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Episode 026: My Morning Maté

Two Teavana teas in a row! (Bear with me — I’m trying to add some variety in here.) Chocolate was on my mind this morning, so I brewed up a cup of Teavana’s My Morning Maté.

This blend is a mix of roasted maté and rooibos along with a big punch of chocolate in the form of cocoa kernels, chocolate, chips, and carob bits. The result is a great full-bodied cup that’s perfect for kickstarting you in the morning. If you’re trying to wean yourself off of coffee, give this blend a shot! I think you’ll like it!


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Episode 068: Pu’erh Chorange

Adagio Teas’ Pu’erh Chorange was quite a delicious surprise for me this morning! While I am not a coffee drinker, there are some mornings when I want that kind of earthy taste. This blend delivered it in spades!

Rich pu’erh is blended with orange peels and cocoa nibs to create a deeply satisfying cup of tea. All the flavors blend together nicely with no overwhelming tastes. Don’t let the odd name fool you — this is some good tea!


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Episode 072: Berry Basil Blast

I’m not really sure what to make of Teavana’s Berry Basil Blast. This is a discontinued blend from them — with good reason, honestly.

It’s another one of their “kitchen sink” blends, and it’s chock full of so many fruit inclusions that you barely taste the white tea or the basil. It tastes very similar to their Blueberry Kona Pop, except the basil imparts a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Episode 107: Lady Grey

Today I’m sampling one of Twinings’ “classic” teas — Lady Grey. I’m using classic liberally here considering this variety was invented a little less than 20 years ago. Earl Grey is ligthened up a bit with the addition of lemon and orange peel, as well as cornflower.

While the lemon and orange do make for a brighter, crisper cup of tea, they also contribute a bit of a soapy aftertaste. I’m not sure if this is present is in the loose leaf blend, but the bagged tea definitely tastes a bit flat and uninspiring.


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