Market Spice

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Cloves, Marigold Flowers, Orange Peel, Red Peppercorns
Flavors
Spices
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Boiling 8 min or more 20 oz / 591 ml

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  • “This is a lovely blend that feels quite Holiday-appropriate. (I’m not sure whether it’s meant to evoke said season or not, to be honest!) The scent reminds me of those seasonal shops that (used to)...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I must have underleafed this. My cup was smaller than normal since I’m at the boyfriend’s place and he only has a few mugs. (or room for mugs, or else I’d bring some!) So using a regular teaspoon...” Read full tasting note
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You’re walking down a narrow dirt path, dimly lit and crowded with people. You’re in the heart of Old Delhi, India, and the energy is like nothing you’ve ever felt before. Thousands of people scour stands, buying and selling and trading and laughing. To your left, a vendor is overstuffing clear plastic bags of cloves. You catch a whiff, warm and aromatic. To your right, red peppercorns are stacked as high as your chest making it perfect for you to inhale their spicy, sweet smell. You are on a journey through a Market of Spices and you don’t want it to end. And it doesn’t have to. Let our Market Spice blend take you on a journey through flavours of black tea, orange peel, cloves, and peppercorns. We’ll meet you on the other side.
Ingredients: Black tea, orange peels, cloves, red pepper corns, marigold flower blossoms.

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This is a lovely blend that feels quite Holiday-appropriate. (I’m not sure whether it’s meant to evoke said season or not, to be honest!) The scent reminds me of those seasonal shops that (used to) crop up in North American shopping malls around the winter season, where upon entering one’s senses were assailed by the scents of cinnamon, apple, mulling spices, etc. Those scented baggies of pine cones? It reminds me of them – but without so much of the muskiness. (While the connection mentally of cinnamon and apple is there, the ingredients list neither, but rather orange peels, cloves, as well as peppercorns.)

Brewed up, the similarity remains, but is toned down to levels I consider much more pleasant. None of the flavours are at all sickly-sweet, as they can be with similar teas and with some of those shops, or candles – but the association is strong enough to give the impression of the holidays and those scents and tastes we’ve often come to associate with them. With a little milk, it’s subdued just a touch more, and the experience is one of a much more gentle impression, clear and persistent without getting lost, but without ever becoming too sweet, overpowering, or cloying.

There’s a little “oomph” I feel might be missing somewhere – this blend is lovely, but it doesn’t quite stand out either. It’s got charm but it’s almost forgettable – indeed, I had 50g of this hanging around my cupboard and it was only a similar tea running low that reminded me that I had this somewhere – if only I could locate it, it might serve as a good back-up. Maybe if the orange, for example, came through more strongly, it would have left a stronger impression – something to stand out and shine against the lovely backdrop of the rest.

Flavors: Spices

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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I must have underleafed this. My cup was smaller than normal since I’m at the boyfriend’s place and he only has a few mugs. (or room for mugs, or else I’d bring some!)
So using a regular teaspoon seemed too much. Next time I’ll know better.
There was a peculiar tartness that I once associated with astringency, without the mouth dryness. Very ceylon-esque.
Adding milk helped a bit. Hmph. I had planned to make my next cup with a bit of eggnog, but now I feel like it needs another go as a regular tea. But I only grabbed a sample… what to do, what to do?! #firstworldproblems

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