April 11, 2012
19. Stash Licorice Spice tea
I have been holding off on this tea, as I knew that I would like it and I only have one packet of it. I love black licorice.
It was very pungent and spicy, which I loved. The tea bag smelled so good and the tea once seeped was EXCELLENT! I will have to definitely get a box of this tea, as it was so comforting to me for some reason. I could taste the licorice as well as the cinnamon in it. It was a very lovely tea. I would drink this tea after dinner and not necessarily in the morning as I did today.
Ingredients: Licorice root, cinnamon, orange peel, Chinese star anise, vanilla flavor, sarsaparilla, orange, cinnamon, clove and cardamon flavors
April 10, 2012
18. Stash Peppermint tea
This was a good tea. I enjoyed it but it was very strong. And every time I seemed to sneeze after I took a sip. It was kind of fun. I have never really had actually Peppermint tea before. But since I have now, I am looking forward to making my own actually peppermint tea, as I have some peppermint growing in a pot.
I just hope that I don’t sneeze as much with every sip. I hope that was just a fluke with it being so pungent.
Ingredients: Oregon Peppermint leaves
April 9, 2012
17. Bigelow Cinnamon Stick tea
I tried the Cinnamon stick tea, that I got from the Cowboy’s house. The tea bag was very pungent and I wasn’t sure that I would like it much, but it wasn’t half bad. It wasn’t as strong as I thought it might be.
Drinking the tea, reminded me of Christmas time and keeping warm on cold days. I will have to remember this is a prefect tea for memorable moments on cold days. I might get a box of this to drink during the winter time after I am done shoveling my driveway or such.
Ingredients: Black tea, cinnamon
April 7, 2012
16. Lipton Black tea (served up by the Cowboy!)
I had a lovely mug of tea, made by the Cowboy on Saturday morning. He knows that I enjoy waking up to a hot tea. So when he was making his coffee (as he is a Zombie until he has had is coffee in the morning) he made me a tea.
I usually don’t drink plain black tea much, but when I am with him, I usually drink it, as they is what they have in the house. I saw they had some Cinnamon stick tea from Bigelow. He said I could snag some, because they probably would sit there for ages, before anyone drank it up. So I took two, and will be adding it to my “Drinking 43types of tea” goal. I tried to explain 43things to him, and he didn’t get it much, when I told him I was also taking 43 photographs of flowers. He said “Why 43?” I told him it was part of fun of doing 43 things on a website called 43things. He laughed when I told him I got a post card from India and now I have 6!
It make this tea drinking special I wanted to put some honey in it. We went hunting in the kitchen for some honey and we found two types. Some wild flower honey and some wild lavender honey. I tried the wild lavender honey which was very fragrant and sweet. It was delicious to taste on the tongue as well as in the tea.
Well, this plain tea was the best I have ever had, just because I was in the company of a wonderful man.
Ingredients: Unknown (I assume it was just black tea)
April 5, 2012
15. Stash Orange Starfruit tea
This tea was good but not what I expected. I think I expected more out of it then I got. I love orange teas and I love eating starfruit, so I thought it would be a good combination. Don’t get me wrong. It was a good tea all around, but just didn’t have a “kick” to it that make it special to my taste buds. It was a bit more bland for me that I thought it was going to be.
I would try it again if I came across it, but I don’t think I would buy a box of it, just because it seem a bit bland to me, which is usual for me with an orange tea.
Ingredients: Chamomile, orange peel, safflower, citric acid, and natural flavors or orange and starfruit.
April 4, 2012
14. Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz tea
It was a lovely tea. It smelled good before it was seeped and tasted good when it was seeped. It good, but I didn’t drink it as much as I thought I might. It wasn’t a tea that captivated me, like I thought it would. Maybe I was just having an “off” day when it came to drinking tea.
Ingredients: Apple, hibiscus, blackberry leaves, natural pomegranate and other natural flavors (soy lecithin), Orange peel, malic acid, licorice root, natural pomegranate and apple juices from concentrate.
April 3, 2012
13. Ojibwa Herbal Cleansing Tea
I bought this tea in a little herbal health food shop in Delaware, Ohio. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it, because my maternal side of my family is Canadian Ottawa Indian. More correctly my family is part of the Saulteaux branch of the Ojibwe tribe. I am 1/8 Canadian Ottawa Indian and my mother is ¼ and my Grandmother was ½ My great great grandmother’s was full blooded Ottawa. So, I thought it would be neat to have and drink to get in touch with my heritage. I had the tea in a box for a about a year and half. I bought it just as the “Guy” was getting ready to move out.
The tea bag had a very medicine-y smell to it. I know it was because it had a lot of herbs in it. Once it was seeped, it didn’t have a pleasant smell to it, as past teas that I have drank did, like the Wild raspberry did. It didn’t taste the most pleasant either, but I drank it while thinking pleasant and cleansing thoughts. I knew from reading the ingredients that several of the herbs in it were healthy for you and good for cleaning you out. I need a good cleaning. LOL
It isn’t a tea that I would drink all the time, but I would drink it maybe once every two weeks just to give me that healthy cleanse.
Ingredients: Red clovers, Burdock root, Sheep sorrel, Licorice root, Slippery Elm bark, Dandelion root, Barberry root bark and Rhubarb root.
March 2, 2012
12. Stash Wild Raspberry tea
Since it was a Monday, I needed a light and happy-type tea. I chose the wild raspberry tea out of my growing collection of teas that I am trying. Once it was seeped, it smelled delicious and tasted just as good. No tea maker can go wrong with making a raspberry tea with me, as I probably would love them all. This is my second raspberry tea that I have tried, yet by a different brand. I wasn’t blown over like I was the other one, but this one is a good one.
The tea was a very Spring enjoying tea.
Ingredients: Hibiscus flowers, orange peel, lemongrass, rosehips, raspberry flavor, licorice powder, and citric acid. Contains: Soy.
March 30, 2012
11. Stash Lemon Ginger tea
I knew that I was going to love this tea, as I love making homemade ginger tea. The dry tea bag as a tart gingery smell to it and I was excited to get it into some hot water to taste it. I love Ginger tea.
Just as I thought, it had a “bite” to it that I loved. I think this would really be lovely as a dinner or even taste good if I wasn’t feeling well. I will have to try and get myself a box of this tea. The lemon taste wasn’t very strong, but I could taste a little of it, but the strongest taste was the ginger, which is fine by me.
Ingredients: Ginger root, Lemongrass, Lemon flavor, safflower, hibiscus, and citric acid. Contains: Soy
March 29, 2012
10. Stash Chai Spice Decaf Tea
Yummy! The tea bag smelled so good before it was seeped. It has a lovely cinnamon spicy smell to it. Once it was seeped, it was lovely to drink. I really loved this tea lot. I was happy that it was Decaf. I had always thought that Chai tea was always caffeinated. This is lovely, because I can get some of this and drink it at night to relax to.
It has a spicy bite to it, that gives it a very exotic taste and feel to it. It is a lovely tea to just sip and do nothing but think lovely thoughts. I am definitely going to get a box of this tea!! I love it!
Ingredients: Naturally decaffeinated black tea, cinnamon, ginger root, cinnamon flavor, clove oil, cardamom oil, allspice, clove and nutmeg.