TeaEqualBliss’s Top Ten SURPRISING Teas of the Moment. . . . . .

  1. Basil Lemonade Oolong from Pekoe Sip House *
  2. Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Tea Blend from Simpson & Vail
  3. White Christmas from Full Leaf Tea Company *
  4. Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends
  5. Bittermelon Stuffed with Roasted Tie Guan Yin Oolong from Yunnan Sourcing
  6. Forest Song 2016 Sheng Puerh Maocha from Global Tea Hut
  7. Ginger & Lemon Myrtle from Lupicia
  8. Bianca from The Necessiteas
  9. Really Root Beer from Nelson’s Tea
  10. Pumpkin Spice Latte Genmaicha from 52 Teas
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These are my TOP TEN Surprising Teas of the Moment here at SororiTea Sisters!  I’ve been doing some of these TOP TEN lists as of late and I have been asked to do more!  I certainly aim to please so here is one of many!

This TOP TEN List is of the TOP SURPRISING Teas of the Moment!  Since we drink SO MUCH tea here I’m sure we will be doing this one every so often with a new list of teas!

My taste buds are different from yours so these are just a few of my suggestions to check out!  If you have some suggestions we would LOVE to hear about them!  Let us know in comments!

Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends. . . . .

YUM! Can I just start off by saying…YUM!? Well, there! I ‘done..did it’! Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends is MORE than brilliantly done! It’s a MUST on my flavored green teas of the moment list! Here’s why…

Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends – as you can guess – is a sour apple flavored green tea! It’s made up of Green Tea, Apple Pieces, Lemon Pieces, Safflower Petals, and Sunflower Petals. It’s gorgeously colorful to look at dry and smells wonderful. The aroma gets even stronger and juicier once infused!

Yummy, juicy, sweet apple paired with citrus, tart, and puckery lemon do a nice tie-in with the medium-strength yet sweeter tasting green tea base. The floral ingredients I assumed were more for show actually did contribute a bit of floral flavor that was noticeable on the end sip and after taste.

I’m not going to hide it – I absolutely LOVE this tea! You can’t go wrong with a hot or a cold cup of Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends. But here’s another way to enjoy it…Sour Apple Green Vodka!

Sour Apple Green Vodka Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 7 tsp Sour Apple Green tea leaves; 1 750-ml bottle Vodka

PREPARATION: Place 7 tsp of Sour Apple Green tea leaves in large jar. Pour entire bottle of vodka over tea leaves and stir. Infuse for 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. After infusion, strain the liquid back into the vodka bottle.

This totally makes sense to me, tho! I remember in my college days having Sour Apple Pucker. This tea reminds me of it! That takes me back!

So no matter which way you slice it – Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends – is going to be a fun and flavorful adventure in a cup! ENJOY Responsibly!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green Tea
Where to Buy:  Stylin’ Tea Blends

What happens when you blend delicious Sencha green tea with apple and lemon pieces?  A delicious blend that is great hot or iced.  We have also been told it is great when infused with vodka.  The vendor actually gave us instructions of how to create Sour Apple Green Vodka with their tea.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends

This tea would be as COOL AS A CUCUMBER except for I drank it HOT! That’s right…Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends!

Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends has flatter pressed and dried green tea leaves that are medium in length and aromatic in their own right but what makes this flavored green tea special is the cucumber! LARGE circular, thinly sliced cucumber pieces that have also been dried, of course.

If you LOVE cucumbers I’m assuming you will LOVE this tea! Lucky for me I’m a cucumber fan! Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends is incredibly cool, hydrating, fresh, and sweet smelling AND tasting!

I started off with a hot cup of Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends and my the end of the cup it was about ‘luke warm’ and I can tell you that I already know this would be delightful ICED, too! If you have had cucumber infused water and enjoyed it this might be up your alley, too!

I can’t wait to share this one with the other Sororitea Sisters to read their take on it. In the meantime I just might have to add Cool Cucumber Melon Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends to my favorite flavored green teas of the moment. If you are interested in that list – I should be posting about it by the end of this year – so stay tuned!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Flavored Green Tea
Where to Buy: Stylin’ Tea Blends

Yes cucumber is one of the main ingredients in this refreshing blend that is full of antioxidants.  Notes of watermelon give this blend a natural sweetness.  It is great iced.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Rose Marzipan Black Tea from Stylin’ Tea Blends

Oh…I honestly could NOT wait to try Rose Marzipan Black Tea from Stylin’ Tea Blends because of my former love of Teavana’s Rose Marzipan from years ago – and I realize that is a blast from the past but let me explain.

Years ago my favorite tea from Teavana was their Rose Marzipan.  I find a lot of their teas to be over sweetened and overuse the dreaded hibiscus!  However I really LOVED that specific tea from Teavana regardless.  When they did away with it I felt a bit lost.  I have been searching for something even remotely close to that for years.  Enter Rose Marzipan Black Tea from Stylin’ Tea Blends!

Eventho Rose Marzipan Black Tea from Stylin’ Tea Blends doesn’t have the candied rose like that ‘other company’ did and I find this one to have more cardamom and almond than the other company did – I have to say I was blown away by Rose Marzipan Black Tea from Stylin’ Tea Blends!

I am no longer lost when it comes to finding the PERFECT Rose Marzipan!  Thank you – Stylin’ Tea Blends!  I have tried other Rose Marzipans and I have been left wanting.  Rose Marzipan Black Tea from Stylin’ Tea Blends is just what I have been craving!  And I’m not sure HOW they did it without those crystallized rose petals!  Perhaps it’s the addition of the Lychee or the overall superior ingredients.  Whatever it is…I’m truly GRATEFUL!

Rose Marzipan Black Tea from Stylin’ Tea Blends smells like a bakey-black tea with cardamom and rose.  The flavor is sweet, bakey, floral, spicy-like-baked good spices, and fruity!  All flavor ratios are ideally in tact!  Nothing overpowers the others!  If I had 3 thumbs…I would give this one ‘3 thumbs up’!  


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black Tea

Where to Buy:  Stylin’ Tea Blends

Tea Description:


This black tea blend reminds me of my time in Germany. It was love at first sip. The almond notes really bring this black tea blend to life. It is fun and flavorful.

2 oz loose leaf in a stand up zip top resealable pouch

Ingredients: Assam and Chinese black teas, China Lichee, flavor, roasted almonds, rose petals, cardamom, rosebuds, vanilla bits. 

Learn even more about this tea here

Fig Formosa Oolong Tea from Stylin’ Tea Blends

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy: Stylin’ Tea Blends

Tea Description:

Full whole leaf quality Taiwanese oolong is the perfect base for the rich taste of Smyrna fig. The addition of cornflower and poppy flower petals add rich color and a natural sweetness enhancing the visual and taste character.

This blend is a complete departure from your typical cup of dark oolong tea and a pleasurable experience whether served hot or cold.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Fig Formosa Oolong from Stylin’ Tea Blends is a tea that I should have tried a long time ago. This lovely blend is soothing my tired soul today!

I have been on an oolong kick lately.  This one caught my eye with the flavoring of the fig promise.  I have to say, the promise delivers but in a different way than expected.

First off, lets chat about the dry leaf. The dry leaf is a lovely sweet candy like aroma.  Almost like candied figs.  That was the first thought that came to my mind.  So did this tea deliver on the promise of the sweet candied figs? Yes and no.

This tea didn’t exactly have a fig like flavor but what this tea does deliver on is an almost earl grey like oolong.  I know, peculiar, but that is what this reminds me of. There is a resemblance to earl grey that is just too hard to ignore.  I can’t say I pick up beramot oil per say.  But if I didn’t know better, I would think this was an earl grey oolong! (Which I typically don’t care too much for. But this was is simply brilliant!)

The tea has a sweet yet floral like flavor that swirls on your tongue and plays with your senses.  The oolong has a silky buttery feel that really lets the other flavors become the star.  Really lovely. A great mix of a sweet yet floral tea with a lush decadent background that leaves you wanting more.

Like I said, this tea is really soothing my soul today and giving me all the warm feels!