Have a Sweeter Breakfast Blend with Aso Black from Mellow Monk

Aso Black from Mellow Monk is technically a black tea but it is processed a little differently that most black teas.  If I understood their description correctly, Aso Black tea is made from the tea leaves that would normally go into making sencha green tea.  Picked in the mountains of Japan, these leaves are less processed and less fermented than traditional black tea.  Aso Black is also called “kocha” or “crimson tea”, perhaps due to its medium level of oxidation.  But I digress. The leaves in my sample were small and flat, though very dark in color.  As it brewed, Read More


Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal DiviniTEA from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong (Darjeeling) Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description:   This is a VERY special blend of white-tipped formosa oolong, Darjeeling Wonder Tea (a special oolong from the Darjeeling region), cinnamon, rolled oats, freeze-dried apple bits and organic flavors. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Oh yum.  Frank does it again. He delivers exactly what he promised.  This tastes just like Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal … actually, as I sip this, I’m not really thinking of a bowl of oatmeal, but more of an apple crisp with an oatmeal crumble topping.  Mmm! When I scooped out a bamboo Read More


Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal Flavored Black Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: I’m a picky eater. My wife and mother can attest to this. It’s not that I’m trying to be difficult really, but somehow I just wound up that way. Oatmeal is one of those things that, as a kid, made my stomach turn. It SMELLED amazing, but the texture and the appearance of it just ruined me for it. As an adult now, knowing more specifically what the gloppy stuff is, I don’t think I would have such an issue with oatmeal. I’m thinking I might just have to Read More


Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Black Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: For this week’s tea, he created a natural oatmeal flavoring, which I had been dreaming about for a while, so I could introduce you to this week’s tea of the week: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Black Tea, with rolled oats, plump raisins and natural flavors including oatmeal and touches of brown sugar, raisin, and butter (and yes, it’s all vegan, for our vegan friends). I don’t want to toot my own horn too much here, but I think this is going to knock your socks off. It is truly stunning. Read More