514 Tasting Notes

Happy Sipdown! This wasn’t a favorite of mine from 52Teas. To me it was just a lime flavored green tea. It was good but not a “wow” tea or one that I will miss. I’m just happy to complete a couple sipdowns today!

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I have never had a tea with hops in it before. This was a unique experience. Reminded me of the first time I had a beer. You didn’t like it and first but the more you drink it the more you liked it. I thought this one was better cold. Reminded me of a cold beer with a vanilla finish.


Flavors: Hops, Vanilla

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We have Episode 9 tonight of GoT! Woohoo! I can’t wait! In the past, we have had shockers on Episode 9. Ygritte’s death, the Red Wedding, our beloved head of the Stark family literally losing his head. . . In honor of GoT this week, I will be reviewing GoT based teas all week besides my typical Tea of the Day.

Today is Wilding White- a white and green tea with peppermint and lemongrass. Very soothing!


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Sipdown! You will be missed my friend. I’m hoping June’s blend is as great as May’s.

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I loved the idea of having a gin and tonic tea. But I didn’t get the “tonic” taste. What I did end up with was a delicious lime flavored mate with hints of mint.


I really enjoyed this.

Happy Saturday sipping all!

Flavors: Lime, Mint, Tangy

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This is a fabulous bagged tea. Sweet and cherry with the sencha giving it such a smooth finish. This isn’t overly sweet. Just the right amount. Hot it was fantastic but brewed up as an iced tea. . .This was pure cherry bliss!

Yet again, the horror geek in me is coming out. This tea made me think of iced tea for the summer days. . .which makes me think of swimming. . .which makes me think of. . . Jaws. Strangely this is how my brain works 90% of the time. Ha!


Flavors: Cherry, Sweet

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Yep, reading that right. Garlic Tea. And it was actually good. The garlic pieces were pretty good sized but the tea mellowed the garlic a bit. Very savory and didn’t stink up the office too much. The garlic tasted so incredibly fresh! I really liked this one. Didn’t think I would, but it just really works.

The packaging on this tea was beautiful and I learned that this company gives back. They are currently helping build a school and a library in Kenya. This will be a define purchase in the future for a larger size. I want to cook with this.

Oh and to pull a bit of my horror geek into this review- This tea would keep Dracula away for sure!

Happy sipping all!



This sounds really interesting!


neato! i heart garlic heh


I just noticed on their site that they have few free samplers that includes the garlic tea. I don’t know if there is shipping or not with it.



oh thanks! I’ll have to check it out tonight



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This is pineapple love. Such a sweet but not overly sweet breakfast blend with notes of citrus and pineapple. I took this down in no time. Even cold brewed this was good. Sunshine Cottage is just such an adorable Etsy store. She even has tea jewelry. I have my eye on a few pieces. Her site has some fantastic sounding flavored black teas. Yum!


Flavors: Citrus, Pineapple

Roswell Strange

That sounds so good!


I highly recommend this blend. I have a few more to try but all of her blends have been incredible!


I’ve put this on my wish list!

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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!

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