Roleaf:Tea lover heaven

Saturday, October 17, 2015 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

I'm someone who loves teas and would buy them online from US just because of my love for it.Part of my hantaran for my wedding was even a set of a really expensive brand of loose teas.haha That's how much I love them.But it's hard to find a local tea purveyor/brand that sells great quality teas at an affordable price..until I came upon Roleaf!

I looked at their selection of teas and I was amazed.They were so kind to give me teas for me to review and I can say honestly that I love them all!I will definitely repurchase from them once I run out of teas.

From one tea lover to another,if you want to get good quality teas at an affordable price,do give their website a look and browse the many many teas that they have.

I will review all of the teas that Roleaf has given me.All of the opinions here are entirely my own..and I tried all of the teas!

I tried all of the teas without sugar except the Earl Grey & Peach White Tea because that's how I take it.

*The description in italic is from Roleaf's website.*

1)Elegant Earl Grey
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Earl Grey is a tea blend with a distinctive citrus flavour and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit. The smoky and fragrant taste of Earl Grey is a unique experience that many people cannot get enough of. Apparently Captain Picard of Star Trek fame will not drink anything else!

I love earl grey tea.It's my favourite tea for breakfast or tea time.It's just a great strong cup of tea with such a delicious fragrance.Next to green tea,early grey is also use in many dessert recipes.I've tasted earl grey cake and cookie..they were delicious!

I usually have it with some sugar.I'm not used to adding milk to my tea but I'm sure that it'll taste even nicer.

2)Calming Chamomile

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Chamomile is a herb renowned in folk and traditional medicine for its health, cosmetic and nutritional benefits. A soothing blend for relaxation that takes away anxious, stressed or depressed feelings.

Chamomile tea to me is something that I'll drink at night to relax and calm me down.Basically it's like drinking lavender prepares me for a goodnight sleep.

3)Just Jasmine
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Jasmine tea is a type of scented tea. To make scented ceylon tea, ceylon tea leaves are mixed with flowers until their perfume has been absorbed. The tea is then baked gently in an oven. Jasmine teas have a naturally calming and relaxing effect on mind and body.

Jasmine tea is a type of green tea and this is something that I'll drink throughout the day.I love the scent of jasmine and when you brew this tea,you'll definitely smell the unmistakable scent.
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Also called tea olive, fragrant olive or sweet olive, osmanthus has a long history of ornamental and medicinal uses. Osmanthus played a role in traditional Chinese wedding ceremonies as a symbol of love and romance.
A poet named Song Xhi Wen from the Tang Dynasty quoted "sweet-scented osmanthus seeds fell on the Moon as its fragrance in the sky was wafted through the clouds".

This was my first time trying out an Osmanthus tea.It is bright yellow in colour.After reading the description above I was I never thought that there's an amazing story behind the tea.I would say that this tea has a calming effect as well.

5)Rooibos The Robust
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Rooibos, which translates into Red Bush, is a popular herbal beverage from South Africa. Rich in health properties, and naturally caffeine-free, Rooibos is a great replacement to black tea. Can be enjoyed with a slice of lemon, milk and honey. 

I've tasted rooibos tea before and I like it.I like this one too!When you take a sip,it just feels really healthy somehow.I know teas (unsweetened) are healthy,but this one just seems to give me..strength?haha It's hard to describe so you should try it yourself.

6)Hibiscus Hana

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This bright shining ruby is bold and sweet. It's called 'roselle' in Australia, 'sorrel' in Jamaica and Barbados, 'karkadé' in Egypt and Italy and 'Chai Torsh' in Iran. The pure effervescence of hibiscus tisanes has certainly earned its global appeal.

I heard that this tea is great to consume when one is having PMS.I haven't had it during that time of the month yet though.This tea when you brew it,it will become bright red in color.It tastes a little bit sour.But it's really good!

7)Pretty Peach White Tea
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A fruity, softly sweet and fragrant peach tea with delicate floral undertones which can be enjoyed hot or chilled.

Peach tea is a favourite of mine.This tea is fruity and delicious.You can turn it into iced tea and it'll taste just as good and refreshing.

8)Soothing Sencha
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Sencha is fine Japanese green tea from the Shizuoka perfecture of Japan. Refreshing and smooth with slight roast flavors. High in antioxidant and Vitamin C.

Green tea is something that I love to drink.And I always drink it without sugar.This one makes a really good cup of green tea.It's not too strong and is just nice.

9)Chava Chai
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A traditional Indian blend, best served with milk and sugar. The blend contains Black Tea, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pepper and cloves.

This was the tea that I was most apprehensive to try because I've tried chai latte before and didn't like it.I was scared that it'll taste like I was drinking curry flavoured tea.hahaha I was sooo wrong!The spice taste wasn't strong and it was actually a very pleasant cup of tea.I bet it taste even better with some milk and sugar as I had it without both.

I would definitely repurchase some of the teas that was given to the sencha and earl grey.I'm also planning to buy their matcha powder soon.Can't wait to try more teas from Roleaf!

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