Candied Chestnut from The Tea Spot

The Tea Spot is one of those places you just know you are always in for a treat when you check out their blends.  I recently had a subscription to their monthly tea plan and this lovely was part of one of the shipments.

Candied Chestnut is a blend of white tea, jasmine flowers, and chestnut flavorings, a unique gathering of teas for sure.  I wasn’t sure about the chestnut piece but the rest- I’m always ready for a white jasmine tea.

Per the steeping parameters for this tea- I boiled water and allowed the water to cool for 3 minutes.  Then I poured my water into my tea pot and allowed the tea to steep for 3 minutes.   While I was waiting, I was for sure picking up the gorgeous floral notes coming from my tea pot. I couldn’t wait to dive in.

First sip and I have to say this tea is unique.  At the beginning of each sip, you for sure get the floral notes, towards the middle of the sip, there is this nutty undertone that starts to announce its presence and towards the finish there is the familiar soft tendrils of a white tea base mingling with that nutty flavoring.  I really did enjoy that floral sweet nutty twist this white tea blend is yielding.  I can’t say I picked up chestnut or really a candied chestnut, but this unique flavor has me gulping this tea down cup after cup.

This is one of those amazing no nonsense teas.  Simple yet full of flavor. What I love the most about this blend is that I get the best of both worlds- my beloved white tea and my jasmine but with a nutty twist.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  White
Where to Buy:  The Tea Spot
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Japanese Orchid Green (AKA Iccha Kariban) from The Tea Spot

Apparently I have been on a green tea kick as of late but sometimes you have to listen to your body and HEAR what your body wants you to drink and this time around it was Japanese Orchid Green (AKA Iccha Kariban) from The Tea Spot.

The magnificent aroma of greens and sweet peas filled my nose! The lemon-lime color of tea liquor filled the cup! The flavor of one of the most lovely straight-up green teas I have tasted overjoyed my taste buds! Japanese Orchid Green (AKA Iccha Kariban) from The Tea Spot is REALLY something! It’s completely satisfying and apparently EXACTLY what my body was looking for in a green tea!

Japanese Orchid Green (AKA Iccha Kariban) from The Tea Spot tastes like pure greens but on the sweeter side. As it cools it taste like sugar snap peas. It’s soft, smooth, clean, vegetal, and down right glorious! YUM! Japanese Orchid Green (AKA Iccha Kariban) from The Tea Spot is one to remember!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Tea Spot

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We’re proud to offer this delicate green tea with refreshing notes of orchid and lily of the valley. This unique spring tea hails from Kagoshima, the southernmost island of Japan. The cup is soft, smooth and very easy drinking with a sweet character and clean finish, making it a great introduction to Japanese green tea. Also known as Iccha Kariban, this new tea is versatile in preparation — amazing prepared hot, iced, and cold-brewed.

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