Thursday Tea Break: Issue 8

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Thursday Tea Break!

This is a fun, weekly series covering our get-togethers, what we are up to that week, and what books we are excited to get our hands on.

Tea of the Week

This week we tried Irish Breakfast from Octavia Tea Company.

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Irish Breakfast is a black tea with a bold flavor and gorgeous dark red color as it steeps. It has a smooth body and is a great wake up tea, hence the ‘Breakfast’. Continue reading

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Thursday Tea Break: Issue 6

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Thursday Tea Break!

This is a fun, weekly series covering our get-togethers, what we are up to that week, and what books we are excited to get our hands on.

Tea of The Week

Our tea of choice this week is French Breakfast from Octavia Tea.

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This tea has been one of our favorites since we started ordering tea from Octavia. It is a bold twist on a breakfast tea, like Earl Grey. Flavored with vanilla beans, this tea carries caramel notes and a creamy sweetness that requires no additional sugar in our opinion. As you can see in the image, there are also small dried rose petals in it to round out the flavor and add a pop of color to this delicious tea. Continue reading

Thursday Tea Break: Issue 5

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Thursday Tea Break!

This is a fun, weekly series covering our get-togethers, what we are up to that week, and what books we are excited to get our hands on.

Tea of the Week:

Our tea this week is Octavia Tea’s Eight Immortals Dancong.

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This is a lovely, creamy Oolong tea that is harvest from wild tea bushes grown in China for over 100 years! We really loved how refreshing and clean this tea was and as an Oolong it had plenty of subtle flavor notes for us to pick out.

If you like a simple, straight tea this is an excellent choice for any time of year.

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Thursday Tea Break: Issue 4

Thursday Tea Break Header

Welcome to this week’s installment of Thursday Tea Break!

This is a fun, weekly series covering our get-togethers, what we are up to that week, and what books we are excited to get our hands on.

Tea of the Week:

This week we tried Grapefruit Green tea from Octavia Teas!  We felt it was a perfect choice for a sunny and warm early spring day. We threw the windows open and brewed up this juicy treat.

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The tea was light and fresh with a hint of tart grapefruit, we would have preferred a stronger fruit flavor but it was deliciously refreshing nonetheless.

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Thursday Tea Break: Issue 3

Thursday Tea Break Header

Welcome to this week’s installment of Thursday Tea Break!

This is a fun, weekly series covering our get-togethers, what we are up to that week, and what books we are excited to get our hands on.

Tea of The Week

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This week we tried a very special tea from Teavana; Peach Momotaro. This is a blooming tea that, while steeping, drifts around and “blooms” into a lovely flower of tea leaves and petals. This tea is a deliciously fruity green tea that made us think of sipping ice tea in rocking chairs on front porches during a lazy summer afternoon. The scent was absolutely divine (it smells like peach rings!) and Erin had this lovely glass pot so that we could watching the process as it steeped.  Continue reading

Thursday Tea Break: Issue 2

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Welcome to the second installment of Thursday Tea Break!

This is a fun, weekly series covering our get-togethers, what we are up to that week, and what books we are excited to get our hands on.

Tea of the Week:

Our tea this week is Teavana’s Ruby Spiced Cider. This tea has a strong cinnamon scent and flavor, with a subtle berry aftertaste that lend a hint of juciness. We ended up drinking the entire pot! It was great for a cold snowy day when you just want to be bundled up inside (with a good book). Continue reading