This week, Souvenirs from St. Augustine - The Spice & Tea Exchange
Cost: Two of the three were specialty holiday teas - the Limited Edition Teas the Season Gingerbread Spice and Cinnamon Plum. However, my favorite is still available online, Coconut Oolong 1 ounce for $4.89, along with the Cinnamon Plum.
Caffeine: Gingerbread Spice - No, Cinnamon Plum - No, Coconut Oolong - Yes
Type of tea: Gingerbread Spice and Cinnamon Plum - Herbal. Coconut Oolong - is, uh, oolong.
Steeping time: 5 minutes
Add ins: Oh boy, see the results. All three teas tasted just fine without any add-ins. But the Coconut Oolong was kicked up a notch with the Natural Bliss.
Tea fragrance: Gingerbread Spice - clove, Cinnamon Plum - cinnamon/fruity, Coconut Oolong - omg! Coconut!
Ingredients: Gingerbread Spice: Lapacho, vanilla, ginger. Cinnamon Plum: Cinnamon, hibiscus, currants, plum, licorice root, natural plum flavor. Coconut Oolong: Bao Zhong oolong, coconut flavor.
Opinion: The lapacho/Gingerbread Spice was interesting - it looked like twigs. Smelled great. Didn't brew very strongly. I think that could have been a good thing, after I Googled lapacho tea. Sounds like the jury is still out on it. But it tasted good and as long I as don't overdo, I will still enjoy it.
|Pretty in pink! Pretty awful in mouth!|
The Cinnamon Plum brewed to a beautiful color, as you can tell. I may just use it in the craft room, too! I bet it would taste great iced. Evidently it does not play well with
|Cinnamon Plum - Pretty!|
Rating: Gingerbread Spice - 2.5, just because they Googled side effects and articles were a little unnerving. Cinnamon Plum 3 - I'm not really a huge fan of hibiscus. But maybe iced with a little sugar to finish it out. . .Coconut Oolong - 5! Yup! That will be a reorder...or another trip to St. Augustine. I loved that city!