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bagged tea – The Year of Tea

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Episode 019: Douglas Fir Spring Tip

When it comes to tea, we usually think of leaves, fruits, herbs, or spices. But what about fir needles? Juniper Ridge’s Douglas Fir Spring Tip uses the needle tips of Douglas Firs form the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

While this is a bag tea (which I typically stay away from), I was curious to try it. The taste is crisp and lemony with a strong forest-like aroma. Try this out and have your own “cup of tree” today!

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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 070: White Sage and Wild Mint

Today I’m sampling Juniper Ridge’s other herbal tea offering — white sage and wild mint. This is another bag tea, but there are nice big particles of sage and mint here which create a smooth and aromatic cup of tea.

Interestingly, I taste the mint first and then the sage comes at the tail. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t make for a really memorable cup of tea. But I guess if push comes to shove, you could use this dry blend as a rub for a rack of lamb. I love a tea that’s a good multitasker!

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Episode 082: Mango Peach Iced Tea

Maybe it’s because I’m a born and bred Southerner, but once the weather starts getting warm, I get a strong hankering for iced tea. I have a lot of teas from Zoomdweebie’s Southern Boy collection, and today I’m sampling their mango peach iced tea.

I’m picking up mango more than peach, but both flavors in this blend meld perfectly with the Indian black tea. The prep instructions are a little vague, but you can’t go wrong with cold brewing this in the fridge in a pitcher or carafe.

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Episode 085: Almond Milk Iced Tea

Iced tea season is heeeeeere! I mean, I do love my hot teas, but there’s nothing better on a hot day that a tall cold glass of iced tea. And you know we love iced tea here in the South.

Today’s selection is another iced tea from Zoomdweebie’s — almond milk iced tea. Now this sounds like an odd flavoring for iced tea, but stick with me here, because it’s REALLY good. I didn’t really get an almond milk flavor — and I am a heavy almond milk drinker — but I got more of a marshmallow-y Thai iced tea flavor. So if that’s up your alley, then you should definitely give this tea a shot!

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