Keen Tea Thyme

Recent Tasting Notes

drank Let it Snow by Keen Tea Thyme
1717 tasting notes

In keeping with our traditional nontraditional Thanksgiving habits, my guys and I just had our early T-Day dinner at Big R’s Barbecue: pork tenderloin sandwiches closer to the size of the plate than the buns and huge loaves of Suzie-Q’s that come out steaming hot in the same shape as the fry basket.

Dessert, as a result, needs to be light and pleasant. This is. A nice blend of cinna-mint with cute little sugar snowflakes that don’t affect the flavor a lot, but they do make you smile. Another review says you get mostly mint when you sip; mostly cinnamon when you gulp. Sure enough!

JustJames

YOU are making me hungry! happy turkey day…. ours is even earlier earlier than yours, lol!

Bonnie

Took pictures of my daughter and 2 grandkids plucking feathers! Fresh turkey isn’t 20 lbs. so we have some chicken brining with the turkey. All fresh! Happy Thanksgiving and you Canadians come on down!

gmathis

I’d like to move Thanksgiving to October myself!
(Bonnie, wish I had one of your feathers. I’d tie it to a string and let Tazo chase it around. He thinks a scrap of paper on a string is the best toy in the world.)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Pink Pearls by Keen Tea Thyme
1199 tasting notes

Ok I am glad you are done with your tantrum, Steepster.

I had this last night. It was in my box of rooibos/herbals/what-have-you so I thought it actually only had rooibos but it has jasmine pearls in it. Somehow I didn’t notice that before. Oh well, it didn’t destroy the balance of tea organization haha.

So after a quick change of temperature on the kettle, this was brewing and smelling nice and fruity.

The floral notes of jasmine are really good with the citrusy/berry fruit flavors. I don’t know really want the green rooibos adds because of the short steep time for the jasmine. I guess it’s okay to go for longer but I really would rather not have oversteeped green tea in here in order to get the taste of green rooibos. In which case, the other bit I have means…cold steep!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Apologies for the delay in posting. I didn’t get to this on the 10th day but it did help me stay awake on Christmas Eve to finish wrapping presents. This blend seemed immediately familiar and very herbal. I’ve had a few other blends of mint and cinnamon and/or tulsi and they are very comforting. Just as I was settling into the first cup, the tea morphed into something unique that I’ve never tried before, though I don’t think it was just the guaysa. The tea took on a shimmering quality and I’m not just talking how it looked, but rather how in felt. Somehow the glitter had an effect on my taste buds and it was like this mint and cinnamon tea had been turned into candy and then turned back into tea. Hard to describe, but very enjoyable. Thank you KeenTeaThyme and well done on a magical blend, Leaping Lords indeed!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Thanks Keen for an amazing blend – I’m finally getting the chance to try it tonight after a crazy Christmas Eve at work. Oh business mad getting mad that we sold out of all the big gifts. Yesterday. Next time, don’t do your big christmas shopping on christmas eve? Ahem.

That aside – I’m drinking this tonight so I can stay awake for Mike to get home from work around Midnight! Then to sleep just in case Santa pops by.

The blend is very smooth! Surprisingly mellow (in a good way) with all that mint – I think the cinnamon cuts through to create a taste very pleasing to the senses. Thank you!

http://www.daisychubb.com/on-the-tenth-and-eleventh-day/

KeenTeaThyme

Glad you enjoyed this! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Need a cup of this to get me moving today. Still have a migraine, but it’s manageable – I’m physically at work. Shocking!

Terri HarpLady

Bummer on the migraine, hang in there & feel better!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

What an odd name for a tea! Hope the migraine subsides!

KeenTeaThyme

It was for a 12 Days of Christmas exchange. And I have a love affair with alliteration. :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Alliteration is fun! And mint plus cinnamon bark sounds like a fun combo!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Ugh it’s been one of those weeks. Last week was the flu from hell (along with the six-day migraine). This week? Food poisoning. And migraine, of course. It’s been rough. I’m finally back at work. Folders and projects on my desk seem so foreign. What was that about?! <—me all AM Need a little kick, so I reach for my guayusa. Must try other incarnations of this wonderful tea!

Ellyn

feel better! Hopefully the next week will be wonderful and illness free!

ashmanra

Oh no! Time for some smooth sailing!

gmathis

Ay-yi-yi! Pace yourself; food poisoning is no fun! (Been there.)

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks – and here’s hoping! :)

Bonnie

ICK! I used to think I had food poisoning and found out it was an allergy to…nightshade foods. (My migraines give me flu-like symptoms though which also can feel like food poisoning so it was a long puzzle figuring out what I had!). Keep tabs around your migraines if this happens again. (BRAT) Bread, rice, apple and tea is the easiest on the stomach beginning with rice and tea.

Claire

Hope you feel better soon!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

It’s going to be an insane morning and since I didn’t sleep at all last night (thanks, Migraine named Evil) I need loads of caffeine. This will be my best buddy today.

No rating as it’s my own blend. Please see other notes; this is a fave. Also goes great with gaming! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Starting my afternoon off with this, as I’ve got a headache edging into migraine territory and an important meeting in a bit. Still love it!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Need a kick-start today (or a kick in the behind). Had a migraine all last night and still have a bit of “migraine fog.” This little number is helping! No rating as its my own.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Got a meeting tonight so I needed an extra caffeine fix. Yum. This was perfect!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

This is quickly becoming my go-to tea and I am a forever fan of guayusa. Love that it’s energizing without making me all jittery and tweaky. (I think of Tweak from South Park when I say that!) Butiki Teas has a guayusa pack I’ve got to try asap! :)

Helena

yes, you must, you must try Good Morning Sunshine the best of Butiki Teas Guayusa blends :D

KeenTeaThyme

Good to know! That’s a definite then!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

No rating as this is my own.

I’ve got a packed day today so I need an extra boost. This fits the bill! This is available for sale in my tea shop, but I’ve noticed lately that Tea Trade seems to be having trouble loading pages and processing orders. If you want anything, just email me or PM me and we’ll work together. :)

I have this available in cute snowflake ornaments for $5; and gift bags with my other holiday blend Let It Snow (freshly blended, but last year’s recipe), complete with filter bags for $8.

Happy Holidays! :)
http://keenteathyme.teatra.de/
http://keenteathyme.blogspot.com

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I’m hooked on this and am becoming a huge fan of guayusa. I thought the “caffeine-without-the-jitters” was some kind of marketing scam, but it totally works for me. And I’m someone who would have an espresso in the AM with my dad and then go back to sleep. ;)

I have this for sale at my shop, and starting on Friday there will be all kinds of gifts and gift sets if anyone is interested. :) I still have plenty left over, if anyone wants a free sample. Just email or PM me.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

No rating as this is my own blend.

Now available! Order now – first four orders gets half off entire order! :) Visit my tea trade shop – I’ve got lots of David’s Tea and other resales up for grabs at rock bottom prices.

http://keenteathyme.teatra.de/store/products/lil-leapin-lordy-lou/

Email or PM me for coupon code. Four left!

KeenTeaThyme

Two codes left! :)

KeenTeaThyme

Whoops, I should have posted this in the discussion forums. I’ll post there and offer more codes as apologies!

LiberTEAS

LOL well, I guess we know what tea you’ve included in our 12 Days of Christmas swap!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

No rating as this is my own blend.

This will be available in the Keen Tea Thyme Holiday Shoppe, opening over Veterans’ Day weekend (11/10/12). Stay tuned to my blog for its release – the first 10 orders will score 50% off their entire purchase at Keen Tea Thyme!

http://keenteathyme.blogspot.com

I’m hooked on this for my morning fix. The guayusa blends well with the mint medley (peppermint and spearmint) and the cinnamon bark and flavor. It’s a peppy blend. I’ve gotten two coworkers hooked too!

I’m going to use metallic sprinkles again. The gold sprinkles make the tea shimmery, in spirit of the season.

TeaBrat

Nice name! :)

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks! :)

Nichole

Oh fun! I can’t wait!

The Cup of Life - Lu Ann

Love the name as well. Can’t wait for it to be available :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Pink Pearls by Keen Tea Thyme
177 tasting notes

Thanks to Keen Tea Thyme for a sample of her signature blend! It’s a slight variation she called “Wedding Pearls” made with white pearls for her friend’s wedding favors. This is just peachy keen, if you’ll forgive the pun. The peach flavoring is stronger than I’d expected. The first steep doesn’t have much jasmine but the next two steeps had a heady perfume like jasmine flavor, very high quality jasmine pearls.

I love the flexability in brewing time. Forgeting a tea while absorbed in a task is unavoidable. Although, I left one steep out for a few hours in 85 F heat and it fermented! I’ll have to remember that about long steeps with fruit or sugar.
Pink pearls is a great sweet-tooth tea.

KeenTeaThyme

Glad you liked this and sorry I missed the review! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

No rating as this is my own blend.

I absolutely love the combo of cinnamon and plum so of course I had to attempt to make my own. This is a limited edition blend with very limited supplies. However I’m working on a new blend to replace it.

Limited supply available if you want to try it:
http://keenteathyme.teatra.de/store/products/wish-upon-a-star/

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Pink Pearls by Keen Tea Thyme
8 tasting notes

Not my “cup of tea” but I do not like jasmine much. My sister thinks it is beautiful though and said it would make great gifts! I loved the pink pearls.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

No rating as this is one of my blends.

I added the green rooibos carrot tea from RoT to this and came up with a terrific iced tea variety – smooth and fun like sunshine, or sun tea. Delish!

gmathis

I have got to try one of these teas with carrots I’ve been reading about!

KeenTeaThyme

I love carrots so I love them in tea. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

This is my first KeenTeaThyme blend! So no rating as it’s mine. This is terrific hot, but would be awesome iced too. Orange & lemon, perfect flavors for summer.

I will be offering samples at KeenTeaThyme during my 5K hits contest and selling pouches of it on Tea Trade next month. Right now I’m busy packing for a move, but when the Keenans relocate to Frederick I’ll have a tea counter set up so I can really go to town on my blends!

http://keenteathyme.blogspot.com/2011/05/summer-sunshine.html

Lala

Mmmmm. This one sounds delicious! I love blood orange.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

No rating as this is my own. I blended this up with more green rooibos and less jasmine pearls, and I think I like this version better. Let me know if you want a sample! :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I’d LOVE a sample :)

KeenTeaThyme

Can you please resend me your addy? I lost it in my move. :( I’ll get a sample out to you asap – and do you want to try anything else? Any other Adagio blends? I don’t have any more Toasted Marshmallow but basically everything else is in stock.

TeaEqualsBliss

ANYTHING you want to send my way would be awesome :) I can share them with Liberteas, too!

ashmanra

Hmm, I have never had green rooibos but don’t care for red. I love jasmine, though. If you have enough, I would like to try it! Let me know what I can send to you!

Batrachoid

I’ve always wanted to try it. =) I can send you some of my wild grown mint. It grows wild all over the place where I work and it has these amazing eucalyptus and sage flavors. After some research I found out it was used as a tea substitute since colonial times! No wonder!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

No rating as this is one of my own blends.

I added less jasmine pearls and more natural flavors with my recent batch.

It’s a great afternoon tea, especially iced. :)

Bonnie

Love the name!

Azzrian

Me too! :)

Maisonlula

pink pearls,, what a great name!!

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks guys! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Just started my morning off with a cup of this. No rating as it’s my blend. I do love the medley of strawberry, peach, citrus and a hint of jasmine…and the pink pearl sprinkles give it that extra luxe touch. (If I do say so myself. And I do!) :) I also enjoy that you can steep for the length of the cup; no bitterness, just a brighter flavor.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I’m using up the last round of this tea, but I will be making it available for sale starting in July. My new place will have a Tea Center, and I’ll start selling on Tea Trade.

This is a perfect comfort this afternoon. Say no to unhappy bosses!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.