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Catnap from Aka Tea

I misread the name of this tea at first, and thought it said “Catnip.” Turns out I wasn’t far wrong, because this blend does actually contain catnip. It’s even more fitting when you consider that the company logo, and indeed the majority of their blends, are cat themed. Catnap is purportedly a relaxing blend, containing chamomile, mint, lemon verbena, lemon balm…and catnip. In my head, catnip isn’t something I typically associate with relaxation – it conjures images of bright-eyed, mischief-making kittens. Maybe in humans the effects are different. Noticeable amongst the dry leaf are small whole chamomile flowers, pieces of Read More

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Storm In A Teacup Herbal Tea from Cupan Tae

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Herbal/Tisane Where to Buy: Cupan Tae Tea Description: A stormy, spicy herbal blend with a breeze of anise taste. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This one has a very, very pronounced dry aroma; the leaf practically oozes with the scent of sweet, black licorice! Not licorice root or anise, mind you, but black licorice. While I have no problem with either anise or licorice root – I love black licorice and I’ve found few teas that convey it well. That love for black licorice probably comes from my Grandpa; before he passed that was his Read More

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Lavender Daze Herbal Tea from M&K’s Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane Where to Buy:  M&K’s Tea Company on Etsy Tea Description: Soothing lavender, sweet cinnamon, adjective ingredient! You get the idea. But this herbal infusion is a special one, with a taste that is all its own. You’ll have to try it to describe it! But, as far as we can tell, it tastes something like lavender, chamomile, licorice, and a hint of cinnamon. This blend is part of the Original 20 M&K’s Blends. Additionally, this is the first M&K’s blend officially invented. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Usually when I find a lavender tisane like Read More

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Chocolate Marshmallow Spicy Chai from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Zoomdweebies Tea Description: Following the success of our Spicier Chai, one of our faithful customers requested a version with chocolate and marshmallow.  How could we not do that? Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Yum!  I’m loving this Chocolate Marshmallow Spicy Chai from 52Teas.  It’s the perfect tea to enjoy on a cold, wet afternoon! If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably well aware by this point that I’m trying to raise funds so that I can take over 52Teas.  And if you aren’t yet aware of this, please check out Read More

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Mint Marigold Spice Herbal Tea from M&K’s Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Rooibos Where to Buy:  M&K’s Tea Company on Etsy Tea Description: Sweet spices and a minty rooibos blend swirl together in this exclusive M&K’s creation! Peppermint and spearmint coat Asian star anise, providing a licorice taste complimenting the spicey, roasted ginger. This infusion is part of the M&K’s Original 20. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: My first reaction to my first sip of this tisane was:  mmm!  Now, granted, that’s my reaction to many teas that I taste for the first time and it’s usually my reaction when I indulge in a favorite Read More