158 Tasting Notes
With this tea, I get a lot of bitter flavors, which makes sense with the cranberry and citrus. I actually LIKE overbrewed black teas for their bitterness and I drink my coffee black, but I didn’t find the orange/cranberry mix to be cozy. I do get a little bit of the cinnamon flavor, which I think rounds it out better. I don’t think the hibiscus helps this tea, the flavors are already bitter enough I think the hibiscus just makes it more so. I was also hoping for that fresh baked flavor that you get in a lot of dessert teas and didn’t quite find it. Again, I don’t dislike it but I also won’t be purchasing a large amount.
Flavors: Bitter, Cinnamon, Citrus, Cranberry, Tart
I find it so odd that this tea is named for it’s nuttiness yet the first ingredient is apricot. I was hoping for a warm, toasty, creamy taste and while there is a warmth to it, it’s mostly fruity. I think the monk fruit adds a sweetness that I also didn’t expect with this tea. I don’t dislike it, but the name is a bit misleading. I understand that there are nuts/nut flavoring in it, but it’s not the first flavor you get on your first sip.
Flavors: Apricot, Citrus, Fruity
I’m not going to say this is my favorite tea, but of the other teas in my office this one has a label that says “medium caffeine” while the others say “low caffeine”. I’m trying to ween myself off of caffeine, and as much as I love my tea…I’m also a guilty coffee/energy drink drinker. This is such a painful withdrawl and I’m open to any and all suggestions you have to offer. I can promise that none of my clients/employer meetings today are getting my A Game.
Some of you know but some don’t…I have been in the process of switching jobs over the past month and things have been VERY hectic. My swap recipients, I haven’t forgotten about you, I’m sorry it seems like I have (ummm because you don’t have your tea yet) but it will be on it’s way shortly.
I’m sitting at my new desk in my new office (which I don’t share with anyone and have therefore decorated with bright colors, flowers, and of course and MASSIVE selection of teas and a kettle for days like today!). It’s like 100 degrees in Northern Vermont today but my office is like an ice box, I’m totally not complaining, this rocks. So I’m organizing the files that I’ve inherited with a cardigan on sipping some Jumpy Monkey!!
I haven’t had any caffeine yet today so this is exactly what I needed. A nice strong, rich, smooth flavor with a spicy nuttiness that I just love. I can see this being my go to for first thing in the morning when I get to the office. Really just wanted to post an update because I miss Steepster and I didn’t want you to think I had forgotten to be drinking tea.
Got this in a swap from whatshesaid, thank you :)
I know this has a ton of mixed reviews, like it smells ok then tastes awful but works well. Well…I think it smells and tastes great and I don’t think it’s made its way through my system yet so I can’t say if it works or not. It tastes a LOT like the Aveda Calming Tea to me. It has this natural sweetness so even people who like sugar in their tea would find that they don’t with this one. I think this is relaxing and soothing, I would love this on a bleak day when my tummy is iffy…like today!
I can absolutely see myself stocking this in my collection regularly, and with the tea club promo from the Steeper I probably will do so.
So this is pretty great. The rooibos taste is strong enough that I know it’s a rooibos but slight enough that I can taste the coconut. I don’t notice much lavendar, maybe because I wasn’t looking for it. I made it hot a little while ago and it was soothing, now I’m picking up the remainder of what’s left (cold) and it is AMAZING cold!! I guess when I really pay attention to the details, the lavendar is there, but to me it’s much more of a simple soothing flavored rooibos, which I can seeing loving at bedtime or post meals (especially BIG meals). I would order this for sure, and with my tea club card that came with my steeper, I think I will once bills are straighened out!
Thank you to Dexter3657 for this sample!! When I smelled this brewed I thought “this is soda” and then I sipped it and it was like hot flat soda…which actually was kind of better than it sounds. This tea has ridiculously awful reviews which is funny because I didn’t hate it. It was weird for sure, but like the note that came with my swap package said “everyone should try it at least once”! It is very cola like, I can’t understand how they get it to taste like that. It isn’t something I would purchase if it ever came back, but I am definitely glad to try it!!