Product Review: Golden Amber Teadrops

goldenamberAbout Teadrops:

Elaborate tea ceremonies have a time and place. However, if you desire high quality tea and are short on time and tea props, then meet Teadrops. 

Each Teadrop is a portable morsel comprised of finely sourced tea from India, natural sugar, and aromatic spices creating a blissful tea blend that can be enjoyed any time, any place, with just hot water. No special tools, no steeping time, no tea expertise necessary. 

About Golden Amber Teadrops:

Imagine yourself immersed in a tropical valley of vanilla orchids, watching the amber sun as it magically dances across the distant mountain peaks. This beautiful image is what Golden Amber Teadrops evokes when one drinks it. A simple vanilla white tea, that is gentle to the senses, soothing, and sweet. White tea is the mildest of all tea varieties and subtly blends with pure vanilla in perfect harmony. 

Learn more about Teadrops here.

Taster’s Review:

After tasting the Cardamom Spice Teadrops, I was very excited to try the other flavors that this company has available.  The next teadrop in my teacup?  Golden Amber!  It’s made with white tea leaves and vanilla.

When I opened the little cellophane wrapper of the Golden Amber Teadrop, I could smell the vanilla.  It smells so good!

This is really quite tasty.  The white tea base tastes like a fine quality white tea.  I taste white tea:  sweet, crisp, light, refreshing, with notes of hay and a slight earthiness.  I also note hints of melon which is complemented nicely with the sweet, creamy vanilla flavor.

The vanilla is soft and this accentuates the soft, subtle notes of the white tea in a really lovely way.  There seems to be just the right amount of vanilla in this tea for me – enough to provide that luscious, sweet flavor of vanilla that I love but not so much that it overwhelms the delicate quality of the white tea.  A really delightful balance has been achieved with this product.

As with the Cardamom Spice Teadrops, these are also sweetened.  I wished there wasn’t sugar added to the Cardamom Spice, and I wish there wasn’t sugar added to these Golden Amber Teadrops.  However, they aren’t too sweet.  That is usually my big complaint with pre-sweetened products:  they’re too sweet.  Like RTD teas.  Way too sweet.  But this … isn’t.  This is sweet but not cloyingly so, and I like the way that the light sweetener here highlights the vanilla notes.

This product also does have the sediment at the bottom of the teacup.  But as I mentioned with the other teadrops I tried, none of that sediment affects the sip until I get to about 1/2 inch to the bottom of the cup.  Once you reach that point, stop drinking and you won’t get floaters in your sip.

teadroprefillAs you may remember in my review of the Cardamom Spice Teadrops (you can check out that review by clicking on this link), I mentioned that I felt that this company should consider developing a “refill” box option for their teadrops.  The beautiful wooden “slide” box is amazing, but, I felt that for those customers who wanted to buy teadrops again … well, they might not need another wooden box, you know?  So, why not offer a refill option at a lower price for those returning customers.

Well, they listened to me!  (I love it when that happens.  Occasionally, I do have good ideas.)  They now offer a refill option for their three tea flavors.  Nice!  They also offer free shipping on all their orders:  more niceness.  And these Golden Amber Teadrops … are also very nice!

I am really happy with this product.  These would make a really nice gift for a tea drinker who is a frequent traveler, or someone who needs some convenience with their cuppa!

liberteas

Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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