5 Seasonal Herbal Infusions

I like to enjoy produce when it is in season. As October advances, my fridge becomes filled with the likes of winter squash, radishes, and carrots. This bodes well for delicious soups and stews, but what does it mean for tea? Turnip and radish tea is not exactly on my top five list (actually, it’s …

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A Vanilla Tea I Liked

I recently reacquainted myself with flavoured teas and I was ever so tea-lighted to have come across another flavoured tea (specifically, a vanilla tea) that I like. A flavoured tea in the true sense of the term is a tea that has had a fruit, herb or spice added to it. How to tell that you have …

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Angel’s Dream Tea — Heavenly Sweetness in a Cup

Looking for that heavenly taste in a teacup? I may have just found it: Angel’s Dream Tea. It’s a flavored tea that evokes thoughts of pancakes and fruit sundaes all at the same time. Flavoring and scenting teas has been a tradition for centuries, in fact, about as long as tea has been consumed by …

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Honeybush Adventure

A few years ago, in a tea store in Chicago, Illinois, I had a honeybush adventure. The aftermath is still with me now, haunting my dreams and reminding me of how much I’ve learned since then. The tea store was in a shopping center. Hubby and I were in Chicago to visit friends and couldn’t …

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Vanilla Tea

Few words are more abused than "vanilla." Despite the fact that vanilla is a prized and not-inexpensive flavor and scent, people frequently use it to describe that which is boring and bland. However, as anyone with a working palate knows, vanilla adds warmth, sweetness and spice to whatever it's blended with, and is particularly lovely …

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Teas That Are a Real Treat

Trick-or-treaters driving you buggy with their routine of ringing the doorbell and shouting “Trick or Treat”? Had a bad day at your place of work? Relax with a cup of tea so special that it’s a treat in itself. Autumn around here means things like pumpkins, corn harvests, hearty and hot dishes like soups full …

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Review — Tiger Wing Taro Vanilla Cream

Name: Taro Vanilla Cream Brand: Tiger Wing Type: Green tea, herbal blend Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped Review: Do you ever get cravings for a fingerfull of cake frosting? If so, try this tea. Yes, it really is that good. Tiger Wing (the bagged-tea producing offshoot of Golden Moon) blended green mate (a stimulant …

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Review — Madagascar Vanilla by Golden Moon

Name: Madagascar Vanilla Brand: Golden Moon Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: I like vanilla and I like tea, and I like them together, unless the vanilla flavoring is fake and overpowering. That isn’t a problem with Golden Moon’s Madagascar Vanilla. Golden Moon blends the tea with both vanilla extract and pieces of …

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Review — Golden Moon Vanilla Mint

Name: Vanilla Mint Brand: Golden Moon Type: Blend of green and black teas, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: I confess that this tea had me at first sniff. The blend of crisp mint and rich vanilla reminded me of the “Mint Meltaway” candies of my youth. I couldn’t wait for the tea to infuse. I …

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Drinkable Desserts (Teas as Good as Dessert)

What’s life without dessert, especially when it’s drinkable? No, we’re not talking about milkshakes, hot cocoa, chilled mocha drinks, or pie that’s been given the blender treatment (what, you’ve never puréed pie?). We’re talking tea! Yes, some teas are so yummy and sort of sweet that they are dessert-like. Vanilla and fruit flavored teas are …

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