97

A very nice and unexpected tea.
I have tried many wine flavored teas but this one somehow rises above the others.
Unlike those other wine flavored teas I have had – this one is not artificially flavored and you sure can taste the difference!
Thank you LiberTEAS for sending me a sample of this!
There is a deep base that is quite excellent, the mixture of the black currant and licorice are perfection and combine to create something quite unique and tasty! Note, I dislike licorice with a passion yet the licorice tastes nothing as you would expect in this masterful blend!
This is my first tea ever from Vintage TeaWorks and I do hope to try more in the near future!
ETA: Only downside to this one is that it did not re-steep very well for me.

Kittenna

I’m finding that my most loathed tea ingredients (anise/fennel/licorice) can actually work quite well in some blends, it just requires a delicate hand! I’m thinking of Butterbeer and some Verdant blends here.

Azzrian

Agreed! Now only if I found that the same happened with lemongrass!
I think that when lemongrass is used it is usually a main ingredient whereas licorice / anise seem to be more backdrops and complimenting flavors.

Kittenna

I think the key is definitely having the ingredients as supporting flavours. Often I think they are made to feature rather prominently in a tea, which is too much. I’m not the biggest fan of strong lemongrass flavours in tea (although I love it in thai food!) but have had some teas where it works quite well.

Azzrian

thats funny as I don’t mind it at all in food yet I can’t stand it in tea. Perhaps I could find that I do like it okay in tea but I just don’t want to risk the tea funds to figure that out!
:)

Sil

I really want to try the teas from vintage tea works. They sound really intererestin

Azzrian

I was surprised when I got a sample of it today from LiberTEAS – just the day before yesterday I came across them on Facebook and had never heard of them before! I thought it looked right up my alley! I will have to consider an order with them soon!

JacquelineM

This company is on my to-try list, too :)

Azzrian

I don’t know if 6 months ago when I first started drinking loose leaf that I could have appreciated the wonderful qualities of this one. What I love is how much I have evolved as a tea drinker and how I can pick up on the different flavors in tea now. Had someone handed me this back then and said it has wine notes I would have looked at them like they were crazy. However after having ice wine tea and muscat I really understand the more complex flavors in this tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

Kittenna

I’m finding that my most loathed tea ingredients (anise/fennel/licorice) can actually work quite well in some blends, it just requires a delicate hand! I’m thinking of Butterbeer and some Verdant blends here.

Azzrian

Agreed! Now only if I found that the same happened with lemongrass!
I think that when lemongrass is used it is usually a main ingredient whereas licorice / anise seem to be more backdrops and complimenting flavors.

Kittenna

I think the key is definitely having the ingredients as supporting flavours. Often I think they are made to feature rather prominently in a tea, which is too much. I’m not the biggest fan of strong lemongrass flavours in tea (although I love it in thai food!) but have had some teas where it works quite well.

Azzrian

thats funny as I don’t mind it at all in food yet I can’t stand it in tea. Perhaps I could find that I do like it okay in tea but I just don’t want to risk the tea funds to figure that out!
:)

Sil

I really want to try the teas from vintage tea works. They sound really intererestin

Azzrian

I was surprised when I got a sample of it today from LiberTEAS – just the day before yesterday I came across them on Facebook and had never heard of them before! I thought it looked right up my alley! I will have to consider an order with them soon!

JacquelineM

This company is on my to-try list, too :)

Azzrian

I don’t know if 6 months ago when I first started drinking loose leaf that I could have appreciated the wonderful qualities of this one. What I love is how much I have evolved as a tea drinker and how I can pick up on the different flavors in tea now. Had someone handed me this back then and said it has wine notes I would have looked at them like they were crazy. However after having ice wine tea and muscat I really understand the more complex flavors in this tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

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.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
Four cats and three dogs.

Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

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!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

Find me on facebook and twitter – Azzrian Visions

Location

Kansas

Website

http://www.azzrianvisions.com

Following These People