Tea of Life

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drank Tropical Sorbet by Tea of Life
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This is one of the better teas that I tried from Tea of Life.

Each of the fruit flavors promised is represented in the sip: banana, mango, pineapple and passion fruit, but they do not overpower the black tea base. A smooth black tea, and the combination of the fruit and black tea is a very harmonious taste.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/09/26/tropical-sorbet-black-tea-from-tea-of-life/

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drank Lemon (Green Tea) by Tea of Life
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Dry, I got next to no lemon scent. The brewed liquid is lemon-y, though, almost like lemon pledge. Fortunately, it doesn’t taste like that. (Not that I’ve ever tasted Lemon Pledge. I guess I should say it doesn’t taste like I think lemon pledge would taste.)

A pleasant flavor. The lemon flavor is strong but doesn’t overpower the sweet, buttery, soft grassy notes of the green tea. It doesn’t have an artificial lemon flavor which is something I worried about. It’s a bright, energetic lemon flavor.

Nice.

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drank Guava Green Tea by Tea of Life
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It’s alright. Not my favorite from Tea of Life that I’ve tried and I’ve tried quite a few. The guava flavoring is strong and focused. The green tea is light and buttery and slightly grassy.

It’s sweet, it’s fruity and would make a good iced tea. Overall, it’s alright.

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This is my go-to English Breakfast teabag when I don’t feel like futzing around with loose tea. (The lazy, it is strong sometimes.) I enjoy the flavor, and can often drink it straight, but most often add a dollop of honey and shot of fresh lemon. I’ve never found it to be bitter unless I’ve goofed and forgotten to pull the bag out after my usual 4 minutes.

Flavors: Earth, Tannic, Tea

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Tasty. The ginger isn’t overpowering but does add a warm, zesty flavor to the cup. It starts out really soft, so much so that at the start I barely noticed the ginger but as I continued to sip, the flavor developed. The sweetness of the peach curbs the kick of the ginger and these two flavors work really well with the nutty flavors of the rooibos.

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A very flavorful, snickerdoodle-like blend. The sweet, nutty flavor of the rooibos when combined with the flavors of cinnamon and vanilla ends up tasting a lot like a snickerdoodle liquefied.

The cinnamon is warm, not spicy-sweet like a cinnamon candy, but more like the stuff you’d sprinkle on your toast. Or roll cookie dough around in and put on a baking sheet and bake to make snickerdoodle cookies. The vanilla is sweet and creamy.

A little bit of caffeine-free yum.

TeaBrat

This sounds better than the snickerdoodle from David’s tea…

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A tasty tisane. Light apple-y notes from the chamomile and hints of floral. The lemongrass is smooth and buttery with bright citrus notes. Honey-like flavors. The lemongrass is a lot softer in flavor than I expected. It is noticeable primarily toward the finish.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/08/08/chamomile-lemongrass-tisane-from-tea-of-life/

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drank Mint Julep by Tea of Life
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I was a little surprised by this tea. The black tea is strong and there is very little mint flavor and there is no “Julep” (or … bourbon) flavor to speak of.

Overall, this is alright. But it’s not a strong minty flavor, and if that’s something you’re looking for in a mint tea, then this one isn’t the tea you want. If you want strong black flavor with a hint of mint … this is the tea for you. If you’re looking for a Julep … keep looking.

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this was an enjoyable cup of tea. I tasted more rose than I did pomegranate. The green tea was buttery with a soft vegetal note. The rose has a beautiful floral taste and the pomegranate flavor is delicate through the sip but comes through strong in the aftertaste.

Good hot (let it cool for a few minutes though) and even better iced.

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drank White Lavender by Tea of Life
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This was not my favorite tea from Tea of Life. (I’ve tried quite a few of them and still have quite a few more to write about).

The lavender tastes artificial, as if it were put there by flavoring or essential oil rather than by lavender buds. Because of that … it ends up tasting like someone added lavender perfume to my tea. Not an enjoyable taste for me.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/07/04/white-lavender-tea-from-tea-of-life/

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I think I prefer Tulsi when it’s part of a blend rather than when it’s going solo like this Organic Tulsi, because it tastes a tad too medicinal for my liking. It doesn’t taste bad, but it just tastes very … herbaceous.

Basil-like flavor with notes of pepper and hints of mint. A soothing cuppa. Not my favorite but I didn’t hate it either.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/25/organic-original-tulsi-from-tea-of-life/

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drank Berry Patch by Tea of Life
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The aroma was inviting with notes of cherry and berry.

The aroma translates to the flavor and I get delicious, delicate notes of fruit with mellow notes of black tea. The fruit notes do not overpower the mild black tea flavor, I think a nice balance has been achieved with this blend.

Overall, a pretty decent blend. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/19/berry-patch-black-tea-blend-from-tea-of-life/

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The chocolate rooibos tisanes from Tea of Life have been very satisfying for this chocoholic. They are very chocolate-y! And it’s a rich, dark chocolate. I’m a happy camper when it comes to these teas.

The chocolate is rich and a dark, bittersweet type of chocolate. The coconut is a bit softer than the chocolate (and not the other way around, yay!) and I like the smooth, creamy sweetness it adds to the cup. Not a strong, overpowering flavor of rooibos to this and I’m quite alright with that.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/12/rooibos-chocolate-coconut-from-tea-of-life/

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drank Forest Fruit by Tea of Life
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With so many flavors going on, I worried that this would taste more like fruit flavors than it would taste of tea, but I was happy that I could taste more tea than fruit.

Yeah, these teas from Tea of Life are bagged, but I’ve been really happy with most of what I’ve tried from them. I’ve come across one or two that I didn’t care for, but for the most part, they’re not bad, and sometimes that convenience of the bag is really important.

A good black tea base with fruit notes of strawberry, cherry, blackberry and black currant. I enjoyed this. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/31/forest-fruit-black-tea-from-tea-of-life/

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This tea is best iced. I liked it fine hot, but I really liked it when I cold-brewed a few teabags overnight – it made a delicious iced tea.

Sweet, crisp white tea notes. Bright raspberry flavor. The finish reminds me very much of the taste when eating a fresh, ripe raspberry – sweet with tart berry notes.

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I wasn’t all that crazy about this tea at first, but as I continued to sip it, I found myself liking it more and more. The first few sips had a very delicate flavor to them, but by mid-cup the flavors really popped.

The green tea is the star of this show. It’s a refreshing green tea with soft vegetal notes and a velvety butter taste. Sweet and quite nice. The passion fruit is a subtle flavor that seemed to intensify as I continued to sip.

This is really nice iced.

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This has a really pleasant fruit flavor. I like that even though this is a bagged tea, the flavors are vibrant. It’s nutty and sweet from the rooibos, but without tasting funky the way rooibos can taste sometimes.

Nice, tropical, fruity, sweet … tasty.

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I’m not usually a fan of rooibos and I’ve never really made any big secret of that. However, I have enjoyed these dark chocolate rooibos blends from Tea of Life. The chocolate notes are very well-defined. And … I’m a bit of a chocoholic.

So this blend was right up my alley, lots of dark chocolate flavor together with creamy vanilla. I tasted some honey-like sweetness from the rooibos and maybe a hint of nutty tones from the rooibos, but that’s really all I taste from the rooibos and that’s OK with me.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/04/14/rooibos-chocolate-vanilla-tea-life/

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drank Darjeeling by Tea of Life
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I have been trying to deal with insurance all day with no headway made. I long for the days of oblivious company provided insurance. I venture to guess most people in the states have no idea what their insurance costs – maybe just the portion they have to pay themselves and they think that is too high. Without getting on a rant, allow me to say, AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkk!

So, reached into one of my many boxes and pulled this out. I don’t remember it. Turns out I even wrote a short review. I am having a day and this certainly did not help. This is really bad. It isn’t even worth any more words.

gmathis

I understand that aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

Anlina

My dad lived in the US briefly and had a medical emergency while I was there visiting him. The insurance system was ridiculously stressful to navigate in an emergency. Made me so glad to live in Canada, where I have pretty much never had to think about money in connection to basic health care.

I was super impressed with how beautiful and modern the hospitals were, and how quickly we got in to see a specialist (days, instead of weeks or months, as it can be here.) But I guess that’s what happens in a for profit system where some people have access and others don’t.

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drank Darjeeling by Tea of Life
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This bagged offering came to me from CelebriTEA. I took her advice and only steeped this for 3 minutes at 180 F. Without additions this was pretty lifeless. I added Splenda and now I taste woodsy with cinnamon notes and light floral muscatel. Of course there is a lot of side tongue tingle. I don’t like milk in my black tea but I think that is what this is demanding. It isn’t the most horrible tea I’ve had by far but my thought is you can do better. I have no problem with bagged and I am a big fan of cheap bargain finds. My favorite cheap bagged Darjeeling is Mother Parker’s. This Tea of Life offering behaves more like a cheap aggressive Assam. This is the first time I have clicked the not recommended button. CelebriTEA called this a regret purchase. I’ve had more than a few of those myself.

Suziqzer

Two thumbs down .. Yikes.

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I am not sure what chocolate flavorings that Tea of Life is using for their chocolate series but, I think that other companies should find out and start using the same chocolate … Tea of Life has a really good chocolate flavoring.

A really awesome combination of two of my favorite tea flavors: banana and chocolate. YUM!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/21/rooibos-chocolate-banana-tisane-tea-life/

Veronica

I think you have the wrong link to your review.

LiberTEAS

LOL! Oh wow, thank you!

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A simple tisane, but it is still tasty. It’s nicely balanced. The Tulsi is has a light basil flavor with notes of mint and pepper, and this complements the zesty ginger notes, and the lemongrass gives it a light, sweet, citrus-y lift.

Tasty, one I wouldn’t mind drinking now and then.

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I love the teas that I’ve tried from Tea of Life. Yeah, sure, they’re bagged/sacheted teas and for the most part, I usually look down my nose at bagged varieties, but, Tea of Life has proven themselves to be good teas … even for bagged teas.

A really good balance of green tea and blueberry flavor with this tea. The green tea tastes light and buttery, and the blueberry is sweet with the tart berry note at the finish.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/05/green-tea-blueberry-tea-life/

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