19 Tasting Notes
Apparently I don’t like floral teas – fruity and dessert for me I guess!
Got this as a sampler with my (40% off) tin of red velvet and I’d been wanting to try it so that worked out well for me. May have slightly oversteeped it as I got distracted talking to my boss but I don’t think that was the issue for me. Tasted like I imagine drinking soap would. Thought maybe sugar would help but nope, that made it worse. Sigh. Oh well, at least it was a free sampler. And now I know to avoid the floral ones.
I love guava and have ever since I visited Hawai’i a couple of years ago. So when Davids had a guava tea, I knew I had to try it. Ordered it over the weekend and got a free 50g bag of Goji Pop with it, so can’t complain.
The dry smell is incredible. As soon as I ripped the top off the bag, I could smell it. Tropical and fruity and yum.
The taste was ok. I tried it hot and could definitely taste the hibiscus, which I’ve realized is a bit off-putting for me. I’ll have to make it iced and slightly sweetened to know for sure how I feel about it though.
This tea is nice. The dry scent is strongly rooibos but once it’s steeped it’s a warm mix of rooibos and vanilla. The taste pretty much reflects that – Rooibos flavour, but not unpleasantly so, with a smooth vanilla flavour accompanying it. Also makes a BEAUTIFUL dark red tea. Overall pleased with this impulse buy!
This is definitely one of my favourite teas. I love GOOD maple flavour, and this has it. It’s perfect to have hot on a rainy day. Quickly becoming my go-to at work. And it smells amazing! My friends and I were in downtown Ottawa to watch the fireworks on Canada Day and someone mentioned that something smelled delicious – sure enough I recognized it as Oh Canada being steeped nearby. Needless to say there was a little teasing for that one.
Note: my little brother (a sugar fiend) got this iced AND added agave. I gave it a sip, but iced maple tea is not for me. And it was definitely waaaay too sweet. Ugh.
Just picked this one up yesterday on the suggestion of the girl in the store. I told her I wanted a fruity mate that would be good hot or cold, and she suggested this one.
The smell is incredible. Very tart smelling, with a strong lemony scent.
Steeped it hot, and it definitely was tart! I may try it again in the future with less leaf but I’d always found Teavana’s teas to need about a 1/2 tsp more than suggested (at least). As it was, I added some sugar (at the office without agave) and it was nice. Kind of reminded me of a tastier NeoCitran? That kind of lemony flavour, with raspberry notes. Not bad, but probably won’t re-buy.
I tried this one a couple of times, hoping I’d end up liking it. I’ve been looking for a nice apple tea (although I think what I really want is Beaver Tails apple cider and trying to convince myself that tea will do) and bought this on sale. Unfortunately, the spice taste is waaay too strong. It barely tastes like apple It’s all the spices, with a ton of cinnamon and a slight tartness that I’m assuming is what little apple flavour there is coming through. Ugh. Now I have to find something to do with the rest of the box I bought.
Lately I’ve been really enjoying all the pu’erhs I’ve tried, so I was excited for this one. It’s nice and smooth but I don’t really get any particular distinct taste from it. I guess it most closely resembles a Terry’s Chocolate Orange? That said, I do enjoy it but doubt I’ll be running out to buy more after I finish this pack off.
This is quite nice. I’d definitely like to try it over ice, as it was a little sickly sweet tasting while super hot. But once I’d let it cool down some, it had a nice fruity, citrusy taste that was neither overbearingly sweet nor tart (which, given the fruits in it, could have easily happened). The mate gives it a nice kick and helped me to actually focus in my morning classes on what SHOULD BE a holiday Monday.
Got this one as a soy latte to go while on an Easter/tax refund/pre-exam mate stock up/shopping spree with my best tea buddy. I’d had it once before (I think as a sample? Who knows) and remembered really liking the sweetness. Well, certainly didn’t disappoint today! It was nice a sweet, but still smooth and not overpowering and was perfect to sip on while walking downtown on one of the first nice Sundays Halifax has seen this year. Almost convinced me to turn around and buy 25g of it to take home with me. Next time!