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This is a lovely tea. The blend of white green and green jasmine pearls along with the fruit makes a tropical treat in your mouth. While the dry leaf smell isn’t anything amazing, the steeped smell will linger in the air for quite awhile after. Fruity flavors of all three fruits are detectable along with some slight notes of the white and green teas.
As far as spiced tea with orange in it goes nothing beats Marketspice from the Pike’s Place in Seattle but seeing as how I don’t have my wings any longer I have to find a replacement. This one is enjoyable but doesn’t have quite the ka-pow I’m looking for. Let’s keep steeping.
The nice thing about this tea is how well everything blends. Nothing tries to stand out more then the others. I’m thinking about putting this in with my mulled wine tomorrow. Sorry random thought but I think it will be good. Four minutes in and I’m sensing a bit more bitterness from the ceylon but the other flavors are still a bit lighter then I would thought with how strong the smell is.
Overall, it’s a good blend. Makes a nice cuppa on a chilly night.
When I travel I have a trifecta of things I must acquire; tea, cupcakes, and jewelry. This last trip, I only got the tea but, then again, I was a wee bit preoccupied with meeting and cooing over my new niece.
After being somewhat disappointed in the tea options in the Minneapolis area I stumbled upon Mrs. Kelly’s tea at the farmer’s market and decided to branch out a bit from my normal dessert tea and try this, a white tea, and a green (which you can see from my tasting logs are rare for me). I’m glad I did. I haven’t found a ton of fruity black teas that I like but this renews my faith in fruity black teas. It’s got a really nice balance between the fruit, the tea, and the vanilla and cinnamon, and, most importantly, the fruit flavors aren’t artificial and gross.
Happy I have family in Minneapolis who can bring me more of this.
The nose on the loose leaf is great, a soft sweetness emanates and eliminates the harsh smell of the rooibos loose leaf. It’s mostly red but there’s great variety in it too, even some interesting little buds (probably the corn flowers). There’s a ton of tea in my actual cup (finely ground leaves + bad infuser).
The liquor is a deep reddish brown, not the best color. A little muddy looking. Add the water and you get that familiar rooibos smell I’m not too fond of.
The tea is good if not a little weak. Sweet with nothing of the bitterness I sometimes find in other rooibos. I can’t quite distinguish the different fruits but if anything maybe a just a hint of the sweetness of the banana. Very pleasant with a lingering sweetness. Not the best I’ve had, but definitely enjoyable.
I made a big batch of this to take to work today. After infusing the tea, I poured the warm mixture over fresh cut lemons and sugar and then put it in the fridge to cool, essentially make a tea-lemonade mix. I really enjoy this tea warm, but I believe the verbena and lemon will be even more refreshing cold.