Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Tea Time Reviews

Somehow last week I stumbled on Tea Time - What I Have Been Sipping On. My immediate email to The Other Kelly: "WE GO TO WORLD MARKET TOMORROW!"

Does this sound melodramatic? It is. And I am. And we did go.

Not long before, I finished my tin of Republic of Tea Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea. My Stash and Trader Joe's teas just weren't satisfying my tea cravings. Around Valentine's Day I had some Strawberry-Chocolate tea I loved, so I was sure the Red Velvet would be equally delightful. To my disappointment, it's only all right. I'll slowly drink it all, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

I almost bought some Chocolate-Coconut as well, but was afraid of too much chocolate in my tea repertoire. Halfway to the register, I swapped that for some Zhena's Gypsy Tea in Caramel Chai. Not until hours later did I realize that this was the other tea MissMuffcake blogged about.

My take on the Caramel Chai? Not disappointing. This tea smells and tastes like walking around the University of Kansas campus in jeans and a t-shirt as leaves cover the Fraser Hall lawn. It's walking from Miller Scholarship Hall to Battenfeld for our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Basically, it's everything I could want in a fall-flavored tea.

I'm not a bourbon fan, but I'm convinced some could fall in this and be delightful. You just didn't hear it from me.

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