Company Name: STORY OF MY TEA – HELLO ICED TEA
TEA SELECTION: BLACK MANGO, HIBISCUS CHAMOMILE, BLACK GREEN CITRUS JASMINE, MATE GINGER AND
More Iced Teas from Hello Iced Tea / Story of my Tea
Story of My Tea honored me to review and test a new product. Already in love with the company and what they are bringing to the Tea Industry and Consumer I was all in.
After tasting the new iced teas I was also sent a few others that I have enjoyed and wanted to share with you. Honestly, if you are looking for an iced tea this is the place you are going to want to stop. For various reasons I am impressed: The quality of the tea and tisane is remarkable, no dust and the ingredients are fresh, whole and the balanced well. The flavor is unusually great for an iced tea product, especially one that comes in a bag, Story of My Tea did a great job of combining ingredients that do not just melt together but blend into an amazing iced refreshing drink.
As always, I do have a favorite you will have to read on to find out which one I liked the best.
A few years ago I was an iced tea fanatic, I drank A LOT of iced tea, in fact that is pretty much all I drank. I iced all my teas and was happy there, then one day, one tea set my course towards hot teas, Tea trays, tea infusers and more. Oh I was hooked. I’d drank hot tea off and on but for many years to follow it was all about a nice cup of hot tea, until a few days ago when Story of My Tea sent me these three teas to test for them (I also received a few more but that review is for a later date).
I am not sure if these are the actual size of brewing you will receive but they are actually perfect, I brewed mine in a larger mason jar and the size was perfect for me to enjoy a special tea each day. I liked that. I checked with Story of My Tea and with much excitement I tell you YES, these are the sizes you will receive and I think that is a great thing, just a perfect for a personal drink (1 quart) and move on to the next one. You don’t have to drink a gallon (unless you want to) and you can move on and on to the next great Hello Iced Tea.
BLACK MANGO – Iced tea takes on it’s own special flavor and you become the master of your destiny and design. YOU can brew to just as much as you like it, a little less time it’s lighter, a little more and it’s a stronger tea. Of course there is a stopping point but I love the control just like hot brewing a tea. This tea is really very nice and mild, the mango is a back taste that takes on a very mellow new taste mixed with the black tea. There is a bit of sugar in this tea because the mango is candied and contains sugar. I do agree with he package, it’s a very fun light tropical drink.
Ingredients: Black tea, candied mango bits (mango, sugar), flavor.
HIBISCUS CHAMOMILE – What an interesting drink the calming chamomile with the floral hibiscus along with the slight sweetness of licorice and vibrancy of peppermint. This tea has a little bite to it but more of a bitterness but it’s oh so mild, it’s not the strong sort of tea but a mild relaxing tea, not so sweet, not so tart. Floral and Citrus combine to make a lovely tea combination that could be an amazing beach side tea or an evening along with a book before bed time.
Ingredients: Organic: hibiscus, licorice, peppermint, chamomile and lavender.
BLACK GREEN CITRUS JASMINE – ha, this tea was fun, what a combination of floral and fruit. Check out the list of ingredients, all of them just blend into an amazing iced tea drink that is both tropical, citrus and floral. It’s a lovely blend and again I have to say the mixture is solid, whole and no dust (if you want to know about dust check tea bags in your local grocery store).
Ingredients: Black tea, jasmine green tea, lemongrass, cornflower and rose petals and flavor.
MATE GINGER – I had to look at the ingredients because I tasted a rose or floral flavor, but I was bluffed! It’s not in there :-), the ginger leaves a very nice fresh taste. There is a sweetness with this tea that just seems to flow. Another mellow tea that has a sweet note as well as a bit of a floral note that molds itself into an insanely great iced tea. The ginger in this tea does not have a bite as in other teas, it’s mellow and smooth.
Ingredients: Green and roasted mate, ginger, lemongrass and flavor.
MINT LICORICE – What a fun tea, this tea has that sweet taste from the licorice and the spicy little kick from the peppermint and clove, this tea will keep you coming back. I never imagined all these ingredients blended into one and iced on top of that. This tea is tops in my book and I’m going to enjoy it as I finish this review.
Ingredients: Peppermint, clove and licorice
Oh yes, one last thing, you know you are getting quality from Story of my Tea Hello Tea. Once these teas get going and available to you there is going to be a wealth of information delivered to you with your tea and I for one love information.
Company highlights, notes and more:
Think of us as a practical hands on tea discovering experience.. we brought the knowledge of teas and the hands on tea tasting experience together without the boredom of lessons and long text or the expenses of world travel.
We believe tea is art and that every tea has its own story- A story of its origin, history, heritage and people; A story that inspires open-minded exploration; A story that makes the tea a little more personal than its taste and smell.
We came up with the idea of Story of My Tea when, out of our curiosity for tea, our goal is to help you:
- Experience the best of tea from around the world
- Discover the beauty, cultures and diversity of tea
Keep track of your tea exploration
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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.