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57

I polished this off with my breakfast, and I’m afraid to say it hardly left an impression.
My quest for the most decadent vanilla black tea continues. This, alas, was not it!
Sipdown!

Evol Ving Ness

One of my favourites is Vanilla Black by Capital Tea Ltd (based in Canada). Not quite sure what you are thinking in terms of decadent, but Capital Tea is awesome with a good variety of fine quality teas and with the exchange rate going in your favour, it is well worth giving them a try. Order a bunch and get free shipping.

Rosehips

That sounds good! And there are other teas I’ve heard of/look interested from them.
Thanks for the advice! I am always looking for good vanilla blacks.

Evol Ving Ness

To be clear, it is this company. I like their naturally flavoured mango black too. http://www.capitaltea.com/shop/home.php?cat=14

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57

Tea of my morning.
The leaf smells very strongly of vanilla, but it doesn’t taste really like anything. I was hoping to get a lot of vanilla, but it just was a cup of rather mild black tea.

Evol Ving Ness

Tea deceptions. Bah!

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64

I drank this down over the weekend.
Its pleasant, more apple than caramel, which is a shame. I was hoping for something richer and sweeter.

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64

Cuppa the morning.
I smell a lot of caramel in the dry leaf, but I taste mostly apple when brewed. I will try and see if I can get those two aspects to really meld next time, because that would be perfect!

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drank Autumn Berry by The Angry Tea Room
2249 tasting notes

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!

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60
drank Autumn Berry by The Angry Tea Room
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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!

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73

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

Flavors: Cherry

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84

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

Fjellrev

Sounds like a relaxing evening!

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drank Pumpkin by The Angry Tea Room
1811 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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drank Pumpkin by The Angry Tea Room
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94

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

Fjellrev

Drool, Lavender EG. I miss Zen’s. It was so dreamy.

tea-sipper

I sadly never tried Zen’s! (that must have been the only zen tea I didn’t try, ha.)

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85
drank Pumpkin by The Angry Tea Room
2356 tasting notes

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

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65
drank Sue's Blend by The Angry Tea Room
510 tasting notes

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

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This one’s not for me. Weak black tea with hints of hibiscus…not getting any berry and definitely no orange.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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50

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

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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30

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.

Flavors: Hibiscus

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Evol Ving Ness

I love hibiscus and am currently drinking it straight every day. Maybe I just got accustomed to sour tastes in childhood? That said, some fruit teas with hibiscus just taste bitter. Now that doesn’t work for me at all.

Inkling

It’s not that I hate the taste of hibiscus itself…I just hate how it completely takes over almost any blend you put it in and ruins the other flavors that are supposed to be there.

tea-sipper

I feel bad, the Angry teas in the tins I sold you are probably Angry’s worst teas… please don’t give up on Angry just based on the teas in the tins. They have some good ones. :D

Inkling

Haha, no worries! I was glad for a chance to try and I saw from your reviews that you weren’t crazy about these ones either. They may be coming back to you in the TTB, though… ;)

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Sipdown! Dominant flavors are cardamom, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. It’s nice enough taken straight but I enjoy this tea best with some rice milk and pumpkin agave.

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98

Additional notes: Is this the best orange tea? Possibly. Orange petals in the mix would have been even dreamier. I just had to buy three ounces recently in case it disappeared. This would probably be amazing steeped and then chilled in the fridge until cold. I’ll have to try that in summer.

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98

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

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drank Peach Oolong by The Angry Tea Room
16 tasting notes

The tea opens with a wonderful peach scent. After steeping, it is a very nice fruity tea. Nice peach flavor and not artificial tasting at all. Great as a light afternoon tea.

Flavors: Flowers, Peach, Tree Fruit

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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82

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

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drank Christmas by The Angry Tea Room
2356 tasting notes

Day #25!! Christmas! And the Advent Calendar is complete! Mainly, I loved this calendar so that I didn’t have to hem and haw over which tea to have every day. I always want to drink ALL the teas. Every day. This one is also almost just like the tea I had yesterday for the Advent, the Jolly Holiday. To me, this one is more like chai and has a stronger black tea base. I love chai but I expected the Christmas tea to have a little more special to it. Am I happy with buying the Advent? With the Cyber Monday sale, each tin of tea was only a little over a dollar anyway (with a few teaspoons in each tin) so even if there are only a couple I didn’t like, that seems okay for all of the teas in the Advent that I DO enjoy. (I think there was only ONE tea in the Advent I absolutely hated). It was something fun for the season! And I’ll have these teas all next December too. :D It’s sad I had to add most of Angry’s teas to the Steepster database. I hope I’m exploring Angry Tea Room’s teas enough that a few others take an interest. :D
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// just boiled // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 5 minute steep

I also had a sipdown of Bluebird’s Christmas Cake tea… but…. there is more on the way. Last order of any teas for a WHILE. Absolutely. I must.

greenteafairy

You’ve definitely piqued my interest in Angry Tea Room! I don’t think I’d ever come across them before, but some of the teas in the advent calendar sound really tempting.

tea-sipper

I hope you like the teas you try if you give them a chance. :D

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Happy Holidays to all my Steepsterer buddies! Day #24! I was hoping this would be a scrumptious no-caffeine tea, seeing as how it is Christmas Eve but it’s another black tea. I could have sworn there was cinnamon here but there isn’t any in the ingredients. Hmm. I’m not really sure what I was tasting in this blend. So this tasting note is a little pointless. I like the similar Cinnamon Orange Spice earlier in the Advent Calendar better.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

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Day #23 is tasty but not entirely accurate Gingerbread Cookie tea. The flavor is nice, but I would NEVER guess it was supposed to taste like gingerbread cookie. It definitely is a tasty and unique flavor, but I wasn’t even tasting ginger. There isn’t a ton of additional elements to the blend other than the black tea, but there is more flavor than I was expecting to find. It’s hard to describe!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons // 9 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute

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