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Once again this is a random tea I bought at the Steeps store in Edmonton and was delighted in my choice. A creamy, toffee tasting black tea that is exactly what it claims to be…I love toffee and this tea tastes like toffee. It is a bit astringent, but still good.
I bought this tea at “Steeps” a cafe that sells loose tea in Edmonton, Alberta at the University of Alberta and I was expecting an average tea, but I was surprised this tea is fabulous. I steeped it four times and each time was as good as the first. It is full of flavour…almonds, coconut and I taste lemon, not very much chocolate, but a mouth full of delight.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut
This one sucked me in for its juicy blueberry aroma in the store. It was quite fragrant and I imagined this to taste like a blueberry candy.
Steeping this changes the story. The tea, while maintaining the aroma, loses its blueberriness in the world of flavour. It’s mostly just black tea with a hint of blueberry. The blueberry flavour sits on the fence between artificial and genuine. Unfortunately, I find the black tea a bit too astringent than what I was expecting. It’s one of those teas that misleads you by smelling better dry than how it smells and tastes once steeped. Still alright. Will use up my little tin but won’t repurchase.
Even though this is a mellow tea, the simple flavors are really evident. First the black tea, followed by a sweet almond after-taste. I found, like any nut tea, I had to steep it for at least 7 minutes to really taste the almonds.
It could use a little more “oomph”, but overall it’s not bad!
Like many of steeps’ tea this lacks a little boldness and isn’t very strong. Having said this, this is the perfect tea for a little treat on a cold evening. It’s naturally sweet, has real roasted almond slices in it and paired with a drop of skim milk is like a little slice of cake in a tea cup.
This is a fairly solid rose flavoured tea. I do find it a little over-flavoured and the tea isn’t very strong. So, it’s difficult to get this to be a good, dark black tea as over steeping it provides much too much rose flavour to the cup. It’s a good back up when I can’t make it to Vancouver Island for my favourite Silk Road.