I am so blessed.
I am seriously so blessed.
I get so emotional when I receive these packages in the mail. I don’t think I’ll ever get over how many incredible friendships I have made through blogging <3
Life long friendships
Linz sent me way too much, just the reminder that I am going to be seeing her in August at HLS would have been plenty <3
But, of course, she out did herself and sent me a bunch of my favourite things. One of them being tea!
A Teavana tea to be exact!
I was so excited to receive this tea. Not just because I am a tea addict, but because I have never tried Teavana tea before!
Lindsay knew I loved spicy tea, so she bought me their Rooibos Chai.
Teavana described their Rooibos Chai by stating:
“The sun goes down on the sacred Ganges River as thousands of people around the world enjoy classic, pure chai. Our red rooibos blend takes its historical spices quite seriously. The ordinary is made extraordinary with spicy cinnamon, cardamom husks, piquant ginger and lightly citrusy lemongrass which brews to a blissful honey-amber perfection.”
I particularly love rooibos teas. Rooibos teas are made from a South African red bush plant and are naturally caffeine free. You may have heard of rooibos teas being referred to as a “red tea” before. The fermenting of the leaves of the African red bush produces reddish brown leaves that look like little needles.
Rooibos teas may support the immune system, promote well-being, help with digestion, and relieve stomach upset.
I do not find rooibos teas to be tart or “leafy” tasting in any way. To me, they taste rather mild and nutty with a bit of sweetness, so I never feel the need to add any sweetener
The ingredients within Teavana’s Rooibos Chai are:
- Red rooibos tea
- Cardamom husk
- Cinnamon flavouring
I love the smell of this blend. It smells quite sweet and you can definitely smell the ginger and cinnamon right away. I could pick out notes of lemongrass, as well.
Of course, I had to try this tea immediately after opening it up!
I steeped 1.5 teaspoons of dried tea leaves in 12 oz. of water (that is how much my favourite mug holds) for 7 minutes.
While steeping, this tea smelt very sweet and ginger was the most prominent fragrance. This made me happy because I love teas with a strong ginger flavour
The taste was mild and produced the perfect strength of cinnamon flavour.
This tea is definitely not overbearing which was nice because sometimes I find chai flavoured teas can get too strong and spicy, but this was perfect.
I love drinking this tea in the evening as it is caffeine free and I tend to opt for caffeine free teas later on in the day; however, I have been enjoying this tea all throughout the day as well because I love it so much <3
It is a comforting tea and I always think of Linz when I have a sip
I thoroughly enjoyed my first Teavana experience and hope to visit Teavana when I go to Boston in August so I can try some more flavours!
Did you enjoy this tea review?
Do you have a favourite tea that you would like me to review next?
Do you like rooibos teas?
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