Had a headache. Reached for tea for the first time in a while. Going back for a second cup. Headache already on the wane. Bless this tea.
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Mmmmm. This tastes like a cup of warm apple crumble, without any of the tartness of the apple. If this is really good for you, I will drink it by the bucket.
Made a whole pot of this today to help me with my writing. This tea is just incredible. Sweet and buttery, such a light rounded flavour, I savour every single mouthful.
This tea keeps drifting in and out of our stash – we get some, we give it away, we get some more, we give some more away. I thought we were all out, until we started cleaning the living room and found a stash of a dozen or so teas. And lo, there was Southern Belle! This is another of those blends that bowls me over with the scent but doesn’t quite deliver. Even so, it’s a very pleasant sweet peachy tea that’s not too over the top in any way. I think I’ll keep it around this time.
Continuing my new habit of caffeine-free after seven. Had a tea party to unwind from work, and what is better for a tea party than pink tea? I do enjoy this blend, and I always forget how much. I just wish it wasn’t so heavy!
Just so flat-out tasty. I wish I had realised how good it is earlier. It’s even good when brewed in-store.
This tea always smells amazing, all spicy and mysterious. I just wish that it delivered. I have tried different steep times, from my usual two minutes up to a very bitter base, but the flavouring just never steps up. The florals – which I don’t usually like – are almost non-existent. It wasn’t a bad cup, just . . . disappointing.
Having a lot of trouble sleeping lately, and now that it’s getting cooler in the evenings we’re trying tea to help. I agree with what others say – this really knocks you right out.
We’ve been drinking this blended with the now-discontinued Vata Ayurvedic, but we picked some more up to try just straight, and it’s a much more mellow blend than we anticipated. The flavour isn’t overwhelming, but it’s perfect for a nighttime tea. There’s also a sweet lemony flavour that gets lost in the bold spices of the ayurvedic when they’re blended. On its own, it wasn’t nearly as medicinal as I was expecting, though towards the bottom of the pot it was a bit more tart and acrid.
Steeped this with a touch of brown sugar last night, it was amazing. Trying not to have any caffeine after seven or so, and didn’t end up getting home until nine, but this was exactly what I was craving. I’m always a little thrown off when I reach for this one, because it looks like it would be very floral and the cinnamon scent is quite strong, but brewed up it all evens out into this delicious oatmeal crisp type flavour, very warming. Did the first steep at about four minutes, second one just over five, I think five would be better.
This knocked me right the frak out last night. I think next time I’ll skip the Vata addition, because it added a spicy note that was a little disconcerting when my primary objective was sweet sweet unconsciousness.
My first cuppa after a long hot summer, this was perfect. Rich and chocolately without being chalky or powdery. Yummmmm. Only note: needs a longer steep time.
God, this was just gorgeous. Such a flavourful straight black tea, it’s amazing that it doesn’t have anything added. I was savouring each mouthful (brewed a small pot, Western style), but I would definitely make this for an everyday cuppa as well. Very mellow and with a hint of natural sweetness.
Snagged a sample of this from Tina S. ages ago and finally dug it out of our sample boxes. Definitely more of a green than a pu’erh; in fact, very little ‘tea’ flavour at all, even for a mellow green. None of the usual earthiness of a pu’erh. As for the raspberry, it was more of a generic fruitiness, but almost sickly sweet. Left a feeling in my mouth like I was drinking perfume. Sorry, darling Tina, love you but do not love this tea.
Mmmm. Been craving this for a while, glad I finally gave in.
Goddamn I suck at tea reviews.
I drank this. It was tasty.
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I haven’t had a cuppa in so long, this was a wonderful one to break my tealess streak. Popped into David’s for the new spring line and saw this on the shelf so decided to give it a taste despite the hibiscus. I was well-rewarded!
The green-white blend is a very light and mellow, relaxing base for the sweet fruitiness of the hibiscus, which doesn’t succumb to tartness. There is a kind of peachy flavour to the tea from the hibiscus, and the jasmine sneaks in on an aftertaste, which is the only down note, a bit too perfumed. Still, it’s a beautiful tea, and I only wish it was more affordable!
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I always forget how much I love this tea until I have it again. It bills itself as a floral tea, which is strange because I don’t get anything floral off of it. It tastes like apple pie, more than any “apple pie tea” I’ve ever tried. It’s just apple and a touch of cinnamon and sugar. It’s just a true cup of sweet before-bed comfort. Mmmmm.
Will have to get a slice of apple pie tomorrow at IKEA.
The raspberry leaf in this frightened me a little, because raspberry leaf is kinda gross. But the blend is amazing. It’s a beautiful pekoe with a truly delicious raspberry flavour, sweet and fruity and very well-balanced.
Made a nice biiiiig pot of this today to drink while I finished off ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Got about four cups in before I realised that this fruity, orangey, sweet, touch of Earl green blend was amazing and yet strangely familiar. It’s like a better version of DT’s Countess of Seville.
Also, om nom nom nom.
It is too close to bed for Sparkle, and so I will Fizz! In one of the awesome moustache mugs that Tina gave us for our birthday. (We are as ooooone). This tea is so yummy and fizzy, sweet and tart and just perfect.
Made this to cheer myself up after a terrible cuppa from Tim’s. Mmmm. Once again, delicious. I love you, Tea Haus. I love you so hard that my wife should be a little jealous.