Our Tea of the Week for October 31, 2022: Toasted Coconut Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha!
Hello, Tea Lovers:
Our Tea of the Week for October 31, 2022:
Toasted Coconut Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha – This is a tea that I’ve been envisioning for a while now – because marshmallows and toasted coconut bring me joy and what could be better than a tea that features both flavors? So tasty!
Our Tea of the Week for October 24, 2022:
Pink Anise Black Tea – I love this tea. It’s one of the more unusual ones that I’ve crafted recently but it came out yummy! A blend of black teas (Yunnan, Assam, Ceylon & Vietnamese) combined with spices (including Star Anise, aniseed, licorice root, cloves, sarsaparilla root & vanilla) Plus raspberries!
Give your taste buds a jolt with this unusual, yet oh-so-tasty tea!
Our Tea of the Week for October 17, 2022:
Anne’s Cranberry Sauce Rooibos Blend – When I was young, “cranberry sauce” meant a jellied substance that came out of a can, and was sliced along the can indents. As a kid, I thought this was fine but as my tastes changed, so did my opinion of the canned cranberry sauce so I decided to learn how to make my own. Over the years, I’ve developed my own cranberry sauce that is a bit more like a fruit compote than traditional cranberry sauce. I make it with fresh, whole cranberries (plus some dried cranberries for a little texture), pears, apples & freshly squeezed tangerine juice, plus a few autumnal spices, including cinnamon, allspice & nutmeg.
This tea is inspired by my cranberry sauce recipe – and it is so yummy!
Our Tea of the Week for October 10, 2022:
Maple Pumpkin Spice Houjicha – it’s been a minute since we last featured a houjicha tea – so what better way to bring back the Houjicha than with our first Pumpkin tea of the season? This is a lovely, warm, roasty-toasty blend – I mean, seriously, what could be better than a cup of houjicha in autumn? How about a cup of houjicha featuring the flavors of sweet maple, pumpkin and the warm of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger & nutmeg? YUM!!!
The Tea of the Week for October 3, 2022 / The Featured Reblend for October is:
BOO-Berry Black Tea – I wanted to release this at the beginning of the month so that people could enjoy the BOO-Berry before Halloween!
A spooky blend of Black Teas (Yunnan, Assam & Ceylon) blended with lots of blueberries & marshmallow root. I have missed this tea (originally blended by Frank in 2011.) So ghoulishly good!
Thanks to everyone for all your support! You guys are amazing!
I feel a bit like a mind reader with the Blood Orange Creamsicle blend, haha!
The new site looks great though, and I’m excited for this year’s 12 Days selection! :)
That’s not all – though – because you also mentioned on a totally different post from a different company about how you didn’t like the word “flan” – and our featured reblend for August … contains that word in the name in the tea. (I’ll be announcing the tea on Monday but I’m sure that totally gave it away anyway.)
Thanks about the comments on the new website. I spent a lot of hours on it – but I’m happy with it. It just – looks better. Maybe it’s just because I looked at the same website for 6 years but the other one felt so old fashioned and clunky.
I’m also very excited to see these updates again. Loving the new site, it looks great!
I’m so sad I missed the 12 Teas box…no idea how I managed that. I filled out the form, so hoping there is an extra I can purchase! :)
Ugh I already have a subscription and advent and placed 2 orders last weekend and now I see the two Nov teas, so far? Will try to resist another order
AH as I was reading your description for ‘Sweet Zhang’, I was thinking of ‘Black Silk Chocolate Milk’ and then I read further and you mention it tasting like chocolate milk! Could this base work for a reblend of Black Silk Chocolate Milk?
To be honest, I’m not sure. The Qu Hao tea has a different profile than the Gu Zhang.
@anne – sorry for the delay in response. just wanted to buy some and you only had 1 left lol.
@Sil – there is more in stock. But, you should hurry and get it if you want some because it’s going quickly and I’m not – at this time – planning on reblending immediately.
I just brewed up Caramel Apple v2 today (before seeing this post). I also apparently tried the original (blended only by Frank, correct?) but have no recollection of the flavour. I like the base of v2 so hopefully v3 stands up to it!! Excited to try it when my next box ships! :D
Yes, the original batch was crafted by Frank. He utilized the Fujian Oolong (this v.3 utilizes the Fujian Oolong as well) I don’t think he used cinnamon in the tea though, but I like the cinnamon in there. I guess I just feel like apples and cinnamon belong together.
I agree! I think I strongly associate the two. I see that v2 was a baked oolong; off the top of my head fujian oolong is meaning nothing to me. I really ought to get my oolong flavour profile straight one day!
@Kittenna: I enjoy both bases. I think the baked Oolong has more of a roasted flavor that gives the caramel apple notes more of a “baked apple” flavor – whereas with this Fujian Oolong, I get more of a straightforward caramel apple flavor – like dipping apples into caramel sauce (with a wee bit of cinnamon added to the caramel.)