Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around it features Arabian Nights a delicious blend from Fox tea Club. You’ll probably recognise their name from some of my past post, don’t worry if you don’t you can read them all here. So far, I’ve loved every Fox Tea Club blend that I’ve tried and I’m so incredibly thankful that they wanted to Collab with me, so I could introduce you all too them as well. They are so creative with their blends and I can’t wait to try some more of them in the future.
Exotic seductive smoothness and delicate spice aromas float from the cup with each sip of this black and green tea blend, which includes calendula, red rose, and cornflower petals. Remarkable subtle tones of vanilla cream with rich sponge cake recall warm deserts evenings with the crescent moon rising in the starry sky. – Fox Tea Club
Ingredients: Black tea, Calendula, Cornflower Petals, Green Tea, Mango, Pineapple & Rose.
Fruity – Vegetal – Floral – Sweet – Malty
As soon as I opened this tea I was hit with a strong sweet rose aroma that reminded me of rose Turkish delights (I’m not a huge fan of the taste of Turkish delight but I love their aroma) and the sweet fruity aroma of the mango & pineapple. In the aroma I couldn’t pick out much from either of the teas aside from a very slight vegetal note from the green tea.
Tea Tasting Notes
Normally the first time I try new teas I try them hot to keep consistency between all my reviews but when I read the ingredients list for this blend I knew I had to have it iced there was no question about it. You’ll all know by now that I don’t like fruit tisanes hot and while this isn’t a tisane it does have fruit in it, so I didn’t want to hot steep my single serving sample and end up wasting it because my tastes buds didn’t agree with the hot fruit element. I knew most people when making iced tea will steep the tea hot and then iced it afterwards but I find the best way to do it is so steep it in cold water (it’s probably the wrong way to do it but it works for me) I do have to use a little more tea steeping this way but for me it just produces better results. As this is a mix of both green and black tea if you are going to steep it hot don’t over steep it because it will ruin the blend.
I cold brewed this tea overnight and o my god did it make for a perfect iced tea.
I know I’ve been saying this a lot recently, but this is such a perfectly balanced blend, I was expecting the black tea to overpower the green tea with its malty notes, but they really do just pair perfectly together in fact the green tea even takes the forefront taste wise and pairs excellently with the mango, pineapple and rose. The rose was strong in the aroma but seemed to mellow out in the taste and turn to a more of a vanilla note (not a bad thing at all). The pineapple and mango notes were stronger than I expected them too be and I think they are what made this such a perfect iced tea. It’s also naturally quite sweet I didn’t have to add any honey to it at all (I am used to having my iced teas straight though, so I’d suggest you try it first and make that decision for yourself). It’s incredibly light and smooth in it’s mouthfeel and not at all drying in any way shape or from. I think I’m going to have to order some more of this to have iced throughout the summer.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
You can find out more about Fox Tea Club and purchase this delicious blend for yourself here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them too me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Sunday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley