Vintage Black is a black tea blend of Nilgiri and Yunnan golden buds. This tea is from The Persimmon Tree, online tea seller based in Southern California. More black teas! The Persimmon Tree certainly has quite a nice line of black teas that a tea lover should find something they love! Todays tea is a blend of different black teas, Nilgiri and Yunnan golden buds. I personally love yunnan gold tipped teas for their yummy creamy tea notes. Dry Leaf Vintage Black has a fragrant dry leaf that smells like raisins and earth. The appearance, hard to see in my photo, is a mix … Continue reading, hoot!
Lapsang Souchong is an organic tea smoked over pine needles. This unique tasting black tea is sold by The Persimmon Tree, a California online tea seller. Alright Tea Peeps, I’ve never had a straight up Lapsang Souchong before. So far I’ve had Lapsang Souchong buried in campfire smokey tea blends. Even in blends, I quickly deduct that crazy smokey flavor as a Lapsang Souchong. I felt it was time for me to try Lapsang Souchong for the first time straight up, especially since I got a tea blend with Lapsang Souchong I’m planning to review later this week. Dry Leaf Opening the tin … Continue reading, hoot!
Thai Chai Black Tea is a spiced black tea chai with coconut and lemon grass. This chai blend comes from The Persimmon Tree. MMmmm, Thai Chai Black Tea. Thai food is something I should really have more of. I LOVE burn your face off spicy food! I’m hoping this chai is nice and flavorful! Dry Leaf Very fragrant tea! Can I also have this tea as a lotion? Thai Chai Black Tea smells strongly of spices and lemon grass with a cocobutter like finish. Appearance wise, Thai Chai Black Tea has lots of busy looking bits, heavy on the coconut strips and … Continue reading, hoot!
Green Caramel is an organic green tea accented with caramel pieces, rooibos, toasted rice and marigold petals. This fun tea blend is from The Persimmon Tree, an online tea seller. I had ordered this tea as a sample awhile back. It was so delicious, I horded it until I received some more from The Persimmon Tree. Let’s dig in! Dry Leaf: This is one of those teas you put in the front of your tea collection so it is quickly within reach. Green Caramel is on my list of “teas I open to have my friends smell” as it smells DELICIOUSLY GOOEY CARAMEL with a … Continue reading, hoot!
Periwinkle is a black Assam tea blended with vanilla bits and white tea leaf flowers. This loose leaf blend is from The Persimmon Tree. I’ve had only a couple black and white tea blends. One that sticks to my mind is DavidsTea’s Checkmate, a black & white tea blend with chamomile and coconut, which is pretty good. Black and white tea blends seem unusual – they are like polar opposites of dark rich tea vs. gentle floral tea, but somehow work. Anyways, when The Persimmon Tree released some new teas recently, Periwinkle was a must try for me – The Persimmon Tree has some great blends! … Continue reading, hoot!
Butterscotch is a white tea blend featuring cinnamon, pink peppercorns and marigolds – all ingredients are organic. This tea comes from The Persimmon Tree. Butterscotch is a new arrival of The Persimmon Tree. I’ve been waiting (and asking The Persimmon Tree) when they would have some new teas, and they are finally here! Butterscotch was the big eye catcher for me – white tea? BUTTERSCOTCH? YEAH! I had great blogging plans for this tea – photos with piles of butterscotch candies. The problem is I’d end up eating all that candy! So we have Owlbear hanging out with us today. Dry Leaf: Butterscotch smells great! … Continue reading, hoot!
Bao Zhong is a twisted pouchong oolong tea from The Persimmon Tree. Mmmm, Bao Zhong, I love this oolong! It is also used often as a base in all my favorite oolong blends that feature creamy or fruity flavors. Oh yeah! I had to give The Persimmon Tree‘s Bao Zhong a try! DRY LEAF: Mmm, delicious smelling dry leaf! It smells sweet, buttery and a little floral. Nice big leaves too! STEEPED: I steeped Bao Zhong as per instructions on the tin – 190F for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, I had a golden yellow/green cup of tea that smells buttery! TASTE: A very delicate tea! Bao Zhong has … Continue reading, hoot!
Peach Picnic is a caffeine free, fruity and citrus green rooibos blend from The Persimmon Tree. I admit, I’m not big on rooibos, but I always am up to trying some as I need more caffeine free teas in my tea rotation. You know, so I can drink more tea at all hours! However recently I’ve been noticing green rooibos is pretty good. Unfortunately, green rooibos blends seem not as common, most likely because it is more expensive to produce. BOOO! The Persimmon Tree does some really great teas so I am happy to give this one a try! I invited Speedster to join … Continue reading, hoot!
Coconut Creme is a creamy white tea blend from online tea seller The Persimmon Tree. Ahhh Coconut Creme. My very first order with The Persimmon Tree I bought a sample of this tea and was blown away. I was also blown away with their Coconut Chocolate too! Coconut Creme is pretty amazing – I was very pumped that The Persimmon Tree sent me some for review. I love coconut, though I haven’t gotten into that coconut water trend – I prefer drinking tea instead! Since moving to the US, leaving my family back in Canada, I’ve been absorbed into my husbands family – who … Continue reading, hoot!
Earl Grey Heaven is a creamy earl grey black. This tea is from The Persimmon Tree! Okay, I discovered this tea got a rename from Earl Grey Creme to Earl Grey Heaven. With that said, the packaging on my tea is the old name. My dad LOVES earl grey teas since Captain Picard ordered it. As a kid we’d sit on the floor (we had couches, but preferred sitting on the floor for TV time) sipping crappy bagged oversteeped earl grey that tasted more bergamont, paper and bitterness. Despite having a loose leaf crazy daughter, Dad still uses the bagged tea variety. … Continue reading, hoot!