Luna Tea Blend from Moongleam Tea Shoppe

Hello, tea-ple! I type this today during a Waxing Gibbous moon while drinking Luna Blend by Moongleam Tea Shoppe, an up-and-coming new company.

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(Original Artwork by Super Starling!)

Luna a mash-up of what I consider to be a “morning” profile and an “evening” profile. It has bergamot like an Earl Grey; and it also has chamomile, lavender, and basil like a sleepytime blend.

I’ve never seen tea profiles collide exactly like this. I had everything in discrete boxes. I had tea carefully assigned to the clock.

But October isn’t the season for keeping the light and the dark apart.

This is the start of fall, at the doorstep of winter. This is the year’s equivalent of a Witching Hour. This is creepy-crawlies, ghosts, zombies, the undead! Down is up! Up is down! Chamomile is in the Earl Grey!

This tea is really sweet. It’s like when a kid decides to be Little Bo Peep for Halloween. She could choose to be something more evil, flashy, or daring; but she decides she wants to do this very adorable thing instead.

I could easily see this being a morning pick for this in-between time. This tea has sweet and summery notes with just enough caffeine to brace oneself against the impending winter.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea Blend
Where to Buy: Moongleam Tea Shoppe

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This classically crafted tea is one of the first blends I ever created.
Smooth bergamot, coupled with chamomile, black tea, lavender, and basil, gives this tea a punctuating freshness.
I have always loved Earl Grey because of the Bergamot in it, so I tweaked it to make it even better!
An ounce makes about 11-17 cups of tea, depending on how strong you like it and the weight and volume of the tea itself.

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Sweet Pear from Dave and Solomons Tea

I love the idea of pears in teas more than my experience with them in the past. For some reason, I always detect something artificial and medicinal.. I think it might just be from the pear flavoring, unfortunately. I do well with pear jelly beans and candies, but the pear flavoring in tea bothers me. The scent of this tea is reassuring as it’s a nice balance of sweet pear and a rather woody rooibos. I’m really hoping that this pear lives up to its benign scent.

Sipping… wow, this is a little strange. When I take a sip of this tea, it’s almost like biting into a juicy pear. I taste pieces of tangy skin and the sweet, pale insides.. it almost gives you that prickly mouthfeel. As quickly as it appears, the pear is snapped away and replaced with the mild rooibos. I don’t mind this as I love rooibos, but I really wish that pear would stick around longer! The combination of the pear and rooibos in this cup works very well. There is the slightest hint of that artificial quality, but it’s not enough to stop me from finishing the cup.

I’m not sure that I would repurchase this in the future, only because I have to be in the mood for a pear tea and that craving doesn’t hit me that often. As far as pear teas go, this is a top choice especially for those who love rooibos.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Dave & Solomons Tea

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This delectable dessert infusion is sweet and flavorful with notes of honey, caramel, and fresh baked pear.

Caffeine Content: Caffeine Free
Tasting Notes: Fruity, Round, Sweet

Organic Rooibos, Organic Honeybush, Organic Apple Bits, Organic Marigolds, Natural & Artificial Flavors

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Emerald City from Oh You Tease

This tea is exactly what I needed today!

Work has been pretty stressful so I needed an easy going tea that would be forgiving (if i oversteeped) and wouldn’t taste bitter if I had to leave the brew to cool. I quickly grabbed this one, Emerald City from Oh You Tease, an Etsy Tea Shop that I instantly fell in love with.

Brewed up with freshly prepped water and allowed to steep for about 4 minutes, this tea yielded an absolutely gorgeous take on a mint green tea blend. Strikingly on target with the perfect amounts of roasted green tea buttery richness with a hint of vegetal tones and mint. Refreshing, cooling, all you need in a mint green tea and more. I love how both ingredients are allowed to shine and one flavor isn’t overshadowing the other.

Very well done. Simple yet brilliant. Exactly what I was looking for today. I’ve infused the same leaves at least 4 times and I’m still loving the flavor!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Oh You Tease

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Whether you are in Kansas, Oz or your own kitchen, there is no green mint tea like this! Rich blend of green tea and spearmint.

Ingredients: Green tea, spearmint leaves

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