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This one is from a Tea Sparrow box a few months ago. I’m sure I’ve had it hot, but I guess I didn’t write a tasting note. Anyway, cold steeped this one overnight and it’s pretty delicious. The strongest flavours are the sencha and coconut, with just a bit of nuttiness. Now I need to try it again steeped hot so I can compare properly. :)
Finally received my tea sparrow package for March!
I’m glad this tea is delicious, because the story behind it really sucked me in. If you’re a lemon fan, you’ll love this one. It’s super refreshing and not as astringent as I was expecting. The dash of vanilla saves it from tasting like plain lemon water. It’s like the rooibos isn’t even there!
Man, I’m sleepy already – and I swear all I’ve done today is sleep! So, we’ll see how many notes I can post before The Voice is over, and then it’ll be time to cozy up in bed.
This one is from the Amoda February box. I don’t know how I felt about it seeing it included; it’s not an overly unique blend is it? There are a lot of lavender EG blends out there. One thing that is really cool about this one though is that part of the sales for this one go to The Chilliwack Hospice Society. I wonder, if I were to buy this one straight from the Amoda site would some of the proceeds still go to that charity?
I cold brewed my sample; there’s supposedly hibiscus in this (WHY!? GOD WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO EG!?) and I thought that’d make it the least noticeable. However I didn’t see a single piece of it in the leaf when I was measuring everything out. Was I just that lucky?
This has a really floral start; the lavender is almost soapy but doesn’t quite cross that line. It gets awfully close though; like middle schoolers’ pelvises at their parent chaperoned dances. LEAVE ROOM FOR JESUS! And the wave of lavender transitions into a really brisk black base and very heavy handed bergamot notes. Nothing too strong, though. It finishes on a really soft, velvety vanilla note that’s to die for. Best part for sure; and it’s what drove me to finish this as quickly as I did.
Overall, it’s relatively average but that finishing note makes it a little better than the usual lavender Earl Grey. Mmm!
Finishing off this Tea Sparrow sample. :) This looks like a really bizarre combination of teas, and I guess it is, but it works! It’s a nice blend of flavours: rich green tea, toasty (from the genmaicha), and fruity. I would order more of this if Aromatica’s shipping weren’t so prohibitive.
Flavors: Fruity, Toasted Rice, Vegetal
From the Amoda Tea box February 2015!
I love(d) lavender Earl Greys. I went through a discovery point in my life where I hated everything about lavender buds in my cup. While I am still probably in that phase, something about the combination of bergamot and lavender still gets to me.
The cream in this tea smells almost coconutty. Like cream of coconut. Steeped in my travel mug, it is slightly reminiscent of vanilla yogurt. I can’t say if it is a good thing or not. The first two mugs I drank straight, and the third cup I thought I would try adding some cream to it. It brought out the cream and the early grey-ness. The lavender, thank goodness, was pushed to the back burner.
I am at this point in the winter where I am bored by the winter-y flavors and heavy scents. I am waiting impatiently for the newest crop of spring harvests to arrive and am itching for some fresh AF tea :P
Of the four teas that were in the December Amoda Box, I think that this one was my favorite. Or at least, it was the most memorable for me as I sit here and type this out. I really like the combination of ginger and cream. The sweet, creamy notes soften the spicy ginger to create a sweet-yet-spicy combination that I really LOVE. The Assam is rich and flavorful – the perfect base for this. The malt plays well with the cream notes to create an almost caramel-y experience. The ginger adds a lovely spice note.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/22/ginger-cream-black-tea-from-aromatica-fine-teas/
Chose this for my morning tea today. It brewed while I cooked my oats and reacquainted myself with my kitchen and my pantry, and oh, yum. Malty and smooth! I love Assam, and here, it works perfectly with the vanilla—so creamy, caramelly, darkly sweet. The ginger isn’t harsh or overly aggressive, but it’s not shy, either. It adds the perfect amount of spice and warmth to the cup. I’m really enjoying this tea, and for a blind buy? I’m totally patting myself on the back. Perfect for cold, wintry mornings when you’re being attacked by germs as I am.
Time for some lazy notes! I have a lot of untried flavored tea samples from various sources, and since I haven’t been enjoying flavored teas much lately, I thought it best to get them all over with in one sitting. So this one is first up, and it came from the December Amoda box. Dry, it actually smells almost boozy? Must be the vanilla flavoring. I can also smell a bit of ginger.
The steeped tea smells much more gingery, but I can also smell the vanilla still. The taste is actually less gingery than I expected, which is a pleasant surprise. And it does taste creamy and vanilla-y. Still, never going to be a favorite since I don’t like ginger.
Flavors: Cream, Ginger, Vanilla
Merry Christmas to those celebrating and Happy Holidays to all :)
When they say Ginger Cream, they really mean it. The dry leaf even smells creamy. It’s amazing! And as this morning’s eggnog latte, it’s like gingerbread in a cup, except super creamy gingerbread. Seriously, this one is good! A great way to start the day.
This little gem came in my Tea Sparrow membership last month. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw the list of ingredients—it’s a real melange of green teas from sencha and bencha to kukicha with strawberry and currant. It’s less fruity than one might think and pretty bright and elegant. It stayed with me for a while after drinking. A delicate afternoon treat.
Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Green
Mmmm, this is really good, I think it’s one of my favourite flavoured rooibos blends. Nutty, creamy, cinnamon-y, with just a bit of apple. I made it a bit stronger this time, and it’s even better this way – extra sweet and creamy. Kind of reminds me of an oatmeal cookie, which is a bit random, but in conclusion: YUM.
Got this in the October Tea Sparrow box, and it’s yummy. It reminds me of Tiesta’s Nutty Almond Cream (which I think is very similar to Davids Tea’s Forever Nuts) because of the cinnamony, nutty, apple-pie-in-a-cup quality. It has a rooibos base so it doesn’t seem quite as bizarre to be adding milk and sweetener to it.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Nuts
Nut crunch was awesome. This was so smooth and so delicious it is definitely one of my favorites lately. It is a wonderful fall tea that caters well to cold weather and the holidays. It has a flavorful rooibos base that is well accompanied by the sweet fruit and nut combination. It’s a great dessert tea but also is great for relaxing at the end of a long day.
I received this through the October Tea Sparrow box.
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Flavors: Citrus, Vanilla
This was in my November Amoda Tea box. The aroma is very bright and orange-y, smelling like I had just cut into a fresh orange. Juicy! The tea brews up a dark, transparent, chocolate brown color that smells amazing.
Very flavorful balance between orange and formosa tea. Sweet and juicy and beautiful! Good for many infusions too … the orange notes didn’t disappear after the first cup!