Joy's Teaspoon

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This tea wasn’t for me. I bet other people would like it though. I like a darker chocolate, I think this is a milkier one.

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drank Almond Cookie by Joy's Teaspoon
361 tasting notes

In the past couple days I’ve had this and forever nuts and I’m pretty sure they are the same. This tea is ok for me. Tealizzy is right that brioche tastes very similar to this but with a good black tea base. She’s so right. I love brioche, but I like the dimension the black tea adds to it. This tea tastes ok, but just seems to be missing something. Plus I’m not a fan of the beetroot.

Update: Actually, this one is growing on me. Not as fakey as forever nuts. More apple maybe? Hmm, I may actually reorder this.

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The aroma is breathtaking!

After watching a youtube video showing clips of Starwars people saying “Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” I immediately reached out for it.

It is an unusual EG! Flowery and gentle, it is a soft EG slowly draws you into its charm. Thank you for sharing this very nice tea with me, Melanie!

Serenity

Mmmm sounds delish! And before a hoard of Trekkers descend let me just nerdily share: Star Trek, Next Generation, Captain Jean-Luc Picard says that. And every time he does, I want it!

Kasumi no Chajin

Love both Star Trek and Star Wars!

ashmanra

Here you go! This is a bad pic of my son the Sandtroopers after being on stage with Weird Al! His helmet is off, of course, in this pic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/24998856@N06/6575121663/in/photostream

Lynxiebrat

I’m both a ST and SW fan myself! I like the pic ashmanra:)

Lynxiebrat

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! Makes me want to watch some TNG episodes, but promised myself some writing tonight…hmm maybe when I get home.

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This was really good, it would be great alone and mixed with desserts.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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I don’t think I’m going to rate this one. I received a little tin of this from the wonderful QuiltGuppy, but it has no description on it. In an effort to clean out my tea drawer (and shelves…), I decided to make some of this this morning. I had just finished brewing it when I remembered that for some reason I had set this aside for De. The name led me to think of an oolong with fruit, orange and red fruits. That is not at all what I tasted XD. I don’t like basil, and I don’t like lemon in my tea. Pairing all of that with the fact that it was completely not what I thought it was, it doesn’t seem fair to rate it. De will like it, though. I’ll save the rest for her.

Thanks for sharing, QuiltGuppy, sorry I am made of fail!

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This tea smells fantastic. It reminds me of chocolate brownies. It is delicious, but add cream and sugar and it is sinful!

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First I want to thank KeenTeaThyme for sending this for me to sample. She added two other goodies that I am anxious to sample but since I am a chocolate addict I decided on this one first. Next let me say I LOVE Joy’s Teaspoon!
The tea smelled like chocolate and made the kitchen smell lovely but the flavor was not what I was expecting. This was not my favorite chocolate tea…something seemed off with it to me. I can’t place it but I am glad I got to try it.

KeenTeaThyme

Guess you had a similar response like I did… now I don’t feel so bad. Maybe I’ll try to tweak it. I’m still a huge fan of that tin! I am currently storing some advil in the lavender one I had and makes the pills smell nice… great. now I sound like a drug addict! ;)

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I’m not a big chocolate-in-tea kind of person (OK, stop throwing the tomatoes!) so my review is a bit slanted. I like this tea OK; got it in a sampler pack. But it’s not something I would buy on its own. (This is why there is no rating.)

So my review: the chocolate taste is strong and bold. There are cute little chocolate chips in the tea which help the chocolate flavor. I ended up dumping the rest of my cup, because I didn’t care for it at all – chocolate and spicy. BUT that’s because of my dislike of super chocolate-y tea. (I like it mixed with other flavors but not on its own.)

If you like chocolate tea, this is the one to try. In fact I’ll send the rest of my sample to the first person who asks for it. :)

Kristen

Too bad you already sent my package.. I would have taken some to try LOL.

aisling of tea

I’m with you on this one…I don’t have a whole lot of use for chocolate teas. You’re not alone!

KeenTeaThyme

@Kristen – I’ll send it. Seriously – it’s in a cute tin. :) Just say the word and I’ll send it. :)
@ladykittykat – whew! I was thinking I was some kind of weirdo… ;)

Kristen

Ok you don’t have to twist my arm… I will take it! ;)

Kristen

I sent your package today but if there is anything of mine you would like to sample just let me know!!! thank you!

Uniquity

I got a little sample of that too which I am terrified of, since I am not a chocolate in tea person either.

KeenTeaThyme

Kristen – thank you! :) And I’ll send this out tomorrow morning. (Seriously, the tin is beyond cute.)

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drank Riesling by Joy's Teaspoon
140 tasting notes

Unfortunately, I couldn’t taste this at all, so I’m not going to rate it. Have a cold and my taste buds are all out of whack. Sad. . .. .

KeenTeaThyme

So sad! :( Save until you are over the cold. It is my fave from Joy’s Teaspoon.

Nichole

I used all of it unfortunately. Wahhhh!!!! Oh well. :)

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I’m not going to rate this tisane just yet, as I’m still on the fence. I love how minty, refreshing, fresh and calming this brews up. I drank one cup on this relaxing Sunday and the tisane tasted nice. Decent. But afterwards I felt thirsty – this has never happened before.

So I’ll brew up some cups during the week and see where it stands…

Kristen

Weird…I just tried matcha for the first time and have the same thirsty feeling. I can not seem to get rid of it. I have never had it happen before either.

KeenTeaThyme

Me either! It’s very odd…

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drank Lemon Zest by Joy's Teaspoon
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This is my last free sample from joys teaspoon thank you very much. Backlogging. This is a very good tea especially if you want to warm up. The cinnamon is the strongest followed by the tea and the pear. I tasted everything and it blended well. This is a good tea.

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This is another free sample from joy’s teaspoon thank very much. This tastes like pineapple with some mango and I am not sure if I taste the passionfruit or not and the green tea is light and subtle which I like. I am fond of tropical fruit teas and the pineapple and the mango blend well in this and I really enjoy this tea. And one I am thinking about buying.

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I got this as one of three free samples from joy’s teaspoon thank you very much! This tastes like orange and star anise and the black tea. This tea is pretty good although the star anise is abit strong for me anyway. I like orange teas and this is good.

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The blender bottle makes it so much easier to mix up matcha! Had half a tablespoon w/14oz of water, 2oz of coconut almond milk, a little bit of clover honey. It was the perfect alternative to the ice cream I was craving.

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14 ozs of water, 2 ozs of half and half (the only milky substance I had on hand), 1 tbs of matcha and a dash of honey. All went into the shaker bottle for a cold, yummy morning treat as I try to work up the courage to run in this hot, muggy weather. The treadmill at the gym is looking mighty appealing right now.

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69

I “stole” my brother’s protein shake blender bottle to shake up some almond milk, a little honey, and a tablespoon of matcha. It blended really well this way and it was nice and cold!

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This was my first time making matcha at home. I used this matcha in some muffins a couple of weeks ago with much success. I mixed up a tablespoon of matcha and some hot water with a small whisk and it frothed up quite nicely. I also whisked up some almond milk to add to it. I made enough for my brother and I to each have a latte. I added a spoonful of alfalfa honey to each.
The matcha was pretty smooth and my brother who has had more matcha then I have thought it was better than even some of the restaurants he has been to, even if it wasn’t the best of the best. I might try sifting it next time round. It had a strong, leafy green tea flavor that reminded me of green tea ice cream. I could definitely get used to these lattes.

Skulleigh

Oh, I bet the almond milk was good, I must try that.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I like it! It’s the next best thing to milk, which I can’t have a lot of because I’m slightly lactose intolerant.

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drank Riesling by Joy's Teaspoon
464 tasting notes

So tonight I’m doing a comparison of this tea and a 2011 Noble House Riesling. I steeped this tea at 180 degrees this time and it came out even better than before! It brings out the creaminess of the tea and the grapes. The best thing is that it does taste like the riesling! They both are light, sweet, fruity, a tad tart, and a little dry in the aftertaste. They both hit smoothly in the middle of the mouth.

The biggest difference is that the tea is creamy, while the wine of course is not. Also the riesling has that alcohol flavor, which I probably wouldn’t want to try to copy in a tea anyway because it would probably taste artificial.
The grape taste in the tea is made fuller by the berries. If I hold it in my mouth I can differentiate between the grape and berries, but only slightly. The base is amazingly creamy, just the teensiest bit astringent, which frankly works here because it gives it that slight wine-like dryness.

I’m quite enjoying this comparison! Too bad I don’t have any more of this tea!

Nxtdoor

Awesome

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Thanks, Nxtdoor! This is my idea of a fun Friday night. :-)

canadianadia

What a fun comparison!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I have the Riesling around for a couple of weeks now and I’ve been dying to try them together just for the fun of it. Last night was the first chance I’ve had to sit and enjoy!

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drank Riesling by Joy's Teaspoon
464 tasting notes

So far this is my favorite from the Joy’s Teaspoon sampler I got it. The smell of this tea is intoxicating and fruity! Even though I steeped it in boiling water because I didn’t remember it was a white tea (I was too lazy to look up steeping directions on the website), it was still very yummy! The base tasted to me like a buttery green tea. The fruity tones were very prominent, maybe a little more raisin rather than grape. It was a little dry feeling in the mouth, but that works if you’re trying to imitate a wine. I have just enough for one more cup at a lower temperature steep on another day. I’ll look forward to that.

Sil

innnnnteressssting!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I was actually really surprised at how much it did taste like riesling! I was expecting it to just taste like raisins or something.

Sil

Awesome :) joys is on my list for oneof these days

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drank Cinnamon Roll by Joy's Teaspoon
1698 tasting notes

Annnnd, another sipdown!

I probably shouldn’t have had three cups of matcha because I feel a bit outta it now. Too much, man, that was too much!

This was a lovely tea that I’ll miss. I added a bit more leaf and steeped it a bit longer and it tastes more like pastry than it did before. And it’s almost like baked goods cinnamon (instead of fake cinnamon). Very nice!

I’m also a bit wigged out atm because we have movers in our office and they seem like idiots. They’re complaining a lot, and looking around at everything. I was pouring hot water into my timolino from the fancy coffee machine and the one guy just stared at it, and flicked my mug with his finger as he appreciated the machine. NO TOUCHING! :O Bah. Time to go home soon anyway or I’ll get trapped on the stairs while they move stuff around.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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