Tag: The Tea Spot

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 047: Maté Limón Chai

The Tea Spot‘s maté limón chai is an odd bird of a blend. They start with some really great quality yerba maté, add lemongrass, lemon oil, and lemon myrtle for the limón, along with traditional chai spice. The result is…weird.

It’s an oddly dark brew for a green maté, and when hot, the chai spices overwhelm everything else. More of the limón flavor comes through as it cools, but overall, it’s a forgettable cup of tea. Excellent packaging though!

The Tea Spot no longer sells this particular blend, and I couldn’t find a suitable replacement blend. Can’t win ’em all.

Episode 057: Climber’s High

Surprise — another maté blend! As a non-coffee drinker, maté and black tea are my go-to beverages when I need a buzz. The Tea Spot’s Climber’s High is a great, well-rounded cup of tea that’s great when you need a jolt in the morning or a pick-me-up after lunch.

It’s a yerba maté blend with chai spices, so it’s a light in body but heavy on flavor. There’s also tulsi rama, green tea, white tea, and pu’erh in this blend. It’s kind of a Whitman’s Sampler of tea in one cup!


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Episode 059: Coconut Cabana

I’m a big fan of coconut, so I was very eager to try The Tea Spot’s Coconut Cabana. It’s a pretty simple blend — milk oolong (also known as jin xuan), shaved coconut, and “natural coconut flavoring”.

I don’t know if that flavoring contributed to the powdery residue with this tea, but I feel like it might be what didn’t make this a super great cup right off the bat. Even after rinsing the leaves, there was a chalky aftertaste that lingered after each sip.

It’s not a bad coconut tea, but I prefer Golden Moon Tea’s coconut pouchong.


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Episode 224: Pink Rose Lemonade

Jackie and the good folks over at The Tea Spot sent over a great assortment of teas for me to try, and I decided to sample their Pink Rose Lemonade first. It’s a fragrant blend of rose petals, lemongrass, chamomile, spearmint, and lavender, along with some citrus flavors provided by orange peel and lemon balm.

This is a very relaxing and calming tea! The combination of lemongrass and spearmint is fruity and naturally sweet, and the other components round out the rest of the blend pretty nicely. It’s a great tea to have in your collection!


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