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Jasmine Dragon Pearls from Enjoying Tea

In the early days of my loose leaf tea drinking, I first encountered jasmine green tea pearls.  I was working evening shifts at the college library and we had a small, varied supply of tea, mainly our favorite tea bags.  But one night, one of my coworkers had brought in loose leaf teas they were looking to share.  I was fascinated by these little green pellets in one of the tea canisters and dropped a few in mug even though we didn’t have tea bags or filters.  I watched the balls of tea unfurl and fill my mug with flavor. Read More

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An Early Taste of Spring with Mountain Oolong Spring. . . . .

Mountain Oolong Spring from Mountain Tea Co. is truly a springtime tea.  In the spring, everything blooms and bursts into life, and you can evoke this feeling by brewing a cup of this tea in your kitchen at home.  I’ve had quite a few teas that smell like jasmine or rose, but this tea lights up with the fragrance of less typical flowers, soft and feminine like baby’s breath or lily of the valley. Putting your nose into a cup of this tea will envelop you with this relaxing, perfumey sensation. Beyond the flavor of flowers, there are nutty and Read More

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Petal To The Metal from Ruby Lion. . . .

We always used to joke with my sister that she was the one in the family who ‘put the pedal to the metal’ or ‘had a lead foot’ because she enjoyed being the little speed demon on the highway. Sorry “Spud” if you are reading this! HEY! At least it’s not as bad as the time I announced on the radio that you could eat Twizzlers with your feet! Anyhow…that’s my little ‘tea word association’ with the tea of the moment I will be reviewing now Petal to the Metal from Ruby Lion Tea. Ruby Lion is a newer tea Read More

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Royal Blend from Full Leaf Tea Company.. . . .

I’ve been on a Black Tea and Green Tea Blended base kick the last couple of weeks so I figured I would share another goodie with you…Royal Blend from Full Leaf Tea Company! Royal Blend from Full Leaf Tea Company is described as a tea for a Queen! Dry and to the eye it contains vibrant colors and has a rich aroma that come together to create a beautiful loose leaf tea with a sweet floral flavor. Ingredients include Black tea, green tea, lavender flowers, rose petals, and vanilla. Both look and taste like “royalty”…their words, not mine…but I can’t Read More

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Blueberries and Blossoms in My Cup! Rooibos Blend From The Kettlery

As much as I love pumped-up black teas and spicy chai teas, I do need an herbal comfort now and again.  Enter: Blueberry Blossoms Rooibos Tea from the Kettlery.  Unsurprisingly, the overall the focus of this blend is blueberry.  You can smell the berries in the dry leaf, and their flavor is very forward in the brew.  This tea is not too juicy, or fruit-heavy, like other blueberry blends with hibiscus or apple pieces.  This is more subdued and toasty, like a blueberry scone. I can understand why rooibos teas might be a hit-or-miss for some people.  Red rooibos can Read More