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Root Beer Float from The NecessiTeas. . . .

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

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Coconut Cream Pie Chocolate Bar from DAVIDs Tea. . .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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