1 Tasting Note
I copied this directly from my blog. :)
I recently asked Fusion Tea if I could try some samples of their tea to review on my blog and Steepster because I wanted to try their teas out before I bought them. They generously sent me 4 of their sample size pouches (each has 10 cups of tea in it) of teas in flavors I asked for.
I had the privilege of trying their Roasted Pumpkin Mate – which they told me they waited to ship until a fresh batch had been roasted. I can usually tell just by smelling a tea how well I will like the taste of it. When I opened the pouch, there was an aroma of pumpkin, nuts, and cinnamon. It smelled heavenly.
I brewed the tea as specified on the label and added a small amount of maple syrup to sweeten. The flavor is wonderful. It’s unintrusive, light, delicate and perfect for a morning cup of tea. I usually like strong tea, so drinking something so light and enjoying it was quite a surprise. I do think I’ll probably brew it with a bit more tea in the future to get it a little bit stronger. There was a light tea flavor with nutty notes and the maple syrup paired with it well.
One thing I noticed when checking out the ingredients list is that mostly everything the tea is made with is natural and many of the ingredients are quite beneficial. The few ingredients that weren’t natural (i.e. caramel bits and candied peanuts) weren’t harmful or chemical. The downside (for me) is that because I eat a Primal diet, the buckwheat in the ingredients along with the caramel bits and candied peanuts don’t fit within my diet very well. Thankfully, it’s such a small amount that it wouldn’t hurt for me to drink a cup of tea with it in it.
Be sure to check out my blog again for a review of the other three teas. And check out www.fusionteas.com for more of their flavors. They have a wide variety of flavors in multiple sizes and their 10 cup sample pack is only 3 dollars!
Quick note: I did request these samples from Fusion Teas and in return promised a review. Fusion Teas did not ask me to give a favorable opinion of their tea and all of my opinions are my own.