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From Victoria's Teas and Coffees

Medium bodied and flavoury with piquant Ceylon character. Blended with natural flavor of vanilla and grenadine, which impart a smooth and unique heavenly flavor.

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Another one from VariaTEA – we are both out to try as many Monk’s Blends as possible it seems, so I absolutely appreciated the pass on from her. I did something a little bit different with this sample though; I cold brewed it.

I sipped on this most of the day (I didn’t do much tea drinking today – I spent most of the day eating leftovers and trying not to pass out instead, seeing as I need to go to bed at a “normal” time since I work early tomorrow) and it was enjoyable enough. Despite being cold brewed, there was still this weird sort of astringency with the black base that felt off the whole time. I’d have been totally ok with it though if the grenadine was sweet enough to compensate – but this sorta wasn’t.

It just never got to the level of sweetness that I felt it should have. I mean, yes it was definitely the flavour of grenadine but just barely. And then, there wasn’t any rich vanilla either to push it further.

I think my overall conclusion is that Monk’s Blend is a tea best served hot.

VariaTEA

Would you like another teaspoon or two to try hot?

Roswell Strange

Nah; that’s ok. Thank’s though.

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I gotta say that this is the best Monk’s Blend I’ve had. That’s not saying as much as I’d like because I’m not convinced I LIKE Monk’s blend… but so far this is the best. It’s got some nice sweet flavours, but it’s not bitter. :D

Thanks VariaTEA!

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So on the bag for this blend, it says that it is a mix of passionfruit and vanilla while on the website, it says it is the more traditional blend of grenadine and vanilla. Sipping on it now, I am getting the slight tang of fresh passionfruit blended with a smooth vanilla. Not a typical Monk’s Blend but still very nice.

Roswell Strange

Sounds really interesting!

VariaTEA

Yeah, as I continue to drink though, I am getting grenadine as well. Maybe it has all three? Very weird and some will be coming your way.

Sil

Do.not.give.me.this.

VariaTEA

I already know no Monk’s blend for you. That is why I passed on giving you the Cornelia Bean version as well.

Sil

haha you could have been evil…

VariaTEA

Haha I know but I decided to be nice. You will be getting some blerg and some lavender in the Firefly blends though

Sil

haha that’s fine… as long as you ARE prepared to come shop in my cubpoard…think of it as a great way to try a lot of straight blacks. even if they’re just 1 cup samples…

VariaTEA

Fine. I will be nice and accept teas since I have now moved your samples from an envelope to a box.

Sil

LOL hey you don’t have to…but it’s an exciting cupboard for exploring lots of non Canadian companies if i do say so myself :) I often tell raritea; kittenna;cavocorax; IB to come over and shop lol

VariaTEA

I am sure it is. I will be happy to go shopping. Thank you :)

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