88 Tasting Notes
I like chai teas, but I’m not really that discriminating. For me they typically fall into two categories: [can be drunk without milk and sugar], [too strong to drink without milk and sugar]. Sometimes I can tell apart other differences such as anise or vanilla, but mostly I just can’t. I prefer chais that can be enjoyed without milk and sugar.
This chai clearly falls into the first category and can be enjoyed without adding milk and sugar. It is on the mild side when it comes to spiciness and maybe has a hint of caramel if I’m looking to find it. I like it, and I am finding that the flavor is improving as it cools slightly.
This tea has a really lovely peach flavor. The cupcake is really more of a sensation than an obvious flavor or a modifier of the peach flavor. It’s a bit like baked peaches. And the aftertaste, while short, is candied peaches. I expected this tea to be good, but I’m really liking it more than expected. I find my self wanting more of this one.
I really like this tea. The aroma is wonderful. It brews up a really nice lime green and has a fruity mango taste on a slightly sweet green tea base. The base is really good. It is bright and slightly savory. I taste the genmaicha, but there is a healthy portion of green tea and matcha. The toasted rice flavor is much more subdued than I’m used to in genmaicha. I love this base and can’t wait to try other teas with this base.
This is one of my favorite 52Teas blends. I loved the original pouch that I had. When the 52Teas takeover happened and this one was reblended I was eager to restock this tea.
I am really enjoying the green tea base here. It is soft and gentle with such a lovely aftertaste. The key is to be careful not to over steep. The main flavor to me is pineapple. Then there is the marshmallow and maybe a touch of lime. While this tea is great on its own, I remember the original having a prominent lime flavor followed by marshmallow and pineapple then a hint of cherry. I would love more lime flavoring in this one. It has been awhile since I had the original, maybe my taste buds have changed?
Flavors: Marshmallow, Pineapple
So, I was on a business trip in Toronto and didn’t bring enough tea with me. I picked this up at Whole Foods. I have not seen this brand in the Whole Foods I usually shop at in Virginia. But, this is so good I’ve got to try more from Tealish.
This is creamy lemon. It’s more sweet than tart. I’ve only tried it cold brewed and it comes out perfect. I’m really impressed with how flavorful this is. I’m not used to grocery store teas being so fresh tasting.
Flavors: Cream, Lemon, Vanilla
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.