While I was organizing my teas last week I stumbled across some samples that I had ordered during Fusion Teas Black Friday sale last year. My goal for the week is to finish any teas I still have remaining from last years orders (there aren’t very many) that way I can open up my new teas as they arrive. I didn’t place nearly as many orders as in previous years, so I think I’m finally out of the “I need to have all the tea” phase.


I ate a ton of food while we were back home last week and now that we’re home I’m regretting being such a glutton. I’ve had a stomach ache the last few days so I hoped the ginger in this blend would calm my poor overfull belly down. The ginger was the strongest flavor in this tea and I liked that it wasn’t over powering. It didn’t have that strong bite you normally get with ginger, but it made itself known above all the other ingredients. You could taste hints of blueberry and lemongrass, but the other flavors seemed to blend together. I felt like this needed to be a little bit sweeter so I dropped in a few pieces of german rock sugar and my sample was gone in no time. A really nice blend, not something I would turn to often, but definitely something I would order again.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea


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