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Sherlock Holmes Inspired Tea from First Edition Tea Co.

Sherlock Holmes is certainly a classic literary character. There are various renditions of him on the market and everyone has their own favorite. My personal favorite is the Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock. Though, regardless of which Sherlock you know and like, we can all agree that he is a bit of a jerk. Brilliant and has his soft spots, but “rough around the edges” is a bit of an understatement when it comes to this classic character. With that in mind, I would say Mr. Holmes and a Smokey English Breakfast seem like a fitting pairing. Rough around the edges with Read More

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Tryinig Plum Berry from Sencha Tea Bar Iced. . . . #SenchaTeaBar

Since I have gotten my iced tea press it has been strictly used for fruit teas. Personally, I think those make the best iced teas and the lack of caffeine means I can have iced tea after iced tea without getting the jitters from caffeine overload. However, as I browsed my tea cupboard for the perfect tea, this caught my eye. A tea called Plum Berry is just begging to be iced and since the sample I had was the perfect serving size for the press, it felt right. Alas, sipping on this now, it doesn’t taste right. My concern Read More

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Tea Infused Chocolate. . . #DAVIDsTea

In honor of Easter, DAVIDsTEA brought back some old tea blends to celebrate, among which is their Chocolate Cake black tea. They also released some adorable tea-infused chocolate bunnies. When I saw them, I couldn’t resist and grabbed a milk chocolate bunny infused with the chocolate cake tea, despite not loving the the tea itself when I tried it in the past. Now that I am eating this little chocolate bunny, I can say I am happy I picked this up. Seriously, it is awesome. Often I find the tea-infused chocolates just taste like chocolate and that could have easily Read More

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VariaTea Enjoys a Caramel Oolong. . . . .

Nine times out of ten I will pass on an oolong. I just don’t love it as a tea base. However, that one out of ten is usually awesome. Some of my personal favorites are A Quarter to Tea’s On Wisconsin, DAVIDsTEA’s Vanilla Orchid, Lupicia’s Melon Oolong, and this one. When oolong teas are done right, they are just so very right and this is no exception. The base is floral but velvety which blends nicely with the silky caramel flavor that dominates this tea. The saltiness works as a flavor booster, highlighting the creamy sweetness of the caramel. Moreover, Read More

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Jane Eyre. . A Fandom Tea from First Edition Tea Co. . .

Trying the literary collection has been fun because it gives me a chance to not only try the tea but see how they compare to their namesake. However, Jane Eyre is the one novel of the five ( the others in the collection being Sherlock Holmes, Pride & Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, and Alice in Wonderland) I have not read. Obviously I have heard of it and know the basic premise, but I have never looked into it in much detail or cared to give it a read. So to me, this is a tea that I have no preconceived Read More