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This is supposed to be an orange/spice blend, but I’m not getting much of either. There is a fairly muted cinnamon flavor coming through, and the black base is pretty brisk and bold. Perhaps a tiny bit of orange peeking through at the tail end of the sip. Overall, I’d rather just go with Constant Comment if I want this flavor profile.
Sample of this came with my advent order. It definitely smells mango flavored. Mango flavoring never tastes like fresh mango IMO. What surprises me about this tea is how well they do the mango flavor. I feel like a lot of other mango teas I’ve had have an alkaline flatness to them that is really distracting, something this tea I’m pleasantly surprised to notice does not! I like this for a mango tea, but I feel like it needs something else to compliment it. Like how cinnamon often goes with apple. I’m guessing a little sugar might round out the flavor, but I’m not accustom to adding sugar to my teas anymore. I like this, but I wouldn’t say at this point it is a tea I’d need to buy.
Edit: I’m enjoying it more while eating dried coconut chunks. Maybe that’s what I want it to have!
I ordered a few samples with my Plum Deluxe advent, and this was one. I don’t really find that this tastes like a cherimoya, but it does have a really, really lovely baked apple flavor. There’s definitely a creamy custard note as well, but I wouldn’t quite consider the combination to be a custard apple (it’s more of custard and apple). Really like it though, definitely something I would like to have on hand.
Also….I wish green rooibos was utilized more. I really enjoy it, where I generally dislike the red version.
This is the (tiny) free sample from my advent calendar order. It seems to be an orange spice sort of blend, which is fine with me.
Unfortunately I used a bit too much water because I wasn’t paying enough attention, but it doesn’t seem to have done too much damage. This has a strong sweet cinnamon candy-like flavor, sort of like Hot Cinnamon Spice from Harney but without the actual sweetness. The cinnamon dominates the beginning of the sip, and then a bright orange oil note comes in and takes over near the end. The orange reminds me of candy as well, making this a very candy-forward tea for me. The black base has some body but I can’t taste much else, possibly due to the whole too much water fiasco… There’s a hint of clove here as well.
Overall, it’s fairly tasty. Probably not something I would feel the need to order since I already have a variant of Hot Cinnamon Spice, but I wouldn’t mind drinking it again. :)
Flavors: Candy, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Orange Zest, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet
I’m drinking this cold, and the mint and white chocolate are pretty well balanced, strong, and bright. Many versions of this sort of tea are really artificial and disappointing. This one ended up a little oily, but I don’t mind that, and the flavor was quite pleasant. This is a nice option, though at that price, I’d still choose another brand if I were in the market for this flavor profile. I did like that they used white chocolate like in my favorite Teavana version.
I really like this! The rosemary totally works with the black tea and other flavors. I was worried it would be too floral, but it’s really nice! I’m having it with milk. I can definitely taste the lavender, and though I’m not the biggest rose fan, it works here. Definitely one of the best floral teas I’ve had.
I was surprised at how much I liked this. I got it accidentally in an Amoda box I forgot to cancel. And it’s name is a bit of a turn off for me since I never liked teas that were marketed as wellness blends. However, looking past the name, it’s actually a tasty tea. It’s got a really great apricot flavour to it. Sweet and ripe and really good. I get some elderberry but the apricot is the real star here. The base also has a nice honey component to add.
Aha! I finally finished all the teas from last year’s advent calendar! Just in time to start the new one…… But, I have been having varying luck with these Plum Deluxe black blends lately. This is another one that doesn’t taste like too much of anything. I feel like I get some light ginger and that’s just about it. Honestly, it wasn’t worth the caffeine for me to even finish it. Mildly flavored and boring to my tastes!
This is actually the first rooibos EG I’ve tried, and I’m happy to say that it really works. The rooibos is rich and delicious with a natural note of something like vanilla (though there’s probably flavoring too). The bergamot is understated, but it works. I didn’t use any milk the first time because I didn’t want to cover up the flavors. I’ve since had it with milk, which actually makes it even better. It’s so desserty. The vanilla flavor is so strong. You won’t be fooled into thinking it’s black tea, but it’s good. The resteep is a bit weird with this one, very rooibosy.
I’m starting to think I might not be a fan of rooibos, so take this with a grain of salt, but I didn’t much care for the earthy taste of something I thought would be light and fruity. Thankfully my partner finished it for me because I probably would have just let it go bad.
This is supposed to taste like fruit and bergamot, but I have to say that it’s quite ambiguous. I brewed it for less time than recommended (5 minutes is crazy) but still ended up with a little bit of harshness, which I smoothed out with some milk. So this tastes like a flavored black tea, but I would have no idea what flavor it’s supposed to be. It’s too bad because I used to mix my own blueberry EG, which I loved.
I assume I have same pouch as derk, from White Antlers; thank you both. Drowning in tea right now (and Advent Calendar is coming to me as well).
The aroma is promising. I get raspberry (essence) and some chocolate.
I took two teaspoons for my bigger volume (400 ml). Steeped for 4 minutes maximum.
But though the result IS nice, though not what I have been expecting. I blame the age a bit maybe? It wasn’t chocolatey much. I have expected more bold base, but it was fine. It just wasn’t what I have been expecting. The raspberry was… maybe kind of artificial, but somehow enjoyable. Kind of juicy. Overall, I had feeling of some cake-flavour a bit or something.
Flavors: Artificial, Cake, Raspberry
This came as a free sample in my most recent order. Unfortunately, it’s under a teaspoon, and since I only own giant mugs, I’m afraid I might have misjudged the amount of water necessary. I thought it tasted pretty decent, but I put it in the fridge overnight, and unfortunately, it was kind of weird tasting by morning. My first impression was that the flavoring was nice and rather accurate, but I wish I’d had more than a sip or two to go by!
Wow, am I in the minority here. The dry leaf smells decadent. I feel like this had no flavor, though, probably because the base teas are very light. This tasted mostly like raspberry essence, and light malt and tannins. Not much cocoa. For something called Cocoa Truffle, I would’ve expected more chocolate and body, both from the black tea and the puerh. Then again, they used a Ceylon black and those typically underwhelm me in blends.
A weird thing about this tea, and this happens sometimes with flavored teas like this one, is that the raspberry essence aggravated my lungs, like I could feel them tightening up. It’s not an allergic reaction. The best way to describe it is the feeling of inhaling a chemical irritant, like cleaning agents.
I want to love this one because the raspberry and cocoa aromas smelled so damn good but the liquor itself just didn’t have any oomph. And, yeah, the lung thing.
This tea is the perfect combination of juicy apricot and fresh lavender. I love how many blends from Plum Deluxe include lavender! This one is so good! So refreshing and lovely warm or cold. My ounce of this only made a few cups, and if their prices were more reasonable, I would certainly order more.
Hmm this reminds me of a cherry tea from Adagio that I didn’t enjoy. There’s just something about cherry flavoring that for some reason tastes chalky, artificial, and weird to me. I don’t taste any almond sadly. I enjoyed this tea a bit more in subsequent cups, though it was always too tart, and the only flavor I ever got from it was cherry.