Omija Berry Blush from Story of My Tea. . .

I will be 100% honest, I love Story of My Tea. I love their passion for tea, their customers, their business, just the whole concept and thought behind Story of My Tea.  I love the fact that you can subscribe to their monthly tea box and basically each month you have a tea journey delivered to your door. Tea journeys and experiences you may not have necessarily tried on your own or even thought about trying. I am typically a green or white tea kinda gal. I do love my black tea, herbals, and every once in a while, I’ll dab my toe into puerhs. But that is where the beauty of Story of My Tea really comes into play. Each month you are delivered a variety of teas, from all over the world, all different varieties that you can take your time, really experience and really enjoy. At least that is what I did.

Story of My Tea was gracious enough to send The SororiTea Sisters the September box.  As soon as I opened up the box, I instantly knew which tea I wanted to try- The Omija Berry Blush.   Omija means five flavor berry- which alludes to the unique complex flavor profile with sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent aspects that are found within the berry or so I’m told from the back of the tea package. This tea is a gorgeous blend of omija berries, lavender, strawberry pieces and rosehips.  There are pops of blue from what I believe are cornflower petals. I am not the biggest fan of lavender so I was hoping the tartness from the berries would overcome the lavender flavor.


Brewed up by the package parameters-1 tsp-212F-5 mins steeping time- this tea lays the ground work for one relaxing chill evening.  The berry notes are not overly tart nor overly sweet. They fall right in this medium ground where the lavender can bring in this needed floral pop that gives this tea a nice gentle kick.  I almost wish there was some mint thrown in to give this tea a refreshing finish but overall, this tea is quite lovely.  Soft, gentle, soothing, and caring.

This is one of those teas you can see being shared at a tea party or even with loved ones who possibly aren’t big into tea. The laid back flavors really make this a uniquely universal tea that I could see so many tea enthusiasts and non tea enthusiasts enjoying. I can’t say this is a tea for me, I like my tea to be a bit bolder in flavor, but I think with a tweak here or like I said, the addition of mint, this tea could really sing.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Herbal
Where to Buy:  Story of My Tea

A tea subscription for the explorer in your heart!

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It is Macaroon Season: Try Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas

I feel like I’ve see a lot of macaroon-themed teas popping up this spring so it felt like time to try a tea I was saving in my collection, Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas.

It’s a little known fact that I like coconut in my baked goods and sweets.  Almond Joy bars or Coconut Cluster Girl Scout cookies are the way to go!  And don’t even get me started on Hostess Sno-Balls…

The dry leaf of this blend smelled strongly of almond, almost like amaretto liqueur or almond extract.  Almond was definitely the dominant tone, but there was some coconut cream hiding beneath the marzipan fragrance.  This tea has a green tea base, so I kept the water temperatures a little lower and let it steep.  I could hardly keep my nose out of the mug while I waited.  The brew smelled so delicious, sweet and nutty, with much more coconut coming forward as time went on.

This tea is true to its name: coconut macaroon.  There’s the smooth, almond-cookie, sweet chocolate, and plenty of buttery coconut.  Using green tea beneath all these flavors was a great choice by The Necessiteas.  The coconut is toasted and warm, and almost makes the green tea taste like a roasted hojicha.  The green tea also makes this blend light enough that the coconut and chocolate don’t need to compete for prominence, and it allows the cookie flavors to really shine.  After a long day, this was the perfect dessert tea to brew up as a treat!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas

The perfect blend for Macaroon lovers. The aroma of slightly toasted almonds will greet you at first sip followed by the creamy, sweetness of coconut. This is our guilt-free version of the bake sale classic.

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Honey Mead from A Quarter to Tea

I love my genmaicha tea and if I can find a flavored one, its an automatic impulse buy. I can’t stop myself. Which is what happened when I laid eyes on this blend, Honey Mead from A Quarter to Tea. I knew I didn’t need any more tea, but I HAD to have this one.  I mean just listen to the description:

Sencha and toasted rice make a toasty and sweet base for apple, buttered rum and honey flavors (which are accented further with honeysuckle).

This tea had me at toasty sweet base.

Brewed up by the recommended parameters, I set about trying my first sip of this tea. After allowing the tea to settle and cool for a moment, I came away with this gorgeous silky honey flavor that reminded me of a sweet wheat beer. There definitely is a note of “mead” and I can see why this blend is called Honey Mead.

In each sip you are greeted with this amazingly balance honey toasted flavor that mingles very well with the apple buttered rum flavors.  All in all, an amazing blend that I had every intention of sharing with some of my sisters but found myself devouring teapot after teapot of this blend until it was gone.

Every time I have A Quarter To Tea I am blown away by how amazing their blends are.  This is one of those companies that you know you will not be disappointed by the teas you pick up.  I adore the unique flavors they offer that you can’t get anywhere else. One of my favorite companies for sure!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: A Quarter To Tea


Sencha and toasted rice make a toasty and sweet base for apple, buttered rum and honey flavors (which are accented further with honeysuckle). Comforting and revitalizing.

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