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The mouthfeel on this brew was incredible – I have a Steepster friend who calls it “pudding mouth” and I don’t think it was until today that I fully understood what she meant. It’s not that the tea was thick because it wasn’t really thicker than any other tea, but it had a wonderful mouth-coating quality that made it seem extremely decadent. If you are a texture person, you will love this tea.

The flavor definitely conveys the description on Kat’s site, which says the tea is the “perfect blend to drink on a chill night in a hobbit hole.” While I was drinking it I found that I had a cozy feeling just because of the tea’s flavors. A bit of toffee, a bit of spice, wonderfully balanced with the black base. I was transported to a place where it was cold outside but I was cozy and warm inside, maybe watching snow fall outside a window. Comfort in a cup.
Full review and photos: https://tealover.net/2015/06/solstice-brews-hobbit-hearthwarmer/

Nichole

Perfect description of this tea. I’m a fan of Solstice Brews. Kat is amazing!

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Tonight is the night! I am so excited! I just love GoT and can’t wait to see what will happen. From the rumors I am seeing more and more, I know who is going to take the fall tonight. Boo! But from what I’m understanding, that is part of the books as well.

This tea is a great herbal. Sweet apple baked dessert is the flavor and fragrance I got from the blend. I am a fan of Solstice Brews and this one didn’t let me down either. Brewed hot and brewed like an iced tea, just sweet apple goodness.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/14/finale-game-of-thrones-week-lannisters-libation/

Flavors: Apple, Clove, Sweet

masked185

The real question is this, was it Tyrion Lannister’s libation? Sorry bad joke I know hehe.

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This blend is different. A smokey tea with fruity notes and coconut thrown in. It actually worked. But I do like a smokey blended tea. I had to get this one. I am Game of Thrones obsessed and Kat@Solstice has several more I need to try. She also has a mirage of fantasy based blends. Even some based on her own novels.

Anybody watch last night’s episode? I was freaked out by the White Walkers!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/01/tea-of-the-day-white-walker-wakeup-from-solstice-brews/

Flavors: Fruity, Smoke, Sweet

Stephanie

Yes! Last night’s episode was action packed!

Roswell Strange

Tre wouldn’t shut up about it :P He said it was one of the best episodes of the season.

Nichole

It was! And one of the freakiest! Those last scenes were something else!

Marzipan

Thank you for not giving it away, so I don’t have to stab you.

Shae

My husband just kept saying “wow” over and over again during the ending credits. That scene at the end was chilling, to say the least. This tea sounds like a lot of fun and some of her other blends look delicious too. I’ve got my eye on that Hobbit tea for sure!

Nichole

I was doing the same, Shae!

Marzipan. . .I’m not saying a word but watch it as soon as you can!

Shae- I ordered the Hobbit blend today. . I’ll let you know what I think. :)

Shae

Please do!

Marzipan

I worked on getting caught up today, will continue tonight.

KiwiDelight

I wasn’t expecting an attack so soon. It was great!

Marzipan

Yep and now I will stop reading this thread dammit.

KiwiDelight

Oh sorry about that, Marzipan!

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This is the first tea that I’ve tried from Solstice Brews, and I really enjoyed this. A nice licorice-y tone to it, and the sweet citrus-y tone from the lemongrass adds a nice contrast to the snappy flavor of the licorice. The gunpowder green tea adds a slight earthiness and a smooth, sweet flavor with hints of a smoky tone in the distance.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/02/absinthe-aethers-green-tea-blend-from-solstice-brews/

Jillian

Contains no real absinthe I hope, that stuff can really mess you up.

LiberTEAS

No, I don’t believe it does. It’s just licorice-y like absinthe.

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drank Gemini Tea by Solstice Brews
1543 tasting notes

This is my first Moroccan mint tea. As such I can’t speak on whether it is a good example of the type. After steeping the bag was really swollen. I want to cut this open next time and a look at what’s inside. Definitely not fannings. The first note I caught was spearmint. It was not overwhelming but I am not a spearmint fan so I tended to dwell on it causing it to mask the peppermint and lemongrass, at least for me. The base gunpowder was tasted next followed by tarragon. That was a cool twist. I thought this was an interesting tea with depth even if spearmint is not my thing. I am looking forward to trying this again.

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drank Cancer Tea by Solstice Brews
1543 tasting notes

Not sure what I did wrong this time. I never really got the caramel and pecans this go around. It was a little creamy with kind of a vanilla finish. That was enough to knock the edge off the rooibos. I have enough to try one more time.

gmathis

In theory, it sounds lovely tasty.

K S

The first time I enjoyed it quite a bit. This time was good but not great. It is hard to tone down rooibos.

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drank Cancer Tea by Solstice Brews
1543 tasting notes

This is a rooibos blend with caramel and pecan oil. Rooibos, I am not sure I have ever read an adequate description of the taste but once you have had it you know it for life. It is kind of woodsy, spicy, and sweet – kind of. This blend by Solstice Brews is unmistakably rooibos from the first scent. What I find unique is how the caramel and pecan rise up after the initial blast of ‘red tea’ and coat the palate with mellow mmmmm. There is none of that throat grabbing scratchiness that normally follows the sip. The flavors are well crafted, natural, and nicely done. What I wrote on my blog review was I noticed myself pulling the cup away from my lips to look at it and contemplate. This is interesting, different, and I found it quite delicious.

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drank Sagittarius Tea by Solstice Brews
1543 tasting notes

A new to me tea company. This is a bagged tisane. The steep produces a very light clear yellow brew. Given the product description, I was expecting a tart blast of flavor that is typical of herbal teas. This is instead a quiet far more delicate lightly tart cranberry tasting cup. That may be a lot of adjectives but I much prefer this over the hibiscus driven blends.

As the cup cooled I added Splenda and it transformed the cup. I swear this tastes like the hot spicy apple sauce my grandmother used to make. Chamomile has kind of an apple taste to me anyway but the sweetener brings it out and makes the cranberry and lemongrass blend behind it for a very pleasant cup.

Cudos for bringing memories of my grandmother into the cup. (That is the second time today tea and grandmothers have been brought to my attention) Now if I just had a slice of my grandmothers lemon pie to go with this.

gmathis

Sounds good!

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