I am so taken with Chambre de Sucre at the moment that it warrants one more post. Recently, Chambre de Sucre launched a new line of teas to go with their incredibly beautiful line of sugars, and I’ve been lucky enough to try them and report back. Seems quite ironic that I tried all of these teas without any sugar. To do justice to any good quality tea, however, and to discover its purist flavor, I do think that’s where one should start.
There are 7 new teas from Chambre de Sucre, each distinctive and full in character:
Love Spell No. 14: This tea brews to a bright pink color, much like fruity punch. It is bright and tangy, with strong berry notes and a zingy, puckering finish. This tisane has an herbal hibiscus base and is caffeine-free.
Waiahole Valley No. 24: Upon brewing, this tea has the smell of the most delicious apple oatmeal. It has a soft fruit taste, meaning that it is not at all acidic or sour. Definite apple and banana flavors. This tisane has a green rooibos base and is caffeine-free.
Kyushu No. 6: A classic green tea, very vegetal in flavor. It’s refreshing and grassy with a slightly fruity finish.
Evening Engagement No. 104: Not only beautiful to look at but lovely on the palette with a Bai Mu Dan white tea base. This tea has a light, herbal floral garden-like finish. Great on its own as a spring or summer tea.
Chocolate Et Fraise No. 20: Ok, if you want to lose weight but are craving chocolate you should have this tea. Lisa is a genius for thinking of blending deep, dark pu-erh tea with chocolate! The two flavors are amazing together here. This is a very special tea– earthy, dark, and sweet. If you haven’t ever tried pu-erh tea, or if you find other pu-erhs to be too musty for you, this is a good place to start.
Summer Child No. 3: This is a great summer iced tea. It’s a black tea with medium body and finishes with notes of tropical fruit and peach pit.
Mon Frere No. 22: My absolute favorite, which in French means, “My Brother.” Mon Frere is an oolong tea with a buttery hazelnut finish. It’s an amazingly well-balanced tea–full-bodied, nutty, rich, and smooth. Mon Frere has vanilla undertones that would be perfect with a sweet dessert like cake. This tea starts with little balls of Ti Quan Yin Oolong that unravel into large leaves. I don’t think this was the prettiest of CdS’s teas but taste-wise…amazing!