Creme Brulée ~ ChocolaTea

This morning i really wanted to dig out an English Breakfast and try teas all day during the “correct” time of day for each tea according to the Victorian etiquette guides. That was, until i searched my current tea list and realized i only have one English Breakfast at the moment and not really any of the other traditional tea blends i would need. Oh well. That’ll give me something to explore in future boredom.

I don’t think i can justify doing a major tea purge yet, but i probably should. Now that i know how to recognize broken orange pekoe from the real thing, I feel like i could probably cut my tea cabinets back a ways if i separated them out. That’s not to say that BOP doesn’t make for decent tea or that it can’t be as good as whole-leaf, because it totally can if you know what to look for…  Rather, that i really didn’t care until recently what kind of tea it was as long as it smelled good and wasn’t full of harmful chemicals or exploitation.

Creme Brulée is one such tea i grabbed up based solely on scent. In itself, that fact is kind of amusing considering how toned down the aroma of creme brulee tends to be. An Assam Black, Creme Brulee has the aroma of a cafe au lait and the flavor of an old coffee. BOP usually doesn’t offer much in the way of texture, tending toward a more homogenized/tea blend smoothness. It’s definitely a fun tea as such things go.

  1. Aroma – 91
  2. Taste – 85
  3. Texture – 75
  4. Spunk – 83
  5. Price – 89
  6. Availability – 84
  7. Appearance – 90

Mean score – 85%

 

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Creme Brulée Loose Leaf by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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