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Chocolate Candy Cane from PaperBoxGoodies

Just because the holiday season is behind us doesn’t mean that the time for holiday-themed teas is over!  In the spirit of keeping the good holiday vibes going, I brewed up a cup of Chocolate Candy Cane from PaperBoxGoodies.  I don’t see this flavor listed on the PaperBoxGoodies Etsy shop so I’m not sure of the ingredients, but it looks to be an herbal blend with mint, chocolate chips, and licorice root.   I was excited about the herbal nature of this blend.  I love candy cane teas, but they all seem to have a black tea base which makes Read More

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Jack Frost from Bluebird Tea. . . . .

There are a lot of minty candy-cane inspired teas out there this time of year, so I was excited to try a more focused, herbal take on mint tea, with Jack Frost from Bluebird Tea.   This herbal blend is mainly spearmint and eucalyptus with a hint of sweeter flavors like coconut and vanilla.  That hint of sweetness makes all the difference– pure spearmint tea has a bit too much icy bite, feeling more like medicine than a calm cup of tea.  Jack Frost was smooth and cool without being too fierce or leaving me frozen. It might sound odd Read More

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Holiday Tea Alert! Candy Cane Crush from David’s Tea

So it’s December and that means holiday drinks….and holiday drinks are sort of, kind of, really, really awesome. I mean, people line up out the door for Starbucks holiday blends (even tea people…don’t lie…you know you like them!). Well, one of my all-time favorite holiday drinks is a DAVIDsTEA eggnog latte. I love them. I really do. So much so that after first trying them a couple years ago, I would pretend I was getting one for a friend and then walk around with two of them for myself. Yeah, I am a little obsessed. It got to the point Read More

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Happily Headless (Custom Blend) from Adagio Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black/Green Where to Buy:  Adagio Tea Description: You’ll lose your head over your loyalty to this kingly brew! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: WARNING: POTENTIAL GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS (But really this is season one so if you’re not aware of this you might be living under a rock…) I have to say, I’m quite happy I watched enough GoT to understand the character reference here! I’ve really only seen the first two seasons and part of the third. I think the ingredients picked out by this blender are pretty well thought out too; though Read More

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On The Third Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas Sent Me This Tea…

It’s the third day already!  Christmas is almost here!  Wow! Without further ado, I will go right into today’s tea, because it’s a good one! Peppermint Perfection Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Della Terra Teas Tea Description:   On the third day of Christmas we have ourselves some French hens.  Well, that is fine of course, but wouldn’t you rather have a cup of some amazing peppermint tea? Well, here it is!  Peppermint Perfection, pure vanilla and peppermint create this creamy, peppermint-y tea! Taster’s Review: I couldn’t find this tea on Della Terra Teas’ website, but I Read More