Tea Selection: White Tropical Tea
Company Name: The Spice and Tea Exchange
Location: Retail: Branson, Missouri
What The Spice and Tea Exchange says about themselves (taken from online source):
When we opened our first store in 2005 (formerly Old Spice Traders), we never dreamed our little store in St. Augustine, FL would become a nation-wide franchise.
We’ve dedicated ourselves to our mission, “Creating & sharing the experience of a more flavorful life,” and in doing so, we’ve brought a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and 18th Century Trading Post retail concept to life. With the help of our executive team, managing partners, and dedicated corporate team members, The Spice & Tea Exchange® (TSTE®) has been franchising since 2008, and has celebrated 50+ store openings in 26 states and the District of Columbia, in just a few years!
With a wide selection of seasonings for any food lover and dozens of choices for any tea enthusiast, it’s easy to Find Your Way To Flavor!® within a TSTE® store. The Spice & Tea Exchange® offers more than 140 spices, over 80 exclusive hand-mixed blends, 16 naturally-flavored sugars, an array of salts from around the world, and more than 30 exotic teas. We focus on providing high quality products and accessories to home cooks, chefs, and tea lovers in an old-world spice traders’ atmosphere.
When you walk into a TSTE® store, you’ll see, AND SMELL, The Spice & Tea Exchange® difference! Visitors are immediately immersed in a sensory experience where they can explore, open the jars and smell, and speak with knowledgeable staff who truly love what they do. We enjoy swapping good recipes and fun stories, so stop on by! You’ll typically find us hand-mixing our custom blends and seasonings right in the store, bagging our teas, or putting together unique gifts for our guests.
Read more about The Spice and Tea Exchange on their website: HERE.
What The Spice and Tea Exchange says about this tea:
One sip of this refreshing tea will transport you to a tropical oasis. Organic Chinese white tea combined with luscious chunks of pineapple and organic peach pieces will help you escape to a relaxing paradise!
Organic Chinese white tea
organic peach pieces
passion fruit flavorings
COSTS: $6.89 / 1 oz.
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
MY REVIEW BEGINS
Here is what I think
The tea has a fruity scent to it and it is matched by it’s flavor that has a bit of pineapple front that is followed by a slight peach flavor.
What I liked
This is a big loose leaf tea with bits of real fruit in it.This tea reminds me of pineapple juice, that’s right the pineapple juice in a can. If it was not a tea I’d think it was a warm pineapple drink. There is a subtle sweetness to it as well as a soft pineapple flavor.
What I did not like
Not that it is a thing I do not like but I bet you can eat this mix. The bits of fruit are just fun and I did not try it but I know you could just munch on them and be just as happy as brewing them.
Until next sip pinkies up and face the wind! You got this!
P.S. I’ve included an average brewing instruction chart below to help you brew your teas.
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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