Oh Texas and Your Bottled Teas: Moonshine, Texas Tea and Tea Of A Kind

TEXAS YOU’VE GOT TEA

I just got back from a trip to San Antonio and I was not going to do this but I kept seeing the unique and different teas I just selected a few to share with you.

 

Texas is a beautiful state and San Antonio was so much fun, we visited so many thing and loved the river walk and around an incredible Japanese Tea Garden (see post).

 

I’m a very tough reviewer of bottled teas, mostly because they are a far cry from tea and more like a sugar water. I’ve only found a few that make the top of my list and the search continues for more.

 

 

First up is this really fun Unsweetened Tea by MoonShine Tea

 

Ingredients

Filtered water

Black Tea Leaves (fair trade and organic)

Phosphoric Acid

 

REVIEW

I see so many bottled teas with the additional add of an “acid” for preservative and you know, I can taste it. I was not impressed with this tea, it was bland and had that watered down citrus taste. I do applaud them for using fair trade and organic tea leaves though.

 

Next I purchased Texas Tea Austins Own Good Flow Green Tea

 

 

Ingredients

Brewed Organic Green Tea (water and tea)

Pure Can Sugar

Spearmint

Good flow Texas Wildflower Raw Honey

Citric Acid

Lemon Juice

 

REVIEW

Again, why? Why so much sweetener? I understand we love our sweet tea but WOW, Pure Cane Sugar and Honey? I think honey alone would work especially because you want a specific Texas Honey showcased. I’m not a fan of sugary drinks and this one just gets added to the list. Just a sugar drink with some tea added.

 

And finally I purchased this tea because it was unique Tea Of A Kind Citrus Mint Green Tea

 

 

Ingredients

Water

Green Tea

Natural Flavors

Citric Acid

Monk Fruit

Reb – A Stevia

Asorbic Acid (Vit.C)

 

REVIEW

So there is this “gizmo” to make your tea fresh as it is opened the device twists and opens to release the tea into the bottle. Interesting enough I had to purchase it.

The gizmo is impressive the tea however needs a lot of improvement. I in fact love the whole idea but there is a major amount of chemical tasting left behind and I’m not sure what that is, I suspect it is the natural flavors (we can never be sure what that is). So “gizmo” is impressive, tea needs some room for improvement and I think it can be done with some more tweaking.

 

 

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AVERAGE BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:

These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.

 

Time and Temperature Guide:

 

Tea      Temperature Minutes

Black      95°C / 205°F 3 – 5

Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4

Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3

Herbal/Tisanes.           100°C / 212°F 5 – 15

** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.

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