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Candied Yams from Bluebird Tea

There’s something supremely fun about unusual seasonal blends that only come out at the most festive times of year. When I heard about the blend, Candied Yams from Bluebird Tea, I had to get a taste.   So, Candied Yams?  I’ve had my fair share of mashed sweet potatoes (yams) and squash with butter and brown sugar, and the sweet, earthy, orange mash is a delicious side to any holiday dinner.  (We’ve even forgotten to put the sweet potatoes out during dinner one year, and ate it with spice cookies during dessert, and they were still a winner).  No wonder Read More

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Limóncello Tea from The NecessiTeas

It’s been YEARS since I have Lemon Meringue Pie and because I don’t eat dairy or eggs any more this Limóncello Tea from The NecessiTeas is the closest thing to the taste I can remember without actually eating a piece of it.  HOORAY!  Limóncello Tea from The NecessiTeas you are a wonderful find! Limóncello Tea from The NecessiTeas smells like Citronella once infused but prior to infusing I could pick up on the sugary notes, various nods to lemon, a slight herbal connection, and even a speck of vanilla.  All that in a smell and we haven’t even gotten to the Read More

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Brown Sugar Organic Oolong by Tea Leaf Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Tea Leaf Co. Tea Description: A wonderfully bold and smooth organic tea blend of dark oolong and maple, a perfect pairing. While the oolong is bold, full-bodied, and lightly smoked, the maple is light, aromatic, and sweet. The combination of the two flavors results in a well-balanced, featured favorite maple tea blend. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve been drinking quite a lot of Oolong recently, and some of it has really challenged my assumptions about the variety. I thought for a long time, for example, that I didn’t like Read More

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Date Nut Bread Iced Honeybush Tea from Southern Boy Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Honeybush Where to Buy:  Zoomdweebies Tea Description: Organic honeybush is the perfect compliment to this melding of delicious and aromatic organic flavors, including date, orange, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and pecan. This might seem like a strange thing to flavor an iced tea like, but just wait til you try it! Learn more about this tea here. Learn about SBT’s subscriptions here. Taster’s Review: I just ate some Spicy Sriracha Cosmos and let me tell you, my mouth is on fire!  Acha-cha!  Spicy! So, I needed something cold and refreshing and easy to drink (read:  gulp!) to help cool Read More

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Maiden’s Ecstasy Organic from Samovar Tea Lounge

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Puerh Where to Buy: Samovar Tea Lounge  Tea Description: Wild-crafted from 30-foot trees in the jungles of Southwest China, this tea is a traditional wedding gift and evening mood-setter. Dark, creamy, and luxurious with notes of bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Details Tea Type: Pu-Erh Origin: Jing Mai Mountains in Yunnan, China Caffeine Level: Medium-high Processing Details: Tender, young-leaf, vintage, loose leaf Pu-Erh Tasting and Aroma Specs: Very balanced, smooth, rich and dark, with a slightly sweet, wildflower honey finish. Deep, strong forward notes of earth and moss with a lingering raisin sugar sweetness. Food Pairing: Dim Sum and Read More