I’ve been on a kick with flavored Lapsang Souchong’s as of late. Not sure WHY but I am. I can’t say as I have ever been on a flavored Lapsang Souchong (specifically) kick before. So this time around I want to share Heart Tea Goodness from Cup of Love Tea with you.
Cup of Love Tea is a subsidiary of Vampyre Tea Company so I was pretty darn excited to try it! Heart Tea Goodness from Cup of Love Tea contains Lapsang Souchong Black Tea, Cinnamon, Apple, Orange Peel, Hibiscus, and Coconut Tea & Pieces.
Dry – the aroma was more faint than I was expecting but once infused everything seemed to come to life! I could smell the Lapsang, the Cinnamon, and the Orange up front with hints of Apple floating in the background. The coconut was hard to pick up with the ‘old sniffer’ but it looked lovely in the dry mix! Heart Tea Goodness from Cup of Love Tea smells quite unique which makes me REALLY want to sip on it and FAST!
I listened to what my cuppa was telling me and I took a sip of this intriguing Heart Tea Goodness from Cup of Love Tea. The flavor of the Lapsang Souchong was in full force but the Apple flavors seemed to be right along side of it acting as a faithful sidekick. I could taste the cinnamon on the end sip and on into the aftertaste. Follow-up sips revealed the orange flavors which were juicy and delicious!
What was really interesting with this tea is that when it naturally cooled at room temperature for a bit I was able to taste some more fruit notes but they seemed to pop out more and become more juicy. Most notably the citrus! THEN…it seemed to end on a subtly sweet and creamy note – possibly due to the coconut slivers! I’m TOTALLY digging this Heart Tea Goodness from Cup of Love Tea!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Smoky Black Tea
Where to Buy: Cup of Love Tea
Don’t let the smoky flavor full you, this China Black Tea is good for your heart! Elegant Black Tea smoked over wood logs in the Fujian Province of China, in the same centuries old process, is the base for this truly unique blend. Woody in the nose, the smoky taste is mellowed in the cup by coconut so that the finish is filled with notes of roasted cinnamon apple.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
If you are looking for a trail mix in the form of a tea – I have a suggestion for you – Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love!
Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love contains TWO types of dried cherries…Bing AND Ranier! This flavored black tea also features crushed almonds and mango, too! I must say I’m overjoyed that Cup of Love didn’t use Hibiscus in this tea! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I’m also thrilled at the use of these two different species of cherries! They offer a sweet, tangy, and puckery flavor to this cuppa. The mango gives it a contrasting sweet yet tropical creaminess, too! The almonds contribute a sweet nuttiness and a creamy note all at the same time.
The more I sip on Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love the more I like it! I like it because it’s different, because it doesn’t have that dreaded hibiscus and you can taste the ACTUAL fruit, and because of the contrasting sweet, tangy, creamy, and floral notes. Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love is pretty tasty and I’m looking forward to more new offerings from Cup of Love!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Cup of Love
This Tea is Amazing. Cherries! Mango! Almonds! Oh, My. Naturally delicious, with chunks of real cherries, almonds, and mango; it is a cornucopia of delight. Brew it dark for a fuller, richer flavor, or light to capture its delicate notes. However you choose to steep your cup, we guarantee an experience of full satisfaction from this all-around versatiliTEA.
RECOMMEND: Hot or Iced.
China Black Tea, Safflower Leaves, two kinds of Chopped Cherry Pieces, Crushed Almonds, & Diced Mango Bits