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Carrot Cake from Tea Taxi. . . .

I am a carrot cake fiend. Like I have an insane amount of love for carrot cake. All things carrot cake. In fact, when I go to the Cheesecake Factory, I almost always leave with a piece of carrot cake and a piece of carrot cake cheesecake. Once I got home from the Cheesecake Factory and noticed the carrot cake slice was smaller than normal and we complained and took the slice back. We got yet another piece of carrot cake and another piece of carrot cake cheesecake as an apology for making us drive back there and I practically Read More

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Pina Colada from Steeped Tea. . . . . .

I decided to take a brief break from caffeine this afternoon to address my Heaping Decaf Pile. I picked Pina Colada from the stack because it was on top and because HELLO? YUM? Coconut and pineapple. Yes. I iced it because YOLO. And it was a good pick. I regret nothing. The rooibos is melt-in-your-mouth velvety and vanilla-flavored. The pineapple and coconut are sweet and fun. I’ve never “had my colors done,” but if this tea did, it’d be a “spring.” This is like the Maypole Dance we did in kindergarten. It’s all pastel-colored and cuddly and fresh. I want Read More

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Top of the (Blueberry Lemon) Muffin to You! A Curiositea Blend

Blueberry Lemon Rooibos from Curiositea makes me think of muffins– top of the muffin to you! The nutty rooibos paired with these fruit flavors remind me of blueberry muffins with lemon peel, or a delectable lemon poppyseed cake.  The lemon of this blend is more creamy than tart, and comes through slightly stronger than the blueberry. There is a darker sweetness in the undertones of this brew that keeps the lemon from getting too sharp, and I must credit this flavor to the blueberries. When iced, the flavor combination in this blend could pass for blueberry lemonade rooibos.  There is Read More

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Rooibos Masala Chai from Blue Lotus Chai

“Ready to savor in a moment” says the packaging, and it’s true: this tea is in a finely ground powder form, just mix it in your mug with hot water or milk and it’s ready to drink. I used the recommended ratio on the packaging, using a teaspoon of sweetener, and 50/50 hot water and hot (almond) milk. I used a stronger serving of the tea powder because I like my chai extra spicy. The powder is a rich, dark brown, smelling strongly of cloves and cinnamon. In the hot brew, the ginger brings its trademark heat and cardamom adds Read More

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Rooibos Rhubarbe-Coco from Dammann Freres . . . .

I really enjoy teas from Dammann Freres. Even though they’re a bit hard to purchase in the states, I’m thankful that they ship overseas and that I don’t need to travel all the way to France to buy their teas. I taste creamy coconut with rooibos that reminds me of Coconut Custard from Teas Etc. The coconut doesn’t overwhelm the rooibos. The two work together so well and to be honest, it would be delicious on its own without the rhubarb. The rhubarb comes out after as a tart yet sweet fruity note. I personally wouldn’t think that rhubarb and Read More