my first cup a few days ago, and have had a cup of this every day since… this is just my first time logging it.

This is lovely… it’s incredibly smooth and it possesses a very nice flavor. Not quite as “light” in flavor as a typical Ceylon, but not as hefty as an Assam… somewhere right in between. One of those pleasant, comforting kind of teas. Very nice.
Sigh another teas that is missed because LeafSpa is no longer with us.

CHAroma

So, LeafSpa Organic Tea is out of business? Every time I try to visit their website, it says the domain is for sale. That’s too bad. They had a lot of teas that looked good, this one included.

LiberTEAS

Yes, they closed their doors sometime last year, I think. They are missed. They had some really fab teas.

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87

I love honey and vanilla, white tea naturally is sweet too. This tea makes a really good combination of ingredients. I really enjoyed this cup.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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83

I’m trying to drink mostly green and white tea today…dentist appt that I am scared to death about…eeekkkkkkkk

This was nice…

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100

Here is my review of this beauty cold brewed…
http://rachelsteacupboard.teatra.de/2011/07/20/honey-vanilla-white-cold-brewed-leafspa/

Plus, to read about my Cold Brewing methods check out this post…
http://iheartteas.teatra.de/2011/07/my-cold-brew-method/

Thanks and Enjoy!

Preparation
Iced

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92

I have just recently had this cold brewed and with some wonderful results. Check out my blog entry for complete details…

http://rachelsteacupboard.teatra.de/2011/07/17/organic-banaspaty-bliss-leafspa-cold-brewed/

Thanks :-)

Preparation
Iced

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89

I’m in one of those not-paying-attention modes today. I started with this tea, courtesy of LiberTeas in the HoppiTea tea exchange.

It clearly says 180/2-3 min on the package, but I steeped it at 205(96C)/1.5 min. The funny thing is that this tea, instead of being wretchedly bitter, is amazingly good. It’s a really vegetal, really creamy tasting tea. It’s not a sweet tea by any means, but it’s very complex nonetheless. The tea starts out slightly bitter (probably my fault), but then blossoms into this intensely creamy, vegetal flavor that mellows out and lingers for a while. I wish that I hadn’t used the entire sample for this one, but it’s too late now.

Thank you, LiberTeas!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Kashyap

if you want another sample….i have the inside track at Staufs coffee roasters in Grandview and if you check out the website and send me an email i will send you a sample of a fantastic Organic Mao Jian…

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79

Alright, I don’t like mint teas on the whole. But when I opened up my sampler from iHeartTeas.com last night, this knocked me backwards with how strongly awesome it smelled. It was the first to be sampled.

It was really good. I’ve been steering clear of red rooibos as I got sick of it, but it’s mostly obscured here by richly delicious chocolate and nicely fresh-tasting mint. Still not my favourite combination, but really nicely done and a great chocolate tea.

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73

The more I drink this, the more the sweet peachy flavor is getting to me. It’s honestly too sweet for a hot tea, and I can’t decide what time of day to drink it.
But I just made a whole pitcher of it iced, and it’s decidedly better cold. Because the tea is so sweet, it works really well iced. The peach isn’t as strong, and it blends really well with the white tea. In fact, it’s more like tea when it’s cold rather than just peach.
Glad I found something to do with all this tea!

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77

This is an interesting black tea. The scent is very mellow, kind of rich and almost smoky in scent, but when steeped, it’s smooth and there’s no hint of smokiness. It’s a very nice black tea without astringency and no bitterness at all. There is a tobacco flavor, but it’s not very pronounced and exists mostly in the finish, as if I had a tobacco leaf leftover in my mouth.

This was a surprise tea that Rachanac added in to a package from teatra.de. :) Thanks, Rachanac!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
teawing

So, do you still chew? Somehow I didn’t take you for a tobacco user!
;)

QuiltGuppy

Allow me to rephrase that. It tastes as I would imagine a tobacco leaf would taste. ;) And I never want to truly find out. Blech.

teawing

THANK YOU for clarifying that!
Had me wondering there…

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92

Still loving this little gem. I needed a strong bold black tea this morning and this certainly did the trick. It is bold, rich, and just plain lovely. LeafSpa is very much missed by me.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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