1006 Tasting Notes
I found out that the woman who was my son’s one to one aid at school is a tea drinker. She worked with my son for six years, and is just about the sweetest woman on the planet. She’s working with another child this year, but since I just found out about her love of tea I had to get her some for Christmas. She told me she is a Teavana fan, so I picked up some of this and one of their ceramic tumblers for her. Since I was already buying some I also picked up an ounce for myself. Because tea.
This is really nice. There’s a strong chocolate flavor along with some malt and leather. I used three pearls for my eight ounce cup, and I’ve resteeped the leaves twice. I’m pretty sure I can get at least two more steeps before the leaves are spent.
I wish I had some of Teavivre’s Dragon Pearls on hand so I could do a side by side tasting. I’ll have to do that at some point.
P.S. I’m also giving her North Winds from Whispering Pines and Earl Grey Cream from Zen Tea. Because tea.
Whoa, this is a cup of yum! It’s smooth – almost creamy – with notes of malt, sweet potato, orange (maybe orange zest?), and cocoa. I drank the first cup plain and the resteep with cream and sugar. Both were delicious.
This one’s going on my wishlist.
Thank you, Ost for sending this my way! It’s great! :)
I love having this tea in my cupboard. It’s so good. There are layers and layers of flavor from stone fruit to malt to tobacco to berries to molasses to floral to salted caramel. It’s a tea I enjoy being able to sip and savor because there’s so much to enjoy inside one little cup. Thankfully it resteeps well because I’ll always want another cup of this.
Another mint tea just because this one is yummy. I think I’m going to steep a second cup and take it with me while I brave the stores and finish my Christmas shopping. Hopefully the mint/vanilla combination will soothe me while I deal with all the crazies. Oy.
Thank you Flyawaybirdie for sending this tea my way!
Of course this is an amazing cup of yum. The deep cocoa flavor combined with the earthy, grainy flavor is soooo good. I also love how thick, creamy, and silky smooth this tea is. It’s just a pleasure to drink. I’m sure I’ll resteep the leaves many times today and enjoy each and every cup.
What a way to wake up! I feel totally spoiled. :)
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had this one, so I thought I’d make it my before bed tea. The fact that it has hibiscus in it keeps me away, but to be honest there’s not a lot of tart hibiscus flavor going on here. Mostly I get sweet, juicy blueberry and apple. The herbal is sweet enough on its own, so I didn’t add sugar. This is really pretty good. Now if I can just remember to drink it on a regular basis….