Ceylon Mango from Beacon Hill Teas

a55b1eeb5de9417eba3f3ec7a06689c9-2Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: Beacon Hill Teas 

Tea Description:

This delightful decaffeinated ceylon boasts a rich ceylon flavor, and is playfully highlighted by bits of creamy mango.  

Learn more about Beacon Hill’s Monthly Subscription here.

Taster’s Review:

I love my Beacon Hill Tea Company’s monthly subscription box. Each  month you get 4 1 oz packages of a variety of teas for you to enjoy.  Some of them I love, some of them I don’t. What I love the most is the variety of teas I can now try that I never would have thought of trying before. This tea is a perfect example.

A decaffeinated version of a ceylon tea with mango.  A perfect tea for the spring/summer time. I brewed up this tea with the package instructions and then put to sphere ice “cubes” into a mason jar and finished the jar off with an orange slice. Can you save heavenly?

The tea is a lovely light fresh black tea with a creamy mango undertone.  All ingredients are allowed to shine.  The tea is amazingly refreshing yet simple. I love that. How simple the tea is. There isn’t a mix of complex flavors just fresh wonderful tea that make an amazing iced tea. I have tried this tea hot and it is pretty tasty but where this tea really shines is as an iced tea.

If you are looking for a great monthly tea box that provides you with a nice array of teas, then look no further. I love the variety the box provides and trying out teas that I never would have thought about trying before. Sure it is a bit more expensive than others but you do get quite a bit of tea that you can re steep for several sessions and infusions. So far I have been very happy with my subscription and don’t see myself cancelling anytime soon!

Crackling Fire from Beacon Hill Tea Company

BeaconHillTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: Beacon Hill Tea Company

Tea Description:

This myriad of autumn flavors simply smolders.  Grab a blanket and warm your soul with this spiced blend.  Ingredients: honeybush tea, apple pieces, aniseed, lapsang souchong tea, cocoa nibs, rose hips, cinnamon, red peppercorn, orange peels, cloves, natural cinnamon flavor, natural orange flavor, safflower, natural hazelnut flavor.

Learn more about Beacon Hill’s Monthly Subscription Plan here.

Taster’s Review:

I’m running a little behind in my reviews lately, but I’m glad I’m seeing a light at the end of the tunnel in regards to my November teas.  Crackling Fire was an offering the Beacon Hill Tea Company’s November box.  The tea itself has such a lovely description.  I took one whiff of it tho and I knew this tea and I were not going to be the best of friends.

This tea has a rather rich smoky flavor.  One that I just couldn’t get behind, but I wanted to give it a try anyway.  The rest of the tea sounded amazing.  I brewed the tea up per the packaging instructions (212F-5 min) and took a sip.

If you are one of those that love that campfire smokey flavor. . .this tea is for you! The honeybush and apple pieces bring a sweet and tanginess to the tea while the hazelnut and cocoa nibs give this tea real definition.  I wanted to like this tea so much but the smoky flavor just kept hitting me wrong.   If that smokey flavor was just a bit less, I can see this being an insanely amazing tea.  But for me, it just doesn’t work.  All of the other flavors are fanastic, tho and for a flavored smokey tea I would have to say this is one of the better ones I’ve had.  But-that’s ok that I didn’t like it.  This is the first tea from Beacon Hill Company that I haven’t really liked.  You can’t like them all and to each his or her own cuppa!