I am at home with no loose tea but dealing with health insurance questions so tea is a must! Found this one and decided to go for it. I’m letting it steep as long as possible, out of curiosity. I like strong, bold teas and want to see how chocolate-y this can get. I am triple-dog-daring it to be more chocolate than mint. :)
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Added spearmint – delish!
Then added blood orange – with the licorice bite, this is a fave!
I am totally biased but I love this blend! (In the words of London Tipton, “Yay me!”) I mixed one cup of licorice root with a generous cup of peppermint and the results are perfect. I love how licorice root leaves a sweet aftertaste in your mouth; combined with peppermint it’s awesome.
Another important note – steeping time isn’t important. I was called away from my blend for a few minutes leaving the bag alone and no worries, no bitter taste.
Next I’ll try this blend with spearmint too. :)
Thanks again to Frank for providing the licorice root. I will be back for more. :)
This is my first mate. (I was a mate virgin!) Honestly, I’m not impressed. Mate is very fine in its loose form. I use tea filter bags over an infuser and I’m glad I do because using an infuser with mate would be a big ol’ mess.
On to the taste. Weird. (Wow, so descriptive.) Nutty, toasted. But smooth. A good basic tea base. It reminds me of something and I can’t put my finger on what, but the taste is very familiar. Hearty and woodsy. The aftertaste is nutty, almost like coffee. Maybe it reminds me of weak coffee? There is a sweet smell to it as well…weak but sweet coffee, that’s what I bid. Kind of like free coffee you get while waiting for a service: car repair, real estate, insurance.
I got this as a sample and I don’t think I’d buy it again. No offense, maybe it’s my mate ignorance, but I don’t drink tea just to drink tea. I enjoy the flavors, the aroma, the experience. This one just didn’t thrill me.
2nd infusion. More cinnamon-y this time around. As a cinnamon fan, I love it. :) It smells more cinnamon-y too. Delish! :)
With this fixed version I am in love! I am on my second cup of it; surprisingly it can be resteeped, just once, but hey, that’s better than nothing. I love the subtle smoky aftertaste. The original version was still decent but this one is off the charts, said the creator, modestly. :)
I really enjoyed the simplicity of this tea – simply cinnamon and simply delicious! I usually add a packet or two of Splenda to my tea, but with this one is sweet on its own. It smells soft and buttery too, which is a nice touch.
This is a hearty breakfast tea too – perfect to get the day rolling. Hence the name cinnamon roll, eh? Please ignore my awful puns but do enjoy this wonderful tea!
This is a nice medley of chocolate mint and green tea. The chocolate mint flavor is light, subtle, a kiss.
I fixed this tea on Adagio by using just 10 percent of the smoky Lapsang Souchong and the remaining 90 percent split between vanilla oolong and cream black tea. I LOVE how this one turned out! It’s bold, strong, and in-your-face vanilla/cream with a smoky aftertaste, just like a toasted marshmallow.
The original blend was good, but I’m not a big fan of Lapsang Souchong apparently. A subtle smoky flavor – like a marshmallow fresh from the fire – works perfectly. YUM!
One thing – don’t drink before bed or you’ll be wired. :)
2nd infusion – just as flavorful as the first. LOVE this tea! :)
A truly magical tea. I love how tropical this smells – both in the bag and as it’s brewing. It’s so fragrant and wonderful…
Oh, and the taste. Delish! Another great thing about Joy’s Teaspoon is that the teas are resteepable (is that even a word?).
This does remind me of home, as I’ve mentioned before: San Diego.
I need a little vacation in my mind this morning…
I will never get sick of this tea. I look forward to mornings only because I can enjoy this hearty, caffeinated wonder. I’m not sure about multiple steepings; as I noted before I let the bag soak until the end and enjoy the spicy last drops. YUM!
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Yes, I realize it’s been less than 20 mins since I logged a tea. No, sadly, I am not backlogging. My tea consumption is why I am known as the Tea Lady at work.
This tea says, “Valentine’s Day,” as well: creamy chocolate and cherry. Yum!
Seems appropriate to drink Valentines tea today. I love the medley of chocolate and strawberry with just a kiss of rose. I haven’t found I’m able to re-steep this as well; I like a strong, bold tea and the second infusion is inferior to the first. But no worries; this was on sale at Adagio so I got a big bag. :)
Bliss. Much-needed bliss.
This is definitely lemon and definitely delicious, so it’s true to its name. I was actually surprised at how light yet very lemon-y the tea brewed up. (I expected a dark, blacker tea. Not sure why.)
For me, I smell more of the grassy, earthy side of this tea and less lemon – once it’s brewed and sitting in my cup, awaiting sippage (just invented a new word there). Open the package and you are immediately blasted with a pleasant aura of lemon, kinda like lemonade. But the actual taste is heavy on the lemon, with a sweetness to it. I credit the sweet grass earthiness.
Bottom line: I may mark that I have this in my cupboard, but honestly folks, it won’t last all that long. Delish!
Made this for the second time and this amazing tea lasted strong through THREE steepings! Not all teas can even make it through a second steeping. (OK, and yes some nasty teas barely survive one steeping…)
I am in love with Joy’s Teaspoon. I will be back again and again and again…
I don’t know what Strawberry Zabaglione is, but this 52teas blend is rockin’! A blast of strawberry as you open the bag, then it hits your tastebuds as you brew up a cuppa. Strawberry tea is hard to find – good strawberry tea that doesn’t taste cheap nor bland. Frank, you are an amazing tea blender; Strawberry Zabaglione is a tea I cannot and will not live without. LOVE the bold, real strawberry taste from the first sip to the last drop. 2nd infusion isn’t too bad either.
A coworker just walked by to tell me she was in love with the scent. :) I do enjoy this tea – it’s bold, brisk and in-your-face, a nice blend of strawberry and chocolate with a kiss of rose. Decent.
This is another tea from Teavana that I tweak. I love the base of tart (but not bitter) blackberry and the subtle taste of lime and mint. But I go one step further and add more spearmint. It’s a sweeter mint and blends well with the base. I love bold blackberry and mighty mint.
That being said, this is still one of my favorite blends from Teavana. A nice flavor hot and even better iced.
Yup. It’s the AM on a weekday. I’ve got a million and five things to do, and two meetings. So I’m brewing this up for myself and a coworker. And I’ve got a huge bag on deck in my travel mug for the approaching meeting.
Heaven. That’s what I call this tea. If you like coconut, you’re cu-cu & nuts to NOT get this blend. Frank has a way with honeybush, as one fellow tea writer said and she is so right. At first whiff, I’m in love. I brewed a cup at my desk and a coworker thought I had applied coconut lotion. (She sniffed around and finally cajoled me into giving her a sample.) This tastes like creamy coconut bliss. I cannot live without this tea. What will I do when it runs out?!
This is an interesting blend – points for creativity and for pulling. it. off. (from How I Met Your Mother. Don’t mind me.) I taste peanut butter and toast – a light dusting of smoky tea. This is a bold tea, a morning blend, and woke me up. I definitely enjoyed the creativity and flavor-fun.