83 Tasting Notes
Generally I have found that I love the idea of grapefruit teas, but not the execution. Most grapefruit teas are tart or bitter, which reminds me of white grapefruit. I’m a huge fan of sweet red grapefruit, not white. This is the first tea I’ve tried that reminds me of red grapefruit. The brown sugar flavor really makes this delicious. I taste grapefruit and brown sugar. And, the tea is so creamy. I wish I had more of this one.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Grapefruit
Fantastic iced tea! I love the candied cherry flavor. It is light, refreshing, and tastes just like cherry ice cream without being bitter or astringent. The flavoring isn’t overwhelming. Some sips taste predominately of black tea, some have that sweet candy cherry in the taste and aftertaste. I chose to cold brew the iced tea bag for 12 hours overnight in the refrigerator and think that was the perfect choice.
This is a really yummy chai. The licorice flavors from the fennel and anise are really shining. The taste is savory and spicy, but not bitter or hot spicy. I don’t really notice much in the way of pepper. I like this plain without milk or sugar, but also look forward to trying it with milk and sugar.
Flavors: Anise, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ginger
This is a very unique flavor that kind of grows on me. When I first read the label, I read citrus. When I first opened the package, the smell was strong, and really it smells quite a bit like cola (think coca-cola) . When brewed, the cola aroma morphs into something more flowery/perfumy. The taste when brewed is definitely flowery (honeyed rose) with citrus elements (though it isn’t really a strongly citrus tea by any means) so it didn’t occur to me that I had misread the label. But, when I read through the description provided by Verdant, I noticed my mistake. So, I looked up cistus and found that it is a type of flower. Very interesting and I’m glad to have tried something so different. I’m definitely enjoying this tea.
Flavors: Citrusy, Perfume, Rose
This tea is quite pleasant. It is a smooth back tea with a nice berry flavor. The tea is slightly sweet without adding any sweetener. I don’t think I would have ordered it, but I received it as a sample in the catalog and now that I’ve tried it, I might pick it up if I saw it in the store.
I brewed the single tea bag in a cup of water at 195°F for 3 minutes.
This tea is such an interesting concept that I’ve really enjoyed trying. It’s good, but I’m not so sure it tastes like cola. I smell and taste spice. There is also a baked good quality to it. So, it’s almost like liquid moist spice bread. The bread like flavor is really prominent in the aftertaste.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Clove, Spices
This makes an excellent breakfast tea and I find it quite enticing. The aroma and taste make my mouth water. It has a delicious rich malty quality and a lovely taste of praline. There is a slight impression of sweetness and a slight pleasing astringency in the aftertaste. I actually steep it a bit longer than the recommended 1 minute and use cooler water and less leaf instead. I have found that the second steep isn’t nearly as good as the first. Maybe this is a result of my different steeping parameters; I’m not sure.
Flavors: Caramel, Malt, Nutty
This is a tasty tea that reminds me of strawberry banana yogurt with fruit at the bottom, which was always my favorite yogurt flavor. The flavors evoke a sense of sweetness about the tea without actually being sweet. The strawberry is a little candy-like and is equally balanced by the banana and tea. I am enjoying this chilled.
Flavors: banana, Strawberry
Well, I’m finally finishing this packet. I tried to stretch it out as long as possible because I really liked this one. Some of the blends from Verdant have been a little odd (but, I’m happy to try them). This one, I just loved. I love authentic tasting floral teas, citrus, and vanilla, all flavors present in this tea. It is also really flavorful. Juicy is a great way to describe this. The dominant floral is definitely jasmine, followed by citrus, and then vanilla. The texture is almost syrupy. The aftertaste is floral and sweet.
Flavors: Citrus, Jasmine, Rose, Vanilla