Tetley, loose leaf orange pekoe. This is my go to get you butt out the door morning cup. I brew it up nice and strong with a splash of milk. Two of these cups make the start of a great day.
40 Tasting Notes
Not a bad tea. Do love a black tea for breakfast. Found I really like this, has a slightly smoky flavor with hits of malt.
Found this to have a nice balance, the rose flavor was balance with the black tea so you could taste everything. Love this as a hot tea. Found it was not good over ice. Overall a great tasting tea to have with cake or cookies.
Of all places to find this was my local supermarket. I’m always on the lookout for something new. Found this tea setting on the shelf. Picked it up got all excited thinking it was loose leaf. To my surprise when I got it home and opened it found they were the pyramid style tea bags.
Brewed it up anyway and found it to be quite good. Very peachy with a hint of ginger. Even though it was bone chilling cold outside I could picture myself on a hot summers day cooling down with a tall glass of iced Ginger Peach Tea. Made the day feel so much warmer.
Read some of the other reviews and many stated that the ginger taste came though more strongly than the peach. I found just the opposite. Maybe there is a differance between the loose leaf and the pyramid tea bags. Something maybe worth checking out. Hmmmmm.
Loved this tea, will need to get more. When I opened the bag the aroma hitting my nose was one of carmels. Could not wait to brew this one and take my first sip. I was not disappointed. The flavor was smooth with no bitter after taste. This tea is worthy of a place in the tea cupboard.
With the nights getting a little cooler…Ok it’s more like chillier. I refuse to turn the furnace on unless it get to bone chilling level…
Focus now, lets talk about tea. With fall in the air I have been reaching for more warm things to drink in the evening. Rooibos seems to fit the bill. Being caffeine free I do not have any sleepless nights.
Usually I reach for the flavored Rooibos, but last night I found a sample of Rooibos in my cupboard, decided to give it a try. Boy was I surprized, this is one of my favorites.
When the hot water hit the leaves the aroma was one of a fresh cut hay field. The sweet grassy aroma took me back in time.
The taste was even better, (it didn’t taste like hay) it was sweet and fruity . A pleasure to drink. Tried it without agave first, then later added it to compare. With or without it was still good.
I love chocolate so when I read that this had hints of cocoa, had to try it. Was not disappointed. Adding a bit of Agave only made it better. Makes a great morning brew, starting the day off right.
Tried this tea for the first time and love it. Was looking for a strong morning tea. Something that would stand up to cream. This is the one for me.
This tea is smooth with a bit of bitterness if brewed too strong. Goes with anything from toast and jam to bacon and eggs.
Received this as a sample, wishing I had more. This tea was very warming in a chocolate since. There was a sweetness that added to the pleasure. It was given a very perfect name. It really is a rhapsody on the though
Had this tea for the first time 18 days ago. Brewed some up this morning, still yummy. Then before heading to work I rebrewed the leaves up to 6 times before it looked a little light in color. The best part is that I had some great ice tea for dinner. Better than yummy.
Tried this Assam for the first time about a week ago. Then brewed some this morning. I really like this tea, it has an earthy caramal note that I love. Although oolong is my favorite, I think I will have to add this as one of my favorites.
Last Day of April and it still feels cold this morning. Promises to get up to 60 today, but cloudy. Felt I needed a strong pick-me-up. Pulled out the O’Sullivan’s and brewed up some. I think I"m going to make it through now. I can always count on this brew to do just that. It’s a staple in my tea cupboard.
Know as the Five Color Tea. First time I had this tea tea was at tea tasting at the the Tea Haus in Ann Arbor. Love it then still do now. A slight woodsy taste with fruity undertones. This is even after brewing several times.
Made my way over to Ann Arbor this weekend and stopped by the Tea Haus. The tea cupboard was a little empty. Really like this tea even if it’s a little pricey. I love the carmel, malty flavors. One can pick out the fruity flavors as well. Great for sipping on an overcast gloomy spring day.
I always try and get the most out of my leaves, so I steeped the same leaves for a second time. Not bad, really, just not as good as the first steeping.
Last night there was a damp chill in the air so I went looking for something to chase it away.(caffeine free naturally) On my shelf was the sample box of rooibos teas, found the vanilla, thinking this will chase the chill away. You know it did just that…But.
When I first opened the packet it was not what I expected when I smelled it. It was a bit earthy smelling, will more woodsy. That went away when I poured the steamy hot water over the rooibos. Then later the steam that touched my nose as I poured the dark amber liquor into my cup only added to experiance. Drinking the warm vanilla rooibos tea was the next best thing to snuggling in a my favorite chair. Which I did while anyway. This tea did indeed chase away the chill that seem to be rising inside me.
Overall this was a most comforting tea to end the day with. Got to get more…
Opened my sample of this the other morning. Enjoyed it very much. The liquor was smooth and velvety. Loved the soft notes of cocoa. Wished I had more.
Like green tea. So was excited about getting this. I always smell the dry tea leaves before putting in the brew vessel. Love the smell, took me back to being a kid. I wish I had gotten more then just the sample. I would have loved to experiment with this one more. Drinked it hot the first time, felt the Apricot flavor was a little weak. Just give me and excuse to order more. Would love to try this iced.
Just finished up my Assam Mangalam this morning. Not sure when I will be back to the Tea Haus to get more. Oh well.
I found I liked this tea very much. It has a lighter flavor then say the Irish Breakfast from TeaGschwendner. This is my husbands favorite, he likes his teas robust. For me I really liked the cocoa and malty flavors that came through. I generally do not put sugar into many of my teas, but at times I found it to enhance the malty, cocoa taste. It’s even good with a little cream.
Generally I love Irish Breakfast. It’s a great way to wake yourself up. This blend just did’nt have the kick-in-the-pants, wake up and get yourself out the door effect for me.
I did however buy a whole pound, so from time to time I blend it with whatever I have left over of my black teas. You know when you have a bit left over and not enough to make a full pot. It seems to perk it up a bit.
But on the other hand, if you are new to tea, and not sure if you like a kick-in-your-pants type of morning tea? This would be a great one to start out with.
Readed the many comments about it smelling like Fruit Loops. I did not get that the first time I smelled the tea leaves. Now through the power of suggestion everytime I smell it I think of Fruit Loops of even Fruity Pebbles. Even with that said I still like the tea. It has a refreshing taste and a great balance with the green tea. Once brewed everything seems to work. I found it to be one of my favorites in the Adagio Green Teas.
Yunnan Jig from adagio, what can I say about. Yummy comes to mine. I was very pleased with this tea. Drinking it gave me a warm comfy feeling. Cocoa came to mind when the aroma hit my nose after first opening it. Tasting it was even more of a surprise, I just wanted to come back for more. Since I only had a sample size I will have to make sure I get a larger quanity to have on hand.
Aquired this tea from The Tea Haus in Ann Arbor, MI. Found it to be a very good breakfast tea to have with Fresh Fruit and Croissants. The liquor is a dark amber color and the taste is pleasing. Will add this to my favorite goto teas for morning.