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Taking The Day On With My Morning Blend from The NecessiTeas. . .

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:00
I drank three cups of this before I wrote this review because I read that there were chocolate/cocoa nibs in here — but I could never find them. I’ve never given up on locating Waldo, so I don’t know why I’d quit on this tea. But friends, despite the delicious chocolate smell in the dry leaf, I cannot pinpoint any chocolate flavoring in this tea. Which is not to say the tea is bad. It’s a lovely Assam-y bread-y malt-y mix. A dark blend of sultry Eastern European men telling fortunes and learning to box. Like, if the Winter Soldier Read More

Hillary Enjoys A Cuppa Chocolate Chai From California Tea House. . . .

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:00
I’ve mentioned at least a million times that I love Chai tea. It’s one of my favorite teas ever. When I saw the words chocolate and chai together, my heart skipped a beat. Chocolate is really the only thing that can make chai better in my opinion. I could smell the chocolate and spices through the bag and it just made me want a cup right away. This is an herbal chai, so no caffeine which makes me super happy, and makes this a suitable tea for any time of the day or night.  I brewed myself a cup, and the Read More

Sweet Slo-Sippin’ SimpliciTEA Raspberry Rhubarb from Cup of Love. . .

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:00
Sweet Slo-Sippin’ SimpliciTEA Raspberry Rhubarb is a blended Green Tea and Black Tea Duo! The funny thing is I was thinking it was Strawberry Rhubarb but that’s because that used to be my favorite type of pie and I must be hungry for it. Raspberry Rhubarb is just as good and plus I have been gobbling up raspberries like they are going out of style lately! Enough blabbing and on to the tea, eh? Sweet Slo-Sippin’ SimpliciTEA Raspberry Rhubarb is from Cup of Love. And I’m truly LOVING it! The Sencha Green Tea is of medium strength and delicious! The Read More

Jane Eyre. . A Fandom Tea from First Edition Tea Co. . .

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:00
Trying the literary collection has been fun because it gives me a chance to not only try the tea but see how they compare to their namesake. However, Jane Eyre is the one novel of the five ( the others in the collection being Sherlock Holmes, Pride & Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, and Alice in Wonderland) I have not read. Obviously I have heard of it and know the basic premise, but I have never looked into it in much detail or cared to give it a read. So to me, this is a tea that I have no preconceived Read More

A Geography Tea Lesson with Rockville Raspberry Black Tea from Charleston Tea Plantation. . .

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:00
They say that tea tastes different depending on the soil, weather, elevation, location, etc. Which always sounded silly to me, until I started really getting into tea. And now I’m all “this has a kick, probably a Darjeeling” or “malty! Assam, maybe!” My husband thought I was joking at first. It’s not a joke. It’s DEAD SERIOUS. This tea is AMERICAN tea. U-S-A! U-S-A! It has a raisin-y underbelly that I find a lot in black teas, usually Ceylon. Is South Carolina like Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in weather? To do some really rudimentary research, I pulled up a world Read More

Coconut French Toast with Cardamom Maple Syrup from 52Teas. . . .

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:00
French Toast Tea. I’ve had a few. The ones I have tried I have adored. More than one of the French Toast flavored teas have been from 52 Teas whom I also adore. Today I want to tell you about Coconut French Toast with Cardamom Maple Syrup from 52 Teas. The name in itself is a thinker. Coconut French Toast with Cardamom Maple Syrup. My dyslexic brain converted the name to Coconut French Toast Cardamom with Maple Syrup. Either would have worked, I suppose. But I guess the Maple Syrup was Cardamom Flavored and not necessarily the French Toast. Regardless Read More

How Do You Feel About Fig Newtons? #MissFiggy #TeaandTins

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 23:00
Do you like Fig Newtons? The answer to that question will determine whether you will like this tea. It’s like a Buzzfeed quiz, but with just one question. Because this tea is Fig Newtons in liquid form. 100%. The tea even has notes that I *swear* taste like the graham cracker. Growing up, my dad loved Fig Newtons to the point where it was a family joke. They were pretty good, I guess, but I couldn’t understand how they’d be a thing a person would SNEAK when no one was looking. Or a treat that somehow trumped cookies. In addition Read More

An Elevated Herbal from High Garden Tea

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:00
This is another one I picked up on my trip to the motherland (aka High Garden Tea in Nashville) recently. From the few I’ve tried thus far, I’ve been super impressed by High Garden’s blends, particularly their herbals. This one, a blend of chamomile, rose petals, hibiscus, schisandra berries, orange peel and lemongrass, is a spot-on match between flavors and the name. It evokes that warm, mulled tea goodness that I’d associate with a cozy apple blend in the autumn (with surprisingly no apple to speak of in the mix), but a bit more sophisticated. There’s something… elevated about this Read More

Dessert tea lovers take note: this is right up your alley! #TheNecessiTeas

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:00
Dessert tea lovers take note: this is right up your alley! If you love sweet, creamy berry teas, this will be your… jam. (swish) This tea has crisp and malty notes with a huge butter/honey level over it that’s hyper-saturated with berries. I could, if I closed my eyes, genuinely see how this might be a berry-pancake situation. It. Is. Delicious. I haven’t had berry pancakes in years — probably since my husband and I bought our house. When I first moved into my house, our next door neighbors came over with a welcome-gift: a container of blueberries. We decided Read More

Sensibly Script reports back on Thyme Chai by Balcony Tea. . . .

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:00
This tea is truly an adventure–and yet warm and comforting at the same time! I brewed it in freshly boiled water (~8-10 oz) for 3 minutes as suggested. I love loose leaf tea, but the pyramid sachets this tea comes in are super cute and convenient. It’s just one less step (putting the tea into the brew basket) but can make a big difference, especially if you’re in a hurry. I don’t think I’ve ever had a Thyme tea before, so this was new and exciting to me. This tea doesn’t seem to have any other herbs/spices besides thyme (the Read More

Discovering Nunshen’s Oolong. . . .

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 23:00
G’day, tea-ple! It’s time for another foray into the Land of Oolong — a lush valley between the mountains of Black and the rolling hills of Green. (Disclaimer: this is not literal.) Oolong is like Doctor Who: it can travel between green and black at will. You never know where it will be. It will always surprise you. Today’s pick comes from Nunshen, which has a really chic Bauhaus-style logo. The pouch that held the tea sachet was made of a fine matte plastic that felt like a high-end business card. The sachet itself was made of a nice cotton/linen Read More

Any Almond Joy/Mounds fans out there? #Tealightful

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 19:00
Any Almond Joy/Mounds fans out there? This is what Coconut Dream (black tea) by Tealightful wants to be when it grows up. Amidst the black teas are satisfying chunks of coconut shavings, marigold flowers, and chocolate pieces. This tea without anything added is sweet, coconutty, and just might satisfy your dessert craving (cake for breakfast anyone??). That being said, something in the tea, whether the coconut oil or oil from the chocolate does not emulsify properly in the blend. So what you get is a candy bar-like cuppa with a little bit of oil floating on top. The flavor was Read More

Say Aloha from Harlow Tea Co. . . . .

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:00
In theory, Spring is upon us. As the weather heats up, it is time to say goodbye to heavier winter teas and say hello or perhaps Aloha to lighter spring teas. So what is a lighter spring tea? Well for me fruity greens come to mind. They are lighter in color and lighter in flavor. And Harlow’s Say Aloha with its strawberries and pineapple and other fruits sounds like a spring tea to me. One misstep I think they took with this tea was using both a hojicha base and hibiscus. Both are such strong ingredients that they wrestle to Read More

Banana Nut Pancakes from A Quarter To Tea. . . .

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:00
I love banana nut anything. I actually just made banana nut muffins a few weeks ago and they were delectable. Thanks, Martha Stewart. One of my favorite teas from DAVIDsTEA is their Banana Nut Bread fruit infusion. But, because it is an infusion, its caffeine free. This is fine for evenings, but I need caffeine during the day. When I saw that A Quarter to Tea had a caffeinated banana nut flavored black tea, I was so excited and ordered a few samples right away. Every tea I have tried from this company thus far has been a complete dream. Read More

Roasted Chestnut Black Tea. . A HandBlended Tea from Vida Pour Tea. . . . .

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 23:00
This tea is one of those that transports me back to a specific place and time & it will always hold a special place in my heart. I LOVE big, fat, stringent teas and Roasted Chestnut Black tea from Vida Pour Tea in Greensboro, NC is my one true love. It is the standard by which I judge other fat teas… Roasted Chestnut Black is a visually simple tea, but the smell of this tea alone is eyebrow raising and giggle-worthy. It has a dark, nutty flavor that rivals coffee and the most robust of hot chocolates. It stands up Read More

Hand Blended Almond Flavored Green Tea Treat from Storehouse Tea. . . .

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 19:00
I have tried a lot of teas that are named some variation of sweet almond. It is always a green tea, but they all do not taste the same. Some are very much like marzipan, others are more so the taste of green tea. This one, by Storehouse Teas, is more the latter than the former. Which is good, sometimes you don’t want that overly sweet marzipan taste! The smell of this sweet almond tea is most definitely sweet almond with slight marzipan. I added just a tad of agave though because on taste, it was not as sweet as Read More