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Bali from Dammann Frères. . . . . .

I had this yesterday hot, but got sucked into the vortex of Various Appointments and came back to it cold. And it was… much more awesome cold. And I thought: “is it gauche to drink it cold? Where are the green tea rules?” So today, I decided to risk being Terminally Uncouth and iced this as my Midday Ice With Lunch Soda Replacement. (Trying to quit soda is… going… okay. I’m a Trash Monster that loves stomach dissolving beverages. I’m trying to improve.) And yum, guys. This tea is a springy garden blast. It’s got rich green notes, sparkly flower Read More

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Silver Egret 2015 Spring Heng Xian Silver Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Bitterleaf

If you are a fan of JASMINE you shouldn’t pass up Silver Egret 2015 Spring Heng Xian Silver Tip Jasmine Green Tea because it’s some of the most INTENSE natural, straight-up Jasmine I have ever had! Having said that…Silver Egret 2015 Spring Heng Xian Silver Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Bitterleaf is top-notch in every way! They use only the tips and use only REAL Jasmine and Magnolia Flowers in this offering. The tips are light, fluffy, delicate, and fuzzy! Once infused – Silver Egret 2015 Spring Heng Xian Silver Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Bitterleaf – is VERY clean, Read More

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Royal Blend From Full Leaf Tea Co

This is a lovely blend, with leaves of black, gold, and green, tiny rosebuds, and lavender flowers. The dry blend smells lovely and displays beautifully on a leaf holder. Oh, the dilemma of what to do when a tea is a black tea/green tea blend! Boiling water to draw out the flavor and robustness of the black tea or cooler to prevent scalding of the green? Many green teas are hardy and require near boiling water so I compromised a bit and used 200F for three minutes. When I taste it, I am instantly reminded of Christmas. This puzzles me Read More

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Fresh Jasmine from BlendBee

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: BlendBee Tea Description: Indulge in this jasmine green tea blend of citrus, spice, and delicate floral notes. The perfect tea to serve hot or cold brewed. Your summer tea party won’t be complete without a pitcher of Fresh Jasmine.. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Recently I signed up for BlendBee’s monthly tea subscription and my first box arrived with my 2 teas for the month yesterday.   The first blend I checked out was Fresh Jasmine. (The other was Coco Blue which I well review in a bit so stay tuned!) Read More

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Exotic Floral Green Tea from Mela Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Mela Teas Tea Description: Ceylon green tea is mixed with Sepalika flowers, a classical Ayurvedic ingredient, said to induce calmness and tranquility. Maintains all the health properties of green tea, with the added benefit and buttery taste of the Sepalika flower. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Ever have a day where it feels like nothing is going right? It isn’t like things are going wrong per say.  Just that before you have one project finished, another one pops up and another and still yet another.  That is my day today. Every Read More