I Dream of Macchiato Dream from Steeped Tea

I don’t discriminate when it comes to tea and coffee, I like them both, hot and iced, and I often find myself drinking one or the other depending on my mood.  I was very intrigued to try a rooibos tea with real coffee beans mixed in the dry leaf.  Visually, this blend is intriguing, with the fine red grains of rooibos mixed in with dark, roasted coffee beans and chunky cocoa shells. The smell of this tea is amazing right from the start: there is the sharp, earthy, depth of roasted coffee beans, the sweet decadence of cocoa, and the Read More


An Cumin Interesting Blend from Steeped Tea. . . . . . #CuriousCumin

Curious Cumin? Curious Cumin! It’s all in the punctuation, folks! Either would work here! It’s Curious Cumin from Steeped Tea! Curious Cumin is an Herbal Tisane that features Fennel, Anise, Cinnamon, Silver Lime Blossoms, Cumin, Turmeric, Goji Berries, Lemongrass, Rose Blossom Leaves, Peppermint Leaves, Pistachios, Pomegranate Blossoms, Cardamom, Sunflower Blossoms, Cornflower Blossoms, Safflowers, and flavors. That’s a WHOLE LOTTA flavor, friends! Let me break it down for you! The Fennel is lovely. I was sort of confused when I saw it was the first ingredient on the list of many. I assumed it would be a BUNCH of Fennel and Read More


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


Pina Colada from Steeped Tea. . . . . .

I decided to take a brief break from caffeine this afternoon to address my Heaping Decaf Pile. I picked Pina Colada from the stack because it was on top and because HELLO? YUM? Coconut and pineapple. Yes. I iced it because YOLO. And it was a good pick. I regret nothing. The rooibos is melt-in-your-mouth velvety and vanilla-flavored. The pineapple and coconut are sweet and fun. I’ve never “had my colors done,” but if this tea did, it’d be a “spring.” This is like the Maypole Dance we did in kindergarten. It’s all pastel-colored and cuddly and fresh. I want Read More


Earl Grey De La Creme from Steeped Tea. . . . .

I love Earl Grey. His wife, Lady Grey, was my first foray into teas I really loved, and I am grateful to the two of them. They’re like super-old friends. So when I got this Earl Grey de la Crème, I was excited to take it for a spin. But not right away. I needed to wait for that Perfect Moment when I needed a lift Now it’s a Monday morning and pouring, so boom. Tea time. Let’s DANCE, Mr. Grey. This tea is, as promised, very creamy. VERY creamy. There is also a little bit of the bergamot still Read More