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Honey Bear from East Indies Coffee & Tea. . . . . .

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 15:00
I first had this at a child’s birthday party and totally wasn’t paying attention. I was like “I’m gonna TAKE NOTES in my SKETCHBOOK and write an ELOQUENT POST UPON MY RETURN.” But then I got sucked into pizza! cake! balloons! reading children’s books aloud! putting outfits on toys! The only thing I vaguely remembered was the thought that I wanted MORE HONEY from the tea. So this time I made it again, carefully, at home, with zero distractions* and a tiny half-spoonful of honey. *Except for my dog trying to jump on the couch and falling off. I laughed. Read More

Nahorhabi Assam TGFOP1 CL 2nd Flush Black Tea from Lochan Tea. . . . .

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:00
This is a delicious straight black with notes of plum, raisin, and bread. It tastes like a fruitcake, a good, fresh one. (Not the stereotypical one that wanders around Christmas, getting regifted into eternity.) It’s not bitter or astringent or difficult in any way. If you had someone you wanted to introduce to non-flavored teas, this would be a great way to get them started. I, for one, am a huge fan of flavored teas. I always feel a heart-flutter of trepidation when I try a new straight black. Will I like it? What if I don’t? Will people judge Read More

Strawberry Shake from DAVIDsTea. . .

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 23:00
  I have been (im)patiently waiting for DAVIDsTEA to come out with some new “summery” teas. It has finally happened! Yay! So their new collection they’re calling “Malt Shop” and all the teas are based off of ice cream. They not only have ice cream themed teas, but new tea tins and mugs with ice cream print on them. Talk about cute! I definitely went all out during my DAVIDsTEA shopping spree, and I am happy I did because I am loving the teas! The first one I tried was Strawberry Shake. It is described as a green tea with Read More

Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate from Conundrum Tea. . . .

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 19:00
Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate from Conundrum Tea is the first tea I have tried from this company! And I sure hope it isn’t my last! Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate no longer appears on the company website or shop but it certainly was a GOODY! It was an autumn flush, black tea, from Darjeeling, India. It’s been said that Autumns in Darjeeling tend to be cold and the temperatures can reach freezing levels. This causes the leaves to wither and ferment before they are even picked. Having the tea leaves processed by nature produces some Read More

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel from Tea & Tins. . . . .

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 15:00
Although the holiday season has (sadly) passed, this tea still caught my eye. Mostly because it included mini marshmallows and gold ball sprinkles. I am a sucker for anything that includes marshmallow. Upon inspection of the dry leaf, I could smell the caramel and marshmallow notes. The dry leaf itself was very pleasing to the eye, as it contained “Star of David” shaped sprinkles, gold balls, mini marshmallows, and caramel squares. I liked that it contained actual marshmallow and caramel pieces because I hoped that that would add extra flavor and creaminess to the cup. While I don’t mind when Read More

TARDIS Eleven – Geronimo! from Tea and Absinthe. . . . . .

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 11:00
“TARDIS Eleven – Geronimo!” is a classic black with a sweet vanilla kick. I drank this “vanilla cream custard” flavored tea iced, which totally hyped up its sweetness. It’s got a gentle tastiness that I can readily identify with the Matt Smith Doctor Who. Classic black tea = the formality of the bow tie. Vanilla = the charm of the fez. Is that what they were going for? I’m not sure. But I’m going to go ahead and make those associations. I took notes on this, because I was drinking it away from the computer. Though this IS a Dr Read More

Peeps Genmaicha from A Quarter To Tea. . . Take That Tea Name In. . .

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 23:00
  That is right. Someone has combined Peeps with tea-or at least the flavor of Peeps with tea. Peeps seem to split people into two groups, those that love them and those that despise them. I belong to the group that love them. I’ve yet to met a marshmallow product that I don’t adore. Peeps Genmaicha consists of sprinkles, sencha green tea, popped rice, marshmallow root and a few other natural flavorings.  You just have to love the sight of this tea.  All of the lovely sprinkles adding a wonderful touch of spring to the blend. As I steeped (170F Read More

Atman Tea Co. . . . .A Unique Green Tea. . .

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:00
This tea comes in little sachets that are 100% biodegradable and compostable which I really like. At first glance it didn’t look so much like tea as it did spices or herbs. That is probably the Ashwagandha. This tea’s flavor kind of reminds me of quinoa in a weird way. The smell too. I wouldn’t say it’s bad, or that I don’t like it, but I wouldn’t say that this would be my first choice either. I would say it’s interesting, and maybe it will grow on me. I remember the first time I ate quinoa i wasn’t a fan, Read More

Turmeric Blend from Storehouse Teas. . . . .

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:00
You may have already done the math and came to the conclusion that there are at least a few of us who are CRAZY for Turmeric here at the SororiTea Sisters and I for one can be found in that mix of CRAZIES! And I’m darn proud of it! If you are looking to incorporate more Turmeric into your daily routine or if you are just looking for herbal tisanes – overall – this Turmeric Blend from Storehouse Teas – is for you! Organic Turmeric, Organic cinnamon, Organic orange peel, Organic ginger, Organic black pepper are the only ingredients and Read More

Super Starling’s Top Ten Wanna-Try Teas. . . . .

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:00
I have a long list of to-try teas, but these ten take the top! The Bees Teas, S’mores If you click on the tea, you will notice the ingredient list: “Black Tea, Green Tea, Cocoa Beans, Barley, Chocolate Flakes, Apple, Vanilla, Yogurt Bits, Sea Salt, Cocoa Powder, Dried Marshmallows, Graham Cracker Cookie Bits, Citric Acid” I love teas with a ton of ingredients. What the heck is that going to taste like? Put it in my mouth post-haste. 52Teas, Patridgeberry In A Pear Tea Speaking of ingredients… What’s a partridgeberry?! Have I tried one before and not noticed? I need Read More

Lavenderose Chamomint from Old Barrel Tea Co. . . . .

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 23:00
You know that saying– too much of a good thing is a good thing? It applies here. I was a little worried when I cracked this tea bag open that it would be TOO MUCH. Allll the herbs, am I right? But upon first sniff, I was intrigued. As with others I’ve tried form Old Barrel, this tea was a perfect, equal blend– all flavors present and accounted for, with nothing overpowering or shying away in the flavor. My first sip confirmed what I sniffed to be true– this tea is GOOD, you guys. Really, really good. It’s light and a Read More

Basil Lemonade Oolong from Pekoe Sip House. . . . .

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:00
Words cannot express my LOVE for this incredible wonder of a flavored Oolong. The tea I’m referring to is Basil Lemonade Oolong from Pekeo Sip House and it’s absolutely AMAZING! It’s rare that I find a flavored Oolong that I adore so much I LONG for my next cup but Basil Lemonade Oolong is that Oolong! It’s composed of half-fermented Chinese oolong tea, basil, lemon granules, natural lemon oil, marigold blossoms. Sure I find ALL of those ingredients but the secret weapon is the lemon granules! For some reason these lemon granules were like crack to me. They were SO Read More

Creamy Honey Oolong from Embrew

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:00
  Creamy Honey Oolong.  The name alone makes me drool.  This is another unique offering from Embrew, a company that has taken sweetening tea to a different level. Embrew offers an all in one solution to tea drinkers who enjoy adding a touch of sugar or honey to their tea.  I tried their Steamed Honey Green not too long ago and did enjoy the experience.  So I thought I’d give another one of their offerings a go. Smooth, sweet silky, and absolutely delicious.  That was my first impression of this tea.  Creamy Honey Oolong is a simple yet so satisfying Read More

The Malt Shop Collection from DAVIDsTEA. . . . .

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:00
Each season DAVIDsTEA premieres a new collection of about five teas. Sometimes there may be a returning favorite but most of the blends are new and exciting. Lately though, DAVIDs has been treating their customers to mini collections, released almost monthly to keep their selection fresh and intriguing. This month, in addition to the Valentine’s teas, they brought us The Malt Shop Collection, featuring three ice-cream inspired teas and ice cream teaware. Now I am a sucker for all things ice cream and cupcakes and milkshakes and the like so you can bet your a$$ I was in the shop Read More

Black Forest Cherry from The Tea Merchant. . . .

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 23:00
This tea traveled all the way from South Africa to join my tea stash in Toronto. Better than that? It arrived with two other Tea Merchant teas in tow: Cranberry and Strawberry Cream. They were all intriguing but my family unanimously determined that this was the best smelling of the three, an interesting decision given that everyone else in my family doesn’t like cherries. I, on the other hand, am a cherry fiend and couldn’t wait to dive in. I have now had this tea a few times since it first arrived and I think I like it best cold Read More