Okay, so I made a glass of this tea iced. It’s not for me. I’m higly smell affected and this tea’s smells very odd to me, but I was prepared to get past the smell if the taste was tolerable. The package describes the taste of this tea as very similar to a green tea, but I don’t get a green tea flavor from it. In my opinion, this tea tastes like a mixture of tree bark and soil. I even added some fresh lemon juice and raw sugar but nothing I added made this tea drinkable. To be fair, this tea is more a health oriented than an enjoyment oriented tea. There’s just nothing that alis me enough to force this tea down.
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I was sent a package of Sun Chlorella products by the company to review on my website. In this package was a generous supply of wild sun eleuthero tea. I have not tried the tea yet because the smell is a bit unappealing. Now to be fair, the smell of my B vitamins is very unappealing but I take them anyway because I need them and they give me energy. So that being said, I’m going to brew a pot of this tea iced because it’s way too hot for anything else today and I’ll add my tasting notes later.
There is one other tea on Steepster that lists sun eleuthero as an ingredient, but that tea also lists other herbs and such that I suspect help the flavor of the tea. This tea is straight sun eleuthero leaves. Yish…
Okay, now I’m really getting concerned. I had to take allergy meds last night so I’m really dragging about right now. I decided that a strong black tea was my best option for a pick-me-up, and I’ve been looking forward to trying my sample of Queen Catherine given to me by the ever generous and beautiful QuiltGuppy.
All I taste is black tea and roses. This makes postivly no sense because all of the reviews I’ve read say that it has a chocolately almost coffee like flavor. AM I HAVING A STROKE? Wait… I’d smell burnt toast and taste bitter almonds if that were the case, right? Is it possible that Harney & Sons mispackaged my sample? Perhaps I actually have a sample of Rose Scented and not Queen Catherine. I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m not going to rate this tea because I may be having a psycotic episode and that wouldn’t be fair to Queen Catherine.
A big thank you to the undeniably awesome QuiltGuppy for sending me a sample of this lovely tea.
I opened my sample package and the wonderful sunrippened summer peach aroma made my mouth water immediately! I think that JacqulineM put it best with her description “…juice dripping down your arm peach flavor.” My first sip tasted exactly like that! So peachy sweet and wonderful. The black tea is high quality and very smooth. My only reservation with this tea is the finish. I taste a strong rose flavor at the very end. I haven’t read this in any other review, so maybe this phantom rose flavor is specific to me. I just wish this tea were peachy from start to finish because I really don’t care for rose in my tea. I have one more sachet and I’ll give it another go later.
I tried this herbal for the first time last night. It was a little too late to drink anything with caffeine, and I was struggling with a sweet craving. Dewy Cherry was the perfect choice!
The aroma of this herbal tea dry is mouthwatering! Once steeped, the aroma is a little less strong but still lovely. From first to last sip this herbal is all cherry all the time. It’s sweet without being sugary and it has just the right amount of tang. Remember Luden’s cough drops? Just like that in the best possible way!
I have the ever lovely and generous to a fault QuiltGuppy to thank for sending me a sample of this beautiful tea. I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for Harney & Sons. My mother always had a tin or two in the house, and I don’t remember drinking the tea so much as using the empty tins to store my treasures.
This tea comes in a lovely sachet and really doesn’t have much of a fragrance dry. After steeping, it has a wonderful vanilla and but slightly floral aroma. A first sip I definaly taste the white tea, and then the flavor moves to a creamy coconut and vanilla flavor. I don’t really detect a floral tone at all, and I get almost a smooth black tea finish. Which is strange but very pleasing to me. I used a bit of raw sugar and coconut cream in mine and it made for a wonderful morning cuppa.
I fear I may be chastised for saying this, but something in this tea’s profile reminds me of Tetley tea… in a good way. I’m in no way comparing this gourmet tea to common market tea, but there’s something there. I grew up on Tetley and it has a good nostalgic connection for me. Back when having tea meant at least two biscuits, and more sugar and milk than actual tea.
It’s very gloomy outside this morning and I’m having trouble getting motivated to make the most of my day. I have so many new teas to try, but I decided that an oldie but goodie may be my best bet to turn this drag of a morning around.
Adagio’s Caramel black tea delivers a delicious, creamy, true caramel flavor. The black tea is strong but not over powering. Caramels are my favorite sweets, and I get so disappointed when caramel teas smell amazing but then they don’t deliver in the taste department. This tea defiantly delivers. Is it as beloved to me as David’s Buttered Rum? Nope, but I still have room in my heart and tea cupboard for it.
I like this tea! It’s a mistake to let previous bad experiences with a tea type damper you sense of tea tasting adventure, but oolongs have been hit or miss for me so I wasn’t expecting much from this one. Sometimes, I love being wrong.
This oolong has a very delicate floral scent like jasmine on a summer breeze, and that same delicate floral essence comes through perfectly in the brew. At fist sip a get a slightly nutty taste that moves into a nice creamy flavor. And then the beautifully delicate floral flavor comes flowing through for a truly lovely finish.
I have the kind and generous QuiltGuppy to thank for sending me this sample that has effectively turned my troubled relationships with oolongs around. Yay!
My name is Jennifer, and I’m a tea miser. I’m naturally a pretty generous person but I do have my standards. If you’re a tea enthusiast, I’ll share my last tsp. of my most beloved tea with you. But if you really don’t get excited about tea, you’re not getting any of my top shelf brew. Have you ever offered someone a cup of your precious tea only to see then leave half a cup? It’s horrifying! So, when I brew a big pitcher of iced tea that just anyone may be offered, I refuse to use my most coveted teas. Vanilla Apple Hibiscus tea from The Republic of Tea is a delicious tea that I am willing to share.
I’ve had this Vanila Apple Hibiscus tea for just over a year now. It’s a good iced tea. There’s a distinct apple flavor at first sip. The hibiscus gives the brew a vaguely sweet and very pleasant background. The smooth vanilla finish is a lovely surprise. It’s a very refreshing summertime tea that I won’t find myself angry at unsuspecting guests for not finishing :)
I’m so excited about all of the new teas I have to taste and rate! The every lovely QuiltGuppy was kind enough to send me a cash of super exciting teas to sample. All I sent her was a scoby to get her started brewing kombucha, so I think it’s clear who’s the big winner here. I’m the big winner!!!!
Is it any surprise that the first tea I decide to try is a fruity black? Nope. I’m nothing if not predictable. Passion Fruit Black Tea from thepuriTea is just lovely! It has a vivid passion fruit flavor without having a perfume taste that can sometimes accompany lesser quality tropical fruit teas. The black tea is strong but very smooth. I’m drinking it hot with my breakfast, but I suspect that it will taste even better iced. Thank you QuiltGuppy :)
Why can’t I stop thinking about buying this beautiful machine? Why must it haunt my dreams? I think I may need it … N E E D it!!!!
Update: I now own this this glorious machine and I love it! I don’t have a single complaint.
I decided to give this tea another try this morning, and it’s just on the meah side of okay. I don’t taste cherry or vanilla, but the black tea isn’t completely objectionable. I drank it. I don’t care to drink it again anytime soon.
I feel a little guilty about my run of negative Republic of Tea reviews lately. I really do think that they have some good blends, I just haven’t been drinking any of those lately :/
I received this tea as sample with my David’s Tea order. I tried it hot and that may have been a mistake. I really don’t detect much of a coconut flavor which is odd because the tea to coconut ratio looks to be nearly even in the dry tea. Also, the lime tastes a bit bitter to me. The black tea is nice and almost understated, but then I come back to a bitter lime rind aftertaste.
I’m a HUGE David’s Tea fan, but this one s not one of my favorites. Sorry David…
So, I’ve continued drinking this tea hoping that it may grow on me. Nope. I actually dislike it the more I drink it. I’m pouring the rest of the iced tea out because I’m done. DONE!
Today I have hangover. I’m not proud but I am dehydrated. I’ve been drinking green rooibos tea all day to replenish my stupid self, but then I rememberd that I purchased Meyer Lemon Black Tea from The Republic of Tea few days ago. I love, love, love Meyer lemons so the idea of trying this new tea really lifted my spirits.
First, I’m pissed off at myself for not noticing that this isn’t a loose leaf tea, but rather four large tea bags meant only for iced tea brewing. That aside, I love iced tea and it’s warm outside so I still had hope that I may love this tea.
Alas, I don’t love this tea. I was hoping for a clean, slightly sweet lemon flavor with a nice black tea finish. Nope. This tea has a slight lemon flavor with a perfumy (not floral) aftertaste. I don’t mind, and I actually expected, a slight floral essence like orange blossom for instance. However, this tea has an artifical perfume taste that I just don’t care for.
All of this being said, I don’t hate this tea either. I’m willing to drink the rest of the pitcher with the hope that it may grow on me. I prefer to love a tea from the first taste, but I’m just a romantic that way :)
I need a nap! Weekday drinking THE END.
Backlogging… I just love this tea! I’m so glad that David’s Tea has made it a permanent part of their tea selection.
It’s a very gloomy and rainy day today. And it’s cold! Well, LA cold anyway. I have the fireplace on and I’m craving a rich delicious comforting black tea for a bit of an afternoon pick-me-up.
I purchased this tea in November of last year and my tin is still nearly full. I couldn’t remember if there was some reason that I hadn’t been drinking this tea all winter long. This tea has two of my favorite flavor components, maple and nutty goodness.
Unfortunately, this tea isn’t great because there’s no real flavor to it at all. It’s a reasonably tasty black tea with a slight (very slight) touch of maple. Disappointing! I mixed a heaping tsp. of maple butter and lots of almond milk into the tea, and that made it taste okay. In reality, I’m really just drinking a warm cup of sweetened almond milk. Humph.
I first bought this tea a year ago and I now buy it in the bulk bag. It’s fantastic iced, and I can easily drink an entire pitcher of this tea a day in the summer.
This green rooibos tea has a light fresh flavor with a slight sweetness from the plantain, and there’s a lovely coconut finish. Plantain and coconut are an obvious winning combination. This may be my all time favorite iced tea.
I’m brewing up a simple black tea this morning for breakfast as well as for kombucha. I’m behind on my brewing and I need to get back on the booch! I think I’ll make lemon ginger, sour cherry, and strawberry mint with this brew batch. My friend recommended the strawberry mint combo and I can’t wait to try it. If you’ve never brewed your own kombucha, I highly recommend you give it a try.
So delicious! The name says it all…this green roobios is indeed fruity. This is my ideal antioxidant packed daytime tea. You can actually see the bits of dried fruit in the tea, and I love the flavorful punch they pack. Yum!!!!!
This tea makes me so happy! I forget to log this one because I almost always drink it at night as a dessert tea. Buttered Rum reminds me of those Lifesavers candies by the same name that I once ate an entire package of as a child. I loved those candies and I love this tea! It has a creamy, rich, decadent flavor that I can’t get enough of.
I owe my introduction to David’s Tea to my dear friend Taryn, (whose Steepster name escapes me at the moment), and this fantastic tea. Taryn’s tea recomendations are gospel to me now :)
I was sent a sample of this tea with my David’s Tea order. This is a very strong black tea for my taste, and I honestly didn’t get much of a raspberry or coconut flavor from it. I once loved strong black teas. If fact, I remember smashing my English Breakfast tea in the basket trying to get every last bit of flavor from it. This was a good black tea, but not one that suits my tea taste today.
I love fresh strawberies, but I hate artificially flavored strawberry foods. I took a gamble when I orderd this tea. I’ve never sipped a strawberry tea that tasted remotely like the real thing…until today. This is a strawberry tea I can definatly recomend.
Bamboo leaves make for a mellow tea base, and the sweet strawberries are complimented by a firey kiss of pink peppercorns. The pink peppercorns with their slight citrus flavor add to the pleasing fruity flavor with a tiny bit of heat. I drank my first cup of this tea hot because it’s gloomy out today, but I bet it will taste even better iced.
Well, the world didn’t end yesterday so that’s good. What isn’t so good is this tea. I’m a David’s Tea fan girl in general, but this tea left me wanting. Also, I suspect I’m a terrible vegan for even trying it. Creme Caramel with caramel bits in it almost defiantly has a dairy component, but in my tea mania I wasn’t even considering that. Six years vegan and I can still make a stupid mistake.
As a rooibos it tasted fine as all David’s Teas are high quality in my opinion, but I didn’t get much of a caramel flavor from it at all. It certainly didn’t provide as rich dessert tea and that was what I wanted. As I suspect it’s not vegan anyway, I won’t be trying it again. I have a nearly full 50g pouch if anyone wants it.