One of the favorite parts of my job is looking for new teas and the tea tasting that goes along with finding those teas.
I'm so fortunate to work with some wonderful master tea blenders. They combine flavors that I would never dream of and their teas are delicious.
In the natural ebb and flow, some teas stay for a long time, like forever, and others only for a season. Some teas we fall in love with only last for a short time because of an unforeseen shortage of ingredients when suitable replacements cannot be found. Unfortunately, this was a common problem in the tea industry during Covid.
My master tea blenders were unwilling to produce teas with substandard ingredients. I totally agree with that decision. If they created teas that weren't up to par, their names and reputations would suffer. You would also taste the difference and know something was different...the flavor of your tea wasn't the same.
So as sad as we are to see some of these teas go, there is a silver lining. I sampled a lot of new teas and tea blends and brought in a few new ones for you to enjoy.
Coconut Vanilla Cookies Black Tea is one of the new ones. This exquisite black tea combines two of my favorite flavors - Hawaiian coconut and vanilla - into a delightful cup of tea. It will captivate your senses with its rich warmth of vanilla and the exotic flavor of Hawaiian coconut. Deliciously decadent, this tea is a lovely dessert alternative loaded with antioxidants and health-promoting properties.
Almond Shortbread Puerh is the next new tea I added to my collection. Aged Puerh is combined with roasted almonds and amaretto flavoring to bring dessert into your cup. Puerh is great for your tummy because of its natural probiotics. If you combine that benefit with amaretto and almonds, you have a win-win.
And the newest honeybush tea is Honeybush Peppermint Bark. This tea tastes like a peppermint patty but without any of the caffeine of its black tea counterpart - Peppermint Bark. Honeybush has lots of vitamin C and antioxidants. So it's good for you while giving you another excellent dessert tea to enjoy.
As you can tell from the new flavors, my sweet tooth was rearing its head. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do.