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halloween tea

Boo-Berry Cotton Candy Zomba Tea from 52Teas. . .

Who else but 52Teas would make this amazing breakfast treat into a Halloween inspired tea!?!?!

Boo-Berry Cotton Candy Zomba Tea is a blend of green tea, blueberries, and natural flavors and is a reblend from a few years ago.  When you first open this pouch of Halloween goodness, you are pleasantly greeted with this resounding blueberry sweet-almost vanilla – aroma.  Really lovely and one that just screams, brew me up!

I anxiously prepped up water per the parameters on the package and allowed the tea to cool for a few minutes. I was literally just starting at the timer willing the time to go faster.  When this tea was released a few years ago, I was crazy over it.  I loved the bright blueberry flavors that mingled with the green tea base perfectly with a touch of sweetness.  I haven’t had a blueberry tea that fit the bill exactly and I’ve tried a ton trying to find something similiar.

First sip in and I’m hooked.  The huge blueberries bring in this gorgeous bright and vibrant berry flavor where the natural flavors that have been added in almost bring a sweet yogurt quality.   Toss in the gorgeous contrast of the vegetal tea base-Zomba green tea and you have yourself a proper Halloween treat. I don’t pick up a huge cotton candy flavor but I’m curious if a cold brew wouldn’t yield that flavor profile.  Smooth, fruity, creamy with a slight vegetal twist-this tea has my name written all over it!

Cup after cup, this tea does not disappoint.  Sure this tea isn’t like the original blend but I actually think I enjoy this re-invented blend even more.  I’m extremely partial to 52Teas Zomba tea base and add in the hauntingly fun boo berry flavors, I’m sold.

Grab your pouch soon! This is an extremely limited tea  and even though this is a Halloween inspired treat, this tea would be amazing hot or cold any day of the week!

Well done 52Teas! Well done!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  52Teas
Description

This tea is part reblend, part re-imagining. One tea that sold pretty well was the Boo-Berry Cotton Candy Green Tea that we reblended as part of a “You Choose the Reblend” incentive from our start-up Kickstarter campaign. I happened to have some Zomba Steamed green tea from the Satemwa Estate in Malawi on the shelf and I was trying to think of something to do with it – and since Halloween was approaching, I thought, “Ohh! How about the Boo-Berry Cotton Candy but with the Zomba steamed green tea base? That should be spook-tacular!”

And it is! This is hauntingly delicious! (OK, enough of the Halloween wordplay, already!)

An abundant blueberry AND cotton candy flavor to this – with a lovely sweet, creamy note that hints at vegetation from the Zomba base.

So tasty!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

A Kid-Friendly Novelty, Delicious, Gross Swampwater from David’s Tea

David’s Tea company always have the cutest seasonal mugs, and I just can’t help but check out their fall collection as soon as it goes up on their website.  Their loose-leaf teas are generally all blends, and tend to be on the sweeter side.  That said, it is a colorful and friendly place to get started for those who are new to tea.  

This Halloween season, I ordered a cute ceramic jar with glow-in-the-dark ghosts.  To get the jar, it came filled with tea, and this blend was such a good time I had to write a review.  The tea that came with my jar was Swampwater.  This green rooibos blend is flavored with papaya and passionfruit and is decked out with orange and black-cat sprinkles.  It smells sweet and fruity in the dry leaf, and tastes even more sugary when brewed.  The tropical flavors reminded me of gummy candies or melted popsicles.  Definitely a sweet indulgence, but a nice reward for Halloween.  

The real trick with this blend is that this tea brews up murky and opaque– like swampwater!  It reminds me of those gross-out candy workshops that all little brothers seemed to have in their toy collection.  When brewed with hot water, the sprinkles melt to change the color of the brew, and this innocent rooibos ends up looking as densely colored as a cup of matcha, but more brown than green.  Even if you like to drink your tea iced, I recommend brewing this hot and chilling it.  If the tea is used in a cold brew, the sprinkles won’t melt and you won’t get this sensational color-change magic.  

Because of its decaf nature, the sweetness, and the novelty of the color change, this would be a great drink for a kids’ Halloween party.  It looks gross and tastes great, and what kid can resist some black-cat sprinkles on Halloween?  If you order it soon, you might still be able to get the glow-in-the-dark ghost jar as an added bonus.  Happy Halloween!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: David’s Tea
Description:

After we retired this fruity limited edition tea, we never thought we’d see it again. But this Halloween, it rose from the grave one last time. With rooibos, papaya, passion fruit and black cat sprinkles, it’s a spooky blend worthy of any Halloween festivities – and best of all, it steeps to a sinister dark green colour. The scariest part? People can’t seem to get enough of it. So make sure you get your hands on this frightfully delicious tea before it goes back to the grave.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Halloween Caramel Apple from Woodie Barnes-McWhirter, An Adagio Signature Blend

It’s Halloween! Time for all the things to go bump in the night come out and play. I’ve always been a huge Halloween fan and love all the scary movies and scary television themed shows.  My kiddos and I are especially fond of Halloween Wars on Food Network.  We love watching the pumpkin carvers and bakers create amazing spooky scenes.

So the other night while we were watching our Halloween shows, I brewed up a tea pot of this lovely brew.  I’m quite a fan of Adagio Signature Blends.  Ever once in a while you do end up with a heavy handed blend, but for the most part, they are pretty good and are fun.

This particular blend of different black teas- Candy Apple, Caramel, and Vanilla.  Brewed up and allowed to steep for a few minutes, this tea delivers on that sweetness you would expect from a tea named Halloween Caramel Apple.

The caramel and vanilla flavors are what come across the most with that candy apple flavor following behind.  The black tea base is a bit heavy but topped off with a bit of cream, that heaviness really mellows out.  I almost wish the apple flavoring was a bit stronger but with the dessert like notes, it still works.

A great tea for the spooky night and one we will be brewing up again.  I think this time we will top the tea with some whip cream and some pumpkin sprinkles to add a bit of flair to the tea. That would be a treat!

This tea is enough of a sweet that it should keep me out of the kids’ candy buckets this Halloween. At least let’s hope so!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas

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Its not Halloween…until you taste a caramel apple. This blend consist of Candy Apple (Caramel and Apple) with more Caramel and some Vanilla black teas.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Frightful Nights by Woodie Barnes-McWhirter-An Adagio Signature Blend

This tea smelled so good that from the moment it arrived I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what delectable dessert it was reminding me of. The best I could come up with was apple cobbler. Then caramel came through. Apple Cobbler with caramel sauce is anything but frightful, but my daughter agreed with the name saying that this tea has captured the Halloween season for her in its aroma.

Steeped – wow, it smells so good! It really does smell like a decadent dessert that I should feel guilty for indulging in. Apple, caramel, and cinnamon join together for a lovely cobbler taste. The base is smooth and isn’t obliterated by the flavors. I drink my tea without sugar and this was still a fantastic dessert substitute. It was so sweet – naturally. If you like sugar and milk, this tea could handle it and would probably take out your dessert cravings even more.

This would be a wonderful tea to have for fall gatherings with family and friends, scenting your home with cozy comfort.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas

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This fun and scary blend consist of Apple spiced chai, Almond and Caramel black teas. (perfect for the fall season)

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

#FanaticFriday: Pumpkin Butter Cookie Tea from 52Teas

We at SororiTea Sisters love all things fall! So today we are fanatic about fall!!

I chose this week to begin a diet and give up soda/booze.

Tea is all I have left, guys.

After limping through a day of surprise projects, lunch-salads, and ZERO COOKIES, I needed a cup of tea to survive a play. (I love plays. I just wasn’t sure I could stay awake.)

While rooting through my un-tried samples, this one called to me.

“There’s a chill in the air,” it whispered. “Tomorrow is the autumn equinox. You want something caffeinated and pumpkin spiced, and you know it.”

The tea was right. The tea is always right.

This tea is about halfway between pumpkin pie and a frosted gingerbread cookie. It’s extremely rich, sugary, spicy, and pumpkin-a-riffic.

It’s homemade Halloween costumes, crunchy leaf piles, oversized cable-knit sweaters, and hay rides in every sip.

I feel bad telling you about it, actually, because it’s not currently available to buy.

Does it make you feel any better to know that I enjoyed the play?


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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This tea is no longer available but these teas are!