The blog post below is from our friend Lizz who is an active writer and true tea enthusiast. Between her blog ‘The Tea Addicts Confessional’ and her community-based tea website ‘Stylin Tea’, she stays quite involved in the industry. We would like to share with you her Tea Sparrow tea reviews, articles, and our all shared daily dramas. One of our company’s greatest prides is in introducing our members to loose-leaf tea blenders that excel in offering quality teas but are hard to find. Lizz experiences this first hand. Check it out.
Organic Cheery Fruit Tea
I tried another tea for the first time today from Tea Sparrow. One of their selections for the month is Organic Cheery Fruit Tea. The blender is Sonnentor from Austria.
As I have mentioned before, Tea Sparrow gathers blends from all over the world. Then they have tea-tasting parties where they overdose on tea and select the best blends from the samples. Without my Tea Sparrow subscription I would never have known about Joy’s Teaspoon, Aromatica or Sonnentor. My world before Tea Sparrow was not void of tea. It just tended to center around a few select vendors and Farmers Markets. And it was predominantly black, white and green. Now the number of tisanes in my cupboard is astounding. Much of it is from my mother and the rest is from Tea Sparrow.
This blend is one I never would have selected on my own. That would have been my loss. This is really a great blend of rose hips, orange peels, rooibos, pears, quince fruit, fennel, dark bitters, and organic vanilla bourbon flavor. If you read the ingredients you wonder if a blender just had a bunch of leftover ingredients and decided to throw them all together and got lucky. This is one tasty, yet subtle blend.
And sadly I only have enough left for one cup. Ordering more could prove to be a bit difficult. They have distributors in more than 40 countries but they don’t have a list of where you can actually buy their tea. I can get a product catalog but it seems they don’t even have a United States Distributor. And if I want to order from them directly in Austria, I have to learn the language. Clearly Tea Sparrow has sent me something amazing and rare.
So, I will drink slowly, infuse often and appreciate every sip. Maybe not being able to find this tea in the United States is a sign that Sonnentor should hire me to open the first United States distribution center in our soon-to-be vacant warehouse at Gloray. Could be a win/win! We send their goods to high-end tea shops and they have a presence in a market that does not even know what it is missing!