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Arbor Teas’ Organic Pomegranate White Tea

Brand: Arbor Teas Organic Pomegranate White Tea
Tea Rating: 79/100
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes
Steep Temperature: 180 Degrees
Price: 1.5 oz. for $7.50 or 4 oz. for $10.95

This tea is absolutely beautiful. You really have to see it in person to admire it, but I hope this picture does the tea some justice. There are beautiful reddish-orange flower petals mixed with the silvery and white tea needles work well together. The smell of the dry leaf is more candy like than pomegranate, but either way, it smelled sweet, and reminded me of lollipops. I steeped this tea for 3 minutes in 180 degree water. Let’s watch the steep together now:

The liquor is a pale and clear golden yellow. And the tea smells like candy and pomegranate while steeping. It is a very delicious aroma, and really smells the entire room up.The taste is very light, with some underlying apple flavors, but I think I am unsure whether these are apple flavors, or just pomegranate, as to me the flavor is crisp with a hint of sour. The pomegranate flavor is very nice, and is not artificial tasting at all, which is a nice change of pace from other flavored teas I have tried throughout my tea journey. I have been consistently impressed with Arbor Teas’ teas after being given the opportunity to sample a number of their teas! I would recommend this tea if flavored teas are your thing!

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Final edition to Chocolate Week: Lapsang Souchong Truffle!

Brand: Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates
T ea Rating: 100/100
Price: $18.00 for the truffle assortment.
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Description: A rich, smoky combination of dark chocolate ganache and our smoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea, square cut and dipped in dark chocolate.”

The very last review of the Tea Infused Truffles form Arbor Teas is the one I was most worried about. As, I haven’t been exposed to very much Lapsang Souchong in my tea lifetime and the times I have it was a strange tea. First off, the smell of the truffle itself embodied the tea and chocolate, smelling like a bitter, high percentage of dark chocolate,but also smelling like pipe tobacco and campfire at the same time.  The taste is interesting. Upon first taste,the dark chocolate plays nicely with the smoky and toasty flavors from the Lapsang Souchong tea.

This is a truffle that really opens up your senses and engages all of your taste buds. With the bitterness from the dark chocolate and the bitterness found in the black tea, you can really feel them drying your mouth out directly after you swallow. I attribute this drying, to sticking a handful of cotton balls in your mouth, that is how the dryness feels immediately after swallowing. However, my mouth watered for another few seconds after the initial drying subsided, which was really interesting! I allowed my dad to sample this truffle with me, and he thought  “the after taste tasted like you just finished a bag of barbecue potato chips and tastes like dark chocolate was paired with an ashtray instead of tea”. You gotta hand it to my dad’s first official appearance on my blog for bringing the thunder with his Gary Vaynerchuk like interpretation of the truffle!
I like this truffle, the caramel undertones from the lapsang souchong pair well with the smokiness and the dark chocolate. I think this was the most daring of the entire bunch,and is in the leader board for embodying the most creativity.

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Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates; Masala Chai Truffle!

Brand: Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates
T ea Rating: 100/100
Price: $18.00 for the truffle assortment.
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Description: “White chocolate ganache infused with our spicy Masala Chai Black Tea, coated in white chocolate, and topped with a chocolate marble.”

I love this truffle. Surprisingly, the Masala Chai Truffle was the lightest of the 6 truffles! This truffle is white on white, and is exquisitely creamy and delicious. The chai flavor is light,which balances very nicely with the lightness of the white chocolate. There is a light spiciness from the chai in the truffle, with subtle flavors of cinnamon,anise,clove and the other traditional flavors associated with chai.  The truffle is very smooth, and melts right in your mouth. The only contrast is the ball on top of the truffle, which is crunchy. This truffle reminds me of sipping on white hot chocolate, with maybe a teaspoon or two of chai mixed into the drink. This truffle was the most balanced of all of the truffles, which the Chai flavor not overpowering the white ganache, but instead harmonizing with the ganache to create a lovely truffle.


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Arbor Tea Infused Truffles: Earl Grey Edition!

Brand: Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates
Tea Rating: 100/100
Price: $18.00 for the truffle assortment.
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Truffle description: “ A milk chocolate shell filled with dark chocolate ganache infused with the citrusy tang of our Earl Grey Black Tea.”

This earl grey truffle smells like bergamot and  dark chocolate ganache. But, the dark chocolate doesn’t smell as bitter as some dark chocolates, so i think it is a lower percentage of dark chocolate. However, there are lots of dark chocolate flavors, the bergamot flavor almost seems absent and gets lost within the dark chocolate flavor. The citrus is light, and not as overpowering as it smells.

This truffle’s mouth feel is milky, creamy with a buttery texture as well. It melts right in my mouth. Overall, this truffle is delicious, the ganache and citrus pair very well together. I would have liked for the tea to be much more prominent, but that could be the tea lover in me.

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Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates; Pineapple Passionfruit Edition!

Brand: Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates
Tea Rating: 100/100
Price: $18.00 for the truffle assortment.
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Truffle description: “Our sweet and fruity Pineapple Passion Green Tea is infused in the soft, creamy which chocolate ganache that fills the dark chocolate shell.”

This truffle smells fruity and  dark chocolate-y at the same time. The flavor is very fruity, tastes exactly like pineapple. The resemblance to the sweetness of a pineapple is uncanny. I also taste some green tea notes on the back end of my palate . I  enjoyed the white ganache very much. This ganache has a melty, buttery consistency in my mouth which complimented the crunchier hard shell of the dark chocolate exterior. The sweetness of the white chocolate and the tart flavors of the pineapple blend together very nicely. The pineapple flavor isn’t overly pineapple, but the sweet and tart notes of a pineapple taste great with the truffle. I love the ganache in all of these chocolates, but this truffle was specifically my favorite! The ganache is so creamy and melts away in your mouth. The dark chocolate exterior must be a high cacao percentage, because of the bitter tones. I loved this chocolate, the bitterness of the exterior, with the sweet and light flavors of the white ganache mixed with the tart/sweet flavors of the pineapple green tea just tastes fantastic together!

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Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolate… Jasmine Truffle Edition!

Brand: Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates
Tea Rating: 100/100
Price: $18.00 for the truffle assortment.
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Arbor Teas was gracious enough to offer me a sample of their popular Tea Infused Chocolates! These chocolates are infused with their teas. The description on their website reads “Each truffle assortment comes with one of each of the truffles described above. And, as with all Arbor Teas products, we’ve gone to great lengths to source the most sustainable products and packaging mate rials available, so you can enjoy this treat guilt-free!

You will not be able to resist our gourmet tea-infused chocolate truffles! These tasty little treats are hand-made by our friends at Sweet Gem Confections, using the finest quality chocolate. Each truffle is infused with a different variety of organic tea, carefully matched with the perfect combination of chocolates to highlight the unique characteristics of each.”I could not wait to try these!

Their jasmine truffle is described as “Dark chocolate ganache infused with our wonderfully-floral Jasmine Pearl Green Tea and grapefruit zest, diamond cut and dipped in white chocolate.”

Upon first bite( more like first nibble! Since I savored these truffles down to the final bite!), the dark chocolate is quite overpowering in the truffle. However,I do taste some light floral notes after the truffle ganache melts on my tongue, which are sweet, soft and remind me of jasmine. The sweetness and floral notes on the jasmine pair well with the dark chocolate, but i would have loved to have the jasmine flavor be a bit more prominent in this truffle. The end notes of the chocolate is where the jasmine comes into play. The light jasmine flavor dances with a zesty flavor of grapefruit after the truffle has been chewed and swallowed. The zesty grapefruit lingers around longer on my palate than the jasmine did. This truffle was also creamy and smooth and the ganache seemingly melted right on my tongue as soon as I started tasting the truffle! Finally,  there is a bitter/ mouth pucker after the ganache dissipates, which I believe is the combination of the green tea, high quality dark chocolate and the jasmine all fusing together . The combo of the dark chocolate ganache and the jasmine green tea really dries out the palate a bit and then makes the mouth water….for another bite! This truffle offers a full and satisfying flavor for a chocolate urge.  The grapefruit notes are my favorite attribute of this truffle, as they tingle on my taste-buds as I taste the truffle! So far, this jasmine truffle has been my favorite! Stay tuned for the rest of the truffle posts! If you are considering buying these, I would recommend you splurge as a special treat to yourself because these are fantastic truffles!

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Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates!

Brand: Arbor Teas’ Tea Infused Chocolates
Tea Rating: 100/100
Price: $18.00 for the truffle assortment.
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Arbor Teas was gracious enough to offer me a sample of their popular Tea Infused Chocolates! These chocolates are infused with their teas. The description on their website reads “Each truffle assortment comes with one of each of the truffles described above. And, as with all Arbor Teas products, we’ve gone to great lengths to source the most sustainable products and packaging materials available, so you can enjoy this treat guilt-free!

You will not be able to resist our gourmet tea-infused chocolate truffles! These tasty little treats are hand-made by our friends at Sweet Gem Confections, using the finest quality chocolate. Each truffle is infused with a different variety of organic tea, carefully matched with the perfect combination of chocolates to highlight the unique characteristics of each.” I could not wait to try these!
First up is their Matcha Truffle!
Description: “ A healthy dose of our organic Matcha Green Tea give the white chocolate center of this milk chocolate truffle a vivid green color and rich green tea flavor.”

This chocolate was very creamy. The milk chocolate paired really nicely with the matcha flavor. The Green Tea flavor is not over steeped at all and instead taste milky, creamy and a tiny bit bitter, to remind you it’s there!  I  taste some light green tea flavors of bitterness and astringency, but the sweetness that can be tasted in matcha is also prominent in the truffle, and pairs really well with the milk chocolate!

I really enjoyed this matcha truffle. It was wonderfully balanced in flavor.  The chocolate stayed true to what a truffle tastes like, while still embodying the matcha green tea as well! If you are considering buying these, I would recommend you splurge as a special treat to yourself!

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Arbor Teas’ Chun Mee Green Tea!

We are very excited to celebrate fair trade month! Not sure what fair trade means? Let us break it down for you…What does fair trade mean? When something is Fair Trade Certified, it protects the environments,through helping farmers and workers to practice sustainable farming,remove dangerous chemical and preserve their land. This is very important when it comes to tea, as you don’t want to be ingesting those harsh chemicals without knowing. Fair Trade gives you the confidence to trust the tea company and the tea farmers, and also reminds you that your tea is socially sustainable as well as environmentally sustainable.  The social sustainability goes towards empowering families to keep their children in school,and enables these people with access to health care, and representation. If you want to learn more about Fair Trade Practices and tea, check out Jim at Shui Tea‘s blog post “Soulja Boy Teaches Fair Trade” to go more in-depth! What can you do as a consumer? If you are unsure whether the tea you are buying is fair trade, or sustainably farmed, contact the company and ask, most companies are more than happy to have a customer relationship with you and will answer promptly!

Why Arbor Teas? Their tea catalog of nearly 100 teas are all completely certified organic by the USDA. Roughly two-thirds of those 100 teas are also Fair Trade Certified! “Sustainability is a major focus of our business. We recently became the first (and only) tea company to offer our whole selection of teas in 100% backyard compostable packaging.  We’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of our products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers.”(Arborteas.com)

Brand: Arbor Teas Chun Mee Green Tea
Tea Rating: 93/100
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes
Steep Temperature: 175 Degrees
Price: 5 oz. for $9.95

First things first: This tea is hand rolled with a slight arch to make it look like eyebrows! How Bizzare and intriguing! The dry leaves do look like very tiny eyebrows…maybe for a mouse, or a chipmunk.The dry leaves smell very sweet and grassy. After steeping,the first thing I noticed was that all the leaves almost completely expanded and unfurled! The unfurled leaves  are the tea liquor was a medium amber color and smelled almost cinnamon-like, with hints of fruitiness and a darker scent, that reminded me of fresh-baked cinnamon chocolate chip cookies. With a smell like that, I could not wait to taste the tea!

The flavor was very full-bodied in my mouth, and smooth upon swallowing. The taste was a bit astringent and tart,which reminded me of the tart flavor in plums and peaches. I get a very faint sweetness in the tea, but the tart flavor overpowers the sweetness. I also taste a slight hint of smokiness,which reminds me of roasted chestnuts. Finally, the mouth feel is heavy, and full, like you just sipped on melted butter. The slight astringency in the tea left my mouth feeling clean, slightly dry,but overall very refreshed after sipping on the liquor. All these flavors meshed together to create a very pleasant cuppa. I really enjoyed this tea, it was different from other green teas, and I would recommend it to someone who isn’t very fond of the greener, more vegetal teas.

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