Slayer’s Blood Orange Tea from Geeky Teas. . . 9


To continue my geeky celebration of Halloween, I thought we would chat about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I remember watching the movie in the theater and wanting so badly to be able to talk and act like Buffy.  The “as if” and the rest of the valley girl talk cracked me up.  I tried it for a bit and drove my parents nuts with it.

When the Buffy the Vampire Series first aired, I was in love.  That series was exactly what my vampire crazed heart wanted.  The series and the movie are both a fun watch, one campy and one a bit more serious.  I could go on and on about my love for these style of series and movies but we have tea to discuss!

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~Breakdown~

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If you haven’t checked out Geeky Teas yet, what are you waiting for? This is just a fun place to explore different teas that are dedicated to different fandoms.  I have reviewed other teas of theirs in the past and have really grown to love this company.  I even created a giveaway centered around a few teas of theirs for the Great Pumpkin Giveaway Aka Random Act of Tea-dom earlier in the month.  Donna is amazing over at Geeky Teas and really works with you.  Their hand blended creations are a blast and gives their tea a bit more of a fun experience.  I mean who wouldn’t love drinking a tea named after their favorite fandom?

Slayer’s Blood Orange Tea (from the site) Orange peels, hibiscus flowers, rose hips and natural orange flavor.  The chosen cup.

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~My Thoughts~

I was excited to try this tea.  At my shower on Sunday, I drank a lot of green and white teas.  I love those kind of teas, but I was ready for an herbal tea to change things up a bit.

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The dry leaf mix of this herbal had a lovely orange vs red contrast going on.  There was a defined citrus fragrance coming from the blend.  Brewed this up with boiling water and let it steep for about 5 minutes.  I could have steeped the tea for longer but the hibiscus may have been to tart for me, so I thought this was the way to first experience the tea.

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Look at this beautiful red brew! Gorgeous! This vibrant red tea just made me giddy since it works so well with the Buffy the Vampire fandom.  There was still a strong citrus note floating around the tea.

Took my first sip and I was greeted with this amazing and fantastic citrus tart flavor that I am loving. Loving! The orange peel really provides this pheonemal citrus flavor that I can’t get over.  The hibiscus is in there but giving that contrast to the citrus flavor.  There isn’t an obnoxious amount of tart going on and I am finding myself really liking what the hibiscus brings to the table.

I’ve had this combo in the past before but this is very well done.  A tea that could go wrong so fast.  But not this one.  Simple, yet refreshing.  I wanted to try this tea as an iced tea thinking this might be delicious to enjoy after lunch to cleanse the palate a bit.

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As fantastic as this was hot, this is just as delicious iced.  With a twist of lemon and a bit of sweetener. . . I’ve got myself a delicious after lunch treat instead of having candy or chocolate.  The tartness comes out a bit more with this tea iced, but the addition of the lemon kicks up the flavors a bit, so I don’t mind it.

 Just delicious and my taste buds are happy!  Another fun way to kick up your October with some fandom herbal tea!

~Yours in all things Geek-Nichole/CuppaGeek~


About Nichole Miller aka CuppaGeek

A late 30s something mom of two who loves all things horror, sci fi, tea, and polka dot related. . .living with her boyfriend and twin teenage boys while driving the coolest mini van you can find and singing at the top of her lungs to heavy metal music or kidz bop. . . whatever is on the radio at the time. .

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