Canoe Lake Blend

On Canada Day, I was looking for a festive tea to celebrate with when I happened upon this tea…Canoe Lake Blend by Pluck Teas. This tea that Pluck calls “a truly Canadian blend” is made up of black tea, rooibos, sunflower, jasmine, calendula petals, real maple syrup, licorice root, cocoa, safflower petals, cornflowers, and natural flavour. Meant to remind you of campfires and sugar shacks, I thought it was worth a try. I brewed it at 200F for 4 minutes as the recommended steeping parameters of 5 minutes in boiling water seemed like it might be a bit much. Using Read More


Halloween Caramel Apple from Woodie Barnes-McWhirter, An Adagio Signature Blend

It’s Halloween! Time for all the things to go bump in the night come out and play. I’ve always been a huge Halloween fan and love all the scary movies and scary television themed shows.  My kiddos and I are especially fond of Halloween Wars on Food Network.  We love watching the pumpkin carvers and bakers create amazing spooky scenes. So the other night while we were watching our Halloween shows, I brewed up a tea pot of this lovely brew.  I’m quite a fan of Adagio Signature Blends.  Ever once in a while you do end up with a Read More


Spicy Caramel Apple Cinnamon Herbal from Plum Deluxe

Living in the Midwest has spoiled me, you guys. I recently left my full-swing-of-fall homestate for a business trip to Texas, and was shocked when I stepped off the plane and was greeted with a wall of thick humidity the likes of which we hadn’t seen near the Great Lakes for months. You see, the second the first cool breeze and slightly orange-tinged leaf make their first appearances here in September, I’ve busted out my entire (vast– trust me.) collection of scarves, colorful tights, and obviously– autumnal teas 🙂 This limited edition autumn blend from Plum Deluxe hit all the Read More


#FanaticFriday: EquesTEA from Geeky Teas

I’m not a Brony (or PegaSister), but I am a fan of tea, especially sweetly flavored tea, so when I saw this on Geeky Teas’ site, I had a moment of pining. “I hope I get a chance to buy this tea someday when I fall into a pile of money,” I thought, dreamily. I imagined myself swimming through money like Scrooge McDuck. Ah, money. Because I am writing this review, you may think I won the lottery or otherwise catapulted myself to wealth. I did, in a sense: I am a SororiTea  Guest Sister, and this sample happened to come Read More

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Caramel Carrot from Tea Shirt

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal Where to Buy: Tea Shirt Tea Description: Flavoured fruit & vegetable tea blend Ingredients: carrot flakes, apple pieces, pineapple cubes (contains sugar), cocoa peel, cream-caramel pieces (sweetened, skimmed, condensed milk, sugar, glucose, molasses, butter fat, wetting agent, emulsifying agent), flavouring, safflower. Preparation: Put one heaped teaspoon of loose leaf tea per person into 100°C water for 8-10 minutes. . Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Caramel Carrot from Tea Shirt has the same feel to it as one of 52Teas’ amazing concoctions! The tea blend immediately called to me. I love the odd teas that Read More