Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sampling Samovar Tea from Anchorage, Alaska

I absolutely love it when a friend surprises me with a gift of some new tea to try. This week, I got to sample some Samovar Tea that tea friend Ruth picked up on her recent trip to Alaska!

 The scent when I opened the package was absolutely divine. It was redolent of cinnamon and immediately made me think of red hot cinnamon candies. I looked at the label and saw that this blend contains black tea, cinnamon and orange oils, clove, granulated lemon and orange, and orange peel.

I'm happy to report that it was every bit as delicious as it sounds! I've been drinking more iced tea than hot tea lately, but this tea was so good, I immediately added it to the week's tea rotation. With the sweetness of the cinnamon and citrus, this would be a wonderful "dessert tea," and I'm so grateful Ruth thought of me with this delicious gift!


  1. That looks and sounds delicious! I love cinnamon, and while I especially enjoy hot tea with cinnamon, it's pretty good iced, too.

  2. Oh my that sounds good! Even in the summer, a nice hot tea in the evening is a great way to wind down.

  3. So glad it got to you was indeed, the best smelling tea I brought home...and got a pack for myself as well! I'll have to try it iced too!

    1. Definitely some of the best cinnamon tea I've ever had, Ruth! Every time I walk by it in the kitchen, I take a sniff, like a junkie or something! ;)

  4. Darn! Walked right by that place last September when we were in Anchorage and thought it was just a coffee place so I didn't go in!!!
    Your description of the tea has me drooling!

  5. Sounds yummy! I think this one would be good iced too!

  6. This tea sounds wonderful. I tried several times to sign up for the company's email and that was not working. They even have a tea of the month club that is very reasonable. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Sounds like a nice tea. And how nice to receive an unexpected gift.

  8. How thoughtful! Sounds delicious.


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