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Have a Sweeter Breakfast Blend with Aso Black from Mellow Monk

Aso Black from Mellow Monk is technically a black tea but it is processed a little differently that most black teas.  If I understood their description correctly, Aso Black tea is made from the tea leaves that would normally go into making sencha green tea.  Picked in the mountains of Japan, these leaves are less processed and less fermented than traditional black tea.  Aso Black is also called “kocha” or “crimson tea”, perhaps due to its medium level of oxidation.  But I digress. The leaves in my sample were small and flat, though very dark in color.  As it brewed, 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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Tea & Cookies Flavored Black Tea from Caraway Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Caraway Tea Company Tea Description: You’’ll love how the sweet apple, scent of juicy oranges, and delicate cream sooth the spicy bits of cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, cloves and hot fruity pepper. Add a little milk and sugar and you’ll enjoy a special treat. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mmm!  I don’t know if what I’m tasting is “Tea & Cookies” so much as tea and cozy warm spices with hints of fruit … but, I’m enjoying this tea enough to overlook the fact that Tea & Cookies Flavored Black Read More

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Cookies & Cream Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea Tea Description: A person who has not sampled a Cookies and Cream Matcha delicacy, does not know what they are missing. This is because; this wonderfully creamy delicacy stands a world apart because of its popular appeal irrespective of age or station in life. Cookies and Cream Matcha is a sweet treat that has been tempered by Matcha’s distinct difference and can be enjoyed by the very young because of its creamy resonance and older people because of its Matcha twist. Cookies and Cream Matcha can easily holds its Read More

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Cookies N’ Cream Tea from Still Water Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Still Water Tea Tea Description: Scrumptuous flavours of maple, honey, cream and chocolate take your cookie experience to the next level! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is a tea that benefits greatly from waiting a couple of minutes after brewing to allow the tea to cool slightly before you start drinking it.  The first couple of sips – while still piping hot – tasted a bit off, almost artificial.  But now that the tea has cooled just slightly – it’s still hot, but not fresh from the teapot Read More