100

Thank you ColumbiaKate for the sample! This is a fabulous tasting tea! I first thought, Carrot Tea? Really? But from the first sip I’ve been hooked. A new cupboard essential!

This one tastes and smells like Sun Tea – you know, letting tea bags sit in the sun through the day and serving the tea over ice in the evening. When I lived in SoCal, that’s all we drank. And when we moved to Maryland, we brought along the custom. I remember one of my childhood friends being completely befuddled about leaving a beverage outside and then drinking it, but that was my childhood summertime thirst quencher!

OK, enough blabbing on Memory Lane. (Actually that’s what this tea should be called!) It tastes like a sip of sunshine. There is a definite “this is tea” quality about it. While it tastes like sun tea, there’s a twist – a fruit-and-veggie medley.

I could talk about this tea for hours. I am in LOVE! Move over, CHAI!

KeenTeaThyme

P.S. I actually had the loose tea version of this, not the tea bagged variety. I hope I reviewed the right one! :)

aisling of tea

I just had a conversation with someone about sun tea and how it’s “unsafe” >.mon, sun, where are you?

KeenTeaThyme

“unsafe” my fanny! I lived on that and I turned out just fine…well, OK, I’m a little weird, but for the most part – healthy. And a tea lover.

Yes, sun, get a move on!

aisling of tea

Me too! And it’s somehow tastier and so much better when brewed in the sun. Meh. Cityfolk…what can you do? Always afraid of something ;) teasing

I am so ready for spring.

ColumbiaKate

Another winner! It was the only green rooibos I had at the moment. I have had a great response from those who have tried this tea in the shop. It is not on the menu yet, but looks like it will be.

Infusin_Susan

I was trying to resist, but that does it. I give in. You’ve given me a lemming. :)

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KeenTeaThyme

P.S. I actually had the loose tea version of this, not the tea bagged variety. I hope I reviewed the right one! :)

aisling of tea

I just had a conversation with someone about sun tea and how it’s “unsafe” >.mon, sun, where are you?

KeenTeaThyme

“unsafe” my fanny! I lived on that and I turned out just fine…well, OK, I’m a little weird, but for the most part – healthy. And a tea lover.

Yes, sun, get a move on!

aisling of tea

Me too! And it’s somehow tastier and so much better when brewed in the sun. Meh. Cityfolk…what can you do? Always afraid of something ;) teasing

I am so ready for spring.

ColumbiaKate

Another winner! It was the only green rooibos I had at the moment. I have had a great response from those who have tried this tea in the shop. It is not on the menu yet, but looks like it will be.

Infusin_Susan

I was trying to resist, but that does it. I give in. You’ve given me a lemming. :)

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Hello fellow tea fans!
I’ve been a tea enthusiast for years but just recently started brewing my own. I’ve created some blends, and enjoy researching about new teas. I combined my love of tea and writing to create a tea-devoted blog, Keen Tea Thyme. I have been writing for most of my life and am a former journalist with a degree in Communications and Social Psychology, and a minor in Writing. Journalism is in my blood, so that means I’m inquisitive by nature, will double-check sources and/or get a second opinion as needed, but also fair and balanced in my reviews. If my reviews seem more positive, energetic and have high ratings, it’s because I love tea. :)

If you are a tea company, I’d love to review some your tea! Free samples are always welcome so I can fully enjoy the freshest selections. I’m also open to tea swaps as I always have too many teas on hand to drink & would love to share with other tea enthusiasts! :)

My Simple Rating Scale (as of Feb. 2011)
>50: I’m NOT a fan. I could barely finish the cup, if I even did. I wouldn’t even recommend this to my worst enemy. Not worth my time nor yours.

51-65: Good aroma, good flavor. Just nothing pops to give the tea that special kick. Recommended to try; our tasting palates differ.

66-79: Yes, finally, tea – unique flavor profiles, great aroma & flavor. Recommended to try; our tasting palates differ.

80-99: These are cupboard essentials – delicious, aromatic and perfect everyday teas. Re-steepable (beyond at least one steeping). Highly recommended, fun for all ages.

100: These are my favorites, the ones I would take with me if stranded on a desert island. Beyond Highly Recommended.

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Toasted Marshmallow
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Vampire Lemonade
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