Organic & Fair Trade Tea from Persimmon Tree Tea

Persimmon Tree Tea Tins

Yesterday, I stopped at the Post Office to check to see if any new teas had arrived, and I was pleased to see a package from Persimmon Tree Tea. This is the first tea vendor I’ve run across that provides only organic and fair trade teas. I think that’s pretty cool!

Anyway, back to my new package…

Upon opening the box, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the tea blends all came in beautiful little mini-tins, which were all nestled in brown gift shred.

Usually, I am pretty laid-back about trying new tea. I’ll put-off any temptation by telling myself to wait for the “right time.” Translation: When I feel like it.

But, for some reason I just couldn’t wait to tear into each sample of tea and give them each a whiff. It must have been the packaging that got me all excited!

After taking in the indulgent fragrance of each tea, I got pretty eager to try each one then and there. Within a span of a couple hours I had tasted each of the four teas I had received.

Here are my initial thoughts.

Chocolate Banana (rooibos blend): Wow! It tastes like real banana. I really enjoyed my first cup of this blend.

Coconut Cacao (pu-er blend): Interesting, reminds me of licorice for some reason and usually I don’t like that particular flavor, but in this tea it was quite subtle and appealing.

Vanilla Chai (rooibos blend): Not too excited about this one, but a decent chai. I would have liked it better if there had been a slight creamy taste to underscore the spice, but that is a personal preference.

Earl Grey Crème (black tea blend): Yum! This is one of the best Earl Grey teas I’ve tasted. Of course, I’ve only tried three others my entire life and they were all of the bagged variety. Yet, I couldn’t get this tea out of my mind all day today! Therefore, numerous cups of this blend where drunken throughout the day.

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Photo Credit: A Girl With Tea

This is “a girl with tea” signing off once again.

Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.

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11 comments on “Organic & Fair Trade Tea from Persimmon Tree Tea

  1. Nina February 6, 2011 12:26 AM

    I’d never heard of this vendor before and before I read this post I had already put the Earl Grey Creme & Chocolate Banana in my cart – hope I have the same reaction as you 🙂 Thanks for the information on Persimmon Tree Tea… they seem like a good company.

    • a girl with tea February 7, 2011 12:33 AM

      Hi Nina! I hope you enjoy the teas as much as I do. The Earl Grey Creme is out-of-this-world-crazy-good!

  2. Sel Thomson January 16, 2011 8:47 PM

    You should try The Persimmon Tree’s Mandarin Silk and Coconut Creme – seriously the best two teas I’ve ever tasted. If you have them with rock sugar it’s even better. Yum 🙂

    • a girl with tea January 16, 2011 8:58 PM

      Sounds yummy! Thanks for the suggestions.

  3. Jason Lonot January 16, 2011 5:45 PM

    Hi, what’s the website to order from? Thanks

    • a girl with tea January 16, 2011 8:14 PM

      Thanks for your question Jason. Here is the link for you: Persimmon Tree Tea

      If you place an order, I’d love to hear what you thought of the tea!

      P.S. I am currently checking with vendor to see if all shipments include the mini-tins.

    • a girl with tea January 17, 2011 12:46 PM

      I just confirmed with Persimmon Tree Tea that ALL orders are shipped in the tins. If you order more of one tea, you get a larger tin!

      Once again I think their packaging is quite wonderful.

    • Nina February 6, 2011 8:30 AM

      I just tried to order from Persimmon Tree Tea and after attempting a few retailmenot.com coupon codes the site shut down for me 🙁 I just emailed them with an inquiry as to why… coupon codes should be able to be attempted without punishment. I look forward to trying their teas after I figure out how to order from them. Love the tins!

    • a girl with tea February 7, 2011 12:39 AM

      I had never heard of retailmenot.com before, so thanks for sharing that tidbit! Nice to know that Persimmon Tree Tea offers coupons thru that site. I hope you have a good experience. I’d love to hear how it went with using the coupons.

    • Nina February 12, 2011 10:34 PM

      As soon as customer service emailed me back I was able to order teas with a 10% discount code. I got the Earl Grey Creme, Mint Chocolate Chip & Banana Dulce! I’ve had the first 2 so far and they’re delicious! Looking forward to the Banana Dulce tomorrow.

    • a girl with tea February 13, 2011 7:39 PM

      Thanks so much for letting me know how your overall experience was with this tea vendor; I’m glad it was a positive one. It was great to hear that you love their teas as much as I do!

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