If you’ve been following me for a while now, you will know that I love tea! From Matcha Green Tea to regular old Green Tea, I am a huge fan of tea! The problem is, so many of the popular tea brands are not safe to consume, as most come with artificial additives, suspect “natural flavors”, chemical infested tea bags and of course, most are not even Organic which means you are drinking leaves that have been saturated in pesticides. For my past blog on why I do not drink conventional teas, as well as some of the worst tea brands to drink, Organic brands even, click here.
Now that you know why drinking Organic tea is the best/only option for me, check out this new tea line I came across, THAO Tea, who specializes in 100% Organic, loose leaf tea. This tea line is super cool for anyone who prefers loose leaf tea, as well as tea that comes in fruity and delicious flavors, without the unknown “natural flavors”. While you will see natural flavors listed in their ingredients, THAO Tea’s natural flavors all come from Organic fruit or essential oils.
Awesome features of THAO Tea-
- 100% Organic Loose Leaf Tea.
- Free of all artificial colors and flavors.
- No risk of paper or plastic tea bags releasing chemicals into your boiling water.
- Free of crystallized fruits, companies can lace their tea with crystalized sugar, without having to list it!
- Thao Tea can be steeped a few times since the whole leaf is used, no tea dust here!
- An integrity-based tea company with a passion for transparency.
Another great feature of this brand is that their teas are really made well, meaning there is the perfect balance between tea and the flavor of choice. So many tea’s I try either taste too plain or too fruity, so for me this tea is the perfect blend of both.
How to Make THAO Tea-
Right now my favorite flavor is the Cantaloupe Mint, it’s soooo good hot but even better iced just in time for a refreshing Summer drink! To make this tea, I simply boil hot water, add the loose tea to the paper bag or device of your choice, and then let it steep for about 3-5 minutes! I have been eyeing their glass teapots, as I think it would make steeping the tea much easier, so I plan on getting one of those next, however, their paper tea bags are very safe in the meantime!
These paper tea bags are free of all harmful chemicals and plastic compounds as they are made out of only natural fibers (Abaca pulp, cellulose and sealing fibers), guaranteeing true-flavor filtering. They are also chlorine-free, biodegradable and without glue or any other type of binding agent.
In addition to their fabulous flavored teas, they also have single origin and unflavored teas. The Japanese Matcha, Silver Needle White Tea, Jasmine Oolong, and Citrus Mate are great options for unflavored teas. My favorite flavors are the: Passion Fruit, Pomegranate, and Lychee Peach, yum!
Overall, I am super loving the standards of this tea, as well as the amazing flavors and quality of the product, oh and the beyond cute packaging!!! I definitely suggest trying this line out if you are a tea lover like me, especially since they are offering 20% off to my readers with the code helloamanda. Head on over to their site now to <SHOP>