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Chocolate Cherry Latte Oolong by A Quarter to Tea

Steeping at 190 degrees for 4.5 minutes as recommended, I prepared this tea with one tablespoon of leaves and around 10 ounces of water. The high-quality oolong leaves swell and uncurl while steeping–something I always find fascinating (in addition to comforting because I know it means I’m about to drink some excellent tea!) Once the steeping gets going it smells strongly of chocolate and cherry, which I take as a good sign! Actually it smells almost overwhelmingly of cherry while steeping, but after steeping that abates somewhat. The cherry flavor still hits your nose first but as you keep inhaling you Read More

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Chocolate Rose Truffle Black Tea from 52Teas

I was looking for something strong today so I settled on this wonderful chocolatey blend from 52 Teas! I steeped 1 heaping teaspoon in about 12 ounces of hot water for 2.5 minutes, as recommended (although I admit I totally failed to do the recommended “wait 10 minutes after steeping for best flavor” thing. I get a little impatient for my tea, lol). Once it’s steeped, the tea is a medium darkness, not really red or orange but more amber-ish or cedar-colored. It has a few teeny oil droplets on top, which tends to happen when you put chocolate chips Read More

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Chocolate Coconut Truffle from The NecessiTeas

Imagine my JOY…Chocolate Coconut Truffle from The NecessiTeas option!  YAY!  The chocolate in this flavored Black and Honeybush Blend is cocoa nibs.  I really must pause and try and explain to the best of my ability the aroma that rolled out of the bag once I opened it.  It was like a DARK Chocolate Brownie.  Upon a second sniff I was able to take in the coconut aroma as well. Chocolate Coconut Truffle from The NecessiTeas has a very dark sip at the beginning and then follows through with a sweeter middle sip.  The end sip on to the after Read More

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S’mores Genmaicha Green Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: 52Teas Tea Description: I reblended this tea to fulfill part of our start-up Kickstarter campaign’s add-on offers! This was part of the Genmaicha 3-Tier collection – a yummy blend of Matcha infused Genmaicha green tea and chocolate and marshmallow flavors. I added cacao shells & nibs, mini vegan chocolate chips and marshmallow root to the blend. This is yummy! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This gemaicha is a perfect tea for the weather out there today! I’ve battened down the hatches and hunkered down, because the outside world has turned completely white. Read More

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Hazelberry Pu’er Blend from Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf Tea Description: The earthy smoothness of Pu’er creates a warm foundation for the rich flavor of hazelnut while playful, tangy-sweet strawberries peek through the nutty opulence. A hint of cream adds a soft, dreamy note to the blend. Pu’er Tea, Strawberries, Cocoa Nibs, Natural Strawberry Flavor, Natural Creme Flavor, Natural Hazelnut Flavor Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s Selection Club subscription program here. Taster’s Review: When I opened the pouch of this Hazelberry Pu’er Blend from Simple Loose Leaf, I didn’t smell a strong earthy Read More