I decided to splurge and treat myself to all the delectable offerings from The NecessiTeas. I was so excited for this package to arrive that I monitored the tracking like a hawk (sort of the adult equivalent of a child sitting by the door waiting for their present or friend to arrive…I did that too). I certainly was confused when I watched USPS take this from facility to facility in Utah then take it all the way to San Francisco, up through Vancouver and then finally to me in Toronto. My family drives to Florida yearly and we pass through Utah so I am not quite sure why this package did some travelling to the West Coast before appearing at my door, but I suppose that is life. Also, I was pretty shocked that not only was this delivered on a Sunday but it was delivered in the midst of a snowstorm and just left on my front step. I found it 12 hours later under a pile of snow when I checked the tracking at midnight and saw it was delivered.
Since it was a little too late to start making tea by the time I brought this in, wiped it clean, and inventoried my teas, I went to bed excited for my first cup in the morning. When morning came and with so many options in front of me, I was overwhelmed with choices and in the end opted for this tea since it seemed like a good option for breakfast time.
In university, my roommate and I actually used to make orange glazed cranberry scones and I am happy to report that this tea is reminiscent of those delicious treats. The first thing I noticed was the orange. Bright and zesty with an unmistakable icing smoothness. Underneath that is a slight tartness from the cranberry while the base provides a fullness and the buttery pastry notes needed to sell the notion of a scone. Every component of this tea’s namesake is represented in some way and they work together perfectly to sell the notion of an orange glazed cranberry scone.
This is definitely a great introduction to The NecessiTeas, now here’s hoping that the other blends are of the same caliber as this one.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Flavored White Tea
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas
Whole dried cranberries bursting with tart flavor and pieces of flavorful sweet orange peel dot these white tea leaves with colorful and tasty accents. Brown sugar is combined with the creamy flavor of scones topped with clotted cream. Pouring a hot, steamy cup is like taking a bite into fresh-baked from the oven scones.
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Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.
About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.