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S’mores Genmaicha Green Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: 52Teas Tea Description: I reblended this tea to fulfill part of our start-up Kickstarter campaign’s add-on offers! This was part of the Genmaicha 3-Tier collection – a yummy blend of Matcha infused Genmaicha green tea and chocolate and marshmallow flavors. I added cacao shells & nibs, mini vegan chocolate chips and marshmallow root to the blend. This is yummy! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This gemaicha is a perfect tea for the weather out there today! I’ve battened down the hatches and hunkered down, because the outside world has turned completely white. Read More

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Houji-Genmaicha Green Tea from Den’s Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Den’s Tea Tea Description: Houji-Genmaicha consists of the two harmonious yet slightly contrasting taste components. It is a good alternative to sweetened coffee. It offers a comfortable toasty aroma both from roasted leaf and brown rice. The Genmai (roasted brown rice) sweetens the roasted Bancha leaves. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Sometimes, it’s hard to get what you want in this world. Sometimes, I want genmaicha at 10 o’clock at night, but I also want a good roasty, toasty, houjicha. Thank goodness for Den’s Tea. They truly have thought of Read More

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Angry Pumpkin Black Tea from Design a Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Design a Tea Tea Description: A nice hardy blend of pumpkin and nutmeg with a black tea base. Served hot, will fill the room with the aroma of a “beautiful pumpkin”. Those were his words- I know, lame! . Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I hate to admit it, but I have a double standard when it comes to tea names. I absolutely hate it when a company will skirt around what type of tea something is, “It’s a deeply shaded fukamushi sencha harvested in the summer, steamed to Read More

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Product Review: Return of The Mega Matcha Showdown! Part 1

It’s that time once again! I have taken the (perhaps crazy) task of reviewing even more matcha than I anticipated:  Red Leaf Tea has asked me and a handful of skilled bloggers to take on the task of testing and comparing 30 or so different matcha in a large price range. I have been lax on comparing them, with traveling and whatnot, but I need to get cracking. Without further ado, here is the basic criteria in with I will be judging the teas by: Color, Texture, and Sweetness. Note:  All the teas were provided to me for review by Red Read More

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Grapefruit Grey Black Tea from Acquired Taste Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Acquired Taste Tea Tea Description: A new addition to our Earl Grey collection. This black tea combines bergamot, grapefruit and mandarin to create a pleasant variation on an Earl Grey theme. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I like to do what I call the ‘Earl Grey Test’ whenever I encounter any kind of earl grey. First cup is all natural, to see how the base is in comparison with the bergamot. Second cup is with the finest bit of sugar, to wake up the sweetness of the black tea Read More