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Revisiting this one tonight. Still a lovely, lovely tea. Lightly sweet vanilla, orangey deliciousness. I have been saving this but I don’t want to be too stingy with it and have it lose flavor. So I made up a whole pot tonight and I’m enjoying every bit of it. Even after it cools off it’s spectacular.
Watching Hudson Hawk – the movies the husband only tolerates continue. :) I gotta pick him up at the airport later tonight so I had to get in at least one more movie he says he’s seen and put up with far too many times. :) So bad movie, great tea, blanket and heat seeking cats. I better set an alarm to get to the airport in case I fall asleep… :)
No,no no no I didn’t make a mistake, I am not reviewing Eros of Mariage Frères but Eros by T.
I get this sample thanks to Nicole in our very first swap and never had the occasion to make a note about it.
It seems we are the 2 only persons to have drank this tea ?
It is a very pleasant tea,with a sweet aroma of orange (they say it is mandarin but it’s not very evident). The orange is perfectly blended with vanilla but there is a hint of bitterness even if I didn’t oversteep the tea.
A very decent tea but probably not one staple for me.
Thank you again Nicole for sharing some with me.
I got my mom to part with some more of her stash of this and we’ve gone in together to get a fresh tin as well. :)
This is quite simply, some of the best stuff I have had. I don’t know much about the base teas, but I can taste tea, not just orange. It is blended sublimely and seamlessly. In my mind, the artistry of the blend makes it worth the outrageous cost. And sharing with someone else makes it more do-able as well.
It is calming and subtle and a perfect start to a hectic weekend morning. It’s only a weekend tea for me, though, since I have to use it sparingly to make it last. If it were only a bit cheaper or if you got more in a tin, I’d drink this every single day. A lot. It’s just as good cold.
My sole complaint (other than price) is that I do wish it steeped just a bit better the second time.
Even though this tea isn’t strictly a chai blend, I decided to turn the last bit of this into a latte using the recipe guidelines on Chai Wallah’s website: http://www.chai-wallah.com/makingchai.html
My boyfriend and I both enjoyed it even though I missed the cardamom notes that you’d normally taste in a chai.
I was very disapointed when T closed their retail store in Vancouver as I particularly enjoyed their own version of a gingerbread latte. They still operate online (at http://www.tealeaves.com/) so at least I can still purchase their teas.
Revisiting this tea. I’m not sure if I like this tea with milk or without milk more, although both ways are certainly agreeable. I also found that it goes very well with ginger snap cookies. ;)
Heavenly. Simply phenomenal. The orange gives it a lovely scent and the vanilla mellows it out and gives it a richness. Smooth and sweet, it goes well with a spot of cream to round it out and give it a fuller body, making it something that can take the place of a dessert. Without cream it is light and refreshing. It brews decently the 2nd time around but is definitely best on first steeping.
Had this originally at the Grand Floridian Tea Room in Disney World (the tea room is wonderful, incidentally, and worth the money for afternoon tea). Tealeaves.com is the only place I have found so far that sells this tea and it isn’t cheap. But truly excellent tea is worth every penny, in my opinion. Life is too short to drink bad tea.
I love this tea so much. One of my favourite black teas ever. So rich and creamy. It’s suggested to drink with milk and sugar but I love it plain or with a high quality cream honey. The tea comes in cute little rolled-up balls and smells great. Don’t let it steep too long otherwise it’ll taste very bitter.
T is one of the best quality tea brands I’ve tasted. This is the best organic assam I’ve come by. Very full and flavourful.
The first steep is very light with flowery notes like what I’d expect from the first steeping of a green oolong like this. The pear flavour is quite subtle but it doesn’t taste particularly fake or out of place with the other flavours in my cup.
The second steeping (@ 4:30) has more flavour and I can taste more pear in the tea. The whole thing has more body but it’s still a relatively light tea. It might be something that would be nice and refreshing to have iced in the summertime. *wishes it was summertime *
I had this in latte form when I visited the T teashop during Boxing Week and I loved it so much I decided to try a bit of the loose tea as well.
It tastes just like biting into a warm gingerbread cookie, managing to mix the bite of the ginger with the other spices in just the right amount. It’s absolutely delicious and it really warms me up nicely on a cold, wet sort of day like this.
According to the package the tisane is supposed to be minty and citrusy – however it really just tastes minty to me. It’s a pretty powerful mint too that leave my mouth feeling cold and tingly. There are also herbal undertones and I can taste the yerba mate a tiny bit.
I don’t know…it’s okay I suppose. There’s a hint of a bitter tang to it and I’m just not really feeling it. It’s coming across as more of a tea you drink for its health benefits rather than a tea you’d drink for its taste.
This is a very traditional chai in terms of taste and character with cinnamon and cardamom being the primary notes. It never goes over the line of being too spicy, instead it’s a nice, soothing drink with a bit of a bite – just enough to warm me up on a cold winter morning.
This last cup isn’t as good as it used to be since it’s been sitting in my cupboard for a while and lost some of its flavor, but it’s still strong enough to remind me of how very good it was. I’ve had other pear teas that weren’t particularly pear-like at all, but this one has a very nice pear flavor without the overly fruity Celestial Seasonings sort of experience. Must buy more.
A strong Lapsang, what I needed today.