I’m on the fence about this one. I think I need to take a break from the Signature Blends because they are starting to all taste really similar. This one tasted a little different, but still very similar to the other SBs I’ve had. Maybe the flavors and scents became all mixed together in the SB box. I liked the peach and vanilla in this, but I couldn’t taste the rum. This one was sweet yet warm at the same time. (I really need to expand my vocabulary). Decent blend, but not loving it. I’m in like not in love.
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Valentine’s again! I smell it a lot when the leaf was dry. After I had steeped it, the chocolate and coconut smell and taste were overwhelming, in a good way. I added milk and sugar, which helped calm the mixture. I usually am not a fan of coconut tea, but this one was done very well. The cinnamon added a touch of spice. Valentine’s didn’t stand out so much to me, but there was a slight strawberry aftertaste, which was tasty.
Overall, this is my favorite Twilight SB so far. :) My fav coconut blend!
For some reason this was not as strong as I had expected it to be. Perhaps it has been touched by air for quite some time. I’m not sure. But it smells spicy. The taste is of a very mild sweet and spice, just like the name. It tastes almost like regular black tea with a hint of spices. It is a comfort tea, and it is great for cozy-ing up at home during a winter storm. I didn’t try it with sugar or milk, which is great! This tea isn’t bitter. Overall a good cuppa.
Dry: rooibos + fruit mix. Smells fruity!
The making: used my ceramic teapot. I love that I can share tea!
Steeped: The aroma – smells like juice! Tastes fairy tart and sweet. I let it sit until it was cool and I actually enjoyed it even more. I saved a little bit to cold brew for tomorrow or later today. I can’t wait to try it.
Valentines tea seems to be a very popular addition to signature blends… most of the ones I’ve tried had it in there.
This was sweet, and it didn’t need any sugar, which is great since I generally use sugar with black teas. It wasn’t bitter, and not one blend overpowered the other. Very good tea indeed! I may even purchase a can of it!! :)
This is the perfect tea for this cold, snowed in day!
Dry: Faint fruity scent. Soft, ‘fuzzy’ long green-white leaves mixed with fruits and berries.
The making: used about 1.5 teaspoons. Used my large bodum glass teapot (it was my first teapot). I haven’t used most of my teaware so I’ve decided to start using them again!! Makes me so happy inside. I also love sharing my love for tea with my boyfriend! He is starting to get hooked on different teas instead of the usual Assam with milk and sugar. (but I digress!)
Steeped: The color is a light yellow-caramel. The scent is faint fruity and floral. The taste is almost indescribable in a good way. It it so delicate and naturally sweet. This was blended very well. The white monkey was not overpowered by the fruit IMO, but they all worked in harmony. I imagine this would taste delightful cold brewed!
Overall: Great signature blend! I love it! I would love to try this cold. Delicate.
Smells sweet! I love the dark brown and black leaves and the flower petals. It warms me up just right. The taste is mild and sweet, and I added a little bit of brown sugar to it. Overall a well balanced blend. I just wish the taste was a tad bit stronger.
Umm whats the difference between this and hot water with a tiny squirt of some fruit juice? The hot water felt nice and the scent was very mild yet sweet. I enjoyed the scent more than the tea. I even let this steep for longer. Maybe it is just my taste buds. Generally I like green teas and I’ve had a few flavored greens and enjoyed them. I should have tried this sample cold since the name is “A Green Chiller” but I only had a small sample of it.
Ok so second cup, I added some sugar, which I’ve never done to green teas before… tastes like sugar water. my mistake. >_<
YUMMY! This has a nice mix of acidity and soft spices and gourmand. I love the earl grey’s citrus accent. The vanilla taste complemented it well. Overall strong and great blend. I added some milk and sugar to it, which IMO brought out the flavor more.
I had a cup this morning! I used about 1tsp. The color was a nice rusty red-brown. It smelled sweet and floral to me. I can smell the chocolate and strawberries and a hint of the coconut. It somehow has the scent of other signature blends I’ve tried… a little artificial chocolate. It tasted great with a little bit of brown sugar and milk. I feel like it brought out the flavors a little better. Plain, it was a little too light for me.
My boyfriend and I tried Leo today. It smelled and tasted so floral and sweet. He usually puts sugar in his teas, but with Leo, he didn’t add any! It tasted like slightly sweet citrus/orange juice. It was natural as well. I’m usually turned off by chamomile, but it’s great in this blend.
EDIT: I had an allergic reaction :( I know it’s the chamomile. sigh… it is tasty but it is a little frustrating that I have to avoid chamomile…
WOW! I was blown away by this! I’m having a very anxious day because I’m anticipating something later today, so I decided to take some time to relax with tea. Oolong seemed perfect, and it is.
I prepared this in my gaiwan. Dry, the leaves seemed long and dark and the scent was fantastic… a little musty and sweet. I rinsed the leaves for a few seconds. The first steep was for less than 1 minute. It was a bit strong… I should have steeped it for a shorter time. But it was nutty and sweet. The aftertaste was sweet as well! The second steep was for about 2 minutes, and it tasted like lychee and florals, but more lychee and sweetness. It was divine! I may go for a 3rd steep soon!
I love the smell of the wet leaves. Definitely sweet lychee! So relaxed now!
Had this one again tonight since I had a craving for something strong and citrus! This did it for me. It smells and tastes strong. I didn’t add any sugar or honey to it!
Had this last night! Just added 1/2 a teaspoon and mixed it with Adagio’s Rooibos Vanilla. So tasty! There are more spices than rooibos in there. I just added a tsp of honey but like usual it tastes great with or without it!
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I love this tea. I’ve been on this trend of drinking one or two kinds of tea everyday until I’m finished with it. This is a great morning black tea. I still have 1/2 lb left of it! I’m so glad! I mixed it with brown sugar and milk. The leaves are CTC – small and granular, so I don’t need to steep it long to get a robust flavor.
Wow! I like this more and more each time I make a cup! When its dry, the leaves are so pretty. They look like soft curls of gold brown and black. The scent is sweet and a little earthy to me. Steeped, it is divine. I love the malt-like flavor and the sweetness. It doesn’t need milk and sugar, but it doesn’t seem to hurt either. It faintly reminds me of Keemun. But this is better. I don’t like to steep this one for long. I feel like it tastes better that way :)
Finished this bit off today! It is one of the better Assam’s I’ve had! Very smooth. Not astringent to me. I didn’t need to add any sugar or milk to it, but adding it doesn’t hurt the flavor.
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