Leaf Type: Black
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A flirty combination of pomegranate and vanilla.
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I do adore pomegranate, but, they are a bit pricy to enjoy on a regular basis. That’s why I often turn to pomegranate flavored teas, because it’s a way to enjoy the flavor of pomegranate without paying a premium price for a piece of fruit.
This Pomtini has a nice pomegranate flavor. Sweet and a little tart, just like the fruit. The vanilla is a nice addition, providing a sweet, creamy taste to offset some of the tartness of the pomegranate.
The black tea is a smooth, mellow black tea. It isn’t what I’d call a strong or bold tasting tea, it seems perfectly content to sit off in the background and let the flavors of the pomegranate and vanilla take center stage. It isn’t overwhelmed at all, but, it isn’t overly aggressive, either.
This tea is tasty hot or iced. If you do choose to serve it iced, I recommending adding just a pinch of sugar to help amplify the flavors a bit, as they do mute slightly as the tea cools. Just a pinch of sugar helps keep the flavor without making the tea too sweet.
A very pleasant tea – fruit and sweet creamy flavor with just the right amount of tart-y contrast. Nice.
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea, Oh!
A lively mint and chocolate blend perfect for after dinner.
This is a delicious mint chocolate tea. And while I cannot think of a mint chocolate tea that I haven’t enjoyed, I think what makes this one so spectacular is that the chocolate note is very well-defined. This chocoholic is quite happy at the moment!
The black tea base is strong without being overwhelming. I suspect it is a black Ceylon tea because it is quite smooth and brisk while not interfering with the other flavors.
The mint is crisp and cool and presents a nice contrast to the creamy, sweet chocolate flavor in this tea. Overall, this is a bit like a “Thin Mint” cookie in a teacup! YUMMY! (I miss Girl Scout cookies already!)
There is a bit of astringency to this cup, and while I don’t normally mind astringency in a tea (and in some teas I celebrate the astringency!), with this particular one, I kind of find myself wishing it wasn’t there. I am not saying that the astringency is bothersome, however, it would make for a much smoother experience without it. So, I guess if I am to offer any criticism about this tea, it would be that I’d rather the astringency not be there.
However, as I continue to sip, the astringency seems to smooth out a bit, and is less noticeable. Perhaps I am getting used to it, or perhaps the chocolate and mint flavors have developed enough so that the astringency is not as pronounced. Either way, I like it more now that I am at mid-cup than I did at the start.
Where To Buy: Tea Oh
A sweet symphony of toffee and caramel flavours make this a nice after dinner treat.
Years ago I had a candle business on the side. By that I mean I resold candles…I didn’t make or blend them myself but I was constantly smelling candles looking for the most powerful aroma with closest possible “smell-match” to the description. This was one of those flavors that was hard to match – at least in candles, that is. I was able to find all sorts of Creme Brulee Scented Candles but they all smelled different…completely different! I ended up finding a local crafter nearby that got the smell “Right On”. That’s what the aroma of this flavored Rooibos reminded me of…that perfectly scented Creme Brulee Candle I found years ago!
Since then I have moved on to other things and no longer sell candles but one thing that stuck with me was smelling everything! And I mean EVERYTHING! My mother laughs at me because if we go to the market I smell the fresh made bread…I still smell candles when I come across them…I smell ALL my teas (that’s why I almost always include the aroma of them in my reviews)…and now that we are selling another line of natural foods – I have been smelling everything that is available in our catalog!
Having said all that…the aroma of this Creme Brulee from Tea Oh is amazing! It’s Creme Brulee to the fullest extent!
The taste is a little lighter than I thought it would be…more subtle. It’s like this…you have your Rooibos and then you have your flavoring…so…in short, it’s a good flavored rooibos but you can still taste the rooibos.
I really did enjoy my cuppa but the aroma was what got me with this one! And it sure did stir up some memories! Thanks Tea Oh! Nicely Done!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Tea, Oh!
Fruity, smooth green tea ripe with sweet strawberry pieces.
This hardly seems like the right time of year to be sipping on a strawberry tea as it is something that simply SCREAMS summertime to me, but it IS a nice way to enjoy a taste of summer without actually experiencing the warmer weather (and to be perfectly honest, I prefer the cooler weather – it makes hot tea all that more enjoyable).
This is a well-blended strawberry green tea. It is extremely well-balanced, with the green tea flavor only slightly edging out the strawberry taste. That is to say, it’s a little more green tea than it is strawberry. But, I think that it should be like that, since this is a tea!
The green tea tastes lush and fresh! It is only lightly grassy, but not in a bitter-tasting grassy sort of way. Just lightly vegetal with a soft buttery taste. There isn’t a lot of mouthfeel to this tea, but what little there is feels pleasant to the palate. It finishes with a hint of astringency and a very nice sweet berry taste.
The strawberry is (as I’ve already mentioned) sweet and delicious. It reminds me very much of the taste that I experience when I bite into a ripe, juicy berry. No real tartness here either – just plump, delicious strawberry taste. YUM!
This tea would be fabulous iced! It’s definitely a tea that you should stock up on for the summertime – it’s bound to be an iced tea favorite! I’m finding it to be equally as tasty as a hot tea, so keep it on hand all year ’round! You won’t be disappointed!
Where To Buy: Tea Oh
A sweet and nutty, dessert-worthy tea.
Pecan Pie from Tea Oh couldn’t smell MORE like Pecan Pie! The aroma is RIGHT ON! After infusing there is a bit of texture to the liquid.
The taste is VERY nutty with the Rooibos taste standing right by it’s side. The aftertaste somewhat resembles the pie crust type taste, I suppose.
I have found many “pie” flavored teas and tisanes miss the mark on the “pie” or “Crust” taste but this one is as close as I have come across and for that I am pleased with this flavored Rooibos!