MacchiatoDream

Macchiato Dream from Steeped Tea. . . . .

IIf you’re trying to kick the coffee habit, this tea might be a middle-ground in your transition to tea. It’s a low-key woodsy rooibos with coffee grounds inside it. You’re still getting those coffee notes, but also some wood notes, and a teensy bit of caramel. But not a lot of caramel — if that was your selling point, I’m not getting a lot of it here. The description of the tea is “bold caramel flavor with coffee beans”, but I’m getting a much mellower cup. The woodiness reminds me of clarinet reeds. My clarinet career was a spectacular failure, Read More

lola

Lola from Sicilian Tea Co. . . . .

*steps up to the mic* Ahem. Her name was Lola… she was an herbal tea… (Wait. Those are totally the wrong lyrics.) Okay, so we’re not in the Copacabana. But I definitely get that song stuck in my head every time I brew up a pot of this tisane. And why not? It’s sweet, a little sassy, a little spicy– just like any good Lola should be. The licorice in this one plays my favorite trick, eliminating any need for sweeteners, and it balances beautifully with the cinnamon and rooibos. I wish I could taste the lavender more in this Read More

rootbeer

Root Beer Float from The Necessiteas. . . . . .

One of my favorite memories from my younger years with my dad was going out to run errands with him and stopping for A&W rootbeer floats on our way home. My family was BUSY– with three overachieving daughters and a packed schedule not much about my youth was spent not doing-doing-doing something, but these sweet little moments with my dad will always be carved out in my memory as such a treasure. Pulling the car up to the radio, getting our drinks delivered on roller skates, sipping that ice-cold frothy foam off the top before getting to the creamy carbonation Read More

RoastedChestnut

Roasted Chesnut Rooibos from Simpson & Vail. . . .

If tea were the dating world, rooibos tea would be the Nice Guy. You know: the fellow in the Friend Zone. The Bad Guy (black tea) rides a motorcycle, neglects your feelings, keeps you up all night, and has cryptic moods. The Nice Guy (rooibos) is friends with your mom, can balance a budget, and understands the nuances of nutrition and sleep. You don’t take the Nice Guy seriously, but he’s important. He will be your evening companion when you need one. You can call upon him at any time. He is sweet and smooth, and one day you realize, Read More

passionpeachtea

Passion Peach Tea from Teavery. . . . .

This tea managed to work its way into the bottom of my tin, lying in wait until the perfect moment. Today was such a moment. I’ve been vaguely dizzy and tired all day (I think my medication levels might be wonky) and drank this with lunch, iced. Boom. Back on point. Full precision. This is my sipping companion in its Giant 30 Oz Water Bottle of Super Hydration and Daylong Peeing. I am very awake and able to concentrate again. My typing is loud. I am a laser-beam of focus. This blend is a zippy peach black with saucy berry Read More