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I’m almost out of this tea! It’s a nice blend — a sophisticated version of the orange spiced variety. Not as sweet as most, but with a nice richness instead. Sometimes I have it with milk and/or sugar, which brings out different elements, but today I’m just having it straight. I’m enjoying it. It’s a little earthy, very rich, like I said, and a nice amount of orange and spice nonetheless.
I love (*snerk *) that Lov Organic actually seals its tins with ring pull tops, as it keeps the tea so fresh (even though opening one feels a bit like opening a can of soup). The dry tea smells like orange juice concentrate but when the water was added the cinnamon really comes out – it’s all very Christmas-y. Flavour-wise it works out to be heavier on the citrus than the cinnamon but they compliment each other well. The black tea base is pretty bland and average like with most flavoured teas, but altogether it works out well.
With the triple whammy of licorice root/anise/and fennel I was expecting this tea to be more strongly licorice-flavoured than it was. Instead, however, the citrusy bergamot is still the most prominent flavour in this tea and the licorice is a more a slightly spicy afterthought, making this blend more interesting than your typical earl grey. I’m glad that they didn’t overdo it with the licorice root as its sweetness can completely take over a tea. Instead the licorice flavour is more spicy than sweet, characteristic of fennel seeds.
An interesting take on a classic tea.
This has stayed in my cupboard for too long! I am not going to take it to my new home so I am trying my best to finish it. A spicy tisane that is also pretty sweet, thanks to the presence of licorice. Even though I am hardly a fan of licorice, it makes the tea more approachable… otherwise I don’t think I can finish even a single cup with all the cloves, cardamom, aniseed and fennel.. still, it’s a mistake for me to buy this tea given that I don’t really enjoy tea with so much spices…
Finally, a more likeable tea by Løv Organic! Simply because it is plain black tea so it can’t go TOO wrong. It doesn’t specify what kind of black tea it is but the hint of dried plum makes me think of Keemun. The flavour of black tea aside, it has a special kind of exotic smell/taste that I notice in all teas by Løv Organic… logically it has to be the smell/taste of muslin bags (cos I am drinking their bagged teas. I should try their loose tea some day to see if there’s any difference)! It isn’t all that pleasant to have this strange taste in my cup I must say…
I am trying to like Løv Organic’s teas, but it seems that all of their teas taste quite unconventional… I am not sure if it has anything to do with their organic nature. Though their herbal teas are supposed to be their signature blends, I have not yet tasted one that I really like :( This tea tastes more like a tisane than a rooibos. It’s light-bodied, with an undercurrent of zesty orange, apple and some herbal flavours. No sign of caramel, but it is very sweet indeed. If you like tisane you may find it ok… just not my cup of tea.
A wonderfully soft tea, with a beautifully light flavour – a bit fruity but not overwhelming. this is the newest tea in the Wellness collection. i got a small sample from the Kusmi boutique in Montreal, where they have started selling Løv stuff (i dont know if its the same company?? you can’t buy the loose stuff in bulk – only in the pre-packed tins). and i will definitely be going back to get a bigger thing of this… the price point is not very inviting, but i think it could be a beautiful treat for myself.
While visiting her, one friend brought me to a Lov Organic shop, close to Les Halles in Paris. I really liked the promise : everything organic, good quality product, etc. We spent a little while in the shop where I smelled 10 to 15 blends. Most of them did not suit me at all, as they smelled really spicy and to my opinion too heavy on the spice. I especially remember one where the cinnamon smell was so strong, I did not even need approaching the box from my nose; I do not remember its name however.
Lov is pure was the only tea that I felt like drinking and thus purchased this day.
The blend is a bit unusual (to my opinion), as it contains rather large pieces of dry fruit (apple). Some of the leaves are almost complete (up to 1.5 cm); some (is it mate?) are cut into very small but rather thick pieces.
I forgot sometimes the infuser a little too long in the pot and that is not something to be done, as the brew turns bitter.
The color is a clear greenish-yellow. The smell isa bit tangy; it really is perfect to convey the message this is a detoxifying and purifying though enjoyable drink. When smelling it, I feel like in an expensive spa ;)
The taste is rather nice, provided it was not steeped too long. It tastes really green, the citrus and the apple bring a subtle flavor, less noticeable at tasting than at smelling.
However and this explains my so-so rating, I never could drink an entire tea-pot and had always more than enough after 1 to 2 cups, as if my body was telling me it was clean enough and did not need any more of this brew.
To my opinion, this is a tea that caters only for some moments, like late-morning and definitely neither breakfast, nor late afternoon / evening.
I’ve tried it iced and it really works well – the tangy and very light sweetness brought by the apple being perfect to make it very refreshing. I could drink it more easily and in larger quantities as well, than when hot.
I’ll not buy it again when I will have managed to finish the bag, after drinking it more than 3/4th iced. I do not believe I’ll try another one from the same company either.
This must be spearmint, and a lot of it. Wonderful minty smell out of the bag. I was super excited to see the leaf of the green was in beautiful shape. I steeped it for 3 minutes in my ingenuiTEA. The smell is wonderful. Was kind of shocked that there was some bitterness. I have to assume the water was too hot. Maybe the second steep will be better. I really hope so because it smells so promising!
Second steep + 3 minutes = REDEMPTION
As I have mentioned earlier, I bought 4 mini packs of spicy tea from Løv Organic by mistake. :( What should I do with them??? I guess I have no choice but to consume them one by one… this Liquorice Earl Grey seems to be the most likeable among the packs. It’s spicy but at least it doesn’t dry my mouth… and the familiar taste of Earl Grey does give me some comfort as my gustatory sensation is being attacked by various kind of spices.
I bought this tea (in fact, a pack of 4 mini tea boxes from the brand) because I didn’t notice it’s spicy!!!! :( I knew I bought the wrong tea as soon as I opened the tea box, because the strong aroma of aniseed was suffocating! This tea is practically a blend of spices, though it’s less spicy than it sounds and is in fact on the sweet side (attributable to liquorice). The flavours are really complex and can even appear confusing to non-spicy-tea-fans like me. I am sure this is a pretty good spicy tea, but it will be a problem for me to finish the whole box of tea…