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Product Review: Chai Caramels from Big Picture Farm

Product Information: Where to Buy:  Treatsie Product Description:   Big Picture Farm’s goat milk chai caramel won the gold medal in the prestigious 2013 Good Food Awards. The team at Big Picture makes this exquisite caramel with organic chai supplied by their friend Neil Harley of Chai Wallah. Learn more about Treatsie’s Subscription Box here. Product Review: As you may be aware, I previously reviewed another product that I recently purchased from Treatsie.  I bought these caramels at the same time, because … hello, Chai Caramels?  Yeah!  I gotta try ’em! I’ve previously tried (and reviewed on my now inactive foodie blog) the goat’s Read More

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Product Review: Matcha Cupcake from Whole Foods Market Bakery

Product Information: Where to Buy:  Whole Foods  Note:  this cupcake is a specialty of the Bakery inside the Mills Plain Whole Foods Market in Vancouver, Washington.  I don’t know if they offer anything similar to it in other Whole Foods Markets.   Taster’s Review: OK, so this is a very local review, because the Matcha cupcake is a specialty of the Mills Plain Whole Foods Market in Vancouver, Washington.  (Sorry about those folks who don’t live close enough to make the jaunt.)  But I felt like this yummy cupcake deserved some praise. I stopped by the bakery at my local Read More

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Grapefruit Flavor Infused Green Tea from Dutch Bros. Coffee

Product Information: Tea Type:  Green Iced Tea (Ready to Drink/Prepared Drink) Where To Find:  Dutch Bros. Coffee Taster’s Review: OK, so my youngest daughter’s latest “thing” is the Italian sodas from Dutch Bros.  You know what I’m talking about right?  Basically, it’s like club soda that’s been infused with Torani Syrup and then generously topped with whipped cream and/or infused with a dollop of cream (both of those are optional).  As we were sitting in the drive through, waiting to place an order for her after ballet class treat, I noticed “Torani Infused Teas” on the menu and my curiosity was Read More

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Bourbon Chai Blend from Vintage TeaWorks

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Vintage TeaWorks Tea Description: Inspired by the rich flavors of Kentucky Bourbon, this chai tea is blended using a beautiful Sri Lankan black tea, organic cinnamon and star anise.  We then wrap our blend in honey creating sweet and spicy treat.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Yeah, I know I’ve said it quite a few times:  I’m not much of a drinker of alcohol.  I prefer tea.  (That might appear obvious!)  So, I’m not sure what it was about this Bourbon Chai from Vintage TeaWorks that prompted me to order it Read More

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Organic Mountain Indonesian Green Tea from Tea At Sea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Tea At Sea Tea Description: Grown in the Halimun Mountains of Indonesia at 800m above Sea-Level, this tea is treated with natural spring water and fresh mountain air. The lightly oxidized tea leaves have a seaweed aroma, slight fruity taste of superior freshness. Steep at 85°C and observe the leaves slowly unfolding to extract their natural flavour. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve not tried a lot of teas from Indonesia, but I’ve had the good fortune to be able to try a few.  This Organic Mountain Indonesian Green Read More