Our shoreline Digitata Seaweed Tea blend brings you an amalgamation of Maine’s coastal fragrant paradise; an aromatic feeling of walking the paths along the edges and cliffs of Maine’s coast. Wild raspberries, ocean rose bushes and digitata help to elicit this uniquely satisfying experience.
Bag Size: 3 oz
Cups Of Tea: 50+ cups of tea (reuse tea for multiple cups)
Region: Taiwan, Maine USA, California, USA
Ingredients: black tea, rose petals, digitata/kelp
I was a bit hesitant over the seaweed but it is great! nice flavor and good health benefits
Shoreline tea took me by surprise—I ordered it for seaweed health benefits, but didn’t realize just how good the tea would actually taste. What a nice combination of flavors—raspberry black tea is the predominant flavor with a subtle hint of roses. I’m not sure how digitata (dark brown seaweed) should taste, but it’s clearly visible as a dried component in the fragrant blend. This tea is packed with healthy benefits, but has a smooth, delicious flavor—I like drinking a cup after dinner.
So this tea has sea vegetables in it! I’m really impressed with the nutrition and the flavor of this tea. It’s delicate in flavor, with both a light fruit and an unexpected savory flavor coming through. There are minimal ingredients: just the raspberry black tea, ocean rose petals, and digitata. The sea vegetable adds trace minerals that are essential for the human body and very healthy. There are clear instructions for brewing the perfect cup of this tea on the package, and the tea tastes so good! Highly recommend.
I like the statements regarding the ingredients and company. The information about the sea plants is intriguing. Yes, reading about their blend enticed me to try the product. But, the real worth/proof of this loose tea product is the taste. It could have all the vitamins, minerals and healthful benefits, but if it's not palatable, it means very little.
So, followed their directions and prepared what we consider a typical batch of tea, which would provide enough for about 4 - 6 servings (depending on the size cup). (Spoiler warning: this tea tastes very good.) Sipping a cup of hot tea, there is a very pleasant raspberry flavor. If you search, you might sense a bit of rose scent. There is a very slight, odd sweetness. Also, there's an odd taste on the back of the tongue, which I assume is from the sea plant ingredients. I don't add anything to my tea. Sometimes she will add almond milk and stevia, which she did with her cup of hot tea. She said she likes it. I tasted her version, and it was actually tastier than my pure tea (this is not always the case, so i give credit to this tea). Part of the reason I made more than 2 cups worth: it's the summer, and I make enough tea to put some in the fridge to make iced tea. Based on our initial tests, I think this will be just as enjoyable as an iced tea.
We're very familiar with loose tea, and there is a zen aspect to the process of crafting and consuming the tea. But, whether you're pursuing a ceremonial, philosophical approach or just want to enjoy a pleasant tea beverage, the key is the taste. In that regard, this product meets that expectation. Accordingly, it earns a 4.5 - 4.75 star rating, with a high level recommendation.