Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Chinese Black Tea, Tahitian Vanilla
Flavors
Apple, Apricot, Bread, Cherry, Chocolate, Cocoa, Malt, Marshmallow, Stonefruit, Vanilla, Apple Candy, Dark Wood, Overripe Cherries, Drying, Raspberry, Smooth, Sugarcane, Sweet, Sugar, Wood
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Shae
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec 4 g 34 oz / 996 ml

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  • “Shae Advent Day 25 This one tastes pretty rich and nice, almost chocolatey. I’m enjoying it with some milk, and it’s so smooth. It’s a tasty tea to end the advent on! Thanks so much to Shae for all...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A bit of a dry mouthfeel, that I’m not particularly fond of. Definitely cherry and chocolate at first, and I’m getting a bit of the vanilla as the cup cools. There’s something almost stevia-like in...” Read full tasting note
  • “Ambrosia has delightful notes of cocoa, malt, dark cherry, vanilla, and marshmallow. It’s smooth and creamy, nice mouth feeling… A thickness feeling and has a long-lasting finish. It is a complex...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Wow – the cocoa notes in this tea! Rich, dark, cocoa that complements rather than overpowers the tea. Surprised that there’s only tea and vanilla in this blend, since it’s so full-bodied, earthy...” Read full tasting note
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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

Quick Sips: Rich, bursting with vanilla and chocolate, with a vibrant mouthfeel and layers of fruity complexities. Ambrosia was crafted to be the most decadent, balanced, and overall beautiful vanilla black tea ever.

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THE INSPIRATION
Have you ever been kissed by the bliss of the morning sun? Have you stood with the Crystal River where the salmon run? How about the oak groves where the ferns grow and the chickadees sing from every tree in the spring? Do you remember how it plays your heart strings? Because when I walk outside and the sun glints off my left eye I can not deny that everything about life is just fine. It’s true that when I grab fresh cherries from the roadside stands in Michigan, my heart begins to sing again, and I can’t help but listen and wish that every person could feel it too, like you. And the wildflowers wash my worries away, so I stand there and say, “This is how life should be every day.” This I why I blend. I blend to take the memories that have inspired me to be everything I could possibly wish to be and share them with you. And sometimes, I return home, and everything I’ve ever known returns to me, and in a flood of inspiration I dig deep inside my mind to find a way to cup these times. But what if we could cup the sunshine? What if there was a sip that was so fine that it recalled your favorite things from spring time? What if a wisp of this and a dash of that came from the mind of a teasmith so mad that he decided he couldn’t hold back and threw everything he had into a small bag? I was tired of what-if’s…sick of could-be-betters…hungry for decadence and recollection of the most mind-blowing and inspiring things that have ever touched my soul. So I crafted Ambrosia.

A blend of Imperial North Winds and tahitian vanilla, Ambrosia opens with powerful cocoa, malt, and maplewood. The body is silky smooth and creamy, carrying on to a lasting finish. Each sip of this beautiful tea builds, with cherry and maplewood dancing through mid-sip and apricot and wildflowers wisping through the finish. Vanilla notes linger with a powdery mouthfeel that in the beginning hints at cocoa powder, but later on translates to bee pollen and dandelion leaves. There is a thick sweetness comparable to orange blossom honey throughout. Ambrosia is vibrant and awakening, reminding me of the way the fresh Michigan spring breeze whispers through the pines over trilliums and new growth. Enjoy this perfectly balanced brew anytime of the year!
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Ingredients: A blend of black teas & hand-cut Tahitian vanilla beans

Directions: Steep half a tablespoon of leaves in eight ounces of 200°F water for three minutes. A second steep of five minutes is recommended.

https://www.whisperingpinestea.com/products/ambrosia

About Whispering Pines Tea Company View company

Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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Shae Advent Day 25

This one tastes pretty rich and nice, almost chocolatey. I’m enjoying it with some milk, and it’s so smooth. It’s a tasty tea to end the advent on! Thanks so much to Shae for all the awesome tea selections! I definitely have some new favorites now!

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A bit of a dry mouthfeel, that I’m not particularly fond of. Definitely cherry and chocolate at first, and I’m getting a bit of the vanilla as the cup cools. There’s something almost stevia-like in the aftertaste.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Kawaii433

I like this one but my favorite WP is Cocoa Amore.

amandastory516

Cocoa Amore was incredible, thank you for sharing it with me. I’m definitely going to need to stock up on that one.

Kawaii433

You are very very welcome <3. Give me a holler if you want me to send more.

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Ambrosia has delightful notes of cocoa, malt, dark cherry, vanilla, and marshmallow. It’s smooth and creamy, nice mouth feeling… A thickness feeling and has a long-lasting finish. It is a complex tea with lots of underlying notes especially of fruity layers such as stone fruits, apricots, apples, mainly baked cherries, however, the vanilla and chocolate notes are on the forefront. Other notes throughout are baked bread, malt, berries. It is energizing and calming at the same time.

Gaiwan, 200℉, 5g, 110ml, 7steeps: rinse, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s,120s

I have also tried it as directed, western brew. Excellent that way too.

Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Bread, Cherry, Chocolate, Cocoa, Malt, Marshmallow, Stonefruit, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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Wow – the cocoa notes in this tea! Rich, dark, cocoa that complements rather than overpowers the tea. Surprised that there’s only tea and vanilla in this blend, since it’s so full-bodied, earthy and complex. I shamefully did not do a second steeping, which is such a waste. Next time I brew it, I’ll make sure to get all I can out of it. Wonderful quality (as one would expect from this vendor), perfect for breakfast on a chilly day. Or after dinner on a chilly evening. Or anytime the mood for a bold tea strikes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2 tasting notes

It’s so different with something I ever drink before.

Flavors: Apple, Apple Candy

Preparation
5 tsp 270 OZ / 7984 ML

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6 tasting notes

Good tea

Preparation
1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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27 tasting notes

I don’t drink many blends, but ordered this as a dessert tea. It was lovely while it lasted. I used a tiny bit of raw sugar. Yum!

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I finished this a couple days ago without ceremony, which is disgraceful.

It tastes of rich dark wood, ripened cherries, and heady vanilla. It also reminds me of cream soda, with less sugar. Needless to say, it’s on the reorder list for when I’m fabulously rich or the Canadian dollar isn’t so terrible- whichever comes first!

Flavors: Dark Wood, Overripe Cherries, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Vệ Sinh Duy Tuấn

I have just known

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I picked this tea up during Black Friday sale. I quite literally purchased the last ounce available at the time. You may notice that this review is very similar to my Golden Orchid review; I comment on that below.

Opening the bag and taking a whiff is a real treat! A rush of cocoa and vanilla, with nice maltiness to back it up. A bit like fresh brownies.

The tea steeps a nice dark brown, and retains the lovely aroma.

The taste is exceptional! Smooth and full, lots of flavors. No need for sugar, as the vanilla beans give plenty of sweetness. The black tea blend is excellent, and would stand up well on its own without the vanilla. No corners were cut in putting this blend together. I should note that this tea is flavored with actual beans, which gives it a nice smoothness versus a typical “flavored” tea using extract or other processed flavoring.

A second steeping holds up well, but I find that I need to about double the concentration to maintain the same strength as a first steeping. (In other words, I use half as much water in the second steeping.)

Overall, a superb black tea! It works well as a morning wake-up or an after-dinner dessert companion. This is going on my must-buy list. I don’t usually enjoy “flavored” teas, but this one is done very well. If you prefer “straight” black tea like me, and you’re looking for something with a fuller flavor profile, don’t hesitate to pick this up!

I tried this side by side with Whispering Pines’s Golden Orchid. If you’re wondering, this tea uses Tahitian vanilla beans, while Golden Orchid uses Madagascar beans. I think the difference between the two is that Ambrosia has a more pronounced vanilla flavor. Other than that, they are identical in my opinion, so their reviews will be very similar. Whether Ambrosia is worth the additional price over Golden Orchid depends on how much you like a stronger vanilla flavor. I give both the same rating.

Flavors: Cocoa, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Today i’m packing my knitting stuff, my daily use stuff and my clothes. Tomorrow my brothers are coming to load up my bed etc. That means today is my last day in bass hell. I was hoping for a quiet, relaxing day of packing.

The bass started up today at 10:40 am this morning. I want to go over there and punch him in the face and scream at him that couldn’t he for F’ing ONCE not play his bass at top volume? He once told me, “I like being respectful.” Well, respect this, you selfish, inconsiderate @$$wipe! Grrrrr.

My tea is packed. Actually, it is all in one of those large sized reusable grocery tote bags. To celebrate, I decided to brew a small pot of Ambrosia to sip while I pack. It is a great tea. So, so smooth. The flavor is rich. No bitterness, no astringency. Truly worth the price tag.

I have a collection of teapots and I know I can’t take them all so I decided to pack my DAVID’s clear glass bubble tea pot for mom’s. It supposedly holds four cups. I find it holds TWO, but then, like C.S. Lewis, you can’t get a cup of tea big enough for me. Anyway, I left out a couple tea bags for when I’m here later packing and cleaning. The microwave and a paper cup will suffice for those days.

Evol Ving Ness

Sorry that this ass couldn’t have left you in peace for your last day packing and sorting and being in your thoughts. I really can’t understand why people have difficulty understanding that they share space with others. Good on you for leaving.

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Happy moving!

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