#FanaticFriday: Timey Wimey Tea from Because UR Priceless

Being a HUGE Whovian, I couldn’t wait to check this blend out- Timey Wimey from BecauseURpriceless instantly impressed me. The packaging was superb and I loved the whole look of the tea itself.  Pops of bright blue on a bed of black tea and little sparks of light orange. But as I mentioned in my earlier post today, I had some hesitation because  . .earl grey blends and I have not been the bestest of Read More


#FanaticFriday: Rose and The Doctor from Pinch of Geek

I will admit it. This tea had me at the name alone. Rose and The Doctor. And with a tea company name like Pinch of Geek, seriously-I was in love. But when the blend arrived at my door, I realized this was a earl grey tea and lavender mix- my heart sank a bit. (I’m not a huge fan of earl grey or lavender teas) But I put on my BIG  girl pants and prepped Read More

William Shakespeare’s Black Tea Blend from Simpson & Vail

This tea sample didn’t have ingredients on it, so I took a moment to think about what a Shakespeare tea might taste like. Probably gloomy, I thought. Murky and sad and full of suicide. It’d taste like the rocks Ophelia put in her pockets, or the river she drowned in. It’d taste like the blood that wouldn’t leave Lady Macbeth’s hands. It’d taste like Skylock’s pound of flesh; shards from Yorick’s skull in Hamlet’s sweaty Read More


Fruity (Sijichun) Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Fruity (Sijichun) Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea is a really interesting oolong to pull a part flavor-wise.  Sure their are fruity notes but at the beginning I could pick up very gentle and subtle charcoal hints as well.  It’s crisp, clean, mouth-watering, thirst-quenching, sweet, even a bit floral, and delightful! Fong Mong Tea has always been one of my top companies for various oolongs and this one didn’t disappoint.  It’s incredible and I highly Read More


Cranberry Immune Booster from Tea Drift

Cranberry Immune Booster from Tea Drift is one that I didn’t just want to brew up the normal way. With the huge twisting hibiscus leaves and the gorgeous dried fruit pieces, this tea screamed-brew me up and make me a shaken iced tea. And that is exactly what I did. Brewed the tea up with water prepped at 212F and allowed to steep for about 5 minutes, this brew didn’t turn out to be that Read More