A Cup of Joy

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We didn’t have a White Christmas in Maryland, but I did have a White Christmas!  Tea that is!

I have always liked Stash’s creativity and array of selections.  In my opinion, this is one of the more charming ones.   With all the brands available on the market, I feel that they are one of the more underrated and sometimes overlooked choices.

The sentimental packaging sold me on the tea alone.  What better way to champion the season.  My spirits have been lifted just by the happy little snowman looking at peace.

I wish I started this blog a month or so early, as I would have reviewed as many of the winter flavors as I could.   I have a few months, so I am going to do that, at a comfortable pace of course.

This delightful blend consists of peppermint, white tea, and ginger.  For those who have overindulged the past few weeks, like I have, this is the perfect combination to settle the stomach and to relax you.    It’s a comfort tea, in every sense of the word!

The suggestion of adding a little honey or sugar sounds great, but for this tasting, I chose to drink it with nothing added.  I prefer drinking almost all of my teas the same way.

As you will see, I enjoyed it in an adorable looking holiday themed mug.  I strongly recommend this tea for enjoying, for the next few months.  I will enjoy with chocolates, cookies, baklavas, and other pastries.

I hope you all have been enjoying your holiday the same; with good family, friends, foods, and beverages.   More to come pals.

Thanks so much and keep enjoying your holidays.



Pumpkin Pals


I’m over a month late.  But I wanted to review one of the more enjoyable teas I have had recently.  And it’s not even the kind in a bag.  It comes in scoop form!

Trader Joes Pumpkin Spice Chai is a gift from some wonderful place.   What place that is (most likely a Trader Joe’s warehouse) I don’t know. But it’s fun and a perfect warm beverage for the holidays.

From around Halloween to Thanksgiving there is so much hoopla about pumpkin.  We have pumpkin pies, cookies, breads, coffees, soups, beers, dog biscuits, and who knows what else.  It can drive you crazy. Or…  we’re enjoying the early stages of the holiday season.  I prefer the latter.

This can be drank hot or cold, and contains so many wonderful spices.   The medley of flavors is pure happiness.   I tasted some cinnamon, ginger, cloves, honey, and vanilla.   Black tea is the base for this masterpiece.   At $3.99 this was a great buy.

This is a perfect drink to enjoy from October to way into the winter.  Maybe as the weather gets warmer, the desire for pumpkin may dissipate.   But I like to break tradition and drink things year round.  Even if that is not standard protocol.   I will see how I feel in the Spring.  But for now, I will enjoy this heartwarming beverage, with my beautiful Christmas themed drinking mug.


Drink tea that makes you feel good and when you want to.  That’s all that matters.

More inspirational reviews and emotions to come.

Thank you.



I Love Tea


Tea has been a joy of mine for as long as I can remember.   I have been sitting on blog ideas for years, and this was the original.   Drinking tea is one of my original labors of love.   I am glad to finally put my thoughts to text.    I will be posting all things tea and tea related.   As we approach Christmas, drinking warmer beverages becomes more commonplace.

Tea, along with drinking water, makes me feel good more than any other beverage.  There’s a cleanse and spiritual joy that I get from having a cup.   I feel good just typing these past few sentences.

When I have felt lethargic, a cup of green or white tea, can perk me up instantaneously.

My posts will include reviews of various teas, tea stores, tea shops, and random cups of tea I may buy anywhere.    There is an infinite amount of variations and brands around, that there will be plenty to write about.

The picture above is the cabinet of all the brilliant selections available to me currently.

I will try to get in a couple posts before Christmas.   Just the thought of having a sip around the holidays is making me warm and fuzzy all over.    Let’s enjoy the ride.

Thanks so much.