Hi everyone! Today I’m posting my September Simple Loose Leaf tea box! As it so happens this weekend I have been incredibly ill and it would have been a perfect weekend to try out my new teas EXCEPT that 1) I can’t taste and 2) I was in school all weekend so I wasn’t home long enough to even look at my teas because I literally just came home and went to bed to try to rest up for the next day.
Yes, that’s real commitment right there. I have to say, learning about leadership is a challenge enough, try to avoid getting sick if you have class four days in a row.
But lets get to the teas!
August Tea Review
First, a review of last month’s teas!
- Kashmiri Chai
The chai was great! It tasted just like a cheery, brisk fall walk. It was light, had some cinnamon, and was my favorite. (But I am partial to chai anyway.) The leaflet actually recommended it with honey but I liked it as is.
- Grand Keemun
This black tea was really nice. It had a really rich smell and tasted like an amazingly smooth and light black tea. I thought I liked the sharpness of most black teas but this one was really nice!
- Berry Chamomile
I would have liked to try this tea iced but I actually did drink the last of it when I got home from class a few hours ago as a hot tea so alas, I did not try it iced. Maybe I’ll get it in another box and be able to try it iced next time though! This was sweet, fruity, and slightly citrus-y. I really liked it and the tea looked beautiful as well!
- Green Hibiscus
And the last tea was also nice. It smelled tropical and was also sweet. I would say this one and the Berry Chamomile were both good “intro” teas that I would have liked when first exploring teas in my college days. I didn’t get a chance to try this one iced either as I actually gave it to my mom as she loves hibiscus and ran out of her own tea. But it was delicious!
I was so impressed with the August box as I really enjoyed all the teas!
First Impressions of the September Teas
Per usual there were four teas, a mix of caffeine teas and decaf as well. There are four reuseable pouches with each box although I really don’t use them now that I have a teapot with a strainer in it. As the box says, it’s really simple!
Okay, now for the September teas!
- Karakundah Black
This is a black tea from India with normal caffeine levels. The packaging does say it’s organic and the leaflet states it’s a highly sought after tea which sounds cool! It does say it can be served on it’s own or with milk/sugar for taste. I normally try to smell the teas at this point to kind of determine if I’ll like them but I can’t smell. Maybe I’ll go by looks? It looks black tea so I’ll probably like it.
- Pan Fired Green
This is a green tea from China with normal caffeine levels as well. I’m not sure what to say about this one because the description is about the smell. Apparently it smells like fresh cut grass or seaweed, neither of which inspire much confidence about the taste but I’ll go into it with an open mind. As for looks, it’s green! (This looks thing isn’t going well, is it?)
- Evening Herbal
I think I’ll like this one! And I’m not saying that because it’s a decaf tea from the USA. I’m saying that because it says the ingredients are peppermint leaves, ginger root, and lemon peel. The leaflet says it can be brewed hot or cold, but does say it’s better hot. I think this sounds perfect since I’m not feeling my best so I can’t wait to try it! As for the look? I think it looks like oregano? Which I also like!
- Northern Garden
This is an oolong tea from China and seems really interesting! It seems great, as it has many types of berries in it. It does say that it can be hot or cold and also gives the honey recommendation so I might have to invest in some honey. As for looks? Scary? It looks like balls of dirt to be honest but it has potential to taste great.
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