Teavana’s Moroccan Mint Green Tea

This Tea Time Tuesday post is days late; I’m sorry!  But here it is without further ado…

Moroccan Mint Green Tea is a fairly low priced green tea offered by Teavana.  Upon opening the package, it definitely smells minty with a nice grassy green tea smell.  The smells dissipate during the brewing and the brewed tea doesn’t taste as strong as the leaves initially smell.

The taste is typical of a smooth green tea.  The mint is very apparent.  It’s not a sweet mint flavor, so if you want it sweet you’ll definitely need to add your own sweetener.  I prefer this flavor hot over cold, though it can be served both ways.  (For iced mint green tea I prefer their Jade Citrus Mint, but that’s another post.)

This flavor is one of the least expensive of Teavana’s green teas.  That being said, it is a no-nonsense minty green tea.  The ingredients are “Green tea and spearmint leaves”.  No extra flavors, no extra frills.  Not a bad tea for those on a budget.

 Teavana sells Moroccan Mint Green Tea for:

2 oz  $4.98     1/4 lb   $9.96     8 oz   $19.92

The website describes the tea:

” This exciting and refreshing blend of Chinese gunpowder green tea and Moroccan spearmint mingle together with every refined and pleasing sip.  “


The Republic of Tea: Ginger Peach


Upon opening The Republic of Tea’s Ginger Peach Black Tea Full Leaf I definitely noticed the peachy fragrance.  I love peach so this was enjoyable for me.  It was a sweet smell that kind of reminded me of the sweetened Instant Nestea Iced Tea.  Upon brewing, it had more of a black tea fragrance and the peach wasn’t as noticeable and I wasn’t noticing any ginger.  Once brewed it was a nice full black tea with a hint of peach, maybe just a tiny bit of ginger.  I enjoyed this cup hot, but have had it iced since and I like it both ways.

20140721_113723[1]  The Republic of Tea online sells the Ginger Peach Black Full Leaf Tea

3.5 oz Tin   $10.00

3.5 oz refill  $9.50

Bulk 1 LB $37.00

Taster Tin .71 oz $4.50

The Republic of Tea’s website describes it:

Longevity Tea – This best-selling tea offers the sweet lushness of a fancy peach seasoned with the tingle of spicy ginger. Exceptional over ice. Voted Outstanding Beverage by the National Association of Specialty Food Trade. 


I enjoy this black tea and will definitely buy it again!






Republic of Tea : Blackberry Sage


Recently, while out to lunch at the delicious The Barn Restaurant in Smithville, Ohio I dropped into one of the little shops on site called The Oak Cupboard.  Among their great tea selection I was happy to see some The Republic of Tea flavors I’ve been itching to try!

The canister I bought had 50 unbleached tea bags in it.  The above picture shows the can and the teabags.  Upon opening the can there’s definitely a blackberry smell. The directions said to steep for 3-5 minutes and for this first cup I steeped for the minimum 3 minutes then added a tiny bit of sugar.  Once brewed, the smell is not as strong.  The flavor was a smooth black tea with hints of blackberry.  The more I sipped I think I may have picked up the sage notes.  Not sure since truthfully this is first I’ve had a sage tea.  * Honestly I was a little afraid I wouldn’t like the tea because I do NOT like the smell of fresh sage.  Maybe it loses the pungent aroma when dried? *


Overall I found it a relaxing blend, not a strong black blend like the black teas I’m used to drinking so I won’t be using this as my morning wake up cup.  Since my first cup I have had it iced and I actually prefer it as an iced tea, and I double the tea bags when doing so as the canister recommends.

The Republic of Tea’s website describes the tea as follows:

“Tea For Wisdom – An enchanting blend of black tea, fruit and herbs. Finest quality tea leaves mingle with sweet, fragrant blackberries and cool, soothing white sage. The mild, head-clearing character of the white sage herb contributes to a wise tea mind.”

Blackberry Sage tea sells on The Republic of Tea website (here)   at time of post:

Tin-50 Tea Bags  $9.50

Bulk 250 Tea Bags $38.00

Refill-50 Tea Bags $9.00

Traveller-6 Tea Bags $3.99

** The Oak Cupboard sold the Tin of 50 Tea Bags for $9.99.  Seeing as how I had it immediately and didn’t have to pay shipping,  I’m OK with that 🙂  **



Dragon Fruit Devotion from Teavana

It’s My First Tea Time 2sDay Post!

As such, I thought I’d start with my favorite herbal tea which also happens to be the tea that began my loose-leaf experience!  I tried a sample of it at the local Teavana store and was immediately hooked!  Sometimes I sweeten it, other times I just brew and drink as is.  It works just as good hot as is does iced though I’m sure most people would prefer its fruitiness iced. Continue reading

Starbucks Rewards

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starbucks gold card If you drink Starbucks often you should be taking advantage of Starbucks Card Rewards . For every purchase you make you earn a gold star. Once you have earned enough stars you move up status levels. Each level comes with it’s own rewards, the more purchases the make the more rewards you earn.

To Join

You can start earning points on your Starbucks purchases two ways. The first way to earn rewards is to make a visit to your local Starbucks location, and purchase a gift card. Load that gift card with funds, and register it online. Once your gift card has been registered at the Starbucks website you can begin to earn points with every purchase. If you rather pay with your cell phone, you can download the Starbucks app. The application allows you to add funds, pay with your phone, and tracks your rewards.

How to Earn Points

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