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Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea by New Mexico Tea Company

I steeped 1 tsp of this tea for 5 minutes in one cup of 212 degree water. First of all, this tea isn’t kidding when it says “hot.” (Currently I’m able to smell the cinnamon flavor through the bag even though I double-bagged it, which means it has about the same strength as lapsang souchong). You can clearly see, when measuring it out, that there’s tons of cinnamon in the tea leaves. The ingredients list says it has natural and artificial flavorings too in addition to the three types of cinnamon–I didn’t know three types of cinnamon existed, did you? Read More

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Casale’s Green from 212 Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: 212 Tea  Tea Description: Named after our friends Chris and Melissa Casale, owners of The Fix Barbershop here in lake Oswego. They were the first local business to serve our tea and instantly fell in love with this blend. Casale’s Green is the perfect blend of Pacific Northwest Peppermint and roasted Japanese Houjicha. The result is a smooth toasty green tea note followed by a clean mint finish.   Mellow with a sweet mint flavor, a pleasant toasty note and hints of chocolate. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review:   Alright, do Read More

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Mint Chamomile Rooibus from Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Roiboos Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf Tea Description: Our Mint Chamomile tea will put a smile on your face regardless of the day you are having.  Brew a cup of this floral, sweet and soothing tea and enjoy a wonderfully fresh finish of this beautiful cup of tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mint and Chamomile seems to be an unusual combination – I think I’ve only ever tried one other similar blend. Based on that experience, I’d say that this surprises me. It sounds a little odd to begin with, for Read More

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Organic Mango/Pear Deluxe White from ESP Emporium

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy: ESP Emporium Tea Description: The natural friendship of “East meets West” is portrayed when we look at the flavor composition mango and pear in this organic blend. Any possible early shyness as to whether this is really the perfect match was gone the minute these two fruits met on the delicate white peony tea. A must have organic creation! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mango isn’t always a flavour that appeals to me, but I’ve tried a few paired with a white base and they’ve all been pretty enjoyable. On top Read More

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Electric Lemonade Yerba Mate from DAVIDsTEA

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yerba Mate Where to Buy: DAVIDsTEA Tea Description: Looking for an iced tea with a little extra zip? Plug in to this super-charged citrus supernova and prepare for a major buzz. With the bold, tangy flavours of lemon, currants and berries, it’s tart, fruity and anything but shy. And with an added boost from a big hit of yerba mate, it’s guaranteed to leave you feeling energized, uplifted and ready for anything. Looks like your childhood lemonade stand just got a grown-up twist. (MK Kosher). Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is DAVIDsTEA’s ‘Tea of Read More