Udyan Tea’s Yoga Tea

Yoga Tea by Udyan Tea
Green Tea / Flavoured
695.00 for 100g

Udyan Tea has provided me with Yoga Tea for the purposes of writing an honest review.

First Impressions

Udyan Tea’s Yoga Tea came in a matte black (sealed and resealable) foil pouch. There’s an almost spicy-smelling aroma from the dry leaf, which I think may be from the cloves and fennel. There’s mild floral notes, which makes sense since I can see some of the floral ingredients (chamomile, lavender).

Yoga Tea consists of: green tea, cocoa nibs, chamomile, lavender, liquorice, cinnamon, holy basil, fennel, rosemary, cloves, and marigold. It’s certainly a pretty blend with the floral ingredients! The green tea doesn’t really stand out that much to me in the aroma of the dry leaf.

Preparation

Udyan Tea recommends steeping Yoga Tea in 75-80°C (167-185°F) for 2 to 3 minutes. I opted to do an initial steep at 3 minutes with 80°C water.

First Taste

Yoga Tea steeps to a bright yellow. There’s a grassy, minty aroma to the steeped tea which is inviting. The flavour is grassy, floral, and minty. It is a touch bitter, which I found to be off-putting when combined with the mint and floral notes. I also tastes something that reminds me of lemongrass, even though it’s not included in the list of ingredients. It does have an interesting flavour profile, since I also find it to be a bit astringent as well.

A Second Cup?

I attempted to resteep Yoga Tea one, but found that the flavour to be quite similar to the initial steep but a bit more bitter than before. I didn’t find it to be pleasant, so I wouldn’t recommend a second steep.

My Overall Impression

I didn’t like Udyan Tea’s Yoga Tea. On the surface, the combination of herbal ingredients with the green tea sounds like a really good idea. Most of the ingredients are ones that I greatly enjoy. The refreshing and cooling qualities of mint were not enough to overcome the bitterness that I found in this green tea blend. The green tea base took a backseat to the flavours of this blend, and I thought it was unfortunate that the floral notes were not more flavour-forward. I would recommend this tea either cold steeped (to help counter the bitterness) or with some added sweetener (honey would be a good idea!).

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Dessert by Deb’s Lemon Coconut Pie

Lemon Coconut Pie by Dessert by Deb
Black Tea / Flavoured
$9.00 for 50g

First Impressions

Lemon Coconut Pie comes in a white matte fill bag (sealed and resealable). The colourful label tells me all the information about the tea that I’ll need to know. The aroma of the blend is basically lemon and coconut, which matches very well with the name of the tea.

This black tea blend consists of organic: black tea, vanilla, lemon peel, toasted coconut, and coconut. It’s a beautiful blend of ingredients and smells so good.

Preparation

Dessert by Deb recommends steeping Lemon Coconut Pie in 212°F (100°C) water for 4 to 6 minutes. My initial steep was for 5 minutes.

First Taste

Lemon Coconut Pie steeps to an orange brown colour. There’s a mild bit of oil floating on top of the tea, which I think is either from the lemon peel or coconut. There’s a light coconut aroma, with strong lemon overtones. The flavour of Lemon Coconut Pie is naturally sweet, I can taste the lemon and coconut and I find that there’s a touch of creaminess in the tea that I think is from the vanilla – which does remind me of baked goods (a.k.a. pie?).

A Second Cup?

I resteeped Lemon Coconut Pie once, adding an additional 30 seconds for the steep. I found the flavour to be similar to the initial steep – just a bit less coconut and lemon flavour. It’s still tasty, but I enjoyed the initial steep of the leaves the best.

My Overall Impression

I loved Dessert by Deb’s Lemon Coconut Pie. I love how well the name matches with the flavour and aroma of the tea blend that Deb put together. There’s a nice sweetness to it, paired with the coconut and lemon flavours that works really well together. I think it would be a nice option to have with afternoon tea, it could do well with a lemon tart or lemon meringue pie – or any other dessert that may pair well with lemon or other citrus flavours.

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DavidsTea’s Strawberry Colada

Strawberry Colada by DavidsTea
Fruit Infusion / Flavoured
$7.98 for 50g

First Impressions

Strawberry Colada was a purchase I made during DavidsTea online sale. This fruity blend is a tisane, the aroma is bright and fruity – I can smell coconut, strawberry and pineapple. The pieces of fruit are huge and honestly seems like a lot of large chunks. The description suggests having it over crushed ice with rum.

Strawberry Colada consists of: hibiscus, rosehip shells, apple, pineapple, coconut, strawberry, natural and artificial flavouring.

Preparation

DavidsTea recommends steeping Strawberry Colada in ‘near-boiling’ water for 4 to 7 minutes. I opted to steep in 100°C (212°F) water for 7 minutes.

First Taste

Strawberry Colada steeps to a very bright pink – a colour that I know and love from hibiscus. The aroma is very fruity. The flavour of Strawberry Colada is very strong – much like a punch to the taste buds with a mix of sweet, tart, and fruity. I enjoyed it hot, but I enjoyed it even more iced! The flavour is very strong when steeped for a solid 7 minutes.

A Second Cup?

I attempted to resteep Strawberry Colada, but found that it didn’t resteep well (which I’m not terribly surprised at given the fact that it’s a tisane).

My Overall Impression

I loved DavidsTea’s Strawberry Colada. I found the flavour was great – I enjoyed it the most when iced. I think it’d be a great tisane to have cold steeped (or hot steeped), and definitely would recommend it iced and perhaps with a splash of lemonade or soda water to bring more of a summer feel to it. The flavour is definitely quite intense and full of fruity flavour, and I think allowing it to steep for the full 7 minutes is the best course of action to get all of that flavour of it it since tisanes don’t often resteep well.

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