Ever Have a Tea Make You Sigh and Say “Thank You”. . . Organic Earl Grey Cream/Tigerlily Tea

Have you ever had a cup of tea that made you sigh and whisper “thank you” to no one in particular?

No? Prepare to.

This tea is a buttery, creamy, decadent romp through Earl Grey’s castle. You walk barefoot on lush, oriental carpets. You admire vibrant paintings of rosy-cheeked angels. You wear a robe of crushed velvet.

You taste bergamot, you taste flowers, and good heavens, you taste cream.

You are fancy. No, more than fancy. You are reckless in your bourgeois ways. You are DECADENT.

I don’t really have any complaints about this tea. I almost want a drawback, so I look like an Objective Journalist. Alas, I am not a Serious Writer or a Great Thinker. I am a girl who wears mostly slippers. I pet every dog I see on the street. I want to live in a Rococo painting. And I like this tea. So there.

 


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Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: Tigerlily Teas

Description

A remarkably heady Earl Grey tempered with wickedly delicious cream flavour. One cup is not enough!

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all photo credits/logo credits:  Tigerlily Teas

This tea was purchased for personal use and was not recieved to review.

 

“An Afternoon Of Meetings Calls for Pu-erh” Forest Song/Global Tea Hut

An afternoon of meetings calls for a sweet, ripe pu’erh, or at least, that’s how I feel about it.

I grabbed this tea for the first time, and it delivered. I got something rich. Something heavy. Something that could help me beat up the opposition.

This isn’t a fishy or old-tasting or spicy pu’erh. It’s a beautiful older woman. It’s basically a bunch of flowers, wisened with age, kind of tough. Like Olenna Tyrell.

This tea is called “forest song” because — as I discovered on Global Tea Hut’s blog — trees respond to sound. It turns out that plants grow best when they’re exposed to the same sort of pitches as birdsong. Birds are the sign of a healthy forest. So when trees hear those pitches, they grow better.

As nature gets trashed by global warming, deforestation, extinction, etc, the songs of the forest are going to change. And tea production is going to change.

That’s right, guys: our planet’s tea is at risk.

Call Captain Planet.

We’ve gotta fix this.


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Leaf Type:  Pu-erh

Where to Buy:  Global Tea Hut

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Victorian London Fog/Harney and Sons

This Earl Grey variation won Harney’s customer creation contest! And I see why, because it’s super-tasty.

Imagine, if you will, Earl Grey — with lavender, oolong, and vanilla added. The contents of this tea SOUND like a sock drawer, but they work together well. The oolong adds a gentler, rounded-out tea note, and the lavender & vanilla sweeten up the citrus of the bergamot.

I’ve never BEEN to London, but I like to imagine it’s classy, rounded-out, and fun like this. Everyone’s tastefully, liberally dressed; there are fun activities like art museums and bookstores; and the breeze is always crisp. Oh, and I’m dating one of the Queen’s Guard with the fuzzy hats. (In this vision, my husband is just himself, with an accent, and, of course, the hat. I can’t even have a fantasy without him intruding. Go. AWAY. Ugh. Married life.)

SO ANYWAY. I’m glad this tea won the prize, because it’s tasty and fun. Next time you want to pretend you’re in London with your fuzzy-hatted partner, get on a double-decker bus with this one


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Leaf Type:  Black/Oolong

Where to Buy:  Harney and Sons

Description

Victorian London Fog was the winning blend in our customer creation contest! Thousands of blends were submitted and we let you all choose between the top 5 flavors!

The beverage called London Fog originated during the Victorian era. Traditionally, it is an Earl Grey served with steamed milk.

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Vanilla Almond Pu Erh/Fusion Sweets. . . .

This powerful punch of vanilla tastes like a wedding cake. A nice, moist (ewwww, did she say “moist”?), expensive nuptial dessert. The pu’erh adds a deeper swirl to the affair, maybe a little bit of chocolate or nutella.

I’m actually transported back to my own wedding cake, which was orange and purple with an ocean theme. Its creamy flavor was marzipan FOR DAYS.

My dress was too tight because I’m the only person on earth who GAINS weight for a wedding, so I wasn’t able to fit much in my tummy, and whoosh, it was all gone. My friends are LOCUSTS.

Well, I get my vengeance now. I can have my cake, and drink it, too


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Leaf Type:  Puerh

Where to Buy: Fusion Sweets

Description

The rich flavor of fermented pu erh tea is sweetened with vanilla beans and the scent of almonds.

A great after dinner dessert tea that tastes like marzipan with none of the calories!

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Hazelnut Cookie/Spice & Tea Exchange. . . .

The official description for Hazelnut Cookie by Spice & Tea exchange ends with: “Add cream and sweetener for a delicious dessert beverage.”

Wait… so… they’re saying… I need to do all the work? Shouldn’t something called “hazelnut cookie” do the job on its own? Why is the buck being passed to me?

I NEEDN’T HAVE WORRIED. This is creamy & sweet on its own.

It has a smooth, rich flavor that works its way through your mouth and into your spirit. (Turns out that what we once thought was “the esophagus” is actually where your soul resides.) There’s almost a citrus-y tang to the sweetness, which I think *might* be the Ceylon’s natural spices.

Does this taste like a hazelnut cookie? I’m not actually sure. I don’t think I eat hazelnut cookies often.

But it definitely tastes like dessert, drank straight, and that’s enough for me.


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Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Spice & Tea Exchange

Description

The rich taste of Ceylon black tea is paired with the natural flavor of toasted hazelnut in this smooth and aromatic tea. Add cream and sweetener for a delicious dessert beverage.

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