briarpatch

Briar Patch from 52Teas . . . . .

What is tulsi? Apparently, it is another word for “Holy Basil”. Apparently its a very powerful and multi-functional herb. The other ingredients in this blend were interesting as well- green tea, a myriad of berries, black pepper, and long pepper. I’ve never had a blend that was more on the savory side like this one seems to be. Try something new everyday, right? The dry mixture smelled mostly like berries, but the steeped liquid smelled very herb-y. I could smell the pepper and I do believe that I could smell a hint of basil. My first taste was very herb-y Read More

Sencha+Mint+Specialty+Handcrafted+Loose+Leaf+Tea+by+Cozy+Leaf

Sencha Mint from The Cozy Leaf. . . .

I don’t love green teas but I enjoy mint teas and typically my like for mint teas outweighs my dislike of green teas so when I come across something like this, Sencha Mint by Cozy Leaf, I am willing to give it a try. From the description, I thought this was just sencha and peppermint though the ingredient list is just a touch longer than that, incorporating elderflowers and calendula petals into the mix. Given the sample size I had, I decided to try this both hot and iced since mint teas tend to be good both ways. I brewed Read More

Dragon_Tea_overflowing_grande

Dragon from Transcendence . . . .

Ever encountered a tea that just transcends you into that perfect soulful moment that makes you think everything is going to be ok? Every once in a while, I’ll come across a tea that just demands my full attention.  No multi-tasking is allowed while encountering this tea.  No TV, no tablet, no phone. . . .just the serene organic noises from my kids playing-using their imagination to create fun games that only the two of them understand.  Don’t get me wrong, I drink brilliant tea blends from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to bed, but Read More

Maple Marshmallow from 52Teas. . . . .

When I saw the name of this blend, I was really excited! I had no idea what a ‘maple marshmallow treat’ tasted like, but if it had maple in it, it had to be good! Visually, the dry blend was very pretty, with the yellow calendula petals, green tea leaves, and popped brown rice. The blend smelled earthy, grassy, and slightly sweet. While the dry blend smelled more earthy and grass-like, a nice roasted brown rice aroma developed after steeping. I’m not sure how, but the pale yellow liquor tasted like maple syrup! It was reminiscent of a sweet flaky Read More

Green-Pear-Plum-Loose-Leaf-Green-Tea-Pekoe-Sip-House-510x600

Plum Pear Green from the Pekoe Sip House

I couldn’t resist giving Plum Pear Green tea a try from the Pekoe Sip House.  It’s nice to see a tea featuring these fruits.  I feel as though both plum and pear don’t get enough love in the fruit-flavored options of the world.  There’s plenty of peach and strawberry teas and candies, but not so many for plum or pear. This tea did not disappoint, and even the dry leaf was fragrant with mellow plum fruit flavors.  The stone-fruit taste of plum and apricot reminded me of some of my favorite oolong teas, with their trademark smooth earthy and fruity Read More