Review: Tea Needs Florida Sunshine

Herbal Tea, Lemongrass Tea, Lime Tea, Orange Peel Tea, Organic Tea, Osmanthus Tea, Tea Needs Add comments
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Its OK"This tea certainly has potential, and I think a little fiddling around with the ratios of the various ingredients could greatly improve the final impression of this tea, making its flavor on par with its aroma. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 6.5/10
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teaneedsfloridasunshineFlorida Sunshine is an organic herbal tea and my second experience with "Tea Needs" , which is a discount organic tea and gift shop. The blend is very pleasing to the eye, consisting of a decent array of leaves, fruit pieces, flowers, and other things unidentifiable by me. According to the Tea Needs website, this tea contains Panadanus, Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Key Lime Leaves, Osmanthus Flowers, & many other delicious natural ingredients. I can't fully express how disappointed I was to see that catch-all "many other delicious natural ingredients" at the end of the list. I really was hoping that the website would provide a full ingredients list. Anyway, I have never heard of panadanus, but wikipedia tells me that it looks like a pineapple and is eaten by some animals. The blend has a wonderful sweet orange-floral bouquet, which I would describe as addictive. I took a whiff and as soon as I put down my sample, I had to pick it up again to get another whiff. I repeated this process at least 5 more times before being able to pull myself away from the sample, although I will admit that I have taken a few more whiffs several times throughout the writing of this review. I prepared the tea by infusing in hot water for a lengthy bit of time. The resulting liquid was a pale yellow color with an aroma dominated by lemon. The flavor was very similar to the aroma; the lemongrass overpowered all of the other ingredients, so much so that if it weren't for that tiny little hint of sweetness, this could pass for a straight lemongrass tea. The aroma of the dried blend was nothing short of heavenly, but somehow the flavor fell far short of what the aroma promised. This tea certainly has potential, and I think a little fiddling around with the ratios of the various ingredients, particularly reducing the contribution of lemongrass, could greatly improve the final impression of this tea, making its flavor on par with its aroma.

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