iHeartTeas Sweet Velvet Fog

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark and somewhat twisted
Ingredients: black tea, natural caramel flavor, natural vanilla flavor, natural cream flavor
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep reddish brown

Usually the way that a tea smells gives a good indication of what it will taste like. The dry leaves of this tea certainly gave me high hopes because their aroma was incredibly sweet and creamy. I am happy to say that I was not disappointed. The flavoring was not very loud but just sort of misted in and out of my palate. I can see where the fog part of the name came from. I was able to taste the caramel, vanilla and cream in turn. Overall it was a very comforting cup of tea and one that I will definitely been revisiting. This is the third blend that I have tried from iHeartTeas and they have all been exceptionally well put together. In addition to her wonderful teas, Rachel makes a line a tea infused bath products that is fantastic. My green tea and lemongrass lip balm goes everywhere with me.

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