LeafSpa Organic Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

77

I enjoyed this but not as much as my fellow steeps, of course because I’m a hard sell with flavorings. That said, I appreciated the smoothness and subtle minty aftertaste that Lori mentioned — a bit of a tingle at the end, interesting for a tea without mint. The vanilla and honey blend well. Although it’s soft and not perfumey, the vanilla overtakes the flavor of the tea, itself. I think it’d be a better iced tea, though, as everyone mentions, and I’ll look forward to that. But I’m rating here for hot, not iced…

Cofftea

I think this is the tea I’m most sad about not being able to find anymore after some of the 52teas blends.

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98

Thank you, TeaEqualsBliss, for parting with some of this wonderful tea

I’ve been drinking flavored teas and green teas for a long time, so I was glad to receive a “plain” black tea to try.

This has a wonderful flavor profile – even though it’s just a “plain” tea. It’s bold but also sweet. TeaEqualsBliss described it as “clean-tasting,” and I agree. It’s smooth and soft, almost a velvety taste.

Absolutely wonderful! You could pair with mint or another tea, but this tea holds its own. YUM!

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93

I am sure this has caffeine, but for some reason Silver Needle is always comforting and relaxing. This tea tastes especially good tonight – very honeyed and smooth.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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93

Second infusion is probably my favorite so far. I find this tea to be rich, slightly buttery, and naturally sweet. I’ve mentioned in the past that Silver Needle tastes like Chamomile should taste and I once again am drawn to that conclusion. I also wanted to mention that these are the fuzziest leaves I’ve seen on a Silver Needle, reaching your hand inside of the pouch results in your hand being covered in soft, downy fuzz.

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93

This is so tasty and smooth. Very comforting!

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93

I finally have Silver Needle back in my cupboard again, thanks to threewhales! I have severely missed having this tea. Very smooth, lightly sweet, and almost a bit buttery (or maybe I’m imagining that…) I also really love the look of this tea: the little fuzzy leaves are so adorable! This is a welcome tea tonight because I’m starting to feel a bit under the weather. Hopefully good tea will pull me through.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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82

I’m not a huge green tea drinker but I really do want to learn more about them. This was an enjoyable tea but not really that memorable.

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100

After the worst day I can ever remember having, I chose this as I know it will soothe and relax me, being the magic elixir it is. It is just as good as I remember and it was the perfect tea to choose today.

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100

Thaks LauraR for sending me this tea!

I have never had a creamsicle so I don’t know how this is meant to taste but…wow! It’s the best tisane I’ve ever had!

Before steeping, it smells really creamy and I almost get a hint of white chocolate. I was a bit sceptical that it could actually taste as good as it smelled but it didn’t disappoint me! The steeped tea smells more like chamomile but the taste is sweet and the peppermint really takes it to another level. This is going to be my night-time tea, I think, as it is far superior to the rooibos I drink at the moment.

Yay!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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95

Had 2 cups of this with some cookies after a nice lunch with my parents. Sometimes being on vacation from school is wonderful :)

I love this tea. I am so sad that I won’t be able to buy more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81

This is a nice WYSIWYG type tea. Great Silver Needle to have on hand. There is a lovely natural-sugary-sweet type taste to it.

silvermage2000

Nice review I love silver needles this sounds right up my alley.

TeaEqualsBliss

GOOD Ashley! Because I already added it to the collection I have ready for you!!! LOL

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80

This has a great fragrance that’s subtle, yet well defined. It’s nutty and peppery with a bit of citrus and honey.

Prepared, this is a really well balanced darjeeling. It’s nutty and slightly astringent but is far more mellow than others I’ve had in the same category. Waking up to this tea is more like a small bell as opposed to the gong of a darjeeling I normally drink.

Thanks LiberTEAS for the sample!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

Great…another reason to lament LeafSpa going under. sob!

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65

Thank you LiberTEAS for a taste of this tea! :) I brewed some for my day at work. It was a good amount of jasmine. I prefer jasmine tea that lighter, and this fits the bill. It was a nice tea for iced. With the green in the tea, I would of liked this more hot.

But I just read this company went under. What a shame, looks like there much to try from this company.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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73

Tastes like a good green tea. A really good green tea. I don’t really know how to describe the taste…light and refreshing. Thankfully not as hay and spinach tasting as green teas I despise. Not quite as sweet as sencha, but very tasty.

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90

I’ve been liking mint teas less and less lately, but this one seems to be sweet and light and very chocolatey. I received a sample from LauraR with the big sample box she sent my way. It’s very tasty and I could see purchasing this to get through dessert cravings this winter. I bet it would be good with a few chocolate marshmallows mixed in. Very chocolatey and not in a fake chocolate way. Milk chocolate and mint goodness, covers up the rooibos nicely!

LauraR

I drink this with a splash of chocolate milk :)

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95

I have Rachel to thank for sending me a sampling of this tea – and boy, am I glad she did! This is FANTASTIC!

I can see why everyone has rated this one so high. It delivers exactly as the name suggests, delicious honey and vanilla flavors on a light, white tea base.

So delicious! I just wrote a review for this one for the SororiTEA Sisters blog… it will publish soon!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Do you have any of this left!?

LiberTEAS

I don’t know if I do or not! If I come across it, I’ll be sure to put it in the box for you.

Geoffrey Norman

Gaaaah! This sounds wonderful. And I love LeafSpa’s stuff.

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70

Great mango flavor, nice full flavored black tea blend. Short and sweet notes today as I am tired and making several typos as I go. Enjoyable blend, nothing especially memorable though.

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94

Second note on this one. It’s too bad this company went outta business. They had a quality product, especially this organic honeybush, which I finally found the perfect delivery mechanism for…as a latte. Yes, I latte’d the heck out of it and added some Greek honey for good measure. If there was some Dionysian nectar of the gods, this is it. I could go into taster notes on this, but you probably already know what they are now – just think honey-vanilla. It was awesome.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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94

Tastes like a guilty pleasure without the guilt.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/11/03/review-leafspa-organic-honeybush-tea/

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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100

This is herbal perfection. Nothing else need be said.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/08/18/review-leafspa-organic-rooibos-green-tea/

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Shinobi_cha

I just read your full review. Is it just me, or is it easy to read the review as if Dwight Schrute from The Office is saying it? Very entertaining! “I boiled this alive.”

Geoffrey Norman

Wow, I never thought of it that way, but you’re right. It is totally steeped in Dwightisms! I may have to re-evaluate my “voice”…-es. Plural.

Shinobi_cha

The other voice I heard coming through in this review and another was Jack Black (think ‘Tribute to the Greatest song in the World’). I forget what you were reviewing, but you put, ‘Was I blown away? Nay. I was floored’ or something like that, and it completely sounded like Jack Black.

Geoffrey Norman

That is high praise indeed, sir!

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78

I liked it a lot, but didn’t love it. However, it makes for a good evening cup when paired with just a dash of actual honey. For something bolder, though, go for her redder sister.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/07/30/review-leafspa-organic-honeybush-green-tea/

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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73

Hooray! Thanks, LiberTEAS, for sending me this! I really like it and it’s a GREEN tea! I have had trouble finding a green tea that doesn’t taste bitter or isn’t dry, this solves that plus it has the beautiful addition of jasmine!

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