Review — Stash Christmas Eve

Name: Christmas Eve Brand: Stash Tea Type: Herbal Tisane Form: Paper tea bag, individually wrapped Review: So the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and you are bracing yourself for a 6 AM wake-up call from the kids, all itching to see what Santa has for them. You want something hot, soothing to …

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Review — White Peach Wuyi Oolong Tea

Name: White Peach Wuyi Oolong Tea Brand: Stash Tea Type: Oolong, flavored Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped in foil Review: There is something about hot peaches that puts me into orbit. I actually am not a fruit eater, but I can’t resist a properly cooked peach. In fact, one of the best meals I …

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Review — Stash Strawberry Pomegranate Herbal Red “Tea”

Name: Strawberry Pomegranate Herbal Red Tea Brand: Stash Type: Rooibos tisane, flavored Form: Paper tea bag Review: One of my great pet peeves is the trend of calling rooibos “red tea.” Rooibos, a shrub native to South Africa, is not a true tea at all, but produces a very nice, honey-sweet tisane (herbal infusion). It …

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An Introduction to Guayusa

If you strive to keep on the cutting edge of what we might call herbal beverages, for lack of a better term, then you may already know about Ilex guayusa, which is more commonly known as Guayusa. If not, then it’s time for a brief introduction. Those who keep tabs on this sort of thing …

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Review — Stash Double-Spice Chai

Name: Double Spice Chai (included in the Chai Tea Sampler) Brand: Stash Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Paper tea bag, individually wrapped Review: Cold nights are here, and even the days, particularly the mornings, can get a bit chilly. Time for spicy hot drinks. Chai, perhaps? Stash actually sells several different chai blends, ranging from …

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Review — Stash English Breakfast & Earl Grey Teas

Tea Names: English Breakfast, Earl Grey Brand: Stash Type: Black Tea Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped Review: If you are looking for inexpensive, classic teas in a convenient form, Stash’s Earl Grey and English Breakfast teas are likely to be right up your alley. The English Breakfast is a veritable United Nations of teas, …

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Review — Stash Lemon Ginger

Name: Lemon Ginger Brand: Stash Type: Tisane (herbal tea) Form: Paper Teabag Review: While I find the ritual of preparing loose-leaf tea relaxing, there are evenings when I just don’t want to fuss in order to get a hot drink. Fortunately, Stash’s Lemon Gingertisane is a soothing, tasty concoction conveniently packaged in teabag form. Lemon …

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Review — Stash Cinnamon Apple Chamomile

Name: Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal Brand: Stash Type: Herbal tisane, flavored Form: Paper tea bag Review: One of the nifty things about drinking tisanes and flavored teas is finding one that is so well-blended that it satisfies your cravings for high-calorie treats. Stash’s Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal is one of those tisanes. Chamomile is a …

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Review — Stash Irish Breakfast Black Tea

Name: Irish Breakfast Tea Brand: Stash Type: Black tea Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped Review: I like Irish breakfast teas, even more than a lot of English breakfast teas. I’m not sure why this is, but it seems that many a tea-blender wimps out when blending an English breakfast, creating something that doesn’t stand …

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Review of Stash Peppermint

Name: Peppermint Brand: Stash Type: Herbal tisane Form: Paper Tea Bag Review: Mint tisane is an old standby for a lot of people: Refreshing hot or cold, it is also a traditional remedy for upset stomachs. Different tea companies have their own version of this favorite, the quality of which can vary widely depending on …

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