Taking The Day On With My Morning Blend from The NecessiTeas. . .

I drank three cups of this before I wrote this review because I read that there were chocolate/cocoa nibs in here — but I could never find them. I’ve never given up on locating Waldo, so I don’t know why I’d quit on this tea.

But friends, despite the delicious chocolate smell in the dry leaf, I cannot pinpoint any chocolate flavoring in this tea.

Which is not to say the tea is bad. It’s a lovely Assam-y bread-y malt-y mix. A dark blend of sultry Eastern European men telling fortunes and learning to box. Like, if the Winter Soldier were a tea, this might be the one.

The caffeine content is no joke. I could actually feel my brain rousing itself. “AHA. THE DAY. GOT IT. ON IT NOW.”

It’s weird that wake-up juice comes from natural sources like tea leaves. Doesn’t caffeine seem like something that would have come from a lab, like some kind of drug? You could imagine some sort of mad scientist raging “LIKE GARFIELD, I HATE MONDAYS. I MUST IMPROVE MY LOT.” And storming around, lab coat flapping behind his frenzied, sweaty body, as he crafted a glowing substance that looks a lot like alien pee and/or Mountain Dew.

Nope? Just me?

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  The NecessiTeas

If you are looking for a wake-me-up, perk-me-up cup in the morning, that’s off the beaten path of coffee, look no further. This strong black tea has the smoothness of chocolate, and the boldness of roasted cocoa beans. Doctor it as you would a cup of coffee, with milk and sugar to start off your day!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends

Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends is really something special. If you are into coffee and/or tea you will most likely find this of interest. For those of you who are into coffee flavored teas – this one is right up there! Not only does it contain Green Coffee Beans – it also has ground coffee! Pair that with a blended black tea AND Pu-erh base and you are sure to get your caffeine blitz for the day! Oh! And there are some chamomile flowers in there, too!

I actually kind of wondered WHY the Chamomile? But once I tasted Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends it all made sense! It seemed to round out the flavor and cut back that coffee aftertaste a bit, too!

The Pu-erh and the Black Tea were fairly strong when it comes to a tea strength but the coffee flavors seemed to play leap-frog with the tea a bit. Over all this was a VERY strong flavor! Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends was a nice kick in the butt to get me going on a rough morning!

But let’s talk about this aroma, shall we!? Festive Coffee Fushion from Stylin’ Tea Blends was strong on the tongue but also strong on the ole’ sniffer, too! WOWZA! If I didn’t consume a cup of this caffeinated bliss I probably could have been awakened by the aroma alone! It was THAT wonderful! Definitely a flavored tea to try!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black/Puerh
Where to Buy: Stylin’ Tea Blends


This is a blend that has it all…tea, coffee, cocoa beans.  It is a festive fushion of flavors!  If you are looking for something different then give it a try!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Jump Start from Adagio Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black/Mate

Where to Buy: Adagio Teas 

Tea Description:

Mate, Kola, and Black tea make up this well-caffeinated blend to make your mornings deliciously efficient.  Blended with toasted mate tea, black tea, cocoa nibs, cinnamon bark, kola nuts & safflower

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Last time I was in Chicago for work, I couldn’t help but run right to Adagio Teas. Where I live there really isn’t a tea shop so whenever I get close to one, my heart skips a beat.  Jump Start was the first blend I picked up.

Presented in a lovely tin with vibrant colors and a rooster (love that!), this black tea/mate blend is one that will do what the name suggests. This tea packs a punch and helps you get a jump start on your tea in a refreshing bold and delicious way.

First- this tea is a brilliant take on coffee.  If you are a coffee drinker, then I have a feeling you would love Jump Start. Brewed up at 212F and allowed to steep for about 4 minutes, this blend provided gorgeous notes of creamy cinnamon that mingled nicely with the silky black tea base.  The mate provided that roasted/toasted flavor that is similar to a fresh roasted coffee.    I don’t pick up any chocolate notes but that could be where that silky texture is coming from. All the flavor without that coffee bitter aftertaste.  Really delicious and fresh.

The best part of this tea is that you can get several infusions out of the mix and this tea is forgiving as all get out. I oversteeped by about 10 minutes and I swear that just heightened all of the flavors. The cinnamon was stronger and that creaminess even better. Perfect for the first cuppa of the day.

The more I drink  Jump Start I realize this is a blend that is dying to be a latte.  I’ll be trying that out in the morning for sure!