This week I am reviewing three teas from ‘The Tea Spot’ located in Boulder, Colorado. Click here for there website. The wonderfully presented package they sent me came with Coconut Cabana (an Oolong based tea), Bolder Breakfast (a Black and Pu-erh based tea) and Bolder Blues (a Green based tea). They also sent me a postcard with a personalized message!
Ingredients: Oolong Tea, Shaved Coconut and Natural Coconut Extract
Brew Time: 2-4 min
When I opened this packet this blend smelt good enough to eat! The luscious coconut smells fills my nostrils and it’s like I’m drinking it already. As it’s brewing the longer you brew it the stronger the smell of coconut. I brewed mine for the maximum time so I got a strong scent. This tea is refreshing and exotic. The oolong tea makes it light and it has a clear and delicate flavor with no bitter after taste.
Ingredients: Green Tea, Mallow Flowers, Cornflowers, Strawberry & Rhubarb Flavoring
Brew Time: 2-3 min
This blend reminds me of Spring time, the flowers blooming around me and the strawberries ready to be picked. It smells deliciously of strawberries and rhubarb with a hint of flowery notes. When I brewed this tea the floral notes came out more and I kept on lifting the lid of my glass infuser to smell it again and again. This green tea is delicious and light with an exquisite flavor. I found when I drank it that the Mallow flower and Cornflower scent came first and then there was a sweet after taste.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Pu’erh Tea, Mallow Flowers and Dark Chocolate Flavoring
Brew Time: 4-5 min
The chocolate smell in this was fantastically overpowering which I adored because I love chocolate (who doesn’t?). This is an interesting tea as I found when I was drinking this tea it had a hint of chocolate but not so much that I would call this a dessert tea. The addition of the pu’erh lightened this tea so if you find black tea too strong this would be ideal for you. I had this without milk but you could add a dash of milk if you needed to.
Overall I would say Coconut Cabana was definitely my favorite! However, I enjoyed all three of these teas, the flavors were true to its ingredients and the smells were divine. The Tea Spot are true to its word and they really do provide freshly blended premium tea. Their full leaf signature blends are handcrafted in Boulder, Colorado. They promote fair labor, the health benefits of tea and donate 10% in sales to cancer and community wellness programs. They genuinely are a company to support!