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Sweet Cinnamon Mate from Because UR Priceless. . . . .

I have never actually had a mate blend. Which is interesting because I have drank a lot of teas, but just never had an interest in mate I guess. Although mate is considered an herbal blend, it still contains a pretty high amount of caffeine. I really needed a caffeine boost today so I decided to brew up a cup of Sweet Cinnamon Mate. I like sweet cinnamon, not hot cinnamon, so I hoped that this tea would live up to its name. Now, I don’t have any other mate blends to compare this to, but I noticed a pretty Read More

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Chocolate Covered Almond from DAVIDsTea

It seems like forever ago since I drank a tea from David’s Tea. Today I’m sharing with you their Chocolate Covered Almond flavored Black Tea. This tea is NOT currently listed on their website but according to the package does NOT contain dairy. It claims that this is sweet, crunchy, and totally addictive. I would certainly agree that it IS a tasty treat! Cocoa, Carob, and Almonds are the addictive trinity here, friends! This tea also contains yerba mate, sugar, and flavorings. Aside from the yummy-goodness of the flavor of this tea I have to say that I was overly Read More

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Hustling with Wise Ape Tea Co #performancetea

In the late  mornings, Wise Ape Tea Co’s Performance Tea-Chocolate Hustle has been my jam.  I always seem to get a snack craving around 9am-10am every morning.  Instead of reaching for a sugary snack or chips to keep me going until lunch, I’ve been brewing up this tea and having a healthier snack like a trail mix or fresh fruit.   I have to say, I’ve seen a huge increase in my energy level and I don’t feel like I’ve hit a wall. Brewed with freshly prepped boiled water and allowed to steep for 4-5 minutes (and cooled for 2), this Read More

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Maharaja Chai and Samurai Chai Blend from Teavana. . . . .

  If you’re anything like me, your friends and family know you love your tea– and have been gifting accordingly this Christmas. In a recent office secret santa swap, I hit the total tea jackpot– a brand new gravity (gravi-tea– heee :)) steeper for my desk at work, and a GIGANTIC tin of this chai blend from Teavana. Score! Now, early on in my tea-drinking years, Teavana was an initial fave, but in the last few years as I’ve discovered amazing small-batch companies and other small businesses that I love to patronize, I don’t really shop at this iconic mall Read More

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Jump Start from Adagio Teas. . . . . .

I’m a caffeine lunatic that’s a little hesitant about maté (it sometimes tastes dry/musty to me). So I was holding off on this until a Day of Great Urgency. Today was such a day. I spaced out in the shower and was late to a meeting with wet hair. The files I needed for a bunch of projects were unavailable to me. The Internet was down. I considered turning to my nemesis, coffee, for a much needed jolt. But then I remembered My Backup Plan, the Jump Start. I’m pretty sure this tea hooked up some wires directly to my Read More