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drank Zenergy Blend by Buddha Teas
45 tasting notes

I have been drinking this tea and honestly have not noticed any effect. The flavor is a light herbal. It’s ok, I keep hoping it will increase my energy level.

Flavors: Herbs

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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85

This is one of my favorite takes on one of my favorite types of tea, turmeric ginger. I like that it’s not too overwhelming or bitter, but a calm, more subtle version.

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drank Feverfew Lemongrass by Buddha Teas
38 tasting notes

I really enjoy this tea — it has great health benefits, nice packaging, and a smooth/subtle inoffensive taste. The flavor is mostly lemongrass; I didn’t pick up any other tastes, so the Feverfew must not have very strong flavor. But it does seem to help with migraines! I’ve gotten migraines for around eight years now, and have tried lots of remedies (both pharmaceutical and herbal). I don’t know if this tea alone could cause someone to never get migraines again, but it certainly seems to help minimize them.

Flavors: Lemongrass

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80

Water: 8oz

Leaves: tea bag

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: 3m & 6m

Aroma: Gingery

Color: light golden yellow

Clarity: a faint cloudiness

Taste: I was very excited when i spotted this brand at Earth Fare over the weekend! Lately i’ve been hearing a lot about turmeric & ginger from vegan youtubers i follow. So when i saw this tea i got even more excited, it was also on sale for $3.99 instead of the reg $6.99 so i thought why not give it a try. As for steeping i tried using my new nutchello tumbler from Silk & let the bag steep for 3min. The tea was very light, no bitterness i didn’t get a hint of ginger or pepper w/ a faint cloudiness i think it came from when i dunked my tea bag back and forth. I’m thinking the tumbler i used didn’t give the bag much room. i’m going to try it again with my usual tea mug & a steep time of 6 minutes with the same tea bag. (later i will try it with a new one). With this cup the color was darker but the taste remained light. Overall and okay tea with great health benefits which is a plus.

Update:
If you all are wonder why i haven’t been blogging lately it’s because I have a lot of tea in my collection that i have reviewed already. I need to work on drinking them before i get new teas.

Update 2!
This tea is great i get more flavor from it now when i steep it for a much longer time than recommended! It’s way better compared to before & i even notice the black pepper in it now. I could see myself buying it again.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is a surprisingly light herbal tea considering that it is turmeric, ginger and black pepper. So a gentle double dose turmeric with black pepper which is said to help its absorption rate and ginger which are both herbs that are said to be very beneficial. While a little weak on its own, I can see it having potential for brewing with a black or green teabag.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Pure Mind blend by Buddha Teas
266 tasting notes

Pure Mind Blend has a nice flavor of blended herbs that is difficult to really explain, beyond that it is gentle. Overall a peaceful blend of herbs that have a calming and centering nature. Personally I would consider this a good blend for settling down for prayer and or meditation.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Reishi tea by Buddha Teas
150 tasting notes

This tastes like weak mushroom soup, no surprise, since it is comprised entirely of mushrooms. I wouldn’t rate it a 75 by normal tea standards, because I would not seek this out as a tea to drink for its flavor, but instead as a nutritional tea/immune booster. Even steeping at the upper limit of the suggested brew time (6min) the flavor wasn’t as deep as I would’ve liked. Will try using two bags next time because there may not be enough in each bag to make a satisfying cup. I also think this would be a good base to put other immuno-boosters in, since I usually just put them in plain boiling water when I get sick. I received it as a free sample from the company.

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drank Organic Oolong by Buddha Teas
1768 tasting notes

Oolong has historically been my nemesis, although I have to say at this point that I’ve only ever tried loose leaf oolong with one exception (Teapigs Tung Ting Oolong, which is pyramid bagged). This oolong is also bagged, and in fairly small, square paper affairs that really don’t look like they’ll provide much room for leaf expansion.

Read my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/10/15/organic-oolong-tea-buddha-teas/

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Reishi Mushroom Tea by Buddha Teas
150 tasting notes

Reishi is good for your immune system and fighting cancer, among other things, and this is organic so all the better, health-wise, making me happy to try this sample that was offered by Buddha Teas.

Never had mushroom tea before, but it’s not too far off from mushroom broth. Which makes sense since it has an ingredient list of one: organic reishi mushrooms! It has a fairly mild flavor even after a long steeping, so for folks who dislike mushrooms but want an immune boost it would likely not be too unpleasant. With a cold, you wouldn’t taste it anyway.

I make soup with Asian mushrooms for an immune boost but for a quick hit or when there are no mushrooms on hand for soup this is a great tea to have on call. I like the concept.

Flavors: Mushrooms

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Oh I am utterly and completely knackered today. Ben was awesome and took me to my favorite store, the oh so epic International 888, an Asian market the size of a small mall. It has everything, from food and tea to cooking hear and all the Joss paper. I love that place, but I have to go on a day when I have money and a day where I have nothing else to do. So, yours truly took some books to Half Priced Books and made $18 (woo, I am rich!) and then used that money to get Matcha candies. Also some other random stuff, and a pile of Wood Ear Mushrooms for soup. Fun aside, I am so annoyed at getting so worn out easily lately, something to talk to the Doc about.

So, tea time! Today we are taking a look at Buddha Teas Organic Sacral Chakra Tea, and herbal blend of Calendula, Dong Quai Root, Damiana Leaf, Burdock Root, Ginger Root, and Fennel Seeds. These ingredients are picked for unlocking creativity and balancing the Sacral Chakra, then these ingredients are infused with Moonstone essence, which is fun because moonstone is a beautiful stone. If the traditions of Chakras are to believed, yours truly has a blockage in the Sacral Chakra, specifically a god awful monthly curse and lately I have been utterly exhausted all the time, so lets see if this tea helps. The aroma is pretty potent, a blend of spiciness and earthiness, warming spice notes from the ginger and fennel and lots of root-like earthiness from the roots. I am a huge fan of that earthy aroma of various dried roots, I find them comforting, but at times worrisome because root teas can be incredibly bitter if the blend is off.

Into the teacup the bag goes, as much as I love gongfu style tea, and all my various tea baskets and pots, being able to steep and toss a bag once in a while, especially when I am really tired, is refreshing. The aroma of the tea is still super earthy, mixing soil and roots, warming spices, and a touch of herbaceous fresh leaves. The finish is a super strong kick of ginger at the finish.

Brace yourself people, this is a potent pile of herbs! It starts out with a potent warming kick of ginger and sweet note of fennel. This moves right along into roots, it is like falling into a pile of freshly turned soil and newly dug up roots. A slightly bitter and very earthy blend dances in my mouth, combining this heavy earthiness with a fiery warmth from the ginger. This tea makes me feel very relaxed and tingly, that same feeling you get when sinking into a hot bath or snuggling under a hot fuzzy blanket. I could see myself drinking this before sleep, it is super relaxing, and I seem to need that as of late.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/05/buddha-teas-organic-sacral-chakra-tea.html

Kirkoneill1988

Matcha candies, i never tried them. nice review though ;)

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Given my state of general life imbalance, making the right choices and being able to focus on the bigger goals of the upcoming year is absolutely critical. I am not sure how much drinking this tea helps, but I find it to be tasty. It includes Eyebright, Star Anise, Jasmine Flower, Passion Flower, and Spearmint leaf and the lot is apparently infused with sapphire essence. I wasn’t sure what that meant (am I drinking rocks?) but thankfully, the website explained that the process meant the herbs basically spent some time hanging out nearby some sapphire. Cool. It tastes very herbal and pleasant, and I have much enjoyed drinking this before bed.

Full Review: http://myliferevamp.blogspot.com/2015/03/review-buddha-teas.html

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drank Chai Tea by Buddha Teas
627 tasting notes

This chai is well balanced, but weak. The spices are present, but don’t overwhelm the tea. However, in order to make a cup as strong as any chai lover would prefer, two teabags are needed. To make a strong brew in order to stand up to a little milk and sweetener, to prepare in a more traditional way, three are required. Granted, I use a bigger mug, maybe 12 ounces, but I think the bag requires more leaf. This would be good for someone who wants to drink chai lite, so to speak.

Full Review: http://myliferevamp.blogspot.com/2015/03/review-buddha-teas.html

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drank Marshmallow Tea by Buddha Teas
1719 tasting notes

I’ve read about marshmallow in teas as an ingredient. I’ve never tried one. This one, marshmallow leaf is the only ingredient. This is a bagged herbal. The bag is unbleached, organic, kosher. The box is 100% recycled material. The tag is staple free. The string is long enough to not cause the tag to be drowned when filling the cup.

Each bag contains 1.5 grams of leaf. I prefer 2g for a cup and 3g for a mug. I opted to use a 6 oz cup. Boiling water and 5 minutes later, I get a sunny yellow cup. The leaf has turned very green and feels squishy like a wet marshmallow.

According to the company description, this uses the leaf of the plant, while the marshmallow as I know it evolved from the root. That explains why the taste is nothing like a classic Stay Puft marshmallow. It is sweet but not overly so. It has an almost minty quality to it. This tastes lightly citrus to me, slightly like lemon. While not what I expected, it is rather tasty.

donkeyteaarrrraugh

you’ve made me curious!

Riimu

I didn’t know that marshmallow is a plant. Every day you learn something new.

cookies

Oooh, nice! I’ve been wanting to try marshmallow leaf but I can only find it in bulk. This seems like a good way to test it out.

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Considering the high cost of saffron I was impressed with how much was in this tea. The bags are flecked with numerous small pieces, rather than entire threads, and impart a bittersweet flavor that is distinctly saffron. The longer you allow the tea to steep the more flavor you draw out from the saffron, but when steeping the tea for more than five minutes you start to draw out the some bitter notes. I don’t particularly care for bitterness, so I prefer to stop steeping the tea around the five minute mark, once it has turned a brilliant yellow-orange color.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/2/24/tuesday-tea-saffron-green-buddha-teas

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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BT has a regular yerba mate and this, which is a dark roast version. I thought this would be a great alternative for coffee but thats not quite the case. Its has roasted notes of grain but more herbal tasting, nothing like the earthy, chocolate-y sweetness of coffee.

Initially I tried this unsweetened but found the regular flavour much too herbal-y and medicinal, so added a tsp of honey, and all was good.

Caffeine-wise it seemed to provide a bit of alertness that lasted for a while, rather than the up and down crash of coffee.

This is organic as well and comes in an unbleached tea bag.

Flavors: Grain, Roasted Barley, Toasted

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is an organic herbal tea blend that comes in an unbleached tea bag – something that I haven’t seen a lot of but seems to be a good concept considering that if you already want organic tea, and if you’d be steeping your tea in hot water for long periods of time, you don’t want to have any chemical residues coming from the tea bag as well.

Its a mix of herbals such as hyssop, elderberry, nettle leaf, lemongrass, wild cherry bark, rosehips, lemon balm, astralagus root, cranberry leaf. I can definitely taste some lemongrass in it, and an overal herbaceousness, as I’m not as familiar with tisanes.

Its a pleasant tea to drink though, and can be drank unsweetened, which I did. The neat feature about the tea bags is that the tags have little motivational blurbs on them which is nice to read when you’re relaxing with a hot cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Oolong Tea by Buddha Teas
424 tasting notes

Buddha Teas was kind enough to offer up some tea for reviews, and I accepted. I was surprised when I opened the box and saw that it was bagged tea. Uh oh! Usually bagged teas aren’t very good, but I soldiered on.

Let me say, the packaging is gorgeous. It is definitely eye catching, and of very high quality materials. Really well done.

My next “uh oh” moment came when I read the package and saw that they recommend steeping up to 10 minutes. For this review I went with a shorter steep but at some point will try it the other way.

I have to say, this tea really surprised me. It was really good! I’m not sure that I would have known it was bagged tea if I had done a blind taste test, so kudos on that. In this case, the bag makes it really convenient since it can be used on the go. I love it when I am surprised like that.

I found the tea to have a hearty flavor and that “oolongy” taste (what makes that anyway?) This tea is definitely worth taking a look at. Don’t let the bag scare you!

Mooglexo

I follow Buddha tea on Instagram as well as steepster! I’ve always wanted to try them! Thanks for the review makes me want to try the even more now!

Marzipan

Send me your address and I’ll mail you some.

M

I had signed up to try some samples of their tea as well, but haven’t received anything yet. I’m glad you like it! It sounds promising.

Wuyi-Wolf

sounds really cool!

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I am so sleepy! I have been awake since 8 o’clock last night, yep, my sleep schedule is doing that funky flip from nocturnal to diurnal that it does ever so often. Usually it happens to me the most during winter and summer, probably because I am less likely to leave my house, I am a giant weenie when it comes to temperature extremes. I am finding myself debating going to sleep after I get done with today’s tea or waiting until Ben gets home from work at midnight, though I seriously doubt I will make it that long without the help of tea!

And speaking of tea, how about we jump right into Buddha Teas’ Organic Crown Chakra Tea, a blend of Lavender, Rose, and Nutmeg while also being infused with the essence of amethyst. Ah amethyst, such a beautiful form of quartz, beloved by the ancient Greeks because they believed it would keep you from getting sloshed! I could go into detail about how these herbs were selected for assisting meditation and awakening the Crown Chakra, but I will admit that I am very much so not an expert on Chakras, having only dabbled in the past. I do know that the aroma of this tea is intense, I could smell the lavender from outside of the box it was shipped in, so that was a first! After I waft through what feels like a cloud of purple and give the teabag a sniff, I do notice a hint of rose and a delicate hint of warm nutmeg, the little bit of spice goes nicely with the headiness of the flowers. Man is that lavender some intense stuff, I currently have it sitting on my desk as an air freshener, and feel a little fear storing it with my other teas.

Brewing the tea seems to mellow the lavender out and makes the nutmeg and rose stand out more. The rose is reminiscent of a summer rose garden, heady but not overpowering, the nutmeg adds a slightly sweet warmth to the brew. I do wish I would have reacted a little quicker, because the moment I poured the water onto the teabag it turned the water vibrantly purple, this faded to the color I actually snapped with my camera, but still the purple was cool.

The taste is pretty intense, but I am drinking a tea made out of lavender and roses, it being anything other than a heady flower explosion would just be sad. I will say that this is not for the faint of heart, the rose is a heady perfume and the lavender borders on soapy, at the finish there is the warmth and subtle sweetness of nutmeg. There is a little bit of bitterness, in a floral way, if you have ever indulged in teas made from certain flowers you will know this bitterness, of course adding a little raw honey gets rid of that almost herbaceous bitterness immediately and turns the tea into a floral sweet treat with a spicy finish. So, I liked this tea, but I like really strong flowery teas, I could very easily see it being something that is very hit or miss with people.

For photos and blog: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/02/buddha-teas-organic-crown-chakra-tea.html

Fjellrev

Ugh, that sleeping schedule, or lack thereof, sounds brutal.

TeaBrat

I first read this as “Clown Chakra” :)

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drank Oolong Tea by Buddha Teas
4847 tasting notes

Backlog:

I’ve never made any big secret about the fact that I prefer loose leaf over the bag – I think most of us here do. So, when this tea was sent to me to review by Buddha Teas, I really had my doubts. Oolong teas just shouldn’t be in a tea bag, they need that room to expand.

But I tried to go into the review with an open mind.

The box says it’s a four seasons Oolong, but I would question that because I’ve had a few four season Oolong teas and they weren’t like this. This reminded me more of a Formosa Oolong. It was toasty and warm with more fruity notes than floral notes. The four seasons Oolong teas that I’m familiar with have always been more floral and vegetal than toasty/warm and fruity.

I thought maybe I steeped it wrong so I got another bag and tried again – and got the same results … this is definitely more like the Formosa Oolongs than the four seasons Oolongs that I’ve known.

It’s still a pretty tasty tea – regardless of ‘name’ and even regardless of the bag. Sure, it’d probably be even better without the bag but it’s pretty good.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/13/organic-oolong-tea-from-buddha-teas/

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This was a box sent out to me by Buddha Teas. I really appreciate your generosity! They have an impressive selection of healing herbal teas on hand. I especially want to try their chakra teas one of these days!

Before I begin, I must give a little bit of a disclaimer. I have been dealing with migraines for quite some time. I almost always have a headache and the stupidest things can trigger intense brain pain at any moment, causing me to be mentally and physically crippled for hours on end. Even scrolling on my phone too fast will set it off. My type of headache is typically tension related.

That being said, I have a few tips and tricks that I do to help me ride the wave. I have read recently that feverfew is really effective in easing migraines. I was super stoked to be able to try this tea out from Buddha Teas.
The packaging is pretty slick, the feel of the box is much nicer than the usual store bought cardboard. Although I didn’t think it was necessary for the little glue strip keeping the lid on, I thought the package was fine without it. (actually, I thought it was some kind of booger at first! Lol)

The teabags are wrapped in the same color black velvety-textured material. The teabag is your average paper teabag, although I liked that this was made from eco-friendly items. There is also a cute little quote on each of the teabag labels.
Now on to the steeping! I used boiling water and tested steeping at 4 minutes and at 8 minutes. I believe the 8 minute mark is best for this type of tea because it allowed the subtle flavors to become more prominent.

The flavor of this tea is very fresh and herbaceous. The lemony tang of the lemongrass shines through as the main flavor. If the lemongrass wasn’t there, I may be able to tell what feverfew tastes like. I’m glad it is not an unpleasant addition. Rather, it is the most crucial.

I took this at the first sign of an oncoming migraine. I forgot to take any kind of painkiller, like I usually do. I put a heat wrap on my neck and sipped on this tea instead. I noticed that the coupling of these two factors help keep my migraine at bay. It felt pretty effective and it worked pretty quickly. I think almost any trace of my headache was gone in about 20 minutes. Which is a life saver for me!

Thanks Buddha Teas for letting me review your selection!

Flavors: Herbaceous, Lemon, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
ashmanra

Good to know! Thank you!

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