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I woke up much too early this morning, but there was nothing for it. I was awake, so I prepped for my day, and brewed up a sample of this for my morning pot of tea.
Overall not my very favorite. The popcorn adds an interesting savory quality, but I found the caramel taste to be a little too weak to hold up to the popcorn. I would have liked a better balance.
But, as I consumed the whole sample in one go, it has sparked a possibly foolish idea. Can I get myself down to 40 teas in the cupboard before Black Friday and all of the dangerous tea sales? I might be able to swing it, and wouldn’t that be just the best thing? I would feel so much freer to try new teas, if I had my cupboard whittled down that far.
So this sipdown starts the beginning of that quest! I think I can!
I absolutely had to have a pumpkin tea today. Its pumpkin day! I will be heading off to the pumpkin patch to select my gourds, and so I needed an appropriate brew to take with me.
I brewed up my entire sample of this into a good little pot of tea, which I’m enjoying, but am not completely blown away by. It seems to focus a bit more of pumpkin than a pumpkin chai would, but I’m getting the typical thing of more pumpkin spice than pumpkin.
Still, I think this is a fairly good example of the breed, and I’ve enjoyed this nice little pot!
Also a sipdown!
The good/sad thing about samples is how quickly they are finished. Sometimes you love the tea, and wish you had more, but sometimes you’re glad you only committed to a little bit of it.
The latter is the case here. I just never got much in the way of an impression from this. Midly citrusy, but no particular taste of berry, and nothing that really said Autumn to me.
But now its a sipdown!
The first of my Angry Tea Room samples! I had part of my little packet yesterday morning, and my first impression is hardly an impression at all.
Hmm. I find it alright, but it is not making my heart sing in any way. It seemed a mild black tea with a hint of berry.
Well, I have more, and will experiment again!
This herbal blend I’ve had a few times and the elements just seem like they should be awesome together: fresh looking coconut, apple, rose, cherry, raspberry, banana, sultana…. and hibiscus but the flavor of that doesn’t come across too much. (I love the hint of that when the cup isn’t too red — no overly tart hibiscus, yay!) Sadly the huge delicious looking coconut flakes don’t show up more in the flavor. Overall, the flavor is mostly reminiscent of cherry and really only cherry which is disappointing for all these other ingredients here. Reminds me of the day I helped my grandma pick cherries from her tree in the yard for jam this summer. Sadly, one of the more fun things I got to do for a few weeks while visiting my dad in the hospital every day. I thought this was similar to a blend I’ve had in the past, but the brew definitely isn’t the same. Maybe I should have went with more than two teaspoons for more flavor, but that probably would have made it more tart. It’s a unique flavor to have around though.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons // few minutes after boiling // 6 minute steep
Thanks for this sample with my small order a while ago, Angry Tea Room! For some reason the label on my sample lists some pretty odd ingredients that I figured probably weren’t actually in the blend. Instead we have: black tea, apple pieces, natural caramel apple flavor and cinnamon bark. Straightforward and that is all you need for this delicious tea. There is definite crisp, fresh, bright apple flavor here. As well as some delicious sweetness to stand in for caramel. I would love if the caramel chunks from Angry’s lovely Caramel Popcorn Movie Night blend were included here, but I can live with this level of sweetness anyway. The black tea is a perfect base. The cinnamon isn’t very noticeable but I don’t think it needs to be. This is a solid caramel apple tea! I think both steeps were perfect. And now it’s nighttime and I’m drinking some of Angry’s Creamsicle blend. A perfect end to this heat wave I’m glad is over tonight!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 5 minute steep
Flavors: Apple, Caramel
I can’t remember who sent me this, but it is labelled as “Angry Pumpkin” – Angry Tea Room.
I only used 1 tsp in a coldbrew, so I still have 5 tsp left. It is good though, I am not in a hurry to get rid of it.
Strong black base, slightly bitter. Strong flavours of cardamom, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, light on the ginger (chai spices). Lightly nutty. Overall, it is a good chai that makes me think of autumn or winter. I didn’t enjoy the base, but maybe 1 hour was too long a steep. I forgot I had it brewing until I went into the kitchen to find snacks (I ate some macadamia nuts…good pairing!) It isn’t something I would buy, but I did enjoy getting to taste it.
Flavors: Bitter, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Nutmeg, Nutty, Tannic
A couple months ago, AngryTeaRoom.com sent three generous samples with my SMALL order (thank you!) They must not have been feeling as angry that day. :D Also, the front page of their site right now has a few alcohol teas. This lavender bergamot blend is DELICIOUS and just such a perfect combination and the right balance. The bergamot and citrus and lavender that Angry has here just perfectly compliments each other. And it is amazingly balanced. So tasty I’m drinking it much too fast. The black tea is the perfect briskness. The lavender and bergamot are strong, just the way I like it. Floral and herby, yet sweet and citrusy. I would stock up on this one in a heartbeat! I’m missing some great Earls anyway. Did I mention this is just perfect today? Gorgeous.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 13 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3-4 minute steep
I bought this for the Black Friday sale. It came in a mason jar inside the cutest pumpkin mug! The tea is pretty tasty. I wouldn’t call it overly, definitely pumpkin flavored. But it isn’t too spicy either. Only an occasional spice ingredient here and there within the black tea (cinnamon, clove, ginger, cardamom). It’s not an overt chai blend though. The black tea is robust enough. Mostly what makes this interesting is a hint of creamy flavor, like a whip cream on top of a pumpkin pie (it might be the flower petals too — I’m convinced this type adds a sweetness.) This blend would be to die for with actual pumpkin pieces or more actual pumpkin flavor. But this hits the craving as is.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 10 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep
I must admit, I’ve never tasted bourbon! However, I am a fan of both ginger and chocolate, so I decided to give this blend a try. This is definitely a very unique tea! There are so many different ingredients in here that I struggled to pick out one specific flavor. There are definitely hints of cocoa powder and the earthiness of yerba mate…and the spicy ginger kick lingers in the aftertaste. I don’t think this is something I’ll re-purchase, as I don’t see myself reaching for it very often. But I’m so glad I had the chance to try such an interesting blend!
Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Ginger, Spicy
There are few things I enjoy more than a great vanilla tea. Unfortunately, this is not that. It’s ho-hum, drinkable but totally forgettable vanilla tea. A bland Ceylon base with a light, slightly artificial vanilla flavor. It’s not bad, but definitely not something I’d re-purchase. Give me Tippy’s Not So Vanilla or Indigo’s Vanilla Black over this one any day!
Flavors: Artificial, Vanilla
Hibiscus, how I loathe thee! I’ve lost count of the number of promising-sounding fruity tisanes that turned out to be nothing more than a cup of tart, bright pink hibiscus water. So frustrating! If I wanted hibiscus tea, I would buy it; I buy a tea with pear (or apple or strawberry or whatever) because I want to taste that fruit! Anyway, ranting aside…this is (obviously) one of those herbal blends that basically tastes like hibiscus with a tiny bit of fruit thrown in. Not the worst thing I’ve had, but definitely not what was promised by the name or description.
I received this as a sample with my order and upon opening it and taking a whiff, I knew it would be exactly as I hoped! It has the scent of a melted creamsicle! Creamy, dreamy orange! The yogurt granules help with the creaminess. The rooibos is a perfect pairing with these flavors. Orange is one of the flavors I feel makes rooibos taste better and rooibos makes orange taste better. Even the second steep was full of flavor. So so good. I could drink this every night. Creamsicle fans, TRY THIS ONE!! I will definitely be ordering this with my next order from Angry Tea Room!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoon for a full mug// few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3-4 minute steep
Thanks for the sample with my order, Angry Tea Room! This is a lovely herbal blend. Lots of colorful ingredients — you could almost put them in a clear jar and gaze at them on a shelf. There are two types of apple here — I noticed one big apple slice with the skin… also a big piece of cinnamon. I used two teaspoons because the ingredients were so big. The flavor is on the lighter side, even with a five minute steep just after boiling. The brew results in a light pink color, so the hibiscus doesn’t do TOO much damage (at least in my two teaspoon serving anyway). The lovely cup definitely had an apple cider flavor going on — apple as the strongest flavor, slightly tangy from the hibiscus, and slightly spicy, mostly licorice from the anise. To make it even more flavorful, you could use three teaspoons… Overall, this is an acceptable tea — less flavor but not overwhelming hibiscus is good enough for me!
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for full mug // just boiled // five minute steep