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Smoked Maple from Shanti Tea. . . .

When my fiancé and I first started dating, he was a) charmed by my goofy nerdiness (or so I like to tell myself) and b) totally baffled that I had never really eaten smoked meat beyond the occasional barbeque. A few years into our life together now, I’m well acquainted with the intricacies of home-smoked brisket (mainly, how to eat it. YUM), which are the best BBQ joints within a fifty-mile radius, and how to reeeally love that earthy, rich flavor that smoking imparts on food. And on tea. (See! I promise this story had a point.) This smoked maple Read More

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Black Maple from Shanti Tea

The holidays are upon us, which means two horrific things: 1) “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” which I STILL have not yet heard, thankfully; and 2) my annual Throat-Destroying Nostril-Apocalypse Cold. This tea was JUST the thing! It’s organic, which means it’s healthy. Therefore, I chose it this morning to wash down Robitussin and an I-Deserve-It donut (the Breakfast of Champions). This tea was JUST the thing! It’s organic, which means it’s healthy. Therefore, I chose it this morning to wash down Robitussin and an I-Deserve-It donut (the Breakfast of Champions). Like, you know how Wolverine is Canadian? Read More

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Lemonade from Shanti Tea

I remember LiberTeas reviewed Lemonade from Shanti Tea a few years ago but I figured it would be a good time for me to add my two cents worth before I’m faced with colder weather in the upcoming winter months. Lemonade from Shanti Tea is a Green Rooibos based herbal tisane that I am quite fond of. Along side the Green Rooibos there are Lemon Peel, Lemon Myrtle, and floral specs of joy throughout the dry and loose blend. It infuses to a lemon-lime color with a light brown hue to it. It’s very lemony and I like that. Lemonade Read More

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J’aime Caramel White Tea from Shanti Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Tea Where to Buy: Shanti Tea Tea Description: This flavored white tea is no longer available on the Shanti Tea website but I thought it was still worth a mention. Taster’s Review: Eventho J’aime Caramel White Tea from Shanti Tea is no longer available for purchase on their company website I thought it was still worth a mention.  My first encounter with this tea was about 5 years ago and I knew awhile ago at some point the last of my stash would come to an end and it would be a sad, sad day.  That day Read More

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Winter Wonderland Tea from Shanti Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Shanti Tea Tea Description: Creamy, spicy, warming with a hint of vanilla and a malty tea base Ingredients: Black tea, orange peel, clove, cinnamon, ginger root, cornflowers, chrysanthemum petals, natural essences Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Not only is Winter Wonderland Tea from Shanti Tea one of my favorite teas this time of year but I also enjoy it year-round for the delightful quality and taste, too! The black tea base is of medium strength and combined well with orange peel, clove, cinnamon, ginger, and a variety of flower petals. Read More