Dasher’s Delight from Fava Tea. . . .

Before I get started on this tea, I have to make a quick note: Fava Tea has REALLY GREAT customer service. I ordered a bunch of samples, and later received a SEPARATE HANDWRITTEN NOTE thanking me for my order and asking me if I had any questions.

I cannot recall that EVER happening to me in my LIFE.

So already: soft spot in the heart.

This blend, called Dasher’s Delight, doesn’t really have any Christmas-related inclusions, so I’m not sure why it’s branded in such a way. They could easily market this one as “nutty sugar cookie” year-round. In addition to green tea, this blend includes caramel, hazelnut brittle, almonds, and walnuts.

I like this one as an afternoon mellow-out tea. I don’t think it has the punch for a morning brew, but it’s perfect for that 3pm slump when you’re cranky and you want five candy bars and a soda the side of your head. This gives you some sweet and some caffeine without all the catastrophic health drawbacks of my lesser vices. I wish there was a little MORE to it, even in the afternoon, but it’s still a sweet brew that’s worth a try!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Fava Tea Company
Description

This seasonal tea is a delightful artisan blend of caramel, hazelnut brittle, almonds, and walnuts! Delicious warm-up for the cold winter months!

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Lavender Sunrise/Fava Tea Company via Sips By Box. . . .

Green teas are some of my favorite warm-weather teas. Here in Texas, we’re sort of bouncing between 20°F and 80°F and the weather can’t make up its mind. (We actually hit low 90s in late February, followed by a week of rainy 40s, then freezing weather.) Despite the fact that it’s already starting to feel like summer on some days, I still like my tea scorching hot. (But I’ve included a recipe for those that enjoy sitting out on the porch with a refreshing glass of iced tea!)

Lavender Sunrise is a nice break from your typical green tea. It’s still vegetal, a little grassy, but the hint of floral lavender and strong lemony flavor brighten it up. (I’m not usually a huge lemon-and-lavender fan, but this one’s a hit!) I think the lemongrass really does it for me—I love a lightly grassy green.

The leaves in this one are on the small side, even after they’ve had a chance to unfurl and expand, making it great for brewing in tea bags and smaller infusers. The flavor is also strong enough that it’s good for a couple of brews.

I had to let this sit in the pot for quite a while to get it as strong as I like (about 6 minutes). It lacks the astringency typical of darker teas and really brings out the lemon when you steep it longer. (Steep too long and the lemon covers up the lavender, though.) It doesn’t need much in the way of sugar—I like this one unsweet—but Fava also has a strawberry rock sugar that goes well with it .

I also tried this one iced and it does not disappoint. Brew at 180°F for about 5-6 minutes (7-8 minutes if you like your tea pretty strong). Mix in a tablespoon of honey while it’s still hot. Grab a shaker and pour over ice with a splash of lemon juice. Add some strawberry slices at the end. Great for the approaching warm-weather days!


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Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Fava Tea Company

Description

This green tea is relaxing without putting you to sleep! It’s a smooth green tea blended with lavender blossoms and lemon.

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Candy Cane Crush / Tease Tea

A perfect middle of the afternoon tea. Enough caffeine to keep you from a siesta on your keyboard at work with a good punch of peppermint to awaken your senses and yet keep you calm.

One does need to point out those that this is more of a peppermint green tea then it is a candy cane green tea. You really need sugar in a tea to call it such. Don’t get me wrong I prefer my teas without sugar so I am fine with this blend, it just doesn’t remind me of a candy cane.

The green leaf looks pretty but unfortunately I can’t taste any of it! The peppermint is so overpowering in taste and in the aroma. Smells like my dentist office.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy:  Tease Tea
Description:

The perfect green tea & minty holiday brew to enjoy in your cozies or with a cozy crush! A layer of safflowers offers an extra festive flair.

 Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!