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Cha Cha Tea’s Iron Goddess of Mercy

Brand: Cha Cha Tea’s Iron Goddess of Mercy
Rating: 88/100
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Steep Temperature: 180 Degrees
Price: 1 oz.=$7.00; 3 oz.=$16.00

Iron Goddess of Mercy, or Tie Guan Yin is typically a lightly oxidized with a wonderful floral and fruity aroma. Tie Guan Yin is the most famous tea bush in Anxi City, which is found in the Fujian Province of China. Tie is chinese for “iron” which is named for the tightly twist balls of tea that resemble Iron properties of being small, but heavy.

Tie Guan Yin is one of my favorite teas. After having a bad experience with a Tie Guan Yin, Maleah offered to send me a sample of hers to try, which was so sweet of her! This tea is really great. Unlike some other Tie Guan Yin’s I have had that are more ‘green’ , this one is toastier and darker. The liquor color of this tea is a beautiful bright golden-yellow. It smells of buttered toast and slightly fruity, I can’t make the fruit out, but it reminds me a tart,yet sweet fruit. The smell is intoxicating and really lasts over multiple infusions! I love the flavor. It is toasty, with some beautiful floral notes on the end. The toasty flavor is accompanied by a slightly sweet honey note, which reminds me of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. The honey makes the tea lightly sweet so in my opinion, no sugar would need to be added.I infused this tea for 5 steeps, and the aroma and flavor really lasted! I would  recommend this tea if you are looking for something new to try!

Cha Cha Tea is a small tea company located in Madison, Wisconsin. She almost exclusively sells organic teas, meaning she supports growers and farmers who farm using organic and natural methods. These methods yield a much healthier and tastier cup of tea! Also, Cha Cha Tea is a small tea company, that focuses on providing small amounts of artisan teas to their customers. I’ve had a wonderful experience with Maleah at Cha Cha Tea and would definitely order from them in the future!

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(PHOTO CREDIT COURTESY OF CHA CHA TEA/MALEAH MOSKOFF)

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Cha Cha Tea’s Breakfast Organic+Fair Trade

Brand: Cha Cha Tea’s Breakfast Organic and Fair Trade Tea Rating: 83/100
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Steep Temperature: 212 Degrees


This is a wonderful black tea for breakfast, as the name suggests. Usually, I only drink black tea at night or if I really need a good kick in the morning. I sipped on this tea on a Saturday morning with a hot breakfast, which is paired nicely with. The smell of the tea was intoxicating. It smelled a bit like cocao and scones, so it was sweet and robust all in one. The flavor was so much lighter than the smell of the liquor.The taste  is light and gentle.  I experienced little to no bitterness or tannins in my cuppa, which is good for someone who may forget about their tea by accident(hey, it happens to us all!). The taste is so smooth, that it naturally tastes as if there was creamer or milk already put into the tea. I pick up very little chocolate notes on the tea, but there is a sweetness on the back end of my palette, that is nice and refreshing.
All  in all, I could picture myself drinking this tea as a morning ritual. Due to its lighter black tea attributes, I would also recommend it for someone who is trying to make the switch from coffee to tea.As with most teas, but especially blacks, I would tell you to experiment with tea amounts, by increasing the amount of loose leaves used or the infusion time if you want a more intense flavor, or back off and use less leaves and a shorter steep time for a more subtle cup that won’t overwhelm you at first. For me, I tend to like my teas more intense,thus I usually add more leaves than suggested, but that is completely up to the drinkers discretion!

Cha Cha Tea is a small tea company located in Madison, Wisconsin. She almost exclusively sells organic teas, meaning she supports growers and farmers who farm using organic and natural methods. These methods yield a much healthier and tastier cup of tea! AlsoCha Cha Tea is a small tea company, that focuses on providing small amounts of artisan teas to their customers. I’ve had a wonderful experience with Maleah at Cha Cha Tea and would definitely order from them in the future!

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(PHOTO CREDIT COURTESY OF CHA CHA TEA/MALEAH MOSKOFF)

Review of Cha Cha Tea’s Caramel Rooibos

Brand: Cha Cha Tea’s Caramel Rooibos
Tea Rating: 75/100
Steep Time: 4-6 minutes
Steep Temperature: 212 Degrees

Rooibos, also known as Red Tea, is an herbal plant that grows in South Africa. Rooibos is a caffeine free tea, which makes it perfect for people who are looking to eliminate caffeine. Caramel is essentially melted, almost burned sugar. It is primarily used to flavor candy, drizzled on Caramel Corn or used for dipping fruit in. Cha Cha Tea’s Caramel Rooibos has a delightful smell of caramel, and even has small chucks of caramel in the tea! The caramel is pretty overpowering, and I do not get a very rooibos scent from the dry tea at all. This is good because the Rooibos smell is kind of woody and could scare some novice tea drinkers away from the non caffeinated treat! The taste is more rooibos, and less caramel flavor. Some Rooibos can seem overpowering and woody in flavor, but this description does not fit Cha Cha Teas’. Instead their tea is mellow, and soft cup with some subtle red qualities, like earthiness.

The caramel flavor is not as strong in the steeped tea, it is there, but is more of a complimentary flavor than an overpowering primary flavor. My favorite part of the tea was how the caramel chunks melted to create a bit of creaminess and thickness in the cup. The melted caramel made the tea taste like I added milk to it, when I didn’t, which was interesting! It also added sweetness to the cup, where If you usually add sugar to your teas (I don’t add sugar to hot tea) you wouldn’t have to! To ensure that your rooibos doesn’t get overpowering, I would recommend experimenting with rooibos amounts, by increasing the amount of loose leaves used or the infusion time if you want a more intense flavor, or back off and use less leaves and a shorter steep time for a more subtle cup that won’t overwhelm you at first. I really enjoyed this tea, and actually made my second try of the tea into an iced tea! It tasted so good with a little bit of sugar and ice in it! Definitely one I would want to sip on the patio after a hot summer day!

Cha Cha Tea is a small tea company located in Madison, Wisconsin. She almost exclusively sells organic teas, meaning she supports growers and farmers who farm using organic and natural methods. These methods yield a much healthier and tastier cup of tea! AlsoCha Cha Tea is a small tea company, that focuses on providing small amounts of artisan teas to their customers. I’ve had a wonderful experience with Maleah at Cha Cha Tea and would definitely order from them in the future!

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(PHOTO CREDIT FROM CHA CHA TEA/MALEAH MOSKOFF)