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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot – Hot Mama from Tea and Tins

Cinnamon comes in two common forms when it comes to tea.  There’s the natural, cinnamon-stick flavor, which is warm and spicy, and slightly floral, evoking the smell of baked-goods and breakfast. And then there’s the cinnamon candy flavor, which is hot, hot, hot like flaming Fireball candies or like red cinnamon chewing gum.  I like both kinds of cinnamon, natural and artificial, but I always find it helpful to know which kind of cinnamon I’m getting into before I take a sip. Expecting one and tasting the other is not always a pleasant experience. Let it be known: Hot Mama Read More

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Coconut Lime from Handmade Tea. . . . . .

Month two of my three month Handmade Tea subscription arrived. This time I kept that wax sealed envelope closed and decided I would let the tea speak for itself before reading the provided tasting note. First thing I noticed was the big pieces of coconut in the blend. The scent of them takes over which makes since given the bright white coconut chips amidst a sea of black tea. When steeped up though, the malty assam base is what floods the nose leaving me a little bit worried that those coconut chips are just for show. Sipping on the blend, Read More

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Yunnan Black from The Little Red Cup Tea Co. . . . .

It’s been a while since I have tried a tea from The Little Red Cup Tea Co. and today I thought I would share their Yunnan Black with you! Their Yunnan Black comes from Lincang which is just a stone’s throw from Burma and home to some of the oldest cultivated tea in the world – according to The Little Red Cup Tea Co. website and product description. The Yunnan Black Tea we are reviewing today is hand picked and tightly rolled but not rolled into balls or pearls but more of a rolled pressed leaf of sorts. The golden Read More

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Tricera-Tips Assam from Tea-Historic. . . . . .

The Sororitea Sisters are known for being a bit nerdy – in a GOOD way – of course! We embrace our NERDINESS! We celebrate our NERDINESS! Some of us adore Anime, some like literature, others have a flare for Sci-Fi, and others are VERY pop culture savvy. Today – we can add another NERDY interesting to our running list of LIKES…Dinosaurs! I’ve LOVED learning about dinosaurs ever since I was 4 or 5. I still enjoying reading about the newest discoveries in world-wide dinosaur digs and finds. So when I heard about Tea-Historic I knew I had to check them Read More

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Earl Grey De La Creme from Steeped Tea. . . . .

I love Earl Grey. His wife, Lady Grey, was my first foray into teas I really loved, and I am grateful to the two of them. They’re like super-old friends. So when I got this Earl Grey de la Crème, I was excited to take it for a spin. But not right away. I needed to wait for that Perfect Moment when I needed a lift Now it’s a Monday morning and pouring, so boom. Tea time. Let’s DANCE, Mr. Grey. This tea is, as promised, very creamy. VERY creamy. There is also a little bit of the bergamot still Read More