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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Teavana Loose Leaf Black Tea and Mate Tisane 'Himalayan Majestic and Raspberry Riot Lemon'

Tea Information:
Tea: Himalayan Majestic Black Tea and Raspberry Riot Lemon Mate Tisane
Type: Black Tea and Mate Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Teavana

"Himalayan Splendor Black Tea"
Description: This exquisite tea originates from the pristine hills of Nepal, at the foot of the majestic Himalayan Mountains, at a 6000 ft elevation. The beautiful, tippy leaf yields a coppery-orange brew that is rich and complex in flavor. Excellent hot or extraordinary as an iced tea, it will quickly become the most beloved addition to your black tea collection.
Ingredients: Pure black tea from Nepal

"Raspberry Riot Lemon Mate Tea"
Description: Get all-day energy from the invigorating fusion of tart raspberry and lemon, with a high-octane jolt of pure Argentinean Mate. The brisk lemon and tangy raspberry give this green Mate the character and flavor you're craving.
Ingredients: Green Mate tea, raspberries, apple bits, rosehips, hibiscus blossoms, lemongrass, and pink rose buds.

Steep Information:
Prepared in store, iced, in a Perfect Tea Maker with 3 tsp rock sugar and poured over ice
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: berry
Flavor: lemon, berry, sweet
Body: Full
Liquor: translucent hot pink

A delicious treat while wandering the mall on a hot day. It tasted like a juice not a tea.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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