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Due to vacation, I missed last weeks “What’s New In Your Cup?” This week I am back and ready to share all the new things we’ve been drinking.

I have enjoyed several new teas during these last couple of weeks as I am sure you have as well. So getting to the point, let’s talk about tea…

1. Summer from Felicitea reported that she’s been drinking white tea with lychee fruit. I tried lychee fruit for the first time last month… delicious! Lychee fruit bursts with flavor in your mouth. It is juicy, refreshing and sweet. I can only imagine that this tea is yummy! Summer, you’ll have to provide us with the actual tea name and where it can be purchased. Additionally, Summer has been sipping away at iced Sloth Tea to get through the days. An oldie but goodie! I just tasted Sloth Tea for the first time over the weekend. The review is in progress.

2. Alexis from My Tea Cups was drinking… Formosa Nut Oolong tea from Teavana. “The flavor and aroma are nutty and warming. Would be perfect for a crisp fall morning.” Alexis also enjoyed Lemongreen from Tavalon Tea. “It’s incredibly refreshing, especially when iced. The lemongrass is spicy yet soothing.” Thanks Alexis for the updated information. The Nutty Oolong sounds wonderful and I am drinking my first lemongrass green tea today… it’s called Lemongreen. I can’t wait to review. Ironically it is the same tea you sampled last week.

3. Over the last couple of weeks I enjoyed Chief’s Delight by Native American Tea Company, Orchid Temple Oolong and Sugar Caramel Oolong both by Golden Moon Teas, and finally Darjeeling Goomtee (2nd Flush)by Tea Logic. I cannot say which I enjoyed the most as each one was distinctly different. Check out the reviews here on Tea Escapade.

Thanks for sharing what you have been drinking. I look forward to hearing “What’s New In You Cup?” this week. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

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Thanks to Kim, my co-worker, I am sampling tea by a company I have never heard of… Native American Tea Company. Armed with three different flavors I debated over which one I would try first.  “Good Medicine” proved to be the winner, BUT after I brewed and tasted I forgot to write a review. Shame… shame… shame! :-) Nevertheless, today, with the hope of making up for the missed review, I am brewing and tasting… “Chief’s Delight”.

Composition: Chief’s Delight is an herbal tea comprised of Strawberry Leaf, Myrtle Leaf, Blackberry Leaf, Rose Hips, and Juniper Berry. 

Dry Visual: Not a loose tea so my visual appraisal was poor. I really cannot say what this tea looks like.

Dry Aroma: Fruity with definite floral undertones. The smell of roses is very evident.

Flavor:  Chief’s Delight is very good. The instructions recommend garnishing with a touch of honey and a squeeze of lemon, if desired. I tried the recommendation and added a dab of honey. The decision… I enjoyed Chief’s Delight much better pure, without honey. 

Liquor: It was fun watching this tea brew. The color began as a rich yellow, but after steeping for a couple of minutes transformed into a rich peachy color. You know, the part of the peach’s skin containing more of a reddish hue.

Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time 3-5 minutes to wit I brewed for about 5 minutes.  
Caffeine: No.
Special Note: What is Juniper Berry and Myrtle Leaf?
A juniper berryis the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers, a plant in the cyprus family. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The cones from a handful of species, especially Juniperus communis, are used as a spice, particularly in European cuisine, and also give gin its distinguishing flavour.
The Myrtle (Myrtus) is a genus of one or two species of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae, native to southern Europe and north Africa. They are evergreen shrubs or small trees, growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are entire, 3-5 cm long, with a pleasantly fragrant essential oil. The star-like flowers have five petals and sepals, and an amazingly large number of stamens. Petals are usually white, with globose blue-black berries containing several seeds.
References:Juniper berry. (2008, June 12). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:14, June 24, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Juniper_berry&oldid=218790023

Myrtle. (2008, June 7). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:20, June 24, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Myrtle&oldid=217648911

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