69 Tasting Notes
I just made my last pot of this tea and I am kinda freaking out because I can’t find this on her website right now! This is one of my staples because it is delish. Nice amount of caramel, some tasty apple and rooibos…what more can a girl want with pretty much zero calories?
This is a pretty tasty offering. It has a nice, rich black tea that pairs nicely with the flavor profile. It is rich with little bitterness or astringency. The flavor profile kind of strattles the line between actually tasting like toffee vs caramel. I love toffee so if this had a rich definitely toffee flavor, it would be a 100! That said, I will still consider giving this a rotation in my tea cabinet esp if I placed an order with Element Teas.
I received this sample as part of a FB Contest so I feel a bit remiss in not bragging it up a bit. I do see where the others found this slightly medicinal taste to the cup. The berry when paired with the rooibos base gives off this note that is akin to cherry Nyquil. Further, the vanilla was not quite as prominent in the flavor profile as I would have liked. I was able to remedy both of these issues by stirring in a splash of french vanilla creamer. This largely squelched the medicinal notes and added that vanilla component that I was hoping for. Art of Tea has several other blends that I enjoy and I don’t see myself becoming compelled to order this one again. (Cinnamon Fig, Carmelized Pear, Classic Black to name a few).
I love, love, love nutty teas and this one is indeed nutty tasting with a somewhat dry black tea base. That dryness kind of adds authenticity to the nuttiness. I found that a little sweetener brings out some caramel nuances that I really enjoyed. I think this one would be fun to play with by adding some steamed milk, maple syrup, and so on.
First of all let me start by saying that pears aren’t my favorite fruit. This is pretty good though. It tastes so much like canned pears that I kept expecting there to be a graininess in the cup. There is a mild caramel undertone that develops as the cup cools. This gets too sweet easily and I enjoyed it best with just a couple rocks of German rock cane sugar and it was also delicious with a splash of dairy (really brought out the caramel).
This is a green oolong offering that is really unique. It gives off tons of pumpkin flavor and has a very spicy finish. The heat actually builds in your mouth similar to when drinking a peppery Yunnan or spicy chai. Very unique.
Bumping this up because it is that delicious….can’t stop thinking about it and can’t wait to order the 4 oz size.
This is a brand new offering from Tea Guys that is not even on their website yet. If you are interested in it, you can order it via telephone. I recently placed a large sample order and this was amongst them. The ingredients are organic rooibos, cocoa beans, organic honeybush, cinnamon, cinnamon chips, dark chocolate flakes, ancho chiles, pasille chiles, saffron, natural flavors.
While I am not getting much of the chocolate in this, the spice mix is really warming and amazing. It isn’t too spicy, but I bet it would flush the really fair skinned folks. The cinnamon and chiles play nicely together. I wish I could taste more chocolate. I might try stirring some actual hot chocolate into it. This is good enough that I would buy it even with the somewhat weak chocolate presence. Further, Tea Guys offers reasonable prices.
Incidentally, this best with a pinch of sugar and a splash of chocolate milk didn’t hurt things either :)
One of the best Earl Grey offerings that I’ve had. Excellent Ceylon tea base that brews up rich and dark and shares the stage with the bergamot rather than being overpowered by it. Tastes best unadulterated.
Still a fav…in large part due to it’s simplicity and excellent tea base.