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Chocolate Banana Flavored Tea? We’re Listening. . . . #52Teas

There is definitely no mistaking that I don’t love banana- banana bread, banana tea, banana pancakes, banana smoothies. I just love bananas! I actually made chocolate covered bananas the other day. I dipped them in milk chocolate and covered them with crumbled graham crackers, crushed peanuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut. They were really really good. Sometimes I don’t always have the time to freeze, coat, and roll out chocolate covered bananas. Naturally, tea would be the next best option! You can always rely on 52 Teas for creativity and I know Anne (the mad tea artist at 52 Read More

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Smooth Strawberry Dream from Tea Gschwender. . . .

This honeybush blend has caramel and strawberry in it. Can you say “nom nom nom”? Try it. Say “nom nom nom.” I will not continue this review until you do. Okay, I’m now going to assume you’ve done it. I trust you. This is a vibrant, creamy confection that tastes like frozen yogurt. Like a “strawberry cheesecake” flavored frozen yogurt. The effect is doubled if you ice your cup. This blend tastes like it should be loaded with calories, but I don’t think tea comes with calories.* So you have a great dessert substitute right here. If you don’t think Read More

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Pumpkin Chipotle Cream Honeybush Tea from A Quarter To Tea. . . .

Talk about being SURPRISED and HAPPY! From what I can see THIS Pumpkin Chipotle Cream Honeybush Tea from A Quarter To Tea appears to be VEGAN! Woot! I have been eyeballing some of their teas but they seem to contain dairy (butter) in most of them. This one doesn’t! YAY! According to their website this contains: honeybush tea, cocoa nibs, apple pieces, rose hips, red peppercorn, pumpkin mini sprinkles (icing sugar (vegan), modified corn starch, corn starch, fractionated palm kernel oil, cellulose gum, soya lecithin, vanillin, polysorbate 60), cinnamon bark, orange peel, cloves, safflower, natural flavors. I will say that Read More

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Creme Brulee from The Toni Glass Collection. . . . .

My sister went to South Africa for her honeymoon and since my family is a bunch of enablers who like to feed my addiction, she, of course, brought me back tea. However, since she does not drink tea at all, she doesn’t really know what to get so she often goes the safe route and gets variety packs. I am definitely not complaining about that. This tea was one of sixteen Toni Glass teas she brought home. The variety pack she gave me is mostly simple flavors such as Earl Grey or Rooibos and each silken teabag is individually packaged Read More

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Vanilla Creme from Teavana. . . . A Honeybush Blend

Every August in my childhood, my family would spend a week or two at my grandparents’ cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin. My sisters and I would spend days catching sand toads, splashing in the river, hiking through pine forests, gorging ourselves on cheese curds & ice cream, and staying up way too late to stargaze and– even more importantly (to 6-year-old Mary), make s’mores. I was obsessed with roasting the perfect marshmallow– brown and toasty on the outside, nice and gooey on the inside. Never burnt (yuck)– those got immediately relegated to my dad’s plate, undiscerning-marshmallow-eater that he Read More