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Bates’ Brambleberry Black Tea from The Republic of Tea

In addition to being a fandom tea that I’m sure everyone who watches Downton Abbey will love, this tea has a wonderful flavor and is an awesome eco-friendly offering from the Republic of Tea. It comes in a round unbleached tea bag with no strings, staples or tags, and can be composted after you use it. It looks insubstantial enough that you could even throw it in your own non-industrial-strength compost pile (I understand some municipalities have compost pickup along with trash and recycling pickup, but mine is not that lucky so I do my own composting). It smells excellently Read More

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Miss Figgy from Tea and Tins

So, I have to say this first: the piggy sprinkles are DEATH-DEFYINGLY cute! (I think that’s a thing?) Also, I appreciate the fact that this is an extra-punny tea: not only is the name a pun, but the tea itself is both figgy AND filled with sugar-based figgy piglets. (Yes, the sprinkles do absorb fig flavor over time. I checked.) Although you can smell the sweet flavor of figs through the packet, it gets even better while steeping. After steeping, the tea is a nice hazy cedarish amber color. The overall taste is a bit less figgy than I expected from Read More

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Earl Grey Black Tea from Zest Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Zest Tea Tea Description: Earl grey has been a popular blend since it was introduced to the British Earl, Charles “Chaz” Grey, in the 1830’s. Most Earl Greys are made with low-quality base teas, but not ours. Zest’s Earl is made with premium Nilgiri Indian black tea blended with a delicious bergamot essential oil. Don’t thank us. Thank Chaz. Tea Base: Flower Orange Pekoe Base Region: South India Ingredients: South Indian Flower Orange Pekoe Black Tea, Bergamot Flavor, Natural Caffeine 20 pyramid bags per tin! Caffeine: Approximately 150 mg/ cup – About the same as Read More

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Revel Berry Yerba Mate from Guayaki

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yerba Mate Where to Buy: Guayaki Tea Description: Revel Berry has a delicious raspberry and blackberry flavor.  It’s easy drinking and clean tasting, and not too sweet. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: For those who don’t know, I work in a grocery store. It’s not uncommon for us to start carrying different, less common drinks but it is uncommon for them to be tea-related so when we picked up some of this brand’s flavors of iced/canned Yerba Mate I got really excited! I knew I’d seen at least one of this brand’s products reviewed on Read More

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Seven Seas Herbal Tea from Simple Loose Leaf

Tisane Information: Leaf Type:  Rooibos & Herbal Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf here. Tisane Description: This healthy and harmonious herbal tea blends peppermint, ginseng, cinnamon, echinacea, sarsaparilla, licorice, and organic South African rooibos. The cooling peppermint and warm cinnamon notes pair perfectly with the sweet, soothing finish provided by the other herbs. This special blend is an ideal and tasty way to stimulate your immune system. Learn more about this tisane here. Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s Co-Op program here. Taster’s Review: As I’ve said in the past, I’m not usually a big fan of ginseng, but this blend has enough going on Read More