I’m always excited for January’s National Hot Tea Month. I love discovering new teas and tea companies. This month, four Atlanta tea shops teamed up to give the city a fun tea quest. Tea lover are invited to pick up an Atlanta Loves Tea Passport at one of four participating tea shops: Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot, Just Add Honey, Urban Tea, and Tea House Formosa.
Visit each tea shop and order their Specialty Tea of the Month. Keep your receipts and submit your completed passport to Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot for a chance to win a prize. But you’re already a winner because you’re supporting these amazing local business.
My first visit was to Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot in East Atlanta. They’re Specialty Tea of the Month a Mint Matcha Latte. It was wonderful! Their lovely tea expert, Jasmine, made sure our first Jayida Ché experience was a most pleasant one. She was very knowledgeable about the teas as well as their benefits. Jasmine prepare my Mint Matcha Latte in the biggest mug I’ve ever seen. I didn’t think I would be able finish it, but it was so good! I drank every last drop! Make sure you pay Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot this month and every month after that.
My tea journey through National Tea Month led me to Charleston, South Carolina, Oliver Pluff & Co is blending up some amazing teas. Their “vision is to connect people to American heritage through historic beverages.” I am here for that!
I was captivated by the packaging before I even tasting the teas. The tins were wrapped in linen paper labels with historic pictures on them. With a visual of colonial times I was ready to be transported to the days of the tea craze.
The first tea I experienced was the Masala Chai, a blend of black tea, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. I used the suggested recipe on the back of the tin.
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 tsp honey
1 tsp Masala Chai
Brew in pot, strain, and enjoy.
At the first sip, it went straight to the top of my list of favorite chai. It’s sooo good and it smell divine! I’m a forever fan. I had the opportunity to visit a local high school and teach a tea lab to their culinary arts students. They made a pot of Masala Chai and was skeptical about the milk part at first. But when they tasted it, all of them loved it. Some even asked for some to take home to make for their parents. That put a smile on my face!
The next tea I have to tried was Key Lime, a blend of Large leaf green tea, blue mallow flowers, and key lime flavor. And no it does not taste like key lime pie. It is however a very refreshing, mellow tea. I really enjoyed it. A very nice sipping tea.
The last tea was the West Indies Citrus, a blend of orange peel, lemongrass, lemon peel, and rose hips. Also a very chill blend. I have enjoyed this tea several nights in the month of January. The smell of it just puts me in a very relaxed mood. It’s the perfect tea to enjoy before turning in for the night.
Oliver Pluff & Co hand packages all of their products in Charleston, South Carolina. Check them out at www.oliverpluff.com.
So it’s National Tea Month and I come across Tees Teas Trees in a Instagram tea search. They are holding a giveaway. So of course I enter. The teas sound quite amazing. Guest what? !?? I won!! Yes!
When the package comes, I immediately opened it and caught a big whiff of deliciousness! The tea selection I received was Chill Vibes Only, Cocoa Mint Truffles, and Egyptian Chamomile. Also in the package was honey sticks, a vintage tea spoon, and reusable teabags. I was pretty excited about all of this items.
I decided to try the Chill Vibes Only because I totally feeling the name. I opened the cute little box up and pulled out the tea bag and instead of a tag dangling at end of the string, there was a bead. How cute! I almost didn’t want to use it. But I did. It just smelled too good! And it was good! Be sure to check them out!
Tee Teas Trees