Welcome back everyone! Get ready for another Tea Tuesdays That Make Us Go Tee Tee!
AKA, Tea Tuesdays.
But the first title is just so much more fun and exciting, no? This week I’ll be talking about a recent trip to the Teavana store and getting my very first blended tea! It all started with the free sample
which is how they always get you, let’s be real here.
Don’t get me wrong though, I love my free samples! Especially when they come in the form of delicious iced tea! Texas summers are stupid hot so any cold beverage is refreshing.
My friend and I were out at the mall and decided to make a quick stop by the Teavana store. They had two samples and one of them was a blended tea: Mango Black with a Limeade Twist. I can’t even remember what the other tea was, it just wasn’t as great as the first sample.
Look at the cute tin we picked out! So this was our first time getting a blended tea and the guy working had to help us a little bit. Basically, you pick out your tin and then you tell them the teas you want and they package it for you! They also tell you how to properly brew it, but just in case you forget there is also a label they put on the plastic lid for you.
And yes, this is all loose leaf tea. If you want to be able to brew it, you need some sort of device to hold the tea. One trick I learned off the web is to use a coffee filter so if you don’t have an infuser, replace it with that instead.
The version we’re making is iced tea. So there is a certain way you have to go about this and I suggest looking here for guidance on how to do so. Very helpful for brewing methods on different teas so you might want to bookmark the page if you’re a tea drinker like me.
Look at the pretty! Loose leaf tea is aesthetically pleasing in my opinion and this particular blend smells so wonderful! As you can tell from the pic, you see a lot of the limeade blend. The black tea kind of seeps to the bottom because it’s smaller in texture compared to the herbal blend.
So our tea ended up looking more like a green tea rather than the mango black. But it’s okay because the tea still tasted delicious and we know for next time to get more of the black tea from the bottom. All in all, it was a good tea time! Everything went smoothly and tasted great so I call that a win.
Enjoyed this week’s Tea Tuesday? Have any questions or comments? Don’t be shy and drop a reply~