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Mastress Alita sent over some generous tea samples along with some of Bluebird’s Candied Yams that I wanted more of… I only had a little left of sample! So THANK YOU SO MUCH Mastress Alita for that amazing tea package! I really appreciate it and hope you love the Bluebird teas I sent over. I think the picture for this tea is the black tea version and not the rooibos that I was able to try here. I really like this rooibos blend. I think it has a balanced mix of the spices and a slight sweet apple flavor. I somehow haven’t ran into a blend like this in all my tea drinking days, which is why samples of unique blends from other Steepsterers are so fun. :D
Flavors: Apple, Spices
I picked this one up at the Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon last March during vacation, but tried it for the first time a few weeks ago. I should’ve sampled it sooner, this tea is amazing! The recommended steeping instructions on my packaging said to use two teaspoons of leaf and steep for five minutes in boiling water, but that created a very strong, tart flavor. My palate tends to take tart flavors fairly well, and it reminded me a bit of those “love ’em or hate ’em” specialty ultra dark South American chocolates that have a really rich, strong bite to them, that tend to be a bit on the bitter side, and have some natural fruity flavor notes. I got the impression the tea was meant to be taken as a latte, so I added a bit of warm chocolate almond milk, just to add a little sweetness and creaminess all in one go, and… oh goodness, suddenly this overly-tart tea turned into rich chocolate-covered cherries! It tasted just like cherry cordials! It is just the right amount of sweet, with a fruity bite, and creamy, creamy chocolate! I think I’m in love… It definitely takes a little fiddling to find your sweet spot of tea/milk/sweetener ratio, but once you do, it’s so worth it!
Flavors: Berries, Cherry, Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Sweet, Tart
For a tea called “Spiced Apple Cider”, this tea is all spices, no apple. Even using a full tablespoon of tea, the tea is all spice notes — cinnamon, nutmeg, and in particular a strong clove flavor that is left lingering on the tongue — but there is just no apple flavor left in the naturally sweet rooibos base. Adding a touch of sugar helps the tea become much more palatable, as it rounds out and mellows the spices a bit and brings out a slight hint of the apple notes lingering in the background, but it simply isn’t enough to make me think “apple cider.” I think the name “Spiced Rooibos” would have been far more appropriate.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Sweet
I’ve had a few cups of this at work today, to fufil more of my desire to pour hot water with things brewed in it down my suffering throat. Damn this smoke! Its like having a colds milder cousin over for a visit.
This, no matter what I do to it, is just a very mild blend of almost spices. Well, that’s great for today!
I’ve drunk this several times this week without a desire to log it. Does it actually contain tea? I am not so sure. It seems to be the worlds mildest blend of chai spices, but I cant see anything in there that resembles tea.
But, its a nice warming cup when the air conditioner is turned up too high.
The law of inverted thermostats is in full swing. It is about 105 degrees as of this typing, but I am ensconced in scarf, sweater and with hot tea at my elbow, as the temps inside have been plunged into deepest winter.
I turn into a nomad, staggering outside to warm myself, then limping back in to freeze once more.
This, which is hot water with pleasant spices in it, is an excellent shield against the cold.
The inaugural cup of this, which was the gift from my friend to brighten my work desk. So, obviously, it had to be a work tea!
It seems, upon opening my package, that this is almost entirely chai spices. I hardly can see any leaf at all.
And it brews up like that too- a faintly chai flavor, generally pleasant, but missing much of the punch of tea.
Still! I think this will make an excellent afternoon cuppa, and I am just to chuffed that she thought of me this way.