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Episode 020: Blood Orange Smoothie

I have a few sample packs in my collection from The Tea Spot, and this is the first one that stood out to me. I mean, who doesn’t want a tea that tastes like a smoothie, right?

This blend does not disappoint. It smells and tastes just like a Creamsicle. Best of all, you can’t really oversteep this since it has rooibos as a base. Try it iced for maximum vanilla flavor!


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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 030: Tazo Passion

If you’ve been to Starbucks, then I’m sure you’re familiar with this deliciously floral and tart hibiscus tea blend.

I had a few bags left over from a Tazo assorted pack of teas I was gifted a while ago. Hibiscus is the main flavor here, and it’s highlighted with orange peel and cinnamon. It’s fantastic iced with a squeeze of honey or agave. Not bad as a mixer either!


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Episode 036: Raspberry Riot Lemon Maté

I generally like my matés pretty plain (Samurai Chai Maté is an exception), but this raspberry riot lemon maté blend from Teavana is pretty fantastic.

Green maté is mixed with raspberries, hibiscus, big pieces of apple, and lots of rose flavors to create a pretty satisfying cup of tea. The raspberry and fruit flavors are the star here, but you also get the kick that comes with a proper maté. It’s the best of both worlds!


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