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Chocolate Chai from California Tea House. . . . .

This herbal blend is a lovely cross between chai and hot chocolate. The chai is a non-aggressive but still flavorful blend of spices, including chicory root pieces, cardamom blooms, fresh-cut ginger root, whole cloves and peppercorns. The chocolate side of the blend is cocoa nibs, white chocolate pieces, and orange peels. I drank this straight (no milk/sugar/honey) and found it to be totally sweet. Both literally and figuratively (“sweet, maaaaaaaaaaaan”). It’s also, because it’s decaf, a great drink to give to a kid. My best friend’s daughter is always floating around, asking to have my tea, but the last thing Read More

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Smooth Roasted Toasted-Genmaicha from California Tea House. . .

  The weather is gloomy and my sinus infection is going in full swing! Today calls for a tea that makes you relax and enjoy the moment. When I first started drinking and experimenting with loose leaf tea, California Tea House was one of the first places I made an order. I can’t remember exactly what I ordered but I can remember being so confused on how to brew each variety and wondering if I would ever learn how to brew loose leaf. Now 10 years later, I yet again have the opportunity to try their teas. And this time, Read More

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Black Gold from California Tea House

Black Gold from California Tea House is a Blooming Tea or a Flowering Tea that is made of a Black Tea Base, Jasmine, and Marigold. Once hot water was added and the ball of tea bloomed it floated around in the tea pot gracefully. It was beautiful. Like other blooming teas or flowering teas Black Gold from California Tea House took a while to completely come to life. The first infusion – even after 5 minutes or more – was a very mellow color and flavor. It was floral and tasty but not as dark or powerful as I thought Read More

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Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from California Tea House

Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from California Tea House is the tea of the moment here at SororiTea Sisters and what a tea moment it IS! Genmaicha Green Teas fascinate me. There are so many different looks, feels, sniffs, tastes to them eventho they only have 2 ingredients (unless you throw matcha in there then there are 3 ingredients but you know what I mean!) This particular Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from California Tea House is really somethings special! The dry aroma isn’t overly powerful. I was kind of surprised at that but didn’t pre-judge it and was rewarded Read More

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Organic Darjeeling from California Tea House

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Darjeeling Where to Buy:  California Tea House Product Description: Introducing our new 2nd Flush, Organic Darjeeling, also known as the champagne of teas… This USDA organically certified Darjeeling is a very fancy, high-end tea and we are doing everything we can to keep it at a nice price.  It has a natural aroma of fruit and muscat for those who love dessert wine. Taster’s Review: More than any other tea, I think that Darjeeling reminds me of a fine wine.  Yes, I know that Darjeeling is referred to as the “champagne” of teas.  And there are certain qualities of a Darjeeling that are quite champagne-like, especially that Read More