Earl Grey Heaven Black Tea from The Persimmon Tree

EarlGreyHeavenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where To Buy:  The Persimmon Tree

Tea Description:

A delicious fusion of organic black loose-leaf tea leaves, fragrant oil of bergamot and a touch of French vanilla, this divine black tea will fill your room with an aroma most heavenly! This creamy Earl Grey tea is rich and robust with refreshing citrus notes that will awaken your senses and put a spring in your step.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

I brewed this tea before reading the above description, and as I was brewing it, I could tell it was an Earl Grey creme type tea.  I could smell the vanilla with the bergamot as it was brewing – and it smelled so good!

And while it’s true that I do prefer a well-crafted Earl Grey over the creamy varieties of the bergamot infused tea, I do appreciate a really good Earl Grey creme now and then too.  And this Earl Grey Heaven from The Persimmon Tree is a really good Earl Grey creme!

The strong bergamot notes are softened by sweet, creamy vanilla notes.  The combination of the Italian orange and the French vanilla together create an almost “caramel-y” taste that is quite delectable.

The black tea base is a little on the mellow side, but, that’s alright.  It provides a smooth, flavorful backdrop for the flavors of bergamot and vanilla but it’s not so mild that it becomes lost.  It holds its own, but without being overly aggressive.  It’s not bitter nor is it overly astringent, there’s nothing there that really detracts from the softly tangy-sweet combination of bergamot and vanilla cream.

A really nice Earl Grey creme – this Earl Grey Heaven from The Persimmon Tree.  It makes a nice afternoon tea, or perhaps an indulgent morning cuppa!

Tropical Heaven Oolong from Kally Tea

TropicalHeavenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Kally Tea

Tea Description:  

This luscious treat begins with an exciting characteristic green Oolong. Then we’ve added marigold, safflowers and finished with tropical flavoring. The aromas and the tastes that unite in this tropical delight make you just want to…

“LIMBO!! How low can you go?” (Insert island music here…)

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Oh wow!  This is really yummy!  The flavor of this Tropical Heaven Oolong from Kally Tea is intense!  I love that while the tropical flavors are strong, I still taste the Oolong.  It tastes sweet, fruity and creamy … and yes … heavenly!

The Oolong tea adds a touch of creaminess to the cup as well as a light vegetative tone and a very pleasant sweetness that enhances the sweetness of the tropical flavors.  While Kally Tea does not go in to detail about which flavors are in this Tropical Heaven … I definitely taste pineapple.  Perhaps some mango and/or papaya.  My first sip, I noted a flavor that tasted remarkably like peach, although that could have been the Oolong as I often associate the fruity tones of an Oolong tea to be very peach-like.  The fruit tones are very smooth and sweet.  Only hints of tartness just to keep the palate’s interest piqued.

I love how smooth this cup of tea is.  The fruit flavors are sweet and are washed in a creaminess that is absolutely delectable … it almost tastes like a flavored milk Oolong … that’s how creamy this tea is!  It’s one of those teas that disappear from your cup so fast you wonder if someone has been drinking the tea out of your cup when you’re not looking!  Before I knew it, my cup was empty, and I resteeped the leaves.  The flavors are less intense with the second infusion, but still very present and absolutely delicious – this is definitely worth the second (and even a third!) infusion.

A really great flavored Oolong – a truly yummy cuppa!