Our Tea of the Week for August 29, 2022: Emma's Scones Black Tea!
Hello, Everyone! Happy August!
August is our 2nd Reblend month of this year. As some may recall, I had a poll earlier this year to determine which teas I would reblend this month! So, this month, we’ll have 4 reblends and 1 brand new tea as the Featured Tea of the Month (it’s opposite month!)
Our Tea of the Week for August 29, 2022 is:
Emma’s Scones Black Tea – This is our one “new” tea – inspired by some scones (or rather, a photo of scones) that my online friend had posted – scones full of berries & flavored with bergamot. These scones called out to me and told me that I should make a tea inspired by these scones. So I did. An Earl Grey-ish black tea with bergamot (of course!), blackberries, blueberries, allspice, nutmeg & a touch of essence (my own scone recipe of essence!) – this is so delightful & has quickly become a daily drink for me!
Our Tea of the Week for August 22, 2022 is:
Cranberry Pear Clafoutis Green Tea – I have to admit that I was a wee bit surprised that this one did so well in the poll. Not because it’s not a great tea – because it absolutely IS but because it’s a fairly new tea (The original batch was for the 2020 Holiday box) – but hey, I’m not complaining – I missed this tea too and I’m happy to be sipping it again!
Our Tea of the Week for August 15, 2022 is:
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Honeybush – YUM! This is a blend of our organic, naturally caffeine-free South African Honeybush with bits of pineapple, cherries & natural flavors. So good!
Our Tea of the Week for August 8, 2022 is:
Banana Pancakes Black Tea – One of our best sellers ever, definitely the most popular pancake variation that we’ve created thus far. Why? BANANAS – of course!
Our Tea of the Week for August 1, 2022 is:
Razzleberry Genmaicha! – This was the resounding winner of the poll for the green tea category. Sweet, toasty genmaicha blended with raspberries & blackberries. Simple, sweet, fruity & so delicious!
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.)