Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Geeky Teas
Green tea, cocoa nibs, natural chocolate mint, and peppermint flavor give us a tea that well, tastes like a thin mint cookie.
Girl Scouts beware! I will fling my pig of greased up squigginess at you!
Now we sing the doom song
Learn more about this tea here.
Geeky Teas is one of my favorite tea companies to check out. I love the compassion for all things geeky that they embrace. They have been busy too with moving to a new location so I haven’t had a chance to chat with Donna in a bit. I do believe that Filthy Human Plant Juice is one of about 3 or 4 remaining tea samples I have left from Geeky Teas. Looks like I may need to order more soon. (I mean c’mon- there is a Deadpool Oolong Blend!)
So right off the bat, this tea has a dessert feel to it. The description on Geeky’s Teas says it best-this tea does have a remarkably strong resemblance to Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. And who doesn’t love a Girl Scout cookie?
Brewed with the packages recommendations-Steep at 180F for 2-3 minutes, I was literally drooling with the idea of this tea. I am not a chocolate fan by any means but I have always loved Thin Mints. Especially after having them frozen in a freezer for a few months and enjoying them on a hot day. There is nothing better!
First sip of this tea and I could see exactly what Geeky Teas was trying to accomplish, but to me, it missed the mark a bit. The green tea has a more vegetal feel than I had hoped. That could be from a oversteep. I was hoping for more of a buttery silky tone and texture. The chocolate and peppermint also didn’t quite sit well with me. The flavors didn’t seem to really mingle well together and create the palate refreshing notes I was looking for. This blend just really seemed to want to contrast itself every step of the way. Maybe as a cold brew, this tea would bring out the notes I am looking for.
Even tho this particular blend didn’t sing true with me, there are so many others that do from Geeky Teas. I love the combo of fandom and tea. Just makes my geeky tea gal’s heart happy!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Geeky Teas
Beware: you may find yourself buying the death star steeper and watching your boyfriend drink your entire stash in his Darth Vader mug before you’ve had your third cup.
What little I’ve managed to steal back from him has been excellent. Any tea with rose gets a high five, and the inclusion of apple pieces is a rare (delightful) find.
Geeky Teas is one of my favorite places to go on the internet. I am so sad that I live so far away from Donna’s actual store. I swear I would be there all the time. But at least I get to visit online and enjoy the fandom geeky love that is being offered to geeks like myself in the form of tea blends.
I’ve reviewed Geeky Teas before both on SororiTea Sisters and CuppaGeek. The teas are either hit or miss for me, but when they hit they are marvelous and typically when they miss, with a bit of tweaking they would be superstars. But let’s start by saying this- Donna’s love of tea and of her clients makes her one of my favorite companies to purchase products from. I can’t get over how much she has listened to my comments and made slight changes here and there. She has really taken what I’ve said (& others) to heart and made huge improvements. You can’t ask for a better company to work with than Geeky Teas.
Let’s chat about the blend. I love my Star Wars. Anything with Star Wars I’m all over. When my son told me he wanted to be Jango Fett (yes Jango!) I felt I had done well as a parent. (Ha!) So when I came across this blend, I couldn’t wait to pick up a sample and see what it was all about.
Brewed up like an herbal tea, this herbal concoction has quite an array of inclusions. The dry mixture didn’t have much of an aroma to it. I steeped the tea in my Death Star Infuser (yep, told you. Love Star Wars). I allowed the tea to steep for about 6 minutes in fresh boiled water. As I was about to take my first sip, I was hoping I would get a marvelous herbal aroma from the fresh brewed tea, but I still didn’t really pick any one particular note.
Took that first sip and sad to say, this blend just doesn’t do it for me. I really didn’t pick up any one particular flavor profile or not. I mainly noted a muddy like herbal flavor. I could get a hint of a flavor here or there but by the time I noted it, the flavor has faded. Sadly this blend may not be for me, but to be fair- I did get a sample of this and the pieces looked to be pretty small. I’m wondering if maybe my tea sample was crushed by being in my tea stash, which could explain the muddy flavor. I have a feeling that is what happened. I would be more than willingly to try the tea again. I think it has the promise to be fabulous. Just need to work thru a few more teas before I can make an order.
If you haven’t checked out Geeky Teas and you are a fandom sort of person, I encourage you to check out Geeky Teas’s offerings of over 40 different fandom teas!