Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Design a Tea
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Design a Tea brings choice to the marketplace. The simple concept of offering choices is the number one difference between Design a Tea and other artisan tea blending companies. Who doesn’t like choices in life? The feeling of creating and personalizing a product you order. We want consumers that deal with us to know they are dealing with a caring company. Caring, in that we hand package each order, and we pride ourselves on customer service.
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Design a Tea has a free sample offer, which allows you to design your own tea flavor and try it out … free! All you pay is $1 postage. I figured I’d give it a shot. The two flavors that I created were My Pacific Northwest Blend (Apple Hazelnut Green Tea) and this one. When I tasted the Apple Hazelnut Tea, I felt that the flavors were a little more subtle than I would have liked. Something that I learned as a tea artist is that the flavors need time to “cure,” and I think that the subtle flavor had a little something to do with the fact that I tried it as soon as I received it!
With this tea, I decided to hold off on it and try it at least three weeks after I received it. Now, it’s actually closer to two months later, so I think I’m safe!
And I’m really glad I waited! This is really a tasty combination. The black tea is delicious. It has a certain boldness to it without being overpowering. It is rich and pleasant tasting.
And the flavors are good and strong this time around! I taste the maple (yum) and the zabaglione. It tastes creamy and sweet.
It was fun designing my own tea with Design a Tea, and I’m really thrilled with how this one turned out. I like it so much that I may just end up getting a full-sized package of this tea.