Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tea Gallerie Spotlight Sponsor Review

I have a wonderful new tea company to tell you about called Tea Gallerie! When I first got my box from them I was so amazed, I have never had a tea company send me so many bags of tea! There were about 25 different flavors to review so I have decided to break it down into 3 separate reviews so that I can tell you a little bit about each flavor. It would be hard to tell you about all of them in one review. Here is what I am going to talk about today:

1. Earl Grey
2. Almond Earl Grey
3. Earl Grey Creme
4. Mint Chocolate Velvet
5. Green Kashmiri Chai
6. White Coconut Creme

Gosh, where to start? I will start with my favorite, Earl Grey. I have always loved Earl Grey but this Earl Grey really upped the bar even higher. I normally drink Earl Grey in silk bags but this was the first time I had it loose leaf and it was awesome! It had the crispest fresh taste and I loved it! If you are an Earl Grey fan, this is gonna rock your world! I don't think I will ever go back to tea bags for Earl Grey. What Tea Gallerie has done is added a touch of bergamot to the Earl Grey and boy, does it smell good!
I then tried the Earl Grey Creme and that does have some of the same notes but they have added a rich French Vanilla to give this tea a unique taste. They say this is their best selling blend of Earl Grey and I can believe it because it was also very good. This one is not as bold and flavorful as the regular Earl Grey and I have heard that some people put cream or milk in this one for added flavor. I drank mine with just sugar and liked it that way. But, whatever way you drink your tea, I am sure this is gonna be one of your favorites also.

Then there is the Almond Earl Grey. Wow, if you love the taste of almonds, then this one will be your favorite! This tea has a nutty like taste because of the almond flavors mixed in with the French Vanilla. This is a nice after dinner tea served with a dessert. I loved this one also, but I pretty much am prejudice when it comes to Earl Greys. But, I think you want to drink this one whenever you get the craving for something sweet but without the calories!

Ahh, Mint Chocolate Velvet is really smooth and rich at the same time. Now, this one will definitely be on your list to get to help with your willpower over reaching for a cookie or doughnut! Besides the chocolate, this tea has a mixture of mint with rooibos. This is one of those teas that really does not need anything else to go with it. It will carry itself without any props.

Now, if you are a coconut lover, then the White Coconut Creme will tickle your fancy. It has a sweet creamy flavor that reminded me of being on the beach and drinking Pina Colada's and smelling suntan lotion! Besides the coconut there is safflowers, cornflowers and vanilla to give this tea it's unique taste. If you are a beachie kinda person, then this one is for you. Or if you just love coconut like me, you will want to add this to your list of favorites!

Lastly (at least for this review), I tried the Green Kashmiri Chai, which is a green tea. Now, I will have to admit to you that I wasn't too thrilled with this tea. So, I had my best friend drink some so that I could give you a good report. The reason being, it was a little too fiery for me. If you love Chai teas in general, you will love this one. It reminded me of the candles at Christmas that smell like the wassail that you make with spices and apples.

Because it is spicy I can't drink too much of it due to my chronic bladder pain called IC. All spicy and "hot" foods and drinks set my bladder on fire and I will have pain for days before I can calm it down. If it weren't for that, I might like these kinds of teas. But my friend loves this kind and she said it was awesome! It has green tea, almond seeds, cloves, cinnamon chips, cardamom seeds along with the cinnamon and almond flavors. If all of that is your cup of tea, then go for it! My friend said you will like it because she loves it!

Tea Gallerie also sells a scone mix that they say is to die for along with all kinds of tea pots and tea accessories to make your drinking hot tea or iced tea the best possible experience. I hope you go and look around to see what you might like either in the teas themselves or the tea pots and accessories!

Connect with Tea Gallerie several ways:

Mailing Address:
3103 Falcon St. Suite G
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 800.409.3109
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This is Part 1 of my Sponsor Spotlight Review for Tea Gallerie as they will be offering a gift basket valued at $65.00 in my Honor The Earth Giveaway Hop that starts on April 12th and ends on the 22nd. Take some time and get to know them because I will be asking you some questions when it comes time to start the giveaway. Good Luck!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. Except for the top image (came from Tea Gallerie's site) the rest of the photo's were from me and the famous cranky camera!


Marthalynn said...

I'm a huge Earl Grey fan! This tea sounds so delicious I can barely stand it. I will usually have a cup at night as I unwind from the day. I'm excited to try this brand!

Erica said...

You make them all sound so good!

Chrystal @ Happy Mothering said...

All of these teas sound amazing!

beverly h said...

Mint chocolate velvet sounds heavenly... what a great assortment of flavors!

polly said...

your review was great...i can taste the teas now! crossing my fingers for the giveaway!

royalegacy said...

These teas sound great! Thanks so much for sharing this brand.

chels said...

I SO want to try these teas!

Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails said...

I also like Earl Grey, and the EG Creme sounds interesting. I also am interested in the Green Kashmiri Chai.
Faythe A @GMT, gramousetails atgmail com

Amanda said...

THe Green Kashmiri Chai sounds like it would be awesome! I'd like to try the Earl Grey Creme too! Thanks for reviewing these!
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