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Blackberry Mojito Green Tea from Teavana . . . .

My coworker brewed up a bunch of this upon arrival this morning and gave me a cup. (AN ANGEL UPON EARTH.) Brewed hot: It’s a very deep, rich, sassy berry blend, with a lot of blackberry and raspberry notes. You can taste each note individually. I think of those as the semi-sweet berries instead of the super-sweet berries (strawberry, cherry) — like the difference between dark chocolate and milk chocolate. The mint/mojito part of it is more of a mouthfeel* sensation than a flavor. It’s a tingling sensation, like when you brush your teeth. * Is there a worse word 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

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Superfruit Goji Berry from Storehouse Teas. . . .

I ordered myself a few samples from Storehouse Tea, and when they arrived, I gleefully told my office tea-mate, “IT’S TEA-TRYING TUESDAY.” She excitedly nodded and took herself a sample. Guys, it’s Wednesday. I don’t know if she didn’t notice either, or if she was just being nice. Anyway, today’s blend, Superfruit Goji Berry, is a green tea with berries (obviously) and lemongrass. I made myself some iced tea with it because it’s summer, even though I had to wear a hoodie to the gym this morning. (What is this? Iceland?) (You don’t know where I’m from, I just realized. Read More

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Bumble Tea. . . .

My doctor told me to drastically decrease my caffeine intake, which means less tea. I got until 3:30 pm (right now) before making myself my one daily cup. I’d been hoping to cold turkey it and try talking about decaf teas for a while, but I crashed. Today’s feature: Chocolate Chip Pancakes! YUM! When you open this up, the chocolate powder puffs out. The majority of the mix is solid (tea parts, etc), but the powder is exciting. It smells REALLY amazing. This is a malty, dark chocolate flavor. Like the pancakes have been a little bit crisped. The shimmering Read More

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Happy Zombie from Design A Tea. . .

This tea accompanied me to this season’s Game of Thrones premiere. I figured that the show is on at night (it’s a rooibos!) and has an army of the undead (the title has zombies!). SPOT-ON. THE NORTH REMEMBERS. This tea’s spicy oranges taste a bit like mulled wine. It’s a little savory, a little sweet, and puts a dash of twinkle in your eye. I don’t know if this is the influence of the show, but I could imagine this being served at a sturdy, rough-hewn wooden table. Maybe a tavern. Plotting to kill your enemies. Amassing a group of Read More