Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Design a Tea
About Design a Tea:
Design a Tea brings choice to the marketplace. The simple concept of offering choices is the number one difference between Design a Tea and other artisan tea blending companies. Who doesn’t like choices in life? The feeling of creating and personalizing a product you order. We want consumers that deal with us to know they are dealing with a caring company. Caring, in that we hand package each order, and we pride ourselves on customer service.
Learn more about designing your own tea here.
Design a Tea has a free sample offer, which allows you to design your own tea flavor and try it out … free! All you pay is $1 postage. I figured I’d give it a shot. The two flavors that I created were My Pacific Northwest Blend (Apple Hazelnut Green Tea) and this one. When I tasted the Apple Hazelnut Tea, I felt that the flavors were a little more subtle than I would have liked. Something that I learned as a tea artist is that the flavors need time to “cure,” and I think that the subtle flavor had a little something to do with the fact that I tried it as soon as I received it!
With this tea, I decided to hold off on it and try it at least three weeks after I received it. Now, it’s actually closer to two months later, so I think I’m safe!
And I’m really glad I waited! This is really a tasty combination. The black tea is delicious. It has a certain boldness to it without being overpowering. It is rich and pleasant tasting.
And the flavors are good and strong this time around! I taste the maple (yum) and the zabaglione. It tastes creamy and sweet.
It was fun designing my own tea with Design a Tea, and I’m really thrilled with how this one turned out. I like it so much that I may just end up getting a full-sized package of this 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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