Although the holiday season has (sadly) passed, this tea still caught my eye. Mostly because it included mini marshmallows and gold ball sprinkles. I am a sucker for anything that includes marshmallow. Upon inspection of the dry leaf, I could smell the caramel and marshmallow notes. The dry leaf itself was very pleasing to the eye, as it contained “Star of David” shaped sprinkles, gold balls, mini marshmallows, and caramel squares. I liked that it contained actual marshmallow and caramel pieces because I hoped that that would add extra flavor and creaminess to the cup. While I don’t mind when a tea just contains flavor, I think adding actual pieces of fruit or candy really pushes the flavor further and gives it an extra “something”.
I steeped this blend with near-boiling water for about 4 minutes. I also added a spoonful of agave, which is usual for me. Once steeped, the liquid smells just like the mini marshmallows that come with those hot cocoa packets. It is literally shimmering with gold sprinkles, which adds such a pretty and festive flair. The taste is very smooth and pleasing and I can clearly point out that this tea contained marshmallows. The caramel is in the background; but just as I had hoped, the caramel pieces added a sweet creaminess to the tea. I feel as if the agave really brought these flavors out and accented them well, so I would suggest sweetening the tea just a bit.
This tea was really easy to drink, and it was gone in minutes! It was very smooth, sweet, and festive. The flavor of the marshmallow lingers long after the cup is gone. I really cant help but liken it to those mini marshmallows in the hot cocoa packs, it really does taste exactly like them! The combination of marshmallow and caramel along with the black tea was delicious. I am glad to have stumbled across this company and cant wait to try more of their teas. I have a feeling this one wont last very long!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea & Tins. . . .
Loose leaf black tea, nicknamed Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel ! It has a spicy and warm taste (if you like “Star Dust”, you should definitely try this one!)
Ingredients: black tea with warming taste of caramel, marshmallow and Star of David sprinkles.
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I’ve never been called one “Hot Mama” before but I felt like one while sipping on Hot Mama by Tea & Tins. Okay…maybe that was a stretch but it made for a good review opening, right?
There have been teas I have sipped on that provide that childhood memory of fireballs and Hot Mama from Tea & Tins is very reminiscent of those days and memories. It might not be exactly that hot but it could be put in the same conversation, I suppose.
Even tho I didn’t find any cinnamon hearts in the loose leaf mixture that I infused I didn’t feel slighted. The cinnamon flavor and spices were just fine and dandy the way they were. I also enjoyed the orange peel chunks in this flavored black tea.
Hot Mama by Tea & Tins is perfect for a fall or winter day or a night by the fire.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Flavored Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea and Tins
Loose leaf black tea, super hot and spicy! For cinnamon lovers!
Ingredients: black tea, cinnamon, spices, peppercorns and cinnamon hearts