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Pretty nice blend. I’m not getting a ton of tea green/black base blend and actually would have thought it was an tisane had I not looked here. But the sweet fruit is at a good level, nice and tangy but not overly so in an artificial way. It’s got a little more body to it than some of the other really fruity tisanes/7 treasures I’d compare it to.
This was really good, it would be great alone and mixed with desserts.
Backlog and SIPDOWN…a nice sturdy cuppa – see previous notes!
Backlogging 2 cups to start today…see previous notes…
I got this as a sample from Joy’s Teaspoon a while back. Thanks!
First off, this tea really does smell like plums. Fresh, sweet, juicy plums with a hint of some spice to it. Plum jam then, I guess.
The tea does taste rather like plums, too, but lacking in the sweetness… I probably should have added some sugar, in retrospect. As in my last note, I was tempted away from my tea by freshly baked goodies from my suitemates. Half of us decided to go off the meal plan to save money and hopefully eat slightly healthier. I guess the problem is that all of us like to bake things on top of cooking (each of us a different item, too— I deal with pies, another deals with cookies and brownies, and the other any random recipe she can get her hands on). So, if we keep it up at this rate, we’ll have enough baked goods to last us through a zombie apocalypse, heh.
So anyway, the tea was cold by the time I got back to it. I finished it up, and I have to say, I’m pretty sure this would taste wonderful as an iced tea. The one major thing I thought of when sipping it was the poem “This Is Just To Say” by William Carlos Williams, which I’ve cut and pasted here:
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
So I’ve been trying to get to at least 2-3 samples a day whenever possible. This was another from Azzrian which smells divine! On the downside though, I’m not sure how many of you out there were ever given triaminic as a kid, but they had an orange flavoured one that was my FAVOURITE! I’d sneak tastes here and there whenever i wasn’t sick because i liked the flavour so much.
Where was i going with that? Well this tea? It tastes exactly like that lol. Now of course, i’m older and much wiser, so the taste doesn’t appeal to me quite so much. This would be an excellent summer tea imo though. :)
This tea smells like a plum…one of those plums that you know is just going to burst when you bite into it and leak juice all over your face. I just wish it tasted as delicious. Azzrian sent me this sample for which I am totally grateful :) I’m thinking maybe I brewed it a little hot so I’d like to give it a try changing the brewing parameters before I rate it – maybe even do a cold brew.
All that being said, it’s not a bad tasting tea…the scent just doesn’t jive with the taste :)
Thank you Azzrian for my first Joy’s Teaspoon tea!
This is a really nice tea…especially since I don’t have many without caffeine. I really like the raspberry and vanilla combo. I couldn’t drink this all the time, or even often because it’s a little much for me in the flavour combo but it’s a nice treat. Especially as my first tea from Azz and JT :)
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
This is really rich and strong and delicious. A good way to start the day! A lovely sweetness to this … when someone says “burnt sugar caramel taste” this tea is the best tea to exemplify that flavor. That is exactly what I’m tasting. That yummy, homemade caramel taste with hints of burnt sugar. So good. So rich. So flavorful!
This tea has helped me shake off that groggy feeling I had before I started sipping on this tea. I’m awake and ready to go. This is the tea I want on hand for those days when I need to shake the sleepies.
Additional notes: How did I confuse this for a black tea before? Maybe it said that at the top of the description before someone changed it? It doesn’t taste like an oolong anyway. The other flavors stand out more. I could definitely taste the basil and a bit of lemon this time. The steep color was a darker yellow. And it still had a golden raisin flavor! Is that possibly the oolong? With my new oolong flavor rating where 1 is light and 5 has a stronger flavor, I’d give this a 1. Pretty tasty especially because my sample package isn’t too young now. It’s odd that the description calls this a dessert or after dinner tea though, since the name is ‘sunrise’!
I actually received this tea as a sample with my order and I will be forever grateful. It is like drinking something wonderfully green, sunny and tropical. I did identify one thing that I was unhappy with while I was sipping this tea on my couch: I didn’t have any palm trees or blue ocean in my living room. Thank you Joy’s Teaspoon! This will be on my next tea order.
Finishing up the last of this one (sent by Azzrian) today as I have other incarnations of it sitting around in my stash. It is seriously absolutely delicious, and possibly one of my favourite tisanes. It just occurred to me that I had probably wanted to compare it to DavidsTea’s Forever Nuts directly, but oops, I guess that isn’t happening. Oh well!
2 cups earlier today! Very nice!
This is the second tea I have tried from Joy’s teaspoon and yet again I was not disappointed. The first thing I noticed when I opened the package is how fantastic this tea smelled. Citrusy/Floral Bergamot followed by the strong sweet scent of vanilla. I brewed this tea at 205 degrees for four and half minutes and found it to be perfect. It tasted smooth, creamy and had a well balanced blend of bergamot and vanilla.
The only thing that kept me from giving this tea a higher score was the fact I developed a slight slick feeling in my mouth about 20 minutes after I was finished drinking it.
Regardless, I really enjoyed this Earl Grey Creme tea.
**Update: Ok, so I tried this tea again this morning and that slight slick feeling that I noticed the first time I drank it was gone. I will definitely be ordering this again.
The first thing you notice about this tea is the smell. It’s so subtle and so specificly Jasmine all at once. The flavor is pretty delicate. It’s a tasty green with hints of jasmine mixed in. My cup is a darker yellow so maybe I oversteeped it but I love this tea as is. It’s perfect for a sunny day with it’s delicate flavors but warms you up and reminds you of spring when it’s doom and gloom outside!
Thanks for this one, too, The Purrfect Cup!
I really LOVE Kenyan Black Teas – mostly for their boldness! This one…fits the bill! It’s dark, strong, powerful, and a nice alternative to coffee!
A nice kick in the pants…anytime of day (unless you are trying to sleep, that is!)
I LOVE the color of this tisane. It’s a beautiful pink color. It’s pretty darn tasty too. I taste a lot of apple tartness and almond sweetness. I love the nuttiness of this tisane too. It does have an aftertaste that I can’t quite name and I don’t exactly love. It’s a good taste and it’s pretty awesome iced. Not my favorite but still really tasty.
It definitely requires the full brewing time to get the best flavor and if you cold brew it, it needs 8+ hours.
I really like this Darjeeling. It’s smooth and ever so slightly sweet. I’m drinking it with my breakfast (bagel & avocado) and it’s a perfect pairing. It smells a little mossy/woodsy and has a super smooth finish. I keep it at work so that I always have a strong, delicous black tea to help get me through the day.
Genmaicha has always had a special place in my heart. It was my first experience with loose leaf tea and a tea that I drank exclusively for several months. Having said that, this is a fantastic Genmaicha. It’s a very clean green but you still get the tastiness of the toasted rice. My very favorite thing about it is that it’s hard to screw up. I have forgotten about this tea so many times and oversteeped it and it doesn’t get overly bitter. While you definitively lose some of the cleanness of the green, the toasted rice flavor really comes out in oversteeping. I don’t recommend oversteeping it but one can still enjoy the cup without a total loss. It warms your heart and your hands on dreary Seattle days!