Aria Blend

Aria blend from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Co.

Immediately evident in the dry leaves are whole cloves and some seed pods that I thought at first were anise but, after looking at the ingredients, I decided must be fennel. The attractive-looking combination also includes bits of licorice and marshmallow root as well as orange peel and peppermint plus cinnamon and ginger. I used a heaping teaspoon of the tea leaves in a cup of water at approximately boiling temperature and then watched it steep for about the next four minutes. It smelled all nice and licorice-y while steeping and became a nice light yellow color, which reminded me Read More

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Floral Herb Tisane from Chi Whole Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane Where to Buy:  Chi Whole Leaf Tea Description: A beautiful blend of Indian Rose Petals, Egyptian Hibiscus and Jasmine.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I keep wanting to call this matcha… Honestly; I was a tiny bit scared to try this one. Hibiscus is one of three ingredients in this one, but frankly the entire thing looks like ground up, powdered hibiscus and unless you’re really into hibiscus in the first place that sounds pretty horrible. That said, after the hot water hit the powder in the bottom of the mug and I Read More

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Lychee Konnyaku from Ette Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black/Green Where to Buy:  Ette Tea Tea Description: Our newest tea formula of Jasmine green, black tea, cranberries, lychee pieces & lily blossoms. Sweet tasting & tangy as the Japanese jelly dessert, Lychee Konnyaku tea provides the added malty texture and body for the gourmet tea lover. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This, along with the Mango Sticky Rice blend that I’ve yet to try, is the Ette Tea blend I’m most excited about tasting and reviewing. I absolutely adore lychee in just about anything, but especially in tea. Plus, cranberry is also one of Read More

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Organic Soothing Lemon Wellness Herbal Tea from The Cozy Leaf

Tisane Information: Leaf Type:  Rooibos & Herbal Blend Where to Buy: The Cozy Leaf on Etsy Tisane Description: (Organic Caffeine Free Rooibos Tea) This tea blend has a sparkling-like lemon flavor which gives this blend a fresh and lively character – terrific served hot and sensational served iced! This tea is very soothing when served hot with a little honey, perfect for those winter sore throats! Rooibos is an ultra fine, delicate tea and once brewed it will produce a hearty red color with a warm scent. Rooibos holds a superior, natural sweetness that is unsurpassed with a smooth and aromatic Read More

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Shamrocks and Shenanigans from Della Terra Teas

Tea Information:  Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: Della Terra Teas Tea Description: Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with our take on a delicious St. Pats Tea! Shamrocks for luck, and shenanigans for being an ornary little Leprechaun. Have fun! We have blended delicious, creamy vanilla mint with dark chocolate. An absolute treat. Ingredients: Black tea, chocolate flavoring and bits, vanilla bits and flavoring, mint leaf and shamrock sprinkles Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Gad if only I had not just eaten two HUGE jalapenos with peanut butter! I could surely enjoy Read More