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Sunrise Sensation from sTEAp Shoppe

December20

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Yunnan Gold Buds, Organic Yunnan Black, Hojicha, Kukicha Twig Black

Where to Buy: sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Description:

Sunrise sensation is a quadruple crown of black tea to wake up and face your day. Premium Yunnan Gold Buds honey tones with Organic Hojicha’s robust bitter cocoa tones, the rich citrus floral tones of Organic Yunnan black tea and Organic Kukicha’s coffee like aroma make the combination one to remember. The complexities in this sensational tea engage the flavor profiles from each ingredient and puts it together making something so refined and soothing. Just like a culinary masterpiece it is not always necessary for the recipient to know how it works, just that it does.

Sunrise Sensation with Yunnan Gold Buds & Organic Yunnan Black teas , Hojicha & Kukicha Twig Black teas simplifies the complexities of your day.

Premium Yunnan Gold Buds, Organic Hojicha Tea, Organic Yunnan Black Tea, Organic Kukicha Twig Tea, Raw Organic Cocoa Nibs, Organic Wild Lingberries, Cinnamon, Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Maple Syrup Crystals, Orange

Naturally Caffeinated.

Learn more about this tea here.

Wow what a blend! Janet of sTEAp Shoppe has really outdone herself on this one! I have to refer to the description for a moment, one specific line  “Just like a culinary masterpiece it is not always necessary for the recipient to know how it works, just that it does.” I have to say as much as I would like to understand how this blend works I am happy to just sit back and enjoy it!

Taster’s Review:

I adore Yunnan Gold Buds with its honey flavors, and I can taste elements of this tea in the cup quite distinctly, yet there is the Hojicha with its toasty caramel notes, which I also adore on its own, and there it is right there in the tea to be noted, however we also have Yunnan black with rich chocolate notes! Alas let us not forget Kukicha Black tea which has a nutty toasty flavor! I mean as if that is not enough, and could have been a total wreck or something simply divine which it IS the later, we have added to that a myriad of amazing elements such as, Organic Lingonberry, Organic Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, Organic Maple Syrup Crystals, and Orange! SAY WHAT??? Again, this could have easily became some kind of mess but rather what it is – is one deliciously sinful cup of wonder!

I truly wish I could give a better review of this tea, describing how the delicate flavors of vanilla dance delightfully with the chocolate flavors of the Yunnan Black, or how the Hojicha’s caramel notes mix with the Kukicha’s nutty toasty notes to make something of a yam flavor when combined with the organic maple syrup crystals, and how the orange note is present but does not over take any of the other notes, yet adds what I can only attest to being something of a culinary experts’ secret ingredient that adds a subtle yet delightful citrus note that toys with our senses. I wish I could explain how the honey flavors within the Yunnan Gold Buds, blend masterfully with the Lingonberry and cinnamon to make what is something of a bake-y dessert like sensation, yet in some way you don’t even notice the cinnamon as an element unto itself… I just wish I could get across clearly how good this tea is!

If someone served me this tea and did not tell me it was a blend, I would guess it were a black tea from the finest tea vendor possible. You see, none of these “flavor” elements stand out as a solo ingredient and THAT is what makes a blend perfection! A tea so perfectly balanced, so mindfully melded, that it comes over on the palate as a straight tea!

I do hope you will try this one!

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