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Fig Formosa Oolong from TeaLeafs #VeganMoFo2016

Here is today’s contributing post for Vegan MoFo.  Today’s prompt is “Close To Home”  This means we are to make a food from our own country, state, or hometown.  Because SororiTea Sisters is featuring vegan teas for Vegan MoFo I thought I would feature Fig Formosa Oolong from TeaLeafs for a few different reasons. TeaLeafs is a wonderful tea shop in Williamsville, NY, which is near Buffalo, NY, all of which are my old stomping grounds.  I was born and raised in and around Western New York and will visit whenever possible.  Years ago I stop in at TeaLeafs and have Read More

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Miss Figgy from Tea and Tins

So, I have to say this first: the piggy sprinkles are DEATH-DEFYINGLY cute! (I think that’s a thing?) Also, I appreciate the fact that this is an extra-punny tea: not only is the name a pun, but the tea itself is both figgy AND filled with sugar-based figgy piglets. (Yes, the sprinkles do absorb fig flavor over time. I checked.) Although you can smell the sweet flavor of figs through the packet, it gets even better while steeping. After steeping, the tea is a nice hazy cedarish amber color. The overall taste is a bit less figgy than I expected from Read More

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Cherry Fantasy Tea from TeaLyra

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black, Green, Roiboos, Etc. Where to Buy: TeaLyra Tea Description: Imagine bowls full of juicy plump cherries, a summer breeze and easy living, ahh, a Cherry Fantasy! Top quality black tea provides the perfect base to our favourite cherry black tea! We think our blend has the best combination of both sour cherries, and sweet acerola cherries, offering a truly balanced cherry flavour! This brews a robust black cup, with bright cherry notes and a subtle ginger flavour. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Cherry Fantasy Tea from TeaLyra is the tea of the day Read More

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Apple & Fig Crumble Tea from Tea Blendz

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Tea Blendz Tea Description: This tea is no longer available for purchase on their site. Learn more about this company here. Taster’s Review: Apple & Fig Crumble Tea from Tea Blendz is no longer available for purchase on their site but I thought it was still worth a mention especially this time of year!  Apples and Figs and Crumbles…oh my!  I hope I am able to sample more teas from this company because they have some really interesting flavor combos and flavor names.  Here at Sororitea Sisters we drink a LOT of Read More

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Miss Figgy Black from The East Indies Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: The East Indies Tea Company Tea Description: Fig taste with dried figs and pink pig sprinkles. Learn more about this on Steepster. Taster’s Review: Despite being pretty much over my ‘sprinkles in tea’ phase, this tea drew me in with the combination of pig sprinkles in the blend and the fun, whimsical name and the promise of fig flavour. In my humble opinion, there aren’t nearly enough fig blends and any chance I have to try a new one is one I’m going to take! However, when I cracked open my sealed 2 oz. Read More