Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Tea and Absinthe
Ingredients: white tea China Pai Mu Tan, green tea Darjeeling, green tea China -Fog Tea, -Lung Ching, -Jasmine Jade Pearls, cherries, coconut chips (coconut, coconut fat, sugar), flavor, rose buds
Learn more about this tea here.
A couple weekends ago, my hubby and I had an amazing experience at St Louis’s Wizard World. My hubby had bought me a Doctor Who VIP package where I had my picture take with and met David Tennant and Billie Piper. I was crazy excited since they are two of my favorite Doctor Who characters and arguable the most iconic. While wondering around the convention, I stumbled upon a tea shop. I couldn’t believe it. Not going to lie, I think I squealed a little. It was a pretty neat set up and I couldn’t wait to check all of the teas out. I picked up a few and have started to finally dive into them.
Let’s start off with saying this tea is gorgeous to look at. Huge roses, cherries, gorgeous tea leaves. . .everything you would want to see in a tea, this has it. The dry leaf mixture has a lovely sweet floral smell. One that I couldn’t want to steep up.
While steeping this tea, I could definitely still smell the same sweet smell with a hint of an almost kool aid smell as well. Not offensive at all. Almost made this tea a bit more appealing. I was in the mood for a sweeter fruity tea.
I brewed this up per the package instructions, and about 4 minutes later, I was pouring the tea into my Doctor Who mug. The smell of the tea had a lovely almost bakery smell to it with a fruity sweetness. This is one of those smells that actually makes you hungry!
I allowed the tea to cool for a few and took my first sip. In the words of Doctor Who “Hello Sweetie”! This tea is incredible and a taste profile/experience I can’t say I’ve ever had before. And that is pretty crazy to say. I drink a crazy variety of teas each and every day and am always looking for something new. I can’t believe I have never came across a tea like this before.
Each flavor comes thru. You can pick up the flora white notes, the distinct Darjeeling touches, a rich buttery green tea base, with a lovely jasmine hint here and there. Throw in the sweet robust cherry (almost Kool-Aid like) flavor with hints of coconut all surrounding by again another sweet floral touch and you have yourself one amazingly complex tea. The tea isn’t so sweet that it is overpowering. I think the green tea and Darjeeling go a long way to tame the crazy sweet flavors down and bring a bit more vegetal feel to the tea. In just about every other sip you get a nice tart almost wine like flavor.
I am insanely impressed with this tea and can not wait to see how many infusions this tea will provide. I’m also excited to try this as a lovely cold brew tea. Especially for the summertime. I bet this tea will make a marvelous iced tea!
Really well done! If you haven’t checked out this tea company before, I encourage you too. So far I have had two of the 5 blends that I picked up from them and I’m impressed with both.
Where To Buy: Souvia
You can imagine the gingerbread baking in the oven. The smooth rooibos base combines witht eh fruit and nuts for totally satisfying cup.
Rooibos, candied pineapple, mango.and papaya bits, roasted almonds, coconut chips, flavoring, walnut bits, peanut bits, and hazelnut bits
Product of Germany
Gingerbread House Tea from Souvia couldn’t smell more like an actual Gingerbread House! The taste is so flavorful and complex and jam-packed with ingredients it’s hard not to comment on it or write an entire review! It’s teas and tisane’s like this that make it fun to have a tea review blog!
This is incredibly sweet and very sugary! The candied pineapple, mango, and papaya are going NUTS even more than the actual NUTS! Their are HONKin’ HUGE Walnut halves in there! (And YES…”Honkin’ Huge” is an official measurement! At least in my book it is!) And there are good sized chunks of the other nuts too! The Coconut chips are fun and are about the same flavor level as the nuts. The Rooibos takes a back seat to everything else that is going on here and that is ok with me!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again…I love interesting teas/tisanes and this is certainly one of them! Whether you like it or not – at least it’s interesting! Eventho this is intensely sweet and sugary without even adding sugar to it – I like it! The aftertaste is a little funky but I can get past that. Thumbs up for creativity! This is a FUN Tisane! Not to mention memorable and something you will surely talk about this holiday season!