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Fall Blend Alert! Cranberry Autumn from Harney & Sons

Ah, fall. Cooler weather signals the slow switch from iced or cold brewed teas to hot cuppas throughout the day. I find myself excited about teas that are fruity but earthy, deeper but still bright. Happily, Cranberry Autumn from Harvey and Sons perfectly fits that description. Cranberry Autumn has light, citrusy notes from the orange as well as a good bit of tartness from the cranberry and hibiscus, but the base tea keeps the other flavors grounded. It has a good bit of depth with a slight woody note that works well with the other flavors. This tea is a Read More

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Crackling Fire from Beacon Hill Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Beacon Hill Tea Company Tea Description: This myriad of autumn flavors simply smolders.  Grab a blanket and warm your soul with this spiced blend.  Ingredients: honeybush tea, apple pieces, aniseed, lapsang souchong tea, cocoa nibs, rose hips, cinnamon, red peppercorn, orange peels, cloves, natural cinnamon flavor, natural orange flavor, safflower, natural hazelnut flavor. Learn more about Beacon Hill’s Monthly Subscription Plan here. Taster’s Review: I’m running a little behind in my reviews lately, but I’m glad I’m seeing a light at the end of the tunnel in regards to my November teas.  Crackling Fire was an offering the Beacon Read More

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Spiced Apple Tisane from DAVIDsTEA

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Tisane Where to Buy: DAVIDsTEA Tea Description: What does comfort mean to you? It might be a favourite sweater, an old family recipe or a perfect cup of tea. For us, it’s all about capturing warm and cozy flavours – like this sweet and spicy blend of apple, figs and chai spices. Laced with cinnamon and star anise, it brings back memories of apple picking, piping hot cider and fresh-from-the-oven pies. Basically, it’s like a hug in a cup. And whether you pair it with a good book or some great company, we guarantee it’s as comforting as Read More

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Doke Thunder Second Flush from Rare Tea Republic

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Rare Tea Republic Tea Description: Ripe apricot, butternut squash, sweet finish. A juicy ripe apricot aroma leads to an exceptionally flavorful liquor with vegetal undertones of cooked butternut squash and a lingering finish. . Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I bought a sample of this, along with about 12 others, from Rare Tea Republic a week ago and today I picked it from my grab bag of RTR teas to taste. This is an Oolong? I had to check three times to be sure. I was extremely sleepy when having Read More

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Honey Malt With Chocolate Malt Tea from Malt Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Grain Tea Where to Buy:  Malt Tea Tea Description: This tea mixes the intense sweetness and honey aroma from Honey malt with the extra roasted coffee flavor from the Chocolate Malt. Be Advised: Chocolate Malt gets it’s name from the dark brown color that is similar to the color of dark chocolate. It does not taste like chocolate! Ingredients: Whole Grains Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: A long time ago I used to do home brewing, so when I saw a tea company offering whole grain teas I had to try it! When Read More