This tea is heavy on the clove. Although it includes pumpkin flakes, their flavor is hampered by the tea bag. I plan to clip it and use the infuser next time.
86 Tasting Notes
Just ran by my favorite shop and picked up another batch of Chocolate Mint this morning. I was trying to ration it out ‘til Christmas but … that is a week away. When I find a tea that I really enjoy the others just don’t curb the craving. All the other chocolate teas that I’ve tried have a hint of artificial flavoring that ruins it for me. I’m also particular about the chocolate/mint ratio. With this brand it is just a hint of mint.
I reached for a decaf this afternoon since I already had too much caffeine today. This is not my favorite chocolate tea. When the chocolate flavoring combines with the hazelnut, it creates a slight artificial aftertaste.
Great stuff. The temp outside dropped quickly this morning so I wanted something strong, hot and traditional to keep my afternoon rolling. Following an earlier comment, I used 1.5 teaspoon.
I just read another article about the health benefits of cinnamon so I reached for the good old Bigelow Cinnamon Stick. While the potency of the cinnamon on my spice rack can vary, I like how the strength of the cinnamon flavor is always consistent in this brand.
While I enjoyed the strong peach flavor, I just could not get past the tart aftertaste.
Pulled this out to explore a new project. I am thinking that it might help to put it in a special container. Found some neat labels at: http://www.eatdrinkchic.com/post.cfm/diy-vintage-tea-cannister-labels-free-download
Good old standby when you need a quick cup.
This was narrowly a thumbs-up based on the presentation portion not the taste. It always plays out the same. The practical side of me dislikes the excessive packaging but let’s face it – I’m always hooked when I see it brewed. A clear glass cup with the narrow silk Tea Forte pyramid reaching up to the sky is truly a work of art. The Flora blend produces a beautiful color but the vitamin C taste from the hibiscus of this blend was too acidic for my taste.
I have to admit that this if my favorite tea. When one family heard about my tealog, she wondered what I’d write about since this is all that she usually sees me drink. I enjoy this tea any time of day – refreshing in the morning. At bedtime brewed as a decaf, it is a low-cal substitute for a cup of hot chocolate. With the mint it is a great tea to settle an upset stomach. Since it contains both black and green teas, I feel like I’ve covered all angles. I guess you’d have to call this my comfort tea.
I originally picked up the small packet because my father-in-law enjoys apricot tea. At almost 90, he doesn’t adapt well to change so he went back to his normal routine. Not one to waste anything, he sent the tea back to me. This is an example of letting a great moment pass by. I think it would have been great fresh but now needs a little something else at this point. I plan to use it for ice tea and add a little mint.
Today was a typical hot August day in the Midwest. Time to reach for a cold drink. Since I was in a hurry, I went the simple route using AriZona Peach Iced Tea Mix. I try to avoid the artificial food colorings found in most other drink mixes. This hit the spot!
My sister-in-law is visiting so we went with her choice this morning and it wasn’t a disappointment. This tea is a light fruity refreshing start to your day.
I first tasted this tea at one of Anna Marie’s special tea parties. Although the tea includes strawberry bits instead of cherries, each sip is like indulging in a big box of chocolate covered cherries.