May’s Tea Box 

This month we celebrate Moms and the coming of Spring! Here are some fun ideas to spoil your mom, or maybe just yourself. J We are featuring a new blender Bissell, with their Passion Peach tea. This tea is easily the highest scored peach tea we have ever tried with its distinct taste of passion fruit and peach. Brew the tea and allow it to cool, pour over a tall glass of ice and you have the best ice tea ever! Red Rose Rooibos from Tiesta Teas was a hit the first time we featured it 19 months ago. Since then, they have re-blended it to incorporate fruity hints and a floral finish. Hot, iced or mixed with white rum and mint, this tea is the perfect accessory to your patio furniture. Aromatica Teas is featured this month with Treasures of Japan, blending five elite Japanese green teas. Check out Aromatica on Facebook for some delicious ideas for drinking or baking. Sonnentor’s Spring Kiss, with mint, licorice and gentle touch of lemon is a celebration of Spring. Its crisp refreshing taste is soothing on a rainy day or refreshing iced for these increasing sunny days.

Bissell’s Peach Passion

Description: Our premier whole leaf china black tea offers the wonderful flavours and distinct aroma of passion fruit and peach. Not only is this blend visually pleasing, its clean finish and natural balance allows the flavours to rise to the forefront of each sip.

Ingredients: Black tea, peach pieces and natural flavours.

Heath Benefits: Most people don’t realize black tea comes with many of the similar health benefits as green tea, including reduced risk of stroke and heart disease, among many others. As well, black tea is said to increase energy, aid in digestive health and to promote healthy skin and hair. Black tea’s tannins are also great immunity-boosters.

Michael, “This is the best peach blend tea I have ever tasted. It’s also my number one favourite ice tea. The peach slices give such a rich natural fruity taste to the tea.”

Tiesta Tea’s Red Rose Rooibos

Description: The delectable South African rooibos is now infused with fruity hints and a floral finish. Control your allergy symptoms with this smooth blend.

Ingredients: Red rooibos, peach rooibos, linden blossoms, rose petals, orange bits, lemon bits, apple bits and hibiscus.

Heath Benefits: This incredibly flavoured caffeine-free tea is growing quickly in popularity but did you know that it also contains high amounts of antioxidants? Although the antioxidants found in rooibos tea are different from those in green tea, they are still known to fight off free radicals in the body. Rooibos tea is also known to fight off cardiovascular disease, liver disease and lower blood pressure.

Jenny, “Astringent lemon smell but rooibos smooth. It’s a sweet balance with honey and pure alchemy with milk…yummmm.”

Sonnentor’s Spring Kiss

Description: Mint and licorice with a gentle touch of lemon. Lots of mild flavors balanced so you can taste them all.

Ingredients: Lemongrass, peppermint, raspberry leaf, cardamom, liquorice, cornflowers, roseflowers.

Heath Benefits: Lemongrass tea is known to aid in skin health, and to fight inflammation as well as cancer. It is also known for its detoxifying properties. Did you know that peppermint tea has been used medicinally for centuries? It is known to improve digestive health, reduce headaches, support menstrual health, lower fevers, and reduce inflammation.

Zeta, “Amazing balance between so many pleasant flavours mint liquorice lemon wonderful.”

Aromatica’s  Treasures of Japan

Description: This tea, which is a blend of five elite Japanese green teas, was traditionally served to honour guests.

Ingredients: Sencha, Bencha, GenMai, Cha, Kukicha, Gyokuru, strawberry pieces, red currents.

Heath Benefits: By now, the health benefits of green tea have been well-established. Here are just a few of the reasons we love it so much: it’s been shown to fight cancer and heart disease, lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes and stroke and to fight infection. It’s tough to beat that!

Darcy, “I love this tea, rich in flavour without too much tannins. The flavour is complex and elegant, lasts on my tongue. Yummy!”