Today I decided to try Ginger’s Oolong from Harney & Sons. I really tend to like oolongs because they offer the best of darker teas, while still being smooth and a bit less bitter. From the website: ginger is added to a peachy Formosa oolong. Ginger’s Oolong is available in a variety of sizes: sample… Continue reading Drink Me: Harney & Sons, Ginger’s Oolong
The final tea that I ordered from Teavana a few weeks ago was Spiced Mandarin Oolong. I have a soft spot for orange teas. One of my favorite bagged teas was Tazo’s Wild Sweet Orange before they changed the blend. This blend contains dark Oolong tea, cinnamon, hibiscus flowers, apple bits, carob bits, ginger, orange… Continue reading Drink Me: Teavana, Spiced Mandarin Oolong
Another tea I ordered in my recent Teavana order was Sweet Asian Pear. From the label, the blend includes: apple pieces, white tea, oolong tea, pear pieces, rosehip peels, peach, jackfruit, papaya, orange slices and peels, pear pieces, orange petals, elderflowers, grapefruit, passionfruit pieces, passionfruit juice and lychee pieces. It is available in a variety… Continue reading Drink Me: Teavana, Sweet Asian Pear
With the arrival of decorative gourd season* it is time for all things pumpkin. I was tempted last week when I saw a friend of mine gushing about Teavana‘s Pumpkin Spice Brulée and knew it was time to place an order. Pumpkin Spice Brulée contains cinnamon, white chocolate pieces, pumpkin pieces, chocolate flakes, carob pieces,… Continue reading Drink Me: Teavana, Pumpkin Spice Brulée
For my birthday this year my sister got me a selection of teas from TeaGschwendner in Chicago, where she lives. I decided to try the Windy City Blend first. From the packaging, the Windy City Blend is a blend of seven sweet teas: black, green, oolong, osmanthus blossoms, sunflower, jasmine, rose blossoms, strawberry leaves,… Continue reading Drink Me: TeaGschwendner, Windy City Blend
Last time I went to the Tea Market, my friend and co-worker tried some of the Lemon Basil Oolong. She let me try a bit too, and I really liked it. So the second time back I purchased an ounce for myself. From her menu, the Lemon Basil Oolong is a blend of dark leaf… Continue reading Drink Me: Tea Market, Lemon Basil Oolong.
The fourth and final selection included in my Orchard Sampler from Adagio is Peach Oolong. From the website, the blend contains oolong tea, natural peach flavor, apple pieces, marigold flowers and apricots. It is available in several sizes: a sample pack for $2, 2oz for $6 and 16oz for $29. When I first opened the… Continue reading Drink Me: Adagio, Peach Oolong
The third tea I received in my Orchard Sampler from Adagio Teas was Vanilla Oolong. From the website Vanilla Oolong contains naturally sweet oolong from Taiwan blended with natural vanilla. When I opened the package I immediately smelled warm sugary vanilla. The taste was sweet, a nice mellow oolong under shades of vanilla. This probably… Continue reading Drink Me: Adagio Teas, Vanilla Oolong
If you’re like me, the first tea website you started browsing had all these different varieties of tea and you were quickly overwhelmed for choice. I thought I’d take a moment to share a bit of knowledge about tea. What the heck is tea anyway? I started my education with a popular Kindle download called… Continue reading Universi-tea: The basics of tea.
One of the teas in that I received in the Orchard Sampler Oolong pack from Adagio is a Grapefruit Oolong. From the website this tea contains oolong tea, natural grapefruit flavor, orange peels and marigold flowers. The Grapefruit Oolong is available in a sample size for $2, 2oz for $6 and 16oz for $29. When… Continue reading Drink Me: Adagio Teas, Grapefruit Oolong