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Comfort

French Toast Flavored Black Tea Blend from 52Teas

 

frenchtoastTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

Look ma: No mango this week! Instead, be prepared to be blown away by this new black tea blend. If you love our Pancake Breakfast blend, you’re going to LOVE this. It’s similar to Pancake breakfast, but a little sweeter with some cinnamon, brown sugar, maple syrup and yes, even a touch of butter flavors.

This is like French toast in a cup without the 600 calories you’d expect from some hot French toast drowning in maple syrup and butter. This is a brand new comfort tea and I imagine it’s going to go FAST.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Oh yum, yum, yum!  I have been looking forward to trying this French Toast Flavored Black Tea Blend from 52Teas!  I adored the “Pancake Breakfast” blend 52Teas put out a while back, and I was certain I’d enjoy this one as well.  And it certainly is living up to my high expectations.

It is totally YUM!

My one complaint, if one is to get picky … is that there is a tad too much cinnamon in this.  I don’t mind cinnamon, not at all, and I personally am enjoying the level of cinnamon in this cup, however, to capture the true essence of French Toast in a teacup, I think that the cinnamon should be a bit more delicate.  As it is, this is more like French Toast that has been made using cinnamon swirl bread … which is typically my favorite kind of bread to use for French Toast … although recently, I’ve discovered a Peach Cobbler bread and that stuff is AMAZING as French Toast … but I digress.

My point is this:  when using non-cinnamon-y swirly bread, my French Toast doesn’t usually have this much of a cinnamon taste to it.

But the cinnamon rant aside, this is truly delicious.  The black tea base is rich and robust.  The cinnamon is the strongest note here, but, I also taste maple, butter, and a hint of brown sugar.  There is also a sort of bread-y taste that brings all these flavors together and creates a taste that is very much like liquefied cinnamon French Toast breakfast in a teacup … made complete with a cup of tea to go with it.

What can I say?  52Teas does it again!  This blend has already sold out, however, you can request a reblend of it by going here and clicking on the big, blue “Please Reblend” badge on the center of the page and fill out the form that follows.

Golden Yunnan from Adagio Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Adagio Teas

Product Description:

Black tea from the Yunnan province of China, the birthplace of tea itself. Yunnan black tea is easily identified by its abundance of soft golden tips, and savory cocoa and black pepper flavors. It is a very forgiving tea; will not taste bitter when over-steeped. Our ‘Yunnan Gold’ is milk chocolate creamy and sweet, with pleasant pepper notes. The flavor becomes earthier and more layered as it cools. Soft, rounded cup, silky and perfect. Allowed to take only one tea to a desert island, ‘Yunnan Gold’ would be our clear choice.

Taster’s Review:

I do love a good Yunnan, and this one certainly qualifies as good.  Even though it is a “bagged” tea (these are those silky pyramid-shaped pouches), I clearly see that the leaves are whole and beautifully golden.  There is plenty of room in these pouches for the tea leaves to expand; allowing the tea to express itself fully and give you a full-flavored cup.

The flavor has a somewhat rustic appeal to it, with earthy notes and it’s peppery tone, and yet it is also remarkably smooth.  It has a well-rounded flavor, appealing to the sweet with a honey-like sweetness.  As the above description suggests, I can taste hints of cocoa, and there is a certain creaminess associated with it.  There is even a note of fruity-sour that hits about mid-sip.  Such a pleasant complexity.

A very enjoyable Yunnan, especially nice now that I can have it on-the-go!

Jasmine Pearls from Adagio Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Adagio Teas

Product Description:

Exquisite Pearls infused with the sublime aroma of delicate night-blooming jasmine flowers.

Taster’s Review:

This is a bagged jasmine pearl which is part of the Artisan Comfort Collection (box is shown above) from Adagio Teas’ new Travel Tea collection.  And while I generally prefer my jasmine pearls loose and steeped in my gaiwan, I have to admit that the idea of being able to enjoy my beloved jasmine pearls while traveling is certainly enough of an incentive to try them as a bagged (or should I say sachet pouched?) tea.

And these “pouched” pearls are definitely not a disappointment.  The flavor is fantastic.  Lightly vegetative with a strong jasmine presence.  The jasmine is sweet and smooth and delicate tasting.  It doesn’t taste perfume-y or soapy.  It doesn’t have that sharpness that I sometimes experience with jasmine teas.  These are perfectly delightful pearls!

This is a very uplifting, luxurious-tasting tea that had I not brewed it myself, I would have never guessed came from a teabag.  Usually I experience my jasmine pearls while only at home, but these new travel teas from Adagio will give me the ability to take my jasmine pearls where ever I go!

Chocolate Cake Honeybush Tea from Fusion Tea Room

Tea Type: Honeybush

Where To Buy: Fusion Tea Room

Product Description:

Don’t we all love a piece of chocolate cake now and again? This creation is a must for all chocolate fans with its lively, sweet, chocolaty cake aroma and the beautiful decoration of rosebuds.

Ingredients: Honeybush, chocolate chips, caramel cream pieces, flavoring, rosebuds

Tasters Review:

Pardon me if I get giddy every time I try a tea or tisane with chocolate/chips in it!  YUM!

Once I opened the bag of this I could smell Caramel and Chocolate…more Caramel than Chocolate but the aroma was terrifically-awesome!

Once infused I could smell the chocolate more and the caramel a little less.

This is very sweet and I can taste both the caramel and the chocolate. This is a medium-flavored honeybush and very pleasing and very much a comfort tisane!

This is very tasty and a great offering from Fusion Tea Room!