Sunday, November 16, 2014

365 Days of Tea - Day 45: Simple Loose Leaf's Seven Seas Herbal.

Simple Loose Leaf is a monthly tea box subscription. Its $15/month but not only do you get 4-6 samples of various high quality teas, your ID can be used to buy more tea at half the price. I honestly think that's a pretty good deal. That is, if their products are actually good.

Pretty standard packaging. They are resealable, too. My only concern  is that they appear to be a little stiff, and I worry that they might break up the leaves a bit more than they should be. Generally I think that it's fine though.

It comes with these reusable muslin tea bags, which is pretty cool. I like the feel of them, but I'll admit that I haven't used them yet. I will use them in the future, I'm curious if it effects the tea's flavor.

It looks quite pretty. Bits of tea leaves, cinnamon chips, ginseng root, peppermint leaves, echinacea, sarsparilla root, and licorice root. This is called "Sevens Seas Herbal."

It carries mild peppermint aroma, but it is not alone. It has some sort of secret root-ness that lingers just for a moment, then quickly disappears. Its actually pretty interesting, its less of an aroma and more of an aromatic sensation.

This is where things get even more interesting. As the tea goes on to your pallet, it tastes pretty mild, pepperminty, with hints of rooibus tea. It isn't done yet though. There is a surprising sweetness, not quite licoricey, and not quite mentholy. It kind of lingers on the roof of your mouth as you swallow. It's definitely a flavor experience.

I really enjoyed Simple Loose Leaf's Seven Seas Herbal, and I can't wait to try the other few I have. I wish they would get different packaging, but the company is fairly new as well, so things will improve over time. Andrew Flocks, the person I am in contact with about the company, is a pretty nice guy, too, and that really says something. Not all my experiences with customer services were as easy as it was with him.

If you use "LFT50" while ordering your first box, you'll get an awesome discount.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Snack Review - Nibblr.

It has been a little while since I posted, I came down with the flu. Posts should become more regular soon.

Nibblr is a snack box that is very similar to Graze. Nibblr is owned by General Mills, and offers fewer different options. I think its safe to say that most of their products are GMO as well. At this time if you have any allergy they advise not ordering from them, which is a shame. 

The box itself is pretty nice, though I did open it upside down at first because it wasn't entirely clear where I should have opened it, but its also clear that I'm kind of an idiot. hehe.

Cajun crunch, sweet chili pistachios, stuck on flax, and strawberry banana shake. They are all generally the same size as the graze snacks. I think that over all the snacks where pretty good, the pistachios being my favorite out of the four. The Cajun crunch tasted similar to chili flavored corn chips. The pistachios were pretty great, suppose to be sweet, but it was mostly spicey, carried more heat then I would expect, which is good. Stuck in flax, was good but also strange because felt like it was just a bunch of sticky balls of sweet and saltiness, it was my second favorite. Some of the little bits and pieces in it were really good. The strawberry banana shake was pretty forgettable. Literally, I have no clue if I liked it or not.

Although I think that nibblr is a pretty decent box, I think for it's price they should have more options, and offer allergy free products as well. GMO is a thing, and its a big deal. Not just for the health-risks but because its destroying family farms, and soil, so I'd like to see it all be GMO free, as well.

If you sign up with "1STBOXFREE" you can get your first box for free. Can be found @

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