Buddha’s Herbs Organic Chamomile Tea Review

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Recently I was sent some tea samples from Buddha’s Herbs, a natural supplement and vitamin store who also happens to sell some teas. These aren’t the type of teas that I typically write about or review, but they are tea, so they have a home here too. Today I’ll be reviewing their Organic Chamomile tea, nothing too special about it, but who said all teas need to be flashy? If you aren’t aware of the health benefits of chamomile tea, then please check out my other article which outlines everything nicely.

The packaging is typical, a box with approximately 20 tea bags inside, each in their own individual paper wrapper to keep them fresh...

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The Tea Cupany’s Tangy Gunpowder Review

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This is the 4th and final(at least for now) review of The Tea Cupany. Today I’m jumping into their Tangy Gunpowder tea. This is a different type of green tea, it starts with a tightly rolled gunpowder base and apple and rosehip is added. Then some cinnamon to warm it up some. I’m not sure why it’s called “tangy” gunpowder, honestly, it has more of a maple taste to me. It’s very light on the green tea, but there’s still enough to enjoy those tiny pieces unrolling into full leaves. It amazes me every time to see that happen.

I steeped for 3 minutes or so with slightly under boiling water. My result was a very light and naturally sweet tea with a lot of maple tones to it. It’s great for fall and warming up...

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10 Great Holiday Teas To Warm You Up This Season

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The holiday season is fast approaching and hot beverages are becoming more popular as the temperatures drop and we all start to seek nice warm places to hang out for the next few months(sort of like hibernating, isn’t it?). My favorite warm beverage this time of year is the same as any other time of year…tea. But there are different kinds that I enjoy depending on the time of year and the weather outside and the holiday season is one of my favorite times for drinking tea, because of all of the holiday flavors! I know it’s a little early to be spreading holiday cheer(though the local mall already has it’s Santa house set up) but I wanted to share this with you guys anyway. These are 10 of my favorite holiday teas. In no particular order, by the way.

10 Delicious Holiday Teas

  1. Gingerbread Sp...
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6 Awesome Uses For Green Tea Powder (Other Than Drinking)

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We’ve all heard about the health benefits of green tea, but some people just don’t like to drink it. And that’s okay! Maybe you just don’t like the taste of tea. The good news is that all is not lost. You can easily get the same benefits from green tea as everyone else by using it in different ways. You don’t have to drink it! But, if you do enjoy drinking it, please have a look at my list of favorite green teas. There are several ways you can incorporate green tea powder into your life without actually having to drink it, and some of it is even kind of fun. But before we get into that, lets quickly go over the health benefits of this super food:

Health Benefits Of Green Tea

  • Kills bacteria in your mouth, keeping teeth and gums healthy
  • Maintains a healthy heart by lowering cholesterol and ...
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26 Interesting Facts About Tea

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We all know that tea has enormous health benefits when it comes to levelling your blood sugar, keeping your stress hormones and depression at bay and is actually the reason why you can sleep safe and sound at night. It’s the reason why the Chinese have lived for so long and still keep going. And whether you like to believe it or not, tea has more interesting facts than the fingers in your hands and toes have. Ready? Here they are:

  1. Legend has it that in 2737 BC, Shen Nung, the second emperor of China, discovered tea when leaves blew into his pot of boiling water. Who knows? He might have took a taste and found it delightful?
  2. The east, specifically China, is the birth place of tea.
  3. On an estimate, there are about 1,500 kinds of tea and there could be more. So you just don’t say “tea”...
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White Tea Benefits To Think About

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Sometimes I find it hard to believe, but the fact is that just not everyone likes to drink tea. Some people think its boring, some people think its gross. We’re all entitled to our own opinions so that’s perfectly fine with me. But there are some teas that I think everyone should drink at least every now and then, and white tea is one of those teas. It’s the lightest of all the “true” teas out there(as in, not a tisane or herbal tea) and honestly doesn’t taste a whole lot like the tea you might be used to. When brewed properly, it’s light and refreshing and isn’t bitter or overpowering. It also has the least amount of caffeine so it’s safe for even more people.

But these aren’t the only reasons I think everyone should have white tea from time to time, it has enormous benefits along with it...

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The Tea Cupany’s Pumpkin Pie Tea Review

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It’s that time of year again, no, I don’t mean fall. I actually mean that chunk of the year that everyone is consuming so much pumpkin everything that it should be coming out of their ears. I think “autumn” should be replaced with “pumpkin madness” on calendars in the US and Canada. I do have a point here, though! Today I’m reviewing The Tea Cupany‘s Pumpkin Pie Tea, I got this about a month or so ago and I was originally saving it to post around Thanksgiving here in Canada. But, since I’m originally from the US it just didn’t feel like Thanksgiving to me, so I decided to wait until now. So here we go!

First off I want to say that while I do enjoy a pumpkin spice latte once or twice during this season, I don’t actually think any of it tastes likeĀ pumpkin...

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JusTea Kathryne Earl Grey Review

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It’s time to review the next JusTea selection! Today I have the Kathryne Earl Grey to taste and write about. The leaves sitting in front of me smell amazing and you can definitely detect the bergamot oil in there, a nice citrus undertone going on. If you aren’t already aware, bergamot is a fruit sort of like an orange, but also sort of like a lemon. It’s a citrus fruit, lets put it that way. It’s oil is what makes earl grey teas so different from other black teas. It adds a fruity and fresh element to your tea. The oil used in JusTea’s Kathryne Earl Grey must be high quality, because you can both smell it and taste it without trying very hard.

As with the Kenyan Black Tea I tried from JusTea, the earl grey is just as bold, and just as strong...

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The Tea Cupany’s Lovely Lavender Earl Grey Review

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Hey fellow tea drinkers! I’m back with another review for you guys. Today I’m doing The Tea Cupany‘s Lovely Lavender Earl Grey. It starts with a black tea base and hasĀ lavender flowers, blue cornflowers and dried orange peels mixed in. On top of that it’s infused with a light vanilla flavor. It smells amazing, you can pick out each ingredient when you take a wiff. It’s pretty flower heavy, but you can definitely find a little orange and vanilla in there. It’s mouth watering worthy!

It smells just as amazing as it steeps too, the orange becomes a little stronger but the flowers still take the show. It doesn’t get overly dark as far as black teas go. I steeped for 3 or 4 minutes with boiled water and got great results. Of course, you can adjust to your liking...

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The Tea Cupany’s Oolong Vanilla Review

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Hello all. Today I get to start doing what I’ve wanted to do for a while. I wanted to start reviewing the smaller lesser known tea companies to help them out and spread the word about them. I’m excited to say that I will be posting not one, but four different reviews on a variety of The Tea Cupany‘s teas. Today I have their oolong vanilla.

First I want to say that I chose this tea because I really love oolong, and also because I wanted something in between flat out plain, and completely dressed up. By dressed up I mean the fancy blends like you would find at Davids Tea or other stores like it. This is just a nice balance between the two, it’s simple and basic but it’s also slightly different with it’s vanilla flavoring. Anyway, lets get to the review!

The dry leaves smell very very sweet, ...

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