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Samurai Travelling Tea Box – Tea #4

This is one of several samples that I asked Shae to include in the box – simply could not resist trying a tea with the name Clotted Cream, that sounds devine!

Visually this is just black tea without added ingredients, aside from the flavouring that has been layered over it. Steeped up, the colour is quite deep and red tinged and the flavour smooth. It’s certainly creamy, and reminds me a little bit of the Birthday tea from Adagio that they included as a sample during your birth month, but it’s also a little bit flat (age?) and lacking in body or depth of flavour.

It was easy to finish the mug, but it wasn’t exciting or memorable. I imagine, however, that this would be a very good “canvas” tea for anyone looking for a simple tea to add milk and/or sugar and other sweeteners to. Would be quite adaptable.


Yep, this was an older one. I haven’t had it in a while, but I always thought it tasted pretty much the same as Adagio’s Cream (which is in the box too).

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TTB #28

Unfortunately, I’m not really getting cream or vanilla notes from this tea…it’s just coming across as a pretty average breakfast blend. Maybe I need to add some actual cream to pull out those flavors?

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Drinking the last bits of this today. This was a good, personal, memory-evoking blend for me, while it lasted—but it wasn’t perfect. If I can reblend this flavor now, I would not use this mild Ceylon base, but a nice, strong Assam or Keemun. The high rating was purely due to subjective reflections on my own carefree youth!

Farewell Clotted Cream!

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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I just have to say, this is amazing with cream! I’m so happy with my little blend. :)

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This is one of the blends I made for myself on Adagio Teas.

While studying abroad in England at 19, I was introduced to this wonderful, rich treat called Devonshire Clotted Cream. I would make the time to steal away for “Cream Tea” and have Earl Grey with clotted cream on scones with jam—it was heavenly.

There’s definitely nothing like clotted cream here in the States, so whenever I have it, it brings back so many good memories of that time in England. It was my first taste of real independence—abroad and on my own! So I made a tea to commemorate that feeling.

I’m happy to say it came out really well. It’s just a simple blend of mostly cream and vanilla, but it’s very comforting and smells so rich and cozy. It has a malty, almost toasty scent and the vanilla is subtle but delicious.

I had a tough day at work, but I’m slowly winding down with this tea and I almost feel like myself again.


This sounds really good, but it also sounds like a tea I’d drink out of tiny espresso cups as it also sounds like it’d be sickeningly sweet in large quantities.


It’s more creamy than sweet. And the black tea base adds some bitterness to even it out.


I love a good proper British cream tea. Why are the scones in the USA the size and density of boulders? That sounds like a good tea and I may be compelled to buy it.


Do you add some cream to make it creamier or is it okay just as is?

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