Secret Weapon from DavidsTea

Tea Type: White Tea

(Fruit/Herbal/White Tea Blend)

Where To Buy: DavidsTea

Product Description:

This blend just might give you the edge you need to stay healthy this fall. It’s a white Bai Mu Dan, so it’s naturally high in immunity-enhancing antioxidants. Plus it contains licorice and goji berries, a Chinese wonderfood reputed to have 500 times more vitamin C than oranges. The best part? The almonds and cocoa nibs. They don’t fight colds, but they make this an amazingly tasty weapon of choice.

Tasters Review:

Upon opening the package this smells like nuts!  Lots and Lots of Nuts!  Almost a peanut butter type aroma.  Underneath I can smell a little fruit and even less flower-likeness.

I’m not gonna lie…I stole an almond sliver before infusing…it was tasty!

After infusion this smelled like almond but more mellow. I can also taste the Goji Berries slightly.   The white tea itself has a great clean flavor!   I can’t really taste the licorice much…but that’s ok with me…oh wait!  There it is…it’s “on the assist” and on to the aftertaste…but only a hint!  It seems to squeak it’s way in there!

This is a creative and comforting blend!  It’s fun and unique!  I’m very happy about this tea it seems to be the full package!  Good and good FOR you!

Apricot Kernel Tea from Sanctuary T

Tea Type: Rooibos

Where To Buy: Sanctuary T

Product Description:

The first tea in our Autumn Special Edition Tea of the Week Collection makes its presence known with a strong burst of ripe fruit overtones. The apricot mixed with flower petals and whole almonds makes for the perfect rooibos mix!

Tasters Review:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again!  I LOVE apricots!  Ever since I was a toddler!  Yes, I was a weird kid…my favorite foods were dried apricots, lima beans, and fresh sprouts.

I actually bought some dried apricots the other day at the herb store, too!

I think almonds go well with Rooibos!

This smells incredible…both of apricot and almonds!  When I saw that there were HUGE WHOLE Almonds I was VERY impressed!

This infuses a little darker than most Rooibos(es)…I’m excited about that as well!  Plus…there is a hint of floral aroma coming thru too!

Just when I think I can taste more almond than apricot – I then taste more apricot than almond. They seem to flip-flop as I continue to sip!

This is a great tasting FUN flavored Rooibos!  It’s Juicy, Sweet, and Slightly floral.  What a LOVELY group of flavors!  This exceeded my expectations!

Black Celebration Tea from TeaScapes

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: TeaScapes

Product Description:

This tea is a celebration of colors and mixed flavors. The blended tea is a beautiful melody of tea leaves, rose petals, almonds, cornflower petals, orange peels and more. This exquisite Black Celebration tea won an award at the 2008 World Tea Championship for having the best aroma and flavor. The brewed tea offers up a spicy taste for the palate. It infuses for just 3 minutes, allowing the flavors and aromas to intertwine to create a zesty golden liquor. The flavor is naturally sweet and uplifting.

Tasters Review:

My first reaction to this flavor was “OH” and not necessarily a good one! Mostly because I wasn’t prepared for that flavor…

now…DON’T Be alarmed this is a POSITIVE review!  I ended up liking this tea just fine and dandy…keep reading!

You know when you take a big swig of something – what you think is – say – Cherry Coke and it ends up being lemonade or something completely different??  Well that is why I was so taken back by this…I was ASSUMING it was something completely different!

And you know what they say about ASS+U+ME…ing…

After that initial shock…I was blown away by the spiciness of this one!

By the 3rd sip everything started making sense and the taste and my taste-buds starting to finally become friends!

I could taste the spices, orange, and then the cinnamon – specifically – it reminds me of a fireball or Hot Ball type cinnamon, then comes the cranberry and peach.  Toward the end of the sip I can taste the papaya.   The apple is a bit more hidden than most of the other flavors but that’s ok with me.  The end of the sip on to the aftertaste is a fruity-spicy one…more spice than fruit – at least on my tongue.

This cup is NOT lacking color, aroma, or taste – let me tell you that!  This is a beautiful dry blend and the more I sip it the more I like it but it was quite shocking at first – especially because I wasn’t prepared for that flavor!  It’s intense!

I’m not complaining…I do like this!

Just a heads-up on the cinnamon!  If you like Fire Balls/Hot Balls you will probably like this.  If you aren’t into spices or cinnamon or fireballs…just wanted to warn you!

This is sure to warm any tummy!  It’s a Nice bright mix and toasty-warm cuppa!  I really needed this THIS week as we are in the middle of snow storm after snow storm!

Cocoa Cardamom Seduction Tea from Talbott Teas

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Talbott Teas

Product Description:

Product Description: Real chocolate draws your eye. The scent of exotic spices pulls you closer. By the time you taste this rich and complex black tea, you’ve already fallen in love.

All natural premium ingredients: Full-leaf black tea, cacao nibs, cinnamon, cardamom, almonds, natural chocolate, almond and cinnamon flavors.

Tasters Review:

If any of you are Oprah Fans then you may have seen Talbott Teas featured on today’s Oprah Show.  It was a Very Special SURPRISE Day Two of Oprah’s Favorite Things and our friends over at Talbott Teas were featured smack-dab in the middle of the show!

Here at SororiTEA Sisters we have posted many Talbott Tea Reviews and we have more on tap this week to celebrate their teas being featured on Oprah!

Today I would like to share one of my favorites from Talbott Teas called Cocoa Cardamom Seduction!

The name of this drives me wild!  Mission Accomplished, I suppose!

I can clearly see ALL of the described ingredients!  I can’t stop sniffing this!  It’s AWESOME…It’s like a Chocolate Peanut Butter type smell.  I have been smelling it over and over again.

The first sip I really did notice the cardamom but I think that was the idea of the whole thing, right!? I mean, hence – the name!?  Anyhow…I continued to sip and certainly picked up on both the Almond and the Cocoa.  The cinnamon and cardamom pair together as they should and the pairing jumps up in front of the line but the Chocolate/Almond taste isn’t too far behind.  The color of the tea liquid is a light-medium brown.

I’ve had this tea several times and each cup is a tad different.  I have tried picking out more almonds some times and less cardamom other times just to taste the difference.  Each cup is a wonderful adventure, regardless!

If you are a new reader of our blog you may or may not know that I drink all of my teas plain with no additives.  If you are the type of person who enjoys sweetener or cream in their tea I will have you know that a good online friend of mine who also happens to be a tea freak says that by adding cream and sugar to this it is much more dessert-like and is a “very rich, cocoa-flavored tea with a taste of cardamom and a light hint of cinnamon.”

So which ever way you enjoy your tea – make sure you make room for Cocoa Cardamom Seduction from Talbott Teas…as seen on Oprah’s Favorite Things earlier today!

Congrats to Talbott Teas for making it to Oprah’s Favorite Things!  And two thumbs up to Oprah for highlighting TEA on her show!

Stay tuned for more Talbott Tea Reviews this week right here at SororiTEAsisters.com!

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