Wize Monkey Tea Review
Wize Monkey Tea Review
Not too long ago I got in contact with a tea company called Wize Monkey on Instagram. Wize Monkey isn’t just any tea though it’s coffee leaf tea. Much like I was you might be wondering what coffee leaf tea is, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Coffee leaf tea is just tea made from the leaves of a coffee plant. If you want to learn more about coffee leaf tea and where it comes from you can read all about it on their website here.
What is Wize Monkey?
Wize Monkey is a company based out of Vancouver, BC with their tea farmers being located in Nicaragua. Wize Monkey was founded in 2014 by two tea-loving guys, Max and Arneaud. By 2015 they had already won “best new product” at the World Tes Expo.
Wize Monkeys mission is “To break the poverty cycle in coffee communities by harvesting a tasty, healthy, and sustainable product”. I love the whole story behind Wize Monkey and if you have the time you can give it a read here!
Wize Monkey has a variety of different coffee leaf tea flavors available on their website. These teas are Original, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Minty Marvel, Mango Party and their new loose leaf teas (Original, Strawberry Hibiscus and Ginger Lemon).
I received a few different teas from Wize Monkey Tea. The ones that I got were Mango Party, Earl Grey, Minty Marvel, Jasmine and Original. These are all teas that you can purchase tea bags and boxes from Wize Monkey. I also got the chance to test out their loose leaf Strawberry Hibiscus tea before it went live on their website.
One great thing about the Wize Monkey teas is that all of their tea bags can be steeped 3 times. All of their teas are made from the coffee leaf. Coffee leaf tea has been consumed in Ethiopia and Indonesia for over 200 years. However, Wize Monkey is the first company I have seen to be advertising coffee leaf tea. Coffee leaf tea has a caffeine level close to green tea so it’s on the lower end of caffeinated teas. I love that it’s a less caffeinated tea because it makes it great for drinking throughout the day. One of my favorite things is that you can steep each teabag three times! Yes, you heard that right three whole times! I tend to drink anywhere from 2-8 cups of a tea in a day so this helps to keep my tea budget down. Once you find one you like (or all of them) you can subscribe to that tea. By subscribing you save 15% on each order of that tea and it will be automatically delivered to you. Who doesn’t love saving money on their tea? Especially when you know you will be ordering it anyways.
I’m always a big fan of fruity teas so naturally, the first one that I tried was the mango party. The mango party contains antioxidants like mangiferin and chlorogenic acids. This tea gets the mango scent and flavor from mango extracts. I liked the mango party from Wize Monkey, however, my preference would have been for a slightly stronger mango flavor over multiple steeps.
I think this is my second favorite of all their teas that I have tried. The mint isn’t too overpowering like some mint teas can get but it is in no way lacking a minty flavour. I highly recommend this year if you are a fan of mint. I found this tea was the best on it’s first or second steep however some of the flavour was lost on the third steep.
Strawberry Hibiscus (available for a limited time in the beautiful pink tin below)
I got the chance to try this tea out before it was even released on the website and I’m so happy that I did. I stated above that the Minty Marvel was my second favorite of their teas and that’s because this one won my heart. The flavours go together so well and it has a nice strong fruity flavour. For anyone who likes fruity teas I highly recommend that you pick up a bag of this tea, you won’t regret it!
Overall I love the concept and the teas from Wize Monkey. I have still yet to try the Jasmine tea, however, I have no doubt in my mind that it will be just as great as all their other teas. If you are wanting to try out some coffee leaf teas for yourself I recommend you either start with their Strawberry Hibiscus or one of their 2 mixed packs that would allow you to try a variety of their flavours. For mixed packs, they have their 15 days of Wisdom which comes with 3 of each type of teabag or the discovery pack which comes with one of each flavour as well as 20% off your next purchase.
You can use the discount code IZZY20 for 20% off your orders at check out! Leave me a comment and let me know what you bought.