Some new tea reviews

China Rose Petal Tea (Taylors of Harrogate)

3 min at 212°

In China, this classic Orange Pekoe scented tea is known as “rose congou”. Traditionally it is a large leaf black tea which takes its flavor from the addition of rose petals.

This is a nice smooth, slightly sweet tea which would make a good dessert tea. It’s not as strongly rose flavored as Gypsy Rose- I would call it more rose scented than rose flavored. Still, quite a nice tea.

Salted Caramel (Bigelow)

3 min at 212°

Enjoy this popular combination of sweet and salty, now in a teacup. Our all natural blend of hand-picked black tea and succulent caramel with just a hint of salt flavor is the perfect treat. Add a splash of milk and a little sweetener for a sublime guilt-free indulgence.

This really doesn’t need any sweetener or any milk- it’s a decadent treat all by itself! It really does tasted like a salted caramel while still having a nice tea flavor in the background and it is not too sweet or too heavy. I think I like it just a bit more than Stash’s Salted Caramel Mate.

Cinnamon Stick (Bigelow)

3 min at 212°

From the moment you tear open the foil pouch the delightful aroma of cinnamon will tease your taste buds. We’ve blended just the right amount of cinnamon with our bold black tea to give you a cup that is robust yet sweet and spicy. Waiting for this tea to brew will feel like the longest minute of your life.

I know I’ve had Cinnamon Stick tea before and it’s tasty but not overwhelmingly cinnamon. If you want a big hit of cinnamon, Cinnamon Sunset would be a better bet. If you like to keep things subtle and refined, this is your cup of tea. It’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy but mostly it tastes like a good smooth tea.

Afternoon Darjeeling (Taylors of Harrowgate)

3 min at 212°

Made with 100% natural Himalayan Darjeeling tea leaves. Subtle, muscatel, wine-like flavor makes this a soothing afternoon blend which is best served without milk or sweeteners.

If Darjeeling is the champagne of teas, it deserves a better rap! I don’t like champagne at all but Darjeeling tea is almost always a good idea. Taylors comes through with a very good version which is nicely strong but not at all bitter.

Ok, that’s all I can manage for now- I do have one more tea to review but I had two cups of Rose and two of Darjeeling and six cups of tea is all I can drink right at the moment!

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