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Flavors: Cream, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Vanilla
Thank you for this one VariaTEA!
We were practicing making complicated drink orders for customers with the new tea guides at work a few days ago, and I happened to have this tea with me so I used it as sort of an example for those weird, complicated drinks. In hindsight, personally, I think I should have just tried this one straight because then I’d have a better feel for the typical flavours of this tea rather than my weird specialty order of it – though it did taste quite good.
Here was my order….
- 1/2 pump agave
- Two small splashes of skim milk
- Four ice cubes added after the water has been poured
And yes, people really order like that.
- Perfect level of sweetness; tasted like rice krispies cereal with sugar sprinkled on top
- With hints of vanilla/marshmallow
- I COULD see the “Marshmallow Krispy Treat” comparison
- But it did remind me a bit more of a bowl of actual rice krispies cereal
- Very smooth, well balanced flavour
I’d definitely be curious to try this one again in the future if the opportunity arose.
This tea really does remind me a oatmeal raisin cookie. For me it was more the smell then the taste. It’s base is a black tea and I am only recently trying and learning to like some black tea flavors so keep that in mind. It was fairly smooth to me and I could smell the cinnamon and spices. There is cane sugar in the mix so it needed no added sugar for me. Pipping hot I didn’t enjoy it as much, but letting it cool just a bit brought out the cookie flavors.
Thanks for this one, VariaTEA!
Steeped this one up hot at work, and while there wasn’t anything I didn’t like about it I also just thought it tasted somewhat weak in general. Like, watered down? Yes, there was some chocolate taste and I certainly got the cinnamon, and then some other more generic spice from the cardamom/clove/etc. but nothing that really gave this any sort of impactful presence at all. That sounds harsh, but it’s also just true…
So, I kind of decided to use this as a guinea pig tea of sorts – we just got two new kinds of agave at work, and the one the staff was most intrigued by was the chocolate so I bought a bottle for staff use. I’m not a big agave person myself, but since the flavour seemed like an appropriate match I gave it a go. I certainly wouldn’t buy a bottle of the agave for myself to use at home BUT I do think it gave this tea the extra chocolate richness needed to not feel flat/bland.
So all in all it worked out.
First tea of the day. Quite enjoying this nicely balanced blackberry and maple on a black base. I am not picking up any doughy goodness, but the maple sweetness and berry is enough to make my happiness complete.
Thanks, VariaTEA, for adding this to the box, and thank you also for noting that it needs a five minute steep to develop all the things. Otherwise, I would have given it a brief dipping as I tend to do with black teas in general and missed the boat entirely.
Flavors: Blackberry, Maple
wheeeee! Another one from VariaTEA that i finished up today. While this is no rootbeer float from david’s tea, i am happy with this one. I think? it might just be a little less creamy and a little less sweet. Which i could fix easily by adding sugar and cream/milk heh. thanks for this adventure variaTEA!
Final count: 62
oh man this was tasty today. First off HELLO lime smell. Like real limes…freshly squeezed. obviously there’s a bunch of coconut in here as well. Brewed, this was actually pretty darn refreshing. Not sure if i hit the sweet spot of what but it was exactly what i wanted it to be, even as it cooled. Glad i have a little more of this to see if i can replicate :)
VariaTEA sample :)
this one is quite tasty. Steeped for 2.5 mins at about 185 since i wasn’t sure how to treat it. It’s like an orange scone with bright zingy notes that are likely the cranberries popping through. I wouldn’t restock this one, but only because i don’t drink that many white teas. This one is really nice though :) glad to experience it. Thanks lady!
Once this cools right down, it is a light strawberry cream cheese. When it was hot, there was a bitterness there that i didn’t like. I think i’m going to reserve me rating for the moment and try this again, steeped at a much lower temperature. It was tasty…but not quite..there. Thanks VariaTEA.
Final Count: 89
Another sample from VariaTEA – this one isn’t bad. Im’ a little sick of chocolate mint these days, so that probably explains why i don’t LOVE this…but it’s not a bad mint chocolate tea. There is a creaminess here that it pretty tasty as a whole. glad to try these out but i’m worried it may prompt an order heh
Sample from VariaTEA. I figure i need to keep working on these samples since my cupboard weight is at least trending in the right direction and there’s a whole month left! Of course trying these samples may make me want to place an order lol I didn’t have any rice kernels in my sample that i noticed, so this was more of a marshmallow black, but man this was pretty krispie treat like in terms of the goey marshmallow flavour. i’d pick this up again… heh