Tree House of Tea from Adagio Teas. . . . #TeaRex #MonsterBrew #RocketFuel

Beyond the wonderful madness of custom fandom blends on Adagio Teas’ website, they do have a few blends and custom sets of their own.  I tried one of their more whimsical sets, the Tree House series. The vibrant, attractive designs of dinosaurs and monsters on the tins was enough to sway me into giving these teas a try.  The Tree House series are all herbal decaf teas, and meant to be kid-friendly in style, contents, and taste.  Fair warning: these teas brew up strong, fast, so feel free to keep the steep times shorter than you expect.  It’s easy to Read More


Mary chats about Francesca from Sicilian Tea Company. . . .

I’ve been hit by the mini-plague that’s been circling my world for a few weeks, you guys. I say mini-plague because truly– it’s not all that bad compared to the stomach virus/insane flu that many close to me have had lately, but still– this cold I’m rocking? I’m not a fan of it. And to manage it as best I can, I’ve been hopped up on vitamin C, broth-y soups, and triple the amount of tea I’m usually sipping (which is… a lot). I felt it first coming on at work the other day, so I immediately dug deep into Read More

Cold and Flu

Cold & Flu Relief from The Virginia Tea Company. . . .

I rarely even reach for a Cold & Flu Herbal Tisane because I usually don’t have to. I have been lucky to NOT catch much of what my friends, family, and co-workers catch. But sometimes I think it’s better and wiser to be proactive and nip in the in butt before it’s too late to combat! That is why Cold & Flu Relief from The Virginia Tea Company jumped out at me recently! The ingredients include Organic Peppermint, Organic Spearmint, Yarrow Flower, Organic Ginger, Organic Echinacea, Organic Elderberry. Right away I knew the company added a little extra TLC in Read More


Fresh and Fruity – Balcony Teas

If you are in need of a perky, good for you herbal cuppa this may be what you are looking for. The hibiscus is overpowering, like it generally is in most herbal teas, however, the other flavors meekly make their presence known. This was my first time hearing of Greek mountain tea. With the bit of research I did it would seem that it has a herbaceous flavor. Which I can subtly detect along with the lemon peel on the initial sip along with the lime flower. Honestly, I wish that the hibiscus was the last ingredient as it seems Read More


An Cumin Interesting Blend from Steeped Tea. . . . . . #CuriousCumin

Curious Cumin? Curious Cumin! It’s all in the punctuation, folks! Either would work here! It’s Curious Cumin from Steeped Tea! Curious Cumin is an Herbal Tisane that features Fennel, Anise, Cinnamon, Silver Lime Blossoms, Cumin, Turmeric, Goji Berries, Lemongrass, Rose Blossom Leaves, Peppermint Leaves, Pistachios, Pomegranate Blossoms, Cardamom, Sunflower Blossoms, Cornflower Blossoms, Safflowers, and flavors. That’s a WHOLE LOTTA flavor, friends! Let me break it down for you! The Fennel is lovely. I was sort of confused when I saw it was the first ingredient on the list of many. I assumed it would be a BUNCH of Fennel and Read More