2015-genmaicha

Genmaicha (Australia) from Blue Hour Tea. . . .

I steeped this at 190 degrees with 1stp tea and 1 cup water for about one minute. (The recommendation was 1-3 minutes, but after one minute it smelled super toasty even from across the room so I figured I’d better drink it before it got strong enough to knock me over.) This tea does interestingly include a bit of matcha in the ingredients despite being a genmaicha, which is a great addition as far as I’m concerned. Also, I’ve never had a tea from Australia before (that I know of), so I was quite excited by this opportunity! Once steeped, the tea was Read More

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Sangria Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green/Matcha Where to Buy: Red Leaf Tea Tea Description: Sangria Matcha is the perfect answer for those adults looking for a fruity platter treat that has a dash of exotic Matcha and tastes of refreshing spices. This delectable treat is a perfect after hours drink that brings its well rounded charm into the palate. It can be taken with a fine assortment of many snacks and meals to add to their overall flavor and also make things more exciting. This fine treat is great for adults who love the tangy tasty combination of many fruits on their palates. Read More

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Raspberry Leaf Tisane from Mountain Rose Herbs

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Tisane Where to Buy: Mountain Rose Herbs Tea Description: Raspberry leaves are among the most pleasant-tasting of all the herbal remedies, with a taste much like black tea, without the caffeine. Raspberries were said to have been discovered by the Olympian gods themselves while searching for berries on Mount Ida. Raspberries are indigenous to Asia Minor and North America, with the first real records of domestication coming from the writings of Palladius, a Roman agriculturist. By Medieval times it had a great many uses, including the juices which were used in paintings and illuminated manuscripts. King Edward the Read More

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Yerba Mate from Chi Whole Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yerba Mate Where to Buy:  Chi Whole Leaf Tea Description: A perfect addition to your morning routine, Yerba Mate is beginning to catch on as a extremely healthy substitute to coffee.  This tea has a sweet, earthy taste that will keep you coming back for more! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The last of five samples from Chi Whole Leaf! I’ve been on a bit of a Yerba Mate kick these last few weeks, so I’m both very excited to try this blend but also kind of feeling like I’ve overdosed on yerba mate Read More

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Getting Lei’d Green Tea by Luhse Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Luhse Tea Tea Description: STORY:  Tommy Gunns and Lulu’s first island trip was unforgettable. After too many cocktails and too little sun screen, ego shattering surf lessons, and a severe lei allergic reaction, the sparks were still flying. Life doesn’t always go as planned. The couple’s advice is to take the road less travelled, laugh in the face of adversity, and drink tea.   TEA DESCRIPTION: A party on the palate, pineapple, mango, and papaya make the perfect threesome. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I ordered a bunch of samples from Read More