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Tea Time Is “Me” Time! from An Inner Hues Adult Coloring Book. . . .A Tea Coloring Book

When the call went out asking who would be willing to review a tea themed coloring book, I couldn’t answer the call fast enough! I am not a talented artist but I love to create things, so I get a little help from stamps and pretty papers. A tea themed coloring book sounded like fun! Coloring books for adults have been all the rage for a few years now, and I have seen a number of articles saying that it may help with everything from stress levels to high blood pressure. And a lot of adults are coming out and Read More

Orange Cardamom Pistachio Honeybush from 52Teas. . . . . .

I needed a special tea to go with Pad Thai Zoodles tonight. Zoodles are spiralized zucchini “noodles” used like you use pasta. There were carrots and sweet peppers, spring onions and chopped walnuts, along with potstickers and a lime soy sauce. Lots of flavor in the food means that some green teas would get lost as an accompaniment. In steps this delightful Honeybush. I think my daughter put it best when she said, “Mom, this tea is more complicated than a woman.” On top and up front we taste orange, with the cardamom warming the back of the sip. This Read More

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Just “Peachy” from AKA Tea. . . .

Summer is coming and it is almost time for juicy, ripe peaches! I am enjoying that flavor early today with this delightful honeybush blend from AKA Tea. The website has a lovely recipe for making this as a sweetened iced tea and I can hardly wait to give that a try, but for today I am in need of tea FAST and it is overcast and gloomy outside. This is a great day to try this one hot! And oh man, did it ever hit the spot! This tastes just like biting into a fresh peach that is still warm Read More

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White Peony – Bai Mu Dan from Teasenz

I usually stick to the “accepted parameters” for white tea – 180 degrees Fahrenheit for three minutes, but Teasenz says to be brave and go with 195 degrees on this one. So I did! And on top of that, I was busy and couldn’t get the leaves out of the pot right away when the timer went off so it went a few seconds longer. And you know what? There was not even a hint of bitterness to the tea. As is the case with white peony tea, we have a light/medium yellow tea when it is steeped and a Read More

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Amber Black Maple from Embrew.. . . . .

I usually drink loose leaf tea so I pulled out this sample teabag with low expectations…until I had the bag in my hands. It felt fat and crunchy! I could tell the leaves were big and whole, and decided to steep this in an infuser so I could have a good look at it. I tore it open and that’s when I saw that there was more than just tea in the bag! There were also coarse grains of sugar. Looking up the company online, I saw that they specialize in teas blended with handcrafted sweeteners and mine just happens Read More