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Tropical Mango Green Tea Latte from Sencha Naturals. . . . .

I love lattes. I am not a vegan, though, so I usually make them with milk and sugar. When I saw this, my first thought was, “Can they pull this off? Let’s see.” And honestly, I didn’t think they could do it. I didn’t think 07I was going to like it. I considered making it with milk instead of water, but decided to give it a chance as a vegan option. After all, I just got home from a lecture on The Plant Based Diet. The first sip bowled me over. Thick. Creamy. And super, super sweet. Almost TOO sweet Read More

Cherry Almond Gunpowder from 52Teas. . . .

Cherries typically are paired with chocolate which is delicious but I have to say I’m more of a nut kind of gal. So when 52Teas released this Cherry Almond Gunpowder Tea, I was like- take my money now! Cherry Almond Gunwpoder from 52Teas is a handblended tea with a green tea (gunpowder) base with dried cherries and sunflower seeds added in along with natural flavors.  First whiff of this, you definitely come away with this nutty robust aroma. Brewed with water prepped right under boiling and allowed to brew for 3 minutes, this tea just kept giving off these nutty Read More

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Dragon Tea from Transcendence Tea. . . .

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I tried this tea. It’s a loose leaf tea with pretty big leafs. It didn’t have much of a smell, so I figured it would be pretty mild. I brewed it in my new little teapot that was gifted to me. It makes tea drinking so much more of an event you know? I was so pleasantly surprised when I took my first sip and it had a slightly sweet aftertaste. I have had it both warm and iced and it’s delicious either way. The sweetness is barely there, it’s just a little Read More

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Glenburn Estate Darjeeling from Yatra Tea Company. . . .

Being one that normally grabs for flavored teas, I sometimes forget about the amazing flavors straight teas can yield.  Thankfully, Glenburn Estate from Yatra Tea Company reminded me of this fact.   Glenburn Estate (Darjeeling_ is one of the smoothest straight green teas I’ve ever had.  Full of gorgeous vibes, this tea is one that I highly recommend. Brewed up to the parameters recommended on the package, this tea yields one of the most alluring flavors I’ve experienced.  The first infusion was full of sweet citrus silky smooth tones with a subtle vegetal hint with a buttery sense and feel through Read More

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Blackberry Mojito Green Tea from Teavana . . . .

My coworker brewed up a bunch of this upon arrival this morning and gave me a cup. (AN ANGEL UPON EARTH.) Brewed hot: It’s a very deep, rich, sassy berry blend, with a lot of blackberry and raspberry notes. You can taste each note individually. I think of those as the semi-sweet berries instead of the super-sweet berries (strawberry, cherry) — like the difference between dark chocolate and milk chocolate. The mint/mojito part of it is more of a mouthfeel* sensation than a flavor. It’s a tingling sensation, like when you brush your teeth. * Is there a worse word Read More