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A review of Chamomile & Anise Tea by Badia Spices Inc.

Company: Badia Spices, Inc
Tea Name: Chamomile & Anise
Tea Type/Varietal: Herbal
Region: Asia / Mediterranean
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Liquor Color: light yellow
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

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

I purchased this tea at a newly visited grocery store. It is one we had seen but not actually shopped in. I found their teas to be very inexpensive so I grab a few and put them in the grocery cart.

I steeped this tea for fives minutes with boiled water added into my cup with tea bag in it. The tea is a lovely yellow color and when steeped longer, the tea darkens to a yellow brown coloring. The aroma is that of the Anise with the chamomile lingering on. When I sip of the tea, I taste the anise which is very spicy. I want to say not unlike the taste of ginger since it has that zing to it and the chamomile is there to absorb, making it somber/smoother; to soften the peppery effect of the anise.

In all this tea is to help with digestion as it helps to relax the stomach. The tea has a fresh sweet taste of licorice and cloves with a mildly pungent finish…which I describe as having zest or good kick like when ginger is added in.

I would buy this tea again.

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

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A review of Maple Blueberry Tea by The Metropolitan Tea Company

Company: The Metropolitan Tea Company
Tea Name: Maple Blueberry Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Black
Region: India
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup / Tea bag
Liquor Color: Golden amber
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

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

I reached for a cup of this tea just because I wanted to something comparable to maple syrup; well maple flavoring without the pancakes.

With one tea bag and adding in the boiled water and left to steep for a few minutes I am able to enjoy this tea. It is nicely hot with the maple flavoring delivering all of the right notes in aroma which is nicely sweet and woodsy like.

There is something to be said when sipping of this tea; that one cannot help but think of the great outdoors and being surrounded by maple trees and sugar fields.

This is a lovely tea!

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

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A review of Maple Blueberry Tea by The Metropolitan Tea Company

Company: The Metropolitan Tea Company
Tea Name: Maple Blueberry Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: black
Region: India
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bags
Liquor Color: dark reddish brown
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I fixed this tea quite hot and steeped it for several minutes. I pour the hot water in my cup with the tea bag in it and put this in the microwave for a couple of minutes more. As I said the tea is very hot and as I take sip of the tea, it burns my tongue and tea is just fine since the maple fragrant and mixture is nice for me to taste.

What is good for tea fixing is when I am able to fix just the cup I want and nothing else. I wanted maple tea and I am drinking and enjoying this tea. Thank you.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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91

A review of Green Kick (Sencha and Matcha Green) Tea by Now Real Food

Company: Now Real Foods
Tea Name: Green Kick
Tea Type/Varietal: Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bags
Liquor Color: light green
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 180 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I let the tea bag and the hot water steep for few minutes, stirring it occasionally while it steeps and watching the coloring of the play out. It is that smooth, yet misty green coloring and when sipping of the tea the tannins are there to nip and nibble on the palette. The tea tantalizes the taste buds and so I sip and sip of my tea enjoying it knowing indeed that this superior tea blend in that: Sencha gives this blend its unmistakable green shade, while Matcha makes it oh so easy to enjoy. The perfect blend of feel good and good for you!

I highly recommend this tea since it is very good tea to have around for those favoring green teas.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A review of Green Kick (Sencha and Matcha Green) Tea by Now Real Food

Company: Now Real Foods
Tea Name: Green Kick
Tea Type/Varietal: Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bags
Liquor Color: light green
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 180 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I let the tea bag and the hot water steep for few minutes, stirring it occasionally while it steeps and watching the coloring of the play out. It is that smooth, yet misty green coloring and when sipping of the tea the tannins are there to nip and nibble on the palette. The tea tantalizes the taste buds and so I sip and sip of my tea enjoying it knowing indeed that this superior tea blend in that: Sencha gives this blend its unmistakable green shade, while Matcha makes it oh so easy to enjoy. The perfect blend of feel good and good for you!

I highly recommend this tea since it is very good tea to have around for those favoring green teas.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
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I’ve never heard of this company, I will keep my eye out for it in the grocery!

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