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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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