Review: Sanctuary T Shop Geisha Beauty

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Thumbs up!"The Artisan tea that was my first introduction to Sanctuary T Shop was "Geisha Beauty". This tea is a blend of green and black tea! Other ingredients include rose petals, sunflower leaves and natural flavoring. It is a peach flavored tea, which is one of my favorite flavorings."
Melanie’s Teaview: 8/10
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sanctuarygeishabeautySanctuary T Shop is much than it looks at first glance! It is "the online expression of New York City’s unique tea-restaurant based in Soho" and I was amazed at their website offerings. The have a great variety of pure teas along with things like ginger, rose petals and more, that would make a great place to shop if you wanted to try your hand at mixing your own blend.

But they also have a huge array of Artisan teas - flavors and blends they have created themselves. And surprisingly, they have even created three tea seasonings to use on food! I was especially drawn to the Tahitian Green Tea Dust that claims to be a nice flavor of the pacific with green tea, ginger and coconut - sounds yummy sprinkled on shrimp or rice!

The Artisan tea that was my first introduction to Sanctuary T Shop was "Geisha Beauty". This tea is a blend of green and black tea! Other ingredients include rose petals, sunflower leaves and natural flavoring. It is a peach flavored tea, which is one of my favorite flavorings.

The website suggest brewing it for 3 min, but I was disappointed they didn't give a water temperature. I would bring the water to boil for black tea, but never for green... so I went with water that was not yet boiling, but I feel that I may be missing out a bit on the black tea flavor.

It does brew up quite dark though, and smells very fruity. 3 min is plenty of brewing time and delivers a nice strong cup of hot tea that doesn't need anything added. However, the website suggested sweetening so I tried it plain, just with sugar, iced and just as a test, with a touch of sugar and milk (since it does have black tea in the base)

My favorite was iced - but this one does get a bit cloudy if you don't cool it all the way before putting it in the fridge. It makes a good hot cup too. Sugar brings out the peach more, but makes it taste less natural. I perferred it with nothing added, even when hot.

I do wish I knew what types of green tea and black tea were used, but this is a lovely tea! Very smooth and not acidic on my tongue. I look forward to trying more teas from Sanctuary T Shop.

— To purchase Sanctuary T Shop Geisha Beauty, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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