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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.

http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/06/22/hydrate-yellowstone-tea-company/

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drank Chai With A Twist by Stylish Ave
448 tasting notes

This is an interesting blend. I honestly wouldn’t have been able to tell you this was a green tea if it hadn’t been labeled as such.

The dry leaves smell more like a Cinnamon Jolly Rancher with a clove twist. When brewed up, this tea takes on many different flavors. Each time I have steeped up a cuppa, the flavor has been different. You can always taste the cinnamon but sometimes the tea has a more muddled taste than others. I’m not sure if it was me not shaking up the pouch enough or what was going on. Regardless a very interesting cuppa and one that I want to spend more time with. I think if I can experiment with the steeping parameters enough this tea could be a knock out.

This particular tea was part of the Stylish Ave monthly subscription box.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/23/tea-box-review-stylish-ave/

Haley Dee

Would you recommend? What ingredient makes it “with a twist”? I’m really into cinnamon/chai flavors (- licorice) so this interests me

Nichole

I think the twist is that this is a Green Chai with citrus notes? I’m not really sure. I didn’t pick up any citrus notes when I drank it. My boyfriend and I shared several cups of this (we both had the same shared thoughts) and it was a very interesting/confusing tea. I brewed this up in my Breville On Touch so I know it wasn’t a water temperature deal. I just read another review of the box and their view was completely different than mine so maybe its me and my tastebuds. They said it reminded them of Christmas. Not what I was getting. I’ll send you a PM of the other review so you can see what they said about the teas.

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This was a pleasant surprise. Didn’t think I would like this one as much as I did. The ginger was subtle and the cinnamon didn’t overpower. There was such a roasted smooth flavor. Very well done. I could see a resemblance to coffee. I cold brewed this for on my way to work this morning. I can’t wait to try it. I’m pretty impressed. Another Etsy Store find.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/22/tea-of-the-day-morning-motivator-from-brew-mama-herbalism/

Flavors: Cinnamon, Coffee, Ginger

masked185

My goal someday it to replace my 1 cup of coffee I need to drink in the morning to get going, with some sort of tea. Have yet to find the perfect one though.

Nichole

This is good and could work for a morning cup but I have discovered one that I think will be my new go to tea in the mornings. I find myself craving this tea all the time. I will be doing a review on it later this week.

http://wendigotea.com/collections/tea/products/bigfoot-tea

masked185

Oh I see, it’s a golden monkey tea? Those are really good! My favorite so far is by Nepali Tea Traders. http://www.nepaliteatraders.com/collections/black-tea/products/himalayan-golden-black-tea-rich-mellow

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drank Oh Canada by Urban Earth Teas
448 tasting notes

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

This tea was a bit sugary when brewed up hot but cold brewed overnight this was a maple syrup delight with hints of apple and a bit of tartness thrown in from the cranberries. Almost like a dessert.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/21/tea-of-the-day-oh-canada-from-urban-earth-teas/

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This tea was fun. It was a lightly flavored vanilla black with a very light orange finish. It was perfect for my afternoon light reading of the Aunt Dimity series.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/20/tea-of-the-day-vanilla-daydream-from-strega-mammas-cottage/

Flavors: Vanilla

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I am jealous of anybody that lives anywhere near Philadelphia. It seems like you have some pretty awesome tea shops. We literally have no unique shops near me. The only tea room that I know of just serves Bigelow with springs of mint. Which is fine. I would love to have a shop like The Random Tea Room near me.

Enough of my ramblings. . this was a fantastic maltly slightly astringent black tea. I really liked it. As it cools, the astringency became more pronounced and that part I wasn’t to keen on. But overall a decent cuppa.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/19/tea-of-the-day-4th-st-breakfast-blend-from-random-tea-room/

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82

Not sure how I did it, but I went thru an 1oz of this fast. Sipdown!

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82

I love the name of this one. I am one that does have a cup of coffee some mornings instead of going with tea. Some days I just need an extra push.

This tea was a tasty blend of black tea, puerh, vanilla, and butterscotch. All of those flavors came thru nicely. I didn’t pick up any hazelnut so I’m going to play with the parameters a bit more. The tea leaves remind me of butterscotch candy.

A yummy way to wake up that’s for sure.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/18/kick-the-coffee-from-koni-tea-organics/

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Steeped this one up and from the smell alone I could tell I wasn’t going to be a fan. One sip and this isn’t bad but this isn’t one I want to finish the cup. I didn’t realize this had rooibos in it. I was blinded by the cool artwork on the package. AGH!

Tealover

Blinded by the cool artwork… an all too familiar trap :-) Better luck next time!

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drank Caramel Apple Green by Aka Tea
448 tasting notes

This tea has the “WOW” Factor. It really does.

This tea reminds me of those caramel apple green suckers I used to eat all the time when I was a teenager. I think they still have them-just can’t remember what they are called.

Delicious caramel with green apple notes and a lovely green tea base. I’m in green tea heaven! Really Recommend this one. Iced or hot, this was a tasty tea.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/06/17/tea-of-the-day-caramel-apple-from-aka-tea/

Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Sweet

Marzipan

I think Charms made them?

TeaNTees

Tootsie pops caramel apple pops I believe

Nichole

Caramel Apple Pops! That’s what they were called. Now I want one :)

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