Interesting take on Scorpio, especially picking figs with their resemblance to a scorpions tale. I like how this tea is like the cousin of Taurus with both teas having fig in their ingredients, which is interesting since the two signs are opposites in the cycle and are both fixed signs. Tasting it, it’s very rosy and strong with the fig and cinnamon. The vanilla is more in the background. The tea uses Rose Congou black, so it’s more floral than malty. I tried it first in a tumbler, and it was fairly forgiving on a cold fall night of football. The cinnamon got stronger as well as the vanilla for me as it sat.
Doing it western, it’s a lot more balanced. All of the flavors are tasteable, but the rose and fig showcase the better with the vanilla. The cinnamon, rose, and fig are still the most prominent flavors. I’m not totally in love with this one since I have to be in the mood for fig, but it’s great for fall, and better for significantly colder weather. A lot of the Zhena’s Magic Hour Blacks are made with the intention of turning them into mocktails or lattes, and this one works with some cream and sugar to highlight the vanilla and cinnamon, but the tea does better straight highlighting the saffron more, maybe with just a little bit of sugar for my preference.
I personally would not get this one again for preference, but I do like it a lot as a Scorpio tea. It will also make your girlfriends crazy. Now, I’m just waiting on my Sagittarius to get here….finally, another oolong.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Fig, Floral, Malty, Rose, Saffron, Spicy, Vanilla