Tag: marigold

Episode 130: Green Caramel

Green tea and caramel? I was a little unsure about trying this out, but Just Add Honey’s Green Caramel has a nice smooth flavor with a good hearty base — genmaicha!

Yes, it’s the genmaicha that really makes this blend a star. The toastiness plays very well with the caramel and produces a pretty satisfying cup of tea. This tea would be best served warm (around 160-180 degrees), so drink it quick!

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Episode 141: Pu’erh Tahiti

Earlier this week, I was on a pu’erh high. And now…it’s a pu’erh low. (A poor low?) Today, it’s Adagio Teas’ Pu’erh Tahiti — a blend of pu’erh with apple, coconut, mango, marigold petals, and papaya.

Yeah…I don’t like this. Pu’erh really goes with earthy flavors, and the sweet inclusions here make for a slightly musty smelling and tasting cup of tea. Even the dry blend smells a little bit like a sweaty sock. Blech!

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Episode 148: Lemon Basil Oolong

I’m a big fan of lemon desserts, but it can sometimes be hard to find a good lemon tea that really packs that right combination of sweetness and zing. Enter this lemon basil oolong I purchased from SenseofJoyNBeauty on Etsy!

There are big lemon granules — a gelatinous mixture of lemon juice and lemon peel — which give the tea this lemon flavor. However, the basil isn’t really that present until the brew cools down a bit. This came as part of a sampler pack from SenseofJoyNBeauty, but you can buy a similar blend separately from ESP Emporium.

Episode 160: Chocolate Orange Honeybush

I really enjoyed the pu’erh chorange I tried a while back, so I wanted to see if Zoomdweebie’s Chocolate Orange Honeybush would be a good comparison. They’ve got the same flavors, but will a different tea base affect the overall taste?

It does! The honeybush adds a nice, mellow sweetness that complements both flavors. It’s nice and light — a great lunchtime tea. This tea’s not for sale, but this honeybush orangy chocolate sin from Adagio Teas seems to be a good substitute.

Episode 162: Artichoke Green

True artichoke tea has a lot of great health benefits. It helps with lowering cholesterol, improving your skin, and it’s great for stomach issues. Adagio Teas’ Artichoke Green, however, is not a true artichoke tea. It’s green tea with “natural” artichoke flavor.

That makes a big difference! The artichoke flavoring is buttery and sweet and blends in well with the green tea. It’s a very weak addition though, and not really all that necessary given the quality of the green tea used. You could do a lot better just getting an artichoke from the grocery store.

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