Winter will soon be upon us. You can feel the chill in the air. At least here in the Midwest you can. Our nights are getting colder and are days are starting to get that winter like feel to them. This is when I start really drinking teas that have that soul soothing warmth to keep me going!
Winter Cinnamon Green Tea from The Kettlery is a flavored green tea that is a blend of green tea, orange flavors and spices, like cinnamon. The description of the tea says that this is a spicy tea with a mild tangy profile. I’m not sure about the tang but there is a resounding spice note for sure.
This tea starts off with a warming buttery richness from the green tea with a very noticeable cinnamon flavor. The orange flavors are mild and seems like the cinnamon may be overwhelming those flavors. This is the second time I’ve had this tea and cup after cup, this is what I’m picking up- a green cinnamon tea. Which is lovely. This tea gives me that warm and cozy feel that I can really wrap my hands around. Give me a huge mug of this with my favorite blanket and a good book and I’ll be set!
It would be nice to get those orange teas to pop but I’m quite content with what I have. Maybe some experimenting will get those notes to come through.
And speaking of The Kettlery. . . its Giveaway Time!
This prize is simply fantastic my friends. Valued at $45 this Earl Grey set is gorgeous and gives you the chance to check out 3 different types of Earl Grey teas that The Kettlery offers (all in tins!) along with a lovely Kava cup. Enter now to try and win this set and enjoy right before the holidays!
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Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: The Kettlery
This warm and inviting green tea flawlessly blended with refreshing orange and savoury cinnamon creates a soothing tea with a tangy aroma with a spiced citrus taste.
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Where to Buy: Bon Ton
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Pardon the long title on this but I thought it was important to include as much as I could to give you a better search results if you were looking for it. This isn’t a tea that wasn’t a tea that I bought and it wasn’t a tea that a tea company sent for us to review – but a gift this past holiday season and I thought I would share my thoughts on it.
Up front I will tell you that this is a bagged tea. My regular tea tasting is loose leaf but I will try bagged teas that I haven’t tried before and will also consume them when I don’t have the time to spend preparing loose leaf properly.
I did enjoy the novelty of this gift set! 8 different teas come in separate boxes to fill a large faux book. Each box is inspired by a different part of the world. The one I am reviewing here is the French Vanilla Tea from the Teas of the World Gift Set…the box it was from was the Paris France City of Lights and the company that puts this out is Coastal Cocktails, Inc…and it’s available at Bon Ton.
I have to say that I wasn’t a real fan of vanilla flavored things until I got older…maybe in my late 20s or so…but I have acquired a taste for it now. Once I steeped this bag in water the aroma was very pleasant. It wasn’t overdone but it was a nice medium strength to the nose. Once in the cup the water color of this tea was a lighter brown but very clean. The base of this tea is a black tea base. The black tea flavor was NOT bold…it was fairly weak. I would have liked to have more of a bold black tea taste in this cuppa, personally. However, the French Vanilla flavor was delightful. It wasn’t overly strong but just right. Because this tea is weaker I can safely say it’s a ‘one and done’ type tea bag. You can’t get much – if anything – with a 2nd steep/infusion.
The tea base itself is a product of Sri Lanka and it was assembled in China. The description says it was made in the USA – which I find misleading. Perhaps it was packaged in the book/box in the USA but it says on the back of this specific flavors box that it was a product of Sri Lanka and assembled in China. Just a few things I noticed, here, folks.
But other that it not being a strong enough base and not being clearly labeled – this was a FUN product. Plus – it’s a gift set – so if you gift it – I doubt many tea lovers would push away free tea, you know what I mean!?
Where To Buy: Talbott Teas
Our top 4 luxury blends are now available in sachets. Just drop one in your cup, and you’re good to go. Plus, Talbott Teas sachets are made of eco-friendly Soilon, which is 100% biodegradable.
One of the first things I tried from Talbott Teas was their Sachets. I received one of their Premium Gourmet Tea Sachets Sets – more specifically their Orange Creme Dreams Sachet Set. We should have an Orange Creme Dreams tea review coming up within the next few weeks so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, I would love to show you this set!
What’s neat about this set from Talbott Teas is that you can choose from their top sellers and they only cost $12! That AND they are eco-friendly! That’s always a PLUS!
You close your eyes and let the heavenly aroma of real orange peel and vanilla carry you away. In this dream, you can be anyone. But you choose to be you.
And as a teaser for the Orange Creme Dreams, specifically – check out these ingredients: All natural premium ingredients: rooibos, orange peels, apple pieces, rosehips, hibiscus, calendula petals, safflowers, natural orange and vanilla flavors.
Just another look at why I think Talbott Teas made the Oprah’s Favorite Things list this past week! Quality, Style, Taste, Fun, and Great Customer Service…Talbott Teas!
Where To Buy: Talbott Teas
Surprise the sophisticated tea connoisseur in your life with a delightful gourmet tea gift set. Whether you’re looking for a unique housewarming gift or a thoughtful birthday present, our gourmet tea set will please even the most selective of your friends.Our Indulgence Gift Box is beautifully packaged and contains 1 full-sized tin of blended loose leaf gourmet tea, 6 honey straws, 1 tea filter wallet, and a stainless steel gourmet tea scoop.Sleek black keepsake gift box with one tins of gourmet tea, tea filters, and the “perfect cup of tea” spoon.