This is a nice black tea with mellow chaiesque spices. Whole cloves, and pieces of orange, maybe nutmeg too. It’s pretty good even though spice based teas aren’t really my thing.
15 Tasting Notes
Brews up a nice dark amber. Smells strongly of vanilla in the bag, and brews into a nice calm vanilla blanketing a lovely black tea. Simple but very nice.
Brews up a delicate yellowy orange. Smells of a flowers dipped in peppermint in the bag.. the tea itself brews up much more floral, with almost a peppery note.
The flavor is mellow. Very floral, and the peppermint takes a backseat to the bouquet on my tongue.
The scent of mango filled my room as this pot brewed. My first sip was floral, with definite mango flavors. A second sip gives a mellow tea upon hitting the tongue, followed by fruity flavors and the promising mango after taste. It’s not in your face mango like the dry tea can come off as, but pleasant. A very invigorating tea.
Brewed up a very pale yellow green, smells of yummy roasted coconut and oolong, with a faint overtone of dustiness (not sure where I’m getting that from, but I’m super sensitive to the smell of dust, so it may just be me?)
Fore flavors: Vegetable, slightly nutty and sweet. In the aftertaste the roasted coconut comes out. The oolong is delicious and isn’t bitter at all (an issue I had with Spice and Tea Exchange’s coconut oolong). That dust thing I mentioned initially isn’t coming out at all in the taste, which is excellent.
I’m going to try more infusions of the tea, and will update this with those :)
This is one of my favorite teas right now.. Brews up into a lovely bright green. Smells of delicious ripe strawberries, though the strawberry flavor itself is mellow and I find most of it to be in the aftertaste. Just a very pleasant tea.
Oh man, this stuff smells PHENOMENAL! The taste is mellowed, but still a nice juicy peach flavor. Naturally sweet. Came up as a very light yellow.. Delicious. Definitely enjoying this tea.
ETA: It’s really important that you have the right temperature on this or all you’re going to get is lemon peel flavor. Bleh.
Nice rich amber color, yummy fruity smell. A small sip reveals a naturally sweet flavor. A bigger sip gives the peppery flavor, with a lingering burn on the tongue (It’s not hot, but.. tingly?). Not finding any bitterness. This is a fascinating tea.
(Unintentionally stepped longer than 5mins because of distracting cute kitten)
A lovely pale green with a very pleasant, delicate floral scent. The flavor is nicely green with that floral scent coming out very mildly in the taste. A very refreshing tea.
First steep (175F for 3:00): very pale in color, the scent is mellow. The tea is incredibly smooth, no bitterness. The flavor is mild but pleasant, delicately floral and ever so slightly sweet. A perfect comfort tea.
Second steep: 180F for 3:30 minutes. Darker in color, the pearls have started fully expanding in their mesh bag. The floral scent has become a bit more bold, the earthy tastes have come out on this steeping along with bitterness. I enjoyed the first cup much more.
Third steep: 175F for 4:00 minutes. Lighter in color than the 2nd but darker than the first. This is more similar to the first cup, with a mellow flavor and scent. Very pleasant.
I love how spicy and sweet this herbal tea is. Something yummy and comforting to have in the teapot as I do my homework.
This tea smells divine, I have a weakness for peaches though. Brewed, it still smells somewhat like peaches, yay! Upon tasting, the peach flavor is less prominent and the black tea takes the stage but there’s definitely a sweetness on the tongue as you drink. Definitely good as a warm tea. The flavor is seeming to mellow out as I continue to consume the pot.
I may try brewing some more up again on another day with more tea and a bit of a longer brew period, as I seem to like my teas somewhat strong.
In all, a pleasant tea with mild flavor that will be good as a complement to my activities, but if my current activity is to sit and revel in a cup of tea this tea wouldn’t be it.
It’s miserably warm outside but I’ve decided it’s time for a cup of tea regardless. The Spice and Tea Exchange’s Pear Caramel is the last tea I have yet to try from a recent outing, and I’ve been eager to taste test it.
Brewed it’s a lovely translucent amber color, and smells like…. tea. Hm. Upon tasting, it’s sweet, but not the dripping with juice, wet pear I was hopinh for. There’s a very very subtle burnt sugar flavor, which I’m assuming is the caramel. There’s also something very floral about it, though I can’t pin point it.
I’m underwhelmed. I’m going to try a second steeping on the leaves once I’m done with this pot and let them sit longer and see how that goes.
I’ve never really considered myself a fan of coconut, but for some reason it has become somewhat of an obsession recently. I knew after smelling the Coconut Oolong I had to have some. The coconut is strong and creamy, definitely something you get on the inhale and exhale as you drink. There is a slight bitterness to the tea, but I found that to be gone on the second steeping. As a note, on the second steeping definitely let it steep longer than the first, and taste test it for flavor. What you’re left with is intense, super creamy coconut and yummy oolong and absolutely no bitter taste. I ended up chilling it and it was incredible on a super hot summer day.
It’s a beautiful collection of herbs and flowers, that turns the most striking color as it steeps. Once brewed, it tastes of oranges, roses, apples and some vanilla.. almost like candy. Absolutely phenomenal.