Hey There Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing T By Daniel’s – When Harry Met Meghan (black tea based) blend. I loved their Wow! Oolong blend so much so I went into this tasting session with very high expectations and even though it has a different tea base I hoped that this blend would be just as amazing. What drew me to this this blend over the others they sent was the sprinkles honestly because I’m a sucker for the theatrics of the ‘royal purple’ and silver sprinkles they likely won’t add much to the overall flavour profile aside from adding a little bit of sweetness but they are so fun and I love the thought behind them. Here’s what T By Daniel have to say about this blend of their website: Sparks were flying. The mood was just right, and the fairy-tale of all ages was about to take place. A beautiful actress and a handsome prince fell win love on an unexpected evening of magic and fate. We are over the moon excited about this year’s Royal Wedding. So to celebrate we curated this eye catching tea that sparkles and shimmers and explodes with timeless notes of romantic flavours. Lets all sip to a happily ever after! You can expect notes of Premium Chocolate, Strawberries and Ceylon Black Tea. Everything in this blend was made with love. We selected a top notch Ceylon Orange Pekoe for the base in honour of the British Royal Family. We also added purple sprinkles to represent royalty, and silver dragees to symbolize the festive occasion
Ingredients: Ceylon Orange Pekoe Black Tea, Chocolate Pieces, Dried Strawberries, Safflowers, Purple Sprinkles, Silver Dragees (made of sugar), Sugar sprinkles, natural flavours.
Tea Tasting Notes
Even though I loved T by Daniel’s Wow! Oolong blend so much I went into this tasting session a little hesitant simply because this blend has chocolate in it / a chocolate element to it and as I always say Chocolate blends are very hit and miss no matter the company they are very hard to get right and I was worried that the chocolate included in the blend was going to cause it to be too thick and heavy for me but I couldn’t have been more wrong. This blend is absolutely fantastic from it’s aesthetics (I’m a sucker for any blend with cute sprinkles) to it’s taste and I’m so glad that I was given the opportunity to try after seeing so many of my tea friends rave about it. Steeped but this is absolutely delicious and it reminds me of milk & dark chocolate coated strawberries which I love! Most of the time I’m not huge on chocolate teas personally unless they are done perfectly, they ones I have enjoyed in the past are the ones with fruit pairings especially strawberry as long as the strawberry notes aren’t overpowered / too artificial they work perfect and they are smooth, creamy, rich and enjoyable. I’ve had this on it’s own and as a latte so far and while it was nice on it’s own the chocolate note was leaning a little to much towards dark chocolate and had a little bitterness to it. So I thought I would try it as a latte to see how it worked. Adding milk and a little bit of honey amplified the creamy notes and made the chocolate note lean much more towards milk chocolate and balanced everything out perfectly for me. The added sprinkles add enough natural sweetness when you drink it on it’s own but that is muted a little when you have it as a latte so I would suggest adding just a smidge of honey.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about T By Daniel and purchase some of this delicious blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Instagram/Twitter @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley