I’ll Be Home For Christmas from Adagio Signature Blend by Rachana Carter

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Adagio

Product Description:

I have combined mostly creamy chestnut, buttery caramel, and spicy cinnamon to warm you up this holiday season. Enjoy a hot steaming cup with your best of friends and family. May it help stir up warm and found memories of Christmas past and help create new memories to come. Give it a try with some milk and sugar/sweetener. Just be sure to heat up the milk first. Enjoy!

Created by: Rachana Carter
Contains: chestnut, caramel, cinnamon

Tasters Review:

I thought it was the perfect time to say THANKS AGAIN to Rachana Carter for sending me some of this specific Signature Blend of hers that she blended over at Adagio.

I found the more I drank this one…the more I enjoyed it!  And now I am out of my stash!  All good things really do come to an end, don’t they!?  Anyhow…here are some of my findings…

The aroma is very light but warming.  What I can smell of it is the Chestnut and a tad of caramel.  I’m not smelling much cinnamon – but I’m fine with that…as I think many teas tend to over-do it with the cinnamon.  This was a great happy-medium with black tea, spices, and other flavors.

It infuses to a pretty dark brown.

I really like the fact that the Black Tea taste is upfront and the flavors are on the assist.   The flavors play nice together.   They circle around in your mouth nicely, too.   I can taste the Chestnut and Caramel pretty much equally and the cinnamon acts as the caboose.

I like it! The cinnamon is JUST RIGHT…it’s really all you need.

A little spice is OH SO NICE this time of year!  This one had me grinning from Ear-To-Ear!

SororiTEA Sisters wish you Holiday Cheer!

 

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Organic Holiday Spice Black Tea from Arbor Teas

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Arbor Teas

Product Description:

A perennial favorite for the holiday season, our organic and Fair Trade Certified Holiday Spice Black Tea pairs bold North Indian black tea with generous doses of orange, cinnamon and clove flavor! Despite the generous flavoring, the brisk and coppery qualities of the black tea really come through. Like all of our flavored blends, our Holiday Spice Black Tea uses only the highest quality teas, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time!

Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.

Tasters Review:

Organic Holiday Spice Black Tea from Arbor Teas smells wonderful!  Black Tea, Orange, and Spice! ALL VERY NICE!

The taste is great!  The orange is more prominent than the other flavors which I LOVE.   The Black Tea and the spices are about equal in strength and they are perfect together!

Even with the spices this has a lovely smoothness to it which surprised yet delighted me!

I REALLY enjoy this tea from Arbor Teas…maybe a little TOO MUCH. This one made it in my upper 90 percentile!  YUM!

Continued Seasons Greetings from the SororiTEA Sisters!

Holiday Delight from Souvia

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Souvia

Product Description:

Spiced tea with zip! This tea is a great pick me up, nicely spiced in a robust black tea blend.

Ingredients: black tea, apple pcs, cinnamon, cardamom, cardamom pods, coriander, flavoring, orange slices, pink pepper cloves

Product of Germany

Tasters Review:

Happy Holidays from SororiTEA Sisters!  You will hear that a lot from us thru out this month as we continue to feature seasonal and holiday teas as well as new releases from many tea companies!

This Holiday Delight from Souvia sure does live up to it’s name!

It’s Orange Spice…But TRUE Orange Spice!   There is a little bit of the juicy-goodness from the orange but it’s more orange zest than juice if you know what I mean!

I usually like my teas STRONG so I tend to add more loose leaf to my infusion right off the bat.  And that’s what I did with this but I think I am going to try it again with the normal amount because it is VERY strong and I am thinking it will be JUST RIGHT for me with the normal amount instead of the up to double amount I usually use.

The peppercorns really come thru on this.  It smells awesome and it’s very potent in both aroma and taste!

I did enjoy my “double shot” of this but I wanted to mention it isn’t needed to go over board with this loose leaf…a little goes a long way!

Another great tea from our friends at Souvia!

Winter Mint Tea from Octavia Tea

Tea Type: Rooibos

Where To Buy: Octavia Tea

Product Description:

WINTER MINT
100% caffeine-free red tea (tin)

One of our best-selling teas, Winter Mint blends rooibos, sweet vanilla and a touch of chocolate-mint into a soothing treat and healthy alternative to dessert. Also called red tea, rooibos is rich in antioxidants and anti-aging properties.

NET WT (per tin): 4.06 oz (115 g)

  • Rooibos
  • Dried apple pieces
  • Vanilla chips
  • 100% organic peppermint
  • Chocolate
  • Natural vanilla flavor

This tea is made from 100% natural ingredients.

(Contains milk and soy products)

Tasters Review:

You may have noticed over the past week or two SororiTEA Sisters have upped the amount of Holiday Related Tea Posts!  Well, indeed, we have!  The Holiday Season is HERE afterall!  To add to our ever-growing list of Holiday Teas or Seasonal Teas…Here is another one!  One from Octavia Tea and it’s called WINTER TEA.

Winter Tea smells like Mint Chocolate Chip before infusion…right as you open the package.  Post infusion smells like Vanilla-Chocolate-Mint-Rooibos.

Taste-wise is first and foremost Mint then Chocolate then Vanilla then Rooibos then spice then back to chocolate then Vanilla-Rooibos!  Yup!  It’s a great wintery rollercoaster of flavor folks!  And I wouldn’t have it any other way!  This has a lot happening here but everything follows suit with what you would expect based on the idea of this tisane and the ingredients!

This is a very good flavored Rooibos and a yummy seasonal cuppa!

 

Cinna*Plum Tea from American Tea Room

Tea Type: Herbal Tisane

Where To Buy: American Tea Room

Product Description:

A delightfully warming organic caffeine free blend of cinnamon, plum, currants and licorice root. The herbal infusion is organic naturally caffeine free. Cinn*Plum is American Tea Room’s Holiday Tea for 2010.

Tasters Review:

Dry Cinna*Plum Tea from American Tea Room smells like Plum and Cinnamon and MAYBE a little licorice – but not too much licorice to the nose.

When I finished infusing this – I saw the color and freaked because I assumed it had Hibiscus in it…BUT…it doesn’t!   I give this Extra Points for that on my personal preference meter, indeed!

This was quite smoother than I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong – I am thankful for that – as I am not overly fond of intense tarty or fruity teas and tisanes, usually!

I could taste Plum and maybe the currants, too…they’re very wine-like.  The cinnamon isn’t an intense cinnamon type taste – I can smell it more than taste it…and the licorice is pretty much the same way…together they knock down the tartiness of the fruit and it works out VERY nice!!!  This is very warming and comforting and fruity and fun but not overly tart and I like that.

Eventho American Tea Room markets this as their Holiday Tea for 2010 – I think it would be lovely iced, as well!

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