61 Tasting Notes
I have a special relationship with Kusmi Tea’s Prince Vlad. It is heaven. It is joy. It is love. The company that makes it is also very generous, and always sends samples of other teas to try. Gift with purchase? Everybody loves that!
This was among the three teas they sent along with my dear Prince Vlad.
The description on the single serving bag (black tea, spices, orange) made me think that this would be close to an Earl Grey. Oh, the error of my thinking.
First sip: No. But maybe I didn’t give this a proper try.
Second sip, followed by a few more consecutive sips: My taste buds are no longer on speaking terms with me.
This reminds me of a rooibos, only more unsettling since I thought I was going to send my mouth on an earl grey journey. Website shows it has licorice. That explains things.
This tea is my idea of heaven. I discovered it at a local tea room in Delray called Shaffer’s and it’s now the only thing I drink whenever I go there. Apart from the lovely moniker, the taste and aroma are spellbinding to an Earl Grey lover. Even the blue hue of some of the flowers in this loose tea are breathtaking. I could seriously compose a sonnet to this tea.
I’d had pumpkin chai in my cupboard for a couple of years and never had another chai mash-up before until now. This is really quite devine. The vanilla is nice and light and really compliments the chai in a very delicious way. Another one of those teas that I’d prefer to drink in cold weather that Florida does not permit me to experience.
It’s one of those teas that cares more about being organic than tasting good.
Read full review on http://bunnyscuppa.blogspot.com/2014/02/teatulia-earl-grey.html
Oh dear Tea Gods, I didn’t know what blasphemy I was about to drink. This tea comes with stevia in it. I did not know this until afterwards when I looked it up to see why I hated this tea drinking experience. Who would do that!?! I only drink my tea “black” and they didn’t allow for that by forcefully adding sweetener to it. And it was thick with this sweetness. Luckily my husband just traded to get a bag of this and I don’t have a box of it to glare menacingly at. Yuck!
It’s downright freezing in Florida today – a whopping 50-something degrees which is strange for my phallic-shaped state. Which means it’s time to try those wintery teas that I’ve been saving just for a cold front. I don’t know much about the Stash brand except that I think they sell it at Target and I think I remember it being pricier than your average grocery store brand. All that indefiniteness aside, it wasn’t as strong as other chai’s I’ve had. It also seemed to have more cinnamon than most other chai’s, too. It was still very pleasant, but I think I just might prefer my Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai. You’d think Twinings paid me by the way I always go on about how much I love them. The fact that I go on and on about them this much for free should say something about how much I love them. Or that I just like to give it away for free – that didn’t COME OFF RIGHT! Anywho…. back to my cuppa.
I was at a B&N today and went to order a hot tea in their Starbucks. I wasn’t really looking forward to it because I’m not a huge Tazo tea fan and that’s all I thought they had since that’s all Starbucks usually has. I was tickled pink when I got to the register to order and was told that they serve all the Harney & Sons that they sell in the nearby racks. I swiftly ran over to view my new selection and picked the first one that I hadn’t tried yet based on name alone. African Autumn it was! I didn’t read the description because I really didn’t want to hold up the line and I knew that I wouldn’t HATE any of the choices. I really thought this one was going to be like a more subtle version of Safari Breakfast since I didn’t read the description or else I would have seen the word rooibos and probably have picked my holy grail by Harney & Sons: Supreme Earl Grey! My tasting notes come purely from going into this tea with no previous knowledge. Rooibos was the strongest note, but I could definitely taste fruit sweetening it. When I sat the bag in the white Starbucks cap, I could see berry-red in the little puddle under the tea bag. It wasn’t just the red from rooibos, but a thicker juice substance that could only come from berry pieces that had to be in the mix. It was a very good rooibos, but next time, I’ll be getting my crack that is Supreme Earl Grey.