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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.