Thursday, September 11, 2014

Good Life Tea, Angel Falls Mist

Good Life Tea Description:
Rising from an internationally sourced collection; the extraordinary blend of flavors in our Angel Falls Mist tea is not for the faint of flavor. Rather, it will delight even the most dubious lover of rich flavor collections. Think you're the man who's tried it all? The woman who's love of tapestric fruity profiles could never be satisfied? The connoisseur who knows just what the day has in store when he's confronted with a tea with more than six point sources of flavor in its collection? Think again. Angel Falls Mist describes such complexity in an herbal tisane, you'll hardly be done with your first hot cup before you're ready to ice a batch.
That's how versatile this blend is. Iced, hot: it's ready to surprise you. Can you imagine the accent that this tea would have if it could speak? Hailing from Canada, the U.S., Thailand, and Spain; its ingredients bring variety to a cohesive point: it's fruity, reflective collection.

Sample provided by Good Life Tea

My Review:
This is the last of the three samples I received from Good Life Tea for review. This is listed as a Tisane Fruit Tea on the Good Life Tea website. The ingredients as far as I can tell are dried apple, hibiscus petals, rosehip pieces, strawberry pieces, dried orange, calendula petals, and natural flavors.

I have to be honest, as soon as I opened the sample and caught the scent of the leaf, I knew I would not like this one. I can pick out the hibiscus right away. I just don't like it. Sorry Good Life Tea. I'll do my best to proceed. It also has an aroma of fruit, but not really what is listed. Yeah, maybe I pick out a hint of strawberry but to me it is more like a raspberry/blueberry blend or black currant.

I used my cup with infuser basket. I added all the sample and 8 oz of boiling water. I put the lid on the cup and let it steep for 6 minutes.

The result is a purplish tinted cup. I actually like the looks of it. It reminds me of juice or even wine. My picture appears out of focus. The reality is the lens fogged over on all my shots and this is the best I could do. It is very gray outside and I had to use the lightbox. That made for a bright setting and a hot and humid one as well.

On to the taste. You recall how I said earlier, I knew I wouldn't like this one? Well, I haven't changed my mind. It is kind of tart from the hibiscus. The apple, I think, is the other main flavor I am detecting. I can't single out the orange or strawberry and to be truthful, I don't want to try. I just don't like these type drinks.

That said, my wife who cannot have caffeine, loved this one. She likes the superberry type tisanes. This fit right in that category for her. She slammed down the first cup and had me steep another. She iced that one and insisted I try it. It is cold and watered down from the ice but it still does not taste good to me. She disagrees. So there you have it. Based on the list of ingredients you will know which side of the fence you want to stand.

If you enjoy fruit tisanes, you can find Angel Falls Mist here.


  1. When the wife is happy, you are happy - yes? :-)

    1. Absolutely... unless she makes me drink hibiscus laden tisanes ;^)