Jasmin-Green

Enjoying A Quite Moment with Chai Kai Tea. . . . #jasmingreentea

Being a mom to four boys, two dogs, and a hectic schedule to boot. . . .the quiet relaxing moments for me are sometimes few and far between.  I try to make sure that I get a little “me” time every day which typically involves a few pots of tea.   The other day it involved insane amounts of Jasmine Green from Chai Kai Tea. Prepped with 190F water and allowed to brew for 3 minutes and cooled for an additional two minutes, this tea begs you to take a moment and really enjoy the tea leaves.  This is one Read More

coconut almond

It is Macaroon Season: Try Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas

I feel like I’ve see a lot of macaroon-themed teas popping up this spring so it felt like time to try a tea I was saving in my collection, Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas. It’s a little known fact that I like coconut in my baked goods and sweets.  Almond Joy bars or Coconut Cluster Girl Scout cookies are the way to go!  And don’t even get me started on Hostess Sno-Balls… The dry leaf of this blend smelled strongly of almond, almost like amaretto liqueur or almond extract.  Almond was definitely the dominant tone, but there was some Read More

big easy

Big Easy from August Uncommon. . . . .

Everyone in my office is sick, and I’m trying to fend it off with a mix of witchcraft* and green tea. The green tea is probably the more socially acceptable of the two. * This is a joke, though if you saw the way I dressed, you might believe it. Today I picked the green August Uncommon Big Easy from my “Treat Yoself! Try It!” pile. And it’s a SUPER choice. It’s got zippy lemongrass, juicy pineapple, and this roasty under note that might be the barley. If I were to choose a color for this tea, it’d be the Read More

barbadosbeach

Barbados Beach from Tea Taxi

Shortly after discovering Tea Taxi, I found out they were starting a monthly subscription program. Each month they send 10 tea samples, all selected to fit the particular theme chosen for that package. At just $7.45CAD per month (for 12 months, it is slightly more if you order for fewer months), I found myself signing up. Now I have a giant pile of Tea Taxi blends that just keeps growing as I am slowly making my way through the many different choices. This particular blend is a green tea with cherry and pineapple. It brews up a bright yellow and Read More

bubblegum

BubbleGum from The NeccesiTeas- A Unique Tea for Sure

Bubblegum Tea. Yep. That is really a thing. And can I just say, I’m so glad it is! The NecessiTeas is one of those tea companies that I’ve always drooled at their offerings but never took that step to actually order from them. I don’t know why. They have some pretty fantastic flavored teas. Bubblegum Tea is a green tea full of green tea, natural and organic flavors and well, gumballs! There truly are gumballs right now floating in my steeper. Just makes my tea soul happy. Brewed with water prepped at 180 and allowed to steep for about 4 Read More