Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tea Tuesday November - Teavana Lavender Creme Review


Hey, everyone!  Welcome back for another Tea Tuesday!  You may find this hard to believe, but this was the only tea left in my stash that I haven't reviewed.  Now that's a lot of tea!  Would you be interested in a post dedicated to sharing all my previous Tea Tuesdays?  Just let me know below :)

Moving onto November's pick, I chose Teavana Lavender Crème.  This was a gift from a friend and it came in this adorable 8 oz. floral printed tin.  It's a rooibos blend tea with cooca nibs, vanilla, cardamom and of course, lavender flowers.  Teavana has the caffeine rating a 1/4, making this a great choice for caffeine sensitive individuals.

1.5 tsp in the Perfect Tea Maker from Teavana .. before water.

I will be completely HONEST here and tell you all that I did not enjoy this tea.  In fact, my boyfriend and my best friend did not like it either.  The flavor is a bit all over the place and odd.

Many loyal readers already know, but I have reviewed A LOT of teas over the past 2.5 years.  In those dozens of reviews, I don't believe I've ever disliked a tea this much.  It's depressing!  I was very surprised, especially with this coming from Teavana.  This marks the first Teavana tea that I didn't like.

With that being said, I sent a sampling of the tea to my best friend in her latest box (she lives in another state and that's how I had her opinion) and her boyfriend LOVED IT! He enjoys milder teas and loved hint of lavender.

Obviously this comes down to taste and I'm not going to love every tea I try.  And that's okay!  

During steep.. makes a nice amber color!

Ingredients:

Cocoa Nibs, Rooibos, Fig Pieces (Figs, Rice Flour), Cocoa Shells, Caramel Pieces (Sugar, Condensed Milk, Corn Syrup, Dry Whole Milk), Cardamom, Cardamom Seeds, Natural Flavour, Vanilla Pieces, Lavender Pieces, Marigold Petals.

Steep Info: Teavana's Recommends

205 degrees water temperature
1.5 tsp per 8 fl oz
5 minutes (steep time)

Here's the back of the tin :)

My friend purchased this tin at a Teavana location early fall.  It's no longer available online, but you may be able to find it in store.  I suggest calling first.

Now that this somewhat negative review out of the way, I will be passing this onto my best friend's boyfriend for him to drink and enjoy.  I've got plenty of tea, so there's no point in holding onto something I don't love!

That rounds up November's tea!  Although it wasn't my taste, you may enjoy it. What are some of your favorites?

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle

Friday, October 27, 2017

My Halloween Home - NIGHT EDITION!


Hey, guys!  Happy Early Halloween :)  I posted my original My Halloween Home & Mini Tour last week and I wanted to create a Part 2: Night Edition.  This way, you can enjoy all the lighting and see everything in full night effect.  I hope you like this idea!  I'm a complete night owl, so this is when I enjoy it the most. I love hanging out down here!

I'm obsessed with the lights I added this year... thank you, Target-- you are amazing!  It's crazy how much a couple strands of lights can really glow up the room.  I never want to put them away!  

Here we go!

Breakfast bar.. I love the purple lights and my salt lamp.
My favorite area of my living room! I love the fireplace, witch boots and our
halloween movie collection behind our mini skellie :)
Mr. Batty -- our resident night flyer!  He hovers above our hallway. 
Our new orange lights above the door-wall to the balcony.
Final photo: here's our witch wall covering!  I love this piece and have it hung
on the loft wall.. you can see it from the living room below :)  Found this at
Dollar Tree-- no joke!!
That ties up another mini tour :)  How do you like to decorate your place?  What are your plans for Halloween?  Let me know below!

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle