Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Urban Earth Teas
This delicately flavored oolong tea blend combines the sweet flavors of pear and vanilla, with warming clove and cardamom.
Learn more about this tea here.
When I saw this on Etsy, I just had to try it. An oolong flavored Vanilla Spiced Pear. EEK! This one just had to be mine. So I picked this one up and a few other samples. I was very excited when this package showed up yesterday.
As soon as I hit the office this morning, I brewed this delight up. This smells fantastic. Think Vanilla Pear Candle with hints of Cloves and Cardamom. The cardamom is what I pick up the most.
So did the smell translate into the flavor? Oh momma. . did it. This is like a guilty pleasure. This is too good. All of the flavors are there. Vanilla, Pear, Cloves, Cardamom. . .and the best part. . you can completely pick up the oolong flavor so there is a bit of a vegetal finish to this. Sounds odd, but this tea really works. The flavor that does stand front and center is the cardamom but that could be just because I didn’t shake up the bag enough. All I have to add to the flavor of this tea is this tea is absolutely exquisite!
As wonderful as this tea is to drink, this tea is beautiful. There are huge chunks of pear, whole cloves, and whole cardamoms in the blend. You can tell this tea has been blended with care. I can’t wait to take this one home and try it as a latte.
The only bad part of this tea, is that the shipping is more than the tea itself. For a 10 cup mini the price is $5.59 but the shipping is almost $9. I know shipping is a big cost for companies and completely understand. Urban Earth Teas is located in Canada (I am located in the states).
So before taking the dive and ordering the 10 cup minis, I would suggest gandering thru the site and picking up a few samples first. I don’t think you’ll regret it!
(Edit: Second infusion was just smooth Vanilla Pear with very slight hints of the spices. Yum!)