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I made an error today, I let this steep too long, and it got bitter. Drat. I can see that this one needs a careful eye.
Its Pumpkin Day! My family has only two major holiday traditions, the first is the whole Christmas Tree ritual in December, and the other is this, Pumpkin Day.
We take pumpkins very seriously here, and the carving of jack-o-lanterns is a serious business.
So today we’ll pack up to the local pumpkin patch, find our chosen gourds, and take them home.
I confess, I’m always as excited as a child to do this. Its one of my favorite days.
I have long lamented that most things that are “pumpkin spice” have no pumpkin, just pumpkin spice. Now, the spices are very nice, but I loooove actual pumpkin, and so I’ve picked up all sorts of things, only to be saddened that theres no hint of pumpkin in them, just cinnamon and cloves.
So I was delighted when my sister told me about this tea, which was not just pumpkin spice, but actually had pumpkin in it! I hit order very quickly when the floodgates of autumnal teas opened.
And ahh, this smells wonderful! A fabulous balance of pumpkin and spices. I could stand in my kitchen and breath this in for a long time, which would weird anyone out looking at me, but hey.
I’ve brewed it up, and it is very nice. I do get the spices, but there is a touch of that creamy pumpkin as well.
I steeped this for five mintues, but I’m going to try it next time for four, and see if I can coax out even more pumpkin flavor!
Sororitea Sisters sent me a sample of this to review. I really wondered how I would do this one because I do not drink coffee. It is way too bitter for me and I don’t want to doctor it up with milk and sugar.
What a nice surprise this tea gave me! It smelled like coffee and tasted a lot like coffee, but it wasn’t bitter at all. A coffee drinking friend had it with me and liked it so well that I sent the rest of the packet home with her and I ordered four ounces for me.
I am really eager to have my daughter and my future daughter-in-law try it since they love coffee.
I had this tonight with cinnamon toast as my late night snack, because it is caffeine free and I don’t have to worry about being kept up all night! Yay! Plus it is hearty and therefore it was a great beverage to cut the sweetness of the cinnamon toast and clear the palate.
I have a feeling I am going to be ordering a lot of this one.
These are not mandala’s infamous pearls…but these are pretty decent. terri sent these my way to try and they’re not half bad. Sort of an average cup, so nothing i feel the need to desperately seek out, but something id have no problems revisiting again with a purchase. smooth body, little bit of malt, some earthiness to it that some people might not like.
Meditative Mind From The Tea Spot. Let me say/write that 3 times…Meditative Mind, Meditative Mind, Meditative Mind….Ahhhhhh! This is a wonderful name for a wonderful tea! Meditative Mind From The Tea Spot is a white tea with jasmine green tea, rosebuds, and petals. This is white and green tea blend.
Coconut Cabana Tea from The Tea Spot is delightful in every way! It’s been too long since my last milky oolong and even longer since my last coconut milky oolong! This was everything I hoped it would be…smooth, sweet, toasty, nutty, creamy, milky, and more!
It’s been too long since my last REALLY GREAT Pumpkin Chai and this Pumpkin Spice Chai from The Tea Spot is just what I was looking for! Sure the ingredients include black tea, ginger root, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, black pepper, pumpkin flavoring…but it’s much more than that. The flavors meshed well together.
As a couple other reviewers have mentioned, this just doesn’t do it for me (hot, anyway). I like my green tea to be green tea, and Boulder Blues is just totally out of balance if you’re expecting any green tea character to shine through. Sweet, overpowering rhubarb at the front, blueberry on the back. It’s an interesting one-two punch but definitely not my choice for a morning cup.
Flavors: Blueberry, Rhubarb
I wanted something to take to work with me in the afternoon; a little pick-me-up to help me have the same energy level as the students. They’ve been pretty antsy lately since there are only 28 school days left until summer. Therefore, it’s hard to control them.
Anyway, I received a sample of this from @Whiteantlers in the mail. It’s a splendid tea. It’s malty, has a black or blueberry aftertaste (pretty subtle) and the milk adds an element of creamy richness to it. I had this without sugar, with sugar, and added milk. For a black tea, it’s smooth and delightful. I’ve taken a liking to other types of tea throughout my journey, and had recently diverted from black tea. However, this is exactly what I needed for the afternoon, and would also consider making this as a sun tea and/or iced tea. Quite refreshing!
Flavors: Blueberry, Malt
I was not to sure about this one. But I only got a cheap $1 sample of it, so what the heck?
I actually was pretty impressed with it. I was worried that the rose would overpower the jasmine, or vice versa. I was also not too sure how the white and green teas would blend in body-if it would be too grassy, OVERLY floral, or overly dry. But I had none of those problems, save flower power. I like highly floral teas anyway. Jasmine and rose are equally strong. The jasmine provides the strong, floral creaminess it normally does but in the beginning sip and in the aftertaste while rose is present in the middle.
The tea is actually on the sweeter side-which could be attributed to the flowers or the jasmine pearls. The jasmine pearls themselves are pretty excellent, but I gotta give kudos to the white tea for having such a smooth body and an occasional malt, or cocoa like tasting note. I thought it tasted a lot like the Teabox Glendale White Darjeeling I have, but a lot sweeter and more packed with flavor. In some ways, I would describe this tea more like a Mediterranean or maybe an Indian Dessert.
I would definitely recommend this tea for flower lovers. My main criticism is the price and the quantity of tea leaves you need per cup.
I felt extra cozy yesterday, and decided to watch Sense & Sensibility, knit, and drink this tea.
And its not a terrible cup, but its not very memorable. I was hoping for something absurdly creamy, with lush vanilla and almond notes. I love vanilla and almond, so I was hoping that’s what I would get.
Alas, I get a somewhat creamy rooibos, with the wood-y quality of the base being more prominent that any flavors the base supports. And I don’t get a single hint of anything cherry-like, which I know some people did.
The quest continues here too, but I’ll certainly keep drinking this.
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Flavors: Blood orange, Creamy, Rooibos, Vanilla
I was so worried about this one based on the bad experience with the cherry bomb. Luckily, I was wrong. This is creamy and orangy as an Earl Grey. It’s actually a lighter one which I really like with very little bitterness. Think orange push up or Fruit Loops Earl Grey. Good for any Earl Grey lover or guest.
Loose leaf smells like boozed up cherry cough syrup. After 30 seconds and delicate teaspoons, it tastes like an overly astringent Irish Breakfast soaked in cough syrup. With cream and sugar, it tastes like a cherry tea latte from a high end cafe.
In short: only a dessert tea that requires condiments. Without them, impossible for me to drink. My mom loves it with cream and sugar, but for a type one diabetic whose diet consists half of leaf water, this is a bad idea.
Flavors: Alcohol, Astringent, Cherry, Malt, Medicinal, Tar