This is the tea of the day from our new teas bag. I was looking forward to this one, but I’m a little disappointed. It’s not a bad tea and all of the promised flavors are there, but it’s very weak. It’s lacking the bready cake note that I was hoping for. I can taste cinnamon, cloves and a creamy vanilla flavor, but it’s like they’re all muted. Maybe next time I will try really overleafing, since I usually tend to overleaf a little anyways. As it is, this would be a good, calming tea for the afternoon. I don’t think I would reach for this on a morning when I need to wake up and go. It’s kind of nice for today, though. I’m spending the day getting organized for Christmas stuff and planning our trip to the mountains next week. Today is our anniversary so we’re going out for a nice dinner tonight. Even though it’s weak, this is a nice tea to ease into the day.
-Dry blend has large black tea leaves and twigs with large pieces of dried apples and carrots, pieces of cinnamon and large yellow petals.
-Dry leaves smell lightly of cinnamon and carrot cake. Tea liquor aroma is of spicy cinnamon with a hint of vanilla.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium yellow brown color.
-Dull vanilla flavor with a clove finish. Light musty cinnamon aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Good tea. A very soft cup. Weakly flavored of cinnamon, cloves and creamy vanilla.