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Strange VariaTEA TTB: Tea 22

This is a sparkly tea which means it’s fun to look at. Taste wise, it’s like all the other apple/hibiscus tisanes – generically fruity. I get apple, tartness from the hibiscus and at times raisin, which is odd.

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Finally got to trying this tea. So far the Fairy Tale Teas I have tried aren’t big on flavor, which is a bummer, which is why this one sat in the back of my cupboard for so long. They definitely have great packaging and steep up prettily if the blend has edible glitter.

Preparation: Western
Tasting Note: This is a really delicate tea which I wasn’t expected with the thai ginger. The green base is pretty standard, maybe a bit boring but I think the other flavors play a stronger role here. Hot this doesn’t taste really interesting but after a few minutes (3-5) it really turns around and is nice. The pear and ginger pair really well here both make this tea slightly juicy and refreshing, even warm. It has a nice light sweetness and the jasmine is the right amount that provides that sort of floral melon-y nuance.

I think that at the quantity I have I probably won’t go through this tea quickly enough to justify keeping it all so I think I will be sharing some of it but it is nicer than I expected.

Flavors: Floral, Honey Dew, Juicy, Pear, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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1/25/22
I love this tea! One of my absolute favorites from this brand. Delicate with soft florals and fruits. I finished the teabag I had from Danielle’s advent calendar but is still have a mostly full 1.5oz bag. Love the glitter and whimsical packaging aesthetic.

Flavors: Berry, Cherry Blossom, Floral, Rose, Sakura, Strawberry, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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1/20/22
One of my favorite teas for cold dreary days like today. Hazelnut and creme with a hint of floral. The best thing about the tea: sparkles!!! Definitely one you want to drink from a clear container to get ultimate shimmer. Just opened up my large pouch of this today so I could share it with my family.

Flavors: Cream, Flowers, Hazelnut, Roasted Nuts, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML
Shae

Interesting combination! I wouldn’t have guessed that hazelnut and jasmine would be a good combo.

Cameron B.

I don’t remember it being particularly jasmine-y, mostly hazelnut and cream. It’s just jasmine petals for aesthetic reasons I think.

knittingopera

It’s not floral in the sense that you taste the scent that the flowers give off, but there’s a flower petal taste to it that I can’t really describe, maybe a mustiness. It’s the same for me with cornflowers. Everyone I know swears they don’t effect taste, but I can taste them. I think I’m hyper aware of florals because of my pollen reactions to several flowers (chamomile, camellias, gardenias, and lilies are the big ones).

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So this tea was part of a Women’s Day countdown box that I took part in, as it’s from a women-owned small business.

Okay, so the first thing – this tea is SO glittery. Like, too glittery. Even just opening the little tube leads to a mini glitter explosion, and because it’s the tiny edible glitter, it just floats everywhere. I’m sure a lot of people like the glitter aspect, but for me it’s more annoying than it’s worth.

So what about the tea itself? It’s fine. This is a hazelnut and vanilla cream black tea, and it’s pleasant enough, but nothing special (IMO). The base is fairly flavorless but slightly tannic. The hazelnut and cream do blend well together, though I’m not sure I taste vanilla specifically.

Anyway. This isn’t something that I would order, as I feel like the selling point is more of the magic pixie dust glitter aspect than the actual taste. It was fun to try though, and the packaging is certainly beautiful.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMQT8Wfg6kK/

Flavors: Astringent, Creamy, Hazelnut, Milk, Sweet, Tannic

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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