Review: Magic Carpet Tea

Magic Carpet Tea was kind enough to send us samples of their tea for review. Thank you! Please note that we are just as critical of free teas as the ones we purchase. If we get a sample we don’t like we won’t include it on our blog.

Overall Rating:

Taste: 4 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is a bit delicate (requires an infuser or fill-it-yourself tea bags)

Abby says:

Temperature: @180 (below boiling point)
Steeped: 3 minutes, loose in a teapot
Served: Nothing added

When the opportunity to try and review this new tea popped up we were thrilled to give it a go.  I, for one, was not disappointed.  Here we have a loose blend of Oolong tea and dried dates.  Oolong (or wulong) can be a strong tasting tea and in this case the more intense flavor is balance pretty well with the sweetness of the dried dates.  This is a nice blend because the complexity of the oolong shines and the sweetness of the dates adds a nice finish.  I really enjoyed my first cup and it was gone before I knew it!  Lucky for me I steeped enough for two cups!

Magic Carpet Tea would be great for those looking to branch out  a little and explore different types of tea instead of the ever popular black and green teas or for those who already know and love oolong.  I tried it hot, but iced is also recommended as Magic Carpet Tea hails from the hot CA desert.

Taste: 4 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is a bit delicate (I gave this rating simply because it is a loose tea so some kind of infuser is required).

Katie says:

Temperature: @180 (below boiling point)
Steeped: 3 minutes, in infuser  (some of the tea is very fine and escaped my infuser. It is better when used in a fill-it-yourself teabag like the t-sac.
Served: Nothing added

I’ve always enjoyed the rich taste of oolong tea. It has a unique roasted flavor that is quite complex but wonderful. What is different about this tea is that the sweetness of the dates is blended with the oolong gives this rich roasted tea a sweetness and smoothness without any added sweetener…and I like my tea a bit sweet. I really enjoyed the combination of dates and oolong! One of the best parts about our tea blog has been trying new flavors and blends, and this tea was a joy to discover! If you purchase this tea give it a try iced too because they recommend it as a cool beverage. I only wanted warm tea this unusually cold fall snow-tober weekend, but come warmer weather I’ll be sure to give iced a try. Just don’t forget the t-sac! Or order their special tea bags that are perfect for iced tea makers.

Taste: 4 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 tea leaves

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