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drank The Witching Hour by 52teas
576 tasting notes

I’m reselling this one, as I can’t get past the red rooibos. It is my foe.


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drank Cacao Mint Black by Teavana
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This really hits the spot today. I needed a faux dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth – and this was the answer! I love the hint of vanilla and hazelnut, the powerful chocolate kick and the mint medley. The mint doesn’t overpower the other flavors, which can happen quite often. I steeped it for longer than I would normally but this tough little tea rose to the challenge. Good stuff!

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No rating as this is my own blend.

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LOL well, I guess we know what tea you’ve included in our 12 Days of Christmas swap!

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No rating as this is one of my own.

I love how refreshing this is, especially in the afternoon! This is great over ice, but I enjoyed it hot today. I love that the mint balances the blackberry and vice versa!

Rachel Sincere

Sounds really good!

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drank The Witching Hour by 52teas
576 tasting notes

I’m the first to review?! Cool! Although I can’t believe it took me so long to try this one.

It has red rooibos in it and I normally avoid. But I already have a bad headache, and so why not? ;) HOWEVER I’m not rating it as I have no real basis for rooibos.

This is decent. It’s woodsy like red rooibos can be for me, but the dark chocolate, peppermint and Stevia help balance it. I didn’t steep for very long either and I bet that helped.

I’m not sure how often I would drink this. I didn’t read the ingredients very well and didn’t realize it had the red rooibos until after I received it. So if anyone wants to try it out, PM me. :)

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Thomas Edward(Toad)

I would love to try that, I pm you :)


I would also like to try it. I’ll PM you as well. :)

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I didn’t really care for this – but I’m not a fan of lychee so I’m not surprised. I don’t want to rate this for that reason. I tried it, and it was blech but I don’t fault the tea!

I have a little left for the next swap I do. Or if someone loves Lychee and wants it, it’s yours. :)

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drank Mango Diablo by DAVIDsTEA
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I have been Little Miss Over Caffeinated this week as I battled my chronic migraines to work on some fabulous writing projects at work. I’ve been drinking my holiday tea – Lil Lordy Lou – but opted for green tea this afternoon.

I really enjoy how spicy this can get. I steeped for over five minutes – way more than I usually steep a green tea – but this little tea is tough. It hung in there and produced a bouquet of juicy mango and spicy red hot chili accents.

And I’m not too jumpy, but still awake enough as the daily grind continues…

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No rating as this is my own blend.

This will be available in the Keen Tea Thyme Holiday Shoppe, opening over Veterans’ Day weekend (11/10/12). Stay tuned to my blog for its release – the first 10 orders will score 50% off their entire purchase at Keen Tea Thyme!


I’m hooked on this for my morning fix. The guayusa blends well with the mint medley (peppermint and spearmint) and the cinnamon bark and flavor. It’s a peppy blend. I’ve gotten two coworkers hooked too!

I’m going to use metallic sprinkles again. The gold sprinkles make the tea shimmery, in spirit of the season.


Nice name! :)


Thanks! :)


Oh fun! I can’t wait!

The Cup of Life - Lu Ann

Love the name as well. Can’t wait for it to be available :)

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Tea of my afternoon. I’m totally juiced up thanks to consuming lots of caffeine to get through the day. This tea is calming me for the afternoon and evening.

Caffeine consumed – 3 cups of my new holiday blend which I will log soon (it’s my 12 Days of Christmas tea), and a Coke Zero.

I may have problems.

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Happy Halloween! :)

I am enjoying this aptly timed blend thanks to my awesome sis-in-law Sare – thank you! I wish I had purchased this one. So delicious. I taste blueberries in one sip and mouth-watering cotton candy in another.

Wish this could be made available year round. I’d stock this permanently – one here at work, and one at home. Blissful boo berry!

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Happy Halloween

Autistic Goblin

Happy Halloween


Right back at ya! I love Halloween! :) Any candy consumed this day is completely fat-free. And calorie-free. And totally good for you. ;)

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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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