St. James Tearoom

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76

This is really warming. It’s a little fruity and very mildly spiced, mostly floral really. Actually I could see it being orange spice. The cinnamon is delicious without being too prevalent, a nice cinnamon bark type of flavor.

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78

This reminds me super strongly of a Teavana tea from long ago…maybe toasted nut brulee? I taste some warming cinnamon with some tasty nuts. I’m enjoying it sweetened with milk. It’s slightly fruity, but really mostly nutty.

tea-and-cats

Hi Ruth-
Your gift will be delayed. Karen was in an automobile accident and not sure when she will get everything in the mail to you.

She says to have a good Thanksgiving

Julie (For Karen)

AJRimmer

No worries at all – I hope she’s doing okay!

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75

The flavor here is simple and mildly appley. It’s not really better than bagged chamomile, but I happen to really like bagged chamomile. The fruit flavor is authentic and not tart, just warming and pleasant. I had it warm sweetened with milk. If I’d been at home, I would have liked to put some in the fridge to try it cold to see if more apple appeared that way.

gmathis

Sounds like a viable substitute for the Celestial Seasonings Sweet Apple Chamomile that was pulled from the market without my permission :)

AJRimmer

They did?! I really thought that one would stick around!

gmathis

I think it’s been gone a couple years. The other close substitution I’ve found is Twinings Winter Spice, but it’s not easy to find locally, either.

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76

The first time I had this, I thought it tasted nutty and mildly spiced and really pleasant with milk and sugar. It was a little fruity, but mostly nutty, and the spices were warming and nice. They often include this tea as an herbal option at St. James, and the second and third times I had it, it tasted really grapey, but in a nice sweet way. The apple and nuts are still there way in the background. The last time I was there, I finished all my teas early and they brought me an extra pot of this, which was a nice surprise.

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76

I taste some warming lemon rind and a bit of a floral element. It all combined perfectly with just a little sugar. I would normally drink something like this cold, so I was surprised by how pleasant it was warm. St. James is always broadening my horizons!

Courtney

The name of this tea captured me for some reason. I’ll have to look up this company. :)

AJRimmer

They definitely just resell blends made by other companies, so I’ve never bought their loose leaf, but I love going to afternoon tea at St. James and trying 5-6 teas per session – it’s wonderful!

Courtney

Ooh, okay. That does sound wonderful!

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70

This tastes quite floral. The apple turns out a little candy-like. The black tea doesn’t show up too much. It’s a little too floral for me, but still pleasant warm.

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76

This is a pretty hearty plain black tea. It has some maltiness and is nice with milk and sugar. Not something I would order, but pleasant and brisk in the right way.

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67

Gunpowder will never be my favorite. This was a little too smoky and bitter for me. It was still drinkable warm and sweetened, but it’s the first tea I’ve had at St James that I didn’t love.

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83
drank Pumpkin Pie by St. James Tearoom
1712 tasting notes

The flavor of this one is like a caramelized pumpkin, and it’s really nice! I can’t taste the black base too much, but I love the added flavors here. The pumpkin and spices are both lovely. It was great sweetened with some milk.

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73

This is a mix between pear and floral flavors. I feel like I’d prefer it cold, but it was surprisingly pleasant warm. It was maybe a touch too floral for me, but I enjoyed the authentic pear flavor. It was nice to have something light after all the heavier foods and milky teas.

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77

This is a pretty classic EG creme, and I really enjoyed my cup of it sweetened with some milk. The black tea seems hearty enough, and the creme is really distinct, if a little fake. The scent is strongly vanilla, which is very enticing. The bergamot is there, but not super tangy. My partner thought this was the best tea of the six we shared at St. James.

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75

I was worried I wouldn’t love this one due to the rose, but luckily that’s a minor flavor compared with some of the others. I taste a lovely raspberry on a nice black base. Sweetened with milk, this was very nice. The way St James brews their teas, I always seem to enjoy them regardless of the flavor.

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73
drank Black Pearl by St. James Tearoom
1712 tasting notes

This mostly just tasted like black tea to me. I enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t say I noticed the jasmine at all. I didn’t really notice the vanilla either, but it could have just been contributing to the overall vibe. I now have a St. James punch card, so I’ve been trying to go monthly to try all the wonderful things!

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87
drank lavender lace by St. James Tearoom
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I’m pretty sure this is the same blend I buy from Simpson & Vail, but it’s been a while since I’ve ordered it, so it was nice to have some at St. James. The flavor is a pleasant lavender with a lot of other supporting flavors and complexity. The undercurrent of woody cinnamon is perfect. There’s also a hint of mint. I had a pot of this warm, and it was truly lovely. My friend loved it too, so it may be time to order and split a bag from S&V.

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74

We had this tea with our bread course at St. James. It sparkled, which was lots of fun. The flavoring was pretty mild, but it tasted nice anyway due to the high quality black tea. I could definitely taste something, but I wouldn’t have guessed cherries necessarily.

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86

I had the loveliest afternoon tea at St. James with some friends, and this is the first tea we had. It was quite malty and had lovely depth. It was good with milk and just a bit of sugar. This is one of the best straight teas I’ve had in a while.

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80
drank Lemon Souffle by St. James Tearoom
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This tea came with the dessert course at St. James Tearoom. It has a nice mild lemon flavor. It’s tasty with cream, but even better without. I worried I wouldn’t enjoy it hot because I usually drink lemon herbals cold, but I’m pleased to say that it was great. It paired really nicely with the fantastic desserts. Now I’m very excited to return to St. James and also check out the other tearoom in town.

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75

This tea came with our bread course at St. James Tearoom. It tastes pleasantly desserty with cream and sugar. I taste caramel and other vaguer desserty flavors. The dessert flavors were a little mild for my preferences, but it wasn’t bad. I actually have some of this same tea from Adagio that I grabbed from a TTB a few months ago, which I’ll have to try soon to compare.

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85
drank Keemun by St. James Tearoom
1712 tasting notes

My sister visited recently, and we had some excellent afternoon tea at St. James Tearoom. This was the tea that came with the first course, and it tasted very high quality and nice. It was malty and had no bitterness. I enjoyed it with milk and sugar. It was really solid and tasty, and the food that went with it was awesome.

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97

Morning tea while playing Story of Seasons. There is a nice creamy bergamot scent. The flavour is creamy vanilla, and light bergamot.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Cream, Creamy, Vanilla

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94

My tea while reading Regency era mysteries. There is nice pomegranate aroma. The flavour is a rich pomegranate. A pleasant tea on a spring morning.

(Will have to try iced.)

Flavors: Fruity, Red Fruits

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95

Happy Spring! This is my tea for the day. There is a very nice berry scent. The flavour is strawberry with lighter blackberry notes. It is a very good fruit tea.

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Blackberry, Strawberry

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61

my kids picked this up for me on a trip they took to Albuquerque, they loved it at in the tea room, not bad on a cold winter day

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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