Tea #29 from Another Traveling Tea Box

This is another TeaGschwendner tea that has been relabeled and sold by Tin Roof Teas so I’m going to put the tasting note here.

The dry leaf of this tea smells amazing, it’s a great blend of almond and cinnamon. It really reminds me of christmas… and cookies… and pastries. I can’t wait for the holiday baking season to get here. The tea itself let me down because I didn’t care for the blend of green teas used as the base. There was also a bitterness to it when I drank it that only got more noticeable when it cooled, at room temperature the tea was undrinkable. I think it may be from the orange blossom because now that my tea has completely cooled I’m getting a bit of a perfumey note with every sip. I think this could really be a great tea, if it were tweaked a little bit.

I’m going to fix myself another cup and play with the temperature a bit, perhaps the bitterness will go away some with a lower temp. I really don’t want to give up on this tea yet because it smells so good. I’ll add a numerical rating after my next cup.

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea


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