Tea Review

Review: French Blend tea from Garden Gate Tea House

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Have you ever found a tea that just felt like home? A tea that makes you feel so comforted when you drink it, like you could drink it forever and never get sick of it? I have discovered that in this French Blend.

My favorite teas are floral ones. I just love the smoothness of them, and their springy feel. Like the season leading to summer, these teas are inspirational and feel like a fresh start. Today, I’m reviewing a loose leaf tea from Garden Gate Tea House, based out of Delphi, Indiana.

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I’ve only been there once back in the fall for afternoon tea, and wrote a post about it, but I’d like to go back soon. They have really good food, and the teas are lovely. My favorite was the French Blend, and Damien’s grandma bought me some to take with me. This tea is nice. It makes me feel soothed, and to me, it tastes happy.

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Ingredients: black tea, green tea, rose petals, lavender, jasmine, cornflower petals, natural flavors.

To prepare, I steeped this 3 minutes (any longer and it gets a little bitter). It’s best served hot. It brews to a nice golden, reddish brown hue. In terms of taste, the jasmine and green tea stand out most to me. Lavender follows shortly after that, blending with the black tea and cornflowers, with the rose petals adding a smoothness to the blend.

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This is definitely one of the best teas I’ve had. It combines most of my favorite tea and herbals, to provide calm energy in a delicious drink. It makes me feel good drinking it, and I can’t wait to go back to the tea room soon to buy more!

Let me know in the comments what the most unique blend you’ve tried is!

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