Saturday, January 11, 2020

Plum Deluxe, Coconut A La Creme Back Tea



Black Tea, Coconut Pieces, Vanilla & Coconut Essences, Calendula



This tea smells amazing!!  It has a great coconut aroma.


On a drab winter day, where the weather is almost 60 degrees, I was craving cinnamon toast like my mom used to make.  These made me feel warm and cozy all over- they were great with the coconut tea.



This tea is wonderful.  It has a strong black tea flavor, but the sweet notes of coconut compliment it so well.  It is not sweet like candy sweet, it just has a light sweetness to it.  I really like it.  

I have been very pleased with the teas that I have received from Plum.  They produce quality tea.

And I love that while I blog, Earl Grey, my cat chills with me.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Tea Forte, Peach Brulee


Christmas day lunch- pretty traditional for us- ham, potato casserole (that stays hot a long time), cranberry jello, and peas.  
This year I added a peach brulee tea, it was delicious!  This is a great black tea with great peach notes.  I loved it.  I had two cups out of the one packet.

The single serve packets are great.  There is no guess work on how much tea to add.  Since it is a black tea you want the water over 210 degrees, and you want to steep 3-5 minutes.




  • Fair trade certified™ organic black tea
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  • Organic mango pieces
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  • Organic peach pieces
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  • Organic coconut pieces
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  • Natural flavors
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  • Organic marigold flowers


My mom's famous white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. She makes it every Christmas day for dessert. It is amazing!!!


Christmas 2019 with my nephews!  

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Ohio Tea Company Blood Orange Tea


I wore my fuzzy vest to work...some of my co-workers had some fun with it.




How great and colorful are these labels?  I love the labels, it was first draws me over to look at a tea when I am in the store.  They do a great job picking out their labels.


I love this blood orange tea, the flavors are fantastic!!!  I love the orange and vanilla together.  The tea has a slight tartness from the hibiscus, which I love.  This tea has quickly moved up the list for me.  It is bright tea with great flavor notes.  I hope you get to try it.



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Sure House, Golden Milk Latte




For Christmas I received a lot of gift cards for Sure House.  I am a big fan of the Golden Milk Latte with maple syrup.  They also have this great mugs.  You may think that I already have enough mugs, but I could not pass up on these beautiful hand made mugs.


When I look in this mug, it almost looks the like the Continent of Australia  in the inside.   It is super light weight and really fun to drink from.



I also could not pass up the chocolate cretzel. They are so delicious.    Part croissant, part pretzels, completely fantasic!


The gal behind the counter was super helpful and friendly.  I love the staff here at Sure House.  And I will be back, because I have another $15 in gift cards to spend, lol!!!



Yep, the Golden Milk Latte is delicious!!!!  I love it, and I have since learned to make it.  But, now that I have my gift cards I will happily allow someone else to make it for me.


Love my new mug!!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Ohio Tea Company Earl Grey Jasmine Monkey King



from the website, 
"For bergamot lovers, jasmine lovers, and green tea lovers, this tea tops the list. An intriguing combination of flavors and aromas that can pull you right out of a boring afternoon while you read the exciting story of the Monkey King in the Chinese legend "Journey to the West" written in the Ming Dynasty by Wu Chen-En.

Extra Info:

The Monkey King legend from 1500s China holds that Monkey was born of rock and was a mischievous fellow who demanded immortality from the gods. The story is a pseudo-historical account of a monk (Xuanzang) who went to India in the 7th century to seek Buddhist scriptures to bring back to China. The principle story consists of eighty-one calamities suffered by Monkey and his guardians Tripitaka and Sandy, who are monks, and Pigsy, a pig.

Ingredients:

China green tea, jasmine flowers, and bergamot oil,

Origin:

China"


Make sure you follow the directions on making the tea...make sure the water temp is just right and that you steep it for the correct amount of time.

I was excited to try this Earl Grey Jasmine Monkey King Tea- I decided to try this tea with Mango Sticky Spring Rolls.  I love the mango and sticky rice.  However, the tea was not a hit.

This tea was way too perfunmey for me..  I think it was the bergamont, but I am not sure. I am a big fan of Earl Grey, a big fan of jasmine, but sadly not of these tea.  I always tell people to try a tea twice before you throw it out.  But, I did not finish the first cup I made...I am not sure I can make this one again.  We will see....


Monday, January 6, 2020

Ohio Tea Company - Berry Sangria



We three co-workers love Ohio Tea Company.  We each brought in a tea for the other two to try.  I love tea tasting with these two!!!  It is so much fun to bring teas for them to try.  And I love when they bring tea for me.  It is so much fun!


Apples, elderberries, currants, rosehips, blackberries, raspberries, hibiscus, sour cherries, natural flavoring



This is a nice tea.  The fruity flavor I get the most is the apple.  This tea is very light.  I only got one cup out of the bag.  If you are not looking for anything overly strong, this is good choice.  


I am enjoying using my new cat mug.  The cat head is open to put the tea bag.  It is such a fun mug!!  I got it at Walmart for $6.99.


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Young Living Slique Tea




from the website, "Slique Tea is an exotic drink from Young Living that has been formulated with natural ingredients to help support individual weight goals.* This blend is rich in flavonoids, a dietary compound generally associated with helping maintain certain normal, healthy body functions. It also contains polyphenols, which may be useful as part of a guilt-free weight-management regimen when combined with a healthy diet and physical activity. This unique blend is enhanced with 100% pure therapeutic grade Frankincense powder"


I am a BIG fan of Young Living. I even sell their oils.  I know that these oils help me feel better.  I was not sure about the oils or their powders in my tea...but decided to give it a go.


I have to say I hated this tea.  I really wanted to like it.  I love oolong and I wear frankincense on my face, but I am not sure I want to drink it.  I could not get past the after taste.  For me this tea was too medicinal.  

This tea is good for me, I know it is, but I just can't drink it.


I thought I would use my new mug.  I love my new mug!!!