Campfire Blend - v106 (2011-2013)

Tea type
Black Chai Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Black Peppercorn, Black Tea Leaves, Orange Peel, Organic Cloves, Organic Red Rooibos
Flavors
Rooibos, Smoke
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Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Merry Christmas, Steepster Friends! Hubby and I enjoyed this tea today. It just tastes so Christmas-y to me and was perfect for cozying up to the tree and opening gifts. See previous tasting...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! And thank you again to the lovely *Hesper June* for letting me try this one. Still not my favourite cup of tea but it does give me hope that I may enjoy some of the other blends that...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I'm giving this tea the chance to make me like smoky teas haha, so far I've only had DavidsTea's LS and it was just too much for me. So here we go with this one! The dry smell is nicely smoky, not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “11 different black teas? Awesome! Plus Rooibos? Cool! AND Spices and Orange Peel? Woot!!! I'm excited! Let's try it shall we??? It smells smoky and orange-E. The color of the liquor is...” Read full tasting note
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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

The Inspiration
It was late autumn in the upper peninsula of Northern Michigan. I had the campfire going steady with pinewood and maple leaves. A slight breeze off of the lake brought me closer to the embers while the call of a Barred Owl and crickets echoed through the empty lakeshore. The wind pushed the smoke towards the full moon. The smoky haze in the air played like the moonlight across the water, giving life to an empty sky. Then, as if rehearsed a hundred times, the entire landscape went silent. All I could hear was the crackling of the fire and my own steady breath. The wind had stopped, the owl and crickets wouldn’t dare make a sound. Even the haunting call of a loon was cut short, echoing across the silvery glasslike waters for what felt like forever. There was only the popping of a fire and the lonely breath of a woodsman. At that moment, sending chills down my spine not even the hottest fire could have warmed, the cry of a lone wolf rang out from the pine forest behind me. The silence was broken and, moments later, the orchestra of nature began singing once again.

Campfire Blend uses the finest lapsang souchong as the base, cradling the embers of rooibos, orange peel, and delicate spices to create a taste and aroma unlike anything you could ever imagine…except for maybe the whisper of an ancient campfire and the cry of a lone wolf on a cool Autumn night.

Notes
Pinewood Campfire
Spice
Citrus
Earthy
Warm
Honey

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1/2 teaspoon of leaves
in 8 ounces of boiling water
for 5 minutes.

2nd infusion: 7 minutes
3rd infusion: 10 minutes

Ingredients
Black Tea
Organic Rooibos
Organic Cloves
Black Peppercorn
Orange Peel

Caffeine Content
Medium

About Whispering Pines Tea Company View company

Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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I have had so many teas that I have yet to try. I am preparing for my first swap so I thought I would try a few of them to dictate how much I want to keep. This will be an opportunity to learn what I enjoy and pass on what I don’t.

With the weather finally cooling down, this is a perfect fall tea. It indeed smells like a campfire. The taste is interesting. I don’t know what “smoky” is but I believe that this tea is a smoky tea? It almost wraps me in memories of sitting around the campfire with the smell of pine teas surrounded by family. It took me a while and most of the population may not get this. There are different types of fires and they have distinct smells. When I reached the end of this cup, it dawned on me that this mostly reminded me of a sauna. This makes sense as usually we would swim all day, clean up in the sauna, then have family time around the fire. Definitely brought me back home (I’m a dislocated yooper).

In my opinion this is a beautiful, well crafted, thoughtful, flavorful tea. Thank you Whispering Pines!

Preparation
1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yooper-life! I’m a Yooper! :D

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Backlog:

As I mentioned in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/26/campfire-blend-from-whispering-pines-tea-company/ – I don’t think I’ve ever had a tea with cedar leaves in it before, or if I have, I don’t recall it, and it’s such an unusual ingredient that I would like to think that I would have remembered it!

I like this blend. The cedar lends a very rustic sort of flavor to the cup. The chicory and cloves add to that rustic quality. Pleasant, autumnal, this tea makes me want autumn to get here quickly (as does the heat that we’ve been enduring over the past weeks).

Very flavorful, I like the rich, robust black tea base, and the rooibos lightens the cup a little bit and adds just a touch of sweet, nutty flavor.

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Method: 1/2 tsp, 8 oz, 208 degrees, 5 minutes, French Press

Dry Leaf Aroma: Smells exactly like a campfire

Flavor: Luckily the flavor is more subdued. I was a little unsure if I could like a tea that smelled so strongly of a campfire. This tea definitely tastes smoky, but it’s mild enough to be pleasant. The tea was a dark amber color, and the campfire aromas wafting up from the mug were very nostalgic.

I don’t think smoky teas will ever be my faves, but I think this one has definite merits. I can see myself drinking this by the fire pit in the summer. Now I just need to buy a fire pit!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 0 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’m pretty sure this tea tastes different to me every time I drink it. I remember drinking it and tasting smoke one time, and another I remember orange. Now I’m getting a vaguely pastry flavor. I’m not sure if that’s something that should be expected of this tea, or if it’s just getting old at this point. I didn’t see anyone else mention pastry as one of the flavors for this, and I have had it for a while now.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Whispering Pines Tea Company

It’s really interesting how blends can morph like that over time :)

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Sipdown!
Definitely reminiscent of sitting around a campfire in the middle of the woods. This tea doesn’t just capture the smokiness of the fire, but also the smell of the outdoors. I usually associate red rooibos as tasting ‘woodlike’, but that works really well in this tea!

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