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French #7 from Blue Hour Tea. . .

Don’t let the flowers fool you: this Earl Grey blend is POWERFUL. It’s packed to the gills with the Earl’s trademark bergamot, plus lavender and cornflowers. This blend packs a punch. DO NOT OVERSTEEP IT. Tired? The smell itself is so strong that it will wake you up immediately. Cranky? The flavor will get your gears in motion. Dead on the inside? The caffeine will give you a shove. This is like Earl Grey’s spunky hippie sister got into his tea stash and started messing around with it “I picked these today,” she whispers, dropping a handful of blossoms into Read More

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Genmaicha (Australia) from Blue Hour Tea. . . .

I steeped this at 190 degrees with 1stp tea and 1 cup water for about one minute. (The recommendation was 1-3 minutes, but after one minute it smelled super toasty even from across the room so I figured I’d better drink it before it got strong enough to knock me over.) This tea does interestingly include a bit of matcha in the ingredients despite being a genmaicha, which is a great addition as far as I’m concerned. Also, I’ve never had a tea from Australia before (that I know of), so I was quite excited by this opportunity! Once steeped, the tea was Read More

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Spicy Honey Chai from Blue Hour Tea. . .A Different Take on Chai. . .

Waaaaaay back in the day, I was a barista. Not the cool, hipster baristas we all know and love now, but the nerdy high schooler kind who like making weird drink concoctions when the cafe is slow. I’m sure you can imagine it. Anyways! Even back then, before I knew how much my love of tea would grow, I wasn’t a coffee drinker either, and was constantly looking for a new warm concoction that I could sip will slinging drinks to our customers. Enter: chai. I instantly fell in love with the creamy, warming spices and found myself finding new Read More

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French No.7 from Blue Hour Tea- An Earl Grey Tea Blend

Seeing is that I will not being going to France anytime soon I figured the best way to awaken my senses and transport myself over there – meditatively – is by sipping on French No.7 from Blue Hour Tea. If you are drawn in by intensely fragrant teas make sure you put French No.7 from Blue Hour Tea on your list TO TRY! Basically this is their version of Lavender Earl Grey but a pepped-up version! Try certainly did NOT skimp on the contents of this tea and the proof is in the aroma! The infusion is pretty impressive, too! Read More

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Genmaicha from Blue Hour Tea #VeganMoFo2016

Today’s Vegan MoFo prompt is “Far Away” and basically if we dug straight down – where would we come out?  Based on where I am it would be the ocean but the closest land-wise would be Australia which was ironic because I was just sipping on Genmaicha from Blue Hour Tea and that hails from Australia.  Acheron Valley in Victoria, Australia, to be exact. Genmaicha from Blue Hour Tea is your standard yet sturdy Genmaicha.  There are no surprises with this Genmaicha from Blue Hour Tea but that isn’t a slam to this tea rather a praise!  It’s everything you would expect Read More