Our Special Anniversary Tea for July is: Rainbow Sherbet Iced Black Tea!
Hello, my tea friends!
This year, since it’s the year of our 7th anniversary & we felt it was an important milestone – we decided to create TWO special anniversary blends – one for June & one for July! For July, our special anniversary bonus blend is:
Rainbow Sherbet Iced Black Tea – This is a special blend crafted using Iyerpadi black tea (which makes for a spectacular iced tea base), with raspberries, limes & oranges. This is so refreshing & just amazingly good.
Also: Just a quick update on our Strawberry Shortcake Assam Black Tea – there were a couple of pouches remaining after I completed subscriptions – so those are back up on the website now. I only have a couple of them left, so if this tea interests you, you should grab it now.
And now, about our Tea of the Week for July 25, 2022:
Summer Lovin’ Green Rooibos – This tea started out to be a completely different tea, however, due to constraints (ie: available ingredients at the time of blending) I wasn’t able to make that particular blend that was inspired by one of my favorite tea drinkers (Roswell Strange) – so, this is what I made instead. It’s really good & I don’t think I would have come up with it if I hadn’t originally been inspired by the idea from RS (Hopefully, I’ll be able to work on that tea sometime next summer?) Anyway, this tea is a naturally caffeine-free green rooibos blended with blood oranges, peaches & coconut with caramel essence. (Don’t worry, it’s vegan!) It tastes fruity with delectable caramel notes. I’m lovin’ it!
Our Tea of the Week for July 18, 2022 is:
Thai Iced tea Black Tea – This one is inspired by the yummy drink you can find at your local Thai restaurant. It’s made with a single estate Indian tea (CTC), broken star anise pieces, cloves, vanilla bean & coconut. The coconut is added not so much for a strong coconut flavor, but for additional creaminess. In other words, if you’re looking for a coconut tea, this isn’t it – but, if you’re looking for something sweet & refreshing – a tea that would make a delightful iced latte – this is the tea you’ve been looking for.
Our Tea of the Week for July 11, 2022:
Mango Madness Smoothie Green Tea – the third tea of the smoothie series. (This will be the last “smoothie” inspired tea for 2022!) This blend starts with an organic Chinese Sencha base – to it, I added mangoes, bananas & blackberries. This is so deliciously fruity!
Thanks so much to everyone for their support!
I feel a bit like a mind reader with the Blood Orange Creamsicle blend, haha!
The new site looks great though, and I’m excited for this year’s 12 Days selection! :)
That’s not all – though – because you also mentioned on a totally different post from a different company about how you didn’t like the word “flan” – and our featured reblend for August … contains that word in the name in the tea. (I’ll be announcing the tea on Monday but I’m sure that totally gave it away anyway.)
Thanks about the comments on the new website. I spent a lot of hours on it – but I’m happy with it. It just – looks better. Maybe it’s just because I looked at the same website for 6 years but the other one felt so old fashioned and clunky.
I’m also very excited to see these updates again. Loving the new site, it looks great!
I’m so sad I missed the 12 Teas box…no idea how I managed that. I filled out the form, so hoping there is an extra I can purchase! :)
Ugh I already have a subscription and advent and placed 2 orders last weekend and now I see the two Nov teas, so far? Will try to resist another order
AH as I was reading your description for ‘Sweet Zhang’, I was thinking of ‘Black Silk Chocolate Milk’ and then I read further and you mention it tasting like chocolate milk! Could this base work for a reblend of Black Silk Chocolate Milk?
To be honest, I’m not sure. The Qu Hao tea has a different profile than the Gu Zhang.
@anne – sorry for the delay in response. just wanted to buy some and you only had 1 left lol.
@Sil – there is more in stock. But, you should hurry and get it if you want some because it’s going quickly and I’m not – at this time – planning on reblending immediately.
I just brewed up Caramel Apple v2 today (before seeing this post). I also apparently tried the original (blended only by Frank, correct?) but have no recollection of the flavour. I like the base of v2 so hopefully v3 stands up to it!! Excited to try it when my next box ships! :D
Yes, the original batch was crafted by Frank. He utilized the Fujian Oolong (this v.3 utilizes the Fujian Oolong as well) I don’t think he used cinnamon in the tea though, but I like the cinnamon in there. I guess I just feel like apples and cinnamon belong together.
I agree! I think I strongly associate the two. I see that v2 was a baked oolong; off the top of my head fujian oolong is meaning nothing to me. I really ought to get my oolong flavour profile straight one day!
@Kittenna: I enjoy both bases. I think the baked Oolong has more of a roasted flavor that gives the caramel apple notes more of a “baked apple” flavor – whereas with this Fujian Oolong, I get more of a straightforward caramel apple flavor – like dipping apples into caramel sauce (with a wee bit of cinnamon added to the caramel.)