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My after lunch tea here… not like I don’t have enough teas from home to try, but I didn’t get out of the house early enough to even wash my hair, much less think about what teas to bring in to my temp job.

Most cherry teas are disappointing because they taste so medicinal. That’s sad to me especially as cherries are one of my favorite fruits! (I like frozen cherries on my oatmeal or just as a dessert). This has a very authentic, natural cherry aroma.

As for the flavor, well… it’s very nice. The Taiwanese green tea is light and vegetal and reminds me of a Chinese green tea. Overall the cherry flavor is present but subtle and there is a bit of a flowery component as well. This was much better than I thought it would be, but I’m not sure I love it. The Moroccan Mint from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is outstanding though. This is nice for an afternoon cuppa but wouldn’t go on a list of my favorites. I think the best way to desribe this is “nice” but not outstanding.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Have you had Cherry Blossom Green from Harney? I thought the cherry flavor was light when I first tried, but as my palate grew a bit I found that I enjoyed it a lot. The downside is that I want loose leaf, and you have to buy a pound to get it loose.

TeaBrat

I don’t think I have, will have to check it out someday!

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86

this was my puerh for the day – working from home i try to get at least one in. We’re coming down to crunch time for my trip so i really need to get a few more sipdowns in quickly! not that i really have many, but even a focus on puerh has been good. this is quite pleasant and very enjoyable. all that aside, i need to figure out which raw puerh i want to keep in my cupboard since i generally prefer ripe. :)

MzPriss

I like this one

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Guess what? I quit my job at the school yesterday! YEAH! I was really trying to hold out for the last 6 weeks of the school year, but yesterday I realized I was done. The constant disrespect & lack of interest from the students, the stress of all the noise, lack of sleep…It finally got to me, so I calmly packed my stuff up at the end of the day (I’ve already been packing things up, so there wasn’t much left anyway), and resigned. I’m so happy to be home, returning to my pajama lifestyle of students, gigs, gardening, food, & tea! Now I’ll have time to really enjoy my tea drinking & reviewing again too!
And here’s a tea I haven’t reviewed!
I have a ton of this in my cupboard, both from my own purchase of some, & from Sil sending me a baggy full. I guess I’m just going to have to say that although I adore most of the black teas from YS, this is probably among my least favorites, which is why I haven’t reviewed it before now. I just haven’t found the best way to steep it. I’ve tried several, & today I’m trying it gongfu: 5G + 4oz tiny teapot X 15/30/45/60 sec etc
The resulting tea is tart & tangy, kind of like under ripe apricot. There are also bready notes & herbaceous notes, & although it’s drinkable, it’s not really something that appeals to me this morning. I also have tea from Da Hu Sai Village 2013 that has been processed as a Sheng Puer, & I have a feeling that is a much better use of these leaves, although I haven’t tried that one yet. I think the tangy qualities will translate wonderfully.
Anyway, I’m going to keep trying this black version in a variety of ways, starting with turning the rest of what Sil sent me into a cold brew. Hopefully one day this week I’ll also try the Sheng to compare them :)

Addendum: SO it turns out that this makes an excellent cold brewed ice tea! Just thought you guys would like to know!

K S

Congratulations/I’m sorry, all rolled into one.

Sil

well at least you tried it again..right? sorry that you had to quit but not sorry ‘cause it’s what’s best for you!

Fjellrev

Good for you, Terri! If they won’t appreciate you there, then you have better things to do with your time.

MzPriss

Yay for pajamas!

Terri HarpLady

I have missed you all SO MUCH!!! :)

boychik

You need to do whats good for you !

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100

OMG this tea is the BOMB!!

My first couple of sips I had a sneaking suspicion that there was some unknown and unidentified sugar element hiding down at the bottom of my clean mug and that the dishwasher was on the fritz… And then I realized… NO ITS THE TEA!!!!

The scent of this tea is insanely intoxicating… it smells like fresh buttery sweetbread or pastry! Taste wise, wow! Talk about delicious! Its malty, naturally sweet and has a slight pastry and stone fruit jam taste… I need more of this RIGHT now!!!!

Maddy Barone

Ooh, I have got to get me some of that!

beelicious

Hi Maddy! Happy to set up a swap if you’d like to try it first… PM me if your interested :)

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I bought a lot of tea again yesterday, Tea Frens. #whoops Right now I’m sniffing Murchie’s Sugar Maple. WHOA it smells so amazing. It’s kinda weird though because there are apple bits and… dried cherries? Or raisins? I’m not entirely sure. Mmm, it is pretty tasty though. I wouldn’t say exactly how it smells, but it’s nice.

And they’re dried cranberries. SO WEIRD, MURCHIE’S! So weird.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Fjellrev

Haha I thought it was odd too, and ended up passing on it. But it totally does smell amazing!

OMGsrsly

It tastes good though!

TeaBrat

I liked Murchie’s when I was in Victoria…

OMGsrsly

I pretty much only shop at the Victoria store. I don’t find that the service, selection, and general environment are as good at the tiny Vancouver stores. :)

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
6059 tasting notes

I’ve had people over all weekend. My bridesmaids got tired of my avoiding wedding planning so they have descended on me and are keeping me hostage until i make decisions and spend time with them shopping for things lol…..

so over the past couple of days i’ve had:
-yuchi wild mountain black lot 336
-ming hong
-caramel de buerre sale
-zhen shan xiao spring 2013
-douceur chocolate
-gifting ripe puer

to name a few… back in a more regular capacity once i’ve been release from capitvity!

OMGsrsly

Hahaha. Poor Sil, being forced into Wedding Things.

Fjellrev

You got pounced on by the bridesmaids. Shit’s getting real!

Sil

we bought my shoes today….well um ordered them

Fjellrev

Yay! Hope they’ll feel like you’re walking on fluffy clouds.

Sil

3.5 inch heels and they were super comfy… they’re going to be purple with silver soles… i’ll post pics when i get them in a month or whatever… custom made for 20$ more than buying the normal boring ones. heh

OMGsrsly

Those sound AWESOME. :D

Sil

i’m super excited!They’re like normal boring office shoes that we made awesome..and after the wedding, every time i wear them at work. i can think of the wedding! :)

Sil

they’re not say..fluevogs…but i’m happy haha

OMGsrsly

But they’re custom, which is even better!

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It is with thanks to my wonderful international friends that I can proudly review this Davids Tea sample. From Canada all the way to the UK!

My first thoughts on this tea are of the scent, which I was met with as soon as I opened the packet. Sweet yet spicy cinnamon stick tones mixed with light herbs and wood with a dry, nutty finish. Chai like but super duper cinnamon-esque. As a huge fan of cinnamon I find it particularly charming!

In appearance the small/fine Rooibos blend is met with large, rough pieces of what I believe to be apple and cinnamon stick. Giving it a rocky, desert feel.

I followed the steeping parameters given by Davids Tea which can be found further up in the Tea Description.

Once steeped I am met with a delicious spicy cinnamon scent that reminds me of ‘Red Hots’ candy. My childhood was built around that candy! This scent takes me back.

In flavour the cinnamon bursts through with spices behind it before softening into a sweet, light, herbal blend that lingers in the after taste. It’s a little dry but still acceptable. In terms of Chai there is a spicy touch about it but the heavy cinnamon makes it completely different, it takes the idea of Chai to a new level. And similar to scent, this does have nutty notes which are increased by the dryness. Tried to consider which type of nut but came to the conclusion it tastes mixed and I couldn’t differentiate it.

Also I can’t help but taste ‘Red Hots’ candy when I take small sips of this. It’s pure nostalgia in a cup!

Overall I really enjoyed this tea. It truly is cinnamon heavy and though it does offer a spicy Chai element and slight Rooibos flavour (which others may find more pleasing) I am taken aback in awe by the simpleness of it. Plus it has to be said that this being Organic is the ‘icing on the cake’ so to speak.

Chai? Yes please.

Cinnamon Chai? Heck yes please!

Nostalgia? All the time. :)

For more information on this tea please view my SororiTEA Sisters post.
http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/04/11/organic-cinnamon-rooibos-chai-davids-tea/

Kristal

Glad you liked it!

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80

Sipdown! Trying to get through some of these odds and ends of various unflavoured teas so I can start others that have been sitting around waiting to be opened. So hard to keep up! Suppose I should start working on my Verdant Imperial Breakfast Summer Blend that I’ve had since fall 2013… still unopened. Ugh.

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Hello Steepster! I’m back, albeit very briefly. I’m currently having some issues and dealing with some things, at the same time trying to write my dissertation (and a million other essays) and finish my degree. Unsurprisingly, I haven’t had much time for steepster of late. I was starting to worry that if I didn’t make some time for it soon I would never come back, and that cannot happen! So I’m making a brief stop by just to check in.

I chose this tea because I haven’t written a tasting note on it yet, and had put it up on the Butiki trading post as I think it could go to a more appreciative home than my own – so many people seem to love it, but it’s just good to me. Nobody has taken it off my hands yet, so if anyone is interested you’re welcome to it.

This tea reminds me of the Mrs. Hudson Adagio custom blend from Cara McGee’s Sherlock collection, only with a much better black base (I think one of my favourites) and a more subtle almond flavouring. In my head I associate this tea with grandma type people, and it could be to do with this connection. The almond flavour is the first thing I notice, but it doesn’t last long and is replaced by the base tea, which is a lovely well-rounded black that goes very well with milk (I’m drinking it like a traditional English cuppa today). Frank isn’t one for my teas usually – he doesn’t like anything he considers to be ‘abnormal’ – but I think this is one he might enjoy. The note that lingers the most is the cinnamon, which only comes through in the aftertaste. This is definitely an enjoyable cup of tea, and maybe a good choice for brunch or when I want something that’s not too fussy, but it’s definitely a like more than a love for me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML
Fjellrev

Welcome back! Try to take care of yourself amidst the chaos. :)

KittyLovesTea

You have been missed Nattie! Hope you are managing to keep up with everything.

Nattie

Thank you (: life is definitely hectic right now.

KittyLovesTea

Honestly I can relate at the moment. Being busy just makes the quiet times feel more special :) Hang in there Nattie and good luck with everything!

Nattie

Thanks KittyLovesTea – that’s definitely a good way to look at it! Good luck with your stuff, too. (:

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drank Pomme d'Amour by Dammann Freres
352 tasting notes

So, to recap. I ordered 17 different Dammann Freres teas, and this is the last one. As of today I have tried them all. Some are absolutely delicious, others are just good. It seems to me that their teas that have several flavors are better than the ones that are just orange black, for example.

In the 10 days or so since I got the order I have picked this tea up and put it down maybe a dozen times. I just couldn’t bring myself to choose it over other things or get excited about it. Now I am wondering WHY?

This is. So. Good. I was brewing it on campus, and started to smell it and it was like a punch to the face. Yummy! Then I tasted it and I don’t know what I expected, maybe plain apple tea? But this tastes like a lightly spiced, buttery, caramel drizzled apple turnover straight out of the oven. So, so good. Definitely one of my favorites from the whole batch.

VariaTEA

Sounds amazing!

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This tea smells nice but at the same time it’s a little strange, like a mish mash of flavoured sweet fruit lipglosses combined into one. Somewhat artificial and overly sweet! It’s steeped scent is also the same.

Yeah…. it tastes as it smells….so like lipgloss. I know I’ve said it a lot but seriously, it’s like applying a vast amount of fruity lipgloss and then licking your lips. It’s chemical, waxy, synethetic, overly sweet, plasticy and the whole crazy flavour just lingers in the after taste. While it is very unusual and unpleasant at times it’s not terrible, just not for me. I had a friend that loved to eat lipgloss, literally she would run her finger around my chocolate orange lipgloss tin and eat what she could scoop out! Maybe she would like this tea…

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML
Fjellrev

Yuck, I’ve totally experienced lip balm-like teas in the past. So weird. Your comment also reminds me of how I used to get a lot of ignorant comments growing up regarding the taste of lip balm. I’d mention how a particular lip product tasted like wax, chemicals, etc, and I’d get “Ewwwwww, you don’t eat your lipgloss, Fjellrev! You’re supposed to just apply it.” Like, are people that stupid? It hits your tastebuds while you talk throughout the day, lick your lips, etc. Your friend is a special case, however haha.

KittyLovesTea

And here I am thinking that the reason lipgloss has flavour is because you end up eating it throughout the day lol. I wonder why else they think it’s flavoured? This brew went straight down the sink !

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88

A recent discussion thread peaked my interest in this company and since it was so close to home I decided to give them a go…. So they’re a little creative in their flavor notes (feels like soft warm mahogany) but wouldn’t you be too when your ingredients include Ceylon black tea, South American cocoa husk, Indonesian cinnamon, Chinese chili and Iranian safflower petals?? Man… I don’t want to think about the carbon footprint of this tea… (its also blended in Germany)… but doesn’t it sound delicious???

This tea is seriously like a big warm hug!! Its the perfect blend of cocoa and spice, no one flavor overpowers any of the others, they’re all in perfect harmony!! A splash of milk adds a delicious creamy mouth feel to the end of each of my sips.

I can see why this tea was a winter release for August Uncommon! Unfortunately its probably a little too warm in California these days to be drinking this but I can see myself hoarding the remainder for the winter months around a fire watching the snow come down… assuming it ever snows again in California…
sren

I just had my first cup of this. Complex and delicious. Every tea I have tried from AU so far has had the “hug” quality that you mentioned and in entirely different ways.

sren

Beelicious gave the only rating for this tea so far at “88” but Steepster’s overall rating is “79.” How does that work?

Fjellrev

Sounds delicious, and that really is crazy to think how this tea all came together with ingredients from all corners of the world.

Indigobloom

there is an algorithm they use for ratings, I think there is a base “rating” given sort of like Steepster has its own opinion heh. (same for every one though, to be fair!)

sren

Thanks for the info, Indigobloom. It must weighted to take into account the number of ratings.

Indigobloom

Yeah I think so too, that rings a bell. There is a thread floating in the forums somewhere about it

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
875 tasting notes

I never would have been inspired to pick this up on my own, but after seeing lots of positive reviews on Steepster, I figured it was time to give it a try. I’m glad I did. This has the most distinctive cranberry flavour I’ve experienced in a tea yet, and the pear flavour is there, though less distinct than the cranberry. This has a lovely, sweet, creaminess to it as well, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I can see picking this one up again – it’s a tasty, easy drinker.

Flavors: Cranberry, Creamy, Pear, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

It took me way too long to try this too. Glad you also like this!

faybingler

This isn’t one I would normally go for either, but the reviews are making me think I’ll give it a go on my next trip to DAVID’s.

Maddy Barone

I liked it iced too!

Roswell Strange

This is one of my most drank teas ever; and along with Blueberry Jam it’s my favourite DT blend of all time – so glad you liked it! It’s good iced as well; but it’s AMAZING as a latte!

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80

This went quite well with my classic breakfast: bacon, eggs, and toast. The bacon was particularly amazing. Fresh, local, thick-cut microwaved so it was wonderfully crispy.

Added light cream and a touch of vanilla extract. It’s a little on the contaminated side, however. I have all my Butiki teas in one box and it was next to something, something fruity perhaps, so this kind of smells like it, and even has a faint flavour from whatever was next to it for a long time. It still tastes good but it’s just so hard to try to figure out what it’s absorbed exactly!

Nichole

Hmm. . bacon!

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This has flavors of blackberry, black current and blueberry (which is not a black fruit!) Usually I don’t care much for blueberry flavored things, but this blend tasted more of blueberry than the others. And surprise – I liked it!

Uniquity

Oooh, that sounds very appealing!

Stephanie

I really like black currant. Yum.

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drank White Chocolate by Butiki Teas
1210 tasting notes

Butiki tea blasphemy. I’m not very impressed with this.
The base is lovely. Gorgeous black tea base…. white chocolate though? I’m not getting any of that. Instead I’m getting a touch of something floral, which is not unpleasant, just not what I expected.
Hmm. Ah well, it can’t all be flawless.

bizbee1

its good to see the occasional dissenting view not every tea is for everyone! Actual White Chocolate (not the tea) just seems wrong to me anyway!

Fjellrev

Whatevz, you can’t like everything!

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Backlog – I didn’t like this too much when I tried it yesterday out of the store. I think this tea needs to be prepared gong fu or at least with short steeps to really appreciate the flavor. I could pick up some of the classic Phoenix flavor but mostly it got bitter and muddy after it was steeped for around 3 minutes. So I can’t really rate this either, but I feel bad for anyone whose only experience of a Phoenix Mountain oolong is trying it this way.

Dustin

What is the classic Phoenix flavor?

TeaBrat

the flavor of a phoenix mountain oolong…

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85

I made a huge DF order and it all arrived last week, and I haven’t had much else since then. I have been bad about writing tastings notes on them. Some of the teas are real WOW teas. Some are just normal, but by normal I mean still a really good tea.

This one was a WOW tea. I found myself thinking about the tea each time I took a drink – it kept pulling my attention because it tasted so good. Sometimes I can sort of zone out and drink the tea automatically. The description says red fruits, papaya, and strawberry bits. But the really interesting part is the “biscuit” – which of course it not like an American biscuit. It’s like a European one, or a cookie. That’s the magic here.

It’s hard for me to describe exactly what biscuit tastes like in tea, but it’s sort of like a bit of cookie on the finish, but it’s not a sweet cookie. More like a shortbread. This tea alone makes me want to order one of every one of the teas they sell.

TeaNTees

Must Try! :)

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Yesterday my partner and I decided to go on a mini road trip, to see how the landscape is melting and to try out the new truck on some dirt roads. We drove the loop in Nopoming Provincial Park, which is north of the Whiteshell, along the Manitoba-Ontario border. It’s a lot more rugged and less developed than the Whiteshell, and much quieter at all times of year, which, in my opinion, makes it far superior. When I’m camping or in the wilderness, people are the last thing I want around.

The prairies at this time of year are fairly dull. While I generally see them with an artist’s eye, and appreciate the nuances of all the different colours and textures, even those subtle differences are flattened in the post melt, pre bloom of spring. The fields, trees and ditches blend together into a fairly uniform grey-brown, contrasted with the uniform blue and deep green of the sky and evergreens. Add to that the road and the clouds, and you have five colours for this season.

Once you hit Canadian shield, the landscape gets more interesting – shield is always a less subtle beauty than the stark flatness of the prairies (and so utterly flat, in a way that I haven’t experienced anywhere outside of Manitoba.) The rock, interspersed with mixed forest of fir, spruce, poplar and the occasional birch, creates a macro texture, while the lichens covering the surface of the rock, and striations of broken sedimentary rock that protrude along the side of the road add a more subtle and delicate texture. Lakes, rivers and streams frequently abut or cross the winding road that undulates over granite that the road builders chose not to remove.

I sipped a travel mug of this as we drove, prepared earlier. Two pagodas, steeped for five minutes in 14oz of water yielded a rich, deep tasting brew, full of cocoa, malt and sweet potato. A good choice, whose flavour held up well in the travel mug, which seems to inevitably carry some trace of other flavours, no matter what I do.

I got a second excellent steep out of the two pagodas later in the evening, still rich and deep tasting.

The directions on the package recommend three pagodas per cup, but that is without a doubt overkill. Each one is at least the equivalent of a teaspoon of tea, possibly closer to two.

Between sharing these and drinking them often, they’ll be gone soon, and this will be a definite restock. They taste wonderful and the shape is also wonderfully suited to steeping without a strainer, and so, quite convenient.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 414 ML

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This tea is one that I don’t properly know how to describe. It tastes nothing like a raw puerh, and nothing like a ripe puerh. It is not bitter but the main flavor is not one I would describe as sweet or for that matter sour. It is closer to a salty flavor if anything. Is this what they call umami? I don’t know. I stored this tea in my pumidor with my sheng as Dragon Tea House calls it raw puerh. It does not seem to have taken on the flavor of the sheng in my pumidor. I don’t love or hate this tea but I don’t think I would buy it again if I ever ran out.

I steeped this six times in a 170ml teapot with 11g leaf and 200 degree water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, and 20 sec. I should also mention that this tea developed the color of a black tea if anything by the second infusion. I think you would get at least ten or twelve infusions out of this tea but I didn’t like it enough to continue after six infusions.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 11 tsp 6 OZ / 170 ML
Ubacat

This is one of those mystery moonlight teas again. I’ve been trying to adjust my steep time with these teas to see what works best. The puerh steeping method doesn’t seem to bring out the best in them.

AllanK

This one might be better brewed western style.

Ubacat

I just brewed a moonlight today (see my recent review). It was better on the steep that brewed longer. I definitely thing western brew might be the way to go with this type of tea.

Dexter

The one that I really liked was also in cake form I did about 5g 150ml 90C for about 30 sec to start and added time from there. There might be a learning curve here. I ordered a cake of this so will have lots to play with. I agree that Western might be the way to go….

OMGsrsly

I do 5g in ~70-100ml, shorter steeps. We’re all different. :)

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drank Heaven's Trash by Butiki Teas
6059 tasting notes

kimquat sent this one my way and this was a cup of heaven this morning. Seriously, this is one of the best blends. I really wish that i had been able to snag some of this when Stacy went out of business.

VariaTEA

I still have done of this for you. I really need to drop the teas off sometime

Sil

heh home all day sunday to the best of my knowledge. Teas here for you as well as cavo.

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100

Ho-leeeeey cats, this is good stuff.

Malty, sweet, woodsy but not too woodsy and with a scent but not taste of coconut. Even more coconut smell as it cools down and I stuff my nose deep in the cup. And yes, the cup is clean so I’m not getting coconut impressions from a previous tea. :)

This I need to have around always. This is beautiful and completely delicious.

Oh, and this was my first order from Golden Tips. Overwhelmed by the samples thrown in doesn’t even begin to cover it. There are as more samples in here than tea I actually ordered, I think! Color me impressed. :)

update turns out that while I wasn’t imagining the coconut smell it was on my hands from my shampoo. LOL

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

uh oh… sounds delicious!!

beelicious

This sounds amaze-balls… You may have just convinced me into my first order with Golden Tips… Doh!!

Nicole

I’d be happy to share some before you order, beelicious. PM me if you want.

beelicious

Thank you! will do :)

Fjellrev

Amazing!

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Also known as “Grapefruit Earl Grey”, this Award Winning blend certainly packs a citrus scented punch. Whilst raw it has a wonderful grapefruit, rose and floral scent that is very refreshing but super citrusy at the same time.

In flavour this is lightly sweet with moderate grapefruit and rose petal tones which offers a refreshing taste compared to it’s dark black tea base. Somewhat perfumed but in a wonderful way! Every time I drink rose petals in tea it makes me feel beautiful, and this tea holds no exception. Behind the floral and citrus notes is a dark, malt base which holds the lighter flavours together.

Throughout the flavours remain consistent, even as it cools, and I would say that the balance of flavours was delightful! An inventive twist on the classic Earl Grey but a blend that keeps itself ‘close to home’.

Overall I would say this makes a pleasant change from your classic Earl Grey but keeping the elegance and debonair vibe it has accustomed over the years. While it may not take the place of some of my beloved Earl Grey blends on my shelf, I admit the grapefruit is a wonderful extra in the early afternoon!

So, grapefruit in an Earl Grey? Yes please!

For more information please read my SororiTea Sisters post.
http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/04/04/blue-sky-blend-black-tea-j-atkinson-co/

Flavors: Grapefruit, Perfume

Nichole

Sounds amazing!

Red Fennekin

Yay – I’m really glad to hear that you liked it! :D It’s definitely one of my favourites to come back, especially as an afternoon tea!

Tealizzy

I love citrus-y earl greys….yum!

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
2620 tasting notes

In my timolino!

I did a complete cupboard shuffle while drinking this one; I’ve got an entire closet dedicated to tea tins and now teaware, and it was definitely time for a new system because things were starting to look awfully cluttered, and the tea type groupings weren’t very easy to see anymore. Very happy with how it looks now though!

This tasted absolutely delicious; such creamy, silky pear notes with faint cranberry tartness underneath. I picked up a few coconut notes as well; but that’s definitely from the lat thing I made in the timolino – cold shaken coconut matcha. I guess I didn’t do the most fantastic job washing this one out. Welp. But it all went together anyway.

Sadly, it felt like I was drinking it so out of season! I’ve never thought about myself as someone who has ‘seasonal interests’, when it comes to tea or anything else. But this spring is proving to be completely opposite of that.

Gonna have to see if I can come up with a way to make this seem like more of a Spring tea; if not, it may be a few months before I get back to drinking this one regularly again.

Fjellrev

I could totally drink this anytime since I associate fruit with all seasons. And it’s just so damn delicious.

Maddy Barone

Probably my all time favorite from DAVID’s. Think I’ll have some tonight!

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