Aria Blend

Aria blend from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Co.

Immediately evident in the dry leaves are whole cloves and some seed pods that I thought at first were anise but, after looking at the ingredients, I decided must be fennel. The attractive-looking combination also includes bits of licorice and marshmallow root as well as orange peel and peppermint plus cinnamon and ginger. I used a heaping teaspoon of the tea leaves in a cup of water at approximately boiling temperature and then watched it steep for about the next four minutes. It smelled all nice and licorice-y while steeping and became a nice light yellow color, which reminded me Read More

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Pomegranate Burst™ Green Tea from Good Earth

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Good Earth online or Wherever Good Earth Teas are sold. Tea Description: Sure we all have responsibilities, but that doesn’t mean we have to settle into a routine. Break things up with the tingling intensity of Pomegranate Burst™. Blended with the goodness of green tea and the unexpected tart flavors of pomegranate and cherry, one sip will be enough to shake up an ordinary day. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I brewed this Pomegranate Burst™ Green Tea from Good Earth without knowing the ingredients in the tea – only knowing Read More

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Green Dragon from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: Blended for us by Rare Tea Hunter, Phil Mumby, this is a base of China Green Sencha given a full makeover with the citrus kick of lemon zest, lemongrass, lemon oil – and ginger. The combination of the fresh, green grass sencha notes, the lemony flavour and the warming ginger is completed by the subtlest hint of liquorice root to give a lingering sweetness. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Yum!  When Canton Tea Co.asked me to try their new Green Dragon – I was excited! Read More

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Vanilla Mint Chai from Rishi Tea

Tea 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. Tasting Notes: Decadent vanilla bean and sweet Saigon Cinnamon complement smooth, rich Pu-erh tea Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ pu-erh tea, organic peppermint, organic cinnamon, organic vanilla bean, organic licorice root. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have never had Rishi teas (at least not that I could remember) before Read More

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Storm In A Teacup Herbal Tea from Cupan Tae

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Herbal/Tisane Where to Buy: Cupan Tae Tea Description: A stormy, spicy herbal blend with a breeze of anise taste. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This one has a very, very pronounced dry aroma; the leaf practically oozes with the scent of sweet, black licorice! Not licorice root or anise, mind you, but black licorice. While I have no problem with either anise or licorice root – I love black licorice and I’ve found few teas that convey it well. That love for black licorice probably comes from my Grandpa; before he passed that was his Read More