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drank Spicy Pear by Joy's Teaspoon
807 tasting notes

Got this as part of an Ocho Sampler from Joy’s.
This has a very well balanced and well blended pear and cinnamon flavor.
Also, the tea base is not overly complex but present and the flavors certainly do not overshadow the tea itself.
The pear actually tastes quite natural! Pear is a difficult flavor to get right in my opinion but I feel that this has been blended masterfully so that you get a natural pear essence and not so much that the blend is trying to over compensate or be too upfront.
The aroma is stronger than the flavor itself which I feel is a good thing because usually when you do get a very strong pear flavor it is not all that palatable!
This tea is done right.
The cinnamon is not too assertive – either – another flavor component I find often is over done.
I am very impressed!
I had this both with and without sugar in the raw – I enjoyed it both ways.
I being one with the persistent sweet tooth however liked it a little more with sugar but it was not a startling difference as I only added a touch and that was all it needed!
Would be amazing iced!
Don’t save this one just for the autumn season, pear is delicious any time of year and the cinnamon is not chai like strength. Although again – stronger in aroma than on the palate so don’t let the strong smell worry you!
I have found all too often flavored teas to be on one of two ends of a spectrum – either SO strong and riddled with fake flavorings that you just can’t even drink it unless you don’t mind chemical crud in your tea OR so weak that you strain to savor any flavor at all.
This tea is done perfectly so that you know exactly what flavors you are getting without having to play hide and seek with them yet not so overly done that you gag on it!
Great selection – you should get some!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

That’s so true about flavoured teas being on the extreme ends of the spectrum in terms of flavour.

Thanks for the review. I’ll keep this in mind when I make my future first JT order. :)

Azzrian

Your welcome! Their Almond Cookie is my fav!

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Fjellrev

That’s so true about flavoured teas being on the extreme ends of the spectrum in terms of flavour.

Thanks for the review. I’ll keep this in mind when I make my future first JT order. :)

Azzrian

Your welcome! Their Almond Cookie is my fav!

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Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

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I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

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