Quintin's Tea Emporium

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From the Round 3 Here’s Hoping TTB

Yum! This is a great green tea with a spot on strawberry cream flavor. The clean grassy flavor of the base tea comes through and helps highlight the fruity strawberry note. I like the way the two flavors play off of each other. The creamy note is more of a feel than a flavor. This is a very smooth tea with no bitterness or sour note in the aftertaste. Definitely a fun summer tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Between my fiance and I… we bought a lot of tea last week at Quintin’s. He chose this one, and I’m glad he did.

I’ve never had a “milk oolong” until this one. If this is any indication of what they taste like, then I might actually like them better than I generally like oolongs. It definitely had a creamy buttery quality. I don’t know that I would call it milky or even think of milk at all if it wasn’t already implied, though. It was a nice cup of tea for the morning, but nothing I would reach for with any regularity.

Also, when it started to cool down, it got decidedly more buttery. The last sip I took was cold and it tasted like someone dropped a stick of butter in my cup when I wasn’t looking!

Flavors: Butter

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cheri

I love milk oolongs. It’s probably my favorite kind of tea. Some have flavor added and some don’t; I prefer the ones that don’t. To me, it’s more about the texture and mouth feel. They’re really creamy feeling, like drinking milk, at least to start out. Then they go buttery which is amazing, too. <3

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I picked this one up at Quintin’s Tea Emporium in Virginia Beach on vacation this past week. I am sure that it is actually a different tea company, but I forgot to take a picture of the label they had on the jar in the store and it does not appear to be on their website at this time. So I apologize for the lack of info for this team.

This smells deliciously like strawberry gummy bears or other strawberry candies. I don’t detect any creme at all in it. It’s a nice pleasant tea with a very fruity flavor, though you get a little of the green tea base in each sips as well. I think this one would turn out marvelously as an iced tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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This tea was given to me in a storage tin, and so while it had the name of the tea and the tea company on it, it did not have the ingredients, etc. So, I added the tea but had neither a picture or an ingredient list. Sorry the tea information is bare.

The first time I had this, I had no tea and no milk or cream of any kind. That being said, the tea was horrible. Just…let’s not go there.

But, with sugar, and a bit of milk, this tea is a very delicious, yummy cuppa. It has a light pumpkin taste, and then has a similar taste to the crust of a pumpkin pie…it’s not a hugely noticeable flavor, and I can’t quite give it a real name, but this tea definitely has a warm, spicy taste very close to pumpkin pie. It has a creamy, warm mouthfeel, and takes to cream or milk very well.

I’m very pleased with this tea, and when I find an ingredient list (the tea is seasonal, so is no longer listed on the company page) I will give a more thorough tea review. It’s a lovely cuppa, though.

P.S: I used a teapot, and I am not sure on how much water I put in…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 0 OZ / 0 ML

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So a friend let me borrow a bag of this (actually, it is loose leaf, but her sisters put her together a cute giftbox and they made homemade bags with coffee filters) and I highly enjoyed it!

Smell: Earl Grey, but I could definitely smell the vanilla!

Taste: Very, very creamy, the vanilla came out so well, and the usual Earl Grey flavoring was very smooth and delicious. A touch of milk kicked up the creamy factor. All in all, I really liked this tea, and it was a sweet treat. :-)

Note: I’m not sure on the proper instructions for prepping this tea, because it was fashioned into the bags, and since they were thick, the best water temp was WAAAY hot and I had to keep pressing against the bag for a while to get the tea to steep fully. So these are my instructions based on the way mine was made. :-)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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88

I’ve had this tea twice now, and finally am able to sit down and review it. I am also pleased to announce this is my first loose tea, and I am very happy with it. It is true, I must say—loose tea tastes so much better.

This tea I think is meant to be a holiday tea, and the title “nutcracker sweet” definitely fits. It’s a very spicy blend with cinnamon notes and other spices, mixed in a smooth black tea.

Sweeten to taste, though it won’t need much, and maybe some cream will make it even better! :-)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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