9 Tasting Notes
Blossom is very mild-mannered and light, for a black tea. Its strength is brought down with rose buds and chamomile, giving it a very herbal, floral and relaxing taste. Probably best drunk at home after work or outside on a cool spring morning.
Flavors: Flowers, Rose
I cannot express my love for this tea. It might have been placebo effect, but for a few days I always have a cup or two of this tea when I was feeling a little sick and that cold just went away in like 72 hours! It was fantastic! Would def recommend this to pretty much anyone and everyone. I love it!
Flavors: Flowers, Lemongrass, Mint, Peppermint
I can’t say I’m a huge fan of this one. I normally like everything/anything that has something to do with pumpkin (especially in the fall!!) but this one just doesn’t strike my fancy. No matter low much or little I steep it, or how much I steep at a time, the taste is just never strong enough for me. Which is a little strange, considering this is a chai tea…
Well anyways, I’m sure someone else would love this tea, but I find it a little too weak for my taste, especially where the pumpkin is concerned.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Pumpkin
It seems a lot of people have a less favourable opinion about Licorice Twist, but I absolutely love it! It actually tastes nothing like black licorice, which is perfectly fine with me, though I’m beginning to think this may be why people don’t like it as much as I do.
In any case, with a dash of sugar (or honey, or agave, or any sweetener really) it’s absolutely amazing and I adore it. It’s perfect, actually, for a sore throat (which I currently have and is precisely why I am nursing a teacup right now) and just feels very comforting in -20°C weather, like today.
Would def recommend to someone who’s a fan of mint teas and something on the sweeter side.
Flavors: Cloves, Ginger, Mint, Peppermint
One of my favourite teas ever. I literally almost always forget that I have it steeping (mostly because I make it at work) but it always tastes amazing regardless of the steeping time. It’s fruity without being bitter, which is usually the problem I have with most fruit teas. It tastes wonderful with or without sweeteners, though I usually send to take it with a small spoonful and sugar, without milk.
Not my favourite blend, by far, but it’s actually a really nice tea for coming back home after a long day at work (full of idiots) and a moderately long trek in the cold snow. I’m just a little disappointed with how strong the cloves come out. It’s not an unpleasant taste, but I think I’ll go for something with more vanilla text time.
What fascinated everyone in the house, though, was the fact that the cold ‘paint’ on the sugar pellets seemed to have peeled off and were then floating around in my mug. It actually really was a pretty sight, but honestly I spent more time stirring my tea and gawking at the shiny flecks than actually drinking it.
Pure vanilla was FANTASTIC. It was one of the free samples I got with my order , and it was a brilliant marketing strategy. It feels like a warm blanket for your senses, and just reminds me of older days when I’d come back inside from a day of playing outside, or, later, when I would come home from high school half frozen stiff from the walk outside. It’s a solitude kind of tea, for nostalgic little moments, and it’s fantastic with a touch of honey.