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This one is the second of the Curtis Cocktail trio, first one was Irish Cream I tried 2 days ago. Not sure how much that one is a cocktail, but whatever.
This one is quite straightforward orange tea, with a little bitter orange flavour than I am used to drink. Maybe a bit fizzy, but I am not really sure if it is not just my imagination. Sadly, the base tea isn’t great either and overall it keeps rather short longevity of flavours.
There are a few teas that I bought just because the TTB, but some didn’t make it even though I haven’t tried them before. This is one of them. Vendor had two lovely trios of teas of 5 pyramids each and this is first of them.
My limited experience with something called Irish Cream, Irish coffee or anything Irish at all (but my English teacher); says this tastes like an Irish coffee you have tried once, the sip you took and let other family member to drink it (who ordered it for themselves anyway).
It is nicely creamy, there are caramel notes and tea base was quite nice; but overall, a bit longer mouthfeel would make higher marks for this tea.
Flavors: Alcohol, Caramel, Coffee, Sweet
A sipdown! (M: 1, Y: 37)
I would rather get a proper, ice-cold mojito. But this tea was refreshing nevertheless!
At first, a Wrigley Spearmint gum notes appeared. Nothing “great”, but then it developed into much more interesting notes; as lime has appeared somehow and in the end I get a nice and quite refreshing hot tea.
Mojito? Well, not absolutely, but certainly I see their attempt as a success.
The grape smell is quite strong, but a bit more subdued in flavor. A touch floral. The black base leaves my mouth a touch dry and has a slight vegetal flavor that kind of clashes with the grape flavor. A better base would make this absolutely fantastic, but I’m still very impressed by the Curtis offerings that I’ve tried.
2022 sipdown no. 60
Thank you Martin for another great tea!
I am officially allowed to begin data collection for my thesis project and was prepping email drafts while I drank this tea. Naturally, I was so absorbed in what I was doing, I neglected to make a single note. However, I do recall this tea being delightful. The flavour popped with freshness and was mojito-like. I would really consider having these Curtis teabags on hand if they were available nearby.
2022 sipdown no. 57
I just can’t get a lot of flavour from this one, sadly. But that happens to me with a fair amount of white base flavoured teas. Nonetheless, nice to have a warm cuppa while adding some important bits to my thesis proposal!
Thanks for sharing Martin!
This smells delightfully cocoa-like (almost like a cocoa marshmallow), which is lovely on this chilly day. The taste is more subtle, but the cocoa is definitely there — and again with the marshmallow flavour as well adding a sweetness. These bagged teas from Curtis are surprisingly enjoyable.
Thank you Martin for sharing!
2022 sipdown no. 48
Thank you Martin for this sample!
The steeped tea has a scent of jasmine, though not overly strong, but an underlying mustiness typical of jasmine. There is a grape flavour here (and no jasmine flavour in the taste), and it’s really not bad for a bagged tea. As it cools more, it’s quite reminiscent of the grape popsicles of my childhood.
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April 2022 → A tea from a British company
Also, this was a gift from Dustin!
This has been on my wishlist for quite some time. The idea of a banana black tea sounds absolutely exquisite. As others have mentioned, there isn’t much to this bagged tea until the water hits it and then the banana aroma flows forth. It’s not fresh banana to me – it has more of a banana candy flavor, but it doesn’t really taste artificial either. The base holds up to the banana flavoring really well. This made for a really lovely cup to take on the go. So grateful Dustin sent a few bags of this for me to sip on!
I got Curtis tea bags as well from CGFoods, actually Curtis Magic Tea Party collection. It looks very fancy and nice and I have hoped for individually wrapped pyramid sachets. Sadly, I got “normal” tea bag wrappers, but still they are new for my collection! You know, differences on the backside and voilá! it’s new addition. Same like stamp-collecting.
I took this one today mostly because it has been long since I had grape flavoured tea. Only one I can recall that I wrote here about was Greenfield — Festive grape, note: http://steepster.com/Martin-CZE/posts/400728 (maybe there are more!)
This one smells wonderful and very similar. But taste is very different. It was rather like sultanas in the cup, certainly no red wine notes at all. I think it is becasue this tea does not contain any hibiscus and rosehip. It was sweet as juicy grapes are. But in the same time it was a bit flat in flavour. I have hoped that I will notice some floral notes from rose, but nada sadly. But this is not first and last session of the tea. Maybe shorter steeping time (yes, I have oversteeped this cup) would help.
I wonder if I would say the same if I got the tea in pyramid sachet. It was pleasant, but hoping for something more.
I am not sure if you have checked website of this distributor, but if you did and found something that isn’t available across the pond and you thought you would like it, hit me up with message and I can arrange the order for you.
Flavors: Fruity, Grapes
Uuuuuggggghhhhhhh! Damnit! I ordered this tea based off the name and the graphics on the box. It says passion and on the back has a tea pot covered in leafy vines, like passion plants. I thought it was a passion fruit EG. It is not. I drank the whole cup, but I wasn’t happy about it. No fault of the tea’s, it was my misinterpretation of what I was getting. I’ll have to give it some time and revisit this tea with adjusted expectations.
After seeing someone post about liking their banana tea on IG, trying that and liking it, I decided to give a couple other Curtis blends a try. I had an Amazon gift card to use, so I didn’t feel too guilty about buying MORE tea. From what I can tell this is a Russian brand, based off their writing on their IG account. Their teas seem a little hard to find and the bagged versions seem more widely available than their loose leaf. I was able to get this one in loose leaf.
Having my second steeping of this. Mint is the main flavor, but it’s not a sharp mint. The lime is subtle too, blending in with the mild mint. The strawberry is a little harder to ID. I can smell it and I get a hint of it in the finish, but not much in the sip. It leaves my mouth feeling a little dry. The dry leaves were rolled up into loose balls. It’s an easy cup to drink, but isn’t as exciting as I had hoped. Looking forward to what cold steeping this will taste like.
Ordered this because of Steepster
I was excited to try this since I only recall having tried one other banana tea in the past from A Quarter To Tea. (Still hoping She’ll reopen again at some point)
This one smells so good once steeped and tastes like a Banana Dessert. This is delicious it reminds me of these chocolate covered banana candies that I always get at the greek deli in town. It’s literally that candy but in tea form.
Flavors: Banana, Caramel, Cocoa, Sweet