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Chocolate Cherry Latte Oolong by A Quarter to Tea

Steeping at 190 degrees for 4.5 minutes as recommended, I prepared this tea with one tablespoon of leaves and around 10 ounces of water. The high-quality oolong leaves swell and uncurl while steeping–something I always find fascinating (in addition to comforting because I know it means I’m about to drink some excellent tea!) Once the steeping gets going it smells strongly of chocolate and cherry, which I take as a good sign! Actually it smells almost overwhelmingly of cherry while steeping, but after steeping that abates somewhat. The cherry flavor still hits your nose first but as you keep inhaling you Read More

Toasted Marshmallow from 52Teas. . . .

Flavored Houjicha? YES, please! Toasted Marshmallow that happens to be VEGAN, YES, indeed! A roasty and toasty green tea that shares its blended base with white tea, too? I’m TOTALLY interested! It’s Toasted Marshmallow from 52 Teas! Anne at 52 Teas really has some amazing VEGAN marshmallow flavored teas! Usually made with Marshmallow Root – such is the case with this specific tea – that is. Organic ingredients in this tea include roasted green tea, white tea, marshmallow root, vanilla beans, and natural flavors. It’s sweet, creamy, a tad toasted and roasted and woodsy. It’s NOT bitter. It’s VERY well Read More

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Sophia Takes On Watermelon Houjicha from 52Teas. . . .

I love watermelon, especially watermelon slush and especially in the summertime! So, when I saw Watermelon Houjicha by 52 Teas in my sample box I was psyched. I have never had a watermelon flavored tea before. I have, however, had houjicha before and I love it. Houjicha generally has a very warm and toasty flavor to it. It is a very comforting green tea. I was curious to see how that would work with watermelon flavor. I’m not sure if I would say that the smell of the dry leaf or steeped liquid was “watermelon”. I think that what I Read More

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#FanaticFriday: Roasted Pumpkin Carrot Cake Houjicha from A Quarter To Tea

We at SororiTea Sisters love all things fall! So today we are fanatic about fall! Tis the season for all things pumpkin to start coming out. And I love it. I’ve always been a pumpkin fiend to the point where my mom would have to make me pumpkins pies for my birthday cakes back in the day. . .and my birthday is in March! So this tea was a no brainer for me to order. If you haven’t checked out A Quarter To Tea yet and enjoy fun and unique  flavored teas, I highly recommend you take a moment and see Read More

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Houji-Genmaicha Green Tea from Den’s Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Den’s Tea Tea Description: Houji-Genmaicha consists of the two harmonious yet slightly contrasting taste components. It is a good alternative to sweetened coffee. It offers a comfortable toasty aroma both from roasted leaf and brown rice. The Genmai (roasted brown rice) sweetens the roasted Bancha leaves. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Sometimes, it’s hard to get what you want in this world. Sometimes, I want genmaicha at 10 o’clock at night, but I also want a good roasty, toasty, houjicha. Thank goodness for Den’s Tea. They truly have thought of Read More