576 Tasting Notes
This is still a fave of mine, no matter how many other chais I try. There is something about this spicy, hearty flavor.
It’s lifting my spirit on this gray day…
OK, what the heck?! This cuppa from the 12 Days of Christmas blend from 52Teas tastes entirely different than the blend from months ago. Did my tastes change?!
Now I taste much more of the vanilla and cream goodness described by other teaists. I also let it steep for the length of the cup so more of that delicious vanilla flavor could be enjoyed.
Previously unrated. Now, highly rated. Bizarre!
The more I drink this cuppa, the more I like it! I started my morning off with this as I needed a serious pick-me-up. Winter is the season I dread the most in Maryland as I’m no fan of snow. It’s pretty and all but such a hassle. I’m from southern California, so I’m totally biased.
Anyway… this tea makes a hearty cuppa. I love the cola and cinnamon flavors and the sweetness, which must be caused by the licorice root. I added a Sun Crystals packet because frankly I’m going through sugar withdrawal and my office doesn’t need to be subjected to that reality.
For a bagged tea, this is really decent! :)
No rating as this is one of my blends.
I really get a kick out of the different interpretations of spicy fruit. This one is pleasant, although not very strong; also you cannot steep a second time – there is no cinnamon flavor left.
I enjoyed this cuppa, but it doesn’t replace Sugar Plum Spice as my favorite holiday tea.
OK, so I’ve been sick again and I got behind in the 12 Days of Christmas. I’m not sure which day this is, but I know it’s not today’s, nor one in the future. I’m going to try to be good about this the rest of the time and follow the instructions like a good gal.
On to the tea.
This smells heavenly – if heaven were made of chocolate and cashews, and I think in my own heaven that would be a floor. This reminds me of the turtles I used to get as a kid visiting in upstate New York, stopping by for our weekly fix at Abbott’s (a custard place), back when I could eat such things.
Steeped for about four minutes, since it’s a black tea, and the liquor is a deep choco-brown.
First sip – and it tastes exactly like it smells! (Of course, since Frank blended it.) I down three more sips; I want to gulp it, but it would scald my throat… I’m allergic to an enzyme in milk chocolate (as well as other dairy products) so normally I can’t indulge. This is a real treat!
This tastes like chocolate and nutty goodness. The only problem? Now I want a “real” turtle. I’ll have to “settle” for a second cuppa.
Got this in a gift pack (bagged). I enjoyed this yesterday while playing RAGE on my xbox 360. (I’m a huge gamer…I should start a series on what teas go with video games!) I started out the day by playing Alice, then decided I wanted to shoot people instead so I opted for RAGE…
Oh, the TEA. Sorry. Easily distracted. ;) This tea is very minty – which I love – and with a name like Candy Cane, it should be. It brews up hearty and strong, and is minty to the last drop.
I think I do like Candy Cane Lane better – but I do tend to enjoy green teas over black teas anyway. Overall, this is a holiday delight – and a must-try for mint fans.
And RAGE is wonderful…
Grabbed this other day to help combat my winter-sucks-it’s-cold-out-there-I-wanna-stay-in-bed attitude, which increases around the holidays.
For a bagged tea variety, this is really good! I taste the cola and cinnamon, a bit of licorice (I think for sweetness) and I’m feeling more awake and alert.
May have to make this a cupboard essential!
Please note: this is the bagged variety, not the loose kind!
This is a decent tea for an afternoon pick-me-up, but it’s no Constant Comment (by Bigelow), which is my standard for the orange&spice combo. It’s decent, but nothing special. I believe this was in a sampler pack so it’s not as if I purchased a whole box anyway.
Are you surprised I’m drinking this? Don’t you know me at all?! ;) I love this blend! No matter how many chais I try and enjoy, I always come back to this one. It’s expensive, but worth it. Love a nice, spicy cuppa. I’m enjoying with my lunch today (a cold-cut sub from Subway). but great anytime.
Started my AM off with this cuppa. Delish! I really enjoy letting it steep for the length of the cup; the longer you steep, the more the spicy flavors pop. And luckily the oolong tea doesn’t get bitter. This is a new fave!