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Rose Garden Puerh by Tocha Tea. . . . .

Rose Garden Puerh by ToCha This tea came in a convenient sachet with rich brown leaves and lost of rose petals. I steeped it in a Kamjove pot because I plan to resteep. Why waste good tea? I am careful to watch a new puerh tea because I have seen a few that steep rapidly. This one was good to go in a little over a minute. I had a rose scented puerh once that was so light on the rose I couldn’t tell it was there, except perhaps for a faint sweetness lent by the flower. Not so this one. The rose is Read More

greendefense

Green Defense from Tocha Teas. . . . .

Although I’ve been going caffeine free for the most part, I had trouble sleeping last night so I need a little boost today. I decided to try this Green defense tea which is a Jasmine green tea with chrysanthemum leaves. If you’re not a fan of floral teas, this definitely isn’t for you. My whole room smells like flowers and I love it! I was just noticing the other day that Daffodils are starting to sprout up, and spring feels like it’s just around the corner so this tea feels perfect to help celebrate. When you take a sip, you Read More

greendefense

Green Defense from Tocha Tea. . . . . .

Every time I look at this tea’s name — “Green Defense” — I automatically change it in my mind to “Green Defense Against The Dark Arts.” You know, a tea that Harry Potter would drink to fortify himself against mind attacks from Voldemort. Tocha Tea’s site says that this tea “stimulates your senses while supporting overall wellness.” The description is unclear about the use of the word “defense.” Is it a defense against… sickness? Sadness? Malaise? ENNUI?* * (“Ennui” is a favorite word in my very nerdy family. It’s a French term that means “existential dread” and/or “boredom with one’s Read More

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Unlock your Inner Romantic with Rose Garden Pu Erh from Tocha Tea

Rose Garden Pu Erh from Tocha Tea looks the part right off the bat, with deep, pink rose petals and dark tea tied up neatly in a silk teabag. The dry tea smells strongly of roses, so strongly, the scent verges into being a bit like floral-scented soap. With the heavy rose smell and the pu erh base, I kept the steep times and temperatures a little lower than the package recommended, brewing for 1 minute at about 195 degrees Fahrenheit, to keep the flavors from getting too saturated. When brewed, the rose overtones are still the most forward flavor, Read More

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Morning Pick-Me-Up from Tocha Teas

Good morning, Sisters and Friends! Today I’m trying a tea called “Morning Pick-Me-Up,” which is a thing I very sorely need. I had a misadventure this morning involving getting a bag of dog poop on my house’s roof, plus it’s pouring cats, canines, elephants, giraffes, and squirrels. I was good until the squirrels. My jacket isn’t rainproof. I also slept through my morning workout. To sum it up: you have NO IDEA how a Pick-Me-Up is required. ONE CANNOT FATHOM THIS DAY. And it’s only 11 a.m. This tea is super-interesting, combining a deep, smoky tea with floral elements. The Read More