I have a long list of to-try teas, but these ten take the top!
The Bees Teas, S’mores
If you click on the tea, you will notice the ingredient list:
“Black Tea, Green Tea, Cocoa Beans, Barley, Chocolate Flakes, Apple, Vanilla, Yogurt Bits, Sea Salt, Cocoa Powder, Dried Marshmallows, Graham Cracker Cookie Bits, Citric Acid”
I love teas with a ton of ingredients. What the heck is that going to taste like? Put it in my mouth post-haste.
52Teas, Patridgeberry In A Pear Tea
Speaking of ingredients… What’s a partridgeberry?! Have I tried one before and not noticed? I need to try this.
Whispering Pines, Wild Grey
“A warm, sweet citrus note mingles with creamy cocoa, sweet potato, and light spice.”
I am deeply curious about a “sweet potato” tea.
August Uncommon: Indigo
If you have several moments to spare, read this description:
“An ordinary door leads downstairs to a shoebox nightclub. Your eyes adjust to the darkness of a room dotted with candles and a spotlight. From the first sip, this tea is smoky and spiritous. At the heart of the tea, you taste burnt orange, aromatic herbs, vanilla and allspice. The tea finishes with blackberry and the pleasant bittersweetness of Italian amaro and rye whiskey. Milk mellows the tea’s smokiness and plays up its sweet orange notes. Slow insistent strains of music are muted by cascades of laughter and conversation.”
Give me this. Don’t let the crazy-description train leave the station without me.
Liquid Proust, Oolong Spa
Speaking of descriptions catching my eye, this tea allegedly tastes like:
“[the] middle of [a] forest in autumn while surrounded by lavender flowers as [you’re] eating a cream puff with a dab of honey.”
Would YOU turn that experience down?
Tea Hippies, King Arthur’s Royal Tea
Here’s a historical listing:
“Sip like a true royal with this King Arthur inspired tea! It’s fun and fruity and a little bit sweet, with a hint of citrus for that true sassy character.”
Was… King Arthur… sassy?
That adds an LGBT element to the mythos I hadn’t considered.
Art of Tea, Happy
Is that a guarantee? I want assurance of forthcoming joy.
A Quarter To Tea: Tiramisu Ooolong
I don’t have any quips about this tea — just a desire to have it in my face.
Palais des Thes: Montagne Bleue
INTERESTING COMBINATION OF INGREDIENTS ALERT!
“Honey, lavender, blueberry, strawberry and rhubarb.”
Okay. You have my attention.
and, last but not least:
Harney & Sons, Fruits D’Alsace
“Inspired by the delicious Alsatian cuisine of Chef Jean Joho, this is a dessert tea with the flavors of the tree fruits from that region of France: apricots, cherries and plums.”
Call me uncultured, but I don’t know who that guy is. The tea sounds really good, though.
What do you want to try, Internet?