Hello old friend. The perfect cup of Ceylon tea with an orange hit.
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So, thank you so much Drink The Leaf, for such a generous sample. When I dove into this orange swirly pool of deliciousness, I rejoiced knowing that I could enjoy about 6 more cups of this stuff before I ran out and had to buy some of my own. Let’s just say I’d buy this by the pound. Its wonderful! I love the orange oil Christmastide of it along with the strength of black tea that I love. No wimpyness here! Deck the halls and trick or treat in the same damn cup. Hell yeah.
Got my order of this tea in just in the nick of time…I don’t want my tin to be empty for even one day.
Love this blend so much.. it is just basic, but I really like basic these days:)
Here we go again. This pairs so wonderfully with chocolate:)
My first day back to school. Happy New Year!!!
I always seem to be drawn back to this tea almost on a daily basis.
Why? you ask.
1. It is a simple tea, good for two great infusions.
2. I don’t have to add anything to enjoy the taste of the tea.
3. I really like the crispness of the blood orange peels.
4. It tastes good hot or cold, so it is good to carry with me to school:)
5. It is the prettiest tea in my cupboard and the smell in the tin is addicting.
Orange notes + my new cuppa=one happy tea drinker!
prettiest tea in my cupboard:)
I really like this one, it is light and orangy..pairs well with chocolate.
An absolute staple in my cupboard!
I made a pot of this tea earlier in the week and last night and today. The smoothness of this tea is refreshing. Once upon a time ago, I wrote a review of this tea on It’s all about the leaf…I reread that review last night and I still feel exactly the same way toward this tea. I will include the link here just in case you are curious:)
Made a pitcher of this for ice tea.
It is sooo hot here today 105+
I could smell the nice orange notes as I brewed:)
My tea order came yesterday! I have long awaited another supply of this tea. So refreshing, good hot or cold. And the cold part is really good since it is nearing 100 degrees each day.
There is a nice natural honey sweetness to this tea but it isn’t at all complex. It is very smooth but I tend to prefer my breakfast teas a bit bolder, edgier, and more complex.
Chilled. Almost better than warm.
+ Sausage + Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
This is the last pot of this tea:(
It is light and needs no additions, perfect all on its own!
Full review’s been posted: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1748/tea-review-drink-the-leaf-hong-tao-mao-feng-3/
…and now I am regretting the fact that I have no more to enjoy.
I am drinking the last that I have of this tea in my stash… I really love this. You can read my full-length review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/02/13/hong-tao-mao-feng-from-drink-the-leaf-2/
Backlogging…EXCELLENT…getting low tho…
I am enjoying this tea a lot! It is really very good.
Such an interesting complexity to it, it reminds me of a fine wine. Delicious.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It is so good!
The flavor is very rich and delicious. There is a very nice sweetness to it. It has a nice wine-like quality to it. Deep and complex. I like it very much!
Watch for the full-length review which will publish on the 13th of February at http://sororiteasisters.com
I finished up the last of my Ceylon Black this afternoon. I think this is one of the better ceylons I have had as I feel they are usually a bit weaker than I prefer my black tea. There is a definite chocolate note that really complements the additions of milk and sugar. I’ve enjoyed this tea while I’ve had it, but it isn’t one I would necessarily seek out in the future.
A nice medium black tea that I doubt I will ever get sick of! Had two cups of this already today! YAY!!!
It’s been a good couple of years since I’ve had a kukicha. I remember liking it a lot (much more so than genmaicha), but the opportunity to have one never surfaced. I’m glad I selected this for review because it made for a wonderful creamy/nutty, rainy afternoon cuppa more reminiscent of an unrefined Chinese green. It has more nuance than your average Shizuoka sencha – a bit more going on than just “grass”. I would gladly turn to it again if hard-pressed to decide on a good, smooth green.