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Yesterday, I decided to make sun tea with this tea. With the sun dancing on my deck the majority of the day, sun brewing was just beckoning me. I really get a kick out of watching the bottle transform into a deep amber throughout the day and nothing can beat the natural heat from the sun. mmm:]
I’m really quite impressed with this tea. The black tea is strong..which is a huge portion of what I was looking for in creating the Arnold Palmers that I craved. The vanilla is smooth and creamy and the almonds were nutty and roasty. Oh, yum. What a summertime treat I have in my hands today:]
Flavors: Almond, Vanilla
’Here’s Hoping’ traveling teabox Round #2 // Tea #8
This paired really well with my raspberry shortcake tonight. The teabag also had to sink to the bottom of the mug, so I had to use my dipper infuser to nab it out… it reminded me of those fishtank grabbers, which is only from the movie ET for me. Anyway, this isn’t a bad little teabag. A decent taste of mango, sometimes candy sweet, sometimes a little plasticy, kind of like that lychee was earlier. The white tea paired well with it as well. Not the best white tea ever though. I’ve tried The Tea Nation’s Earl Grey and I liked that one too, though that one is better.
Steep #1 // 25 min after boiling // 2-3 min
We found this tea at TJ Maxx and grabbed a can. I like ginger, I like pineapple, and I think the two sound like they would be very good together. It would probably be much better to control what goes in the tea yourself.
This tea is legitimately horrible. It’s a nice dark tea, but the pleasantries end right there. There is no pineapple or ginger taste to it. At all. It’s bitter and tastes like nothing I can really explain. The scent isn’t any better. I hate to admit it, after choking down one cup, I just dumped my second when my roommate mistook it for chai.
I have almost a full tin left, and I need to think of who might want it so I can pawn it off on someone.
I received this tea from a swap from Rachel. I let the water come to a boil then let it cool for 30 seconds before I added it to the tea. I let it steep for 3 minutes. I find this a nice simple black tea and the pom flavor is nice. Not to potent and not to delicate. I found I did enjoy this tea better with a little bit of raw honey added.
Many thanks to TeaEqualsBliss!
So as I read the other reviews they said that they liked it better cold.. But it is such a chilly morning I think I’ll enjoy it hot :] This is a mellow tea. A strong black tea with hints of papaya and passion fruit here and there. A little bitterness at the end but it just adds to the experience. Mm :]
Thanks for letting me try this one too, TeaEqualsBliss! I almost had written all Earl Grey off, as the only Earl Grey I had ever tried was probably the worst tea bag ever. Terrible stuff. Then I tried some Creme Earl Grey and it became my second favorite tea ever. (Worst and second favorite? Interesting.) I think I really love the creamy component in tea. I was still worried as I tried this one, just because I didn’t think I would like plain bergamot, because of my experience with “bergamot”. But this is GOOD. This is actually a quality bergamot and not floor cleaner like that other tea! And the bergamot might be responsible for a bit of the flavor I thought was just the cream in the other. There really AREN’T many teas I don’t like!