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Tay Tea

Persian Rose from Tay Tea. . . .

Is this tea? Or flowers? Because by the looks of it, I just steeped up a bunch or lovely pink rose petals with maybe a bit of tea. Even when the tea was done steeping and all the color had been drained from the flowers, the bits of tea leaf was few and far between.

So, a tea that is mostly flowers…well that isn’t necessarily a bad thing depending on how you feel about floral teas. Some people love them, others not so much. Full disclosure…I am on the “not so much” side of this debate. However, as far as florals go, I think rose is the one I mind the least in my tea.

Despite the lack of leaf here, there is still enough black tea to provide the rose with a solid, slightly malty, bergamot-flavored base. I didn’t realize this was an earl grey tea but I honestly don’t mind. It simultaneously grounds and blends with the lighter, floral notes of the rose that obviously prevail here.

There is also green cardamom in the ingredients list, though personally I do not taste it at all. Unless it is part of what gives this more depth and weightiness, along with the base tea.

Nonetheless, there is no bitterness here and despite the seemingly simple ingredients in my filter, this tea is definitely not monotonous in flavor. That would lead me to believe we are dealing with a high quality blend that would be perfect for those who love earl greys, flavored earl greys, or rose-flavored teas.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy:  Tay Tea
Description

This is Nini’s signature tea, her first blend and personal favorite. An absolute must for anyone in love with black tea…and roses. A nostalgic blend of ceylon bergamot scented tea blended with rose petals, organic rose buds, green cardamom and borage. This “little black dress” classic transitions effortlessly from morning to afternoon.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Duchess’ First Love from Tay Tea. . . . .

Duchess’ First Love from Tay Tea is part of their black tea collection altho it is made up of a blended base of black tea and rooibos.

Tay Tea says Duchess’ First Love is perfect for chilly days. I’d agree with that statement! It has a creamy and dreamy Earl Grey flavor that is a bit on the mellower side blended with herbal rooibos and has sweet notes of caramel to boot!

I have to say I really enjoy the teas I have tasted from Tay Tea. After ten years of being in business in Andes, NY, they moved to their new home on upper Main Street Delhi, NY in 2016! They converted a warehouse building for their growing business. The front area, which houses their twelve foot tea bar, has a dual purpose and serves as their tea tasting and staff training area (for wholesale clients) as well as their retail shop, which is open to the public on weekends.

Tay Tea also hosts a variety workshops and events and if I lived closer I would TOTALLY be addicted to attending them! To read more about some of their recent events check out this page.  

Is it wrong to say that I can feel my attitude change while drinking this tea? I think not…I really needed this today! Duchess’ First Love is a KEEPER!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black/Rooibos Blend
Where to Buy:  Tay Tea
Description

Perfect for chilly days, this creamy Earl Grey blended with herbal rooibos has sweet notes of caramel.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Saba from Tay Tea. . . . .

I have a tea that has recently stumped me. But it has stumped me in the most tasty way! The tea I am referring to it Saba from Tay Tea

Upon opening the sample bag I was pleasantly surprised with the aroma but also confused at the same time. This must be some sort of secret recipe or mystical tea magic. What ever it is I have to say I LOVE it! There was a slight fruit aroma with a naturally airy musk to it, too! It was sweet-floral meets Bubble Yum Bubble Gum almost.

After infusing for a few moments the aroma was fruity, creamy, green, floral, and something reminiscent of grenadine almost. Saba from Tay Tea is one of those flavored greens that make you think with each sip. I had to read the description on the companies website. What I was smelling was…sweet floral fragrances and a lichee-infused green tea blended with jasmine blossoms.

Where did this tea get its name? It’s named for a morning breeze! Fascinating! Beautiful! Peaceful! Lovely! I really like this tea! It’s more than just a flavored green tea…it’s a full tea experience. It’s like a perfect weather day with the top down. It’s a refreshing walk in the woods or roll around in a perfectly bloomed meadow on a spring day! This is a pure delight! I’m thankful for the opportunity to try it!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green Tea
Where to Buy:  Tay Tea
Description

Named for a morning breeze, Saba brings to mind the sweet floral fragrances of early summer. A lichee-infused green tea blended with jasmine blossoms.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Persian Rose from Tay Tea. . . . .

Persian Rose from Tay Tea is Nini’s Signature Tea according to the company website. It was her first and her favorite to date! Persian Rose from Tay Tea has a black tea base and has an immense amount of rose petals in with the loose leaf ingredients. If you try to thumb thru those ingredients you may also noticed tiny blueish-purple petals that are thinner than the rose petals. Those are Borage Petals. Borage – also known as Starflower – was something I was giddy over trying in a tea! I can’t recall another tea that I have had with Borage Petals in it and I always look for those teas that provide a little extra something! Persian Rose from Tay Tea was one of those teas.

Okay…so…there is black tea, rose petals, rose buds, Borage, bergamot, and even green cardamom in this blend of flavors! So if you are a fan of Earl Grey, Rose flavored teas, flavored EGs, or straight-up floral teas you will want to try Persian Rose from Tay Tea. Yes…I could taste a variety of floral flavors and they were accomplished and of high quality. This tea was NOT bitter. I could taste the bergamot and it was a lovely juicy citrus that fit well. The green cardamom was gentle but I couldn’t imagine this flavored tea without it!

I have to say that Persian Rose from Tay Tea is probably one of my favorite rose flavored teas I have tried to date!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Tay Tea
Description

This is Nini’s signature tea, her first blend and personal favorite. An absolute must for anyone in love with black tea…and roses. A nostalgic blend of ceylon bergamot scented tea blended with rose petals, organic rose buds, green cardamom and borage. This “little black dress” classic transitions effortlessly from morning to afternoon.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Nefertiti from Tay Tea- Review by Two Sisters, Not Just One!

We thought it would be fine to start getting multiple Sisters’ thoughts going for one tea. We hope you enjoy!

TeaEqualsBliss:  My husband is a bit obsessed with Egyptology and I have to admit I had little to no knowledge of the history until I met him. Now that I have been around him and his love of everything Egypt for years I feel I can I have a fairly decent and somewhat intelligent conversation about a few of their historical figures. When I came across Nefertiti from Tay Tea I knew we had to try it!

CuppaGeek: I am right there with you. I’ve always been intrigued by the gorgeous appeal and fascinating stories that concern all things Egypt. Especially the history behind figures like Nefertiti.

TeaEqualsBliss:  Nefertiti from Tay Tea contains organic black tea blends pomegranate, vanilla, blackberry leaves and calendula petals. The dry mix smells amazing! I can smell black tea, a bit of pom pep, and creamy, sweet vanilla.

CuppaGeek:  The  aroma notes I really feel come through is the black tea base. This has one of those black tea bases that demands attention with a sweet underlying berry aroma. Quite nice for this afternoon’s tea.

TeaEqualsBliss:  I don’t know about you CuppaGeek, but once I brewed up this tea I was surprised by how dark the liquor was!  The black tea base is more sturdy than I anticipated and for that I am grateful as I am a fan of strong black teas in general! Perhaps that was done on purpose because of Nefertiti being a STRONG woman figure. She has been depicted as a powerful and independent woman in history. So I guess that makes sense that this tea symbolizes her strength in the form of a sturdy tea!

CuppaGeek:  Absolutely! This tea does translate into a very strong black tea with a light flavoring.  I think you are more fond of those types of tea than I am, but as a “I need perked up” sort of tea, this works. The notes that come across the strongest are those malty black astringent flavors that are slightly sweetened with a light layer of vanilla. I almost wish that the tea wasn’t so heavy in the base but on the other hand, like you said, Nefertiti was a very strong female presence.

TeaEqualsBliss:  Many people have said that Nefertiti was also looked at as a sensual goddess. Maybe I am reading to much into this tribute of this tea or maybe that is what Tay Tea had in mind while blending these flavors together.

CuppaGeek: I have a feeling this tea is a fitting tribute to Nefertiti!  Strong with a slightly sweet twist.

TeaEqualsBliss; I can’t wait to dive into another offering by Tay Tea. This one is hitting all the right notes. Off to brew up another cuppa!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:
Where to Buy: Tay Tea
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This exotic and luxurious organic black tea blends pomegranate, vanilla, blackberry leaves and calendula petals to create a mellow yet memorable tea experience fit for a Queen!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!