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Recent Tasting Notes
Ordered a sample of loose tea and brewed it tonight, added a bit of half and half. No idea what the base tea is (Assam?) but it seemed nicely balanced with the vanilla. I liked this better than Harney’s Vanilla Comoro, but in fairness — I had to make do with bags when I tried the Harney’s.
The vanilla scent was quite strong when I popped open the (cute tiny little glass) sample jar. Brewed, it was smooth and not overwhelmingly vanilla, but the vanilla was definitely present and very mellow. I think I’d like this for a weekend breakfast tea as well as an after-dinner treat. I have enough left for 2 more trials with maybe enough after that to add to some Earl Grey as an experiment. I will let you know how it goes. I also have a sample of their Earl Grey with Lavender so things could get pleasantly foggy.
We serve White Lion tea at the spa I work at. The Winter Blend is one of the least favorite teas that guests pick in the relaxation lounge. I think guests overlook it because they think black tea = caffeine = bad. We also serve Cranberry Hibiscus (herbal) and Moroccan Mint (green). The Cranberry Hibiscus is the most popular, of course. Luckily that means more Winter Blend for me! This is a bold, spicy black tea with fruity undertones. I have been trying to duplicate a ginger milk tea I had at Radiance Tea House in NYC. I usually boil about 3 large pieces of ginger for about 10 minutes. Then I remove the pot from heat and add tea and milk. I steep it for about 4 minutes. Strain and add brown sugar to taste. It’s absolutely delicious!