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Yunnan Gongfu Fragrant Black Tea from Teavivre. . . .

It is gray and overcast with rain threatening to move in and stay a while. That’s a real tea day in my book! But my breakfast tea caused extreme pain to my delicate esophagus, which has endured years of reflux. I have tossed out that cup and moved on to try this. I love Teavivre’s Yunnan Dian Hong Golden Tip tea. It is a staple in this house. I am betting this one will be good, too! First, the dry leaves live up to that title – fragrant, indeed! Steeped western style, I have a hearty, rich cup. I used Read More

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Golden Tips Black Tea from Chai Safari. . . .

It’s almost midnight and I’m in the mood for tea! What to pick? What to pick? I want something delicious. I want a tea experience, not just any old cuppa. Ah, this fits the bill. Chai Safari has their tea grouped by mood on their website and I must say this one is spot on. This Golden Tips Black Tea is listed in the Fresh and Vibrant categories. An odd choice for late at night, but I am intrigued. Besides, I LOVE golden tip teas! The medium length leaves are twisted and golden tan in color with some very light Read More

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Tropical Mango Green Tea Latte from Sencha Naturals. . . . .

I love lattes. I am not a vegan, though, so I usually make them with milk and sugar. When I saw this, my first thought was, “Can they pull this off? Let’s see.” And honestly, I didn’t think they could do it. I didn’t think 07I was going to like it. I considered making it with milk instead of water, but decided to give it a chance as a vegan option. After all, I just got home from a lecture on The Plant Based Diet. The first sip bowled me over. Thick. Creamy. And super, super sweet. Almost TOO sweet Read More

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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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Pekoe Breakfast Black Tea from Pekoe Sip House. . . .

Well, it may be Pekoe Breakfast, but I had it in the afternoon! It is touted as being a good tea to give energy and heaven knows I needed some of that. This is a blend of Assam, Nilgiri, and Chinese black teas, but the main aroma hitting my nose is Assam. Reminding me of a stout Irish Breakfast tea, this is so fruity, rich, and malty. You will swear someone added lemon to your tea. Sometimes Assam and I don’t get along. I have a tender tummy. This blend caused no trouble at all. I drank it straight, though Read More