Sparkling Sugar Plum

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Cinnamon, Plum Flavor, Sugar Crystals
Flavors
Cinnamon, Plums, Floral, Sugar
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Shae
Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 8 oz / 243 ml

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  • “Ehm… not sure if I even have time for this tasting note. So sorry if you have been expecting something funny, light-hearted or anything. Nothing from that from me today. I just get an email saying...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Day 3 of our Advent Tea Swap. From amandastory516. Oh my goodness, this tea smells amazing. It seems so familiar, but I just can’t place it. The taste is something I know I’ve experienced before,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Not a bad tea, and as a black tea it’s solid, but I didn’t detect any especially strong plummy or cinnamony aromas or flavors. It’s certainly a pretty tea – the sugar crystals do give the loose...” Read full tasting note
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From The Whistling Kettle

A sweetened China black tea with sparkling sugar crystals and plum bits & flavoring. This new version of our special seasonal black tea blend has a cinnamon taste with undertones of plum flavor. It also has little sparkling sugar crystals that release into your cup to create a dazzling visual treat!

Ingredients: black tea, plum bits, flavoring, cinnamon, sugar crystals

TEMP: 212°F
TIME: 4 min
1 TSP per 8oz H2O

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Ehm… not sure if I even have time for this tasting note. So sorry if you have been expecting something funny, light-hearted or anything. Nothing from that from me today. I just get an email saying tomorrow there is an exam from Forwarding. Yes, she decided on that in the first week of semester, but she could at least remind us week in advance.

Shae’s ADVENT CALENDAR, December 8
The concentrated aroma in pouch, in the morning I have opened it was just… too strong. But then it was much, much better and now I think I am close to “love it” mark. What a coincidence I bought prunes today to use in the Christmas cookies. At least I think so. They aren’t on the photo though, as I don’t know how much of them are needed and the package isn’t that big at all.

I think I notice cinnamon in as well. At least based on the aroma; among the prunes. Seeing sugar crystals in the blend is nice, but for me, who almost never sweeten tea, well it’s going to be bit tricky.

Are those prunes in liquid form? I was afraid it would be sweet, or exactly opposite, but… it is just right. A bold black tea base, prunes and cinnamon. No alcoholic note as another thing I was afraid of, as I had tried few plum teas. I can imagine the cinnamon bit more prominent, but maybe adding it next time and it will be just great.

Photo: https://flic.kr/p/2keKPY6

Flavors: Cinnamon, Plums

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 9 OZ / 265 ML
Courtney

Good luck on your exam!

Shae

I love this one. amandastory516 sent this blend in our advent swap last year!

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Day 3 of our Advent Tea Swap. From amandastory516.

Oh my goodness, this tea smells amazing. It seems so familiar, but I just can’t place it. The taste is something I know I’ve experienced before, but I cannot figure it out. It’s floral maybe? Reminds me of some of the teas I’ve tried (and loved) from Satori Tea.

I’ll be honest – I was nervous to see what looked like hibiscus in the blend. I like it on its own but not always when it’s blended with other teas. It’s just so tart. I didn’t get any tartness in this cup at all. It was just amazing. Not to mention there were sparkles in the dry blend so that’s a win for me.

Amanda – I love this tea so much. It’s my favorite so far! I’ll be purchasing some for sure. Thanks for introducing me to something new to love!!

EDIT: Just looked this one up and they are peony petals, not hibiscus!

Flavors: Floral

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
amandastory516

Yay! I’m glad you loved it. The Whistling Kettle has some great blends.

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Not a bad tea, and as a black tea it’s solid, but I didn’t detect any especially strong plummy or cinnamony aromas or flavors. It’s certainly a pretty tea – the sugar crystals do give the loose leaf tea a sparkle – but it didn’t have a strong non-standard-black-tea flavor. I would neither recommend nor not recommend it; I’m ambivalent about this tea. The creamer I added did provide a deeper flavor to the tea. Probably good for people who like flavored black teas but don’t want (or want a break from) strongly flavored black tea.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Sugar

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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