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Indie Tea

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86
drank Smarty Pants by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

I was interested in trying this one because of the Mint and Lemon Verbena! But I was also curious because of the other ingredients and the NAME. One of the many reasons I LOVE Indie Tea!!!! The Names, the Product Descriptions, the Art! It’s all really wonderful! Organic and Vegan ingredients are a plus, too!

Gotu Kola – I have had before but wanted to learn more about it so I did by reading this link
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/gotu-kola-000253.htm

I wasn’t as familiar with Brahmi so I looked that up, too!
http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v27/n2/full/1395862a.html

All of these ingredients serve a purpose – or more than one purpose – and all make sense in this blend of herbals. WHO’S the SMARTY PANTS, now, Indie Tea!? Nicely done, btw! This Herbal Tisane Flavor is VERY pleasing. In addition to the Lemon/Mint Combo there is a bit of ginger shining thru as well as Tulsi! Very nice!

This tisane shines bright!

Sil

love learning about new companies from you :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Awww thanks! Indie Tea is in the heart of Vegas! Super Cool Company!

Sil

Packaging looks like a lot of fun. I may need to see if i can give them a try at some point heh

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85

My mother always said I was a ‘TEEN’ in the wrong decade! Sure…I was a 70s Baby but I wasn’t of age in the 60s or 70s to participate in Woodstock, Hippie Gatherings, and Communal Living. I probably would have – had I been given the opportunity! So when I saw this tea I KNEW I HAD to try it!

I know you’re not supposed to judge a tea by it’s name but I sort of DID with this one. Usually I’m not one to ‘yank’ a floral tea off the shelf or specifically order one but this tea NAME had me a Peace/Love/Happy.

This is made up of Green Tea, Jasmine, and Chrysanthemums.

It infuses to a gentle orange/tan color. I can smell and taste both of the flower ingredients. It’s both florally-sweet and semi-florally-bitter. It’s a nice yin an yang of sorts.

This is fantastic for a floral tea. It really is.
Groovy Man…

K S

Far out.

Cavocorax

I’m totally a sucker for buying tea based on its name, its packaging, or he description on the label. If it inspires while you drink it, that’s a bonus!

StarlitSilences

Ha ha, yesterday itself I was listening to Monterary 1967, and my wife’s reaction elwas priceless when she got to know what I am listening to.
Though I am not normally a dessert tea person, but always make an exception for chrysanthemum, like it specially in some thai teas.

KallieBoo!

Lol I think I was born in the wrong decade too!

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84
drank Masquerade by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

I received a buttload of this from Indie and I’m so grateful to try this! I’ve always loved their tins and blends and creativeness behind each one!

At first sniff I can smell the Green and Red Rooibos Combo paired with the Sunflowers. It’s a different sort of aroma but it grew on me quickly. The color is an oranger-type rooibosy color. It’s very pretty.

This is sweet and vanilla and apricot flavored for sure but not overly-so. It has lovely floral notes that are just-right. The vanilla does help dilute the floral notes and smooths it out nicely.

YUM! This is nifty!

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88
drank Ball & Chain by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

I’ve been overly obsessed with Medjool Dates and Almond Butter Lately
http://healthycrush.com/wp-content/uploads/almond-butter-date.png

So when I saw this flavored Oolong – I KNEW I had to try it!

Prior to infusing this smelled like sugary dates underneath a charcoal type oolong. Once infused it smelled more like a toasted/roasted oolong with a bit of sugar dates aroma.

Once I started sipping I could taste a strong toasted/roasted/charcoal type oolong base with a bit of floral and nutty hints as well as a slight rich yet sugary dates type taste. As it cools a bit more I can start tasting the dates a bit more but they are subtle.

I do really like this. I was hoping for more date-flavor but it’s still quite good, regardless. Perhaps I should just make sure there are more Date Chunks in my next cuppa!

PS: Also as it cools a bit – I’m starting to taste some cocoa flavors, too! Now THAT’S interesting!

Ashley Bain

dates and almond butter? that sounds like a yummy healthy snack. gotta try that.

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96
drank Mad Tea Party by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!

First…this is VEGAN.

2nd…check out these ingredients! What an interesting Combo! Pu-erh, Vegan Chocolate Chips, Cane Juice, Chocolate, cocoa butter, vanilla, cherries, chile peppers, etc.

Once infused it does smell like pu-erh and chocolate, mostly. It’s stronger than before infusion, too! Prior to infusing I could smell a bit of cherry as well.

It’s infuses to a dark brown.

First sip…YUM! Smooth, sugary-smooth, chocolaty! Creamy! Vanilla-Creamy-smooth! As I continue to sip I can pick up a bit more on the cherry notes. They are subtle but the creamy texture and flavors shine. The chocolate and vanilla contribute to that. But I can taste the chocolate more than the vanilla.

Oddly…I can taste the Chipotle Chiles right smack dab in the middle of the sip – they poop in and out really quick. They don’t linger and they are subtle but fascinating!

I seriously LOVE this. Perhaps just as much for the texture as the taste. Sure – more chocolate is always welcome – but this has a nice amount featured in it.

Lovely! Wonderful! Pure delight! Excellent blend of flavors! WOW!

Amariel

Sounds yummy!!!

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88
drank Crazy Earl by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

I’m totally LOVING this has Grapefruit, Orange, AND Bergamot in it! I love when a flavored EG goes the extra mile! This is citrusy-fruity and juicy and I really like it. It’s lighter on the perfumy and astringency notes of other EGs but I’m totally ok with that! The Citrus Fruit Flavors are lovely and a great pick-me-up!

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68
drank Sock It To Me by Indie Tea
3 tasting notes

Black tea isn’t usually my thing but this manages to deliver black tea goodness without too much harshness on the gut. Stands well on its own, like a fine black coffee, but for those who don’t care much for black tea, the addition of milk and honey makes this a joy to drink. I bought this for when I was hosting when people might not appreciate black tea, but it finds itself in my teapot more often than I expected.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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85
drank Moroccan Sunset by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

Sending the rest to Meowkattack

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83
drank Lover's Lane by Indie Tea
504 tasting notes

mm this tea was just what I needed. My tummy hurts from trying to find happiness in sour soothers. Man I can’t kick them, bulk barn is my haven and sour keys are my drug.
But enough of them do not a happy tummy make!

This tea smells amaaaazing. The lavender is so soothing, and the rose buds are beautiful to look at.

The taste is wonderful – I haven’t had a good lavender tea in a while and this one is hitting the spot. There is a spiciness to this tea – not a pepper spice, but a cooking spice – like thyme almost. The taste is light but perfectly blended.

So so relaxing – my tummy feels better already.

Thank you so much for this sample LiberTeas! I’m very interested in this tea company :)

softrevolution

Hah I am the same way with bulk barn..but sour gummy bears are my drug of choice. No matter how much my tummy hurts I can’t. stop.

Kittenna

I have the same thing with bulk green olives from Bulk Barn??? Does that make me weird?! :P (I just avoid shopping there whenever I can, haha.)

DaisyChubb

hahaha nice! I don’t trust myself with the gummy bears or olives – all I need is more bulk barn addictions :D

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85
drank Moroccan Sunset by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

Backlogging but was still on my desk.
See previous notes :)

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92
drank Lover's Lane by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

This sort of smells like oatmeal and flowers.

It tastes like wine and roses. It’s lovely. I hate to be out of it in my stash.

See previous notes for more thoughts…

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87
drank Hoopla! by Indie Tea
150 tasting notes

If you’re any enemy of fun, please stop reading now. Seriously, shoo! Go and have some dental work done, get a jump on your taxes, or simply just be gone with you. HoopLa from Indie Tea is all about fun, and I won’t have anyone who can’t appreciate the ingenious mix of herbal tea, fruit, and vegan gummy bears ruining the party! AND I don’t want to hear any nonsense about about gummy bears having no place in a serous tea. HoopLa is seriously delicious and I applaud Indie tea for making my cup of herbal tea even more enjoyable.

HoopLa is chock-a-block with dried fruit, vegan gummy bears, and herbs. The infusion is a bright yellow with a distinctive, fresh, lemon aroma. At first sip, a wonderful, uplifting, citrusy brightness washes over me. The body is light and refreshing with a sweet, lingering finish. I can’t wait to take another sip!

Indie Tea is donating 5% of their tea sales in October to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and we all know that breast cancer research is a great cause. And if you add a tin of Cranberry Boobilicious to your order they’ll make an additional donation to the cause. It’s a win-win-win-win-win situation!

Click here http://bit.ly/r8FTLz to read more…

MegWesley

Gummy bears in tea? That does sound like a cup full of fun. And a donation to breast cancer research? I will have to put this on my list to try out.

Jenn

\o/ YAY!!!!

LiberTEAS

I love Indie Tea!

Ashley Bain

Very cool! I’ve had gummy bears on the brain lately, odd. haha.

DaisyChubb

This is amazing! I am trying my hand at blending and wishing I could put things like this in my tea… why didn’t I just do it? But first – an Indie tea order. shwing!

Angrboda

Gummy bears? Like… really? Real ones? GOSH! O.O I nominate this as most bizarre tea ever. How weirdly intriguing!

Vicki Guillem ☀

What!!! This sounds incredible!! Can you get this online!?! I want now

Jenn

Angrboda Yep! Really real gummy bears… so much fun!

Vicki Gullem You can order Indie Tea on line right here http://www.indietea.com/ my dear :)

Vicki Guillem ☀

Thank you!!! What other teas of theirs do you recommend?

Jenn

Vicki Gullem HoopLa is the first Indie Tea I’ve tried thus far. I have three others to try, but I’ve fallen behind on my tea sampling. Poor me, right? I think that LiberTeas may have a few recommendations though :)

Devilish

Wow! I want to try this… I heart gummy bears!!!! :D :D :D

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78
drank Hoopla! by Indie Tea
8 tasting notes

This was an interesting mix in my mouth. I’ve never had an herbal infusion featuring gummy bears. It reminded me of a very light, floral fruit punch.

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50

This tea has great chamomile flavor. I would give it a 100 percent for that. However, the flavors of the other spices were definitely lacking.

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93

I wanted a tea strong enough to wake me up in the morning and I found it. This blend is very robust, malty, almost chocolately. The tea in the tin is beautiful – a mixture of black, brown, and yellow leaves.

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85

This tea had a well-balanced flavor profile. You can taste each of the ingredients – the white tea, the mango, the coconut flakes, and the hibiscus flowers. There is a slight sweetness to the tea but the tartness from the mango and hibiscus are more dominant.

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76

This tea was very enjoyable. The lavender, rose, and orange really show through and were very relaxing. However, these flavors overpowered the taste of the Dragon Well which was very subtle in this blend.

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86

SIPDOWN…spices a little harsher than before but still enjoyed the orange flavor that peaked thru…still like the overall blend…

KeenTeaThyme

I’m probably the only person here who is a tea drinker and a gamer, and the only person who would even think of this, but when I see “Caravan” I think of Fallout: New Vegas. It does make me want to try the tea…as do your descriptions. :)

The Purrfect Cup

I too am a gamer…there’s that twin thing again!

KeenTeaThyme

It’s out of control! :) Do you know what I mean by Caravan? The Crimson Caravan Company….Cassidy’s Caravan…? Gamers + tea drinkers unite! :)

The Purrfect Cup

Very out of control. But I’m ok with that! I really do need to try this tea out too!

TeaEqualsBliss

teehee! That and SciFi stuff!!!

The Purrfect Cup

Don’t get me started on the SciFi stuff! :)

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89
drank Wise Man's Caravan by Indie Tea
4224 tasting notes

This is a wonderful and deliciously different chai. It’s been a while since I’ve last tasted it, and I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I sipped it again. It is so nice.

It isn’t overly spicy, but, what I would call a well-seasoned spice blend. It has a good amount of spice without being hot or overwhelming. The black tea is strong and malty and delicious. I can taste the hint of orange in the background and it offers a nice light flavor to the blend, giving it a sense of balance.

A very good chai.

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90

Very nice flavored tea. Groovy package look. Suits this little teapot well. My humans liked it, too. http://lyt-tea-reviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-indie-teas-road-to-hana-tea.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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86

Started my day with this one…a bit lighter than I remember but still darn good!

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92
drank Lover's Lane by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

Had two lovely cups earlier today…backlogging…see previous notes…

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88
drank Lover's Lane by Indie Tea
4224 tasting notes

Relaxing after a busy day of dance class and running around. This is a nice cup to sip while relaxing! I can taste each note – the lavender, the rose, the orange and the green tea. A lovely medley of flavors.

ashmanra

Aw, I like the name of this one. But I am an unabashed romantic…

Fairyfli

What kind of dance?

LiberTEAS

@Fairyfli, my daughter is a little ballerina!

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84

I’m sending a little of this to a friend but I’m finishing up with a cup of my own. I can taste the citrus more this time around and am enjoying it more than my prior attempts therefore I am upping the rating! YUM!

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