Black Tea Sampler
- Vanilla Cream: Real vanilla essence and chunks of vanilla bean are added to this black tea blend to give you a velvety creamy and dare we say...luxurious cup. A spot of milk will do this tea good to make it extra smooth, or drink is straight if you go that way. Either way, it's all good!
- Mokalabari East Assam: A classic 2nd flush Indian Assam with wiry colorful leaf, strong spicy flavor and rich malty character.
- Ancient Forest: A specialty of China's Yunnan Province, this tea is harvested from ancient trees on protected lands. A rich, earthy infusion with notes of cedar and honey.
- Snowflake: One of our most popular teas! This smooth black tea has almond, coconut and cinnamon flavors.
- Mango Passionfruit: Sweet Mango pieces with natural flavoring, makes for a stunning iced tea.
- Golden Monkey: A sweet cocoa fragrance emerges from the bag and the leaves exhibit a color spectrum of dark brown to auburn. The liquor has the soft, rich sweetness of a bittersweet cocoa and imparts a savory lingering aftertaste. A very likable, self-standing tea with plenty of golden tips and wiry leaves sought after by tea aficionados. EU certified.
How much tea does a sample make?
Each sample makes 1-2 tea medium pots of tea. That translates to 3-6 tea cups worth of tea. Each sample cube has 6 samples. So altogether in a tea sampler, you are getting 6-12 pots of tea, or 18-36 tea cups of tea!
All of the teas in the Black Tea Sampler were delicious and blended to provide very different taste experiences. In addition to this sampler I also ordered several other teas in the sample size to try and I was impressed with the wide variety available and I will definitely be reordering some of my favorites. Finding Whistling Kettle has been a fun and enjoyable part of this autumn!
I tried all of these teas as hot tea (not iced), with added sugar and skim milk.
Coconut: Even for someone who is not a big fan of coconut, this tea is delightfully tropical with a pleasant coconut flavor that is not overwhelming.
Mango Amazon: Fairly fruity but the tea didnât come through so this one is not going on my re-order list.
Vanilla Cream: This luscious vanilla tea had a marvelous velvety feel on the tongue, and the black tea shone through nicely. Definitely one for the âre-order meâ list.
Vineyard Peach Strawberry: Disappointingly confused about which fruit it should taste like, this tea ended up just being ânot teaâ and even the base black tea was lost.
Apple Caramel Almond: The apple and nuts matched up nicely with the caramel tones, and the tea flavor was there in a supporting role to round it all out. Another to be re-ordered.
Emperorâs 7 Treasures: The peach notes were definitely here, and matched nicely with the black tea flavor, but the rose and flower petals didnât seem to come through.