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This… THIS TEA!
If I had said anything about other dessert teas being delicious, I kind of halfway take it back, because this is truly delicious. This tea defines delicious.
I have been intoxicated by the aroma of dry leaf. And also the way it looks – I absolutely adore the almond pieces! I was also very pleased with how the brewed tea was clear, ruby-red and beautiful with no chicken-soup greasy blotches that flavored teas’ brews sometimes result in. Then I let it cool slightly… And had a sip, then another one… I totally fell in love.
It’s not the cinnamon, it’s not even the almonds, it’s this lovely baked-goods buttery note that I absolutely adore. It is kind of like a cookie, perhaps a biscotti? I have never tasted anything like it.
I want this tea to be made for forever, so I can always re-stock it.
well, i haven’t really liked most of the Da Hong Paos i’ve ever tried, but i like this one a bit better. mind you i’m only on the first steep, and it tastes smoky and dusty and dry, just like the others i’ve tried, but this one at least has some depth to it, am looking forwarded to future steepings….
I love it when free samples expand my horizons. I would not have tried this – I don’t love smoky teas and don’t keep many blacks around at all. I happen to have just reviewed yesterday Shang Tea’s Tangerine Blossom though, so this is perfect timing for a comparison. The base tea here really only has a slight smoke, despite the description, and it’s at a level that makes the tea more interesting for me but doesn’t overwhelm. And I have to agree with another reviewer that the citrus notes are more like dried orange than fresh – with just a slight spice to it. Where the tangerine blossom is more delicate bright citrus floral, this has a slight smoky, spicy, fruity flavor. This one is actually quite a bit closer to the Constant Comment profile, though with subtler flavors. I actually really like both this and the Tangerine Blossom, I suppose depending on whether you’re having a winter night by the fire (Romanoff) or breakfast on the balcony (Tangerine Blossom).
Oh my, I haven’t reviewed in awhile ;-;
Well, here goes. moraiwe felt comfortable giving me a small sample of this since shmiracles increased her supply. So thanks (directly and indirectly) to both of you because I’m a fan. :)
I’m all ouchy and shaky and just noticed I got herbal salve all over my keyboard so I won’t say much.
Bottom line: Really nice tea. Light to medium body with delightful fruity flavors that don’t overwhelm the palate. Mainly apricot with very subtle peach.
Bad news: I may have another reason to order from American Tea Room :P
Flavors: Apricot, Peach
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Had to sip this quick before my orthodontist appointment earlier, so I’m doing this one from memory; we’ll have to see if it turns out okay.
There’s a great black tea base paired up with a definite yeasty/pastry note. It doesn’t quite hit what I remember brioche being like, but as far as a sturdy sweet breakfasty type tea goes this one is a total hit.
It’s along the same lines as the Blueberry Crumble by Della Terra, but without the fruit notes…more like a cinnamon roll without the cinnamon? Eh, you get what I mean. Tasty tea and one I would eagerly drink again (and may buy as a result of trying it in the TTB).
OH my goodness. this is so delicious. so last night i had a long-overdue mugful of the Brioche Free, with cream (er, half-and half) and sugar, and holy cow it was delish. it SO hit the spot that all morning long i’ve been imagining i taste it and smell it all over the place. so FINALLY i assuage my craving with a hit of the Organic Brioche, just made up, milk (1%) and sugar included, and my itch, it is scratched. i can’t believe i’d forgotten i own this as well as the BF. BAD bad. NEVER again will i forget.
I managed to get out for a long walk with the BF which was nice, probably the most exercise I’ve had since I busted my arm 3 weeks ago.
He picked this as our afternoon tea, after giving me the obligatory speech about how much tea I have already and how I don’t need to buy any more. hee hee! This is nice, the combo of lemongrass and rooibos. We also discovered my old tea kettle is full of rust so I guess I’ll be getting rid of that and using the variable temp kettle from here on out…
Hooray for never ending backlog…
This is part of the set of teas I was trying to log yesterday but couldn’t finish because I had to go for my interview, which by the way didn’t turn out too well. I knew it wouldn’t as soon as I got there though: I clearly didn’t fit the “type”. All the employees were East Indian and very slender/thin with super high end fashionable clothing and the other eight candidates there were also East Indian with the same appearance… And, the all seemed to know each other. And there I was, not really ‘fitting in’ at all, and in my opinion at quite a disadvantage. Oh well – I did take the opportunity to distribute some resumes at other stores in the mall.
And I have another interview on Tuesday, as well!
This tea was made in a timolino because that was an appropriate size to use up the whole sample from VariaTEA. It’s another “Forever Nuts” type tea, and I think the last one I have left to try/finish off other than Forever Nuts itself. But you know, taste wise this one (just like Tealish’s Toasty Almond or Toasted Almond, whichever it was) tastes identical to Forever Nuts which I guess means it was an enjoyable enough cup but I’m just going to keep defaulting back to Forever Nuts because it’s the most convenient to get a hold of.
This is the best balance of bergamot and green tea flavor I’ve found, and the tea is quite tasty. If only I liked the bergamot better. There’s something odd about it – it tastes like it was cut in half. I mean with part of the flavor just missing, not like it’s weak. My favorite Earl Green yet, but it’s not a terribly successful category for me to start with, which makes me sad. There is so much potential here.
My only comparison is Golden Moon’s Coconut Pouchong, which didn’t suit me at all. All I tasted there was a perfumey, inescapable coconut that lingered on my cup, measuring spoon, and I think entire kitchen all day. This is quite different. I taste a green, floral oolong with a light, warm, coconut overlay. I’m still not sure how I feel about flavored oolongs, but if I’m going to own one, it will be this one. It’s a light, balanced, complex cup, and I’m enjoying it quite a bit!
It’s lovely. I don’t get much bergamot, but it’s a nice, slightly floral vanilla tea. I think I have a general disappointment in floral teas because I want to really taste those flowers, and aside from jasmine, I almost never do – it’s nearly always trapped in the scent and aftertaste. That’s true here as well. It’s still delicious, but I don’t know if it’s a keeper for me.
I decided to try this now because I had a few sips of my husband’s sweetened Samurai Chai/Lemon Drop. (Normally it’s Hot Lips, but I did not want to open my last pack). It was so good and for the first time I could see how lemon could be good with chai, I wanted to drink it all and not share.
Since it was already out I decided to try Lemon Drop on its own. I can’t say what it tasted like without sugar this time only that after my first sip I added sugar and then more sugar and then, it tasted like a “creamy” lemon drop. I was surprised to notice the creaminess Dinosara mentioned, it was very tasty. I don’t normally like lemon tea but that may be cause I don’t want to add a lot of sugar. I need to learn to like stevia again so I can drink this more often.
I will save the rest of the sample for my husbands chai, he really enjoyed it. If I ever get more I will try a shorter steeping time than ATR suggests (4min) and then maybe I will not need as much sugar.
This smells like roasted almonds and it’s making me crave Bearclaw pastries! I really like the rich fig and toasted nut flavor. I added sugar (of course) it’s what I call “salt for tea” in that it always seems to enhance the flavors. It’s just the sweet desert tea that I was craving!
Thank you Moraiwe for sharing this with me!
This is only my second Bi Luo, so I can only compare it with Golden Moon’s. Obviously, they’re similar, but this one is on the grassier side, with none of the burnt sugar note of Golden Moon’s. That note, along with the grassy/woody taste that they both have, gave the Golden Moon version a complexity right up there with my favorite oolongs. They are both just lovely, but I slightly prefer the Golden Moon for that reason.
The dry leaves smell like full-on granny style potpourri…and I LOVE that! The rosiness has faded quite a bit in the brewed tea, leaving a delicate rose aftertaste from a generally unremarkable white. To be fair, I’ve had only a very few remarkable whites and wouldn’t have expected a special one here. Still, I just love rose so much, and this is such a fresh, full rose, it may just stay in the collection.