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This is one of the better tasting detox teas, but that’s not a very high bar! I just used the last tea bag; I’m not buying any more, and I probably won’t buy any more green rooibos or tea with fennel (at least it’s not the dread licorice root). Just isn’t that great. I really did like the fact that it came in a dark-colored glass jar for freshness.
Flavors: Fennel, Rooibos
Positively delicious! Not sure how it ended up in my cupboard, but I have been on a rampage to finish all my teas before my Dammann Freres and Lupicia orders come in and there it was. Love the creamy, smooth, full-on vanilla flavor. It reminded me of the vanilla you get in a french flan or in creme patissiere. Pure deliciousness. Can’t wait to try more from this brand!
Flavors: Butter, Cream, Sweet, Vanilla
Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge
October 2022 → A cinnamon tea
I thought I’d logged this one at least once before but perhaps not. I seemed to remember that it was watery at my normal 8 oz so I used one teabag for 6 oz this time around. It’s quite tasty and reminds me a good bit of Harney & Son’s Decaf Hot Cinnamon Spice which I’ve grown to really love. I think the Paromi sachets are pretty expensive though and Hot Cinnamon Spice is still my favorite, so I’ll probably finish the jar and be done with this blend. Still quite enjoyable though if someone is looking for a rooibos chai!
Another sachet sample that came in the mini sampler I ordered. I wasn’t too excited to try this one because even though I really like tumeric teas I don’t usually like ginger and turmeric paired together without any other ingredients. I have been meaning to start looking for some more turmeric teas since it’s a great anti-inflammatory and I find that it helps during flare-ups.
This is actually not what I was expecting both spices are very mild in this. I can definitely taste the green tea though. It’s a little bit boring but I’m glad that the green tea comes through more than the ginger. I’m gonna sip on this while I take my exam. I would drink this again if I got the chance but don’t need to purchase a jar of it.
My Paromi samples came today. Unfortunately, the sample that I placed the order for is missing which is their Bourbon Vanilla tea. That was the tea that made me want to order the sampler to start with. So that’s a bummer but I’m going to try the green tea sample tonight.
The sachets are biodegradable which is nice.
This was a nice and smooth buttery Chinese green. Nothing special but an enjoyable cup. Vegetal with a slight creaminess. Got some notes of garden peas as well. Drank this pretty quickly. This company has loose leaf teas as well there are some interesting blends.
Flavors: Butter, Garden Peas, Green, Smooth, Vegetal
This is the most exotic and addicting Chai I have ever tasted. A good amount of spice on the tongue then as one drinks the chai down it becomes deliciously sweet until it is, unfortunately, all gone. I recommend using only 8 to 10 oz. of water for the most incredible cup of chai. I drink it as it is without milk or additional sweetener and I leave the pyramid bag in through the entire drinking experience.
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Peppercorn, Rooibos
This is the closest thing I’ve had to Mariage Freres Vanille des Iles, which is my favorite vanilla tea. This one is full leaf in bags, so it’s good for when I want a quick brew without much fussing. It’s expensive, though. Not sure if I’m paying for convenience or marketing. That being said, it’s delicious. It’s got that same “so vanilla it borders on milk chocolate” flavor that I love. The dry leaf smell is mouthwatering. So, bottom line is, expensive but delicious. I’d probably buy it again if I had a craving for that flavor and couldn’t find Vanille des Iles.
Flavors: Butter, Vanilla, Whiskey
I enjoyed this one. A little bit more chai-esque than I expected, but definitely a nice smooth assam base and orange flavor. There are more similarities to a Emergency packet in its zestiness, but the cocoa nibs come in the background nicely in scent and smell. It does taste a little bit better for me with agave to sweeten, but it’s still good. I might write more, but for now, it’s roughly between 75-85 for me.
Mixed feelings about this one. The flavors are overpowering for me in the jar, but not so when I brew it hot.
It’s very marzipan-y, and not quite as astringent as I expected. Like some other reviews have suggested, the almond cocoa combo makes this tea taste like a darker oolong or Yan-Cha. It has the Assam bold malt and cocoa, but it’s much more subdued and smooth. It takes agave well, but it’s not bad unsweetened. It does taste natural, but it is still a little bit overwhelming and bordering on sun tan lotion. I’ll have to figure out the way I like to brew this one.
I wasn’t in the mood for anything challenging this morning, so I grabbed a sachet and made a mindless brew. With that said, I’m absolutely stunned by how much I like this.
Keeping the brew time short mellows out the assam and lets the crisp, lively notes of the bergamot come to the surface. There’s layers of citrus and that quintessential Earl Grey that just lightly coat the mouth with each sip, leaving you warmed up and ready to tackle the endless piles of computer work that accumulated over the holidays. Or, uh, was that just me?
And speaking of computers, just dumped a solid half-cup of this brew onto my laptop. Let’s hope it’s compatible with Windows 10?
Disclaimer- I love ginger, and I love lemon, so people who do not like those things look the other way. I frickin’ loved this tea although it was in expensive sachet form. I also liked the oolong component and was glad it was not too present. When I had it, I really was tasting it more like I do a Darjeeling since it was, so I was grading it more by Darjeeling black standards and its flavor than oolong standards. It was vaguely woody and floral, but malty enough to provide a smoother background. The Lemon was more sweet than tart thankfully, and the ginger got stronger in the second steep..and I really liked with the lemon. It also was great with honey and a good remedy tea.
This really isn’t a super complex tea, but for a fru-fru sachet bag for a cold winters day with bad allergies, this tea is awesome and convenient. I’m half tempted to get more for the tough Michigan months ahead in Jan-March. 85 for quality, though I drank it almost daily because it felt so good on my throat and was so good for my citrus spice cravings. Cost is the biggest bugger about it. For those who do not like those flavors, stay way. It has been flavored, so health nuts be warned… though the flavor was very natural tasting.
I was curious about this one. I was out of chamomiles, and was wanting to try something new. I knew that I’d pretty much be paying for the poorly thought out packaging of a glass jar. Great for future tea storage either way.
So I actually liked this. At first it tastes like soap, but the vanilla flavoring really hits you as you oversteep it. The chamomile and lavender are definitely present, but the rooibos is a mixed blessing because it is red. I wish there was green instead, but here are the pros and cons: the tea has a natural tart sweetness to it, but it is also kinda woodsy that really doesn’t go ideally with the lavender and the chamomile since those are already herby in themselves.
I do really like this tea as a night tea, and the ingredients are undoubtedly good, but the price is ludicrous. Only get this If you want a spa soap night tea and a jar.
Well, this is awkward. I have not logged a single note of this tea, and yet I have drunk my entire container of it. Whoops.
Its really quite pleasant! I have a long and somewhat complicated history with Earls, and they don’t always work for me, but this is so fragrant, and so pleasant, and so easy (there is something to be said for a quick and easy sachet of tea on the mornings when waking up is painful.), that I give it a solid thumbs up.
It may come back into my cupboard some day. Not urgent (especially as I am now on a buy-ban. I can buy some in the fall/winter, but even that is limited.), but it may work its way back.
I havn’t been reviewing this as often as I have been drinking it, mainly because its just not an exciting tea to review, and I don’t seem to be discovering new layers of flavor or food pairings for it.
But I will jot a note now, as this is the last cup!
I don’t think this blend is well balanced. Lemon and ginger should be a wonderful combination, but I’m finding that paring to fall flat, with the ginger shoving everything else to the side, and the lemon and oolong making a distant second and third in the flavor profile.
Its a tea that I’m more happy to have finished, then to have tried. It will not be making another appearance in my cupboard, that’s for certain. There are better oolongs, and better lemon/ginger blends to be had!
I am continuing my at-work tradition of trying to sip down this tea. The tradition of not being particularly impressed with or fond of it also continues.
I mean, its not bad, but the balance of flavors seems lopsided. I wish the ginger and lemon blended more seamlessly with the oolong base, which is hard to find.
I should just quit complaining about this and sip it down, eh?