|""Queen West Blend" is a nice full textured tea - and really reminds me of a fruity dark chocolate truffle. A very satisfying, low calorie treat in the afternoon!"|
This lovely tea "boutique" is Canadian, and I really enjoyed browsing the wide variety of teas and tea ware they have for sale on their website!
I was sent a sample of "Queen West Blend" which is named after a neighborhood in Toronto. It's black tea, flavored with a large variety of fruits and flower petals.
I must say that the sample I received did not look like the picture on their website, but sometimes sample scoops don't catch all the pieces in a blend like this. It was very pretty though, with dark tea leaves and petals. It smells like a delicious fruity chocolate truffle!
Here is how Tealish describes this tea:
A cheerful black tea blend with loads of colourful ingredients! Blueberries, cherries, raspberries, oranges, blackberries and cranberries are combined with blossoms for a taste that is as unique as Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood, home of Tealish. A fruity black tea with a smooth finish.
I didn't see any of the fruits in my sample bag, and I wouldn't say it has a smooth finish... but more of a gritty chocolately one! That's not a put down... I enjoy the texture of good chocolate in my mouth, and the feel of the tea was very similar.
Their brewing instructions suggest 2-5 min. I tried both 3 min and 5 and preferred 5 min. It brews up dark and continues to taste like a chocolate truffle.
I found that I preferred to add milk for the creaminess, but one could go with or without sugar in this one! In fact, I found a touch of honey to be very pleasing.
"Queen West Blend" is a nice full textured tea - and really reminds me of a fruity dark chocolate truffle. A very satisfying, low calorie treat in the afternoon!
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