Monday, May 30, 2016

Review: The Tea Spot


If tea could be elevated to an art form, The Tea Spot's teas would be in a museum.  I was sent a sample of loose leaf teas for this review and I honestly can say it was hard to even brew them.

Upon opening the box I knew this tea would be different.  With names like Coconut Crush Chai, Boulder Blues, Mango Tango, and Strawberry Fields the creativity of the teas stretches further than one would imagine.


The Tea Spot's premium loose leaf tea blends are microblended in small batches in Boulder, Colorado.

The company began in 2004, headed by a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of whole leaf teas.  In fact, the Tea Spot donates 10% of sales to cancer and community wellness programs.

These teas combine the simplicity of basic whole leaf tea and complexity of whole dried fruit and dried flowers.

The first tea I brewed was the Strawberry Fields, an herbal tea.  This isn't supermarket tea.  I opened the satchel and was hit in the face with the most amazing strawberry scent.

Now normally when I open a box of tea it might smell amazing, but the taste is kind of weak.  Not Tea Spot Tea.  This tea IS strawberry tea.  It was heaven in a mug for this fruit tea loving girl.

My 8 year old loved it too and he is picky as anything.

The tea was amazing both hot and iced and is caffeine free.

Next was the Mango Tango.  This is a black tea (which does have caffeine) blended with Mallow Flowers, Marigolds, and Mango and Passion fruit flavor.  You can taste the high quality black tea mixed in with the unusual yet complimentary tastes of the fruit.  I really liked this one hot, but it was AMAZING ICED.



Boulder Blues was a tea that was different from anything I have EVER tried before.  A green tea (Caffeinated again) mixed with Mallow Flowers, Cornflowers, Strawberry and Rhubarb flavoring, it was earthy and fruity at the same time.

Honestly I can't really describe it well - it is something that you have to taste.  My green tea loving husband wasn't a huge fan, but I really enjoyed it.  It is certainly a different spin on typical flavored green tea.  Right away I was able to taste the strawberry with a hint of rhubarb.  Again this one was great both hot and iced.



Last but certainly not least, the Coconut Crush Chai.  I could sing the praises of this tea forever.  I am a Chai loving girl to the max and I have probably tried every single Chai tea on the market.  This was, hands down, my most favorite chai EVER.

Rooibos tea blended with Ginger root, cinnamon, and shredded coconut and brewed at 212 degrees make this tea perfect.  I loved it hot mixed with some honey and milk, but honestly you could probably do anything with this chai and it would be perfect.

Best of all The Tea Spot sent me a recipe card to make Coconut Crush Chai Overnight Oatmeal!  I can't wait to give this one a try:

Coconut Crush Chai Overnight Oatmeal

1/2 C. Steeped Coconut Crush Chai, strained
1/2 C. Rolled Oats
1/2 Yogurt

Mix all the ingredients in a 16oz mason jar and store in the fridge overnight (or at least 8 hours).  In the morning top with coconut shavings, bananas, and granola and enjoy!

Trust me, you will enjoy it.

You can find The Tea Spot on Facebook and on their website to order and to see all their awesome teas and recipes too!











14 comments:

  1. The overnight oatmeal sounds wonderful. What a pretty blog you have!
    Amalia
    xo

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  2. That oatmeal looks amazing! Hope you have a lovely day :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  3. Thank you for sharing. This tea place looks great. I checked it out and discovered they do have plain teas as I am not much for flavored teas.

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  4. I love hot teas and these sound amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That over night oatmeal looks like something my son would love love love! Also great review on the teas I LOVE tea!! #Productreviewparty on and have an awesome weekend!

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    1. If you get a chance to try the overnight oatmeal, it was absolutely amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I use loose leaf teas from time to time and I agree, they give a better flavored tea. These sound wonderful and I'll have to look into this brand.

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  7. HI Christine,
    The over night Chai oatmeal sounds so healthy and tasty. Thanks for sharing on tea experience. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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    1. Thank you so much for the share! :)

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  8. I love the names of these teas. That chai oatmeal looks soooo good! #ProductReviewParty

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  9. I love chai tea! That oatmeal sounds so good!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  10. Thanks for sharing on Let's Get Real Friday Party. #LetGetRealSocial. Will be checking out The Tea Spot. Not familiar with their company. Thanks for the fair reviews.

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  11. I love tea. Thanks for the recipe!

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  12. oohh - brewed tea in oatmeal - I like it!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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