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Winter Pine from Tea & Tins. . .

Holy marzipan, Batman! The scent of sweet almond just takes over here. Normally, I don’t enjoy that but in this hot cup, I am really liking it. In taste, it is not as potent but instead underlies a comforting citrusy orange burst, providing a silky sweet undertone to provide balance. The whole tea reminds me of Christmas and yet feels new and exciting. I made this iced as well and I don’t enjoy it as much as the hot tea. The orange flavoring starts off just as nice as it is in the hot cup but becomes bitter. That combines Read More

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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

A Honeybush Cookie Dessert Tea. . . #52Teas

Being honest, i’m scared of molasses. I use it when i’m baking gingerbread, but I just refuse to eat it on its own. I don’t know how some people just pour it over their pancakes, I feel like it smells salty and weird and it really just freaks me out. So when I saw the name of this blend I totally held off on trying it. Although, the blend did smell like spice cookies….so I decided to give it a try anyways. I could really smell the honeybush once this tea was steeped. I absolutely love honeybush and I actually Read More

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Winter Spice Tea from Sunshine Cottage. . . .

YUM! I literally said that out loud the first time I sipped on Winter Spice Tea from Sunshine Cottage. My second reaction was the same as the first…YUM! Upon opening the package I was assuming this would be comparable to a chai but it was much more thought out than that. Orange, cranberry, cinnamon and cloves all add flavor to this finger warming, nose thawing winter spice blend are Joan’s words – from Sunshine Cottage – not mine but I would totally claim them as my own if I could because I totally agree with them! Sunshine Cottage states on Read More

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Organic Masala Chai from Hope & Glory. . .

Hope & Glory is a new company to me but this was a lovely introduction to their teas. While exploring their site, I noticed they had an interesting assortment of tea collections which see the teas sorted by certain characteristics. This particular tea is part of the Rajah Collection which is Hope & Glory’s collection of special and unique teas. In keeping with the idea of “special and unique” I decided to do something new and different when I prepped this tea. I used a glass of skim milk and about 2-3 teaspoons of tea and heated it over the Read More