Product reviews: Tea

I have already wrote that I would do a post about the different types of tea my father had bought. I love drinking tea, even more than drinking coffee. During my A’levels I always drank coffee, pitch black. But then in summer 2011, after I was finished with my A’levels, I got sick in the vacations and got used to drink herbal teas like chamomille, peppermint, fennel, anise,  sage, hibiscus, lime blossoms, and green tea. I also posted about hibiscus tea. Now is the perfect time for another tea post. 

My father brought mostly white tea, but also green tea and jasmine tea. The first time I drank white tea and jasmine tea was in winter 2012. I fell in love with both of them. They have the same calmingn effect like green tea. However, back then was the first and last time I drank white tea. Jasmine tea is easy fo find at chinese restaurants. That’s why I asked my father to buy white tea from the tea shop at the place he works. And here they are:

1. Pai Mu Tan- White Tea China

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Ingredients: Big, olive green leaf.

Taste (as described on the package): off-dry, pleasant, mildly flowery.

How to drink: 1 teaspoon/cup, affuse with 80○C hot water, leave it 3 minutes to draw.

Own review – 10/10: From the new teas, this is the one I drink the most often. For me, the taste wasn’t off-dry at all. It tastes very good and flowery. It is also very calming.

2. Buddhas kleines Geheimnis (Buddha’s little secret) -White tea:

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Ingredients: White Tea China Mao Feng, Green tea China Guangxi, jasmine pearls, aroma, white hibiscus  blossoms.

Taste (as described on the package): peachy – jasmine taste

How to drink: 1 teaspoon/cup, affuse with 80○C hot water, let it 3 minutes to draw. 

Own review – 10/10: A perfect mix of fruity and dry taste. If you are not already interested by its name, you will be surprised by its taste.

3. Jasmin Finest – Green tea China:

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Do you see the white jasmin blossom?

Ingredients: Green tea with a long, even leaf.

Taste (as described on the package): Full, aromatic jasmin taste

How to drink: 1 teaspoon/cup, affuse with 70○C hot water, leave it (probably) 3 minutes to draw.

Own review – 8/10: A typical mix of green tea leafs with jasmin blossoms. Very simple taste. Might be too bitter or boring for some people, but lovers of green tea will enjoy it. 

4. Rachenputzer (throat cleaner) – Herbal tea:

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Do you see the blue cornflower blossoms?

Ingredients: Lime blossoms, anise, thyme, rosella leafs, mallow leafs, wild pansies, wild thyme herbs, cornflower blossoms.

Taste (as described on the package): I guess like herbal tea typical tastes.

How to drink: 1-2 teaspoons/cup, affuse with hot boiling water, let it 5 minutes to draw.

Own review – 9/10: Very effective when your throat hurts or have a cough. The taste is very typical for herbal teas. If you don’t nlike this taste, you shoulc drink another tea to recover. 

5. Beerenkönigin natürlich (Berry Queen natural) – Fruits tea:

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Ingredients: hibiscus blossoms, grapes, elderberries, natural aroma raspberries, strawberry slices, huckleberries

Taste (as described on the package): elderberry-huckleberry taste

How to drink: 1-2 teaspoons / cup,  affuse with boiling hot water, let it 8-10 minutes to draw.

Own review – 7/10: If you love fruits tea, this will be your favorite. It has a seet and fruity smell, the taste however is a bit sour. 

This was it, unfortunately. I wished I had more tea, but that’s enough for a few months. Probably I will get some more tea soon, anyway. So maybe I will do anlther tea post soon. 

Thanks for reading!

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