Steeped About Tea
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Thank you Lala for this sample.
Smells like sweet maple and dry pecan nuts. Not quite pie like but nice all the same.
Flavour is light, sweet, dry, nutty and if I’m honest a little sickly. It’s a touch too sweet for my liking, it tastes like I’ve added a few spoons of sugar! It does taste like weak pecan but it leaves a dry after taste.
This one is just not for me. It’s much too sweet and not pecan enough for my liking.
Day #6 of 24……
And a lovely sample from DaisyChubb. Thanks so much, Lady!
This one does have a sweetness and a light raspberry flavor. I wish I could say that the tea base complemented the flavors well, but it did not. I think they need a smoother, sweeter base to be able to get the most out of this flavor combination. It is good, but it could be so much better. Perhaps I will try a shorter steep time and see what that does for it.
Mug method (2 tsp. tea, boiled water, 4 minutes. Very much required sweetening.)
I am not a big fan of dessert teas. To be honest and fair, I have not tried a lot of them. For some reason they just do not seem appetizing to me. I thought I would give this one a try. While hot, just steeped, it tasted mostly like a sweet rooibos. After it started to cool, I could really taste the buttery, nutty, pecan flavour. It does have a distinct sweet pecan pie taste and smell, . I am surprised that I actually sort of like this tea. I think it would taste very good iced. I am still sitting on the fence regarding dessert teas. I think I will have to try more and see what happens.
Oh criminy jeebus. Thanks DaisyChubb for this fantastico tea!
She suggested I try it with cream and chocolate chips, so I figured I would hit the store. But before I did I hit the cupboard and found some traditional Aztec hot chocolate and sprinkled that in with the tea! Let me tell you, it’s perfect! It’s so creamy, bold and spicy!
This one is MUCH better than my previous Belgian Chocolate Rooibos.
I don’t find it particularly “chocolatey” in the sense that Chocolate Rocket is – it doesn’t replace a candy bar in that sense, but it is still a decedant and yummy tea.
I added a splash of milk and agave nectar and it was a really nice alternative to black tea tonight. (Last night… backlogging haha)
I have a LOT of this tea so I’m going to be experimenting with it, mixing it with other teas (Chocolate earl grey?) I’ll let you know if it turns out!
Hokay you guys. Okay. Okay. I can’t even putinto words what i did with this tea last night. Okay?! Deep breaths.
So I wanted to try making tea cookies, with tea infused butter. I chose this tea because a black tea seemed smart for the first try. Oh my god. DO IT. Okay I digress, I chose a simple Whipped Shortbread recipe because it would totally allow the flavour to come through if I did it right. (I used 1 cup margarine, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 3/4 cup flour).
To make the butter (margarine because I’m cheap) it’s just one tablespoon of loose tea to every tablespoon of butter. In my case, I eye balled it and used way more than I should have because it was my first time, but the flavour was over the top so you don’t need to use that much!
Anyways, the smell of the butter was just.. honey and raspberry and I wanted to eat the leaves right then and there. But I made the cookies. And they were amazing, I can’t even describe in this super long rating. SO – got a cheap black tea that is bitter or meh? Make cookies.
I’ll be sending this out at a sample to a few people, so if it’s meh to you too, give a recipe a try!
Edit: If I knew an cheap and safe way to send these to each and every one of you, I would in a heatbeat. I have plans now for blazing strawberry cookies with a little bit of pepper and strawberries in the mix
My first birthday present tea _
I love when a friend knows nothing about tea and then buys you 100g. Poor guy spent a fortune on me because he didn’t know you could get less than 100g haha. Anyways!
This tea is from a local tea shop called Steeped About Tea, and I’ve been loving it so far.
This tea in particular is really nice. The little chamomile flowers are scarce and just add a mellow note to the tea. Don’t oversteep as it gets a bit bitter, (heh bit bitter), but when steeped just right it’s a very relaxing, tasty tea!
Of course, I know it will just shine when I ice it, so I had better get on that :D
Made some iced tea with this; cold steeped.
For being a black tea, it is a very light yellow colour… similar to white tea.
On it’s own, I can taste the nuttiness, which is nice. But it is quite bitter.. I’ve managed to make a bitter, cold-steeped tea. But, mixed with some homemade lemonade it is very enjoyable.