Got this as a sample from a tea swap! It’s really delicious and complicated. It’s exciting to drink each time I brew a cup. Reminds me of cinnamon rolls, but there are lovely almond flakes as well…sigh. I’d love a cup right now!
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Sweet and simple, kind of reminds me of Adagio’s Cream Tea. I think it would probably be a good base for some sort of blend. I’ll have to try it out.
I do enjoy this tea very much, though it sort of makes me uncomfortable to be in a category described as sexy, passionate and intense, haha. And to describe a tea that way! It seems a bit odd to me to have something so sweet and calming as vanilla rooibos in a blend that is categorized as dark and robust. I might have subbed in lapsang souchong. But still, very delicious!
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Got this as a free sample from Fusion Teas. I dunno if this is anything like DAVIDsTea cake teas, but if it is…man, good stuff. Smells sweet and chocolatey, but not like other straight up chocolate teas I’ve had. I guess that’s the cake part. Mmm. I wish I knew how to mix teas. Maybe someday!
I enjoy this tea very much, it’s really reliable and tasty. I don’t really think it tastes extremely caramelly, but I can detect it. And I adore the tin <3
Thanks so much to Will Work for Tea for this sample. It tastes so much like pancakes. I have no idea how this is achieved. Reminds me of Eggo syrup. Mmmm <3.
Mmmmm, thank you Fusion Teas Opened this bag up, was hit with the actual, real life smell of chocolate cake. Yum. The smell of the dry leaves was strong and wafted all around my desk. The tea itself was very mobile as it brewed, little flecks floating around everywhere in my ingenuiTEA. Tastes really lovely, but the chocolate seemed to be more muted while the honeybush grew stronger as it brewed. Still, super excellent tea.
Nom, thanks Fusion Tea! Smells really strongly spicy, in a lovely way! Lots of exciting pieces in the blend. There’s melty, caramelly looking stuff in the used leaves. Mmmmm. This is going to sound super weird, but the smell of the cup reminds me kinda of….pipe smoke? An interesting and complex cup o’tea.
Fancy teas make me nervous. And I guess I consider anything that isn’t black or rooibos or a teabag kinda fancy, haha. Got this from my good buddy potatowedges, who thought I would like this even though I’m not a green person. I stared at it for a while, nervous I would kill it with my roommate’s Sunbeam Hotshot water heater. The leaves are so pretty and spindly! And it smells sweet, not grass-like at all! Watching it brew. Still nervous. Leaves aren’t opening as much as I expected. Smell it…uh oh. Vegetal. Stare at the cup of liquid. Yellow, pretty, does not smell like anything. Try a sip…eh. Add some sugar, nommmm. No longer smells like green things. Smells like corn, just like the description. All nutty and toasty. Yay, teaventures!
I just wanted to add that I had this cold brewed today, and it is excellent. I think it’s much better than hot. Which is great, cause it’s sweltering here.
Thanks for the samples, jubjubs, they smell heavenly. Unfortunately I was dumb and I oversteeped it/added too many leaves and it got bitter. When I poured in boiling water, it got really dark immediately. I’ll try it again soon.
Got this one from Tommy the Toad in a swap. The first time I had it, my water wasn’t hot enough so the leaves didn’t quite unfurl as much as they should have. But I noticed them sort of doing the same thing this time? It was a good, smooth tea, but it didn’t really have much of a character.
If you like apple cider, you will love this tea. That’s what I feel like I’m drinking whenever I have this. It’s not my favorite thing, but it’s interesting every once in a while. It’s kind of murky though. I like my tea to be clear.
I dunno why this tea is rated so mediocre-y, it’s one of my favorite decaf blends. I mean, it’s full of coconut, cardamom, pink peppercorns and cacao nibs or something! It’s kind of an ugly, murky color, but it has such a wonderful scent, like mexican hot chocolate or cake. Tasty on its own, delicious with milk and sugar.
Another sample from Emilie! Has a strong aroma of almond extract (which is intoxicatingly good to me) and I was happy to see slices of almond in the mix. First taste is something like those almond cookies you get in Chinese restaurants. And then, if you hold it in your mouth a bit, there it is! Marzipan! Really enjoying this one.
Another tea from Emilie. I’m wondering if I didn’t steep this long enough…I definitely saw white chocolate in the tea, but I didn’t taste much of anything but straight up rooibos.
Emilie sent me some of this, yay! It’s smells really nice, and maybe my nose is just attuned to it, but I got coconut right away. I adore coconut in tea. The tea itself is much prettier than I expected, with pale strips of coconut, slices of vanilla bean and tiny blue cornflowers (I love watching the color drain from the flowers. I guess I expected more of a buttery, caramel flavor than I got, which was mostly coconut and vanilla. I tasted the butter notes more as it sat a bit, which is interesting.
A nice, simple tea I enjoy drinking at night to wind down. No weird woody flavor, but there’s something in there besides pure vanilla. It’s not unpleasant, I just can’t identify it. I’ve heard this is a great tea for mixing, I’ll have to try it!
Got this as a sample from a DavidsTea order, and I’ve been saving it for a while. There’s a ton of stuff in the tea, more than I expected from 5g. pretty lemon myrtle flowers and a bright citrusy scent. It was really fun to watch brew, the leaves unfurl so beautifully. The tea itself is a pretty gold color with a distinctly lemon flavor. I actually think the second steep was more lemony than the first.
Yummy! A friend gave me some of this to try, and it really does taste like maple syrup. The color is quite pretty as well, and I like watching the cute little maple sprinkles :)
Mmm, I was attracted to the pretty tin, I must admit. But I tried some in a tea shop and loved it, even without sweetener (which is unusual for me). Rich, but not overpowering chocolate scented leaves that carries over to the cup. Doesn’t seem quite as heavy as the average chocolate tea.
Amazing, intoxicating aroma, every cup is a treat. I think it’s much tastier than Adagio’s blend. Not quite sure how to brew it to get the maximum flavor, any tips?
Mmm, wish I had more Florence right now. I never really could figure out what the flavor besides chocolate was (hazelnut, I know this now!) except that it was delicious and nutty. Lovely plan or with milk and sugar.