Category: rooibos

Episode 026: My Morning Maté

Two Teavana teas in a row! (Bear with me — I’m trying to add some variety in here.) Chocolate was on my mind this morning, so I brewed up a cup of Teavana’s My Morning Maté.

This blend is a mix of roasted maté and rooibos along with a big punch of chocolate in the form of cocoa kernels, chocolate, chips, and carob bits. The result is a great full-bodied cup that’s perfect for kickstarting you in the morning. If you’re trying to wean yourself off of coffee, give this blend a shot! I think you’ll like it!


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Episode 037: Rooibos Peach

Rooibos is really one of those teas that is really hard to screw up. It’s forgiving for long brewing times at high temperatures and it takes on flavors really well.

Ocean of Tea has paired up this versatile tea with marigold petals (aka calendula) and peach flavoring for this satisfying and crisp blend. If you liked the Cinnamon Peach and Apricot Honeybush I reviewed earlier, you’ll really enjoy this versatile “cousin” blend.


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Episode 055: Root Beer Float

I think this is the last tea from The Necessiteas in my current collection — root beer float. I don’t drink soda a whole lot, but when I do, I love me some root beer. And nothing says summertime to me like a root beer float.

This tea suffers from the same problem as the tropical green I reviewed a few weeks back — artificial flavoring that floats to the top of the cup and stays there. The first few sips are lovely, but that flavor fades sip by sip until you’re at the middle of the cup. I really hope ALL their teas aren’t this way…


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Episode 094: Maharaja Chai/Samurai Chai Maté

Teavana sometimes sends out these sample packs that include a mixture of two tea blends and rock sugar. Are these blends better than the sum of their parts? Let’s find out with this Maharaja Chai/Samurai Chai Maté blend!

These two blends have a lot of the same ingredients, but Maharaja Chai brings oolong and chicory to this mix. The overall result tastes like a muted Samurai Chai Maté. For the price, you would probably do better just buying twice as much Samurai Chai Maté.


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Episode 116: Blueberry Rooibos

The great thing about rooibos is that it takes on a lot of other flavors really well without sacrificing taste. I’ve reviewed a peach rooibos before, so I had a feeling this blueberry rooibos from SenseofJoyNBeauty would be a winner.

And I was right! The dried blueberries make this a juicy and refreshing tea. It’s not too sweet or too heavy — if you’re a blueberry lover, you’ll really enjoy this. Try it iced too!


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