September’s Teas – 2012
Tea Sparrow’s Ti Kuan Yin Tea
Description: This soothing oolong tea, originating in the 19th century in the Fujian province and loved by many in China to this day, contains hints of toasted walnut and leaves a floral scent. It requires over a dozen distinct steps to produce, and is named after Chinese goddess of mercy who is said to embody the compassion of the Buddhas.
Ingredients: Pure Oolong Tea
Michael Menashy, Tea Sparrow Family – “Soft and soothing taste. Rich in mineral, it leaves and intriguing smell of walnuts.”
Rishi Tea’s Ginger Lime Rooibos
Description: The dry and pleasantly flavored West Indian Lime variety gives our Organic Ginger Lime Rooibos a unique and zesty citrus flavor with notes of ginger and rare spices. The brilliant turmeric yellow and orange infusion glows in the cup and has wonderfully refreshing notes of tropical fruits and spices.
Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Certified™ green rooibos, Organic ginger, Organic lemongrass, Organic lemon myrtle, Organic licorice root and natural essential oils of lime and tangerine.
Jane Pettigrew, International Tea Sommelier – “Smells excellent – the ginger notes balance well against the citrus aromas and the suggestions of the liquorice – wonderful, heady, and seductive.”
Florapharm’s Snow Flake
Description: A great blend of black tea with almond gives this tea a Marzipan flavour.
Ingredients: Ceylon and China black tea, coconut rasps, natural flavour, almond flakes.
Jenny Dent, Tea Enthusiast – “Marzipan rose love. A warm marzipan childhood memory.”
Florapharm’s Vanilla Honeybush
Description: Smooth aromatic vanilla caramel flavour. Delicious hot or as an iced tea.
Ingredients: Honeybush, natural vanilla flavour, vanilla bits
Michael Menashy, Tea Sparrow Family – “Naturally sweet, wonderful and playful. Mellow. Sweet. Gold.”