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Bonfire in a Cup: Smoky Spice from 52Teas

As we endure the last cold nights of the season, it seemed the perfect time to brew up a cup of Smoky Spice from 52Teas.  This blend combines two of my favorite cold-weather sensations: woodsmoke and cardamom. Nothing quite makes me feel as cozy and nostalgic as holding a hot cup of spicy tea, with the smell your neighbor’s wood stove on the wind. Growing up in New England in a family with an Eastern European heritage, it seemed like we were always having winter bonfires and mulled cider or tea, celebrating some equinox or natural deity.  These winter memories Read More

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Winter Wonderland Tea from Shanti Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Shanti Tea Tea Description: Creamy, spicy, warming with a hint of vanilla and a malty tea base Ingredients: Black tea, orange peel, clove, cinnamon, ginger root, cornflowers, chrysanthemum petals, natural essences Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Not only is Winter Wonderland Tea from Shanti Tea one of my favorite teas this time of year but I also enjoy it year-round for the delightful quality and taste, too! The black tea base is of medium strength and combined well with orange peel, clove, cinnamon, ginger, and a variety of flower petals. Read More

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Pumpkin Spice Chai from The Tea Spot

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  The Tea Spot Tea Description: Our NEW seasonal Pumpkin Spice Chai may soon become your favorite tea to look forward to each Fall! This chai blend boasts a perfectly-balanced full leaf Assam black tea base with cinnamon, clove, cardamom, allspice, and pumpkin flavor to get you warmed up for Fall. This tea makes an amazing pumpkin latte with the simple addition of steamed milk. This seasonal treat will have you jumping in piles of rainbow-colored leaves in no time! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This year (at least this time of Read More

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White Vanilla Peppermint Black Tea from M&K’s Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  M&K’s Tea Company on Etsy Tea Description: Polar bears? Candy canes? It’s that time of the year again! Yay consumerism! Yay tasty things! So hop on board the capitalism train, and try out a bag of our exclusive limited-edition White Vanilla Peppermint black tea blend! It has tea from Australia if you can even believe it. It tastes like a polar bear got into a fight with a mint plant that exploded all over your face. Seriously, try it. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’m really enjoying the teas Read More

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Winterwolf Tea Blend from M&K’s Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Rooibos (Green) Where to Buy:  M&K’s Tea Company on Etsy Tea Description: Winterwolf Tea is here! A limited holiday tea, we take juicy wolfberries and roast them in our local honey with a bit of butterscotch flavor, mix in some spiced green rooibos with cinnamon, and, well, you have some Winterwolf Tea. It tastes like an apple met a cinnamon stick and got caught in a magical honey ocean. But they lived. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: As I was brewing this, I was thinking to myself, what are wolfberries?  After the tea Read More