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Happy belated birthday to me! My actual birthday was two days ago (Thursday), and I decided to buy myself a small bit of tea. :)
My mom and I went to this wonderful little place that sells tea, and I talked to the lady that owns it and she knows so much about tea it’s amazing. She said something about her degree/qualifications, but I don’t remember the details at this time. Anyway, I told her about my sinus headaches and how I was looking for just a plain basic black tea, and she suggested this one!
The smell is so warm and almost cosy. Who knew that a plain black tea could smell so nice in that way?! I really feel that I need to try more plain black teas. I drink so many flavoured ones and almost completely ignore the plain ones.
Anyway, so I made this one yesterday and I steeped it for like 4 mintues or so, but I found it to be quite strong. I was kind of surprised by it, but today I went ahead and steeped it for 3 mins with one tsp per cup. I’ve added my milk and sugar as always with my black teas, and it is so lovely. It’s definitely close to the orange pekoes I’ve had before, but it has a bit more of a promident flavour to it. I’m really loving it. It’s definitely curbing the plain black tea craving that I’ve had lately, and it’s a great choice for me with all this sinus congestion that is still plaguing me. (I’m thinking if it doesn’t clear up soon, I might go see my doctor. I’m going crazy with this. I might try one of those pots… I don’t remember the exact name that’s suppose to clean out the sinuses. Has anyone tried these before?)
Anyways… that’s all from me for now. :)
I went to this tea again this morning, ‘cause I wanted something that would give the illusion of a flavored black tea but not actually have any distinguishable non-tea flavor. (After rereading that sentence, I realize that it doesn’t really make much sense, but that’s the best way I can think of to explain my mood… xP) I just wanted something not quite so heavy as a straight black, but I wasn’t ready to commit to any one (or even two) flavoring(s). Even Earl Grey Creme, my dearest morning friend, smelled too strongly of cornflower to me. (I guess this is what pregnancy does to you… makes you lose your blinking mind.) So anyway, this tea fit the bill, unnecessarily long story short.
It’s very nice with milk and a little sugar (the usual amount, two of Teavana’s “tea spoons,” which are not real teaspoons but rather about 2/3 tablespoon).
I’m only making a short note on this one ’cause I have to say something…
Don’t store your teas in small plastic baggys! I know the folks on here probably use the bags that the stores sell them in and that’s good (I do the same). Usually those bags are thick and ziplocked and mostly air tight. That isn’t what I’m meaning. The place my coworker got this one from for me is from a soup/sandwich place. They have their teas for sale in small plastic, clear bags that honestly, I’ve seen the same at the dollar store.
So, when I went to try this one, it has taken on the taste and smell of the soup place that sells it. So, unfortunately, I didn’t get to experience the good flavours that I wanted to with a name like Cherry Almond.
I would say something to the place, but I’m not that comfortable doing so, as I have yet to buy something from them…
Anyway, I might look at getting this one in the future from somewhere that sells it in proper packing. Cherry and almond sound so good!
This is an absolutely delightful tea. The hibiscus is a wonderful, sweet floral that manages to be bold but not overpowering. It’s wonderful with the Ceylon, and tastes great at any temperature. I drink it hot in the winter or add a bit of extra sugar and drink it iced in the summer.
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i really like this as a change to my usual earl. the orange does not overpower the beugamont in my opinion. a good change of pace.
When the hubby and I went to The English Tea Room, this one was the one I ordered as my first pot. I wasn’t disappointed, necessarily, but it was a lot darker than I’d expected. I couldn’t really find the safflower petals, but the jam flavor was there as soon as I got some cream into it. It was very rich, and went excellently with the Scotch egg I’d ordered. :) I probably won’t order that one again, but it was a good one-timer.
Went to The English Tea Room today and got to try this gem. My husband ordered it, and of course we swap. :) I wish I could say I made a wiser choice than he did, but that would be a lie, because this tea was bloody delicious. It was a much lighter color than I was expecting, from a tea that claims to have Irish Breakfast as its base, but the aroma and the flavor made me forget all that. This tea is everything I want in a flavored black tea—rich, robust tea liquor, a sweet but not overpowering flavoring, and a smooth finish. _ It reminded me some of a wonderful tea I had at a tea house in Birmingham that is, to my everlasting dismay, now closed. That other tea was perfection… but this one comes close.
this is smoky, malty & strong. goes great with milk & sugar. 6 minutes steeping gives this tea a good, strong flavour. it’s a perfect tea for an early spring morning, evocative of wood smoke & a warm fire.
Black teas are my favorite. This one is delicious. A nice smooth, slightly sweet flavor. The leaves are sweet scented too. This decaf will come in handy when I want a great black tea, but not the caffiene! It could also work as a nice base for another tea. But it works great by itself too!
I really thought this was the Harney & Sons Royal Wedding tea when I bought it, but I guess I didn’t realize at the time that that one is a white tea. Oops. XD
Nonetheless, this tea is quite worth it. I know that this particular shop does get some of their teas from Harney & Sons, but this one had a handwritten label (which really should have tipped me off, lol). This black tea smells a little familiar, but I suppose that’s probably the copious amounts of largely unadultered Assam in there. :) I bought it for the honeymoon, and it turned out to be a wonderful get-a-good-start-to-a-slow-day tea. _
The flowers are subtle, but sugar brings them out satisfactorily. Not a tea I would sing about from a rooftop, but a delicious cuppa nonetheless. Certainly worth $8.50 for four ounces! Eat your heart out, Teavana! XP
I don’t often have a craving for this tea, but today, I did. I’m glad I was able to pull it out and brew it up right (because this tea done wrong is a travesty beyond words). When it’s right, it’s SO right…
The brew is very dark, typical for a pu-erh. The leaves have an almost smoky scent to them, but even in the dry leaf you can smell the caramel, which is not normally a strong scent. The almonds come out in the brew, where the smoky, woodsy flavor is kept more at bay by adding sugar (I’m not fond of having TOO strong of a pu-erh flavor, but that’s just my personal taste).
This was my first English Tea Room tea… and it will live in fame and glory for me. It was my first pu-erh, also, and thanks to its delicate but firmly convincing flavors, it will not be my last. :)
I got up this morning and had a Ciao Amaretto craving, BIG TIME. The cup I made was extremely satisfying, and even though I had a rather hectic day at school, I still look back on that cup with fondness. I love how the cherries and the almonds interact so seamlessly with one another, and I wouldn’t change a thing. I find I can’t steep this one longer than about 2 minutes, but that works for me because I don’t often have a lot of time in the mornings. :)
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This is actually packaged by Savannah Tea Company in Nashville, but I think they use Metropolitan and slap a pretty label on it.
It’s more “strong black mint tea with an implication of possible chocolate” than " chocolate tea with mint in it." But passable all the same. Wonder what a little creamer would do to it …
Had this iced today – yummm. I know it’s hot tea season, but I just came from dance class and wanted to try my Steeper’s iced tea capability (just how they do it in store O:)
Drizzled a little agave over my ice cubes and whala. Instant iced gratification.
I steeped a little long (a tad bitter), but used lots of leaf so my second cup was less bitter. It’s a nice green taste, with a hint of strawberry. And dang the leaves smell good. Can probably get a third cup, here we go!
I love fall and winter for one thing. Hot tea. sure, you can have hot tea any time of year, but it tastes best when it’s cold outside. And iced tea is great, but it’s not comforting. Today is chilly and windy and I’m drinking hot tea by the potful! I am so comforted right now.
This tea is fabulous. The strawberry flavor is so fresh and juicy. The flavor is like strawberry candy more than real berry, but the clean fresh flavor of the green tea makes the strawberry taste more real and not cloying. Yummy! I love this! Of course, I also love strawberry flavored candies. I love strawberry in all it’s incarnations, actually.
There’s a slight astringency at the end of the sip, but it barely diminishes the tastiness.
I bet this would be really good mixed with some lemongrass. I have to buy some of this!
Another swap adventure! This one does taste like amaretto, at least what I assume amaretto tastes like since I don’t drink much. My husband has been making amaretto coffee and it smelled so good that I had to give this one a try.
Apparently I like the smell of amaretto but not so much the taste. It’s not a bad tea, but it’s not something I’d order for myself. Didn’t hold up for a resteep which doesn’t make me terribly sad.
Glad I got to try it, but it won’t become one of my must-have-at-all-times teas.
Mmm… this tea has a lovely black current aroma that will make you smell it at every sip. Best served with a dash of milk and compliments a nice light dessert very well (such as scones).
This tea soothes the stomach and relaxes the mind and should be name ‘tranquil tea’ with a hint of camomile added to it.
Not really sure how I feel about this tea. Flavour-wise it’s decent enough. It has a certain acidic smokiness to it that reminds me of gunpowder green actually. That being said, I find the price a bit steep considering you can get a massive tin of gunpowder green tea for the same price, with the same results. A nice everyday green tea, but I’ll stick with a cheap tin of gunpowder any day.
Just bought this tea about 20 minutes ago from a local drug store behind my house. Definitely tastes like rhubarb! If you are not a fan of rhubarb I would most likely stay away from this one (duh). I also prefer it with a tad bit of sweetener in it. Annnd I cant really think of anything else to say at this moment.
Smooth black tea with light peach-y taste. It’s about a 75 warm but as an iced tea, 80+. I am looking forward to spending some summer days sipping on this.