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Conjure Up the Perfect Cup of Daedra Tea from Grimoire

There’s something about a tea being themed to one of your favorite interests, that just makes the whole experience so much more fun.  Having spent some time battling my way through the fantasy landscape of the Skyrim video game, I was more than ready to brew up a cup of Daedra tea from Grimoire on Etsy. This herbal tea is bold and bloody.  Big chunks of blood orange are paired with dark berry pieces to help sweeten its tart citrus bite.  There’s a dose of snappy hibiscus to add its fruity notes and turn the brew a deep, pink magenta. Read More

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Gingerbread Tea from Sunshine Cottage. . . . .

Gingerbread Tea from Sunshine Cottage…oh…how I love thee! I’ve had a lot of Gingerbread Teas the last 10 years or so. I have to say this one from Sunshine Cottage went the extra mile. I seemed to stand out over many others. Specifically because of the SWEET notes! Sure…when you drink a Gingerbread Tea you are probably looking for the gingerbread likeness and this tea DID have that but it had a little extra something, too! I kept picking up on a lovely, mellow, sweetness. All I could think of is sweet cinnamon. And sure enough…Gingerbread Tea from Sunshine Cottage Read More

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Rose Chai from Tea Dude. . . . . .

This is a tasty chai, but I can’t taste the rose. Which totally stresses me out, guys. I want to be like “the rose notes are a pink rose, first bloom of spring, a tender, easy rose, like the kind you buy for a fresh love.” Or perhaps “this rose is a sultry red, the color of midnight kisses and lipstick on the collar. It’s the last wisp of your lover’s perfume on your clothes as you drive away into the shuddering rain, alone.” But I can’t taste that. I’m getting a lot of spices. Which is totally what a Read More

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Coming Soon: TeaMarket!

Get ready, tea-sters!  A new tea supply site is opening up for beta testing this spring. (My wallet is already flailing in despair.) I spoke to Tony Angelos, the owner, to get the scoop, and here’s what I’ve learned! Tea Market (teamarket.us) is a multi-boutique platform that will, like Etsy, Amazon, or Ebay, allow individual sellers to sell their teas to the user. What makes the site unique will be its tea focus, so the search parameters will be specific to tea types, ingredients, etc, which can be difficult to search on current sites. Tony expressed his initial idea for Tea Read More

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Mango Peach from Gypsy Soul Tea . . . .

Most fruity herbal tisanes are either too sweet for me, uninteresting when it comes to the flavor combos, and/or incorporate way too much tarty hibiscus for my liking. But I have to give credit where credit it due. Mango Peach from Gypsy Soul Tea – a lovely Etsy Shop – you will have to check out! It was completely up my alley! Ingredients in this fruity herbal include: apple, hibiscus, pineapple, peach, papaya, and lemon peel. The apple and peach seemed to pair up, the pineapple and papaya are no stranger to flavor pairings, and the lemon really added that Read More