Blissful Buds from Mellow Monk . . . .

Tea has become more of a mindfulness exercise for me lately, rather than simply a means to caffeination. I reverently begin this tasting by getting on the level with the loose, green grinds. Dry leaves are sweet-smelling like a japanese tea.  They tease me with something that almost smells of raspberry, though I know there is none in this blend. After brewing the tea leaves got much lighter in color and presented a cloudy olive-green infusion with lots of tiny stowaways from the gravity brewer into my cup. I cannot stress enough, as with all green and white teas, watch Read More


Raspberry Lemon Tart Bliss from theBeesTeas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: theBeesTeas Tea Description: Black tea perfectly blended with raspberry, candied lemons, chocolate, and vanilla (although raspberry & lemon flavors are more prominent). This blend also contains sumac, which adds a tart lemon-like flavor while also adding great health benefits (antioxidants) . This is a sweet and tangy blend that can be enjoyed hot or iced, but is better served hot. Black tea is caffeinated more than white tea or green tea, but considerably less than coffee. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I love playing around on Etsy.  Its one of Read More


24 Days of Tea Holiday Countdown – Day 13 from Teanzo 1856

It’s day 13 with this wonderful Holiday Countdown with tea from Teanzo – I have enjoyed trying the different teas that they offer through their Advent Calendar!  (All of which is also available – separately – on their website!) For today’s bit of holiday art, I chose a really nifty ornament made by Regina Zyry!  One of the things that I love MOST about this ornament is that its crafted using an upcycled ribbon spool!  You know, when you go to the craft store and you buy the spools of decorative ribbon for your projects?  She kept her empty spools and Read More


2014 Giddapahar Spring Bliss First Flush (SFTGFOP1) from Darjeeling Tea Lovers

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Darjeeling Tea Lovers Tea Description: Giddapahar Spring Bliss as the name suggests is one of the most ‘Blissful’ First Flush tea we have. A very yummy tea which is ideal for all day. This is a tea that actually meets the First Flush mantra of ‘LIGHT & BRIGHT’. It is a full bouquet of fruity peach like notes and if you really care to understand what PURE CHINA BLACK TEA tastes like, this is the ideal tea. We assure you that it will be difficult to stop with just one cup. A BLISSFUL, DELIGHTFUL, Read More


La Isla Bonita Custom Tea Blend from Adagio Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  Adagio Teas Tea Description: Tropical the island breeze All of nature wild and free This is where I long to be La Isla Bonita And when the samba played The sun would set so high Ring through my ears and sting my eyes Your Spanish lullaby A Jennifer Bliss Custom Blend. Learn more about this custom blend here. Find more Jennifer Bliss blends here. Taster’s Review: Tasty!  I must say that when it comes to Adagio Teas, I definitely have better luck with the white teas versus the black teas.  This La Isla Read More