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Black from The Virginia Tea Company. . . . .

I often like adding milk to certain black teas, but I’m going to try this one without so I can review the tea as it is. Sipping… this tea is interesting because I’m not getting a whole lot of flavor. I detect a little bit of citrus, but otherwise it just tastes like a black tea.. smooth, but uneventful. I can’t pull apart any individual flavor notes. I think that adding a slice of lemon or some milk would make this tea a bit more interesting. Even though this tea seems to be on the simpler side of things, I Read More

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Morning Mojo from The Tea Spot. . . . .

Have you ever taken one sip of a tea and been like “yuuuup, I’m going to have to buy a vat of this and keep it in an armed fortress just for myself”? That’s how I felt about this tea, a super-creamy vanilla/orange pu’erh/black confection. It’s perfectly balanced, like a ninja poised to strike another ninja. (Because that obviously requires extra stealth). There’s the sweetness of the vanilla against the tangy of the orange and the earthy of the pu’erh and the depth of the black. The flavors are like constructive criticism, which starts and ends with a compliment, and Read More

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Wake the F* Up from Modest Mix. . . .

-Please be warned:  There is profanity in this review.  Thanks!- The tea brand Modest Mix is not for the delicate of spirit. Their company’s tagline is “We’re f*cking awesome.” Their teas are named things like “Wake the F*ck Up,” “Sorry To Hear You’re Such A P*ssy,” “Dumbass,” and, my favorite: “Lemon and Mint Just Banged In Your Mouth.” The censorship stars are just there for your delicate eyes. They aren’t on Modest Mix’s site. I’m going to stop using them shortly, because they’re a hassle to type, so if you need to, go find some pearls to clutch. Because we’re Read More

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Butter Truffle from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co . . . . .

Butter Truffle from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co HAD ME at first sniff! It smells like cookies, or cake, or coffee cake, or something cakey and bakey…darn it…now I want something dessert-like. Since I don’t eat those often (or close to {n}ever) I will sip on Butter Truffle from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co, instead. This flavored black tea is INCREDIBLY aromatic! It’s savory and spicy, too! The orange is juicy and I welcome it. The spices are done nicely and NOT overly done. The pistachios are what make it ‘buttery’ and even smooths out the Read More

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Breakfast Blend from The Tea Can Company

Are you a fan of Assam? Kean on Keemun? And crazy for Ceylon? If so Breakfast Blend from The Tea Can Company may just be what you need for your next black tea fix! That’s right…Breakfast Blend from The Tea Can Company features 3 different black tea bases…Assam, Keemun, and Ceylon Black tea trio! It’s all clear to the naked eye as you can see right thru the silken bag it comes in. The black tea bases aren’t overly strong but are still a nice, solid black tea flavor. It has a more earthy taste than anything else. As far Read More