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Drink Me: Republic of Tea, SuperHerb Teas for Women

A few weeks ago I was contacted by The Republic of Tea and asked if I would like to review some of their new SuperHerb Teas for Women.  I was given a choice and I requested the Organic Raspberry Leaf and the Organic Nettle blends.

From the website, Organic Raspberry Leaf is targeted at women’s health. I am not in a position to verify the effects that Raspberry Leaf has on women’s health, but I am able to tell you a little bit about the tea.  The ingredients include organic red raspberry (leaf), organic rosehips (fruit), organic raspberries (fruit), and natural raspberry and vanilla flavors.

I brewed this tea up hot, but I think it would also be delightful iced over the summer, perhaps with frozen raspberries?  The tea itself tasted of raspberries with a hint of vanilla. I have reviewed raspberry teas in the past, and I have often found that they end up being a mixture of raspberry and blackberry. In this case, the taste was definitely pure raspberry.  I would highly recommend this tea for raspberry lovers.

You can find Organic Raspberry Leaf in a tin of 36 teabags for $13.00.

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From the website, Organic Nettle is designed to reduce inflammation in women. Again, I am not in a position to verify the effects that the tea has, but I can review it on taste.  Organic Nettle contains organic nettle (leaf), organic peppermint (leaf) and natural vanilla flavor.

I brewed this tea up hot as well, and was unsure what to expect in terms of flavor.  This blend tasted almost exclusively of vanilla and mint, so I’m still not sure exactly what flavor the nettle lends to it.  I enjoyed this one, but I think I preferred the raspberry.  However, if you’re looking for mint and vanilla, this one definitely fits the bill.

You can find Organic Nettle in a tin of 36 teabags for $13.00.

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As a side note, I have been a lover of The Republic of Tea for many years now. I enjoy a variety of their teas, both loose leaf and in bags, and I’ve written about them quite frequently.  I find them to be high quality teas, and the shipping times and customer service are excellent.  If you’re interested in doing a little taste testing, you can sign up for their catalog which arrives every other month or so with a free sample inside! They also have a loyalty program where you can earn rewards to more tea.

A special thank you to the folks at The Republic of Tea who sent me both tins of tea (retail: $26.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 128, Second verse, same as the first.

Welcome to episode 128! Today I have two FOs, some WIPs, a bit of stash enhancement and some spins.  A couple are repeat projects.

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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 127, What season is it?

Welcome to episode 127! Lots of WIPs to talk about today, and a review of the new Love+Leche Sweet Sheep Lotion Bar.

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  • A week or two ago I was contacted by the folks over at Stitchcraft Marketing to see if I would be interested in reviewing the new Sweet Sheep Lotion Bar from Love+Leche. You can find my full review here.  Love+Leche wanted to extend a special offer to followers of the podcast. Head on over to Love+Leche and use the coupon code “knittea.” If you buy one lotion bar in a tin (min. $14), you’ll also get a free mini balm sample ($4 value) in your order. This coupon will be good until 5/1/17.

 

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 123, The one with the carrot.

Welcome to episode 123! I have one finished object this week and I’m making good progress on my knits. I’m also holding a Find Your Fade shawl as a carrot towards finishing some things!

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  • Finished: Hello Yarn Polwarth in Troll.
  • On deck: Nunoco Batts, Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 91, It’s a little weird.

Welcome to episode 91. It’s been a short time since the last episode, but I do have some progress on knits and spins to show you. And today my tea is a little weird (that’s a scientific term).

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  • I’ve started a Corner of Knit & Tea Tour de Fleece team. Are you interest in joining? Please come chat about it in the group.

Drink Me: Republic of Tea, Organic Strawberry Basil Green Tea

I decided with summer rapidly approaching (we’re already getting the humidity!) it was time to check out some iced teas.  I placed an order with Republic of Tea, eager to try their Organic Strawberry Basil Green Tea blend.

From the label, Strawberry Basil contains organic green tea, organic apple, organic sweet blackberry leaves, organic basil, organic lemon balm, natural strawberry flavor and organic strawberry bits.

It is available in a tin which contains 8 pouches (to make 8 quarts of tea) for $7.99.

When I opened the tin it smelled like fresh strawberries – a scent that only grew as I brewed the tea.  I added just a bit of sugar and it tastes delightful. I don’t get a lot of the basil or the lemon balm, but I do get plenty of strawberry goodness. The tea is light, fruity and a bit sweet and I think it will make a delightful addition to my summer iced tea rotation.

Drink Me: Republic of Tea, Orange Ginger Mint

I recently placed an order with the Republic of Tea, which is one of my favorite sites. I rarely get a tea from them I don’t love. Recently I have been enjoying their Orange Ginger Mint at a local cafe, and I wanted a stash for my desk.

From the website, Orange Ginger Mint contains ginger, orange bergamot mint, lemon thyme, anise hyssop, anise seeds and blackberry leaves.

It is available in a variety of sizes (and also as loose leaf) but this time I opted for the tin of 36 teabags for $10.25.

When I open the tin I get a healthy dose of the orange, the ginger and the mint. I really enjoy this one with just a bit of sweetener to sip on in the late afternoon, or as an after dinner drink. I find that the ginger is a good stomach soother, and the citrus and mint also feel good when allergies hit. All in all, this is going into the desk drawer and into rotation.

Will you be my Valentine?

If you’re still looking for a gift for your Valentine, might I suggest a mug and some tea?

I was in Barnes & Noble last week and I saw these delightful mugs that would be perfect for you and your love:

Barnes & Noble, Be Mine Mug, $7.95

Barnes & Noble, I’m Yours Mug, $7.95

As for tea, I can heartily suggest David’s Tea Love Tea #7 (review here):

Two weeks ago on the podcast I got to try a sample of The Republic of Tea Downton Abbey Crawley Sisters Tea which tastes of chocolate and strawberries and was delicious.

Finally, I haven’t tried it yet, but I see that Harney & Sons has a Valentine’s Blend that includes chocolate tea and rosebuds.

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Happy steeping!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 27, A little fiber talk.

Welcome back to Episode 27 and welcome to new viewers. Today I have a few finished objects and some progress on the big knits.

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You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

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  • Today is the last day for the craft-a-long – Selfish Crafting. So finish it, photo it and post it for a chance to win prizes! More details in the Ravelry group.