Tea Selection: Love Tea
Name: Phoenix Herb Company
Location: Retail: Kansas City, Mo.
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
Opening our doors in 2005, we boast a knowledgeable and diverse staff of herbal advocates with seventy five years of combined experience studying and using botanicals. Phoenix Herb Company has risen from the ashes of Kansas City’s legendary House of Hezekiah in order to provide you with access to a tremendous variety of herbs, spices, teas and supplements.
Phoenix Herb Company serves our community by providing traditional herbs, supplements, essential oils, cooking spices, and tea. Following the tradition of folk healers before us, we compose and blend our own herbal tea blends, right here in the store. We carry hundreds of medicinal herbs and culinary spices, as well as white, green, oolong, and black teas. Many of our bulk products are domestically cultivated, or locally and ethically wildcrafted, and a great number are imported from around the world. Just a few of the countries represented on our shelves are South Africa, Hungary, Japan, France, Morocco, Bulgaria, Egypt, India, China, Australia and Peru.
What a fun and personable store and staff. I had the pleasure of meeting them at the Midwest Tea Festival in Kansas City and of course the originality of their tea caught my eye. They also sell essential oils and herbal supplements so if you are in need of any and are close by check them out.
Love tea, I’m a single lady so maybe I should invest in a few of these? Joking aside (only slightly). This tea has some amazing qualities to it and yes folks it does have a few herbs in it that are aphrodisiac in quality, I’m still single but this tea is worth a try just for it’s light floral flavor and very appealing taste all the way through.
Read more about Phoenix Herb Company on their website: Phoenix Herb Company.
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.
COSTS: $1.65-$2.48 / oz
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
From Phoenix Herb: The Love Tea blend is an aphrodisiac blend for both men and women. As the name suggests, this tea is an excellent brew when you’re in the mood for love! Enjoy!
Prior to brew: This is a very pretty tea prior to brew.
Brewed: It’s a pale pink shade brewed.
Scent: Pleasant Scent, somewhat sweet, somewhat floral.
Flavor: Light fragranced tea with a floral note to it, there is no aftertaste and yet somewhat vegetal flavor mixed in.
Sentiments: This is a fun tea and one of the first I have reviewed with aphrodisiac qualities. It’s a lovely shade of pink with a light floral taste that seems to match the brewed teas looks. I would also think having this tea would be a fun conversation piece as well.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8“.
Till next sip