• Reviews

    Stash Tea Peach Cobbler Herbal Tea

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: mottled mix of dark green and brown Ingredients: organic guayusa, orange peel, cassia, honeybush, natural caramel flavor and natural peach flavor Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic cup Liquor: amber The aroma of this tea was incredible. It struck me as being slightly more like apple cobbler but I was blown away by how “baked” it smelled. The taste was oh so juicy and sweet without being syrupy. The cassia (aka Chinese cinnamon) gave it a perfect touch of home baked goodness. Even though the fruit was definitely the dominant flavor, there was a subtle earthiness in the background that kept…


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    Stash Tea Guayusa and Chocolate

    Country of Origin: Ecuador Leaf Appearance: small, dark green with dark brown nibs Ingredients: guayusa, cocoa nibs Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic cup Liquor: greenish brown This tea was simple yet decadent. The earthy guayusa played off of the richness of the cocoa really well. It was lightly sweet with a smooth mouthfeel. This tea would not stand up well to milk and sugar but I don’t think either of them are necessary. Guayusa has quickly become one of my favorite herbs because it provides a boost of energy without the crash that you might normally associate with caffeine. I’m also a total chocolate addict so this…

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    Stash Tea Black Forest Cake Pu-er

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: small, dark with the a few visable cocoa nibs and hibiscus petals Ingredients: pu-erh tea, natural milk chocolate flavor, natural dark chocolate flavor, cherry pieces, almond oil, vanilla extract, hibiscus, organic cocoa nibs Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic mug Liquor: reddish brown I have a major sweet tooth, especially for baked goodies, and this tea was right up my alley. I wouldn’t say it tasted exactly like cake but the basic flavor elements of a black forest cake were all there. The puerh provided a mellow yet rich base for the chocolate flavoring. It was very well done, not overbearing or artificial tasting. The…

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    Stash Tea Red Chai

    Country of Origin: South Africa (presumably since the base tea is rooibos) Leaf Appearance: bright red, needle-like Ingredients: organic rooibos, cinnamon, clove, ginger root, natural cinnamon flavor, natural clove flavor, natural cardamom flavor Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: bright reddish brown, very clear This tea was incredibly aromatic. The smell filled my kitchen as it was steeping. It had all of the warm, spiciness you would expect from chai but the rooibos added a woodsy sweetness. For some reason, carrot cake kept coming to mind as I sipped. The flavor was not exactly the same but I think that the combo of cinnamon and rooibos…

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    Stash Tea Christmas Eve Herbal Tea and Giveaway!

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: lots of orange peels and cinnamon pieces with bits of green from the spearmint Ingredients: cassia, orange peel, spearmint, vanilla extract, orange oil, natural cinnamon flavor, clove oil Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One- Touch Tea Maker Liquor: deep, brassy gold This herbal blend was extremely aromatic and the smell of cinnamon quickly filled my house while I was steeping. It was sweet, minty and deliciously spicy all at the same time. The spearmint added a really nice, cooling crispness to the finish of each sip. I was worried that the orange flavor might be too strong but it was just right.…

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    Stash Tea Guayusa and Green Tea

    Guayusa (pronounced why-you-suh) is a holly tree native to the Amazon rainforest known for its high caffeine content. The leaves of the guayusa were small bits of various shades of green whereas the green tea leaves were long and flat, reminding me of dragonwell. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for five minutes. The liquor was a deep brown color and had a woodsy aroma. This tea was incredibly earthy, so much so that it almost tasted like puerh. There was also a pleasant vegetal sweetness with very little astringency. After trying several of Stash’s guayusa blends, I’ve found that this herb doesn’t  provide a…