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Episode 021: Blueberry Kona Pop

Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” came to mind when I chose this tea. This is one of Teavana’s mixed blends (i.e., a blend of two blends), which consists of Blueberry Bliss and Pineapple Kona Pop. Hence the name Blueberry Kona Pop!

The dry leaves are really floral; actually, it kinda smells like Bubbalicious! It was great hot, but it really shines as an iced tea. It would be great as a mixer as well!


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Episode 077: Sweet Orange Maté

ESP Emporium — we have a winner! I’m really really digging this Sweet Orange Maté blend, which is a mix of green and roasted yerba maté. licorice, and orange peels. It sounds like an odd blend, but it really works together well!

The roasted maté and the orange give a nice smoky, citrus-y flavor that is complemented by the licorice to give a bit more depth. I also pick up on a hint of vanilla, which gives the tea a bit of a Creamsicle vibe. I’m a fan!


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Episode 197: Sweet Dreams

Bigelow has been hit or miss for me in terms of flavor, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this herbal tea blend. I’m guessing the chamomile, known for its calming qualities, contributes to the “Dreams” part of Bigelow Tea’s Sweet Dreams. The rest of the ingredients are all over the place: peppermint, spearmint, hibiscus, orange, and rose.

Even with this motley mix of ingredients, the blend is not half bad! I think the mint and the chamomile cancel each other out (one relaxes you, the other stimulates you), but the resulting brew is a fruity, minty blend with a bit of natural sweetness. And hey — there’s the “Sweet” part of this tea’s name!


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