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“The Big Chill” – January’s Steepster Select Box

I hope you’ll bear with me as I do something a little different with tonight’s post. As a subscriber to the Steepster Select program, I receive a box with three different teas.  Each month there is a different theme.  This month’s theme is “The Big Chill.”  The box also includes a postcard size card that offers some insight on the theme, as well as the teas that are chosen. Here is the description of The Big Chill: For when winter seeps into the bones and dull skies numb the spirit, we have just the teas to warm you through and Read More

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Original Masala Chai from Yogic Chai

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Yogic Chai Tea Description: Organic Assam Tea, Organic Green Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cloves & Organic Ginger. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’m quite sure I’ve said this (or something like this) before, but it bears repeating:  When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing quite as comforting as a cup of chai.  The heat of the masala spices warms you from the inside out. And Yogic Chai makes some of my favorite chai blends.  And this blend is where it all started!  The blend is a perfectly balanced combination of Read More

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Lapsang Souchong from Dr. Tea’s Tea Garden

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Dr. Tea’s Tea Garden About This Tea: The story goes that Lapsang Souchong was first created when the Wuyi region’s annual tea drying process was interrupted by army movement. To compensate for the missed drying period, tea farmers hung their tea over pinewood fires, consequently imparting a distinctive smoky flavor and aroma. Our Lapsang Souchong is sourced by Mark Ukra, co-owner of Dr. Tea’s Tea Garden, who comes from a family of Middle Eastern tea merchants dating back 400 years. Drink Lapsang Souchong plain or try it as a spice or rub Read More

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Coconut Maté Masala Chai from Yogic Chai

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yerba Maté Where to Buy:  Yogic Chai Product Description: We use Organic & Fair Trade Green Yerba Mate from Brazil for our Mate Chai(s) Yerba Mate is a lightly stimulating beverage from South America that has a mild amount of caffeine with just the right kick. It produces a light green beverage, with a refreshingly bold flavor that has found a perfect match with our masala spices! Taster’s Review: This is one of the smoothest tasting Yerba Maté blends I’ve ever encountered.  Generally, I find Yerba Maté (and particularly green Yerba Maté as in this blend) Read More

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Gen Mai Lemongrass Chai from Yogic Chai

The Genmaicha is the perfect ‘strength’ for me and of really good quality. The Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger are all quite subtle and I’m completely fine with that. There are little popped rice that are included in this blend of flavors and I think that is very nice! It makes me smile, actually! The Lemongrass is a wonderful touch!