Adagio Teas is one of those tea companies that I have always adored. Being the self professed lover of all things fandom related, Adagio Teas’s customs blends have always had a special place in my heart. The fact that you can create your own blend to represent your beloved fandom and enjoy this creation while watching your favorite show or playing your favorite game. . . .I mean that is what drinking tea is all about. Enjoying life’s moments while having a trusty cuppa by your side.
With all of the Star Wars love that is going on this week, we thought this would be a great time to giveaway three sample tins of Star Wars inspired Adagio Teas Custom Blends to one lucky reader! Power Down (R2-D2), Bowcaster Brown (Chewie), and Blast (Finn). These blends sound amazing. . .especially Bowcaster Brown. I may have to pick up a tin of that one next time I order from Adagio Teas!
May the Force Be With You and Good luck!!
In the past year, there has been a trend for companies to be founded and based on socially responsible ideas. With the world being so socially active and connected anymore, that makes sense. What I’m loving are the tea companies that are starting to join in on this movement. Impeach Tea is one of those companies.
At their core, Impeach Tea provides affordable flavored teas with a charitable mission-to give 10% back to organizations in need of support. I wish they had a bit more information about which charities they have recently donated to or even a bit more about when they were founded but they do provide quite a bit more about their what they stand for.
Impeach Tea offers three different black base peach flavored teas- Honey Ginger Southern Peach Tea, American Dream-Peaches ‘N Cream, and Presidential Peach Black Tea. The one that instantly grabbed my attention was their Honey Ginger Southern Peach Tea.
I thought this would be a great flavored tea to try both hot and cold. The dry leaves just call for a gorgeous cold brew to really get those bright honeyed peach flavors to pop.
Allowed to steep for 4 minutes with fresh boiled water, this tea yields a robust black tea base with a more gentle honeyed peach touch and a ginger aftertaste. Really delightful. This is one of those teas that I continuously found myself grabbing for an afternoon cuppa. I did find that this is one of those flavored teas where the black tea can really start to overwhelm the cuppa if allowed to cool too much. Overall, really enjoyed.
I did try to cold brew this tea, but the flavors that I was hoping would really pop out and sing, decided to keep hiding. I thought for sure I would be greeted with a rich honeyed peach ginger tea with hints of a black tea base but those honeyed peach ginger flavors decided to stay gentle. Still delicious, just wasn’t what I had hoped for.
Regardless, I’m still loving the tea and have enjoyed cup after cup. I wish they offered green tea varieties or possibly even a honeybush. But that is just me. I’m more of a green tea girl.
And now it’s time for one of our lucky readers to check this tea out for themselves! Enter below for your chance to win a tin of each of the flavors Impeach Tea has to offer! They are also offering an awesome 20% off code for our wonder readers- use SORORITEA at checkout to take advantage of this great discount!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Impeach Tea
Honey. Ginger. Peach. United they stand, divided they fall. A bit dramatic, but we think you’ll agree. Enjoy.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Hello – this is Anne – aka LiberTEAS – aka the Mad Tea Artist over at 52Teas! It’s been a while since I’ve written anything over here at SororiTea Sisters. I’m still an admin here but really, it’s more of an honorary title because truth be told, I do relatively little over here, administratively speaking (read: I do nothing) because I’m very busy with the aforementioned Mad Tea Artist thing.
Fortunately, I left control of the helm in the very capable hands of my co-founder Jennifer (aka TeaEqualsBliss) and Nichole (aka CuppaGeek) and they’re doing a really wonderful job – much better than I could have done given my time constraints. So I’d like to start off this article by offering a huge THANK YOU to these two ladies as well as to the many contributors we’ve had over the last eighteen months. I truly appreciate you coming in and keeping this blog going.
TeaEqualsBliss and I started this blog together back in 2010. We were both contributors at another blog and things were not really happening over there. The administrator had things going on in her own life and found less and less time to devote to the blog and let me tell you – running an active blog like this takes a lot of time and energy! That’s a lesson we both learned very quickly when we decided to pool our talents and start our own tea blog.
We were truly a team – I was writing at least two reviews per day and she was writing at least one while taking on the enormous task of reaching out to tea purveyors to obtain samples as well as get contributions for giveaways to generate some excitement around the SororiTea Sisters blog. I’m so grateful to her for all her hard work that she put forth in those early days and continues to put forth – she helped make my dream as a tea reviewer come true.
It may seem like an unusual dream to some but it’s something that kept me going back then. I had this intense passion for tea and I loved writing. The blog was the culmination of these two passions. My love and adoration of the beverage that is TEA is one of those things that got me out of bed in the morning (well, afternoon – I’m a night owl). It’s still what keeps me going, only in a different capacity. It’s still what keeps our beloved blog going – six years later – and it’s what brings others to us willing to write about their own love of tea. And – it’s what brings YOU here to read about our various tea adventures – your interest in tea is what keeps us going. It’s because of you – our readers – that we’ve enjoyed the success that we have over the years so you are just as responsible for us being here as we are – thank you.
We love sharing our joy of tea with others and this blog is a celebration of that – and I’m really proud of all the accomplishments that I’ve made with SororiTea Sisters.
Congratulations to all the SororiTea Sisters – past, present and future! – who have helped make this blog what it is today! Here’s to another amazing 5,000 reviews!
In honor of our 5000th review, we would like to do what we do best and giveaway some tea! We have a wonderful gift pack of teas from Blue Hour Tea and Virginia Tea Company and a lovely tea towel from Stylish Girlz included in this gift set. Perfect for those winter nights just ahead of us!
Winter will soon be upon us. You can feel the chill in the air. At least here in the Midwest you can. Our nights are getting colder and are days are starting to get that winter like feel to them. This is when I start really drinking teas that have that soul soothing warmth to keep me going!
Winter Cinnamon Green Tea from The Kettlery is a flavored green tea that is a blend of green tea, orange flavors and spices, like cinnamon. The description of the tea says that this is a spicy tea with a mild tangy profile. I’m not sure about the tang but there is a resounding spice note for sure.
This tea starts off with a warming buttery richness from the green tea with a very noticeable cinnamon flavor. The orange flavors are mild and seems like the cinnamon may be overwhelming those flavors. This is the second time I’ve had this tea and cup after cup, this is what I’m picking up- a green cinnamon tea. Which is lovely. This tea gives me that warm and cozy feel that I can really wrap my hands around. Give me a huge mug of this with my favorite blanket and a good book and I’ll be set!
It would be nice to get those orange teas to pop but I’m quite content with what I have. Maybe some experimenting will get those notes to come through.
And speaking of The Kettlery. . . its Giveaway Time!
This prize is simply fantastic my friends. Valued at $45 this Earl Grey set is gorgeous and gives you the chance to check out 3 different types of Earl Grey teas that The Kettlery offers (all in tins!) along with a lovely Kava cup. Enter now to try and win this set and enjoy right before the holidays!
Good luck to our readers! We will have one more giveaway of The Kettlery’s wonderful Herbal Bliss box so stayed tuned for that.
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Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: The Kettlery
This warm and inviting green tea flawlessly blended with refreshing orange and savoury cinnamon creates a soothing tea with a tangy aroma with a spiced citrus taste.
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Today I counted up all of the 52Teas that I could readily find in my stash. It came to over 40 pouches and 6 canisters. That doesn’t count the three mystery packs I have coming or the next month’s tea I’ll be getting in my subscription box. In other words, I will admit, I have a 52Teas addiction. But who wouldn’t? Yes, I do have a personal connection with 52Teas but even if I didn’t know the mad tea creator behind all the teas, I would still adore the blends. Every week you can count on a different unique blend that you can’t get anywhere else. So yes, I have a problem, but I think its a good one to have!
Peanut Butter & Raspberry Jelly Black Tea is one that I was crazy excited to try out but was lost in my tea stash. When I realized my error, I was quick to rectify it. I tried this brew hot first but I will say I wasn’t crazy about the results. I didn’t get that rich creamy peanut butter flavor I was hoping for. The jammy raspberry notes came across beautifully and mingled well with the black tea base. Being a peanut butter freak, I wanted to get those flavors to come through. So I experimented. . .I cold brewed the blend.
Scooped a few spoon fulls into my pitcher and allowed the tea to steep overnight. Poured myself a tall glass with fresh ice, hoping this was the answer to pulling those peanut butter notes thus ending my quest for a peanut butter tea. First sip and VIOLA! Creamy peanut butter notes swirling around raspberry jammy fun. The black tea base is slight and subtle allowing those nutty and berry flavors to really shine.
A really fabulous cold brew and a perfect example of how sometimes certain blends just need a bit of experimenting with. And now I’m happy to announce our first giveaway since we have revamped and rebranded SororiTea Sisters! Anne at 52Teas has graciously given us two amazing prizes! A three month subscription to 52Teas (valued at $52-US residents only) and a $25 gift certificate (open to anyone). Enter below! Just a small token of gratitude to all of our faithful and new readers who love tea and much as we do. Thank you for sticking with us over the years and we hope you all are just as excited with the new changes as we are. Good luck everyone!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
I’ll disclose a little secret – this tea made me very nervous.
You see, I’m one of those unusual people that don’t like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I felt very much the oddball growing up – everyone else liked peanut butter and jelly. I like peanut butter. I like jelly. I just don’t like these two together. I like peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I like peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwiches. I like peanut butter and butter toast. I even like peanut butter sandwiches. Just not jelly. And I like jelly toast and I probably would like a jelly sandwich if I were so inclined to make one although it doesn’t sound like a very satisfying sort of lunch.
So what I’m trying to say is that peanut butter and jelly just isn’t my thing. So when one of my Kickstarter backers who purchased the “Be a 52Teas tea of the week creator” incentive and selected a peanut butter and jelly tea as his tea of the week flavor – I got just a wee bit nervous and I hoped that since it’s a tea maybe, just maybe, I’ll like these flavors together.
And I do! This has a really pleasing raspberry flavor. The peanut butter is a softer note – and really, if I were to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I think that’s how I’d make it for myself – light on the peanut butter with a big smear of raspberry jelly! Sweet tart raspberry, a smooth, nutty peanut butter note atop a blend of Nilgiri and Assam teas. Way better than I could imagine peanut butter and jelly tasting!
Taster size is approximately 1/2 ounce.
organic ingredients: black teas, roasted & salted sunflower seeds, freeze-dried raspberries and natural flavors.