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Bronte Sisters’ Black Tea Blend from Simpson And Vail

The first thing I noticed about this tea was the fruity, sweet smell. It smelled much more like fruit than tea. The tea ingredients include papaya and raspberry, and also marigold petals. I brewed myself a cup, and added a little raw sugar and a splash of coconut creamer. I should have left the sugar out because it is very sweet on it’s own. Almost too sweet if I’m being honest. It definitely has a very fruity taste and perfume. I didn’t taste to any floral notes which surprised me. I would say this would be an excellent tea for Read More

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Shades of Earl Grey / Let It Snow from For Tea’s Sake. . . . .

I have said it before and I will say it again…Earl Greys are just not my favorite. I don’t love citrus teas and Earl Grey is all about the citrus. Cream of Earl Greys I can get behind a little bit more given the vanilla/cream elements but I still am not a lover. To me they just seem too brisk and sharp. However, the idea of a London Fog always appealed to me. For those who are not sure what I am talking about, a London Fog is an Earl Grey tea latte with a splash of added vanilla. Simple Read More

cozycomfort

Cozy Comfort from Simpson & Vail. . . . .

Cozy Comfort? Yes, please! Whether you are looking for COZY COMFORT because it’s chilly outside or stressful in daily life I think you find something comforting in this tea! It’s called Cozy Comfort from Simpson & Vail. Black teas, organic cinnamon pieces, orange blossoms, and Black Walnut flavor makes up this flavored black tea. The loose leaf ingredients are hefty and very visible. The aroma and taste on the tongue are very satisfying, too! The black walnut flavor was totally in check. Prominent but not overdone. The cinnamon was the perfect accomplice. The orange blossoms give it a citrus slide Read More

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Berry Romantic from DAVIDs Tea. . . . .

They say to never judge a book by its cover. I know this– really, I do. But you guys. This tea is SO PRETTY. It might’ve tasted like swamp muck and I would’ve been too distracted by the big, beautiful flower buds and petals, strawberry pieces, and fairy-like flowery-somethings filling up my cup to actually notice. Luckily, that’s not the case. This tea delivers just as much on the palate as it does on the eyes, with creamy strawberry notes atop delicate, floral oolong leaves. With a little honey, it’s perfectly sweet– but even without, it’s a beautiful mix of Read More

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Alpine Strawberry from Mountain Witch Tea Company. . . . .

Around this time every year, I get a craving for berries. Fresh, bright, juicy and sweet– I don’t know if it’s subliminal marketing towards pinks and reds from all the Valentine’s Day goodness floating around in the month of February or the sheer ferocity of Midwestern cabin fever (let me eat a plant that doesn’t taste like water just once, PLEASE), but the craving just keeps getting stronger and stronger. So when I noticed this tea sitting in my stash, I was almost surprised that something promising bright, juicy berry flavors had even lasted this long into the winter! The Read More