“Buddha Teas was brought to life by the desire to better lives through high quality teas while also instilling inspiration and a peace of mind for those who held a desire to enjoy herbal teas in their purest form. Buddha Teas strives to provide not only a soothing cup of tea, but also a personal experience and a feeling of fulfillment in each and every cup we offer. There is a greater sense of serenity to be found in drinking good herbal teas, and many consider them a healthy alternative which makes herbal tea a far better option as a beverage.” Let me introduce you to this classic black tea from them.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Bergamot Oil
Steep Time: 5 minutes
First Sip Thought: “Good morning!”
Smell:Like most earl grey teas, the aroma is exquisite. I love that the bergamot oil is quite prevalent. I instantly want to be whisked away to my kitchen to use this tea for my dark chocolate earl grey tea cookies and spread the aroma around my home.
Taste:It’s no secret that I jumped at the chance of trying tea from Buddha Teas because of their great line and incredible branding. I mean, what could be better than drinking some Buddha Teas during my tea meditation? Even though their tea is packaged in tea bags they make a point to keep the bags unbleached, organic, GMO free and their carton packaging is 100% recycled. Their tea tags even feature different inspirational quotes which is a perfect symbol of their brand and what they stand for. Another plus is that you can tell right away that there are actual leaves in the tea bags and not your typical “dust” like other big name brands. I typically shy away from Earl Grey because of bad experiences. I have only a few that I will drink because too often I have ones that I feel are overloaded with bergamot or upset my stomach from tasting too artificial. Buddha Teas’ Earl Grey has officially been added to my pile of earl greys I enjoy. The bergamot oil added is not overpowering and adds a tart citrus taste to the black tea. When I think of “good morning” I think of this tea by my side to wake me up and re-energize myself for the day ahead. I usually like my teas strong and will try to steep them longer when it’s allowed. Steeping this tea for 5 minutes gave me a bold cup that was enjoyed with a bit of milk and honey for an even smoother flavor. I was able to get another decent steep from the tea bag but after that every other infusion was too weak. However, it could also be because I chose to use a longer steep time. Way to go Buddha Teas – you’ve impressed me in many ways and gained a lasting customer!
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