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Moroccan Mint Teabags from Simpson and Vail. . .

Simpson and Vail is one of those hidden gems on the internet when it comes to tea.  One of my favorite tea companies online, Simpson and Vail offer amazing customer service, a fabulous line of teas, and the satisfying thought that you are supporting a mom and pop family tea shop. What Simpson and Vail do best is offer their customers a vast array of teas and their new line of iced tea bags is no exception.  Being a huge fan of mint teas, their new Moroccan Mint Iced Tea bag had my name written all over it. Cold brewed Read More

China Bancha

China Bancha Organic from Herbie Organic

Today was a day that just called and yearned for a solid green tea. My stress levels seem to increasingly get higher and higher each day with the new added responsbilities of my new position.  Only a brilliant green tea could calm this ragged soul. So I grabbed the China Banch Organic sample that Herbie Organic graciously sent and I am so glad I did. This tea calmed the waters this afternoon for sure. Sourced from China, this green tea is described as having a light and gentle flavor with a mild character.  I would absolutely agree on the light Read More

Pomegranate Mojito Green

Pomegranate Mojito Green from Zest Tea. . . .

Zest Tea, a new company to me and one that is apparently focused on getting the caffeine levels of coffee into a cup of tea. As a non-coffee drinker myself, I can get behind that since it would be nice to have a pick-me-up that I would enjoy for those days I am feeling extra sluggish. I brewed this hot first for 2 minutes at 175 degrees. The flavor is mild but distinctly pomegranate and mint with one following after another as opposed to blending together to create the mojito. The base is hidden beneath the flavors which is my Read More

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Grapefruit Granita from DAVIDs Tea. . .

Grapefruit Granita, a 2017 Summer Collection Green Tea made with ginger, sweet blackberry leaves, apple, apple pomace, beetroot, grapefruit peel, marigold flowers, artificial grapefruit and cream flavouring. Since this is a Granita tea, I figured at the very least I should try it iced. First thing I noticed was ginger. Lots of ginger flavor stands as a wall at the front of the sip. And when you get over the wall, you find a flood of sweet apple. Very sweet apple thanks to the blackberry leaves. It is a weird dichotomy of flavors. The clash of flavors does channel grapefruit, Read More

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Sencha Mint from The Cozy Leaf. . . .

I don’t love green teas but I enjoy mint teas and typically my like for mint teas outweighs my dislike of green teas so when I come across something like this, Sencha Mint by Cozy Leaf, I am willing to give it a try. From the description, I thought this was just sencha and peppermint though the ingredient list is just a touch longer than that, incorporating elderflowers and calendula petals into the mix. Given the sample size I had, I decided to try this both hot and iced since mint teas tend to be good both ways. I brewed Read More