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Oh Canada from DAVIDsTea. . . .

3 hours 42 min ago
This rooibos “taste of Canada” tastes so much like maple syrup you could probably dunk waffles in it. And if I hadn’t given up processed carbs for Lent, I would absolutely do this and get back to you with how it went. Because I think this would work. It’s a super-rich, super-realistic flavor with lots of rooibos sweetness layered with it. There are also hilarious maple leaf sprinkles. They’re like Canadian fruity pebbles of overbearing Great White North patriotism. You’d drink this tea in a giant flannel before going out to construct log cabins by hand. You’d shave in the Read More

Bourbon from Dammann Freres. . . . .

7 hours 41 min ago
Growing up my stepfather would often have a nightcap. A hard drink on ice to relax just before bed. Sometimes it was Rye, sometimes it was Whiskey, sometimes it was Scotch, and on the odd occasion it was Bourbon. On one such occasion, he poured his drink and left it on his nightstand while he went to make a quick nighttime snack. That is when my 10-year-old me wandered into the bedroom where my mom sat on the bed. I went to my stepdad’s side and climbed in. Then, I looked at the drink then at my mom, back to Read More

Buttered Spiced Rum Green Tea from 52Teas

11 hours 41 min ago
Gentle, warm, and soothing are 3 words I would use to describe Buttered Spiced Rum Green Tea from 52 Teas. Oddly…these are the same 3 words that 52 Teas used to describe this tea, too! Organic ingredients include green tea, oranges, cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice, nutmeg and natural flavors. 52 Teas doesn’t mess around! At least they don’t mess around with top quality ingredients. They might just have a little TOO much fun when it comes to blending the flavors but there’s NOTHING wrong with that, is there? No. I didn’t think so. As much as I hate the phrase Read More

Cache Cache from Lupicia. . . . .

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 23:00
“CACHE-CACHE” means “hide-and-seek” in French. I’m horrible at French so I’m grateful that I could find more about this on the Lupicia Site. Cache Cache from Lupicia is a tea where various flavors are hidden and found. Ingredients include Black tea, Sugar, Orange flower, Pink pepper, Artificial color, Gum arabic, Flavors. I remember back in 2014 – having tea envy – because LiberTeas sampled and reviewed this one back then. I’m excited it was available once again this past holiday season and I was able to get my hands on it, too! There seemed to be so many different flavor Read More

Nature’s Candy – Coconut Chamomile from Petali Teas

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:00
Fruit is nature’s candy– a phrase I heard said by many health-nut, earth-loving parents.  But it might just be true in the case of Coconut Chamomile from Petali Teas.  I got a taste of this blend from my Amoda Tea subscription. With rainbow colors and fun shapes, this tea almost feels like a handful of candies.  It includes green kiwi pieces, pink hibiscus, red rose hips, yellow apple pieces, almost-purple cherry slices, and bright white coconut. The fragrance of this tea blew me away as soon as I opened the bag, giving me a strong whiff of the fruity, sugary, Read More

Banana Milk Tea from Chatime. . . . .

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 15:00
Being sick as a kid was awesome. I don’t mean those times you were stuck in bed and full of aches, but those times you were too sick to go to school but not sick enough to have to be confined to your room. When you got to hang out, watch cartoons and of course, The Price is Right, and your food was hand delivered while you played. Plus, no pills to swallow. Instead you got Banana Medicine. You know what I am talking about. The bright yellow candy-like treat that you either loved or hated. I think it’s clear Read More

Macchiato Dream from Steeped Tea. . . . .

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:30
IIf you’re trying to kick the coffee habit, this tea might be a middle-ground in your transition to tea. It’s a low-key woodsy rooibos with coffee grounds inside it. You’re still getting those coffee notes, but also some wood notes, and a teensy bit of caramel. But not a lot of caramel — if that was your selling point, I’m not getting a lot of it here. The description of the tea is “bold caramel flavor with coffee beans”, but I’m getting a much mellower cup. The woodiness reminds me of clarinet reeds. My clarinet career was a spectacular failure, Read More

Blueberry Green Kukicha from Frontier Organic. . . . . .

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 23:00
When I smelled this tea, I knew right away I needed to make it into iced tea. I prefer fruitier teas cold for some reason. It smells like blueberries right away, and when you pour hot water over the tea, it really smells like blueberries! Kukicha tea is also known as twig tea. It’s prepared from the stems and stalks of the tea shrub. That’s exactly what this tea looks like, twigs with some dried blueberries in the mix. Twig tea, or Kukicha tea is a nutritional powerhouse. It has six times more calcium than cow’s milk, and more vitamin Read More

Pretty In Pink from Paper Box Goodies. . . . .

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:00
WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE OF FEMININITY! This tea is — to start off — super-pink. It’s got that awesome magenta that only shows up when hibiscus is in play. Then, when you sip, it’s extremely sweet. It’s loaded with strawberries, hibiscus, and delicious Darjeeling. Which — as you know — means caffeine. My favorite vice. I drank the first half hot, which was like being embraced in dark pink satin sheets. A smoldering, you-go-girl type of experience. Then I decided to try it iced, so I threw ice cubes in the remaining half of the tea to give it a Read More

Almond Cookie from Tea & Tins. . . .

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:00
Lately I have had a serious obsession with pistachio ice cream. Like, I have eaten almost 3 quarts of it in the past 2 weeks. Well, pistachios themselves have a very mild flavor. Subsequently, the ice cream itself is actually flavored with almond. Have you ever noticed that pistachio ice cream kind of smells like biscottis? Well, that’s because of the almond flavoring. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen many pistachio ice cream teas circulating around in our little “tea-world” as of late. So, when I saw Almond Cookie by Tea & Tins I figured that it may help curb my craving Read More

Pomegranate Black from 52Teas. . . .

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:00
Let me start by saying I love flavored black teas. Fruity, chocolately, spicy, you name it. So, I was stoked to try this one. It’s certainly not anything that will blow your socks off, but is more of a solid contender for a daily spring or summer tea. Flavored teas are really only as good as the base upon which they’re built, so I was glad that this black tea base had a mild flavor. The pomegranate is a light, clean berry-ish flavor that’s more of a scent of the tea rather than a full-blown flavor. I also added just Read More

Winter Cabin Chai from 52Teas. . . . .

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 23:00
Ahhhhh! A Black Tea/Honeybush Blend from 52 Teas? HECK YEAH – I’m excited! I’m excited for Winter Cabin Chai from 52 Tea for many reasons…one…because I was getting low on spicy black teas…two…because it’s a blended black tea and honeybush base…three…it’s a flavored chai…and four…it contains marshmallow root! The marshmallow root is GLORIOUS! It’s a natural, vegan ingredient that gives it the delicious marshmallow aroma and taste without the gelatin based junk food that you buy in stores! It’s spicy because of the traditional chai-like spices but it also has a sweetness to it, too! The vanilla provides a creamy-smooth Read More

Tahitian Vanilla from The Tea Can Company . . . . . .

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:00
Steeping this tea was the first time I steeped tea in a tea bag in like years! I always use loose leaf and I definitely contemplated pouring the leaves from the bag into my steeper but there wasn’t much to the sample so I decided against it. However, I was intrigued by the ingredient list: Oolong, rose petals, natural flavors (assuming vanilla flavor). I absolutely love anything with rose petals and pretty much anything that says vanilla! The dry leaf of this smelled very yummy. I could smell the vanilla and rose mingling together with the oolong and it was Read More

Lola from Sicilian Tea Co. . . . .

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:00
*steps up to the mic* Ahem. Her name was Lola… she was an herbal tea… (Wait. Those are totally the wrong lyrics.) Okay, so we’re not in the Copacabana. But I definitely get that song stuck in my head every time I brew up a pot of this tisane. And why not? It’s sweet, a little sassy, a little spicy– just like any good Lola should be. The licorice in this one plays my favorite trick, eliminating any need for sweeteners, and it balances beautifully with the cinnamon and rooibos. I wish I could taste the lavender more in this Read More

Myteabox.ca March Teas. . . . .

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:00
My birthday is in March and this year it felt like gifts were showered upon me. And I guess a lot of people are picking up on my tea obsession because 90% of those gifts were tea-related, with a fair amount of them being sent or organized by the wonderful CuppaGeek. In fact, the day before my birthday, four tea packages arrived, among them a flat box with a colorful label and my name largely displayed in the center – the March myteabox.ca monthly subcription box had arrived. It was a gift I didn’t even know I wanted but I Read More

Persian Plum Rose Black from Blossom. . . . .

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 23:00
I’m TOTALLY LOVING THIS TEA! So much so that I slapped it on one of my personal TOP TEN LISTS even before I gave it a proper review! The tea I’m referring to is Persian Plum Rose Black from Blossom! It smells AMAZING as soon as you open the bag! I ALMOST didn’t want to infuse it – it was THAT amazingly-scented! But I did – and I’m glad I did! It was incredible! Persian Plum Rose Black from Blossom is an exotic black tea blend with sultry notes of plum and rose petals, and a pleasant finish of cardamom Read More

Lemon Chiffon from The Love Tea Company. . .

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:00
I decided to make this tea into iced tea. The weather is warming up, and I’m dreaming of spring. A nice cold glass of lemon chiffon tea just screams spring to me. This tea has rooibos, honeybush, lemon myrtle, lavender flowers, marigold petals, and lemon and pomegranate flavors. Doesn’t it just sound beautiful? The tea is beautiful, and the smell is amazing. Nice and fruity, you just want to drink it! It’s a beautiful golden color, it kind of reminds me of a marigold to be honest. It has a very sweet and lemony flavor. It’s extremely refreshing. I don’t Read More

Genmai-Matcha Matsujirushi from Steepster. . . .

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:00
Steepster is a website for tea lovers. If you are not on the website and you love tea, I recommend joining immediately because ultimately it is what fueled my love of all things tea and introduced me to the world beyond DAVIDsTEA and Teavana. It is essentially a forum to connect with other tea lovers, write tea reviews, and discuss all things tea. It is through this site that I met wonderful friends, experienced tea swaps, and discovered traveling teaboxes, which is how I came across this tea. For those who don’t know what a traveling teabox is, it is Read More

Orchid Oolong from Art of Tea. . . .

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:00
Spring is just around the corner. At least in my neck of the woods it is. It seems like everybody is tired of lugging around the winter coats and heavy sweaters and are ready for the change of seasons.  Even I’m ready to open up some windows and let the fresh air in. With the coming of the seasons, also comes (for some of us) a change in our tea drinking habits. I’ve noticed that I’ve been craving more bright spring like teas with a floral touch lately.  So the other day I prepped up my kettle and checked out Read More

Rich Assam Black Tea Signature Collection from Wissotzky Tea. . . . .

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 23:00
Sometimes I’m Lazy. Yes. That is a complete sentence. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have to explain myself on that because I think no matter how driven or inspired anyone can be – anyone can still be lazy every once and a while. Rich Assam Black Tea Signature Collection from Wissotzky Tea has been my lazy tea as of late. I purchased it prior to Christmas while shopping for someone else. It was on sale for $1.99 at a local TJ Maxx. I see on the company website that it sells for $4.99. I feel I got a great Read More