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Pacific Coast Lavender from Winterwoods Tea Company Courtesy of Amoda Tea

Herbal tea can be a great before-bed comfort, especially as the weather gets cooler.  Composed of sweet and savory herbs and naturally caffeine-free, it’s hard to go wrong.  Usually, my one complaint with herbal tea is that the flavor is mild or too delicate, but wow!  Was I proven wrong on this blend!  The lavender is so fresh, fragrant, and plentiful– it all but knocked me over when I first got a whiff of the dry leaf.  This is a tea with simple but powerful ingredients, each one vibrant and visible in the blend.   The health benefits of these Read More

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Milky Oolong from ChaTale- A Kickstarter going on now!

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: ChaTale Tea Description: This debonair drop has all the smooth buttery goodness of an oolong base with a slick creamy aftertaste.  Support Cha Tea’s Kickstarter campaign here. Taster’s Review: I have to start off this review with a comment about the logo and packaging for these teas. They are fantastic! The logo is clean and they use colors that draw you in and are so very attractive.  It is the first thing I noticed about their teas. ChaTale currently has an active kickstarter campaign running thru December 13. They originate out of the UK and Read More

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Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: Another overwhelming fan favorite!  I’m also a big fan of this tea.  I was one of the lucky ones to get one of the pouches from the first batch which was a blend of Genmaicha plus Genmaicha Uji which is Genmaicha that’s been infused with Matcha.  So, in an effort to recreate that stunning first batch, I blended an Organic Japanese Genmaicha and an organic Japanese Genmaicha with Matcha (Or Genmaicha Uji).  I really prefer it with the Uji, the little bit of Matcha adds a really nice creaminess to Read More

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Hot, Buttered Banana Bread from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: 52Teas Tea Description: The original blend was a black tea base with freeze-dried bananas, walnuts and natural flavors.  Because walnuts are a tree nut and there are some people out there who are allergic, we’ve decided to take the walnuts out of the equation.  The actual nut didn’t add anything to the flavor, it just made the tea look pretty.  We’re all for pretty teas but not at the expense of an allergic reaction.  Because the flavorings we use contain no actual nuts, we were able to keep the delicious nutty flavor of Read More

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish Honeybush from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Honeybush Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: Frank’s description of this tea went like this: “Our caffeine-free African honeybush blended with real freeze dried raspberries and all natural flavors. This blend is the complete danish in a cup: raspberries, cream cheese, even a hint of icing thrown in there.” And really, could I say anything more to make this tea sound any more delicious than that?  This is one of my favorites, so I stuck close to the recipe.   Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about 52Teas’ Tea of the Week Program here. Taster’s Review: I Read More