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Strawberry Grapefruit White Tea from Socra Tea Detroit. . . . .

3 hours 33 min ago
Even with the summer months coming to an end and the fall months beginning, I’m still finding myself drawn to my spring and summer white teas.  White teas were my “jam” this summer. I couldn’t get enough.  I just found myself craving the crisp floral notes that white teas provide. Strawberry Grapefruit White Tea from Scora Tea Detroit had me from the start.  Start with a gorgeous blend of white and green teas, huge gooseberries, and beautiful pomegranate blossoms.  The aromas that swirl you while you steep this tea and bright and so uplifting. Prepared with fresh water right around Read More

Mint Sencha Green Tea from Pique Tea. . . .

13 hours 8 min ago
Well this was shocking. Mint. Sencha. Green Tea. All of these things are green and so all of these things would indicate GREEN powder was hidden inside the little brown tea packet. There is even a green stripe on the package to drive the point home. So I was certainly surprised when I dumped the powder out of the package only to find a substance that resembled golden turmeric in my teacup. Since the instructions simply said to dissolve in warm water, I topped the yellow powder with water that was 170F. With just a little bit of a stir, Read More

Root Beer Float from The NecessiTeas. . . .

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:00
When I cracked open this tea tin and smelled the creamy vanilla and root beer flavors, I knew there was only one way to try this tea…as a latte. That is how I have enjoyed all my root beer float teas from the various companies that have made them. This prep method helps sell the float element by boosting the vanilla creaminess. This particular tea is delightfully creamy as a latte, starting the sip with a silky vanilla bean ice cream sort of flavor. The rooibos is strong so the middle of the sip is all base but that gives Read More

Coconut Cream Pie Chocolate Bar from DAVIDs Tea. . .

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:00
Coconut Cream Pie is an oolong tea by DAVIDsTEA made with white chocolate, coconut, toasted coconut, and flavoring. More than that, it is now a milk chocolate-infused chocolate bar offered by DAVIDsTEA. was not particularly fond of the tea itself but this makes for a nice chocolate bar. Unlike some of the other DAVIDsTEA chocolates, this one does not have hard pieces of tea. Instead, this is filled with crunchy bits of shredded coconut which makes for an interesting textural contrast to the creamy milk chocolate. The coconut is toasty and this tastes similar to a bounty bar, with crunchier Read More

Roasted Pumpkin Carrot Cake Houjicha from A Quarter To Tea. . .

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:00
So many pumpkin spice teas appear around this time of year, but most of them are just pumpkin spices and make no attempt to taste like pumpkin. Here is a tea that offers the creaminess of pumpkin and carrot cake as well as the spices. May I just begin by saying how happy I am that this has houjicha as the base instead of rooibos? So many of the fall spiced teas are built on rooibos that they are beginning to fall into the “avoid” category for me. I made two steeps of this tea and drank the first plain. Read More

Tea-Historic Signature Blend from Tea-Historic. . . . .

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:00
Today was an early morning for no other reason than my body decided to wake up before 6 am. Typically I have to fight to get out of bed for work but today, when I could have slept to all hours of the day, my body decided to wake up at the crack of dawn. That’s okay but it makes for a long day and since I don’t drink coffee, I turned to this tea, Tea-Historic Signature Blend, to keep me awake. The dry leaf is a lovely blend of dark and traditional Indian Assam leaves and the little golden Read More

Tea Candy, Classic Iced Tea flavor from Bali’s Best. . . .

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:00
One of my officemates knows I love tea, so she hunted me down to get me to try this today. Ahhhh. Tea. This tastes like “sweet tea” — that black tea with a lot of sugar/honey dumped into it. If you’ve ever been to the South (or a McDonald’s), you may have had this. It’s definitely not “tea” so much as it is “sugar with a tea flavor.” My coworker (who purchased these) said the candy tasted like “an obnoxious amount of honey.” I rather like this candy, actually, but not at its calorie/point range. Each candy has 48 calories Read More

Superfruit Goji Berry from Storehouse Teas. . . .

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:00
I ordered myself a few samples from Storehouse Tea, and when they arrived, I gleefully told my office tea-mate, “IT’S TEA-TRYING TUESDAY.” She excitedly nodded and took herself a sample. Guys, it’s Wednesday. I don’t know if she didn’t notice either, or if she was just being nice. Anyway, today’s blend, Superfruit Goji Berry, is a green tea with berries (obviously) and lemongrass. I made myself some iced tea with it because it’s summer, even though I had to wear a hoodie to the gym this morning. (What is this? Iceland?) (You don’t know where I’m from, I just realized. Read More

My Favorite After-School Special: Marshmallow Krispy Treat from The Necessiteas

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:11
The Marshmallow Krispy Treat, the staple of after school snacking or easy, no-bake sweet treats.  And now, we can taste this simple dessert in tea form.  This blend uses a black tea base sweetened up with mini marshmallows and puffed rice cereal pieces.  The dry leaf smells sweet and buttery like the crispy breakfast cereal. When brewed, the blend tastes more caramel than marshmallow.  This tea is best with a bit of milk to pump of the mini marshmallow sweetness, otherwise the black tea base takes over the other flavors.  This is a tasty blend, but it doesn’t quite match Read More

French Toast Oolong from Steeped Tea. . . . .

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:49
My weakness is mystery bundles. There is just something irresistible about being surprised by mail that isn’t bills. I’m also a sucker for a sale. So when my Steeped tea lady, Nicole, told me my order qualified for a Mystery bundle of $100 worth of tea for just $20, you best believe I snatched it up! This was one of nearly a dozen teas inside! This delightful morning blend is literally the flavors of an entire breakfast in one cup. My cousin is big on the butter in coffee trend, and as much as I’m willing to try new things, I just Read More

Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Bumble Tea. . . .

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:00
My doctor told me to drastically decrease my caffeine intake, which means less tea. I got until 3:30 pm (right now) before making myself my one daily cup. I’d been hoping to cold turkey it and try talking about decaf teas for a while, but I crashed. Today’s feature: Chocolate Chip Pancakes! YUM! When you open this up, the chocolate powder puffs out. The majority of the mix is solid (tea parts, etc), but the powder is exciting. It smells REALLY amazing. This is a malty, dark chocolate flavor. Like the pancakes have been a little bit crisped. The shimmering Read More

Blueberry Vanilla Peach from A Quarter To Tea. . . . .

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:30
A Quarter To Tea. . . a tea company we feature quite often on The SororiTea Sisters.  This tea company proves time and time again that they have some of the best flavored teas . . .bar none.   Each tea is lovingly crafted and created with high quality ingredients that always leave you wanting more. And this tea is no exception. Picture this, a bowl full of blueberries and peaches with this heavenly cream that has been mixed with touch of bourbon. That is exactly what this tea tastes like.  This gorgeous flavored green tea has such a lovely fruity Read More

Roses are Red, Berries are Blue from Kipers Lil Tea Shop. . . .

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:00
Roses are red, berries are blue, this tea from Kipers Lil Tea Shop is delicious, and good for you too! Not too long ago, I discovered Kipers Lil Tea Shop on Etsy and I have just been enamored with these hand blended beauties.  This go around, I devoured their Roses are Red and Berries are Blue blend. This particular hand blended treat is a blend of Dao Ren Green Tea, rosehips, hibiscus, elderberry, and bilberries.  To start off with, this tea is just stunning with rich tones of pinks, purples, and greens. Brewed up with water prepped right under boiling Read More

Moroccan Mint Teabags from Simpson and Vail. . .

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:00
Simpson and Vail is one of those hidden gems on the internet when it comes to tea.  One of my favorite tea companies online, Simpson and Vail offer amazing customer service, a fabulous line of teas, and the satisfying thought that you are supporting a mom and pop family tea shop. What Simpson and Vail do best is offer their customers a vast array of teas and their new line of iced tea bags is no exception.  Being a huge fan of mint teas, their new Moroccan Mint Iced Tea bag had my name written all over it. Cold brewed Read More

Cotton Candy Genmaicha from 52Teas. . . .

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:00
I am a sucker for 52 Teas flavored genmaichas. Their Marshmallow Treat stole my heart long ago and I have yet to turn back. Not to mention, some flavors just call to me when I am ordering teas. Things that scream “sweet” and “dessert” almost always catch my attention and Cotton Candy is at the top of that list. That is why the minute I opened the email advertising this Cotton Candy Genmaicha tea, I started building a cart. I was quick but not quick enough because the large packs of this tea were gone before I even opened the Read More

Chocolate Cherry Latte Oolong by A Quarter to Tea

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:30
Steeping at 190 degrees for 4.5 minutes as recommended, I prepared this tea with one tablespoon of leaves and around 10 ounces of water. The high-quality oolong leaves swell and uncurl while steeping–something I always find fascinating (in addition to comforting because I know it means I’m about to drink some excellent tea!) Once the steeping gets going it smells strongly of chocolate and cherry, which I take as a good sign! Actually it smells almost overwhelmingly of cherry while steeping, but after steeping that abates somewhat. The cherry flavor still hits your nose first but as you keep inhaling you Read More

Red Suspenders. . .A Torchwood Blend from Adagio Teas. . .

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 23:00
Adagio Teas offers such a unique service for geeks/nerds like myself.  Being a huge Doctor Who/Torchwood fan, I had to check out Adagio Teas Signature Blends to see if anybody had created a blend dedicated to Captain Jack Harkness. . .and was I ever pleased when I saw that someone had created such a blend. Red Suspenders is a blend of Vanilla Green, Orange, Mocha Nut Mate, with Chocolate Chips as an added accent flavor.  Right off the bat, this tea had a strong hazelnut chocolate flavor.  Not being a huge hazelnut fan or really a big chocolate guru, I Read More

Happy Zombie from Design A Tea. . .

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:00
This tea accompanied me to this season’s Game of Thrones premiere. I figured that the show is on at night (it’s a rooibos!) and has an army of the undead (the title has zombies!). SPOT-ON. THE NORTH REMEMBERS. This tea’s spicy oranges taste a bit like mulled wine. It’s a little savory, a little sweet, and puts a dash of twinkle in your eye. I don’t know if this is the influence of the show, but I could imagine this being served at a sturdy, rough-hewn wooden table. Maybe a tavern. Plotting to kill your enemies. Amassing a group of Read More

Chocolate Macaroon from DAVIDs Tea. . .

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:00
Chocolate Macaroon, part of DAVIDsTEA’s standard collection, is made of black tea, toasted coconut, coconut, pecans, cacao nibs, rock cane sugar, natural flavoring. Now I am not one for teas with sugar or stevia (though I like sprinkles and I blame my love of the colorful and cute for that) and when I tried this tea originally, I had it plain and I hated it. I tried it a second time as an eggnog latte. Why did I give it a second chance? Well, when DAVIDsTEA came out with their eggnog lattes, I fell in love and was having 1-2 Read More

Golden Monkey from Tea N Joy. . . .

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:00
Today’s tea sample is from a company called Tea N Joy. I’ve never tried teas from this tea company before, so I’m excited to see how it goes! This should be fun! So I steeped this tea for around 2.5 minutes, using a heaping 1/2 tbsp and 10 oz of near-boiling water. It started to give off a nice malty smell right away. I should describe the tea leaves, too; they’re big, well-defined, long twisty thin leaves with gold tips! Wonderful. They look very high-quality. I love it when my tea has entire tea leaves in it, especially when they’re Read More