Tea Selection: Summer Breeze
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.
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: $1.68 – $3.75 / oz
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
From Phoenix Herb: Slightly sweet with a hint of mint, this refreshing tea blend can be enjoyed iced for those hot and lazy days of summer. A wonderful blend for iced tea!
Prior to brew: As soon as I smelled this tea it took me back to my grandmothers house in Pennsylvania where she had a small garden of mint on the side of her house. Such a fresh scent.
Brewed: This is a light liquor
Scent: Once brewed this tea’s mint scent is first but there is a slight chamomile scent that follows.
Flavor: This tea leads with mint and follows with the chamomile and rooibos as well. It’s delightful with the mint warming the tongue and throat with each sip.
Sentiments: Grandmother had a lot of great mint, I remember us rubbing our hands with it to smell the fragrance. Such a fond memory. This tea reminded me of that and the love and warmth of a grandmother. It’s amazing what our senses can do to us at times.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8“.
Till next sip