52 Teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai is the perfect mix of chai spices and chocolate. If you like Starbucks’ Chocolate Chai Tea Latte, you’ll love this! It’s a nice, deep, spicy chai blend further punctuated with the addition of cayenne pepper. It’s perfect for cold weather!
Adagio Teas has this astrological tea blend series that I really wanted to give a try. As a Pisces, I was drawn to the Pisces blend.
There’s a lot of flavors going on here — citrus, chamomile, black tea, rooibos, etc. — and sadly, the taste is more similar to what you’d find from a regular supermarket black tea. I really wanted to like this, but…nope. I’m not a fan.
Earl Grey is as classic as tea comes. The delicate aroma, the smooth taste…to think I used to hate Earl Grey! This particular variety from Ocean of Tea made me a believer.
The leaves are pleasantly fragrant, and the amount of oil of bergamot perfectly cuts any bitterness from the black tea. Now you can sip tea like the Dowager Countess or Capt. Jean-Luc Picard!
Here’s another older blend from Handmade Tea — Gavati. This is their first oolong blend, and it’s a real winner.
Light, melony oolong is blended with black tea and lemongrass. I thought at first these flavors would clash, but the proportion here makes for a really well-balanced cup of tea suitable for daily brewing hot or iced. If Handmade Tea decides to bring back any past blends, this should be at the top of their list. Delicious!
Darjeeling is such an interesting tea, y’all. It’s a Chinese tea that grows in India and can have a really layered and complex flavor profile. In this mango pineapple darjeeling blend, the good folks at Zoomdweebie’s have added freeze dried mango and pineapple to create a really satisfying cup.
The fruitiness of the mango and pineapple really play well with the darjeeling, and it makes for a fruity yet balanced brew. This is so, so, so good.