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Episode 254: Russian Caravan

Привет! Today’s tea is a transatlantic trip to Russia with The Tea Spot’s Russian Caravan. This classic blend of teas consists of lapsang souchong, oolong, assam, and pu’erh. Pretty bold flavors there!

Even with this mix of strong teas, the resulting brew is full-bodied and mellow. Lapsang souchong adds a nice smoky finish to this blend, making it great either hot or iced. I could see this becoming a staple in my collection!


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Episode 260: Qu Hao Silk

This Qu Hao Silk from The Tea Spot comes from an area of China — the Wuyi Mountains — usually known for oolong teas. That may account for the nice rich texture of this tea that doesn’t have the same bitterness that one would normally find with black tea.

What I like best about this blend are the natural notes of chocolate — if you let it cool long enough, it even tastes a bit like chocolate milk! No wonder it has the nickname “black silk”. Give it a try and let me know what you think!


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Episode 271: White Wedding

If you let Billy Joel tell it, it’s a nice day for a white wedding. For me, it’s a nice day for The Tea Spot’s White Wedding tea! What I love about this blend is that it smells like wedding cake!

In terms of taste, delicate white tea, jasmine, and chestnuts come together and create a really floral and sweet cup. Make sure you brew it at the right temperature for the right time to get the best flavor!


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Episode 277: Red Rocks

The Tea Spot’s Red Rocks is probably one of my new favorite rooibos blends. Sweet rooibos is blended with vanilla flavoring and almonds (seriously, look at those big chunks of almond) to produce a nice relaxing and calming cup of tea.

And because rooibos is caffeine-free, you can have this morning, noon and night. It’s a great after-dinner tea, it’s good hot or iced, and even takes cream pretty well. Can’t go wrong with any of that!


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Episode 283: Chocolate Peppermint Patty

When I bite into a [brand name redacted] Peppermint Patty, I get the sensation…hey, I’m not getting sponsor money for saying the name, but you know what I mean. These chocolate mint discs were one of my favorite Halloween candies as a kid. Now as an adult, I can buy a whole bag of them if I want!

Or I could go with The Tea Spot’s Chocolate Peppermint Patty.

This really does taste just like a peppermint patty! The chocolate flavor is smooth, not too strong, and provides a lovely base. The peppermint is cooling and light with a nice fresh aftertaste. Great dessert tea!


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