Language of the Leaf Teas
I’m so excited to review this product as it was a package sent to me from Neeta Khanna (founder, Language of the Leaf) herself after she saw my Zimbel’s review. So about four weeks ago I received this package and have pretty much been getting drunk on teas ever since.
In fact, as I sit here writing this, I’m sipping on a lovely Rooibos Sunset tea . Outside, the leaves are the same colour.
The Rooibos Sunset tea is much like a walk in the crisp fall weather with crackling leaves underfoot and a real sense of being at one with nature.
Its citrus flavour is refreshing and light and the high level of antioxidants makes it a winner all-around. I should also mention that this tea arrived as a wedding give-away sample; the tea in a gorgeous silken tea bag in a cute round metal container.
The Wedding Blend, a white tea infused with peach nectar and speckled with pink rosebuds is appropriately titled as it would make a very good wedding give away.
I found this to be a really enjoyable after-dinner tea. We’d purchased a rose-bud tea in San Francisco from a wonderful tea shop sold to us by a very knowledgeable salesman and he told us that the rose buds are great for complexion and said to relieve menstrual pain. I find the pure rose-bud tea to have too strong of a sweet scent (much like rose water), so the blend of white tea, peaches and roses was more tolerable.
The Rooibos Lemongrass tasted much like the Rooibos Sunset, I couldn’t quite detect the difference, but I’m not complaining since I longed for more of the Sunset after the tea bag was finished, so this works just as nicely.
I have to admit that I am not a fan of green teas; I’ve never come across one that I’ve liked (until now), mostly because of their sometimes powdery and always bitter aftertaste.
That said, the Queen of Siam is a green tea with a lemon ginger finish and I was hesitant to try it, it was the last one of the batch left for me to try and the lemony scent reminded me of NeoCitran, but then I tasted it and it was wonderfully not lemony at all…rather, gingery and smooth with a mild hint of green tea. Very soothing. We cracked this tea pack open at work one day when one of my friends was feeling a cold coming on…she agreed that it was very calming.
Okay, can I please talk about the Biscotti now? WOW! Imagine your grandmother’s biscotti, or if your grandmother didn’t make biscotti, imagine she did and now imagine it in liquid form. Okay, that probably didn’t make it sound too good, but honestly, I was floored that tea could taste as if I were actually biting into a biscotto. It’s great with or without milk. Amazing. Truly a tea to make you feel warm and fuzzy all over!
And lastly, y’all know how much I love my Earl Greys (and I have had some really pathetic EG teas…bags and loose leaves,but I shan’t name any names…*cough Twinnings Lipton David’s Tea cough*), and Language of the Leaf’s Earl Grey is what I really should be talking about since it’s what brought this whole review together! I fell in love with this LotL’s EG at Zimbel’s Cafe a while ago, enjoying it with some soy or lactose-free milk in the afternoons as a wake pick-me-up. I love the smell of it; it’s got a milder scent of bergamot but it’s not mild on taste. A wonderful version of EG that I adore and continue to purchase from Zimbel’s, even with a batch of it at home. The one time Zimbel’s didn’t have EG, I decided to try the Ginger Peach Apricot black tea; I found it to be deliciously gingery and robust in fruit flavour.
I’d like to thank Neeta Khanna for this opportunity to review her fabulous teas, it was such a treat! And thanks to Language of the Leaf for making the days leading into winter so much more enjoyable.