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Sour Appletini from DAVIDsTea. . . .

My coworker and I have a spiritually violent “hot potato” going with teas. We complain and toss things onto each other’s desks with aplomb. We also occasionally sneak things into each other’s collections and wait with bated breath to see whether the other will notice. I got up to go to the bathroom yesterday and when I came back, this was on my desk. “What’s wrong with this one?” I asked. “I don’t feel it,” she said, shrugging. So I decided to channel J.D. on Scrubs and make myself a nice iced appletini. But from tea. Sadly, not drinking booze Read More

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Sunset in Seattle from Market Spice. . . . .

Wow! This tea is so cool tasting. It tastes like cream soda. Ingredients include rosehips, vanilla, chamomile, spearmint, raspberry, lemon grass, hyssop and herbs. This blend is very soothing, and very mellow. The taste is so unique and interesting. I want to keep taking another sip because there is just so much going on and I want to keep trying to figure it out. I can see why this tea has won awards and is a “fan favorite” at Market Spice The first thing I noticed was that it smelled really sweet, so I skipped the agave (this is happening Read More

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An Elevated Herbal from High Garden Tea

This is another one I picked up on my trip to the motherland (aka High Garden Tea in Nashville) recently. From the few I’ve tried thus far, I’ve been super impressed by High Garden’s blends, particularly their herbals. This one, a blend of chamomile, rose petals, hibiscus, schisandra berries, orange peel and lemongrass, is a spot-on match between flavors and the name. It evokes that warm, mulled tea goodness that I’d associate with a cozy apple blend in the autumn (with surprisingly no apple to speak of in the mix), but a bit more sophisticated. There’s something… elevated about this Read More

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Fresh and Fruity – Balcony Teas

If you are in need of a perky, good for you herbal cuppa this may be what you are looking for. The hibiscus is overpowering, like it generally is in most herbal teas, however, the other flavors meekly make their presence known. This was my first time hearing of Greek mountain tea. With the bit of research I did it would seem that it has a herbaceous flavor. Which I can subtly detect along with the lemon peel on the initial sip along with the lime flower. Honestly, I wish that the hibiscus was the last ingredient as it seems Read More

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Peppermint Lemongrass from Old Barrel Tea Co. . . .

The more tea-drinking years I get under my belt, the more difficult it is to find a flavor like I’ve never had before, especially when it comes to herbals. Now, don’t get me wrong, tea friends– I have lots of excellent, interesting blends filling my cabinets. But when something is as simple as this peppermint lemongrass blend from Old Barrel Tea Co, I don’t necessarily expect for it to knock my socks off. Consider me proven wrong. As far as I can tell, this herbal from Old Barrel isn’t chemical, nothing added or artificial, just herbs in all their glory– Read More