Organic Peach Cobbler from Tazo. . . .

I don’t normally like peach flavored things. I love peaches, but I find peach flavored things to be too sweet and too fake tasting. But one day last week I really needed a little extra caffeine, and I noticed this peach cobbler tea is made with black tea so I decided to be brave and try it.

Wow, I was pleasantly surprised! This was neither too sweet or fake tasting. I seriously don’t know how they did it, but this tea really tasted like a peach cobbler! It’s amazing. The peach flavor is there, but it’s subtle. It blends with cinnamon, vanilla and I swear I could taste the crust of a cobbler!

This tea needed no sugar or creamer, it was perfect all on it’s own. Although a splash of coconut milk would probably make this even more decadent! This tea does contain caffeine, otherwise it would make a delicious dessert tea. I will definitely be adding it to my tea stash. The flavor is seriously amazing, and it has just the right amount of caffeine.

I felt alert but not jittery after drinking this. Not to mention I felt cheery and happy after having such a delicious drink!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tazo Tea

A delectable mélange of black teas with peach notes, apple & cinnamon, with other natural flavors.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Book reading, cat loving, tea sipping vegan.

Apricot Vanilla Creme from Tazo Tea. . . .

Apricot Vanilla Creme, a white tea by Tazo, one that I had never seen prior to the arrival of a traveling teabox. My past experiences with Tazo have been nothing special but this particular teabag has me intrigued. I blame the “creme” since that’s one of those trigger words that catches my eye. “Vanilla” is another. So when I saw this, I knew it was a tea I wanted to try.’

I opened the teabag and the smell of stone fruit and vanilla filled the air. As per the recommended steeping parameters on the teabag, I steeped this for 3 minutes at 175 degrees.

This actually is quiet nice. Definitely one of the better Tazo teas I have tried and thankfully it delivers on all that is promised. Apricot? Check. Vanilla? Check. Creme? Check. The base is also present and though I wish it was more muted, it is by no means offensive. It contributes a touch of bitter that slightly distracts from the flavors but is not as invasive as I thought it might have been.

All in all, I am impressed. This is flavorful and given its a teabag, its a no muss, no fuss sort of treat.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  White
Where to Buy:  Tazo Tea

This treat of a white tea delights with hints of fresh apricot & Tahitian vanilla.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Hey there! My name is Rachel. I’m a twenty-something from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who loves dogs and has a bit of an obsession with tea. As a child I hated the stuff since all I ever knew was Red Rose (no offense to Red Rose). However, a few years ago that all changed. I was on a diet and desperate for new flavors without adding calories and that’s when I turned to tea. I started off by going to DAVIDsTEA and Teavana for all their dessert-inspired flavors, and since I didn’t know any better, I bought 100 grams each of about twenty-something different teas. This was okay for the teas I liked but for those I didn’t I needed to find some way of getting rid of them.

Enter This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.

About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.

Zen from Tazo. . .

I grabbed Tazo’s Zen™ at the dentist’s office without realizing the dreaded mint* was inside it. However, I’m pleased to announce that the mint isn’t the primary characteristic of this tea!

* A note about mint: WHY IS IT EVERYWHERE? Mint is for toothpaste only.

Anyway, this lemon-mint green tea is mostly lemon with a toasty green flavor. It’s like a roasty, nutty kind of green, which is interesting against the citrus-y (and, okay, a LITTLE minty) high notes.

I think this is a nice choice for recovering from the harsh blows of a dentist visit. (I need $4k of Invisalign! And a filling! And part of the underside of my tongue cut! Almost $5k altogether!) It’s very… Zen™. *

* A note about the ™: How on earth can the word “Zen” be trademarked? I imagine it’s just in the context of tea products? No one else can name their tea “Zen,” maybe? Does this strike anyone else as weird?

Anyway, this tea comes in boxes at your grocery store, if you want to give it a whirl! You can enjoy it in your less-messed-up-than-mine mouth!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Tazo

A harmonious blend of green tea with lemongrass & spearmint.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

“Hey, everybody! I’m Leah, a graphic designer from Pennsylvania, United States. I live with my husband and rescue mutt in a house with colorful walls. I love fonts, colors, animals, flowers, novels, illustration, geeking out, and — obviously! — tea. I’ve only been heavily into tea for about a year, but I’ve found I tend to prefer loose blended black dessert teas. I normally drink them hot western style without anything added; if I add in some vanilla almond milk or honey, I promise I’ll mention it! When I’m not blogging here, I’m blogging at or posting to Instagram (super_starling), so come say hi!”

Awake from Tazo Tea

TazoAwakeTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tazo

Tea Description:

A breakfast-style black tea of malty boldness and bright flavor, invigorating any time of day.

The sun peeks over the horizon through the clouds, a star streaks undetected across the sky and the world begins anew. This bold and flavorful blend of black teas will send you down the day’s path wondering where it will take you and if it’s possible to bring along a friend.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is another tea from my tea stash that for some reason I seem to have a lot of it.  I think at one time, this was my go to tea in the mornings at work.  I rarely drink it anymore but I’m on my mission to drink up some of this tea I have so here we go!

Awake is one of the better Tazo teas in my opinion.  Just be careful with it.  It turns on you quick and becomes very bitter.

I brewed the tea up like I do my black tea-212F-3 min.  I let this cool off for a few minutes and took my time enjoying the tea.

This may not be the black tea around, but its tasty! I like the bold yet subtle nature of the tea. There is a nice malty feel in each sip and there are no hints of astringency around.  Just smooth rich black tea. Another no mess no fuss tea that is perfect for those busy mornings or when you just need to do a grab and go kinda tea.  What is also great is that most grocery stores carry this tea so it is easily accessible.

I’ll be happy when I can proudly say “SIPDOWN” (when all the teabags are gone).  But this isn’t such a bad tea to drink this afternoon. It is definitely giving me a bit of a pep in my step for the afternoon.

I am a late 30s something mom who loves her family, will be getting married to a wonderful guy and has 4 kids (2 mine-2 his). We have a beautiful life together and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Tea is a passion that quickly turned into an obsession, very similar to my love for polka dots, the horror genre, and anything that is geeky and fun. I drink all kinds of tea and will try a tea twice to make sure I didn’t bumble the first infusion.

Besides SororiTea Sisters, I’m also the blogger and genius (I use that word very loosely) behind CuppaGeek, where I review tea, books, and the horror genre.