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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!
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
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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!