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Honey Bear from East Indies Coffee & Tea. . . . . .

I first had this at a child’s birthday party and totally wasn’t paying attention. I was like “I’m gonna TAKE NOTES in my SKETCHBOOK and write an ELOQUENT POST UPON MY RETURN.” But then I got sucked into pizza! cake! balloons! reading children’s books aloud! putting outfits on toys! The only thing I vaguely remembered was the thought that I wanted MORE HONEY from the tea. So this time I made it again, carefully, at home, with zero distractions* and a tiny half-spoonful of honey. *Except for my dog trying to jump on the couch and falling off. I laughed. Read More

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Organic Breakfast from TEABOX

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: TEABOX Tea Description: A harmonious blend, this is the kind of tea you turn to when you need a hearty cup before the start of a day. Beaming with smooth, sweet flavors of dates and honey, and refreshing bite of coriander, every sip satiates you a little more than the next. It has just the right amount of astringency to toggle the smoothness of the tea without distorting the balance, rendering, thus, a gratifying experience. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: If you are looking for one of those eye opening brisk Read More

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Pomegranate Melon from Fusion Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Rooibos/Yerba Mate Where to Buy: Fusion Teas Tea Description: This unique combination merges tangy pomegranate and sweet melon into a surprisingly complex tea. Every sip takes you on a journey of flavors that is sure to intrigue and delight. Tasting Notes: candied apple, rainforest, campfire Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Let’s start this review off with talking about how gorgeous this blend is.  I love the pops of bright colors.  Just makes the tea blend so warm and inviting.  The aroma I get from the dry leaf is the same.  Sweet and alluring.  From Read More

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Winter Wonderland from Simpson & Vail

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Rooibos Where to Buy: Simpson & Vail Tea Description: “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening In the lane snow is glistening A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight Walking in a winter wonderland…” A wonderful blend of green rooibos with cacao and cinnamon and flavored with Bavarian chocolate, cinnamon and hazelnuts. When we sampled this in our store we heard “Best rooibos ever!”, “A new favorite”, “Great everyday tea”. It brews to a golden cup with the delicious aroma and taste of cinnamon baked goodies (we were reminded of apple fritters). Smooth and warming, this blend has the Read More

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Oriental Beauty from Sanne Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Sanne Tea Tea Description: Oriental Beauty is also known as Bai Hao (white tips) Oolong, or Champagne Oolong. The beautiful name, many people believe, is from Queen Victoria. When brewed, the leaves generally spread in water, like a graceful lady dancing with gorgeous finery. To make Oriental Beauty, farmers have to grow tea trees without pesticides, so Jacobiasca formosana, a type of green leafhopper insect, can feed on the leaves, stems, and buds. This leads to the tea plant’s production of monoterpene diol and hotrienol which gives the tea its unique flavor. Tea Read More