Review: The Teacup Casanova

Black Tea, Dammann Freres, Lemon Tea, The Teacup, Vanilla Tea Add comments
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Thumbs up!"This tea was really refreshing, even when hot. The unique blend of a fresh citrus flavor and a warm creamy flavor make this tea ideal for both summer and winter seasons, as well as in hot and iced forms."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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Typically, I try to approach each sampling with some knowledge of either the featured tea blend or at least the tea vendor supplying the tea. In this case, however, I approached the sampling completely blindly, as my need to ingest some caffeine to get rid of a dull headache took precedence over doing any preliminary online research to learn about the tea I would be consuming. I instantly noticed a sweet citrusy smell to this tea, similar to some tea products from Summit Tea. The smell was strong, but I wouldn't describe it as intense. While the citrus aroma was stronger in the dried leaves, thankfully there was still a good bit of citrus detectable in the brewed tea as well. Without really knowing what was in the blend, I tried my best to pinpoint the flavors. Quite obvious from the dried leaves, this was a black tea with some bits of fruit and perhaps flower petals mixed in. The sweet citrus, which I thought was most likely lemon, smell carried over into the taste as what I can only describe as reminiscent of Trix cereal. Finally I succumbed to my curiosity and checked out the Teacup's website to learn more about this tea. The Teacup is a Seattle-based tea company, with a fairly impressive list of teas available. As it turns out, Casanova which is described as "A creamy blend of lemon and vanilla...", is a blend produced by the well-respected French tea company, Damann Freres. With just a bit of smugness, I was pleased to see that I had pinpointed the lemon. The vanilla, however, had mixed so effortlessly and smoothly with the lemon that I had failed to really detect it. After learning about the contents of this tea, however, the creaminess provided by the vanilla was clearly present, and I blame my headache for my inability to really detect it! This tea was really refreshing, even when hot. The unique blend of a fresh citrus flavor and a warm creamy flavor make this tea ideal for both summer and winter seasons, as well as in hot and iced forms. This tea was a winner, from the initial whiff to the final sip (which came too soon!). I plan to order some of this tasty lemon-creamsicle-inspired tea, and would certainly recommend it to others as well.

— To purchase The Teacup Casanova, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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