Gunpowder Green from The Tea Spot. . . . .

I found out today that gunpowder green teas are called “gunpowder” because they’re a little smoky — not because they’re going to violently pop open when they unfurl. Which is sort of disappointing, because I wanted to watch some sort of mayhem in my steeper this morning. I also found out, while locating this tea on the Tea Spot’s site, that gunpowder tea is “commonly used by athletes to improve endurance over periods of 3-6 hours.” Well, then, this tea has found its audience, because I am a HUGE ATHLETE. Like, super-beefy. I spend upwards of 8 hours a day Read More


Earl of Grey from The Tea Spot. . . . .

I GOT A FREE SAMPLE IN MY BOX! FREEEEEE! A PRESENT FOR MEEEEE! Is there anything better than a free sample? One that you LIKE? I didn’t order this because my life is full of Earl Greys. I’m “that girl that likes black tea,” so people tend to hand me Earl Greys. So when I was ordering myself a bunch of samples, I went, “meh, let’s skip this one. I know everything about every Earl Grey ever.” This is a totally unique take on Earl Grey. It’s loaded with vanilla, orange, and… licorice root. It tastes a little bit like Read More


Morning Mojo from The Tea Spot. . . . .

Have you ever taken one sip of a tea and been like “yuuuup, I’m going to have to buy a vat of this and keep it in an armed fortress just for myself”? That’s how I felt about this tea, a super-creamy vanilla/orange pu’erh/black confection. It’s perfectly balanced, like a ninja poised to strike another ninja. (Because that obviously requires extra stealth). There’s the sweetness of the vanilla against the tangy of the orange and the earthy of the pu’erh and the depth of the black. The flavors are like constructive criticism, which starts and ends with a compliment, and Read More


Smokejumper Ginger from The Tea Spot. . . . .

Smokejumper Ginger…you’re FORWARD aren’t you!? Smokejumper Ginger from The Tea Spot has a LOT going on for only having 2 ingredients! It’s made up of Organic Lapsang Souchong Black Tea and Organic Ginger from Honduras. If you are looking for a tea that is smoky and adventurous you might enjoy this Smokejumper Ginger from The Tea Spot if you like peppy, spicy, smoky teas! It infuses to a light brown…very pale for a black tea but then again I only used a little bit based on the aroma that smacked me in the face as I opened the bag. I Read More


Japanese Orchid Green (AKA Iccha Kariban) from The Tea Spot

Apparently I have been on a green tea kick as of late but sometimes you have to listen to your body and HEAR what your body wants you to drink and this time around it was Japanese Orchid Green (AKA Iccha Kariban) from The Tea Spot. The magnificent aroma of greens and sweet peas filled my nose! The lemon-lime color of tea liquor filled the cup! The flavor of one of the most lovely straight-up green teas I have tasted overjoyed my taste buds! Japanese Orchid Green (AKA Iccha Kariban) from The Tea Spot is REALLY something! It’s completely satisfying Read More