23 Tasting Notes
It’s called Cotton Candy tea for a reason, and needs no more explanation than that. People drinking this tea should not be comparing it with other teas except for similar tasting herbal infusions. I see too many reviews of teas where unfair comparisons are being made. It’s like a movie, you don’t compare a comedy to documentary. Same goes for tea. That’s why the books recommended for this tea are books that are incomparable to one another.
Books recommended for this tea are: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn by Janis Hallowell, & She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.
The enticing smell and taste of this tea reminds me of dark times. Maybe it’s because it’s a black tea with a strong taste of cinnamon and maple and everything Canadian it reminds me of. It just reminds me of the sun setting on snowy days where it’s getting colder and darker.
Books recommended for this tea are: Under The Skin by Michel Faber, Needful Things by Stephen King, 2666 by Roberto Bolano
I have tried this tea both as just a tea and as a chai tea as the name suggests. As a chai tea I can taste the chocolate and and just a note of chili. Nothing to make it spicy, but to just enhance the chocolate. As a tea, it reminds me of Chocolate Rocket.
Books recommended for this tea are: The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, & Mystic River by Denis Lehane
I am loving this tea, even if it’s just for it’s simpleness and complexity. Like it’s namesake of Bubbie, it is both a very simple tea at once with a very complex and intriguing personality making it another one of those teas that can go well with anything, whether it’s a start to the day or a music chilling jam session.
Recommended books for this tea are:
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding, The Dilemmas of Harriet Carew by Cristina Odone, A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry Mcmillan, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I had this as a soy latte chai. I think my refusal to try any of the chai tea as just teas and needing them as lattes skew my perception. I love the way the smells pops out of my kitchen and the aroma fills the breathing air with the aroma that speaks to me that this is a place that tea, coffee, and book lovers worship.
The books recommended for this tea are: I Know Why The Cage Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
It is a sweet tasting tea which everyone says it is nothing but hibiscus. The tea didn’t remind me of anything, and that allows one’s mind to wander while enjoying it. Therefore in keeping with the tart notes that everyone is talking about with this tea:
The books recommended for this tea are Burned, The Crank Series, by Ellen Hopkins, At Risk by Alice Hoffman.
This is one of my favorite black teas so far.
This tea did not prove to be a distraction and is the perfect companion for a cozy reading day, whether it is warm or cold outside.
Books recommended for this tea:
The Hours by Michael Cunningham, After the Quake by Haruki Murakami, Fool by Christopher Moore.
I would recommend drinking this as a latte only. As a tea, it is not to my tasting as I keep wanting milk to go with it. A soy latte is what I prefer to drink it as.
The best part of this tea is that it reminds me of the Harry Potter books. My first impression of it was Harry Potter’s Hedwig, and her snowy wings, with Potter dressed warmly in his robes and scarf. This tea, especially as a latte inspires me to read a wonderful series full of adventures to cozy up to.
Books recommended for this tea: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.