Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
The perfect Tea for putting a smile on your face. Let’s get the party started with our Indian Black Tea blend that will remind you of vanilla cupcakes with candy sprinkles.
What a fun tea! And it really does smell like vanilla cupcakes!
I love cupcakes – I go positively giddy every time I see something cupcake (especially if I see a cupcake bakery! haha!) So I was really excited about this tea. The cute little candy sprinkles add such life to what might otherwise be an ordinary-looking black tea.
The candy sprinkles melt during steeping, and add just a tiny bit of sweetness to the cup. (If you like your teas sweet, you might want to add just a little more) The black tea is brisk but not overbearing, and has a pleasant, inviting taste (and aroma!) There is a light astringency to this cup. It is not bitter, though, even after five minutes of steeping.
This tea has a light vanilla taste to it. Like the black tea base, it is not an overwhelming vanilla taste.
This would be a great tea to serve to guests (a great party tea!) because it has a fairly mellow tone to it, it is not overly astringent. It is not cloying nor bitter… a very friendly sort of tea!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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