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Love, love, love this tea. Love it! It’s one of the teas that just make me happy and makes me sit here with a big grin on my face as I sip. It’s berry and floral and rooibos and just wonderfully amazing…and I don’t generally enjoy floral teas.
Tried this in store today and loved it. Ended up bringing 26 grams home with me. It’s the best chai I’ve had, it had enough of a bite to soothe my sore throat, but it was a delicious blend of flavors, no one really stood out to me. It wasn’t “Oh, this is a coconut tea” or “Oh, hey, cinnamon.” It was just “Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”. This is definitely one to keep in stock.
Called my mom this morning to tell her about our latest adventures (dishwasher broke, pipe burst, and sick cat) and she was sitting down with some of the Buttered Rum I’d sent her. This inspired me to make a cup of my own, as I’m in dire need of a pick me up, and boy did this work! So creamy and rum-y and delicious.
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This is my second time trying to resteep it and the second time it hasn’t worked. Sad. Am I missing something? Has anyone else successfully resteeped this? I love this tea so much, I want to make it last forever.
This was my last cup of caffeine before night fell.
I have to admit to blasphemy…I like this tea despite not like chocolate. I like this tea in spite of the chocolatey flavor. So before I brewed this tea, I…well, I pulled out all of the chocolate chips.
It wasn’t bad! It still managed to be chocolatey but not as strong. I look forward to having my vanilla black tea delivered so I can mix it with my beloved spearmint and float away.
But yes, read my lip – chocolate = yummy!
After today’s awful tea experiments, I needed something I knew I loved, and this is what I reached for. Pure, simple, and amazing.
So, learning from the horror that was Painfully Strong Hibiscus Raspberry from this same company, I brewed this with only a teaspoon of tea, instead of a tablespoon. When I sniffed the finished product, I hate to say this, but my immediate thought was of a cheap motel room by the pool. Kinda musty and chlorine-y, but not….I don’t know, it wasn’t a bad thing, kinda?
After I take a sip, I realize the smell reminds me of a hotel coffee, that’s what I’m associating it with. Not terrible…but not all that great, either.
My wife’s going to try this when she gets home, but I think I can safely say that if there are any coffee cherry enthusiasts out there, I’d be happy to send you some of these teas.
Maybe milk would help…
Ugh these teas confuse the heck out of me.
I’m not going to rate this one just yet because I need to make it…better. I followed the company’s instructions of 1 tablespoon for 16 ounces of water (technically, I should have used 2 T, but seriously.) Way, way too strong for me. I added sugar, but you can’t taste it. It’s more hibiscus than raspberry, but it’s not terrible. It could just be because it’s crazy strong too. Definitely going to make another cup with way less tea.
I was weirded out by this tea. Is it tea? Is it coffee? If tea is simply defined by soaking plant products in hot water, isn’t coffee tea? Could I make tea out of chocolate covered espresso beans? Why is my cat doing that?
I digress. Anyway, it smelled nothing like what it tastes like, and the color is a dark red…the color is so rich that at once point I caught myself checking my tongue in the mirror to see if it had been dyed (it hadn’t). I don’t get “COFFEE” flavor from this, but I do get a kind of “oh, hey, y’know my friend coffee?” It’s there, but oh so barely, like a guest at a party thrown by hibiscus and raspberry.
I don’t know about this tea. I just don’t know.
EDIT: A few more sips and I was sick to my stomach. Down the drain with ye!
I’m getting ready to make a few big tea orders, and a lot of the teas I’m ordering involve the word “vanilla”. I was worried I was going overboard, and that I don’t really love vanilla as much as I think I do…
…and then I had a cup of this. Mmm, vanilla. Yes, I love vanilla. And vanilla tea is my happy place. I opened this up hours ago to talk about how this just didn’t resteep well for me, but then I got distracted and the tea cooled considerably. Never mind. It resteeped beautifully, I just notice it more when it’s cool, like most teas.
The vanilla curls up with the oolong for a creamy liquor that just…mmm. I love this tea.
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Found myself sick to the stomach this afternoon and curled up with a big cup of this. Nausea is gone and now I have a new love: this tea. I can’t even begin to describe how yummy it is, how it managed to almost be creamy….mmm. My wife (De) is clearly delusional in her dislike of this tea, but that’s okay…it means more for me!
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This tea rates up there with Bravissimo in happiness-inducing for me. I always forget I have it, or when I glance at it, I keep on looking because it doesn’t seem that spectacular to me. But when I do give it a go, I melt. The cinnamon is perfect, just a little burn without overwhelming everything else. Like others have said, it reminds me of little cinnamon candies. My grandma used to make sugar cookies for Christmas and decorate them with those little Red Hots…it was my favorite part! This tea brings up that memory and those good feelings for me. I definitely need to remember how much I love it.