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Spiced Apple Chai from Adagio Teas

I feel like i’ve been trying a lot of chai’s lately. Adagio actually has some fabulous vanilla chai cookies. Maybe I will review them in the near future! So keep an eye out. Anyways, Spiced Apple Chai by Adagio- I want to start out this review letting you know what my expectations for this blend were. I was really picturing a cinnamon-y, clove-spiced, ginger-touched apple cider. Maybe a spicier version of apple crisp. I absolutely love cinnamon apples as a side on Thanksgiving. I was hoping that this tea would remind me of that. I actually can say, honestly, that Read More

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Blueberry Green Iced Tea Powder from Stash Tea

When I first saw this I was intrigued. Just take the packet, dump it into a water bottle, and shake. A new and different way to make tea, perfect for lazy people. Then I started thinking and one question came to mind…”how does green tea powder differ from flavored matcha?” The answer I have determined is it doesn’t. This is just like a sweetened flavored matcha a la DAVIDsTEA. This is a mossy green color which screams vegetal and yet it is 100% sweet blueberry. Like blueberry pie filling. Sugary and good for dessert cravings. At first sip it was Read More

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Thailand Sticky Rice ‘Khao Hom’ Oolong Tea from What-Cha. . . . .

I can’t recall a time that I personally have had sticky rice. I believe I have but can’t be sure and certainly don’t remember to say whether this accurately depicts that flavor. What I do know is this smells like popcorn. Buttery popcorn. And it tastes like buttery coconut rice and floral oolong. It reminds me of the coconut rice I get when I go to a Japanese/Thai restaurant called Spoon & Fork. Sweet and ricey and delicious, plus floral. It’s thick and has the mouthfeel of a rice pudding. Well, as much as a liquid tea could resemble a Read More

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Green Tea Spearmint from Wissotzky Tea. . . .

Meals and mints seem to be a good pairing. Like when you leave a restaurant, they bring you mints with the bill. You can be stuffed to the point of no return but you almost always have room for the mints (unless you don’t like mints which is obviously a whole different thing). The same goes for mint teas as they provide a cooling freshness after a flavorful meal. For me, today’s meal was a grilled cheese sandwich made with fresh challah (egg bread), jalapeno monterey jack cheese, and some special garlic spread that my sister and I picked up Read More

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Caramel Apple Oolong V.2 from 52Teas. . . .

Charcoal baked oolong….interesting! Ive never heard of charcoal baked oolong before or seen it in any other blends so of course this was an intriguing blend to me. The dry leaf of this one smelled like apple crisp! Once steeped, it smelled slightly grassy and like green apples. I’m not quite sure what charcoal tastes like, but I can taste a slight smokiness to this blend and i’m going to attribute it to the charcoal baked oolong. The taste also was slightly grassy like green tea and i’m going to attribute that to the oolong as well. As far as Read More