Tea Infusers

Finum Brewing Basket Review

February 20, 2017
finum brewing basket review

The brewing basket by Finum is hands down one of the best infusers to use for steeping loose leaf tea.

With over eleven hundred reviews on Amazon and an average 4.7 star rating, the Finum brewing basket is one of the most trusted and widely used steepers.

Its large capacity allows plenty of room for steeping a wide range of teas. Certain types of oolongs, green, and black teas have large leaves that unfurl when they steep in hot water. A tea infuser that allows plenty of room for these leaves to unfurl is the key to brewing a great cup of tea.

Along with its spacious room for leaf expansion, the Finum basket is also built from very fine stainless steel mesh. This makes for an excellent tea infuser to use when brewing certain types of fine teas, such as rooibos and yerba mate.

Not only can the Finum brewing basket be used to brew a wide variety of teas, its small and compact shape allows for a quick and easy cup of tea while at home or at the office.

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Below we’ll review the Finum brewing basket and go into more detail. Continue Reading

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Teavana Passion Tango Review

January 22, 2017
teavana passion tango loose leaf review

Lately I have been drinking a lot of black and green tea variations and was craving something herbal and caffeine free. I had heard about Teavana’s Passion Tango tea and thought it would be right up my alley.

I was looking for a refreshing change from the usual caffeinated teas I had been drinking.

Passion Tango seemed like a good choice: it was herbal, had dried fruit pieces along with lemongrass and blackberry leaves (which are a few of my favorite ingredients I like in flavored tea blends).

Below is a review on Teavana’s Passion Tango where I’ll go into detail and share my thoughts on the tea. Continue Reading


Gift Guide for Tea Lovers

December 11, 2016
gift guide for tea lovers

If you know someone who is an avid tea lover and you want to get them the perfect gift but you’re not sure what, then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re looking for a holiday or birthday gift, we’ve compiled a long list of the best gift ideas for tea lovers.

Between tea accessories, premium loose leaf, teapots, or novelty infusers, you’re bound to find at least one item on this list that will make a perfect gift for that special someone (or yourself – there’s no judgment here).

The below gift guide for tea lovers has links to Amazon for more information.

Happy brewing!

Electric Kettles with Temperature Control

cuisinart electric tea kettle temperature control

In order to brew a great cup of tea, an electric kettle will really help to accomplish the job. The kettles where you can set the temperature are the best kind; you have the ability to adjust the temperature based on the type of tea you’re brewing, such as the Cuisinart Electric Kettle. It has six preset temperatures which allow for brewing tea at the right temperatures: delicate, green, white, oolong, French press coffee, or black/boil.

Some of the best electric kettles with temperature control are:

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Tea Infusers

Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother Review

December 4, 2016
nespresso aeroccino plus milk frother review

For a long time I’ve always wanted an automatic milk frother.

I love drinking tea but sometimes there are certain teas I would love to make as a tea latte. There are times when I am having this kind of craving I will go to my nearby tea shop and purchase a tea latte. This satisfies my craving temporarily but I always find this option to be more costly.

Instead I wanted to be able to make tea lattes in the comfort of my own home. I have an endless supply of tea at home, so purchasing a cup of tea at a shop for the sake of having it as a latte makes little sense. Plus I own all my favorite flavors anyways 🙂

After many hours of research I decided to purchase the Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother by Nespresso from Amazon. It’s an automatic milk frother and I liked how it froths milk in about 70 seconds. It prepares a good quantity of delicious froth while having the option to make that froth hot OR cold depending on your drink. This is perfect for hot drinks such as tea lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos, or cold drinks in the summer like iced tea lattes or iced cappuccinos. It makes this automatic milk frother perfect to use all year round.

See below for the full Nespresso Aeroccino Plus milk frother review. Continue Reading

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For Tea’s Sake Review

November 20, 2016
for teas sake review

You know how I can’t say no to tea right?

That’s what happened when For Tea’s Sake contacted me to review some of their teas – I couldn’t say no!

And then shortly after a review came along with four of their delicious teas: Home Sweet Home, Sour Apple Martini, Let’s Get Cozy, and Cold Be Gone.

I’m also excited to announce that these teas will also be featured as a giveaway! Stay tuned to find out when by checking in with my blog and my Instagram @wisdomandtea

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High Noon Tea Co. Review

October 23, 2016
high noon tea co review

I was so happy when High Noon Tea Co. contacted me to review a sample of their teas.

I LOVE that they’re from Toronto (gotta represent!)

And I also like their mission and what they stand for.

Imagine my surprise when I found out I received not one or two samples of teas …

… But a BOX!

I was so excited I even made a High Noon Tea Co. unboxing video! I think my tea nerdiness may have reached an all time high.

When I opened the box I found four samples of teas to try. Below I’ll share my thoughts on Organic Cederberg Rooibos & Peach, Chocolate Toffee Mocha Pu’erh, WuYi Forest Orchid White, and Louis XIV. Continue Reading

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DAVIDsTEA Birthday Cake Review

September 25, 2016
DAVIDsTEA Birthday Cake Review

So it’s a little bit passed my birthday already, but I couldn’t help myself by brewing another cup of DAVIDsTEA Birthday Cake! I had a heavy dinner but was still craving something sweet yet caffeine free for the evening.

Besides, who says you’re only allowed to have birthday cake flavored tea ON your birthday?! I drink this tea all year round!

It had then occurred to me that I’ve had this tea tin filled with delicious tea for months and have yet to write an official review about Birthday Cake (‘official’ being used loosely, because I can ramble on about tea to anyone who has an ear).

Before you know it I had the kettle on, the camera out, and my lineup of tea equipment ready to go for the review. Continue Reading


Loose Leaf Tea Starter Kit: 4 Essential Items to Get Started

September 4, 2016
loose leaf tea starter kit

If you’re new to the wonderful world of loose leaf tea, you may be wondering how to get started.

Loose tea leaves?


Tea infusers?

All of these things may seem a bit daunting to a beginner, but it’s really quite simple. Once you make the switch from bagged tea to loose leaf tea, you’ll wish you had done so sooner. Plus our loose leaf tea starter kit will help you brew tea like a pro. Continue Reading

Tea Infusers

Old Dutch Cast Iron Teapot Review

August 29, 2016
old dutch dragonfly cast iron teapot in lavender

For some time now I’ve always wanted to get my hands on a cast iron teapot. It’s something I’ve been longing to own and add to my ever growing collection of teapots and tea infusers. Originally I wanted the dragonfly cast iron teapot from Teavana but found them to be quite expensive – almost $200!

After doing some research I came across the Old Dutch Placidity Lavender Teapot on Amazon. It was a fraction of the price and at the time cost less than 20 bucks! The Old Dutch dragonfly teapot was much cheaper compared to the Teavana version for an almost identical product. Continue Reading

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Sterling Tea Review

August 22, 2016
sterling tea review

I was excited when Sterling Tea contacted me to review one of their teas. Of course the first thing I did was check out their website to see what kind of teas they have.

Right away I was intrigued by their interesting names… Pink Champagne, Mango Peach, Strawberry Hibiscus, and Goji Acai just to name a few.

I wondered which one of their delicious flavors I would receive. Imagine my surprise when I received not one, but three, yummy teas to review!

Below I’ll share my thoughts on ReVive!, Strawberry Hibiscus, and Apricot Oolong. Continue Reading