Indie Tea

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71
drank Masquerade by Indie Tea
2029 tasting notes

Sipdown, 169. A few tea samples into my cupboard from the traveling teabox (which left my possession today), a few teas out that left with the tea box. This was a sample I took out for my evening tea.

This is decidedly fine. The flavors are muted, and it’s just kind of fruity. Not medicinal, thankfully, but not distinctive either. I drank the whole pot, though, so I guess it was tasty enough.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Mad Tea Party by Indie Tea
4624 tasting notes

Backlog:

I brewed this as a black tea rather than as a pu-erh, but fortunately it did not come out too earthy. The aroma is more earthy than the flavor. Allow the tea to cool slightly to get the chocolate, cherry and chili notes to emerge. It’s really an interesting and tasty blend. Nice.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/09/mad-tea-party-from-indie-tea/

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70
drank Masquerade by Indie Tea
1520 tasting notes

Another one from the traveling tea box. Thanks! Maybe something is off with my taste buds today, but I wasn’t getting anything at all here. It certainly tastes like rooibos to me. But it had a flavor that kind of reminds me of plastic grocery store bags… which sounds terrible but isn’t.. maybe edible grocery store bags? I’m sad I wasn’t finding any apricot or vanilla. I love red rooibos but green rooibos, not so much for some reason. Maybe that’s the culprit. This is funny but TeaEqualsBliss included this in the teabox and her Adagio custom blend that she sent me a while back that has rooibos apricot & vanilla is much much tastier! It’s funny that this one reminded me of that one!

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69
drank Mad Tea Party by Indie Tea
6 tasting notes

So this is my first pu-erh~
I didn’t really get a sweet taste like I thought it was going to be. Not that its a bad thing I just was expecting a chocolately land of wonder. lol
It’s very smooth and has a small gently sweetness to it.
It smells nice like chocolate but with the pu-erh coming through more.
It leaves anice taste in your mouth afterwards. I feel as though this would go well with any vanilla or chocolate sweets. Drinking this makes me want to have some snickerdoodles for some reason!

The cherry does come through. I was hopping for more of a kick from the chile peppers though, I don’t really taste them come through.

This tea is very good though I’d buy it again and serve it with some tasty treats though.
As you rink it more it gets sweeter which is fun. It’s a good buy. :]

*To taste the chocolate more softly smack your tounge against the roof of your mouth (with it open)

-NOTE: Since you don’t get th same flavour everytime with this tea (because you don’t get the same amount of chocolate with every cup) you could add some more vegan chocolate to it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

With a name like this – how can I not try it?
PLUS it’s a ChariTEA!

I was a little hesitant that it was going to be too tart because of the hibiscus but Indie Tea does the dreaded “H” right! It does a ‘body good’ I guess! It all works well! I’m very grateful for that! It’s slightly tart but two types of tart – one from the Hibiscus and the other from the Cran…they are different but good…almost a yin and a yang of sorts.

I think the peppercorns help it along as well. They are NOT overpowering but are a nice, subtle addition. And the honkin’ huge rose in there is a nice touch! This is just lovely!

Hesper June

I nervously giggled out loud when I read the name:)

Azzrian

HAHAHAHA!!! I had to make sure I was reading it right :) Awesome!

LiberTEAS

OK, could not stop laughing when I read this … even the “honkin’ huge rose” part made me laugh.

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86
drank The Labyrinth by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

I had this one Friday and REALLY liked it. I wasn’t thinking I would like it all that much because of the herbal combo but paired with the white tea base and how it all jived this is a dandy flavored white herbal tea! The Goji Berries are perfect with everything else, too!

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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

Just had a triple shot of this – LOTS of loose leaf at less time – just for kicks! Hearty but good! See other notes!

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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

I’ve been drinking more and more of this! Almost gone…WOW…a nicely flavored pu-erh! Yesterday’s cuppa was even a little spicy! Backlogging…see other notes!

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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 barreling thru this one way too fast. See other notes

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88
drank Crazy Earl by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

Started by day with this again :)

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88
drank Crazy Earl by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

Backlogging 3 cups from earlier today…this is DANDY!

tperez

Using the word “dandy” is dandy! :D

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88
drank Crazy Earl by Indie Tea
6770 tasting notes

I’m having a cup of this now – double shot! Also sending some to SIL :)

Lady 0f Spaydes

I just love the name of this tea. <3 It makes me so happy. :)

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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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83
drank Lover's Lane by Indie Tea
505 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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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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