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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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PRODUCT REVIEW: Indian Spice Green Tea Infused Sipping Broth from Millie’s Savory Teas

Product Information: Leaf Type:  Green About This Product: A snappy blend of curry, spices and green tea. Tastes like your eating at your favorite Indian curry restaurant. To Learn more about this Millie’s Savory Teas, click here. To Subscribe to Love with Food, click here. Taster’s Review: In my September Love with Food box, I received not one but two new-to-me savory teas from Millie’s Savory Teas to try, including this Indian Spice Green Tea Infused Sipping Broth.  Even though I was a little disappointed with the Tomato Basil variety of Millie’s Savory Teas, I still found myself excited at the prospect Read More

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Kiwi Cherry Bonanza Fruit Tisane from Tiesta Tea

Tisane Information: Leaf Type:  Fruit Tisane Where to Buy:  Amoda Tea Tisane Description: Kiwi lovers rejoice, your tea is here. Non-kiwi lovers rejoice, you’ll love it too. This tea smells sweet and tastes sweet (not a huge surprise since it’s a blend of different fruits). There’s a hint of spice courtesy of the ginger bits that gets ya mostly in the delightful cherry ginger finish. Learn more about this tisane here. Learn how to subscribe to Amoda’s Monthly Tea Tasting Box here. Taster’s Review:  OK, I didn’t have my hopes too high for this Kiwi Cherry Bonanza from Tiesta Tea – Read More

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Fruity Sangria from Utopia Tea

Tisane Information: Leaf Type:  Fruit/Herbal Tisane Where to Buy:  Utopia Tea Tisane Description: Inspired by the traditional red-wine Sangria, our Fruity Sangria consists of elderberries, citrus, and lemongrass creating a flavorful cup. Fruity Sangria has large amounts of antioxidants and prevents cell damage. This beverage is great to drink anytime of the day and is wonderful over ice! Learn more about this tisane here. Taster’s Review: Yikes!  Hibiscus! Actually, the hibiscus isn’t too bad here.  It mostly affects the color of the brewed liquid, which is a deep, ruby red color.  As long as you don’t steep it too long, Read More

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Carrot Cake Cupcake Green Rooibos from Simpson & Vail

Tisane Information: Leaf Type:  Rooibos Where to Buy:  Simpson & Vail Tisane Description: The latest addition to our popular dessert teas are these cupcake teas! Available in Red Velvet Cupcake, Carrot Cake Cupcake and Strawberry Cupcake. I love carrot cake, whether it’s in a loaf or in cupcake form. What I don’t like is that “some” people always feel the need to add raisins to what is already perfection. Don’t mess with success people! And what I do like about this rooibos tea version, is that you get all that lovely carrot cake goodness with none of the calories (and Read More