The Mindful Tea Queen Tea Review Policy
If you follow me on Instagram or read this blog, you know that I am crazy about loose leaf tea. I drink it daily, several times a day...hot, cold-brewed, in lattes, and so on! You may also know that I am often asked to taste and review loose leaf teas for various tea businesses. What you might not know, however, is that I actually have a tea review policy.
Although I do have a policy of transparency, honesty, and integrity when reviewing loose leaf teas, I haven't written it down for all to see - and I thought it was high time I did! Without further delay, here is my Tea Review Policy. It is how I have always operated and will continue to conduct all tea reviews in the future.
My policy when reviewing tea is:
1) I will only post and write about teas I truly enjoy and feel good about recommending.
2) I will disclose if the tea was gifted to me or if I am affiliated with the company.
3) I only drink loose leaf tea, so I do not review teabags.
More about #1 - Before agreeing to review a tea, I try to educate myself on the tea and tea company first to see if we would be a good fit. I appreciate the generosity of the tea gift, so I want to be sure there is a high probability that I will enjoy the tea and write a review. For example, I am not a big fan of heavily blended, flavored, or sweetened teas. I prefer the complex & naturally present flavors found in pure, quality loose leaf tea that hasn't been blended, sweetened or sprayed with flavoring. I find doing my homework ahead of time is respectful for all involved.
I am affiliated with several tea companies. You can always find the links to each tea company here. Even though I am an affiliate or ambassador, I will only share the teas from each company that I find outstanding and would highly recommend. Your trust is important to me and I would never jeopardize that by promoting something that didn't make me smile.
I hope this gives you confidence in knowing that I only share what I truly love & enjoy myself. I am selective before even trying a tea and only the best makes it to you through my Instagram, Facebook, & blog!
aka, Mindful Tea Queen