I recently had the privilege to sample a few blends of tea from Shanti Tea. A certain tea in particular caught my eye. Caramel Latte?? This is a tea company... right? I felt a mild wave of confusion hit me. Sure enough, inside of the package is loose tea and it smells incredible. Out of all of the teas, I kept going back to smell this one in particular. All of the teas I received by Shanti Tea had a beautifully blended aroma, but this one was enticing. Wait, is that a coffee bean in the mix. I can't honestly say I ever thought I would get excited over the addition of coffee beans in my tea. The addition of Sunflower Petals adds a nice burst of color to an otherwise dark tea as well as antioxidants.
The tea was delicious with and without sugar and milk and the light caramel flavor gave it a very subtle and natural sweetness. About 5 lovely people tried this tea in my home and it was well received by each individual.
Interesting fact: Did you know that the Mayans regarded Sunflower petals as an aphrodisiac and frequently drank Sunflower petal infusions?
Disclaimer: I received some samples from Shanti Tea to try in exchange for my honest opinion. No other exchange took place. All opinions written above are my own.