Earl Blue from 52Teas

I usually imagine earl grey tea with a little bit of a bite, the kind of proper tea that staunch old ladies sip from fine china teacups in British dramas. Once my mother sent me to an old-timey etiquette class led by a strict old woman. The tea we drank from teacups had a bite, black and tart, and a squeeze of lemon on top made my mouth pucker.   It was more palatable by the second cup with milk and sugar cubes but I always associate a bit of bite with that first cup of earl grey. Earl Blue Read More

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Top of the (Blueberry Lemon) Muffin to You! A Curiositea Blend

Blueberry Lemon Rooibos from Curiositea makes me think of muffins– top of the muffin to you! The nutty rooibos paired with these fruit flavors remind me of blueberry muffins with lemon peel, or a delectable lemon poppyseed cake.  The lemon of this blend is more creamy than tart, and comes through slightly stronger than the blueberry. There is a darker sweetness in the undertones of this brew that keeps the lemon from getting too sharp, and I must credit this flavor to the blueberries. When iced, the flavor combination in this blend could pass for blueberry lemonade rooibos.  There is Read More

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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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Pomegranate Wild Berry Black Tea from Teavery

Let’s talk about Pomegranate Wild Berry Black Tea from Teavery, shall we?  WHY am I so excited about this tea?  Well, first and foremost because Pomegranate Wild Berry Black Tea from Teavery does NOT contain hibiscus!  Woot!  This flavored black tea contains Organic Black Tea, Organic Black Raspberry Leaf, Organic Calendula, Organic Corn Flowers, Blueberry, Blackberry, and Raspberry Flavorings.  NO HIBISCUS!  Yippie! If you could see me right now I am doing a crazy little dance but you will just have to take my word for it! The smell of the dry ingredients is very wine-like and I would say that is a Read More

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Blueberry Scone Green Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: 52Teas Tea Description: Organic ingredients:  green tea, freeze-dried blueberries, nutmeg and natural flavors  Learn more about other green teas here. Taster’s Review: Ever have a day where you needed your tea to lift you up? That is my day today. Everything just seems to be blah around here so I wanted something that had a bit of a pep in its step to bring some sunshine into my day. So I grabbed this one. To start, I just love the base for green teas that 52Teas uses. It is light but still has a Read More