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Firewater from Pelican Tea. . . . .

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:00
Firewater from Pelican Tea gets its name from the addition of hot habanero peppers to the tea.  But hot peppers aren’t the only unusual ingredient, this solid black tea also has toasted brown rice, an ingredient that is usually found in green tea genmai cha teas. I always like to get a whiff of my tea leaves before I brew them, but I was a little nervous about sticking my nose in the bag this time.  Would I get a noseful of hot peppers and run away sneezing like in the cartoons?  Well, I got lucky, this tea smells savory Read More

Razzleberry Rooibos from 52Teas. . . .

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 22:00
I am always on the lookout for good caffeine-free options. Always. It seems like my cupboard is comprised of mostly black teas but I don’t want to be drinking cup after cup of caffeinated blends just before bed. So…the search is always on and I am always open to suggestions. Recently, I was browsing the 52 Teas site and noticed this tea, Razzleberry Rooibos, was still available in both large and taster size and since I had an unopened taster bag at home, I decided to try it out to see if it was a blend I might want to Read More

Soleil Levant from Lupicia. . . . .

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:00
These Lupicia teabags are wrapped in the most adorably festive wrappers. Little animals partaking in in Christmas festivities adorn each bag and it is delightful. What is not so delightful? The chemical sent of this Soleil Levant tea bag when I removed it from its packaging. Unfortunately that chemical scent carries over to the steeped tea as well. Drinking the tea, I get a muscat flavor first and foremost from the white grapes. That mixes with a pithy citrus which ties in to a bitterness that underlies the whole sip. I think this tea shows potential but using the suggested Read More

Raspberry Matcha from Tea’s Me. . . . . .

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 23:00
I love Matcha tea. I love the vibrant green color, I love the grassy green flavor and I especially love the health benefits. I also love raspberries. They are in my top three favorite fruits. So I was very excited to try raspberry matcha tea. I made a pitcher of this over ice because the weather is warm and I like my fruit teas served cold. First of all, as soon as I opened the package I smelled a strong raspberry smell which made me very happy. And mixing this was a breeze, no clumping issues at all. Now on Read More

Aso Black from Mellow Monk. . . . .

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:00
This tea is “a black tea made with leaves from the same green-tea cultivars used to make traditional sencha,” which gives it a distinct flavor. I’d compare its flavor to oolong teas, which typically straddle the black-green divide. It does have that mossy, nutty flavor that I associate with green tea, but a base like an evergreen forest in the spring. It’s vegetal, yet rich at the same time. It’s the tea equivalent of Loki’s outfit. *Smolder*, am I right? And that’s how I feel about this tea. It’s kind of subversive, like Loki. “I took a green tea and Read More

U Matcha Single Sips from The Republic of Tea. . .

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 23:00
It’s that time of year, when you long for tea but the thought of a hot cuppa after being out in the heat and humidity makes you cringe. Republic of Tea to the rescue! After gardening a while, I needed to hydrate. I reached for the convenient single serving pack and added it to a glass of cold water and used my aerolatte to stir the heck out of it. These packs are intended for use with a 16.9 ounce water bottle (or 8 ounces hot water if you aren’t broiling like I am right now!) so you can have Read More

Organic Yerba Mate Matcha Tea from The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co. . .

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 17:00
I haven’t had too many Yerba Mate Matcha’s to date so I always welcome them when the come along. Recently I sipped on Organic Yerba Mate Matcha Tea from The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co. In short, it was a pleasant sipping experience. But let’s expand on that a bit. I took 1 flat teaspoon of matcha to a tea bowl and mix with a couple of drops of water to make a smooth paste then whisked more water to fill my matcha cup. I followed the instructions on the company website. Personally – I could taste a Read More

Wild Blueberry Green from Fava Tea. . . .

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:00
Sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics. There are so many funky and unique tea blends when it comes to flavored tea that sometimes I crave something simple. In this case it’s blueberry green tea. Sencha, gunpowder green, white tea, and elderberry, eucalyptus leaves all come together to form this blend. In truth I was nervous when I saw two ingredients. Can you guess which? Eucalyptus leaves and gunpowder green! Eucalyptus can taste kind of medicinal sometimes and the last time I had gunpowder green tea I thought it tasted and smelled like old cigarette smoke. Weird, I know. Read More

Dirty Girl Scout from The NecessiTeas. . . .

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 23:00
I was a Girl Scout for a long time. I’m not 100% certain how long, but it was all throughout middle school. I actually really enjoyed it, but of course my favorite part of the whole experience was the cookies. How could it not be? This fabulous blend by The NecessiTEAs was made with a certain cookie in mind- Thin Mints….but with a twist: irish cream! And as we speak, I am eating some Thin Mints and sipping on my Dirty Girl Scout tea! What a combo. Y’all I am in chocolate mint heaven right now! I also think that Read More

Meditative Mind from The Tea Spot. . . . .

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:00
With the new semester starting and my mind trying to keep up with all the things around it, I was more than down for a nice cup of soothing tea. I was glad to find just want I was searching for with this relaxing blend. Meditative Mind is a very soft tea where your taste buds will be lightly touched by the flavors of the jasmine flower and the rose petals. And as I said before in my previous reviews, this power couple of these two flowers always is a good base for any tea in my book. Not to Read More

Oregon Breakfast from Plum Deluxe. . . .

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 12:49
I really am in love with anything that includes hazelnut, hazelnut makes everything better. However, if you follow any of my reviews you’ll know that i’m not always too keen on orange or citrus. The ingredients in this delectable blend by Plum Deluxe include: black tea, honeybush, orange peel, and hazelnut essence. Tell me that doesn’t sound yummy and i’ll be looking at you like you have ten heads! It sounds heavenly, so of course I bought it. Typical me. As soon as I opened the package and took a whiff of this mix, I knew id love it. In Read More

Gunpowder Green Tea from Frontier Co-Op. . . .

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 23:00
I buy almost all of my spices in bulk. It’s so much cheaper. I never realized how much spice companies charge for the jars until I started buying in bulk. Almost every store I’ve ever bought my bulk spices in sells Frontier spices, and I’ve always been happy with the quality. Last week when I was picking up some curry powder, I noticed that the store I was at also had a few Frontier teas in bulk. I figured I should give them a try and see if they are as good as the spices. I decided to try Gunpowder Read More

Bai Ye Varietal Dan Cong Black Tea * Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing. . . .

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:00
Has the phrase “heavy pungent nectar quality” ever crossed your tea bucket list? It wasn’t on mine, either; but now that I’ve tried this tea, you might want to add it to yours. This tea tastes like flowers and honey. (And “heavy pungent nectar.”) It also supposedly tastes like “sweet potato,” which I’m not really getting, but I am not a nuanced person. I just get the big brushstrokes. If you’ve ever wondered what being a honeybee was like, this tea is your answer. You’re flitting between flower and hive here, getting your job done in sweet, sugary, natural beauty. Read More

Black Raven Tea from Eastern Shore Tea Company. . . .

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:00
Goths, unite! I was wearing this dress today.. . . .so of course, destiny called for me to try the corresponding tea. Here’s the description from Eastern Shore Tea’s site: “Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, this luscious blackcurrant tea blend is a Polished Paean of Praise to the mysterious romanticism and darkly poetic imagery of one of America’s first and still foremost authors of spellbinding tales.” This tea is rich and juicy and moody. It steeps a really dark brown. There’s a shocking amount of flavor, depth, and opacity in it. It’s kind of like those poems I used to Read More

June ZenTeaBar.Love’s Box of Tea Lovin’ Goodness. . . . .

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 23:00
Adulting has been ever consuming in my life recently, in a good way, but that hasn’t left a whole lot of time to sit back and enjoy gorgeous cups of teas. Enter June’s ZenTeaBar.Love box of goodies.  If you aren’t familiar with ZenTeaBar.Love, I highly encourage you to check them out.  For $10 a month (that includes shipping), the lovely folks at ZenTeaBar.Love curate a box of tea lovelies that will help reset your soul and get you back on your track.  Hawaii natives, the creators of the ZenTeaBar.Love box want to provide a box of tea that really helps Read More

White Jasmine from The Cozy Leaf. . . .

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:00
I received this as a sample simply labeled “White Jasmine.” I assumed it was a white tea scented with jasmine, but I looked it up on the company website. Good thing, too, because it is actually a blend of jasmine green tea, white tea, heather flowers, and rose petals – all organic, so that’s nice! While it carries a little of the scent of the flowers, it really does not taste anything like jasmine tea to me, white or green! Mostly I just taste green tea. It isn’t a bad tea and it’s great that it is a fully organic Read More

Energy Pu-Erh from Komo Tea

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:00
The dry leaves are colorful with a strong berry fragrance. The look and smell make me feel very confident in the health value of this tea. A lot of the Chinese ingredients, I hadn’t tried before. Naturally Pu-Erh has caffeine, then there’s an herbal boost from being hand blended with adaptagen herbs (which I totally googled, I’m not THAT granola. They’re good for stress). This cold brewed up to be a deep maroon but the mouthfeel was very smooth. At first sniff I thought I couldn’t handle the flavor, but the cinnamon balances the fruit really well, like Dean from Read More