9 Tasting Notes

39

Not bad just disappointing. Chamomile has third billing but it is the dominant flavor in this herbal blend. There is a hint of orange in the finish and I don’t taste any starfruit. Nice enough for a late night cuppa, but nothing to write home about.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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69

This herbal has be best raspberry flavor I have tried! I like it plain. I just tried it with a teaspoon honey for my throat (I’ve been really sick) and the tangy/sweet contrast was mouthwateringly good.

Can’t wait to try it iced mixed with black tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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72

Love the savory flavor (Umami-ness?) from the toasted rice. First steep was a little weak at 2 minutes but very enjoyable. I steeped the bags a second time for 3 minutes. Both 16 ounce mugs were drained in record time.

12/04/12 Steeped 2.5 minutes. Perfect for me, so yummy and satisfying. Nom, nom, nom.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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25

Not for me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Nik

Is it honeybush in general that you dislike, or specifically this one? If specifically this one, what was it about it that was different from other ones? Paper bag taste? Something else? Thanks! =) (You say in your profile that you’ve yet to find a rooibos you can stomach and honeybush is often considered its close cousin, so now I’m thinking maybe it’s just honeybush you don’t like, but…doesn’t hurt to ask, eh?)

Dixie_Amazon

I would have to say it is this specif on since it is the only one I have tried. It is similar to various rooibos I have tried in that there is a flavor I can’t describe that that makes my throat close up (not quite gag) and I cannot finish the cup. It is a shame because I really wanted to like it. There are so many tasty sounding blends using rooibos and honeybush.

Nik

Aww… I’m sorry it didn’t work for you… =( On the other hand, this is the straight flavour. Maybe a yummy-sounding blend will be flavourful enough to overwhelm the rooibos or honeybush base enough for you to enjoy it.

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50

I have tried this several times with various brew times and cannot get past the rooibos flavor. Meh.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Dixie_Amazon

That sounds wonderful.

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60

This made a refreshing cup. The on the initial sip I tasted a chemical wang but as the tea cooled a little the soft apricot flavor came through. The green tea was mild with little astringency. Good for nights when I want a lot of tea but also would like to sleep later.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Nik

“chemical wang” lol! Sounds like a band name.

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drank Green Tea by Bigelow
9 tasting notes

Very meh hot but it works really well for sun tea. I use 3 bags plus one of whatever lemon or jasmine green tea that is on hand. 4 hours is plenty in the hot Louisiana summer sun.

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73

Another vote for the nostalgia rating. I still like it and it is my go to tea when I have a cold because of the comfort factor and I can still taste it. I prefer the loose but due to the spices I don’t taste the paper when prepare with the bags

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Bio

I am a SAHM with three teenage sons. Long time tea lover.

While I was born in the South I don’t drink the super sweet the area is known for. Sometimes I will add a teaspoon of sugar to a quart of tea.

I drink black, oolong and green teas, oolong being my favorite. I have yet to find a rooibos I can stomach and have not tried honey bush yet.

Location

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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