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A Calming Decaf Cup to put you on Cloud Nine from Autumn Bear Herbals

Smooth vanilla rooibos tea is a regular caffeine alternative of mine, though I will admit that red rooibos can be an acquired taste. If overstepped, it can have medicine-like tones, but in a best case scenario, the rooibos has notes of caramel and nuts. Cloud Nine from Autumn Bear Herbals is driven by its vanilla rooibos base, though the ingredient list boasts a larger variety of flavors: sour jujube seeds, fragrant rose petals, lush chrysanthemum blossoms, and more. The dry leaf is strongly scented with vanilla and rooibos, and looks bright and beautiful in the bag with rose petals and Read More

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Vanilla Orchid Oolong from David’s Tea. . .The Perfect Vanilla Tea?

If there’s one tea-quest I am always on, it’s finding the perfect creamy vanilla blend. A few years ago, my absolute favorite apple custard tea was discontinued, and ever since, I’ve been hunting for the perfect creamy, unctuous replacement. So when a tea claims to be “creamy vanilla”, I usually snap it up before you can say “cuppa”. This offering from David’s claims to be a lightly floral oolong with hints of creamy vanilla. Ding ding ding! The dry leaf smells incredible, like thick and creamy vanilla custard. Brewed, the oolong unfurls beautifully into full leaves, leaving a light liquor Read More

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Intensely Buttermint from Twinings. . . . .

This tea is a personal favorite of mine. I tried a sample sent by a tea friend and when I went to London, I knew I needed more. I actually had to cross a marathon just to get to the Twinings shop and it was 100% worth it. It lives up to the “intensely” in its name, being incredibly flavorful. Though that is not the only way it lives up to its name. This tea is both buttery and minty. The butter element providing a great deal of creamy sweetness while the mint keeps everything fresh and interesting. The flavors Read More

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Tranquility from Beleave Teas

Raise your hand if it’s been a tense few months, you guys (not just me? phew, good). I’ve been especially mindful of self care this past week, which of course in my home means a good cuppa. When I saw this tea arrive from fellow sister Nichole (aka CuppaGeek) on a particularly long and icky day, I knew just what I’d be brewing up. First things first: holy spearmint, batman. And I’m not mad about it. This tea might be fairly mint-forward, but it’s beautifully balanced by creamy vanilla and herb-y chamomile. I won’t lie– while I was intrigued by Read More

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Lemongrass Vanilla Herbal from Aromatica Fine Teas

With a name like Lemongrass Vanilla Herbal I was assuming it was a straight-up herbal tisane but when I finally checked out the package I noticed it also contained Green Rooibos. While I realize that rooibos is still technically in the realm of tisanes and not an actual tea we still have categories for Rooibos here at Sororitea Sisters. Without further jibber-jabber here’s my review for Lemongrass Vanilla Herbal from Aromatica Fine Teas. Lemongrass Vanilla Herbal from Aromatica Fine Teas received 2nd Place at the 2014 North American Tea Championship. That’s a wonderful accomplishment! So of course I wondered WHY Read More