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Thank you so much Dexter3657 for the package of lovely teas! Another chai to try… always on the look for the perfect chai. This one is a nice balance of black tea and spices. Plenty of black tea and plenty of spice. The black tea isn’t a CTC, so it is tough to get a nice balance. The spices aren’t listed but I definitely see cardamom and cloves… there’s probably more spices here. A decent chai to represent chai, but still not the best chai I’ve tried (maybe the fifth best chai I’ve tried, or somewhere around there, so in no way terrible!) but maybe I should be brewing these like ACTUAL chai instead of tea.
The temperature on this Sencha should hover around 140 degrees. I use a bit more tea per cup (2 tsp/cup) than most recommendations so I find that 2 minutes is about the perfect steep time. The tea is very sweet although a few friends of mine have told me they prefer it with sugar. The flavor is very full but not too strong. Overall, a very good tea!
Ah, my first kukicha tea. Thanks to Dexter3657’s awesome tea package! This one looks like little twigs… the same color as hojicha that I love. This one has such a low steep temp – 160 degrees for 2-3 minutes. I like this one, though it is very mild. It has the flavor of a very light roasty hojicha. But it also has a creamy taste. I don’t know why this can’t be steeped hotter though… as I usually steep my hojichas hotter than fresh green teas. I was curious how another hojicha blend had a cream flavor… maybe there was kukicha mixed in the blend.
A very unusual looking tea. The appearance of the tea is what lead me to order it. The liquid brews up quite light – I expected a darker brew but this is very light. Not a bad thing, just different than I was expecting.
Sweet with notes of fruit. Each subsequent infusion proved to be sweeter than the prior infusion. Sweet, mellow, and nectar-like. A really nice pu-erh!
I wanted to love this tea, but I don’t:)
I discovered that I had one serving left of Upton’s creme vanilla EG. So, I am having a sip down between two teas….
Cream EG is weak tasting to me, it smells like cream, but when you sip….where is that cream?
Upton’s version is not much better. Weak and where is that cream?
I guess, I will use this tea to make EG tea cookies. Life is too short to drink mediocre tea.
Tea #12 from the Here’s Hoping TTB
I’m not really a fan of this. While the strawberry doesn’t taste completely candy-like and artificial like most strawberry teas, I think the black base has a rather odd flavor to it. In general I haven’t been a big fan of the black base NMTeaCo uses.
Tea #3 from the Here’s Hoping TTB
I wasn’t really sure how to feel about this tea when I saw it in the box. I’ve had icewine before, but I’ve never had a tea that mimics wine, despite the fact they’ve become rather popular. I ended up being pleasantly surprised by this tea, the grape flavor came across clearly. I did find it to be a bit more dry than I prefer, but then again I don’t like dry wines either. Overall it was pretty interesting to try, but not something I would order myself.
This tea won’t be continuing on, I finished off the last little bit.
I haven’t had this one in a while, but thanks to my goal of drinking one non-black tea a day, I thought I’d give this a go.
It’s orangey, and floral, creamy, buttery, green. Sweet. Perfumed.
Not really my usual cup of tea, but definitely something I’m enjoying right now. :)
Thanks, CrowKettle. I have 1 tsp left. When will I drink it? Soon, I hope!
Moving back into my comfort zone, but continuing with ifjuly’s wonderful swap package.
I’ve bought tea from NMTC a few times now, and somehow always forget to include this with my order. I really like NMTC, I really like good coconut tea. I should love this – everyone else does.
I think my taster is broken tonight… I’m just getting weirdness from everything I’m drinking – I think this is thin and acidic – which makes no sense at all. I’m just giving up for the night – will edit this with something more appropriate another night.
Ugggg what is wrong with me tonight?
This was a super thoughtful surprise bonus Dexter3657 threw into my swap box! Awesome pick given I’ve been pleased with many of New Mexico Tea Company’s offerings and cardamom is one of my all-time favorite flavors. Thank you! You really put a lot of thought into the teas you sent me. :D
A while back I tried American Tea Room’s version and while not bad, I didn’t really find it compelling on any level (so much so that IIRC I forgot to log it here). I’m hoping that was a fluke though—I was distracted at the time by a lot of things—and plan to revisit. But anyway, I worried maybe it was a case where oddly sometimes I love flavors in general but find I hate them in combination with certain tea base types (this happens a lot with black tea for some reason). Given this opportunity to try NMTC’s I don’t think so though—I quite enjoyed this. The smell is not clobber-you-over-the-head cardamom, that unique both-cooling-and-warming quality, but there is a nice hard-to-describe generally soft aroma with a peppery bite at the tail end once it steeps. As for taste, the black tea presence is quite upfront while the cardamom gradually trails in on its coattails. This is a nice comforting cup that doesn’t demand a lot of your attention; it isn’t crazy complex, quite straightforwardly “black tea + cardamom and that’s it” but thanks to cardamom being nuanced itself it isn’t disappointingly one-note. The cooling quality comes in especially toward the end of the sip, with spiciness preceding it right in the middle. This is a good choice to close out a long dreary day. The more I drink it, the more I appreciate that the black tea flavor doesn’t get lost. I’m so glad I’ve had the chance to try it finally!
From the Great Canadian TTB.
This one reminds me of a chai because of the cardamom. The black tea is actually quite mild. It is very smooth. There is a definite cardamom flavour, I thought it would be stronger but the cardamom pods are whole so they are not providing too much spice. I found while drinking the tea is was quite mild. But there is definitely a spice that comes out in the aftertaste. It is a sweet and spicey cardamom taste.
This tea tastes identical to the provence rooibos I have from Enjoying Tea. I really like the blend of fruit, lavender, and rose because not only do those ingredients top the list of my favorite flavors of tea, but they also do a great job of covering up the flavor of the rooibos. While I’ve been trying to drink more of it I find that I don’t particularly care for the taste.
I really like the fact that NMTeaCo has everyday free shipping on tea so they will likely be my new source for this particular blend. They also have great customer service. One of my orders was damaged in shipping and they immediately responded to the problem and sent out a replacement.
Tea #8 from HHTTB2
When this is piping hot, the strawberry flavor is pretty solid. It’s not terribly artificial, and nothing outstanding, but it’s a tart strawberry flavor that’s relatively true to strawberry and refrains from being candy-like. But as the cup cools, the plastic flavor creeps in until it’s pretty much all I can think about in the sip.