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drank Jazilla by Vampyre Tea Co
427 tasting notes

My inner geek exploded with giddiness when I found this blend @Vampyre Tea Co. When the tea arrived yesterday I couldn’t wait to dig in. I was impressed. This is a nice black/green tea blend with jasmine. Yes I’ve been on a floral kick. But I think Marzipan hit it on the head the other day. I crave floral teas in the warmer weather. Either that or I crave a soothing and relaxing tea when work is crazy stressful.

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Happy Wednesday all!




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I have been craving jasmine and rose teas lately. Have no idea why. I have been searching them out in my tea stash and came upon this. It was good and hit the spot. Simple green with jasmine. This is one that I could see picking up at a later date but not one I need anymore of now. I grabbed this when there was a sale at Simple Loose Leaf for one of their boxes for $5. Can’t go wrong with that price.



Maybe you’ll find that you crave florals in hot weather.


Maybe you are on to something. That might be it.

Roswell Strange

I craved florals all Spring

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This was a fun tea until a lingering taste started to develop. This tea has my arch enemy red rooibos in it. The first part of each sip was fantastic. Chamomile with a bit of a honey baked apple cinnamon flavor. Towards the end is when I started to notice that oh too familiar woodsy medicinal flavor. This may not be the first chamomile tea I would grab to end the night but it is one I would like to experiment more with to see if I can somehow mute the red rooibos flavor. I really enjoyed the chamomile and green rooibos combo. Anybody know of any teas that are like this without the red rooibos?



quietly pulls all of the red rooibos samples out of Nichole’s box


Hahahaha! No please include them. There has to be a blend out there I like! I’ve been told I just haven’t found the right one :)


I started watching Sense8, I watched the first episode. It didn’t grab me, but I usually try to give a few episodes before I make a final call.


I’m hoping things starting making sense in episode 4. I find myself not enjoying the show because I’m trying to figure out what is going on.

Roswell Strange

I 100% fell in love with Sense8! The thing that people seem to not be getting (at least based on the reviews I’ve read) is that it’s a character driven show so of course the characters all have individual plot lines that do, by the end of the season, end up more closely tied in to one another. As well, the “Big Bad” is a white dude, so yes it does make sense that the plot lines of the white North Americans are more directly influenced by the “Big Bad” – it’s much harder for him to directly influence what’s going on with the characters in India, Africa, etc.


We watched episode 4 & 5 last night and I am in love with it now. I was on the fence until last night. I get the character driven part now and really like all 8 characters and stories and love how they are starting to interact. I think if people would watch up to episode 4 then it would start to make more sense and you can start to see pieces falling into place.

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I have recently discovered I love teas that have rose petals in it. I never really looked twice at them but after having this blend I am. This was a pretty solid herbal. Rose petals, lemon verbena and balm, cinnamon, and cloves. So the herbal was a sweet mix with a subtle cinnamon clove finish. Pretty unique. I was happy with it.

Happy Sunday Sipping all!


Also, discovered a Green Tea Skin Tonic, a pretty unique mix of Epsom Salts and Green Tea Leaves



It’s funny, trying all these different teas has made me like florals much more too.

Tea Leaf Co

I think it falls into the category of “acquired taste” since florals isn’t for all – it could very well be a love and hate relationship. Those who love LOVE and those who don’t like well …. hate it. I’ve actually gotten into this practice of flagging our customers anytime I see a tea with rose petals in their order.


Rose Scented by Harney and Sons is one of my favorite teas, and I love blending it with other teas, especially things like Queen Catherine or keemuns. I never would have believed just a few years ago that I would love a tea as strongly floral as that one!

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There is nothing I don’t love about this tea. I love the name, love the packaging, love the tea! I don’t drink unflavored teas that often but this tea proves to me that I need to. Such a fabulous tea. Raisin like with malty touches. No astringency. Just a smooth well balanced tea that I have been drinking every day for the past week. So Good!


Liquid Proust

Well… when I get my first check July 9th Ill be purchasing from them :p
That artwork sold me.


I hear ya!


That was what sold me. After vacation I’m picking up the other two blends. I’m addicted to Wendigo Tea.


Awesome artwork. And they had me suckered in at “golden monkey” so I will also be purchasing in the near future. After I recover from my Mandala purchase. :)

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drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
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This tea was one of my favorite flavored green teas. It had the wow factor for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better flavored green tea. Loved it.

So when the whole Kickstarter campaign started with 52Teas and this was one of the front runners to be re-blended, I confess. . .I pledged a ton of money to the campaign because I needed this tea back in my life.

And now I have it. I actually couldn’t wait for my Kickstarter incentive to come, I just bought more from the site. Jason and I sat down to a pot last night while watching Abbott and Costello with my sons. We watched Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. My 9 year old loved it. My 5 year old payed attention as well as he could. Such a fun night.

Anne did a great job at reblending this one. She created a more subtle flavor that the original which I like more. Gives the tea a really nice haunting feel. I’m on my 4th infusion of the blend and tho the taste is weaker. . it is still there. Kudos Anne (& Amethyst) Kudos!

For the rest of the rant. . .


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drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
427 tasting notes

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One of the best cold brewed herbal teas I’ve had. I loved the lemony orange flavor with hints of honey. Sweet with a citrus tang. When I brewed this one up hot, there wasn’t a wow factor or a this tea rocks feel. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, just not mind blowing. Cold brewed is how to enjoy this tea.


And in case anybody is obsessed with owls like I am. . . Here is a post about a handmade Owl Charm Infuser that I recently discovered. . .


Happy Friday eve all!


Sounds nice and refreshing!

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This floral blend is just about as perfect as a floral tea that I have had so far. I love it. Sweet but not overly floral. Love how the rose petals and jasmine really play together nicely and create a refreshing relaxing blend.

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This was another fun Etsy Tea shop I found. I really enjoyed this one. It was light and refreshing. The perfect combo for a summer tea. Refreshing with a tropical fruity flavor. My only concern was that there is stevia in the mix and you can taste it when the tea cools. My advice is to drink it up before that happens. I’m curious to try this cold brewed.


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Oh where to begin. Its been a crazy couple years. My life has completely been turned upside down but I’m very happy where I landed. I’m finally in a great place-Living with an amazing guy and his hilarious yet full of attitude twin teenage boys, and my two adorable kiddos in Central Illinois and there is no other place I’d want to be.

Now on to the tea: I love all kinds. I’m not a huge fan of red rooibos but I love green rooibos. Beyond that, I’ll try everything once or twice to make sure I didn’t bumble up the steepings. If you are interested in something from me, just holler at me. I’m always up for trying new tea blends or sharing with others!

Check out my blog at http://www.cuppageek.com/

Recently, I was added to the SororiTea Sisters. I’m very excited and grateful for this new adventure to begin. Check us out here: http://sororiteasisters.com/.





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