Charles Dickens’ Black Tea Blend by Simpson & Vail

Steeping specs: I steeped a heaping teaspoon of this tea in about 10 oz. of boiling water for three minutes. I tried some of this tea before looking it up, so I didn’t know what to expect but then realized it was rather unusual so I checked out the background and steeping recommendations so I could give it a more “proper” review. Apparently it’s a combination of black tea, oolong tea, and natural flavoring (plus cornflower petals, which add visual interest). I found it to be quite a memorable blend. (Combinations of black tea and oolong intrigue me . . Read More


ImmorTaliTea from Cup of Love

Black Tea, Orange Pieces, Blackberry Leaves, Safflower Petals, Lemon Balm Leaves, Strawberry Pieces, Calendula Petals, Sunflower Petals, Elderberry Pieces, Raisin Bits, Hibiscus Peals, Apple Pieces, Rosehip Bits, Passion Fruit Pieces, Kiwi Pieces, Raspberry Pieces, Rose Petals, Cornflower Petals, & Peppermint are the ingredients that went into ImmorTaliTea from Cup of Love.  Therefore a LOT of time and effort went into this flavor combination! It has a nice balance of fruity, spicy, mint, sweet, and sour!  The black tea base is NOT over the top darker than dark or stronger than strong but it leaves enough room for the other ingredients to Read More

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Groovy Guava Tea from Simpson & Vail

Tea Type: Green Tea Where To Buy: Simpson & Vail Product Description: A wonderful afternoon tea! This fabulous blend of delicious fruits is melded with colorful herbs and our delicate White Monkey tea. The pale ecru cup emits a scrumptious fruity taste that is certain to please. Brew 2 tsp per 8 oz. cup for 2 minutes @180ºF. Contains: Green tea, Orange Blossoms, Raspberry pieces, Cornflower petals and flavorings. Tasters Review: I totally LOVE this tea and I have a lot to say about it! First, I’ve had more than one person call me a hippie before so I often Read More

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Balinese Rainbow Jasmine Green Tea from Green Tea Lovers

This is REALLY nice…I wish more Jasmine Teas could be this nice! Thank you Green Tea Lovers for a beautiful tea…inside and out! This wakes-up the sense, that is for sure!

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Black Celebration Tea from TeaScapes

I could taste the spices, orange, and then the cinnamon – specifically – it reminds me of a fireball or Hot Ball type cinnamon, then comes the cranberry and peach. Toward the end of the sip I can taste the papaya. The apple is a bit more hidden than most of the other flavors but that’s ok with me. The end of the sip on to the aftertaste is a fruity-spicy one…more spice than fruit – at least on my tongue.