I was sent a sample of this in the mail. I love the flavor of this green tea! It is so nice and fruity, mostly blueberry but a hint of hibiscus. I will have to pick some of this up. I’m surprised I like this so much!
555 Tasting Notes
Trying this hot with no additives for the first official logging. I can tell there is more to this tea than just hibiscus as it is sweeter than the natural hibiscus tea I sampled. It has a light vanilla-pear taste that doesn’t show itself until the end of the sip. This is a nice relaxing evening cup, but I think I enjoy my tangerine hibiscus and pineapple lychee many times more than this. Although this could become a staple as a hot night time tea. Hmmm…
Thank you Jaime for letting me try this tea!
I have enjoyed the Daily Green’s from RoT that I have tried thus far, and this is no exception. The fragrance is strongly pineapple, sweet, juicy ripe pineapple, with an underlying hint of ginger’s zip. The taste is mostly of green tea, just a light, grassy green, with a bit of fruity sweetness from the pineapple. I wish the taste was as rich as the fragrance, but it is not. There is a little tickling in the back of my throat from the ginger, but it is not too strong.
This was a great choice to wash down taco night dinner tonight. Can’t decide if I want another cup, or if I will switch to an herbal….
I like my dessert teas with cream and sugar (if they are black based), and thus prepared this that way automatically. This is a very rich full cocoa flavored tea with a taste of cardamom and a light hint of cinnamon. Very nice, thanks TeaEqualsBliss for sending some my way.
Enjoying another mug full before bed. I have enough for one more cup later this week. Thank you Jaime for sending me such a wonderful tea. I will definitely be going to Teavana for some of this next week!
Need to watch my water temp on this. I really ruined the first cup. Blech. I’m glad it was my fault but sad I ruined this tea.
Too much Ginger bite hot. Really awesome peach flavor iced. Like this more than RoT’s black tea version.
Edited to increase the rating. I couldn’t when logged earlier due to writing the review on my iPhone.
Wow is this good! Thank you Jaime for sharing this with me. It is like drinking an exotic cup of cider. The mouthfeel is very similar to apple cider. I got loads of sweet coconut and a nice bite of ginger. The red rooibos isn’t as notable in this as in other rooibos blends I’ve tried. This is magnificent. I think this is the best non-hibiscus tea decaf tea I’ve had of late. Just finished a 16oz mug and can’t wait til the water is done to have some more!
This is my first experience with jasmine pearls. With that being said, I didn’t want my first experience of pearls being stuck in a bag. I got out the scissors, snipped open the bag and poured the little pearls into my perfect tea maker. I poured six ounces of 180 temp water over them and watched them for a minute. Indrank that infusion while awaiting a second steep for 1.5 minutes. After the second infusion the pearls were fully opened and a darker brew was released. I enjoyed the second steep more as it was more floral. The first one was much too light. I think this is a tea I may grab to relax, but wouldn’t drink regularly. I am curious to try better pearls.
I want to love this tea, as it has great fruity flavors that I love. Thanks to the wonderful package TeaEqualsBliss sent me, I get to sip this tea. The peach is so prominent and the blueberry so ripe and tasty, also I can really taste the apple in this. If it were anything but a rooibos base I’d be wanting more and more of this, but as it is, I can barely drink down the cup. I don’t know when I became so anti-rooibos, as I liked Tazo’s Vanilla rooibos and Harney and Son’s African Autumn, but the smell is enough to bring my stomach to knots. I just can’t get past the floraly woody smell and taste anymore. UGH Rooibos Headache!
Maybe I can have one more cup before bed…I’m going to be running to the bathroom all night after all this tea.
Another tea sample from Jaime. I brewed this the same as the Tangerine, 3 bags in 16oz water and poured over 8oz ice. I added a packet of Splenda to sweeten this tea, although I don’t think it needs it, I enjoy my hibiscus teas cold and sweet!
The blueberry is quite distinct at the end of the sip, the first taste is the hibiscus, but the blueberry ending is quite welcome. I could drink this tea pitchers at a time. It tastes just like a handful of sweet, ripe berries, there is almost a creamy undertone to it. I will definitely be buying this next trip to World Market. I received a coupon for 10% off next purchase so I may be buying a few tins of teas there.
TeaEqualsBliss sent some of this flavored tea my way. I don’t think I’ve ever had an apple black tea, yet alone an Apple Mint black tea. This tea definitely smells strongly of mint, and a bit of apple. It brews up the color of a rich black tea. Taste wise it is right on as a delicious red apple, I’m not sure I taste the mint other than in the aftertaste. I’m enjoying this more than I thought I would. It’s a sweet fruity mint tea, rather than an IN YOUR FACE with mint tea. Thanks for passing some of this my way TeaEqualsBliss.
Thanks to Jaime I get to try another flavor of the Hibiscus Superflower teas. The tangerine is very bright and full of life. I made this iced with 3 bags to 20oz of water, saving one bag to try hot. This is so full of flavor I had to buy a tin myself. I found the world market near me and picked up a tin. I think this would be great with a stick of cinnamon on a cold fall morning. I think I still like the pineapple lychee the most, but this is a close second. I can’t wait to try the other flavors! Thanks for swapping with me Jaime!
I used two sachets to 32oz water and this was great. It has a bit of a medicinal undertone a little licorice flavor. With a little splenda this made a great sweet berry flavor. I will be getting this again.
Woke up late today and allergies were kicking my behind. Decided on this tea from my samples purely because it contained mint. Mint soothes me when I feel under the weather. It didn’t lighten the blow of Benedryl to my mind, but it made me feel cool and calm. The mint is nice and mellow in this blend, but nothing special sticks out to make me want this over another minty blend.
Used 1TBSP to 16oz water. I wanted strong mint!
3 bags, 8oz hot 12oz icewater.
I’m down to my last serving of this tea :’( I think this calls for a short road trip this week up to World Market or Whole Foods. Does anyone have any recommendations for teas that can be found at either of those two stores? I want to find a good hot green tea (any type of flavor loose or bagged) and another herbal/fruit tea.
Last week I ordered a medley of sample sized herbal fruit teas from Upton Tea Imports. I loved all the fruit tisanes I’ve had iced over the summer, and am looking for a more affordable option than Teavana. This is the first tisane of seven I am trying.
I used 7tsp of tea to 42oz of water. Brewed it as 7tsp/16oz and added the rest cold to the tea. It’s pretty light in color, a light pink, and smells of strawberry. I think I will need to cut the water down to 21 ounces to make a better flavored tea. I wish I had more of this to experiment with, but alas, I do not. I won’t rate it as I am the one who butchered it.
The small cafe that is only open on weekends at my mall had this tea. I asked to try it iced. They used ONE BAG for 24oz of ice water. It tasted like cinnamon hibiscus water. Inshould have gotten a small hot cup. Now I know. I wonder how old these bags were?
Made a gallon of this iced using the hot brew method:1TBSP to 16oz hot water and then chilled it overnight. I’ve been trying to “use up” this tea, as it was the first I bought, and I’ve found much better teas I enjoy and still have 4oz to work thorugh.This makes a smoother iced tea than I remember. I love the sweet bergamot flavor from the “creme”. I will have to try this with a plain Earl to see how it compares.
I think I let this steep too long this morning, or used too much leaf. It was pretty astringent and tannin tasting. I could still smell the sweet sticky caramel, but the aftertaste was all tannins. I’ll have to watch it more closely, or throw in a spoonful of honey next time!
This tea smells lovely. It brews up to a nice amber honey color. Lighter than I excpected, but since I’ve never had a darjeeling before, I wasn’t sure much what to expect. The taste is creamy orange sherbert with a nice underlying tea base. The darjeeling really blends well with this flavor. Another winner from Frank @ 52teas. I may have to try a second steep of this iced. I’m so glad Jillian was able to send me a sample!
This made a perfect iced tea for today. I’ve never had it by itself before, and it is really good. I sweetened 2 quarts with 2 tablespoons of rock sugar and it is perfection. I thought this tea would be more pink than it turned out, but it is more a yellow tea color. I’m so glad I remembered to pick some of this up last time I went to the mall. It is really refreshing on this 85F day!
Wow, this really is as good as they say it is! Jillian, thanks for sparing me some. It is soooooo good. I definitely have to get some of this soon. I like it plain and I really like it with sugar and a spash of cream. It really does taste like a creamy coconut pie. This was the best dessert tea!
The gunpowder being mixed with orange and strawberry flavors really intrigued me. I like it-enough. I like that the strawberry isn’t overpowering the flavors. My husband stole this cup from me, I think he liked it:)