Harvest Brew

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Allspice, Cinnamon Chips, Ginger Root
Flavors
Cinnamon, Cloves
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Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by hapatite
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 11 oz / 315 ml

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  • “Sorry for the delay in posting my longer review of the October offering from handmade tea. Life has been crazy, been traveling, etc. The joy of handmade tea begins the moment you receive the...” Read full tasting note
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    Ellyn 230 tasting notes
  • “This tea was pretty good, but it didn't wow me. I could taste the autumnal spices, but I didn't think they were really strong enough. I believe a tea with cinnamon and cloves should have a good,...” Read full tasting note
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    Sarsonator 194 tasting notes
  • “I have to thank the lovely and generous Hepatite for this tea. I wasn't sure about having an autumn tea in the spring but it works well. It reminds me of some chai teas. The spices are well...” Read full tasting note
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    carol who 278 tasting notes
  • “I brewed this for a shorter time & removed the tea so that it wouldn't continue steeping. This steep was less sweet and less spicy. Maybe it depends what spices you get in each serving?” Read full tasting note
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    hapatite 120 tasting notes

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Tasting Notes:

Harvest Brew begins with a nutty and malty base tea from Central Eastern Africa. Cinnamon chips add a tangy, sweet warmth to the blend. Finally, the combo of allspice and ginger root adds a peppery nutmeg-esque flavor from the allspice while the ginger adds more tangy warmth and much complexity.

Message from Caleb:

Thank you much for embarking on this October tea journey with Handmade Tea. This season tends to focus on a ton of my favorite flavors and this Oct. tea is no exception. In fact, this tea is based on the flavor profiles of two of my favorite pumpkin beers: Southern Tier Pumpking and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. The Africa base tea was selected for its malty characteristics and the spices for their similarity to the spices found in these two beers.

Brew Suggestions:

This brew blends up great with purified water at about 212º Fahrenheit (100º Celsius) and steeped for about five minutes. As with any tea, feel free to explore and test other configurations.

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Sorry for the delay in posting my longer review of the October offering from handmade tea. Life has been crazy, been traveling, etc.

The joy of handmade tea begins the moment you receive the package. I have the full monthly subscription which means every month I receive both the tea and the palate building ingredient samples. (If you want to try handmade tea for less $$ you can get a smaller subscription without the ingredient samples.) Handmade tea is a great fall-blend. The ingredient samples that are included are African Black Tea, cinnamon and ginger root, and allspice. The spices that were included are whole (as opposed to gound powder) and are the exact ingredients that are in the tea. I’m not entirely sure that I knew what allspice smelled like exactly until I got this tea.

After smelling the ingredient samples I smelled the dry tea. I really like the ingredient samples because I’m not sure I would be able to pick out the different ingredients. Not only can I SMELL the ingredients in the blend after smelling them on their own I can also SEE them in the dry tea. As an aside, now that I have familiarized myself with these samples I can now much more easily pick out the flavors in other teas.

As the tea brews I can smell the cinnamon and the ginger. At the first sip I get a slight pepper essence from the black tea base. The cinnamon, ginger, and allspice flavors are all PERFECTlY balanced. I have had some cinnamon blends that were like drinking red-hot candies – the opposite of this. I LOVE THIS TEA. I really think this is a perfect fall tea. I am already more then ½ way thought my 3oz and I DO NOT want this sample to run out.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Was this your first from Handmade Tea? Just wondering as I am making up your sampler!

Nik

This sounds amazing and I really like that approach. When I subscribe, it’ll definitely be to the full experience.

Ellyn

This was my first handmade teas. I love the thought that goes into each shipment!

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194 tasting notes

This tea was pretty good, but it didn’t wow me. I could taste the autumnal spices, but I didn’t think they were really strong enough. I believe a tea with cinnamon and cloves should have a good, strong flavor. I received this in a tea swap, and maybe it’s just the wrong time to be drinking this, also. I think my mind is in spring-mode!

Thanks to Hapatite for the sample!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
hapatite

I agree, spiced but not enough for me. Just… Okay.

Sarsonator

It needed double the spices!

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278 tasting notes

I have to thank the lovely and generous Hepatite for this tea.
I wasn’t sure about having an autumn tea in the spring but it works well. It reminds me of some chai teas. The spices are well balanced with out any overpowering flavors. I like cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice :-) so I’m a happy girl! The black tea adds a bit of body. I’ve had several similar teas made with rooibos lately but they just don’t have enough body to make it. I have enough for a couple more cups, so yeah!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I brewed this for a shorter time & removed the tea so that it wouldn’t continue steeping. This steep was less sweet and less spicy. Maybe it depends what spices you get in each serving?

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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