13 Tasting Notes
I took a chance on this one. Imagine Grand Central at 6pm on a Tuesday. Seriously. Hungry NYC commuters food shopping forced me to make a quick decision on trying a new tea by sight alone. I wanted a flavored white. I looked for a substantial leaf with a mix of added ingredients that sounded good. I made a good choice. Its a well balanced tea that’s good hot or cold, sweetened or not. I will definitely try more from Spices and Tease.
I got this in a wonderful package from BrewTeally Sweet. I am always looking for a good black tea and this seasonal one from Della Terra is so much fun. It has a good quality base and it follows up with a solid chocolate, malty and well seasoned flavor with nutmeg and hints of vanilla. I have yet to try it sweet. It’s so good as it.
I read a few reviews on Amazon where travelers had mentioned drinking this in Turkey and loving it. I added it to my order with my new varible temperature kettle. Well, it’s not actually tea at all. It’s closer to a pre-sweetened cider. It’s sweet and pleasant. I’m sure I’ll have a craving for it now and then.
I’m always searching for a good white tea to drink in the evenings. As a black tea lover, I need a white that has enough flavor to keep me interested. This gentle sweet floral is almost perfect.
In the world of favorite second flushes and higher rated estates that is my tea cabinet, I had completely forgotten about Glenburn. I slightly over steeped it as I was washing a couple dishes to pass an entire three minutes and I think that was actually a great mistake. The Glenburn remained smooth but with what could be a stronger flavor. It’s both fruity and vegetal.
I had earmarked it for an upcoming swapbox but I may have to keep this one.
This just showed up as a sample in a order that arrived in record time. I decided to try something different and go with more sugar than I usually put in tea period to see what happens. This tea is so creamy and smooth I fell like I’m drinking a fantastic vanilla caramel latte. I wish Stacy had just warned me when I requested a sample to not even bother and just add an oz to my order. ;) lol.