Creme Brulee from Tea Oh

Tea Type: Rooibos

Where To Buy: Tea Oh

Product Description:

A sweet symphony of toffee and caramel flavours make this a nice after dinner treat.

Tasters Review:

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!

Strawberry Pickin’ from Tea, Oh!

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Tea, Oh!

Product Description:

Fruity, smooth green tea ripe with sweet strawberry pieces.

Taster’s Review:

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!

Pecan Pie from Tea Oh

Tea Type: Rooibos

Where To Buy: Tea Oh

Product Description:

A sweet and nutty, dessert-worthy tea.

Tasters Review:

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!

Pomtini from Tea Oh

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Tea Oh

Product Description:

A flirty combination of pomegranate and vanilla.

Tasters Review:

Tea Oh is a fairly new Tea Company/Place you can buy tea online and is based out of Canada and I think they are just great!

Their Pomtini is a flavored black tea and is  mostly Pomegranate flavored with a hint of vanilla on top of black tea.   It’s very fruity, a tad bitter – but in a good and sassy way!  These were my findings on my very first attempt with this tea.

The 2nd attempt with this tea I was getting more of an apple taste than Pom and Vanilla but it sure is tasty regardless!

This tea is not run-of-the-mill!  The flavoring is a creative – well thought of combo and I think this is nice hot and cold/iced!

Warm Apple Pie from Tea Oh

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Tea Oh

Product Description:

A cozy, smooth black tea flavoured like warm apple pie.

Tasters Review:

Warm Apple Pie from Tea Oh is pleasantly scented and tastes like an apple flavored black tea. The ‘pie’ hints are more towards the end of the sip and in to the aftertaste. There is a slight crusty bitterness in the aftertaste which remind me of the crusty pie.

This is one of the better “pie” teas I have tried so far and is a nice offering from Tea Oh!

Cocoa Caramel Chai from Tea Oh!

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea Oh!

Company Description:

Superb spices blended with sweet caramel and rich chocolate.

Taster’s Review:

When I saw this chai blend on the Tea Oh! website, I knew I had to try it.  I love spiced chai teas, I love chocolate, and I love caramel – so I needed to try this chai!

In chai tea, the spices can be very aggressive – aggressive enough to overpower the chocolate and caramel in a blend such as this.  Fortunately, that doesn’t happen here.  There is a very pleasing balance of flavors – the caramel is sweet and creamy, the chocolate is rich and smooth, and the masala spices are warm and inviting.

I can taste ginger, cinnamon and cardamom in this blend, however, they aren’t particularly spicy or hot… just warm enough to remind this taster that she’s drinking a chai tea.  And yes… I can taste the tea too!  The black tea base is strong enough to stand its ground with these other powerful flavors.  It has a nice briskness to it.

I enjoyed this tea immensely and I’ve just consumed the last that I had!  I might just have to put this one on my shopping list.  It has a very comforting, autumnal feel to it… like one I’d like to curl up to while sitting in front of a roaring fire in the fireplace and reading a good book!

I do recommend going latte with this particular tea, and adding a splash of milk or cream (or half & half) to your cup.  It really enhances the chocolate and caramel flavors and makes it taste just a bit like a gourmet hot chocolate!  DELIGHTFUL!

Earls and Pearls from Tea Oh

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Tea Oh

Company Description:

A classic Earl Grey white tea all dressed up with a rich, pearly cream finish.

Taster’s Review:

This is one of the more unusual Earl Grey teas that I’ve encountered, and not just because it’s made with a white tea base instead of the standard black tea base.

This tea has the most amazing creamy finish that is sweet and delicious and quite unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before.  On Steepster, I compared the flavor to a creamsicle – you know those fantastic ice cream confections that are made with vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet?  But, instead of the orange sherbet, imagine one being made with sherbet made of bergamot orange!

That comparison ALMOST describes this flavor, but not quite.  The creamy flavor … I think is appropriately described by Tea Oh as “pearly” because it seems to taste almost regal – like something royalty would enjoy.

The flavor here is rich and delightful, and yet does not overwhelm the delicate white tea.  It is a very interesting and unusual combination of flavors that I’m enjoying quite a bit.  I do recommend just a little sweetener (I used raw agave nectar) because it really adds some definition to the creamy sweet notes that are just so delicious here.

I would recommend this tea to just about anyone – even those that dislike Earl Grey teas!  The sweet, creamy finish offsets the bergamot in this blend enough so that even the most finicky Earl Grey detractors would probably find this enjoyable.  This is really, really GOOD!

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