First tea of the day today – made a cup at work. The sample is from VariaTEA!
So, I wasn’t sure how I felt about this one when I saw it included in VariaTEA’s care package. I was kind of terrified of it tasting like the really gross Cranberry Orange Muffin tea that DAVIDsTEA put out with their Fall Collection a year or so back. Damn that was nasty…
This wasn’t though! Instead, it really delivered on the flavour it was marketed as. Basically, it was a smooth light bodied tea with sweet notes of both candied oranges and cranberry and then more confectionery notes of brown sugar, cream and honey. It was also just a touch buttery. Combine that with the natural sweetness and hay notes of the white base and you have the perfect recreation of a fruity scone with clotted cream. Honestly, I didn’t even remotely expect this to get so close to tasting like the real thing, but I’m pleasantly surprised it did.
I’d totally order this one for myself.
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRXtbLqIx04&index=11&list=LL1M1wDjmJD4SJr_CwzXAGuQ
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Cranberry, Creamy, Floral, Hay, Orange, Peach, Sweet