Phoenix Dessert Blend

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Apricot, Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Cream, Honey, Malt, Plums, Vanilla
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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Alice's Tea Cup

A marriage of Indian black tea, honey, caramel and vanilla.

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I love love love this tea, and I’m never entirely sure why. It’s very simple and smooth, not flavored any particular way, but is the most delicious tea with honey ever. Should turn a lovely, warm, deep, crystalized caramel honey color, too. Fabulous for cleaning out your palate after late night girly gossip, as a friend and I did at 2 AM yesterday.

Pretty delicate for a black blend, so be careful not to over-steep; I usually let my water cool down a bit from boiling and then brew it to prevent this. Be sure to have with with honey. Seriously. Don’t have this without honey. Have I mentioned honey?

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Madison Bartholemew

guess I should have had it with honey…


There’s also a probable chance, if you had it at Alice’s, that someone over steeped it. I get faulty pots all the time, it’s a shame.

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154 tasting notes

I had this in the shop last weekend and was unimpressed.
The flavors muddled one another instead of being complimentary.
I’ll try it with honey next time…

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972 tasting notes

Another tea from Nicole! Jeez, I think half of my stash is from her… ;) The black tea leaves almost look like they’re rolled, which is interesting. It smells very honey-sweet, with some vanilla and caramel in there too. Yummy! I steeped for 3 minutes. When I saw the wet leaves, I immediately thought that I was wrong about the base tea. They look very similar to oolong leaves to me. So I double-checked the description and it says Indian black tea. Hrm…

It’s odd, I feel like I taste oolong, too! There’s that slight autumn leaf thing going on, which is something I would attribute to roasted or oxidized oolong (or houjicha). Strange! I guess I just don’t know what Indian black teas taste like! That being said, I like this tea very much! It has a very strong honey flavor (yum) along with some vanilla and caramel goodness playing around. I get a definite fruitiness, especially in the aftertaste – it reminds me of tart apricots and plums. Delicious! And overall, it’s very creamy, and the base tea itself is quite light in flavor.

Nicole, I may have to buy the rest of this from you! We shall see…

Flavors: Apricot, Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Cream, Honey, Malt, Plums, Vanilla

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Your tea is having an identity crisis. :p

Sure sounds good, though!!!

Cameron B.

Hah. I just don’t know jack about Indian teas. :P I wonder what kind it is!


I’m so glad you liked this one!

Cameron B.

Me too, Nicole! I still think it’s lying about being black tea! :P

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769 tasting notes

I’ve now had this 5 times. I’ve tried varying temperature, steep time and prepared it like chai with milk and sugar. I just find it unimpressive. I don’t get any caramel at all. Just a nondescript sweetness, possibly a sweetness that wants to be chocolate but isn’t. Oh, well. It was really, really inexpensive so I can’t complain too much. If anyone wants to try this, it’s going in the rehoming box so just let me know! :)

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34 tasting notes

I remember liking the idea of this tea, but when it actually got to me I was underwhelmed. It had a good flavour, but not very memorable.

4 min, 45 sec

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