Shuswap Infusions Tea

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I’m not getting much pumpkin out of this, but I really like it. It’s more gingerbread – maybe with a hint of cocoa. Warm, soothing, a little spicy – definitely black tea in the back but as a nice addition rather than intrusive. Yep this what I needed on an brutal cold evening.


Why do we live here?


LOL I’m not sure. I was born in Manitoba so I’m blaming my ancestors….


pst It makes a great latté too. ;)

We got a huge dump of snow here in BC – 20+ cm in less than a day. Just as well I don’t have anything to do that requires leaving the house. Also laughing at Vancouver’s panicked flailings at having actual snow to deal with.


Jillian we got about 15cm and then it turned brutal cold has been below -40 for the last couple of days and expected for the next couple of days….
I could see this being good as a latte – there was only about enough for a cup and half – is gone now.:))


Ew – at least it hasn’t got super cold here, but everyone’s calling it the Snowpocalypse.

If you’re curious or want to buy more here’s a link to the company’s website:


Just rain in Vancouver! Lots and lots of rain. I keep hoping for a snow day, since I’m spoiled and snow days are paid days off work…

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drank Sensation by Shuswap Infusions Tea
1776 tasting notes

I know the person who owns this company and I often see her at the farmers market in town. A couple weeks ago, when she noticed me eying up this tea, she was nice enough to give me a sample for free.

The scent of the dry tea makes me think of nut brittle, sort of nutty and toffee-like – but when I added the water it changed to something like apple cinnamon (odd since there’s no apple in this blend, but that may be the rooibos). The flavour is mostly cinnamon-flavoured rooibos, though there’s a smooth undertone of vanilla that keep it from tasting too woody. There’s a bit of almond flavour if you tilt your head and squint, but more would be nice.

Not a bad tea at all – red rooibos isn’t really my thing so I wouldn’t shell out the money for a whole tin, but it’s nice enough for drinking in the evenings before bedtime (possibly with a cookie for dessert).

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This was really … a disappointing tisane for me. It was the first tisane from the Amoda box that I was truly disappointed by. It wasn’t terrible, but, there wasn’t anything that really stood out to me as spectacular either. It’s a light, thirst-quenching tisane, but it lacks something … something to make it special. In my tasting notes, I mentioned that it needed something like spearmint or peppermint or cinnamon or ginger. Just something to give it a little bit of zing. An extra dimension of flavor.

Alright … but nothing that I’d ever order again.


I have kind of had it with ‘tisanes’ herbal home remedy teas etc. I was part of this csa share from spring to fall and somehow missed it completely. and I am suffering from severe hair loss; not sure if of relating…I have experience a bad witches brew; jinx even and cannot get my life right. So one could say I am doing the blame game.

On a good note I did purchase from Walmart when last we were shopping there a package of Celestial Seasoning Herbal Tea Sampler; but this is not the homegrown weeds or such from one’s yard.

I guess I am saying if one is to choose between home grown ‘nettle tea’ ‘dandelion tisane’ oatstraw or mugwort and the likes; stick to a tried and true brand like Medicinal for Nettle or Dandelion teas.

Organic Goddess is unlike the Iron Goddess I supposed. ’-)

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Hot-steeped and chilled this one a few days ago… tasty tasty. I still think it tastes like berry juice, and not really of hibiscus at all. Delicious summer blend.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I was worried that this tea would be overly hibiscusy, so gave it a very cautious first infusion of only 2 minutes, which is crazy for a herbal. But I think I needn’t have been so careful – the hibiscus was not even noticeable, and I don’t think that it would have ruined the cup had I let the infusion go a bit longer. The tea tasted much like berry juice (how shocking!) – kind of like those 5 cent juicy berry candies that you can buy at a convenience store. It was actually pretty tasty! This might be one that I could sweeten and feed to the boy, if I decide to continue with my efforts to get him to drink tea.

I infused this a second time, and recall the liquor looking a lot more hibiscusy…. but I have no recollection of drinking the tea. I did leave a few teas on my nighttable over the week that I ended up dumping, and I suspect it was one of those. Oh well.

Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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Wow, finally a pumpkin spice tea that does what it says on the tin. I took the tea plain this time, but I think it would be best with milk as the black tea base is slightly bitter. Even so it has a nice pumpkin pie/gingerbread flavour with hints of cinnamon in just the right amount of accent rather than overwhelm the other flavours.

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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