19 Dec

Cream of Earl Grey | 24 Days of Tea #19

Cream of Earl Grey - 24 Days of Tea Day 19Lovers of Earl Grey adore this creamy alternative to the original blend. You’ll recognize the same high-quality black tea, the same citrus burst of bergamot oil, the same beautiful grey-blue petals. However this version adds a touch of vanilla, and the result is an unexpectedly rich, creamy taste experience. (MK Kosher)

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
bergamot oil & vanilla
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 96°C for 4 minutes

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aroma:

The rich, earthy aroma of this tea has a great bergamot presence with light citrus sweetness and just a hint of bitterness. Some floral notes and a bit of vanilla round out the aroma nicely.

flavour:

A tad bitter, Cream of Earl Grey is a rich and earthy tea with a lovely, lingering bergamot flavour of slightly sweet citrus, almost a tangerine flavour but more bitter. Not usually my favourite type of tea, this blend is quite nice with the additional of the subtle vanilla notes.

02 Dec

Vanilla Chai (Organic) | 24 Days of Tea: Day 2

 Vanilla Chai - 24 Days of Tea Day 2There’s no better way to warm up a chilly winter day than a hot cup of chai. The combo of rich black tea and exotic spice is like a cup of pure comfort. And this spicy black tea blend turns up the heat even more with a sweet and creamy hint of vanilla. It’s as cozy as a teddy bear wearing a scarf. In front of a roaring fire. While cuddling with a puppy. Try it with milk and sugar for a warming treat that’ll have you wishing for snow.

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
cinnamon & vanilla
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 96°C for 4 minutes

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aroma:

This rick black tea has a strong aroma of cinnamon and vanilla with hints of mulled apples and licorice.

flavour:

Featuring strong spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, this black tea includes notes of licorice and a backbone of molasses and nuts. While I usually don’t use milk or sugar in my tea, I could see how this one may be improved by adding a bit of milk to add to the natural creaminess. Sugar seems unnecessary in this brew as it is already pretty sweet from the vanilla and licorice notes. Steeping for 4 minutes was quite sufficient for this tea and I would not recommend letting it sit much longer than that.