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I picked this up as part of my haul at the ottawa tea festival today, and decided it would be my first cup!
I was so intrigued by the smell of this (like mint mixed with hot cinnamon hearts), but was a bit worried about how it would taste. I did notice the leaves were larger than what I’m used to (as a tea newbie most of my teas come from David’s tea).
I’m happy to say this tea delivered! It was frankly one of the best black teas I’ve ever had. It was smooth and minty, and surprisingly not spicy like it smells.
I’m very excited to try the other tea I bought from here, and to visit this shop as soon as i can justify it!!
Yesss this one was a winner from the travelling tea box!
I’m taking so many hot baths since starting my amazing new job that right after the bath I am thiiirsty for iced cold tea. Of course I’m out of my favourites – Kanpe and Strawberry Rhubarb, but I smelled this little baggy in the box and knew it would be poifect for my needs.
Lately, I know it sounds crazy, but I’ve been craving hibby. Craving the tartness and how refreshing it is! Of course I have to add a lot of sweetener too, but man it’s hitting the iced tea spot (when it’s done well of course). This one is strong on the tart front but soo refreshing and yummy. mm!
It’s quite cinnamon-y as well, and the brew is quite “thick”, even over ice. I’m not sure that I would purchase this one, as it is a little one-note, but after my hot bath the other night it hit the spot. Dang! Thanks TTB!
This must be the candy cane that tattooed_tea sent me since shes the only one who reviewed it! Two different lovely steepsters sent me two different candy cane samples and I got myself all mixed up.
The dry smell of this is strong and delicious. A highly aromatic scent of peppermint, black tea, and cinnamon. I at first thought the cinnamon was an odd addition and wondered how it would mix in. It smells absolutely amazing while brewing…I almost didn’t want to wait for it to finish.
I liked this one a bit better than the one by adagio teas. The adagio one had more of a peppermint taste, but this one blended nicely with the taste of cinnamon. Again, I wouldnt say that it overwhelmingly tasted like candy cane, but still…it was amazing and reminded me of Christmas time. I would definitely add permanently to my collection.
Ok let’s face it, i pretty much bought this tea for its name. Halloween is my favourite holiday, so what better way to incorporate two of my favourite things.
The dry. notes are fruity and have a touch of spice, but also smells a little medicinal. The steeped notes are very fruity and this tea brews up a deep red, kinda like blood… Hence vampire! So awesome.
This is very fruity and berry like, its a hodge podge of fruit, but it works. I cant pick out a specific fruit. Right at the end of the sip I get a touch of what I believe to be cardamom, its very light, but its tyere and nice.
I would probably prefer this cold, but it is one that will work both ways.
Oh my goodness! This tea could get 100 based on smell alone. This is quite possibly the best smelling tea I have ever smelt. It smells exactly like a candy cane. It smells sweet and minty. The mix of cinnamon and peppermint blend perfectly in smell.
The black base comes out at the front with quite the bite, its not something I have experienced in a black tea before. The candy cane taste follows directly after. It tastes just like I’m min Hong on a cane I pulled right off my Christmas tree.
I dont generally add anything to my tea, but I think I’m gonna try adding a rock or two of rock sugar to it.
I don’t think the rock sugar really did much for the tea and I don’t want to add more incase it ruins it. As the tea cooled it lost most of the bite from the black tea and kept the deli opus minty candy cane taste.
This is quite a special tea. I’m glad I took the chance on this company. And I wish you could all try this.
Not my favorite oolong, but not bad. The leaves are dark and small and tightly rolled, and dry they have a scent almost of orange and dark chocolate. It brews almost black, losing a bit of the chocolate notes but keeping the orange – it smells a lot lighter once it’s brewed.
It’s a bit astringent, but not in a bad way, just a little more than I’m used to. I think I just have more of a preference for greener oolongs. And the taste is sort of dark and earthy and lingers on the tongue.