White Thunder from The Love Tea Company. . . . .

What a bold and dramatic name for a white tea: White Thunder.  So many white teas get paired with desserts, like ice cream flavors or berries, so I was intrigued to try out this flavor just from the brash name alone.  Besides, it doesn’t hurt that this tea is from Love Tea, one of our ChariTea companies.  Learn more here. The White Thunder blend features white tea, peony, spearmint, and peppermint.  I brewed it both hot and iced, and preferred the flavors chilled.  There’s something about drinking an iced mint tea, like Moroccan Mint, that just feels best suited over Read More


Kashima: Monoucha Genmaicha ‘Tsukihime’, Ishinomaki Brown Rice Tea From Kashima Tea Garden/ & Kumamoto Earthquake Tea Fund Announcement

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Tea Where to Buy: Tea Description: Sencha from the town of Monou in what is now Ishinomaki City brews into a deep forest green with a strong astringency. With a 400 year history of tea farming, the town of Monou is the northernmost tea region, and the field managed by Sasaki-san is the northernmost tea field in Japan. Monoucha Genmaicha blends Sasaki-san’s sencha with toasted rice grains as well as rice cracker balls (plain and matcha flavored) for a uniquely toasted nutty flavor. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This review will be one Read More


Children’s Hospital Vanilla Black Tea from The Secret Garden Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  The Secret Garden Tea Co. Tea Description: A playful blend of  baby rosebuds, vanilla, and bergamot that reminds us of childhood tea parties. Proceeds go to BC Children’s Hospital. Ingredients: Black tea, rosehip pieces, rose petals, blackberry leaves, natural flavors. Learn more about this blend here. Taster’s Review: After reading the ingredients listed and then opening the sample pouch of this tea, I was a little surprised to immediately recognize a chamomile blossom.  I see the rosehips and rose petals and blackberry leaves, but they need to update their ingredient list to also Read More


Wild Forest Black Tea from Choice Organic

I think this is a great way to start your day if you are short on time or on-the-go! This is a bold and burly black tea in a bag! It’s pretty strong, fairly malty, rich and robust! It has hints of that bakey or crusty type tea that I so much love, too!


Green Tea and Honey – Bob’s Mellow Mood from Marley’s Beverage Company

Sure, it was sweet from the pure cane sugar and honey but it was mellow or what I like to call a “more pale type of sweet”. It wasn’t overly sweet nor was it artificial tasting like many bottled iced teas can be. I might say this is my new favorite bottled sweetened iced tea! I am looking forward to trying the other 3.