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geeky teas review

The Cake Is A Lie/Geeky Teas

“The cake is a lie” is a video game reference, specifically Portal. If you aren’t a gamer, do yourself a favor and watch someone play through and enjoy. It is a fun little game. Tell Wheatley I said hi.

There are sprinkles in the blend, which makes the morning start with a little smile, because who can resist smiling at sprinkles?

The tea is a nod to cake, and the aroma captures it pretty well. I don’t fall all over myself in astonishment shouting, “Wow, this is just like cake!” But the aromas of the vanilla and cream flavors call it to mind if you already know what they were aiming for. There is caramel flavor, which I don’t immediately associate with cake but definitely with dessert so it has that going for it, which is nice.

While eating breakfast, this was a good companion. When the food was all gone, the tea became a tad more astringent than I care for, because the black tea base has a little fruitiness on the tart side, like the way lemon tingles your tongue.

I don’t usually add milk and sugar, but for the remaining sips of this mug I added the tiniest splash of milk, which brought it back into my comfort zone. Having tried it that way, I wondered if a sprinkle of sugar would increase the cake element of the tea, but since I don’t care for sugar in my tea, it really didn’t float my Borealis.

If I had this again by itself, separate from a meal or snack, I would definitely go with a splash of milk right up front. No sugar needed for me. With food, it is sufficiently companionable as is and I expect the briskness means it is a good breakfast tea and would please those who like milk and sugar in the morning or just like brisk tea.

Of the two Geek Teas I have tried, I prefer Bad Wolf. But if you like brisk breakfast tea, this one is worth a try for you.


Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Geeky Teas

Description

Black tea, natural vanilla flavor, candy sprinkles, natural creme and caramel flavor.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

The Brew Is Out There by Geeky Teas

Hello Tea Friends!

I’m guilty of sometimes picking a tea for it’s name and that pretty much describes why I’ve gone for this blend. In the 90’s I was a huge X Files fan and I would faithfully watch every episode when it aired. It was one of the only tv shows that me and my mother both liked so we would spend the time together watching it and I have some wonderful memories. Not to mention some of the gripping, jaw dropping story lines in the show that left me awe inspired. When you’re young the likes of camouflage monsters and brain eating aliens are enough to cause playground chatter. If you’re not an X Files fan or have no idea what this tea has to do with it then let me clarify – The Truth Is Out There was a common slogan used on the show. That same slogan has since been featured on UFO posters and various other merchandise.

This tea is a blend of Green tea with vanilla, orange peel, natural lemon and orange flavour and sunflower petals. At least that is what the website says. So as I open my sample and give it a sniff I can smell an uplifting lemongrass, citrus scent with a creamy vanilla undertone. Looking at the blend it’s loosely chopped with some fine pieces of green tea and notable sunflower petals. In my sample I cannot find any orange pieces that are shown in the picture on the website but I must stress this is a small sample so that’s probably why.

Steeping Parameters: 4g loose leaf, 600ml teapot, 80C water temperature for 2 minutes. Ps. Also using my Ghostbusters mug.

Once steeped the resulting tea liquid is honey in colour and bares a sweet and creamy citrus scent.

The first few sips reveal a toasted grass base with a wave of creamy vanilla and a burst of fragrant lemongrass and citrus. It’s like a fire, once lit it burns brightly and gets more intense until it finally dies out. That is pretty much the strength and character of this blend at first. The tea plants the green tea base before becoming creamy and stronger which leads to a refreshing citrus before it all dies down into a distant memory. I like the combination of citrus and vanilla, it sounds rather odd but it does go very well together. Instead of the citrus being too sharp or sour the vanilla softens and sweetens it, to create a very relaxing blend. I also like that the green tea (which I believe to be Chinese Sencha from it’s appearance) comes through in the blend so that the flavours don’t dominate it completely. It’s also not too strong considering the small, broken down leaf pieces from the green tea (which is why I gave it a 2 minute steep ie smaller leaves usually means shorter steep).

Half way down the mug (with memories of Mulder *swoon* and the X Files theme tune in my head) the citrus has become a little stronger, which could be because it’s also cooled slightly; to a more waxy taste. Also the vanilla has become more neutral whilst the green tea leaves a slight dryness on the tongue with each additional sip. But my mouth is perfumed with the melody of citrus.

I enjoyed this blend. The mix of citrus and vanilla actually match Mulder and Scully in the show. Mulder is vanilla with his sweet yet smooth charm and Scully is citrus with it’s powerful, refreshing and clear essence. The two work well together and each balance the other, citrus stops vanilla from being too sweet and vanilla stops citrus from being too sour. The green tea adds depth and the overall blend leaves a wonderful, perfumed, I said it was perfumed which is because of the dryness and it’s overall strength, but in reality it tasted natural rather than synthetic. I also want to add that this has given me a little energy boost as well.

It’s inspired me to have a re-watch after all of these years, I will have to break out the X Files box sets. For now at least I can have faith, for The Brew Is Out There!

Until next time, Happy Steeping!

 


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Tea Blend
Where to Buy: Geeky Teas

geekylogoDescription:

Green tea with vanilla, orange peels, natural lemon and orange flavor and sunflower petals, goes great with honey from hybridized bees. Brews up a lovely green color.

I want to believe!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

#FanaticFriday: EquesTEA from Geeky Teas

I’m not a Brony (or PegaSister), but I am a fan of tea, especially sweetly flavored tea, so when I saw this on Geeky Teas’ site, I had a moment of pining. “I hope I get a chance to buy this tea someday when I fall into a pile of money,” I thought, dreamily. I imagined myself swimming through money like Scrooge McDuck. Ah, money.

Because I am writing this review, you may think I won the lottery or otherwise catapulted myself to wealth.

I did, in a sense: I am a SororiTea  Guest Sister, and this sample happened to come in the mail for me. I could not have been happier. I may have wailed “SWEET, SWEET PONIES” upon its arrival.

This tea is the bomb. It’s like an apple pie in a cup. Apples, caramel, etc. It’s got a sort of brightness about it that you could describe as “animated.” It’s a well-rounded sweetness balanced out by the black tea. I am talking super, super nice stuff, here.

Plus, there’s caffeine, so you can channel your inner pony enthusiasm. You can romp into the sunset with joy, money or not. (In my case, still not.)

Please enjoy this illustration I have crafted in honor of this tea:

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(Original Artwork by Super Starling!)

 


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Geeky Teas

geekylogoDescription

lemongrass, apple pieces and strawberries

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

#FanaticFriday: Sherl Grey from Geeky Teas

I have always had a love hate relationships with bergamot and earl grey blends. But when I saw Sherl Grey Tea from Geeky Teas, I had to try it. Well because I’m sort of obsessed with Sherlock. I even named my new puppy Benedict after the lead actor of Sherlock.

Sherlock is one of those shows that you watch one episode and you are hooked. Each episode is almost like a mini movie and with our schedule with 4 boys, watching an hour and a half episode a night causes havoc.  But this show is captivating and  extremely engaging.  We binged on all available seasons in just a few weeks. We actually formed family time around the show. But enough about the show, let us chat tea!

Sherl Grey isn’t your typical earl grey blend. The flavors are light and subtle but full of flavor.  First whiff of the blend I knew I was in for a treat.

Brewed up with water prepped at 212F and allowed to steep for about 4 minutes, this blend yielded one of the best earl grey teas I’ve had.  The tea tasted fresh and though the bergamot was present, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by that notable flavor. I was able to enjoy the lovely mix of citrus tang, black tea base, a creamy lush texture, and a slight berry twist at the end of every sip. Incredibly enjoyable and one that I will be ordering more of to enjoy when I’m watching the next season of Sherlock.

This is one of the better tea blends I’ve had from Geeky Teas. Even my husband asked me if we could order more of this one. I can’t wait to try this tea on ice!

Do you have a favorite tea that you drink while watching your favorite show? Let us know! Use #FanaticFriday!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Geeky Teas
geekylogoDescription:

Black tea, orange peels, bergamot, blue cornflower, natural blueberry flavor, raspberry leaves, blueberries and natural cream flavor.

We have deduced that it is a perfect tea. Created by Terin.

3 ounce weight tea comes in a metal tin canister that is reusable and recyclable.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

The Brew Is Out There From Geeky Teas

xfilesTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green Tea

Where to Buy: Geeky Teas

Tea Description:

Green tea with vanilla, orange peels, natural lemon and orange flavor and sunflower petals, goes great with honey from hybridized bees. Brews up a lovely green color.

I want to believe

Taster’s Review:

A tea dedicated to the X-Files?? How great is that!?!

This tea is a lovely green tea with vanilla, orange peels, lemon and orange flavors along with sunflower petals. I nice seemingly calm yet citrus blend.  I was actually surprised when I read the description of the tea. I figured a tea dedicated to the X-Files would be more dark or even darker flavors like mocha or hazelnut. But I’m not complaining. This tea sounds fabulous to me. Maybe the green tea represents little green men 🙂

Prepped up my water for this green lovely tea and waited for the tea to steep (about 4 minutes) all the while I enjoyed the lovely dry leave notes from the tin I had received.  The notes are fresh citrus notes that scream summertime.

Finally my tea was ready to try and I poured myself a huge cuppa.  The first notes I noticed was a lovely vegetal one with a touch of sweetness. Then the gorgeous wave of citrus swept thru. Not a complex tea by any means but one that has a fantastic finish with the vegetal green flavors, the sweet creamy notes of the vanilla and the citrus finish.  Each flavor plays nicely with each other and doesn’t dominate by any means. Having that vegetal green tea being the first note you get really elevates the tea. I can almost pick up a hint of an orange dreamsicle.  Really lovely.

I wanted to try this tea as an iced tea, hoping that I could pull out of those citrus and vanilla notes.  As an iced tea, the vegetal notes are more subtle and the vanilla notes really pop.  I think if I make a cold brew out of this, I will get that orange dreamsicle flavor that would be amazing for these summer months.

Overall, loving this tea.  Classic tea combo that the majority of people would enjoy. A great starter tea for those who are just getting into tea but also a delicious simple tea for tea enthusiasts. This is a combo that I’ve had a few different times over but have had mixed results.  Some have too strong of a vanilla flavor, others not enough citrus.  This is a great well blended version!