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An Afternoon in Paris from Fauchon. . . . . .

This is one of the teas my sister brought back from Paris when she stopped there on her honeymoon. If I am being honest, I would have never picked it for myself because I see citrus and think to myself “meh”. Luckily I wasn’t choosing because I would have missed out. This is a smooth tea. The vanilla is a lot more prominent than I anticipated and has a creamy vanilla bean quality to it. The base is maybe a little thicker than I would normally like but it helps add depth to the vanilla. The citrus is bright but Read More

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Goût Rousse 7 Agrumes from Palais des Thés. . . . .

Do you ever sit around thinking “I wish Earl Grey could be… more citrus-y”? Does that bergamot alone simply not suffice? If you do, BOY OH BOY do I have a treat for you. It’s the zestiest citrus blend around, featuring lemon, lime, sweet orange, bitter orange, grapefruit, bergamot and mandarin. … Grapefruit? They were just screwing around when they threw grapefruit in there. They were like “bro, we only have 6 citrus fruits. But we all know 7 is the coolest number. Look how great it looks. It’s edgy. What else can we throw in there?” And then the Read More

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Let’s Kick It Up A Notch! Ginger Chili Tisane from Arbor Teas

  I  don’t know what’s going on with my tastebuds lately but the spicier the tea, the better it tastes to me. I used to pass over ginger teas all the time because I just wasn’t a fan. Now, I’m searching high and low for ginger and even black pepper tea blends. Just can’t get enough of them. Which is why Ginger Chili Tisane really fit what my taste buds were craving. Plus the fact that this blend has green rooibos in it, just makes this tea that more inviting. Ginger Chili Tisane is a mix of green rooibos, ginger, lemon Read More

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Strawberry Spritz Iced Tea From Teabox

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: Teabox  Tea Description: Strawberries – sweet and luscious – are the perfect summer treat and this tea blend is just as so. Yielding a gorgeous brownish-red color liquor, this tea is complex, charming and subtle. Sweet aroma of fresh strawberries and mint makes the brew inviting. The mellow, silky-bodied liquor promises to render your palate with tangy flavors of strawberry and orange that linger on for the long haul Marked by a long, fruity finish, this medium caffeine tea is suited for a soothing sip throughout the day. Learn more about this tea here. Read More

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Lemon Cakes from The Forest Witch

Lemon Cakes Loose Tea a GoT (Game of Thrones) inspired tea for Sansa’s love for buttery lemon cakes. Being a huge fan of GoT, I had to try it out. Plus green teas are my favorite.  So this was a win win! I was extremely excited to share this tea with my family so the last together we had family dinner, I brewed up a huge pot of this tea.  The tea smelled amazing.  Rich smooth lemony goodness.  But unfortunately, I oversteeped the tea. Shame on me for not setting a timer. So I took the tea leaves, put them Read More