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Black from The Virginia Tea Company. . . . .

I often like adding milk to certain black teas, but I’m going to try this one without so I can review the tea as it is. Sipping… this tea is interesting because I’m not getting a whole lot of flavor. I detect a little bit of citrus, but otherwise it just tastes like a black tea.. smooth, but uneventful. I can’t pull apart any individual flavor notes. I think that adding a slice of lemon or some milk would make this tea a bit more interesting. Even though this tea seems to be on the simpler side of things, I Read More

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Organic Assam Black Tea from Mana Organics. . . .

  In the mornings, I typically drink a cup of two of coffee before I leave the house. For my commute to work, I always bring some form of hot tea and my matcha smoothie.  But to get me out of bed-which is no small task- coffee is usually what I drink.  (My hubby actually brings me my first cup in bed to help me get up.  He is such a sweetheart!)  But lately, the coffee just hasn’t tasted right. I recently had the flu and I think my stomach is still a bit wonky from that experience because coffee Read More

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Morning Mojo from The Tea Spot. . . . .

Have you ever taken one sip of a tea and been like “yuuuup, I’m going to have to buy a vat of this and keep it in an armed fortress just for myself”? That’s how I felt about this tea, a super-creamy vanilla/orange pu’erh/black confection. It’s perfectly balanced, like a ninja poised to strike another ninja. (Because that obviously requires extra stealth). There’s the sweetness of the vanilla against the tangy of the orange and the earthy of the pu’erh and the depth of the black. The flavors are like constructive criticism, which starts and ends with a compliment, and Read More

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Smoked Maple from Shanti Tea. . . .

When my fiancé and I first started dating, he was a) charmed by my goofy nerdiness (or so I like to tell myself) and b) totally baffled that I had never really eaten smoked meat beyond the occasional barbeque. A few years into our life together now, I’m well acquainted with the intricacies of home-smoked brisket (mainly, how to eat it. YUM), which are the best BBQ joints within a fifty-mile radius, and how to reeeally love that earthy, rich flavor that smoking imparts on food. And on tea. (See! I promise this story had a point.) This smoked maple Read More

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Breakfast Blend from The Tea Can Company

Are you a fan of Assam? Kean on Keemun? And crazy for Ceylon? If so Breakfast Blend from The Tea Can Company may just be what you need for your next black tea fix! That’s right…Breakfast Blend from The Tea Can Company features 3 different black tea bases…Assam, Keemun, and Ceylon Black tea trio! It’s all clear to the naked eye as you can see right thru the silken bag it comes in. The black tea bases aren’t overly strong but are still a nice, solid black tea flavor. It has a more earthy taste than anything else. As far Read More