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Enjoying Copenhagen Grey in Copenhagen!
I waited for a year to finally be able to stock up on Tante-T since they sadly don’t ship to Canada. And stock up I did!
This tea is delightful (also in part due to the amazing water here — all tea just tastes better here). There is a massive hit of citrus in this one, a very clean bergamot citrus. Yet, this tea is somehow also very creamy, without using vanilla. Incredible. And the creaminess with the intense citrus is quite a work of art.
2023 sipdown no. 68
Such a sad sipdown. I absolutely adore this company and they don’t ship to Canada — so I’ll have to stock up when we make it back to CPH ❤.
This is a strong Earl Grey with a very crisp, ‘clean’ taste. There’s hints of astringency almost like sitting on a fence that tempt to come out, but never fully do. I have learned this one does best just under boiling and with a short steep or it can become astringent. I stand by the timer and absolutely do not oversteep. It’s also best drunk when it’s cooled just enough to be drinkable — at least for me. Really, really enjoy this one and can’t wait to pick up more!
Courtney very kindly shared some of this tea with me, and I’ve been waiting to try it till the time felt right. Now it’s a Friday morning, I have the day off, and I’ve retreated back to my bed with some homemade muffins and some schoolwork. Enter this tea!
(As a side note, I was actually a little hesitant after smelling the dry leaf, because something about it was a smidge off-putting. I think it’s the barley malt.)
…well, I was so caught up in my reading that I oversteeped my tea by about 10 minutes. I was kicking myself for not doing this sample justice until I tasted it. Because… it still tastes delicious. That odd scent note I caught in the dry leaf is not present in the taste. It’s rich and deep and chocolatey, almost unctuous, but in a good way. I’m definitely tasting the ginger and black pepper, probably more than I would have with a normal-length steep, but they add a pleasant spiciness to the dark chocolate flavor. The base is remarkably muted for such a long steep.
I won’t rate this one yet because I didn’t do it justice and I still have at least one more serving’s worth of leaf. I’ll be savoring that cup and paying better attention!
Flavors: Black Pepper, Dark Chocolate, Ginger
We stumbled across Tante T mistakenly on our travels and naturally I wanted to smell pretty near all the teas XD. I will never forget the scent of this tea at the shop — my mind was just blown. I knew I had to get some and it has never disappointed.
The Tante T web shop describes this as “liquid dark chocolate” and I have to agree. It is truly like drinking dark chocolate, it even has a depth of flavour that most chocolate teas don’t — reminiscent of a dark hot chocolate (I assume this is from the brilliant addition of barley). The ginger, cardamom, and black pepper fall more to the background here, but add a complexity of flavour and hints of spiciness that work really well.
2022 sipdown no. 64
Tante really does fruit green teas amazingly well. For someone who isn’t overly fond of green teas, I find myself reaching for their single fruit green teas a lot. This one has to be my least favourite of the ones I picked up, but it’s still delightful. The pomegranate is at the forefront with the complementary green tea background as a very calming aspect. I don’t know that I’d re-purchase as I’m not overly fond of pomegranate in teas (though I love fresh pomegranates), but a tasty cup nonetheless.
One day until thesis submission and 8 days until we leave for vacation!
I decided to cold brew this tea before just composting it altogether due to a smoky essence when brewed hot. I am so happy I tried the cold brew! The tea is incredible! The scent dry is intoxicatingly juicy, like fresh orange juice and the cold brewed really captures that, with an added sweetness one would get in fresh-squeezed orange juice. It’s almost like it has sugar, but it doesn’t — just lovely chunks of orange peel. Needless to say, I’ll be happily enjoy the remainder of this cold brewed!
These teas from Tante T are amazing. The dry leaf here smells incredibly strongly like a freshly peeled orange, and it’s no surprise due to the orange pieces mixed into the leaf. It smells like it was blended this afternoon (though I picked it up a couple weeks ago and know this isn’t true).
The black tea is a nice base with no astringency to speak of, which I appreciate. The orange is at the forefront, but isn’t cloying or overpowering in any way. It’s just a lovely tea overall. This does make me think of the holidays since so many holiday blends have orange. :)
The dry leaf smells so intensely of a perfectly ripe, fresh mango, it’s almost ridiculous! The green base here is lovely and unassuming, with a subtle hint of grassiness. The mango flavour is great with the green tea base and comes across very true to mango. Naturally it’s not as intense as the scent from the dry leaf, but delightful nonetheless. I found myself drinking a lot of this during our vacation and it’s nice to finally write a tasting note.
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Flavors: Anise, Metallic, Pepper