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Downton Abbey® Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea by Republic of Tea

Before I get to my tasting notes I’d just like to mention that Republic of Tea uses eco-friendly packaging to combine the convenience of tea bags with the sustainability of loose leaf tea. The tea comes in a reusable (and surely recyclable) metal tin, prepackaged in super-convenient round tea bags that are: Unbleached Minimalistic (don’t use much material) Biodegradable (well, it’s just a thin piece of paper, and tea leaves are compostable) Chemical-free Glue-free Gluten-free Without extra packaging like staples, strings, or tags It’s a very clever design and I really appreciate the effort they put into making eco-friendly tea so Read More

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Strawberry Shortcake from The NecessiTeas. . . .

This tea isn’t so much strawberry shortcake the food, but Strawberry Shortcake the character. It is so cute. It’s sweet and tiny and a little bit of strawberry for flavor/excitement. There’s a green base to this, yes, but it’s subtle, in the background. Because green’s good for you, it adds to the wholesome vibe of this tea. It’s a GREAT intro-tea. I’d hook a n00b up with this any time to give them an idea of what’s possible in teas besides earl grey or chamomile. This is a tea you totally could give a kid. Maybe not right next to Read More

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The Cake Is A Lie from Geeky Teas. . .

The tea’s name, “The Cake Is A Lie,” is a “Portal” reference. It’s a PlayStation game in which you use your wits to survive through a corrupt company’s testing facility. You’re told at the beginning that cake will be served at the end of your testing, but spray painted messages begin to pop up saying “the cake is a lie.” And it is. The company expects you to die, so why would it prepare a cake? So it’s kind of fitting that I don’t think this tea quite tastes like cake. (A LIE. Though I think they meant it to Read More

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Baklava Black Tea from A Quarter To Tea. . .

I am renaming this black tea pistachio ice cream. Yes, I finally found it. My one true love. My soul mate. Yes, I know that this tea is supposed to be like baklava. And also yes, I do know what baklava tastes like because i’m Greek and, well, I grew up eating it. I’ve even had baklava in Greece. My yiayia (grandmother in Greek) owned a bakery back in the day and was an amazing Greek baker. So, its safe to say if anyone can judge Baklava, its me. Unfortunately, this doesn’t resemble baklava in my opinion. Fortunately, it does Read More

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A Perfect Tea for the Holidays! Old Fashioned Spice Cake from The NecessiTeas

With the upcoming holiday season upon us, taking a moment to reflect, relax, and enjoy those moments around us become even more important. What better way to reflect,relax, and enjoy those moments than with a lovely cuppa! Old Fashioned Spice Cake from The NecessiTeas was a tea I was a bit wary of. Mainly because I am not a huge spiced tea fan. But, I prepped my water and set to getting myself a cuppa. So far every tea I’ve had from The NecessiTeas has made my taste buds dance. (The hand blended offerings from The NecessiTeas are simply amazing Read More