Oh happy day, Noshers! How have your days been lately? The weather here in KC has been gorgeous lately – up to the high-70s recently, and I’ve certainly been taking advantage of that! Today, I’m happy to share my experiences with some amaaazing tea products I sampled from UncommonGoods. Yum! I’m a huge tea aficionado, so when I learned of this opportunity, I was super excited :).
While I’m acclimating myself to my hometown-for-now, Kansas City, I’ll always have a soft spot for all things NYC! UncommonGoods has become pretty popular nationwide but is actually headquartered in NYC, operating out of the Brooklyn Army Terminal. They go out of their way to find designers and craft artisans that respect the environment and feature unique creations – half of what they sell is actually hand made. One cool thing I learned about them was that they donate $1 with every purchase you make to one of five non-profits they partner with (you choose which one!).
Of course, all this is an added bonus as you browse their website and peruse their offerings. Whether you’re headed over to a friend’s dinner party and need some gift inspiration, want to spruce up your stemware, or are looking for personalized gifts for yourself (raising my hand!), UncommonGoods has you covered.
For this post, I sampled their Green Herbal Tea Kit – a selection of nine herbs and three varieties of eco-certified, organic green tea from Japan, India, and Sri Lanka. The kit included reusable tea bags and brewing instructions as well – fun! So far, I’ve tried their suggested blend of rose hip/chamomile/peppermint/African tea as well as peppermint/mallow/calendula/rose green tea (what can I say, I love peppermint) and both were deeelish! I can’t wait to try my own combos.
I also tried the blooming tea – I had ordered a blooming tea during afternoon tea before and it was so pretty! I admit I was wowed by the presentation 🙂
And of course I needed a glass teapot to brew the blooming tea so I could see the flower blossom open up – and it was worth it:
But don’t take my word for it – check it out!
In addition to being beautiful, the tea was also delicious and amazingly fragrant. I admit I didn’t share :).
Finally, I sampled the Chai Tea Kit, with an array of spices such as star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and lovely Ceylon tea. Steeped with steamed milk, I was impressed that my stove-top concoction (instructions included) rivaled what I buy at the local coffee shop!
I was thoroughly impressed with tea products I sampled from UncommonGoods, and the site will definitely be top of mind when I’m looking for a gift….for myself or for others :D. Take a look for yourself and let me know what product you’d be most interested in trying – they have such a wide selection!
Disclosure: Products provided by UncommonGoods; opinions are my own.