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Rose Water Shortbread from A Quarter To Tea. . . .

If I am being honest, this is probably the tea in April’s tea box that I was least excited about. I blame the Rose Water for that. When I think Rose Water, I think of sickly sweet desserts like baklava and gulab jamun. I don’t mean any offense as I know these are loved by many but they just aren’t for me and I thought the same might be said for this tea. Add to that the fact that I don’t really love white teas and you might get my hesitation here. However, this tea came in the monthly box Read More

Marshmallow Assam from 52Teas. . . .

Marshmallow. Assam. So simple but so good. I had this when it was made by the original 52 Teas and voted constantly for it to be reblended as part of the new 52 Teas’ 12 Days of Christmas promotion. It’s that good. The assam is bright and malty. Perfect to wake you up but it refrains from being astringent thanks to the soft fluffiness of the marshmallow. Marshmallow flavor is what takes over here. It is sweet and gooey and great. Plus, the outer layer of real marshmallows are a little crisp as opposed to the gooey center and somehow Read More

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Cinnamon Plum Berry Organic Botanical Blend from Storehouse Tea. . . .

Storehouse Tea is a company completely new to me. I had never even heard of this company until a box of Sororitea Sisters samples arrived at my door including this tea, Cinnamon Plum Berry. Full disclosure: Even though I am excited to try a new tea company, I am a little apprehensive about this tea. Between the deep reddish-pink it brewed up that screams hibiscus and the licorice root, I was worried this would definitely not be to my tastes. Using the sample I was given, I decided to make it both iced and hot to compare the two. I Read More

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Jingle Bells from Lupicia. . . . .

Mary’s recent tasting of Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel inspired me. I figured if she could have a Chanukah tea in May, there was no reason I couldn’t have a Christmas tea. So, here I am, sipping on Lupicia’s Jingle Bells, a black tea scented with fresh grapes and fruity champagne (different than their old Jingle Bells tea which was citrus and yogurt from my understanding). Grape is not a flavor you find too often in teas. I mean it does show up here and there but more times than not fruitier teas tend to lean more towards citrus, berries, stone fruit, Read More

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An Afternoon in Paris from Fauchon. . . . . .

This is one of the teas my sister brought back from Paris when she stopped there on her honeymoon. If I am being honest, I would have never picked it for myself because I see citrus and think to myself “meh”. Luckily I wasn’t choosing because I would have missed out. This is a smooth tea. The vanilla is a lot more prominent than I anticipated and has a creamy vanilla bean quality to it. The base is maybe a little thicker than I would normally like but it helps add depth to the vanilla. The citrus is bright but Read More