TEA: Nina’s Paris Tea sample review


This is a long overdue review of the lovely Nina’s Paris Teas. I was first contacted about trying there teas a while back. When I saw their selection I could not help but choose some free samples to try. After much thought and browsing (seriously they had so many good flavors.) I picked my three

The first one I tried was Marie-Antoinette. I mean it is the flag ship one after all.31aCBQMD7TL

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I don’t know about you, but I love monster movies, especially the old ones. They have this child like and humorist charm that brings out the kid in me. When I heard that a new monster movie that was influenced by these old movies was coming out I was ecstatic. The trailers were enough to make you squirm in your seat.

Just last week I went to see Pacific Rim in IMAX 3D and let me tell you Continue reading

Tea: Obubu Tea #10 : Houjicha Light Roast

Obubu Tea #10: Houjicha light roast

Tea: Obubu Tea #10 : Houjicha Light Roast
Website Vendor: Yunomi.us

This was part of the monthly mystery sampler.

This is my second houjicha tea that I have tried; my first being from Adagio. I can say for sure that this one kicks Adagio’s tea out of the water. Their version tends to have a stale flavor to it. This one though is sweet and roasty with a hint of unami. Now not saying that Adagio’s is terrible and it is still good for blending, but if I had to choose, I would choose Obubu Tea #10.

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Tea: Salted Caramel

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Company: Davids Tea

I received this tea as part of my 3 free samples with my last order with Davids Tea. I have been wanting to try a salted caramel tea for a while now. Caramel and black tea just go so well together. I used my whole 5g sample in 2 cups of boiling water and steeped it chai style for 5 minuets. I was afraid that I might have diluted it to much, since it didn’t seem like there was a lot of leaf in the packet. However, after dividing the tea into two cups and topped it off with sugar and natural vanilla cream it was perfect. The caramel flavor is really strong! It tastes like a dropped a caramel square in the pot; which is pretty much the only thing that could be better then this tea. The only downside of this tea is like with most DT flavored black teas, the base is extremely week with the caramel dominating in flavor. With this tea though this doesn’t brother me a lot, since the caramel is supposed to be the main flavor anyways. I highly recommend this tea for the up coming winter. It is sweet, thick, rich, and hearty. I also recommend Continue reading

Just a quick update for the week.

I have been busy with transferring over to a new college so I havn’t had a lot of time to post reviews, but I have some reviews this week and more the following week that I will be posting. Some of the teas will be for 52 teas Southern Boy Ice Tea line part 2, Verdant Tea, and some of Davids Tea as well so stay tuned. Here is a song in the mean time.

Tune: Mothras’ Song
(Mosura No Uta)

I have been hooked on this song for a while now. I just love it’s sweet melody that it has. It a song from from the Toho series; the same one that does Godzilla. This song is for Mothra (Mosura) which is a giant moth creature that generally protects earth and it’s people and is categorized as being, “Pure of Heart”. The song was first sung by  the twin sister group, The Peanuts. The fairies’ famous song “Mosura No Uta” (“Mothra’s Song”) was first written in Indonesian, though the Shobijin (fairies) often sing Japanese approximations to the original lyrics. The song was composed by Yuji Koseki.  These are the lyrics in both Japanese and English: Continue reading

Tea: Adagio Teas Part 1



Lately I have been trying some of Adagio sample sizes of their flavors so I decided to make a series of post going over their vast tea selection. Most of all the teas I will be reviewing can be used to make your own custom blends. I hope my reviews help you choose which teas you want to use to mix your very own tea creations! Continue reading

Tea: Morita Sayama Sencha

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Tea: Morita Sayama Sencha
Website Vendor: Yunomi.us 

This was part of my last order with Yunomi.us. I had been wanting to try to get into Japanese style teas, but didn’t know were to start. Then I found out about Yunomi.us on Steepster and decided to give them a try. I have only had Sencha in flavored tea a few times before, but I found it to be overly grassy with not much flavor. And when I say grassy I mean ripped grass from the ground and eaten grassy. MEH! This tea, however, has brought a pleasant new meaning to the flavor profile “Grassy”. Grassy in this case means sweet, fresh, and  light green taste; it is different then say a more heavy vegetable flavor. Continue reading