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This smells so good! Fruity candy deliciousness. It smells like something I’ve sniffed recently, too. IDK what though.
I’m really getting cherry from it.
Oh wow, this tastes so good! For me, it is verging on perfume, but it doesn’t really matter because it’s tasty.
Thanks so much, VariaTEA! I definitely need to keep this company in mind. :)
Chai hunt continues – I’ve had some really good chai sent to me from other people lately. I’m going to stop buying chai, and just let others choose for me. :))
This one came courtesy of the very generous VariaTEA. Thank you so much.
I was a little concerned, there seemed to be A LOT of cinnamon in the package, and it smelled really heavy on the cinnamon.
I am happy to report, that while it is cinnamon heavy, it’s not over powering. This is light and sweet cinnamon, with some of the other spices coming through. I like this better than the other Camellia Sinensis chai that I bought.
This still isn’t perfect, but it’s a really nice light fun little chai. Thanks VariaTEA
Thank you VariaTEA for sending this my way!
i got no chocolate? but i got a lovely creamy, vanilla-esque cinnamon bomb though! very nice. might have to look into this shop- next semester!
on a completely separate note, had to drop a line to my prof asking for more pages for an assignment….. i will cut and paste his reply:
‘… you should strike some balance between your school work and life.’ buwahahahahaha! yeah! if you promise me A+’s no matter what.
did he just obliquely accuse me of having no life? or would you call that direct? hmmm.
Another one from VariaTEA and man…this one smells AMAAAAZING! I really do like this one a LOT. I really need to get around to a camelia Sinesis order because i’ve had a few now and they are pretty solidly good teas. :) This isn’t a floral blend…it’s just fruity and tasty and delicious…even though it’s not a black tea ;)
This is a very nice tea: light, fruity, and sweet, with the final infusion being akin to honey. A well-made and enjoyable tea.
First infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz water, 75 deg., 2:00 min.
Second infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 4:00 min.
Third infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 7:00 min.
Fourth infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 75 deg., 10:00+ min.
Describing it as a first flush darjeeling is a very accurate way to go. I got that green bell pepper taste, but lacking in the muscatel aroma that I have come to enjoy from Darjeelings.
I liked their description of walnuts…which maybe I can taste…or maybe not. I wouldn’t have thought of it until I read over their tasting notes.
Not their best tea, but certainly a tea worth trying.
A good long jing is its own reward. With so many impostors out there…its a rare treat to find one that lives up to the hype.
I tasted some delicious buttered asparagus. Crisp and clean, leaves a delicious full mouth feel that is quite sweet. Sweet floral…that I can’t quite place. This is a tea that you could easily drink all day and be lost in the taste.
Additional notes: Sad sipdown! I LOVED my sample of this one. One of my favorite white tea blends. Now if only the tea brand/shop wasn’t the name for the tea leaf, maybe I could actually find their website…
nevermind, I found the site by searching for the tea name but my virus scanner says it’s an unsafe site.
This lovely blend is thanks to Dexter3657! Wow do the leaves smell SO refreshing, bright and fruity. So many fruits in this blend! I knew I had to choose this tea while I was thirsty. And I’ve been sipping way too many black teas lately!
Steep #1 // 3 min // 45 min after the water has boiled
The flavor is as amazing as the fragrance. The white tea definitely is the first to the forefront. It’s nice that the fruit didn’t overpower the white tea. I’m not tasting any rhubarb but I can see where the other fruits make themselves mildly known. I’m getting hints of lemon, pear, cherry, and pineapple… hints but they are there like they combine to make a new fruit. The steep color is bright yellow.
Steep #2 // 3-4 min // half hour after boiling
Another gorgeous, tasty cup! I actually see a big chunk of cherry in the infuser! There are some definite fruity white blends lacking in my cupboard! I love this one. I’m honored I was able to try it!
Camellia Sinensis had this tea as a sampler the day my roommate went to buy me my Hanukkah gift. She really enjoyed it so ended up picking 25 g for herself. This morning while we were straining the cold brew teas she brewed up a bit so that I could try it. It was a very interesting flavor experience because for plain white tea it had a very nutty flavor profile. There was no bitterness, no floral taste, and it was by no means a “delicate” flavor. I was actually quite impressed and it made for a good start to the morning.
This is probably my favourite of all chai teas I have tried. The spices blend together to create a rich combination of cocoa and cinnamon. However, at the end of the day, this is still a chai and I just don’t reach for it often (that is probably why I was so willing to share this). So long tasty chai, we won’t meet again but I will have fond memories of our time together.
Most chais have been huge misses for me because I often find them too overspiced with one spice or another. When I brewed this, the cocoa that was prominent in the bag was definitely being overpowered by the smell of the spices. That made me worried. However, with my first sip, my fear subsided because this is one chocolate-y tea – more a fudgey, baked-good type chocolate than a milky, smooth chocolate bar. Of course, there is also a nice spice to this cup to really round out the flavors. All in all a nice chai.
This tea has a nice flavor but I am finding the base to be a touch too grassy. I find cherry and green teas are often combined but more and more I think that is a bad plan as it brings the grass out of the base and the medicinal out of the cherry. Maybe I am not drinking the right cherry greens though…
Tea number 3 in my Hanukkah present from the roomie and so far it is my least favorite. Luckily that is due to the others being so awesome and not this one being bad. In general I don’t usually grab greens or florals and this is both so I was a bit hesitant but it smelled really good so I was excited to try it nonetheless. This tea is light and floral and sweet – a nice tea for the afternoon although nothing particularly special.
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I am heading over to Camellia Sinensis on Friday to get some of this and Ombrelle de Papier for Roswell Strange (if anyone else would like me to pick up anything for them while I am there, feel free to let me know before then). Since I am running low on this, I decided to have a cup to see if I still really love it so I could decide if I wanted 25g, 50g, or 100g. Sipping on it now, I am thinking 100g all the way, especially because I will be moving away from the store soon :(. It tastes exactly like what the name suggests, candy and roses, and it is delicious.
Happy Valentines Day to all!! I am excited to have a day of festively themed teas starting with this one. Candy and roses, the gifts of choice for many today but honestly I think I prefer the tea – less calories than candy and not as much work as roses.
This tea is the perfect combination of candy sweetness and rose florals. Plus it is hot and comforting on this cold snowy day.