Not really a lot of tangerine specifically, but I do really like it. There is a lot of citrus going on, and the green tea is nice too. The wife got me some for Christmas and I just had to order some more.
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Not going to lie, this one is awesome! Nice and complex with all the spices. The pepper and cardamom work really well with the mint. I did find the tea wanted some sweetener, so I added a tsp of natural sugar. :) So good. In fact, the wife had an upset stomach last night and I made some of this for her. Helped her settle down.
It’s alright for a green, but kind of … uninspired? It’s not a bad, tea, but I much prefer Tao of Tea’s sencha to their Jade Cloud.
This is really, really nice. The wine notes are bold but not overwhelming, and the green tea clearly shines through. There’s a remarkable floral quality to the dry tea that reminds me strongly of grape must. It’s also present in the liquor, but more subtly. A really nice blend.
This is a very good, really smooth green tea. I steeped it for 3 minutes (recommended on the packet) and found that to be too long. I’m fairly sensitive to bitterness though. My second steeping for 90 seconds came out much better.
This has a wonderful fresh vegital aroma when dry with strong notes of grass and much lighter of spinach and smoke. The smokiness is there in the tea in the background. It doesn’t push to the front at all but does make itself known. Its definitely slightly sweet and grassy and very, very smooth. The after notes are exactly the same flavors as when drinking directly for a loooong finish.
If you’re looking for a medium flavored (as opposed to a delicate or strongly flavored) sencha that’s delightfully smooth, this is the one.
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I’m not a big fan of Teavana’s agressive selling techniques, but I and my daughter both like this tea a lot. I steeled myself to brave the local mall just after Christmas and to my delight found it on sale for 75% off :)
It has the perfect notes of sweetness and astringency and is well balanced in flavor with lots of yummy orange in both flavor and aroma. It’s my favorite orange tea.
I’m not a huge fan of coconut in my tea, it usually smells musty to me. Hot, this was..ok, but nothing to rave over or seek out to drink again. But cold? Wowzers this is gooood! I added a tsp of agave to the hot tea and because I wasn’t thrilled with it, the cup sat around and got cold. I’m so glad it did! This is very fruity and refreshing while cold. I can easily see myself drinking a lot more of this in the summer.
This one is really nice and smooth. Not a lot of grapefruit taste on drinking, but the afternotes are fantastic. I get that little astringent bite on my tongue exactly like I do after eating some grapefruit.
This is fantastic! The ginger is there in the aroma when dry along with a little sage and the basil. And then when drinking it? It’s fantastic. I’m really impressed by the gentleness and complexity of Verdant Tea’s blends. Usually if a tea is gentle, it’s not complex, but they manage to pull if off yet again. The basil, sage, and lemon are there at the beginning of the sip, and then the ginger comes in – gently – at the end to finish it off.
This was disappointing as a jasmine tea and as a green. The jasmine perfume is stale and weak, the tea was a bit bitter despite being careful with the tep and steep times. It wasn’t awful – I did manage to finish the cup, but I wouldn’t buy this again nor seek it out.
Oh wow. Just…wow. I have to be in the mood for jasmine tea, and I was so I tried some of my sample from Verdant Teas – and…wow. Very very smooth and gentle, absolutely no bitterness at all, and the jasmine perfume is incredible both when opening the package and while drinking. It’s a pure aroma, but not overly strong. By far the best jasmine I’ve had. I need to order some more of this along with their Holy Basil!
Holy cow this is yummy! Complex, sweet, basil, mint, chocolate, cream, cinnamon, spice, licorice, caramel there’s even honeydew melon at the finish. I normally don’t care a lot for spices in my tea, but this one is amazing.
After reading some of the other reviews on this one I had to try it. On opening the bag I got a really intense spinach aroma. The leaves are beautiful, all tightly and finely rolled. ON steeping, the aroma switched and was toasty with some spinach undertones. The liquor is pale yellow with a very very faint umami smell to it. The taste is..extraordinary. Very faint notes of spinach and green bean, a little umami, and a caramel finish. Very, very smooth, almost…seductive. I like this one.
My son tried some of this at the local Tevana and begged me to buy some. After Teavana’s standard sales procedure (see the end of this review) we acquired some and took it home. Made hot, It was disappointing in flavor and aroma, but I’ve since tried some cold steeped and found it to be really nice. Not sure where to put my slider, since temperature makes a large difference in my rating.
Now for the Tevana rant: Their standard sales BS consists of trying to sell you everything in the store in addition to what you go in to buy. A lot of stores offer an item or 2 when checking out, but Tevana is fairly aggressive about it. The clerk offered me no less than separate additional items to purchase. So many that I was tempted to ask him if he was behind on his quota…In addition, they consistently will over pour the tea. Now, to be fair, my local store has always told me that there was more, and would 2.5 oz instead of 2.0 be ok, but it does get old. I’m afraid I was a bit sharp with the salesman when he poured out 2.8 oz and asked if I was ok with that. He didn’t bother asking about the over pour on the 2 other teas I purchased that day, and simply made sure they were exactly what I ordered.
This was much milder than Adagio’s Pina Colada – and that’s a good thing. Not my favorite tea, but not obnoxious like that colada.
I don’t think honeybush or rooibos teas are my thing. They all seem to taste like a mix of old tree bark and dirt.
I cold steeped this one after reading several reviews and found it to be really nice.
A nice mint/green tea combo. Nothing special or unique, though.
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I made some white monkey today and used my perfect tea maker from Teavana. It had a earthy smell during steeping, and was a fairly run-of-the-mill, mellow green tea with slightly earthy undertones until the finish which was intriguing. After every sip there was this unique flavor sensation that I’ve never come across before.
The best way I can describe it was the smell of water. It was a cool, bright brassy note after every sip that stayed on he tongue for just about a second, but it was consistent and definitely there. It was almost metalic in its brightness, but not heavy or cloying like metals. A really interesting flavor to say the least. I’ll be buying more of this one.
This is a really nice fruity herbal tea without the harsh and overly strong flavors you get with herbals like Celestial Seasonings. It has a wonderful deep red color to it and smells wonderful. I’ll be trying it over ice soon.
This was fairly mellow and very smooth with a strong earthy overtone and some light fruity undertones to it. Not my favorite, but exactly why I can’t really say. The flavor was just not something I cared for, and it’s bugging me because I can’ really say why. It’s not a bad tea, just not for me.
This had a really nice aroma as soon as I opened the bag: strong peach fragrance with caramel and smoke – almost like some cobblers I’ve had. The liquor is a bright yellow. The flavor when hot is nice and smooth, the white tea is there, although the peach overpowers it a little. There’s also a brighter note of astringency that works well with the nasal peach finish. Very mellow and doesn’t need sweetener.
The peach flavor and smell are more like peach gummy candy than anything natural, but still nice. As the tea has grown cooler, the artificial peach flavor,as well as the sweetness, has gotten more pronounced.