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It is Macaroon Season: Try Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas

I feel like I’ve see a lot of macaroon-themed teas popping up this spring so it felt like time to try a tea I was saving in my collection, Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas. It’s a little known fact that I like coconut in my baked goods and sweets.  Almond Joy bars or Coconut Cluster Girl Scout cookies are the way to go!  And don’t even get me started on Hostess Sno-Balls… The dry leaf of this blend smelled strongly of almond, almost like amaretto liqueur or almond extract.  Almond was definitely the dominant tone, but there was some Read More

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Holiday Tea Alert! Snickerdoodle from Simpson and Vail

Snickerdoodle from Simpson & Vail was a sweet, simple blend, perfect as the weather gets cooler.  The tea has true cinnamon-stick flavor– not at all like cinnamon candy– definitely the cinnamon flavor of baked goods.  The warm, spice flavor goes well with the gentle dry grass and honey notes of the green rooibos.  Let me put the emphasis on “green” rooibos.  Unlike red rooibos, which can have a tendency to get a little medicine-like, or cloying, the green rooibos always stays smooth, sweet, and mellow, so feel free to brew this gentle decaf cinnamon blend as long as you like. Read More

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Lemon Blueberry Cookie Dough Black Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: One of our “YOU be the tea blender” blends, this is a premium Pettiagala Extra Long Leaf OP black tea from Sri Lanka blended with freeze-dried blueberries, lemon myrtle and organic blueberry, lemon and cookie dough flavors. Delicious and fun–like the flavors are having a pillow fight in your mouth! Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about 52Teas’ subscriptions here. Taster’s Review: This Lemon Blueberry Cookie Dough Black Tea from 52Teas is pretty tasty.  I don’t think I’ve had a lemon blueberry cookie before, but I certainly wouldn’t Read More

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Sugar Cookie Iced Honeybush Tea from Southern Boy Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Honeybush Where to Buy:  Zoomdweebies Tea Description: Organic caffeine-free honeybush with organic sweet, cakey, sugar cookie flavors. This is one of those teas that your family might end up squabbling over, so be sure to stock up on a few of these. Blends like these are a great alternative to sugary caffeinated sodas–we don’t let me daughter have much caffeine, but she LOVES these honeybush iced teas. Learn more about this tea here. Learn about SBT’s subscriptions here. Taster’s Review: After having tried Christmas Cookie Shou Mei from 52Teas, I thought that this iced tea might be Read More

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Christmas Cookie Shou Mei from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: If this tea doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, you might just be the Grinch. With premium shou mei white tea, almonds, ginger, orange peel, cinnamon chips, a few cloves, marshmallow root and organic flavors, combine this tea with a nice crackling fire in the fireplace and someone to snuggle up to on the couch, and you’ll be in holiday heaven. Learn more about this blend here. Learn how to subscribe to 52Teas’  Tea of the Week program here. Taster’s Review: Yum!  It’s no big surprise to me Read More