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Sensiblyscript’s Tasting Notes on Passion Berry Jolt by Tiesta Tea. . . .

I steeped 1tsp tea for 4 min. in one cup of water at 200-205 degrees, which  produced a cup of tea with a nice dark amber color. Though there’s no berry coloring, there’s plenty of berrylike fragrance. The tea leaves themselves are attractive, with marigold and cornflower petals providing some nice color contrasts. The berry smell blends with the black tea fragrance surprisingly well. (On a side note, I’m glad they used a high-quality black tea for this blend, as I tend to tire easily of “black tea” bases that have no actual tea flavor so that all you can Read More

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Fruity Pebbles from Tiesta Tea. . . . . .

Two things to disclose before we jump into this tea review, friends: 1. I’ve never actually drank this tea hot (WHAT. I know. I promise I can still give you a good review). 2. It doesn’t actually taste like fruity pebbles, as the packaging claims. While my breakfast-cereal-loving heart is a bit dismayed by this, I can get over it for now. I’ve talked about this before, but I’m not a huge fan of teas that make claims– detoxing, dieting, etc. While I think herbs can be healing and great supplements to living healthfully, I immediately get a little side-eye Read More

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Passion Berry Jolt from Tiesta Tea. . . . .

This tea is FIERCE. It’s a black tea with super-vibrant raspberry/passionfruit flavor. The tea is robust. The flavor is spiky. The flower petals are lovely. You know how Rihanna had that red hair for a while? And it was really hot and bright and worked on her? That is this tea. It’s like Rihanna, turned into a tea. It’s a fast-paced hip-hop album of a tea. This tea will not mince words with you and tell you that the dress works when it does not. This tea will not pretend to like that guy you’re dating if he’s a wasteoid. Read More

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Victorian Earl Grey Black Tea Blend from Tiesta Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Tiesta Tea Tea Description: We’re still trying to figure out how this Earl Grey tastes better than any other Earl Grey we’ve ever had. We’ve combined the classic bergamot taste, with a flowery lavender finish that even a non-tea drinker can enjoy.  Learn more about this blend here. Taster’s Review: Ah … Earl Grey!  There is something about the combination of bergamot and black tea that makes my palate happy.  And I like the way this Victorian Earl Grey Black Tea Blend from Tiesta Tea infuses the great classic flavor of Earl Read More

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Fruity Pebbles Green Tea Blend from Tiesta Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Tiesta Tea Tea Description: The 2008 World Tea Champion is a smooth and sweet blend of flowery fruit and sencha with a fantastic base that no one can resist. The synchronization of pineapple, passion fruit, and strawberry form a perfect fruity triangle. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Oh wow … this Fruity Pebbles Green Tea Blend from Tiesta Tea smells AMAZING!  The dry leaf is very fragrant with floral notes and strong fruity tones.  It smells like something you’d want to set out as potpourri to freshen your home! Read More