5 Tasting Notes
This was just awful…sorry! The black currants were so overpowering that the other flavors were non-existent. Also, the delicateness of the white tea was not balanced by the strong, tartness of the berries. Total fail.
This is a wonderful, warm and cozy chai. The cinnamon and clove are complemented by a rich apple flavor. It smells like spiced hot apple cider that has been mulling on a stove top. I enjoy a tsp of sugar with my cup and then I like to close my eyes and pretend it’s autumn :)
This is an amazing Earl Gray. The first thing you see are the blue cornflowers and orange peels. The scent is wonderfully citrus from the bergemont. I steep mine for about 3-4 minutes and add 1 tsp of honey, which accents the citrus wonderfully.
I am a Sag, so I may be a little biased :) This is an amazing tea. The first smell you get is a very strong earl grey, then the raspberry and vanilla-cream shine through. I would recommend using a little less than you normally would. The first time I steeped this I used to much and it was a little bitter. Then I scaled back the amount and steeped for 3-4 minutes and it was perfect! I use 1 tsp of sugar to accentuate the raspberry and vanilla. Simply Delish!
Although I enjoyed this tea, I would say it doesn’t taste any different than other boxed commercial chai teas. The spice is a little artificial and I really tasted no vanilla at all. In truth it’s a place holder until my premium loose teas come in the mail :)