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I received this Holiday set for Christmas last year, and the first flavor that I ventured to try was this Irish Cream…and I was literally obsessed! I was drinking two or three cups in a day, up until I realized I was depleting the supply out of the Holiday collection like it was the last on earth. Oops.
Quite mild for a black tea, but the Irish Cream flavor is not shy, and that’s the best part. This is seriously one of my favorite teas, definitely should be had with cream and sugar to really bring out the Irish Cream notes of chocolate and hazelnut.
If you at all like Bailey’s or any other sort of Irish Cream, you’ll definitely enjoy this…if you can find where to buy it! It slays me that I can’t find this tea online (though you can find Timothy’s Irish Cream coffee), so fingers crossed that they’ll be making the same, or a similar Holiday tea set. Hopefully Santa can pull through for me again this year, because it’s really all I’m hoping for for Christmas. ♥
A pleasant black tea featuring a very comfy melody of apple and cinnamon! The tea itself is very mild and in fact, I might call it a little weak. You can leave this to steep for quite a while; I usually leave it in my travel mug while drinking it.
Funnily enough, when had with cream and sugar, it reminds me distantly of apple cinnamon oatmeal, so it’s definitely nice to have with breakfast.
When I first got my Keurig, I couldn’t imagine the day I would be able to live without it. I mean, I still use it to dispense my hot water (because it’s much easier than fussing with kettles and knowing when to stop pouring and such, although that can absolutely be done—I’m just lazy and scared). Anyway, still love the machine overall, and I do enjoy the occasional coffee from it, but I obviously don’t use it for its original purpose as much anymore. But this morning we were in a rush, and i didn’t have time to steep anything properly (and I hate rushing things like that), so I just brewed up a k-cup of this. It’s odd to me that I used to like it, although it’s not entirely a bad tea option given that it brews for like five seconds. I’m definitely getting the cinnamon and some spices, but overall it’s a fairly watery, thin, lackluster option. but will it do in a pinch? it sure will.
Incredibly sharp astringency which fills the mouth.
I added cream which cut down on the astringency but it is is still unpleasantly present. I really don’t like adding cream to anything that I consume as it adds many calories. The only pleasing flavour that comes through is that of the cream.
I am reminded of the smell of a dairy barn on the finish. This is something that I have found to have associated with English Breakfast teas that I have had in the past. I was not able to finish the cup as all the added cream was making my stomach churn and there was no value in the actual flavour of the tea which was quite hidden behind the strong bitterness.
Sorry for my 148972238497 year long hiatus, I’ve been busy and tired lately but I am back and needless to say I have quite a few backlogs to do. I don’t know about you guys but I’m going through a phase where I just don’t drink as much tea….. I’m sure you all read that and are now going to unfolllow me because this is of course a tea website, but I find that I often go through phases where tea takes more of a backseat. I frankly hate it, but I hope to get out of this “slump” soon and start enjoying myself again!
Anywho, this one was a sample K-Cup I got from my grandma who doesn’t use her machine for anything other than flavored desert coffees. I’m assuming this one came in the initial starter sampler box thingy ma bob they give you when you buy your Keurig. I need something fast and so I popped this in and brewed it up. I hate brewing tea in a K-Cup because you can’t steep it physically, the water just pours through the leaves like coffee. Regardless, this didn’t taste very weak to me, so something happened right!
The verdict: I definitely don’t hate it, but it isn’t strong and spicy chai like I usually enjoy. I wouldn’t buy a whole box of it because I wouldn’t want tea that I can’t control, but if offered I wouldn’t turn down a cup. This is just a mediocre tea but hey, that’s part of the tea world!