Review: Valerian Nights

Soothing chamomile mingles with lightly sweet caramel and creamy coconut. – David’s Tea Sugary sweet with strong caramel overtones, Valerian Nights may not seem like the type of tea to put you in a drowsy state, but it fulfills its sleepy intents (to an extent). If you plan on going to bed directly after sippingContinue reading “Review: Valerian Nights”

Review: Pumpkin Chai

Rich, spice-filled and comforting, with a hint of caramel – like a slice of pumpkin pie! – David’s Tea Warm and cozy, this delicious blend resembles more of a sweet gingerbread than a pumpkin chai. Still, its interesting colors create a sweet and enjoyable cup. Though the sweetness does teeter the line of too muchContinue reading “Review: Pumpkin Chai”

Review: Lavender Buttercream

Sweet, creamy, decadent and floral – like vanilla cake with lavender buttercream frosting – David’s Tea With such a decadent aroma, Lavender Buttercream thankfully delivers on its promise of sweet comfort. Though I can’t detect the lavender accents in this blend, I’d still recommend this tea to someone who wants something like a grown-up birthdayContinue reading “Review: Lavender Buttercream”

Review: Steep Cafe Dragon Well Green Tea

Steep Cafe Dragon Well Green Tea was first produced in Hangzhou, China. This famous, traditional green tea brews up with a yellow liquor. Smooth and well-rounded, with a deep richness, full green tea flavor, a hint of chestnut. – Steep Cafe Simple but enjoyable, Steep Cafe’s Dragon Well Green Tea is pretty direct in itsContinue reading “Review: Steep Cafe Dragon Well Green Tea”

Review: Tumeric Glow

Sweet with a hint of warming ginger. – David’s Tea Spicy without being overwhelming, this caffeine-free blend carries a invigorating kick, supplied by strong overtones of turmeric and ginger. Though this may not pair well with pastries, when combined with a more savory dinner or perhaps a salty snack, this tea would shine, capable ofContinue reading “Review: Tumeric Glow”

Review: Choco Chaga Detox

A rich and not overly sweet chocolaty blend, with lightly fruity and earthy notes of cocoa. – David’s Tea I am . . . so disappointed, haha. With a name like “choco chaga,” an alluring chocolate aroma, and a list of tantalizing ingredients, I had hoped this tea would be a winner. But this teaContinue reading “Review: Choco Chaga Detox”

Review: Mose Calofo Royal Blue White Flower

The Mose Cafolo Royal Blue White Flower teapot set is such a lovely addition to my tea collection. Cute, durable, and easy to store, the set comes with four little teacups, and the teapot, when filled, stores enough water to fill each of them once. For larger gatherings, this may prove cumbersome, but for cozyContinue reading “Review: Mose Calofo Royal Blue White Flower”

The Winter Bundle

She could not fathom the hexagonal miracle of snowflakes formed from clouds, crystallized fern and feather that tumble down to light on a coat sleeve, white stars melting even as they strike. How did such force and beauty come to be in something so small and fleeting and unknowable? – Eowyn Ivey, The Snow ChildContinue reading “The Winter Bundle”

Review: The Royal Tea by Yannick Alleno (OSULLOC)

Receiving this at the Seoul Lotte Hotel, the Royal Tea by Yannick Alleno is exclusive to the hotel; so scoring this sachet was a special treat. Rich with cinnamon, pear, and berry scents and flavors, this tea carries a light sweetness that makes it perfect for pairing with warm pastries (or dark chocolate!). I definitelyContinue reading “Review: The Royal Tea by Yannick Alleno (OSULLOC)”

Review: Cardamom Macchiato

Rich, creamy coffee flavours mingle perfectly with fresh notes of aromatic cardamom – DavidsTea I love starting off my workday with this tea, it smells as delicious as coffee but delivers a sweeter, lighter taste. Perhaps too light, in all honesty. Though in milk the flavors may be stronger, drinking cardamom macchiato black delivers aContinue reading “Review: Cardamom Macchiato”