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Pig Sprinkles. . . Need we say more?? Miss Figgy from Tea and Tins

This tea gets top points for the cuteness factor.  Pink pig sprinkles? Check. Delightfully punny name?  Check.  Delicious, unexpected, cookie-tasting tea?  Check. This tea made me smile without even opening the bag, and I just had to break out my adorable sky blue teapot to brew up this blend. Even in the dry leaf, you can smell the fig flavor, immediately reminding me of Fig Newton cookies.  Cookies and tea are an age-old couple, and cookie-inspired tea flavors are understandably popular.  Most of those tend to be shortbread, or cinnamon, or gingerbread, so a fig-cookie tea is a nice take Read More

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Hot Mama from Tea and Tins- Take a Look, Sprinkles!!

I’ve never been called one “Hot Mama” before but I felt like one while sipping on Hot Mama by Tea & Tins. Okay…maybe that was a stretch but it made for a good review opening, right? There have been teas I have sipped on that provide that childhood memory of fireballs and Hot Mama from Tea & Tins is very reminiscent of those days and memories. It might not be exactly that hot but it could be put in the same conversation, I suppose. Even tho I didn’t find any cinnamon hearts in the loose leaf mixture that I infused Read More

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Miss Figgy from Tea and Tins

So, I have to say this first: the piggy sprinkles are DEATH-DEFYINGLY cute! (I think that’s a thing?) Also, I appreciate the fact that this is an extra-punny tea: not only is the name a pun, but the tea itself is both figgy AND filled with sugar-based figgy piglets. (Yes, the sprinkles do absorb fig flavor over time. I checked.) Although you can smell the sweet flavor of figs through the packet, it gets even better while steeping. After steeping, the tea is a nice hazy cedarish amber color. The overall taste is a bit less figgy than I expected from Read More

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Miss Figgy Black from The East Indies Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: The East Indies Tea Company Tea Description: Fig taste with dried figs and pink pig sprinkles. Learn more about this on Steepster. Taster’s Review: Despite being pretty much over my ‘sprinkles in tea’ phase, this tea drew me in with the combination of pig sprinkles in the blend and the fun, whimsical name and the promise of fig flavour. In my humble opinion, there aren’t nearly enough fig blends and any chance I have to try a new one is one I’m going to take! However, when I cracked open my sealed 2 oz. Read More

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Kris Grey Black Tea from Ette Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Ette Tea Tea Description: Shaded as the quintessential earl grey, Kris Grey (Blend no. 050) is a western classic brew fortified with south east asian ingredients. Kris Grey is a blend of black tea, javanese vanilla beans, blue corn flower, bluepea flower, bergamot oil & edible silver dust. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: My second blend from Ette Tea! So, I’m not the biggest Earl Grey fan; not that I dislike it, but I just don’t crave it often either. Under normal circumstances I probably wouldn’t have gone for this Read More