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Blueberry Vanilla Peach from A Quarter To Tea. . . . .

5 hours 46 min ago
A Quarter To Tea. . . a tea company we feature quite often on The SororiTea Sisters.  This tea company proves time and time again that they have some of the best flavored teas . . .bar none.   Each tea is lovingly crafted and created with high quality ingredients that always leave you wanting more. And this tea is no exception. Picture this, a bowl full of blueberries and peaches with this heavenly cream that has been mixed with touch of bourbon. That is exactly what this tea tastes like.  This gorgeous flavored green tea has such a lovely fruity Read More

Roses are Red, Berries are Blue from Kipers Lil Tea Shop. . . .

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:00
Roses are red, berries are blue, this tea from Kipers Lil Tea Shop is delicious, and good for you too! Not too long ago, I discovered Kipers Lil Tea Shop on Etsy and I have just been enamored with these hand blended beauties.  This go around, I devoured their Roses are Red and Berries are Blue blend. This particular hand blended treat is a blend of Dao Ren Green Tea, rosehips, hibiscus, elderberry, and bilberries.  To start off with, this tea is just stunning with rich tones of pinks, purples, and greens. Brewed up with water prepped right under boiling Read More

Moroccan Mint Teabags from Simpson and Vail. . .

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:00
Simpson and Vail is one of those hidden gems on the internet when it comes to tea.  One of my favorite tea companies online, Simpson and Vail offer amazing customer service, a fabulous line of teas, and the satisfying thought that you are supporting a mom and pop family tea shop. What Simpson and Vail do best is offer their customers a vast array of teas and their new line of iced tea bags is no exception.  Being a huge fan of mint teas, their new Moroccan Mint Iced Tea bag had my name written all over it. Cold brewed Read More

Cotton Candy Genmaicha from 52Teas. . . .

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:00
I am a sucker for 52 Teas flavored genmaichas. Their Marshmallow Treat stole my heart long ago and I have yet to turn back. Not to mention, some flavors just call to me when I am ordering teas. Things that scream “sweet” and “dessert” almost always catch my attention and Cotton Candy is at the top of that list. That is why the minute I opened the email advertising this Cotton Candy Genmaicha tea, I started building a cart. I was quick but not quick enough because the large packs of this tea were gone before I even opened the Read More

Chocolate Cherry Latte Oolong by A Quarter to Tea

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:30
Steeping at 190 degrees for 4.5 minutes as recommended, I prepared this tea with one tablespoon of leaves and around 10 ounces of water. The high-quality oolong leaves swell and uncurl while steeping–something I always find fascinating (in addition to comforting because I know it means I’m about to drink some excellent tea!) Once the steeping gets going it smells strongly of chocolate and cherry, which I take as a good sign! Actually it smells almost overwhelmingly of cherry while steeping, but after steeping that abates somewhat. The cherry flavor still hits your nose first but as you keep inhaling you Read More

Red Suspenders. . .A Torchwood Blend from Adagio Teas. . .

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 23:00
Adagio Teas offers such a unique service for geeks/nerds like myself.  Being a huge Doctor Who/Torchwood fan, I had to check out Adagio Teas Signature Blends to see if anybody had created a blend dedicated to Captain Jack Harkness. . .and was I ever pleased when I saw that someone had created such a blend. Red Suspenders is a blend of Vanilla Green, Orange, Mocha Nut Mate, with Chocolate Chips as an added accent flavor.  Right off the bat, this tea had a strong hazelnut chocolate flavor.  Not being a huge hazelnut fan or really a big chocolate guru, I Read More

Happy Zombie from Design A Tea. . .

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:00
This tea accompanied me to this season’s Game of Thrones premiere. I figured that the show is on at night (it’s a rooibos!) and has an army of the undead (the title has zombies!). SPOT-ON. THE NORTH REMEMBERS. This tea’s spicy oranges taste a bit like mulled wine. It’s a little savory, a little sweet, and puts a dash of twinkle in your eye. I don’t know if this is the influence of the show, but I could imagine this being served at a sturdy, rough-hewn wooden table. Maybe a tavern. Plotting to kill your enemies. Amassing a group of Read More

Chocolate Macaroon from DAVIDs Tea. . .

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:00
Chocolate Macaroon, part of DAVIDsTEA’s standard collection, is made of black tea, toasted coconut, coconut, pecans, cacao nibs, rock cane sugar, natural flavoring. Now I am not one for teas with sugar or stevia (though I like sprinkles and I blame my love of the colorful and cute for that) and when I tried this tea originally, I had it plain and I hated it. I tried it a second time as an eggnog latte. Why did I give it a second chance? Well, when DAVIDsTEA came out with their eggnog lattes, I fell in love and was having 1-2 Read More

Golden Monkey from Tea N Joy. . . .

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:00
Today’s tea sample is from a company called Tea N Joy. I’ve never tried teas from this tea company before, so I’m excited to see how it goes! This should be fun! So I steeped this tea for around 2.5 minutes, using a heaping 1/2 tbsp and 10 oz of near-boiling water. It started to give off a nice malty smell right away. I should describe the tea leaves, too; they’re big, well-defined, long twisty thin leaves with gold tips! Wonderful. They look very high-quality. I love it when my tea has entire tea leaves in it, especially when they’re Read More

Francesca from Sicilian Tea Company. . . .

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:00
It’s always good to have a chamomile blend or two in your tea cabinet for those when you need something extra comforting and caffeine-free.  Francesca from Sicilian Tea Co. could be the perfect choice for your evening cup of tea. Some people consider herbal teas to be medicinal, with herbs like lavender and chamomile to help combat stress.  Both of these fragrant blossoms are in abundance in this blend, bringing their lovely color and shape to the dry leaf, and the lemony and floral scent of the brew. There are also cinnamon sticks, Saint John’s Wort, and licorice root in Read More

Cinderella from Kipers Lil Tea Shop. . .

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:00
I love the wonderful world of Etsy. You just never know what you will find wandering through the shops.  I always like to see what possible gem of a tea shop I might stumble upon.  You really just never know what you might find and I think I have found quite a gem the other day. Kipers Lil Tea Shop offers quite a variety of hand blended teas, anything from herbal teas to flavored puerh blends.  When I saw the picture of Cinderlla, I knew I had to try it. Cinderella is a blend of puerh, calendula, hibiscus, red clover, Read More

China Bancha Organic from Herbie Organic

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:48
Today was a day that just called and yearned for a solid green tea. My stress levels seem to increasingly get higher and higher each day with the new added responsbilities of my new position.  Only a brilliant green tea could calm this ragged soul. So I grabbed the China Banch Organic sample that Herbie Organic graciously sent and I am so glad I did. This tea calmed the waters this afternoon for sure. Sourced from China, this green tea is described as having a light and gentle flavor with a mild character.  I would absolutely agree on the light Read More

Anything but Basic – Louisa May Alcott from Simpson and Vail

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:00
There is nothing better than sharing a hot cuppa with hot ladies. Wait, did that came out wrong? I mean strong, independent, educated ladies. Yeah, that’s who I’d have tea parties with! So, I invited two amazing students from my “Women’s Contributions to Science” class for a tea party. And, what better tea to drink than one inspired by the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott. Simpson and Vail created fandom teas for several authors, and this green blend has a soft spice scent with the dried apple bits – is it nutmeg that it reminds us of? Pine? Read More

Earl Grey Le Creme from The NecessiTeas. . . . .

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:00
  I’m not normally a bergamot fan, but my high school partner-in-crime, code-named Tiny Salutations is, so welcome her along on today’s adventure! This is a delightful blend that ignites the romance at first sight, and pictures don’t do it justice. Beautiful blue corn flowers are sprinkled throughout, which is a special flower that she would grow and send to husband back when they first dated. She says she’s kind of in love with this tea before even drinking it. The dry leaves need to be cross-marketed as an air freshener! The corn flowers float to the top as it Read More

Pick Me Up Oolong from Plum Deluxe. . .

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:00
A delicious blend of oolong tea with Vermont maple syrup, orange peel, and almond essence. I was immediately excited to try this! It sounds more like a fall blend because of the maple, but that’s okay. It’s funny because my favorite season are fall and winter and that rings true in the flavors I prefer. I like pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, almond flavors and those tend to come out more in the fall and winter. But because I love them so much, i’ll drink them anytime if they’re available! I’ve really been happy with all my tea blends that I Read More

Elderberry Blend from Storehouse Tea. . . .

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:00
Lately I’ve had a few medical issues pop up where I’ve been a bit more careful about the tea I drink.  I’ve found myself more and more drawn to herbals.  Herbals and I have always had this weird love hate relationship.  I’m not a fan of extremely “herbally”flavored teas that are just too spiced ie have lots of ginger. So when I was going through my tea stash and came across Elderberry Blend from our friends at Storehouse Tea I was delighted. Elderberry Blend is a fun mix of hibiscus, elderberries, dried currants, raisins, rosehips and other natural flavors.  As Read More

Casey’s .45 Gunpowder Blast from 52Teas. . .

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:00
  We review a lot of 52Teas here on The SororiTea Sisters but there is a good reason for that.  A good chunk of us are big fans of the blends that Anne and company creates and we just can’t get enough.  I personally have over 50 different blends from 52Teas in my own tea stash. There is just something so incredibly intimate with each of the blends that 52Teas creates.  Since each blend is hand blended with love and passion, you know you are in for a treat when you take your first sip of any 52Teas blends. This Read More

Cream Flavored Black by Adagio Teas

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 23:00
I steeped 1.5 tsp of this tea in 10oz. of water (just about boiling) for three minutes. Adagio is a fantastic way to get into the loose leaf tea world! Also, I love their loyalty program, which pays me several cents’ worth of “points” every time I submit a tea review! I mean, my day job pays more, but still. Plus, Adagio is super user-friendly, so much so that I’ve gotten one or two of my (less-tea-nerd-ish) family members ordering from them as well! Anyway, back to the cream-flavored black tea. The tea is fragrant while steeping, and after steeping it’s become Read More

Always a Classic: Earl Grey from Kent and Sussex

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:00
In some ways, it doesn’t get more traditional than Earl Grey tea.  Next to English Breakfast black tea, it’s the flavor most people think of when brewing a cup of tea.  Earl Grey from Kent and Sussex brews up strong and tart, a full-bodied black tea with a touch of tart bergamot citrus. Earl Grey is one of those teas that you customize as much or as little as you want, a lot like coffee.  Everyone had their preferred blend and balance.  You can brew this Earl Grey black without any additives, or brew it with honey and lemon, or Read More

On Wisconsin from A Quarter To Tea. . .

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:00
This tea caught my eye due to the description of cheesecake and honey. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? This is an Oolong blend and it contains REAL pieces of graham crackers. The Oolong itself is actually a little bit more floral than I would have thought. However, the floral aspect works well with the honey. The taste of cheesecake is not something I would have picked out initially, but thinking about it now I do taste it lingering once the sip is gone Opposed to what you would think when hearing the description of this yummy blend, i’m not quite sure Read More