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Woodland Trek by Beach House Tea Company. . . . .

I steeped this tea for 8 minutes at 212 degrees with 1.5 teaspoons of leaf in about 6-8 ounces of water. After steeping, the tea is an interesting peachy color-pinkish-orangeish-amber. It smells mostly of honeybush and a little of hops. The flavor combinations available here are quite intriguing! First sip: SUPER sweet. It has a light, airy quality to the flavor. It’s not as “earthy” as I’d expect with so much honeybush in it (honeybush and rooibos usually ground a flavor pretty well in my estimation). The flavor is also much more complex than the fragrance, rather than being dominated Read More

Honey-Pear

Honey Pear Tea by Nelson’s Tea

Following steeping recommendations, I steeped 1 tsp of this with about a cup of water at approximately 195-200 degrees F for 3 minutes. My first thought was that this tea smells like bee pollen, although I don’t actually have all that much experience with bee pollen, lol. But when I looked up the ingredients I discovered that bee pollen is actually one of them so I guess I was right! It steeps up a nice golden/amber color, but interestingly cloudy. Instead of a clear amber like many teas are, it had lots of tiny specks like golden dust floating around Read More

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Jacqueline’s Tea from Jacqueline’s Tea Room (available from iHeartTeas)

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: This tea is part of the Sweet Set Sampler from iHeartTeas. Learn more about Jacqueline’s Tea Room here. Tea Description: Black tea with Lavender flowers and honey bee pollen. Taster’s Review: There were a couple of teas in this sampler that prompted my purchase, but, I have to admit that this wasn’t one of them.  I think it was the English Garden that really struck my fancy, and it was the name of the tea, really, that made me want to try it.  I find it somewhat amusing and even a little Read More