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Blueberries and Blossoms in My Cup! Rooibos Blend From The Kettlery

As much as I love pumped-up black teas and spicy chai teas, I do need an herbal comfort now and again.  Enter: Blueberry Blossoms Rooibos Tea from the Kettlery.  Unsurprisingly, the overall the focus of this blend is blueberry.  You can smell the berries in the dry leaf, and their flavor is very forward in the brew.  This tea is not too juicy, or fruit-heavy, like other blueberry blends with hibiscus or apple pieces.  This is more subdued and toasty, like a blueberry scone. I can understand why rooibos teas might be a hit-or-miss for some people.  Red rooibos can Read More

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Zhu Rong Yunnan Black Tea from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: Verdant Tea Tea Description: The aroma of this intensely rich Yunnan black is immediately reminiscent of one of our favorite chocolate’s of all time: the Rogue Chocolatier Hispaniola bar, made with a tangy and nuanced cacao from the Dominican Republic.  Imagine a fine dark chocolate melted down and infused with hibiscus.  That is the aroma of this tea.  It is so rich and fruity it even reminds us of a fine, light roasted coffee. NOTES: Velvet, Chocolate, Cayenne, Clove, Cinnamon, Molasses, Cream Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Some teas tend to learn toward a specific season for me. Such Read More

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Tie Guan Yin Iron Goddess Oolong from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Oolong Where to Buy: Teavivre Tea Description: Tie Guan Yin tea is a type of Oolong tea, and is – deservedly – one of the most revered and sought after type tea in China.  Sometimes also written as Ti Kuan Yin or Iron Goddess Oolong Tea.  Apart from its amazing taste, this tea also has great health benefits, being high in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants. more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Lord this tea smells so very good! That is in the dry leaf state! Don’t even get me started on the steeped leaf! I am Read More