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Woodland Trek by Beach House Tea Company. . . . .

I steeped this tea for 8 minutes at 212 degrees with 1.5 teaspoons of leaf in about 6-8 ounces of water. After steeping, the tea is an interesting peachy color-pinkish-orangeish-amber. It smells mostly of honeybush and a little of hops. The flavor combinations available here are quite intriguing! First sip: SUPER sweet. It has a light, airy quality to the flavor. It’s not as “earthy” as I’d expect with so much honeybush in it (honeybush and rooibos usually ground a flavor pretty well in my estimation). The flavor is also much more complex than the fragrance, rather than being dominated Read More

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Francesca from Sicilian Tea Company. . . .

It’s always good to have a chamomile blend or two in your tea cabinet for those when you need something extra comforting and caffeine-free.  Francesca from Sicilian Tea Co. could be the perfect choice for your evening cup of tea. Some people consider herbal teas to be medicinal, with herbs like lavender and chamomile to help combat stress.  Both of these fragrant blossoms are in abundance in this blend, bringing their lovely color and shape to the dry leaf, and the lemony and floral scent of the brew. There are also cinnamon sticks, Saint John’s Wort, and licorice root in Read More

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Really Root Beer from Nelson’s Tea

 TeaEqualsBliss’s Review: Oh!  Look!  It’s Really Root Beer from Nelson’s Tea!  This is an herbal tisane and I really like it!  If you have read my reviews in the past I am very persnickety about herbals.  To give you an idea of what this tastes like it’s basically a non-carbonated Root Beer flavor.  The aroma is what really smacks you in the face right off the bat but the flavor on the tongue isn’t too shabby either! I have tried Really Root Beer from Nelson’s Tea piping hot but it makes me wonder what it would be like iced.  Based on Read More

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Yerba Mate from Chi Whole Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yerba Mate Where to Buy:  Chi Whole Leaf Tea Description: A perfect addition to your morning routine, Yerba Mate is beginning to catch on as a extremely healthy substitute to coffee.  This tea has a sweet, earthy taste that will keep you coming back for more! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The last of five samples from Chi Whole Leaf! I’ve been on a bit of a Yerba Mate kick these last few weeks, so I’m both very excited to try this blend but also kind of feeling like I’ve overdosed on yerba mate Read More

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Vanilla Mint Chai from Rishi Tea

Chai Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Rishi Tea Tea Description: Creamy, rich textured and inviting, this pu-erh based chai is unlike any other. Its delicate balance of silky and luscious vanilla bean, bright and soothing peppermint and sweet cinnamon transform this chai into something magical. Learn more about this chai here. Taster’s Review: Wow!  I really like this, although I don’t know that I’d agree with calling it a “chai.”  Yeah, yeah, I know that chai means tea and so therefore all tea is technically chai … but I’ve come to recognize the word “chai” as meaning a Read More