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Jack Frost from Bluebird Tea. . . . .

There are a lot of minty candy-cane inspired teas out there this time of year, so I was excited to try a more focused, herbal take on mint tea, with Jack Frost from Bluebird Tea.   This herbal blend is mainly spearmint and eucalyptus with a hint of sweeter flavors like coconut and vanilla.  That hint of sweetness makes all the difference– pure spearmint tea has a bit too much icy bite, feeling more like medicine than a calm cup of tea.  Jack Frost was smooth and cool without being too fierce or leaving me frozen. It might sound odd Read More

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Doke Black Fusion from Lochan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Lochan Tea Tea Description: Doke Black Fusion Invoice Number: DB 001 Season: 1st Flush 2015 Grade: Hand made Black Tea Cultivar: TV22 plucked from the 4A section Location: Bihar, India Size: 6 kilos This tea comes from a small producer in Bihar, south of Darjeeling. The flat tea garden, next to a river (a power plant outlet), is everything else than the almost eponymous “Darjeeling Himalayan vales” – and yet it can already rival with some of the finest Darjeelings. What is unique however, is that the leaf material is Assamese and indeed Read More

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Iced Tea Blend from Tetley

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Tetley Tea or where Tetley Products are sold. Tea Description: Round, stringless tea bags are made with our unique Perflo tissue—sturdy, yet soft and porous, for faster tea infusion and better flavor release. 2 tea bags make 2 quarts of iced tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I don’t usually buy bagged teas off the supermarket shelf – and by this I mean to say, I just don’t do it.  I guess I’m a bit of a tea snob.  But when Tetley sent me a box of their Iced Tea Blend Read More

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Tequila Sunrise Iced Green Tea from Southern Boy Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Southern Boy Teas Tea Description: Tequila-, orange- and cherry organic flavors blended with our awesome organic Chinese sencha fannings make this iced tea bliss. Blow your guests away with this awesome iced tea! Learn more about this tea here. Learn about SBT’s subscriptions here. Taster’s Review: As I mentioned in my review of 52Teas Tequila Sunrise Black Tea – it’s been quite a while since I’ve had the cocktail.  To be honest, tequila isn’t my favorite alcoholic beverage – but as far as cocktail inspired iced teas go, this Tequila Sunrise Iced Green Read More

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Earl Blue Iced Black Tea from Southern Boy Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Southern Boy Teas Tea Description: Our awesome organic Iyerpadi black tea blended with organic bergamot and blueberry flavors. This is sure to wow your guests. Learn more about this tea here. Learn about SBT’s subscriptions here. Taster’s Review: I know that I’ve mentioned on this blog at least once before in a review of one of Zoomdweebie’s Earl Grey/Bergamot teas that I’m not particularly crazy about the bergamot flavoring that Zoomdweebies uses.  Maybe I’m a bit of a bergamot snob or something but Earl Grey tea is something I take very seriously and Read More