Granville Island Tea Co. Review

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Tucked away in Vancouver, British Columbia is a tea company that makes tea as if it were a fine wine. Granville Island Tea Co. doesn’t just shroud their tea in a fog of pretentiousness in the hopes that people will think that what they’re doing is great. They put in the work to make sure that their product is capable of standing up to some of the best options in the industry. You might think that you have been trying tea all along. Granville Island Tea will smash your preconceived notions and take things to another level in the process.

I am only getting started when it comes to Granville Island Tea. Their product line is so large that I have tried a mere fraction of it. I would like to try more in the future and write subsequent articles about it. SInce I spent a while making sure that this article was great, I’m sure that they would not be as receptive to such an arrangement. I will not rule out contacting them somewhere down the line. If my first interactions with them were any indication, I know that they will welcome me back with open arms and the interaction would be friendly.

Have you ever gone somewhere and felt like you were underdressed or that you didn’t belong? That’s exactly how I felt the first time I tried Granville Island Tea. The best part is that I brought these concerns to them and their humility made me warm up to the idea that I did belong. I had the right drink tea that seemed classier than anything I had ever tried. I wanted to share this idea with all the other people I knew who drinked tea. I knew that they would want to be a part of this sensation and I was right.

Other reviewers might come out of the woodwork to bog down their audiences with jargon and flowy language to describe the products they’re reviewing. I’m not one of those reviewers. I like to tell people when I have come across a product I think is great. This is one of those times. I guarantee that anyone who makes the decision to try Granville Island Tea would feel the same way. Regardless of how intimidating they might seem, their products are as approachable as anything you will find at your local grocery store.

Megan’s Marvelous Medicinals Review

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Megan’s Marvelous Medicinals is as interesting and unique as the name of their shop makes them seem. I contacted them awhile back, not knowing what to expect. I thought that they were another purveyor of tea, and they are, but the true value of their shop comes in the form of the other products they serve. Their line is so diverse that you would be hard pressed to find your way to the end of without first finding numerous options that will pique your interest. I enjoyed their tea and plan to purchase some more in the future.

I also found their wide range of essential oils and creams even more interesting. I don’t know the first thing about these products or how to pick one that could best be described as high quality. I’ll be honest with you. I’m a little suspicious of oils and all the claims that are attached to them. My concerns were addressed by Megan’s Marvelous Medicinals and now I have a more open mind about this entire segment of products. I haven’t ruled out opening another section of this website to talk more about oils. I want to know more about them before I make it a point to talk about them on a regular basis.

I love it when I come across a person who goes the extra mile to make their products great. I have come across numerous items that were either high quality or had appealing packaging. Rarely have I come across products that excel in both these regards. I know that a product’s packaging is irrelevant when it comes to determining the overall value of the product itself. However, I appreciate it when a person makes their product visually appealing while also maintaining a high level of quality for the product that’s contained within.

I applaud Megan’s Marvelous Medicinals and everything they’re doing. The size of their product line showcases the fact that they’re always looking to do things in new and inventive ways. As time goes on, I’m sure I will check back to see that they have added several new products that are highly interesting and perfected the products they already offer the public. I plan on writing about them at some point in the future. Normally, I don’t rule out covering an entity more than once. Sometimes I have to close the door. This is not one of those times.

Phantasma Herbarium Review

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I like to associate myself with people who approach what they do best like I approach my writing. I sometimes spend an insane amount of time on a piece because I want it to be just right. The amount of time I spend writing something might seem excessive to some, but I would spend forever on one piece if that means that I’m producing greatness. Phantasma Herbarium looks at their tea the same way I do my writing. They put more work into the packaging of their products than some people do their entire product lines. You should go with them for the simple fact that they have your best interests in mind.

Anytime someone picks up a cup of tea they are doing so in the hopes that they will get some sort of relief from the gesture. When they pick up a cup of lazily crafted tea, they get so little out of it that they might as well have drank nothing at all. Lazy tea is not the name of the game with Phantasma Herbarium. They are humble about their products, but they shouldn’t be because what they’re doing is great.

I used to think that tea wasn’t anything to write home about. I had so many of the brands that you find on the shelves at your local grocery store. None of them impressed me much. I thought that I would be doomed for a life spent drinking terrible tea. I’m happy to say that I was mistaken. Phantasma Herbarium is one of the companies I have to thank for opening up my eyes. I enjoyed their tea so much that it made me want to continue my journey through the world of tea. When I become obsessed about something, I tend to see it through to the other side.

The fact that Phantasma Herbarium sells solely through Etsy is irrelevant. There are a lot of great things going on over at that website. I recommend that you sign up for a membership with them if you haven’t already. Not only is it free, but you will also be able to talk to people who produce some of the best products money can buy. I wholeheartedly recommend Phantasma Herbarium. I hope that this review puts into words the value that they bring to the table with each cup of tea their products produce.

Harney & Sons Review

If tea from Harney & Sons Fine Teas were a car, it would one of those elegant, solid as a rock rides from times gone by.

Those of you who think that tea is just tea and everyone produces it the same way need to open their minds to what true artistry is all about.

To say that tea from Harney & Sons is excellent is an understatement. They put so much time into their products that the greatness of what they put forth should not be questioned.

I’ve often railed against the ill advised decision to purchase pennies on the dollar swill from the resident corporate juggernaut presiding over an industry. This is no exception.

I realize that you can get tea for pennies on the dollar. I recognize that household budgets aren’t what they used to be. At the same time, I implore you to get tea from a company that cares about you. If you think that the corporations care about you, try getting someone on the phone at their headquarters. Good luck!

Harney & Sons is a cut above the rest. Their master tea craftsmen are hard at work on new blends all the time. That’s when they’re not continuing their efforts to improve what’s already in their repertoire. You can’t beat that level of dedication.

The terms that reviewers of products such as these have their limitations. That’s why I don’t use them. I believe the reader can derive more from experiential evidence than the nonsensical displays of so called experts showing off how much jargon they can pack into an article that will lose people after the first sentence.

My input comes down to the product itself and the value it has to the average consumer. In the case of Harney & Sons, their products are worth their weight in gold. Sure, they don’t have the most colorful packaging. That’s okay. The tea I tried is reminiscent of an earlier time. They have more colorful products in their inventory. I just wasn’t able to try them.

Aesthetics are irrelevant if the product is not good. The tea from Harney & Sons could be delivered in a plastic gallon bag and I would still love it.

When your faced with quality, you have to bow down in respect. Although you can’t see me right now, I assure you I’m bowing to Harney & Sons.

Well played! Hope to talk soon over tea!