Ganymede Matcha Tea Blend

Ganymede Matcha Tea Blend by MoongleamTeaShoppe

Hello Tea Friends! My head is spinning at the idea of a Matcha, cocoa, mint, and orange peel combination and it’s something I have no idea of what to expect. Frankly that is why I chose this blend to try, not only is it original but it’s also from a small Etsy store and I love to give smaller businesses a chance. So lets have a look at the tea. what can I say?…It’s medium sized pieces of what I assume is cocoa and orange peel covered in a green Matcha dust with a few rough looking chopped leaves. It Read More

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Cocoa Rouge by The Jasmine Pearl Tea Co

Hello tea friends! Today I will be drinking Cocoa Rouge, a herbal blend from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Co. Two of the ingredients are organic (Cocoa nibs and Rooibos) so it’s a partially organic and mildly caffeinated blend. With the cold weather on the way I have the desire to drink hot chocolate, that is why this blend caught my attention. Cocoa with vanilla and chicory sounds like a warming and sweet blend. Opening the sample packet I can smell toasted chicory with a sweet vanilla undertone. The Rooibos is also rather heavy in this blend, in appearance and smell. Read More

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Blend No.45 From Edgcumbes Coffee and Tea

Hello Tea Friends! My last post mentioned this tea in brief as I received a sample to review from Edgcumbes. Today I will review it after a wonderful introduction to the company. This particular tea, Blend No.45, boasts a gold star from the 2016 Great Taste Awards. Blend No.45 contains Assam, Darjeeling, Keemun and Laspsang Souchong. It sounds like a finely tuned blend of black teas, and the Lapsang Souchong makes me thing of smoke and fire. This is all pre-tea, at least this is how I am perceiving it before I try. The packaging has a little more information: Origin Read More

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The Brew Is Out There by Geeky Teas

Hello Tea Friends! I’m guilty of sometimes picking a tea for it’s name and that pretty much describes why I’ve gone for this blend. In the 90’s I was a huge X Files fan and I would faithfully watch every episode when it aired. It was one of the only tv shows that me and my mother both liked so we would spend the time together watching it and I have some wonderful memories. Not to mention some of the gripping, jaw dropping story lines in the show that left me awe inspired. When you’re young the likes of camouflage monsters Read More

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NaturaliTea #01: Hatsutsumi Handpicked Midori Shincha First Flush from Yunomi

Konnichi wa ocha no yūjin!  Or if that made no sense: Hello tea friends! Japan is a country that inspires me to the point of being in awe. The culture, the technology, the religions, their traditions, and especially their tea. I thought I had experienced everything a few years ago that had to do with tea, until I went into the world of Japanese tea. There is nothing like it! If you have never tried Japanese tea for yourself then I highly recommend trying it. Part of this reason is because Japanese tea contains umami which is the fifth taste which Read More