I mailed off some tea to the lovely lady who sent this to me months ago! So I thought it would only be right to enjoy a cup with my gluten free chocolate chip cookies. It certainly is a bold tea and I am dragging today so this is a very good thing! I like the malty flavor I get with each sip too…so good. I do have to add a little milk and sweetener to my cup, but it did nothing to hide the flavor. :)
361 Tasting Notes
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for the sample. This has been on the top of my list since the sample package arrived. So I gave it a go needing a little pick me up. This tastes very earthy and smooth. I think I’m even picking up on something a little sweet perhaps a hint of chocolate? I’m truly enjoying this cup as I relax on the couch and enjoy a bit of Downton Abbey. I think this one will need to go on the shopping list. It is truly an exceptional pu’erh.
I received this tea Monday after getting some rather terrible news so I didn’t try it straight away. My husband and I went to the doctor for an 8 week check only to find out our sweet angel baby had passed away the week before. :‘( (So I had another appointment yesterday and am home recovering the rest of the week) We also lost my husbands cousin Monday evening. It’s has been a really rotten week for us.
So I needed some comfort today as it’s my first day home by myself. I could think of nothing better than a cup of this tea. It is so comforting to me, rich, malty, and very much like a blanket wrapping me in warmth and hugging me tight.
Sorry for being so personal but I love the tea community here and you all are much like my family and I felt the need to share with my tea family. hugs
I’m pretty sure this is the tea Dunkin’ Donuts uses in their hot and iced teas. Oddly enough being so stuffed up with a cold this last week (which has stepped it up to an added sore throat this weekend) it was the only think I’ve felt like drinking. Odd I know. But I think I’d rather drink this instead of my good tea seeing as I can’t really taste a thing. I will say this it only seems to taste good when I’m not feeling well..go figure.
I picked this up over the weekend from the Millerton shop. I had a tin of regular Paris, but I have no idea where it got to. I might have gifted it to a friend or sent it out in swaps. Anyway I picked the decaf version up because I’ve been getting migraines again and this time I know it’s not from the gluten (as I’ve cut it completely). My doc’s suggestion cut back and try a few decaf cups of tea.
Now I’m still allowed my regular tea…but not the 6-8 cups I was having a day. More like 2 cups…but all the decaf I want…fun. This is only a test, I repeat only a test…thankfully. So I picked this up, because I was determined to have GOOD decaf tea! I can tell you I really don’t notice a huge difference at all. The same fruity flavor, the same everything. So it’s easy to forget that it happens to be decaf.
Starting my Monday off with this tea. I was not feeling well this morning…long story after one of our cats was locked on the porch and showed her disgust with that… So I wanted something light to quiet my tummy. I know you might be thinking, this tea to quiet your tummy? But it does seem to be working. I made it with maybe a teaspoon in a 6oz cup so it’s just enough to taste but not too vanilla to turn my tummy more.
While visiting the Millerton shop yesterday I was in the tasting room faced with the daunting task of selecting my second tea to try from the wall of 300! So I asked one of the ladies behind the counter what she would suggest in decaf black tea. This was her first choice which a few others quickly agreed with.
I have to say the vanilla smell of the dry leaf sold me long before I even tasted the tea! I really wanted to eat the leaves they smelled that good! (I did not) But when the tea had been properly steeped I took my first sip and was in love. A few other tasters even asked for a sniff of my tea. :) The flavor is nice and light and very soothing. It made me forget all about the storm outside.
I picked up both of these teas when at the Millerton shop yesterday as one of the women in the tasting room suggested these two played very well with one another and were a great way to end the day. So I’m giving it a go this morning (we got home very late last night…too late for tea making.
I really love the extra Vanilla flavor that comes out of mixing these two together! I’m also glad I went with her suggestion of how much tea to use 1tsp of Decaf Paris to 1 1/2tsp of Vanilla Comoro. Actually I think it could use a little more Vanilla Comoro, but the way I currently prepped it keeps the flavor of Paris out in front too. Naturally I wanted both flavors to rock out and that’s just what this mix did.
I did later add a little sugar and some very vanilla silk milk which really knocked all the flavors up a bit for a really nice first cup of the day.
I had the pleasure of trying this out yesterday at the shop in Millerton. It was indeed a smokey take on the classic. I loved the hint of smoke and the light flavor of the bergamot, def. different and really nice to sip on while the rain came down in buckets outside! While I enjoyed it I didn’t pick any up to take home. No real reason for it, ok maybe the other 3 tins and lunch I bought was the reason…
Ok this is cup two of the day and this time around I am really getting the Lapsang! I’m also getting a little chocolaty sweetness which is most welcome this morning. It is super dreary and not looking too great outside. But I’ll take it…any day I don’t need the A/C is ok by me!
Thanks TeaEqualsBliss for this sample. It’s an OK tea for me, not quite the kick I need to get this gloomy and rainy day started. It is sweet and slightly vegital. Not a bad start to the day…but I need a kick in the pants this morning, :)
Thanks to Revolution Tea for the sample. I tried this earlier this morning to kick off my birthday. Talk about lavender tea! The smell of the lavender nearly knocked me over…in a good way! I liked that the bergamot took a back seat with this tea. Full review coming soon to the blog. :)
I picked up the bagged version of this at the same sale where I purchased the British Breakfast Decaf. This isn’t as creamy/buttery as I like my milk oolongs, but it a nice way to start my morning and does fill in in a pinch when one doesn’t have a proper method to brew tea correctly at work!
I picked this up at a going out of business sale at a local natural foods store last night for 40% off. I figured I’d give the decaf variety a go since they were cleaned out of the regular. It was ok, I did ice it as it was a bit too warm in my neck of the woods last night. I think this might be one I need to sweeten. It seemed to go pretty bitter pretty quick. But I’ll give it another go and rate it then.
This is my tea of the morning. I’ve been up for two hours now on and Sunday and I’m not happy about it. But I am happy to have a whole tin of this tea in my cupboard! It’s funny it still smells like Fruity Pebbles to me – which is not a bad thing…just different! It certainly is a nice relaxing cup of tea to ease me into a day when all I want to do is head back to bed!
But I’ve got to pack up a nice flat rate mailer for TeaEqualsBliss of samples! Suppose I should go see what she’s got so as not to duplicate! :)
I finally tried this…thank you Derek Chew for sending me the sample! I agree with K S as to the smell of hay, but I was also getting some fresh cut grass in there too. I’m not a huge fan of white teas and no I don’t know why…so this was new for me. I liked it, but I think I might see if I like it better cold brewed.
read full review here http://wifeywoman.teatra.de/2012/07/14/two-out-of-three-isnt-bad/
This has become my tea of the afternoon at work. Why? Because when I drink it I don’t feel like I’m sitting in my office with loads to do. Instead I’m sitting in the parlor of 221b Baker Street with Holmes (as played by Mr. Cumberbatch) waiting for the next case. It is so smooth and relaxing I love it.
This is pretty good (purchased from iHeartTeas.com). Not too tart and I like the light taste to it too. I have a feeling thsi would be awesome iced! I know what I’ll be trying this weekend!
It has been a little stressful at work today. Getting treated like a child always makes for “good times”. But then I managed to schedule two very difficult people in short order so woohoo! As a nice afternoon treat I made this tea again because I find it to be a soothing black tea. I love the aroma of the Lapsang and the taste of the Keemun…ahhh tea take me away!
I picked this up as another sample with my Upton order. I must say it sure it yummy even if the BOP stands for Broken Orange Pekoe. This one is mighty smooth and not at all bitter as I have found some Darjeelings to be. In fact it is still mighty tasty even though it has cooled considerably.
Being the history nut I am I had to try this tea out. I included a sample of it in my Upton Order. The dry leaf smells like Lapsang, but the tea itself tastes like anything but Lapsang…interesting. I’m getting the slightest hint of chocolate. This really tastes more like a Keemun. Which sure is weird, but I like it! This one will require further sampling! (Tough work right?)
Had this earlier this afternoon when I arrived home.
I recall ashmanra sending me a sample of this ages ago and I liked it then. So when it was time to try Upton again I was sure to add this one to the order….the rest were samples and are in line for review too. :) A nice blend of Keemun, Lapsang, and Darjeeling. Of the three I am more familiar with the Lapsang (I have a few varieties), and I can smell the Lapsang and taste it a bit in this tea. But I am really picking up the Keemun…and a hint of the Darjeeling and I must say I really like this combination. It brings a nice malt flavor and makes for a surprisingly mellow cup of tea perfect to relax with after a pretty busy day at work.
Still a favorite! I enjoyed this one with Gordon Ramsey’s scrambled eggs (hubs found the recipe online and we haven’t had eggs any other way since). Again I added suger and silk milk to this tea and was delighted by hint of malty flavoring I picked up on while drinking it. Best part as it cooled it didn’t get bitter. I’m going to have to order soon as my sample bag is almost empty!!