Peach Crostata from a Quarter to Tea

What is a crostata?  Apparently, it is a type of tart or pie, or it might even include a crumble-like dessert.  Either way, imagine buttery crust, sugar and spice, and plenty of fruit.  This tea blend looks to capture the the essence of a peach crostata, with sweet stone fruit and warm pastry. The tea leaves are yunnan black tea, but they were so tightly rolled I almost mistook them for oolong leaves.  Brewing this blend, the tea is dark and rich and brews up quickly.  Both the dry leaves and the hot tea are very fragrant with natural peach Read More


Easy as Pie: Black Cherries and Sweet Cream from A Quarter to Tea

It’s getting to be summertime and cherries are in season.  You can see them in a glorious, burgundy bundle at the grocery store or the farmer’s market.  With summertime cherries on my mind, it seemed like the perfect time to try Black Cherries and Sweet Cream tea from A Quarter to Tea.   The dry tea leaves and the first minute of steeping was all about the cream, wafting sweet waves of vanilla out of my mug.  As the tea cooled and I got my first taste, the cherries started to shine.  This tea is named for black cherries specifically, Read More

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Coconut Cream Banana Black Tea from Murchie’s Tea & Coffee

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Murchie’s Tea & Coffee Tea Description: Murchie’s Coconut Cream Banana Tea combines fine black teas with coconut and bananas. This cup of tea is ripe with the flavour of the islands and is as decadent as banana cream pie! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This one comes from a tea friend of mine on Steepster; the store it comes from is located in British Columbia, and not one I’ve had much experience with – just tried different samples in various tea swaps. Their website seems quite nice though, and pretty Read More

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Lemon Meringue Mao Zhen Hair Needle from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: 52Teas Tea Description: Wow, that’s a mouthful. And this tea is a mouthful of deliciousness. This organic Chinese green tea is sweet with just a hint of almost salmon-like butteriness. I’ve paired it with lemon verbena, marshmallow roots and lemon-, marshmallow- and pastry- organic flavors. Be prepared to have your socks knocked off with this one.. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Lemon Meringue in a cup. . sign me up! I adore this tea.  It really tastes like a slice of lemon meringue pie.  I loved it so much I actually Read More

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Strawberry Pie Iced Honeybush Tea from Southern Boy Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Honeybush Where to Buy:  Zoomdweebies Tea Description: Our premium organic caffeine-free honeybush blended with organic strawberry, cinnamon, brown sugar and pastry flavors. A delicious caffeine-free treat. Don’t miss your chance to grab one. Learn more about this tea here. Learn about SBT’s subscriptions here. Taster’s Review: From the moment that I tore open the pouch of this Strawberry Pie Iced Honeybush Tea from Southern Boy Teas, I knew I was in for a treat!  I could smell the strawberry right away!  And the berry with the cinnamon produced an aroma that was absolutely irresistible!  YUM! And this really Read More