Whoa does this smell spicy! I used a lot of leaf for my first cup of this:1TBSP. I taste a light chocolate and a heavy spice. I don’t get much cheesecake flavor but maybe some cream or sugar would help bring this out. This is different from the chai with chocolate in that it is a stronger ,more ginger flavored chai with less of a chocolate creaminess to it. I like it, I may have to have chai with chocolate after it to compare more
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I won this as part of Tea-Oh’s facebook contest a few weeks ago. I wish I knew what all of the ingredients were, as something in it is just not sitting right with my tongue. Maybe it’s that I used skim milk instead of the richer soy or half and half, maybe it’s the CTC sized leaves, it just wasn’t a tea for me.
I’m looking to give this tea another home. Roughly 50g left. It is similar to Adagio’s masala chai with some added roseblooms. PM me or leave a comment if you would like this tea forwarded to you to try. I really think other chai lovers may enjoy it. I just think I’ll stick with my favorite chai with chocolate-52teas for awhile.
Had this iced with 1/2 Minute Maid light Lemonade. YUM. Really brought out the citrus-lime flavor and sweetened up the hibiscus. I really like how RoT does hibiscus. I may have to get more of their hibiscus blends soon!
Thanks to Jillian, I get to try this honeybush concoction. The smell from the bag is quite strong and sarsaparilla. I used to work at a cafe that made italian sodas and cream sodas and a popular one was sarsaparilla (root beer). I miss those syrups, quite the wonderful selection. I steeped this blend for 8 minutes in boiling water.
I’m not getting much of the “float” but the root beer is certainly there. I still taste the woodsy honeybush underneath the root beer, but I don’t mind it. I can’t see myself drinking this every day, but it is something I could see myself craving. Quite the treat. Thanks again Jillian for sending me samples!
Thanks Janefan for sending me some of this tea. I steeped it at 180F for 3 minutes, but think I need to play around with the parameters more because I didn’t taste much citrus, just mint. I think this would be good added to a plain or citrus green tea blend, as I couldn’t taste much tea. The mint was nice and light though, not in your face like a straight up peppermint tea. This was a nice relaxing after dinner cuppa.
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I tried this iced my last evening in Las Vegas. I’m not sure what the quantity of leaf or steeping parameters used were, but it was pretty weak for a 32oz humongous jug of iced tea. The color was a light pink/mauve color. I had a bit of honey added per the barista/tea guys recommendation. I really enjoyed this tea. It had a light, sweet berry flavor. The honey brought out more of the sweet berry flavor and smoothed out the taste. I would love to place an order with them and try some of the other herbal blends. Need more herbals in my cupboard. This tea was delightfully impressive, wish I had more nights to get more!
Decupboarding this tea. Iced is the way to go. A little honey adds a better finish to it, and a lot of ice waters down the Apple Pucker feel. Drank so much iced hibiscus tea while in Las Vegas that I had to make something similar when I got home. This hits the spot for now, but I really want to try Swedish Berries from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf with my own steeping parameters. Hope to place an order with them soon. Only 10-12 more teas to finish before I order again.
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Mmmm this is wonderful, really hits the spot. I was craving a sweet dessert tea this afternoon and this was waiting for me in my mailbox. Thanks to the SororiTea Sisteres blog contest I get to enjoy this richly caramel tea along with a tin of Liberteas British Breakfast tea. Much thanks for the tea!
MMMMM….loving the smell of the tea leaves :) I bought a 6ozish sized container of this when I was at the O’Hare airport the beginning of July. The container is thick glass (unfortunately clear glass, so the tea will be affected by light, but it resides in my dark cupboard when not in use). The glass lets you see the leaves and strawberry pieces and it looks very nice, the leaves are dark and long.
While steeping this tea is very fragrant. It is sweet and tart, similar to strawberry fro-yo with a sencha background. On the tongue it isn’t quite so yogurty but more of a sweet strawberry flavor. The sencha is a great pairing for the strawberry and vanilla flavor as it is upholding it’s own against the strong strawberry. The vanilla adds a little creaminess to this tea. I wouldn’t need milk or sugar for this brew, it is good and flavorful on it’s own. Very happy I was able to get some of this tea.
Finally got around to trying this this morning and what do I do…I forget that it’s brewing as I go about my morning rituals. I think it steeped between 10-15 minutes. I’m screaming at myself in my head because this tea has got to be incredibly spicy by now…and I’ve ruined it. With high hopes I added 2 tbsp of soymilk and took a first sip. A second sip. After a third sip I was burning and tingling. I couldn’t drink anymore :( Will try again this afternoon…Cofftea, I don’t think I am up to the overnight in the fridge cold brew chai challenge with this one!!!!
Thanks Jessica for sending some of this my way to test out.
I was so impressed with the dry scent of this tea that I sniffed (huffed) the bag while the water was boiling. I love that there was a large chunk of pineapple mixed in with the honey bush. I love how sweet tasting this tisane is without any additions necessary. It tastes like a bite of sweet cake with sweet glazed pineapple baked into it and a slight hint of cherry. Yum. This was great hot and even better as it cools. I can’t wait for more of Frank’s honey bush blends!
Thanks to Jessica I get to try another of Franks delicious sounding blends. This one wasn’t super impressive. I enjoyed the flavor of the green base, but couldn’t get much flavor out of the fruit cocktail. Tasted mostly like a muted fruit, maybe the sugary corn syrup the fruits soaked in, rather than the fruits themselves? That always had a mild fruit flavor to it. Not a bad tea, just didn’t knock my socks off like the Elderberry I cherish.
Makes a great light flavored iced tea. Must get another tin!
This was a great pick for a relaxing late night cuppa. The mints blend nicely with the tea and don’t whack you over the head with their minty selves. Glad I can still taste the green tea through them. I should have saved the leaves for an iced cup after the morning workout, but too tired to think clearly. Very fresh cup o tea. Maybe I’ll dream of winter…sounds good in the sweltering heat wave we’re currently under!
Another TTB from Teachat tea. Glad for the opportunity to taste so many signature blends!
Another sample from the TTB on Teachat. This is a very flavorful, sweet blend. I think this is the perfect afternoon black tea. Not too powerful, just smooth and wonderful.
Wow is this one berry fruity! This is a lemony, berry, slightly tart green/white tea. I wasn’t sure quite how to brew this one, but it turned out pretty great. I like the natural sweetness from the berry blast. I bet this would make one heck of an iced tea! Glad I have a bit more to try. Got this from a TTB passed around on Teachat.
Yumm! This tea is just the warm spicy creamy cup of joy I needed this morning. The cream and vanilla green really make the thai chai much more enjoyable. This is a great blend, especially when I added a little bit of milk to it. Thanks Rachel for sending this my way!
Made this iced for the husband tonight and stole a few sips :)
I don’t care for this much cold. It’s a decent cup hot, but lowering a few points as it isn’t as good as I remember it. Will try again hot to compare. It must be the aveyurdic chai and not the spice of life that was being sampled at the Teavana near me yesterday…something made him and I both crave this tea. Might have to pick up some of the other next time. Ah, how the shopping list grows :(
Sorry it took so long to get around to your sample, Garrett. Many thanks for sending this tea in the mist of end of semester projects/papers/finals/presentations! I decided to go with iced on this this evening as it is over 90 here in IL today. I still have enough left to try this hot another day. I like the lightly tart pomegranate flavor in this white tea. It’s nothing amazingly special, but it is a decent cup of pomegranate white tea. I don’t think it will be something I purchase, but maybe something I choose to drink when I visit Argo again. Happy for the cooling properties in white tea, and in having this cold today:)
I had a treat receipt from ordering coffee this morning, and this has been something I’ve been trying to get the courage up to try. So I ordered it to drink on the way home from work as a treat. Unfortunately the tea flavor/matcha in this is the epitome of exactly what I don’t like in a green tea. I can’t get past the fresh hay flavor that this tea brings out. Leads me to think I really will not enjoy matcha, as this flavor/smell is something I just can’t do. Even the amount of sugar and whipped cream didn’t make it do able for me. My husband slurped it all up pretty quickly though :)