This was the third tea I tried from A Quarter to Tea. I got a small sample because I wasn’t sure if I would like it. I do like a glass of eggnog during the holidays, but when it comes to the tea I was concerned it may be over spiced. I have had really good experiences with other flavored blends from A Quarter to Tea, though. However, I don’t usually go for white tea so this is different for me. I am more so into green, black, and occasionally oolong. I was really excited to try this one.
It was a little hard for me to smell this dry blend because I stored it with a bunch of other samples and to be honest, it smelled like a medley of spices and teas. I can comment on how it smelled once steeped though. The steeped liquid is light, and gives off a custard/cinnamon/nutmeg smell- which is clearly eggnog! It smelled light and tasted light. The floral white tea was a perfect backdrop for eggnog and custard flavors. This tea was smooth and custardy with a perfect balance of floral and cinnamon. The custard taste came out more when the tea cooled significantly. The spices were very light and airy and just really accented the floral white tea. I’d say this was an accurate eggnog representation and very well put together. I think samples of this are still available on their website!
Overall I have been really impressed with A Quarter to Tea, and I just placed another order with them so more review to come. Stay tuned!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: A Quarter To Tea
White peony with a delicious eggy vanilla custard flavor and pastry notes and classical eggnog spices.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Harlow Tea Co
Do you love peppermint, well I hope so! This tea gives a kick of peppermint that lingers long after that last sip is taken! Oolong has long, pun intended, been known as an all around pleasing tea for those who may find green tea too bitter and black tea too strong. Love both, then oolong is a perfect combination of the two!
Oo’ Peppermint offers hints of almond and is balanced with pieces of vanilla bean. You may even see some vanilla bean seeds in your tea!
Oolong tea, peppermint leaf, almond pieces, tulsi leaf, and vanilla bean.
Learn more about this tea here.
Earlier in the month, I discovered Harlow Tea Co, an Etsy Tea shop. So far, I have been incredibly impressed by their attention to crisp, defined, well blended teas.
Oo’ Peppermint is a blended oolong, peppermint, almond, and vanilla flavors. I can’t say I’ve ever had an oolong flavored tea like this one before.
Brewed up by the parameters provided on the package, I was anxious to check this oolong out. First sip in and this tea hit the spot! This journey starts off with fresh crisp peppermint notes followed up with a nutty sweetness that does an excellent job of providing a touch of complexity to the tea. Simple subtle oolong hints are noticeable but really just lay the ground work for the rest of the flavors to play with.
Rich and full of flavor is how I would describe this blend. This tea is simple but so robust. I’m three infusions in and still loving the uniqueness this blend is offering. I’m really digging this combo of flavors. Another winner from Harlow Tea Co!