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drank Organic White by Wicked Tea
2496 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Six – Tea #25
It’s always surprising that I can’t ruin a white tea like I can make a green tea too astringent. This one is a delicious example of a white tea. I love the dry leaves — they have the scent of a field of fresh hay but look like leaves that just fell off a tree. Two lovely steeps of mellow, sweet, delicious white tea.

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drank 993 Tutti Fruitti by Wicked Tea
244 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping TTB!

Hibiscus! Just when I thought I was running low on hibiscus based teas this guy came along. I really love this. It doesn’t taste like how I interpret “tutti frutti” but it’s good, not sweet – heavy on the hibiscus, but I like that. The apple/orange/raisin bit worried me a little but it’s not a turn off and they blend really nicely together. It’s very spring/fall-ish to me – turn of the season kind of thing, a bit like a fruity cider but no real spice to it. Definitely hanging onto this one.

Flavors: Apple, Berry, Hibiscus, Rose, Tart

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Evening tea for the past couple of nights. I recall that I used to drink this plain and it was quite flavourful. Now I’ve been adding a spoon of honey to bring out the white chocolate and caramel notes out more. Delicious.

Flavors: Caramel, White Chocolate

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Teatotaler

Sounds delicious! I always use honey when I want to sweeten my tea – Never sugar! I too have noticed that honey dose a superb job of bringing out caramel flavors. Orange blossom honey is my favorite!

Evol Ving Ness

Orange blossom honey! Yum. I will have to keep my eyes open for that one. Just this past week, I’ve been on a honey purchase binge as I came across very tempting and unexpected flavours. Stay tuned.

Teatotaler

Absolutely! If you’ve never had orange blossom honey you’re in for a real treat – It dose wondrous things to tea!

Evol Ving Ness

On it! Thank you for the tip.

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drank White Mischief 631 by Wicked Tea
1184 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample Evol Ving Ness!

Fruity whites will forever be a favourite for me. I also enjoy blending them in fruit smoothies. So healthy!

I really enjoyed this hot, but as it cooled down, I enjoyed it even more. For me, the pomegranate stood out the most, and the guava is in the background. It tastes fairly natural. The flavours are fairly light.

It is also made a very good cold brew!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This, through my sick broken taste buds, is exactly like Constant Comment.
Does that tea still exist? I used to love that one a million years ago.

I will be finishing this one up soon, I expect. Just the thing with honey and a fleece blanket. Citrus and a mild spice hit—-what more could you ask for?

One of the teas that appeared in my WT subscription of which I have mixed feelings. Some teas were really really good and others meh. My biggest challenge with the company was poor communication issues, so I cancelled after several months.

If you are in the market for a Canadian tea subscription, you might want to give them a go though. Good value with occasional brilliant surprises.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Lemon, Lime, Orange Zest

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Indigobloom

I’ve heard it still exists! Never had any myself. Feel better soon xx

Fjellrev

Thanks for the heads up about the subscription! Never heard of these guys before.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Indigobloom.

I first heard about them from a review Marzipan did some time ago. I have really enjoyed some of their teas that landed on my doorstep.

Fjellrev

Oops, I apparently bookmarked them quite a while back but forgot. Either way, thanks for the nudge. :)

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The leaf is lovely, long, and fat. It doesn’t smell like much dry, but there is a fruity sweetness to the leaf.

Once steeped, however, the flavour pops in scent and taste. Mellow white tea with clear tangy pomegranate fruit notes. The guava may well be there, but I am not sensing it as a distinct taste. And I am a fresh guava fan, so believe me, I am searching. There’s also a vague mango flavour too. Or am I dreaming that up?

This tea appeared in my Wicked Tea subscription packet. I am quite enjoying the variety and value of this particular subscription. The teas are in inspired flavours with good execution and generous portions. I have not tasted any artificialness or bitter aftertaste in any of the teas. Several of the teas have been just super. None of them have been huge disappointments. Great packaging. And Canadian company, so yay! So nice to not be gouged on the exchange and shipping.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

Thanks for pointing out that this is a Canadian company! It’s always nice to not have to deal with those annoying exchange and shipping rates.

Evol Ving Ness

This is now a huge issue with the miserable state of our dollar and very often outrageous shipping fees.

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85

Afternoon/evening tea. These cups taste a bit dusty.

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85

I found myself feeling a bit of pressure as the tea festival tasting deadline loomed in front of me. I also found myself feeling a bit of resentment at having to drink the tasting teas rather than my usual random— whatever I damn well feeling like drinking and whatever I can readily locate—science of choosing what is going to land in my cup. It feels good to have that freedom back again.

This really is a very nice pumpkin with spice blend. It is already quite pumpkiny and I have made it even more so with the addition of pumpkin seed oil which adds a bit of toasted pumpkin seed flavour. Win! This is a delicious thing.

I predict that this pumpkin seed oil will rescue the pumpkin spice teas that I favour far less than this one. I will be keeping you posted.

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Based on one of the tea blogs, I think it was Marzipan who reviewed it, I signed up for a month subscription trial of Wicked Tea. Marzipan had given the company a pretty good rating based on her experience with her two months of tea. It is a Canadian company, so the dollar value is good without being killed by conversion and shipping. It is a local company and I like to support small and local. The teas looked like a good and interesting variety. The pouches appeared to be a reasonable size, far more than a sample, and I love the see-through window on one side of the zip pouch so that you can see the leaf. From the looks of things, they looked like they were doing a great job and were giving things their best shot and I like to support that too. And finally, the first month is advertised to be free, but you pay for shipping.

I am a bit confused about this last part because I received my Wicked Tea subscription envelope of teas and aside from the teas, I received an invoice billing for twenty some odd dollars for Free Monthly Trial. I sent them an email inquiring about this a few days ago because, well, confusing, but I have received no response from them yet.

Perhaps it is a free trial IF you then subscribe. If that is the case, then it should be clearly stated. Otherwise, it is misleading. Because I feel somewhat misled.

Anyway, I am still making my way through the teas which are good and good value. That said, I have not yet decided whether I am enchanted enough to commit to another month or three.

Ok, to the tea now.

The dry leaf has long golden shreds of pumpkin in among the Sri Lankan black tea.

I really like this tea. Really. Initially I put off trying it because I thought that it was going to be one of those overloaded with cinnamon spice market strong and ugly black teas that seem to be prevalent this season, but no.

The cinnamon is gentle and nicely settled amongst the other pumpkin pie spice. A mellow addition to the pumpkin flavour.

The pumpkin is present but more along the lines of a dense pumpkin bread, not the cake loaf, but actual bread. The flavour is a bit like pumpkin pie but with none of the sweetness. Best of all, the flavours I am tasting taste not the slightest bit artificial.

I drink my tea straight up, so there is only tea in my cup.

I would like perhaps a bit of caramel in this tea or perhaps a bit of cream. Both would be a improvement, but it is already pretty good. I am pleasantly surprised.

I think this is making its way into being one of my favourite pumpkin teas that I have tried so far this season.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor, Pumpkin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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