Oddly enough, while I can taste the hibiscus in this tisane, I don’t mind it that much as it isn’t very strong or prominent, and it just seems to ‘go’ with the other ingredients. I added a bit of honey to sweetened it, but after deliberation I think it tastes better without. I guess the fruit in it is so naturally sweet you don’t really need anything extra.
1430 Tasting Notes
I’m getting a distinctly nutty flavour this time around but it isn’t a ‘heavy’ taste and the tea still tastes quite smooth and light in the mouth. This was just a small sample and I’ve maybe got enough leaves left for one more small cup. is a sad panda
The smell of this tea is delightfully peachy and conjures up images of sweet, ripe fruit, that’s dripping with juice when you bite into it on a hot summer day. Mmmm…
The taste was surprisingly light and delicate without any of the biscuity/baked flavour I’m used to tasting in oolongs. But then again, I’m not exactly an expert with this type of tea – if there was a ‘Oolongs For Dummies’ I’d totally be there! Suffice to say I have no idea what a Wuyi oolong is supposed to be like, so I’ll skip that and just evaluate it on it’s own.
The flavour is smooth, sweet and fruity and the peach isn’t overwhleming. It tastes very natural unlike some flavoured teas which taste like someone dumped in a bottle of perfume. I’d say this is probably my favorite Stash tea to date.
Another tea that feels good on a scratchy throat.
I have a queasy stomach and sore throat right now, so I brewed up a mug of this tea. It’s very minty but there’s also a vegetal/herbal taste to it. Nothing else in particular stands out – it’s much better tasting than a lot of medicinals teas and a lot of medicines in general (anyone else ever consumed Buckley’s Cough Syrup? Urgh!).
I do notice a marked improvement, even half an hour after drinking it my throat doesn’t feel as irritated and I no longer feel like I’m about to toss my cookies any second. So this tea gets major pointage for its effectiveness.
Meh, not feeling very well right now. Here’s hoping this helps a little bit, I’m going to bed right after I drink this. :(
Not bad for chai that cost $1.63. I can distinctly taste a trace of anise in the tea that’s interesting, but not too licorice-y. None of the spices are particularly intense or prominent.
Urgh, morning came too early (again) but at least I have this tea to keep me company. Here’s hoping all the studying I did last night paid off and I do well on my Policy&Planning test first thing at school.
Five minutes is too much steeping for the green tea in this blend I think. It brought out the flavour of the actually tea present (instead of the mint) however it had a rather bitter tang to it that I didn’t like. As for the other (supposed) ingredients in this tea? Yeah, I still got nothin’.
I think I was right when I said earlier that this tea is like a high-quality version of Twining’s Lady Grey. I think it’s a bit too harsh and astringent plain but when I add milk or honey (like I did this time) it takes the sharp edge off of it.
I think the key is not to steep this tea for too long. At 3.5 minutes the ginger is at just the right strength although I do wish that the peach flavour was stronger, although it’s still detectable. It does taste a bit on the astringent side today for some reason.
This is my last bag of this (it was part of a green tea sampler) but I’d buy this tea again.
So I decided to follow suit with everyone else and drink an almond tea (marzipan is close as I have). The nutty-sweet, uncomplicated flavour is great after a big supper (the boyfriend made a wonderful steak) and the hint of rooibos tartness is nice without being too harsh or unpleasent.
This one is definite on my (short) list of rooibos teas that I actually enjoy drinking.
It’s been awhile since I’ve drunk this so I decided to give it a go for something different today. The taste is very vegetal as I’ve said before but it has a richness to it that’s nice enough. I am noticing that I feel more awake and energetic, which is a point in this drink’s favour.
Yawns This is a good wake-up call this early in the morning.
This tea brews up a beautiful deep red colour and it smells like hot fruit punch!
As for taste I hate to say it but it’s quite similar to every other ‘tart’ tea out there where the flavour is dominated by the hibiscus. It isn’t nearly as bad as in some teas (Stash I’m looking at you guys) and I am getting faint notes of other fruits so I’m willing to give this one points for that. Definitely nothing recognizable as mango though, although I might try less steeping next time and see if that alters the flavours at all.
On an unrelated note: Artichoke Green Tea?! What the hell Adagio?!?!
This does smell and taste baked but it’s almost more a yeasty, fresh-baked bread sort of taste. But I’m also noticing a vegetable-like undertone, almost like spinach. Cooked spinach and bread? Spinach bread? XD
I figured with all the horrible stress I’ve been under that my body could use a bit of a clean-up, here’s hoping it actually helps.
I’m not sure how old this is, it’s been sitting in my mother’s cupboard for an unknown length of time so the quality might not be up to par. Still it’s a pleasent, smooth tea that’s easy to drink early in the morning.
One question, what exactly is supposed to be IN an English Breakfast tea? I’ve heard in various places that it’s supposed to be: pure Keemun, a blend of Ceylon and Assam, a blend of Ceylon, Assam and Darjeeling, pure Ceylon, the list goes on. So which one is the ‘true’ English Breakfast???
Rrr, I need to get a filter with a finer mesh for this tea because I HATE having to pick bits of rooibos and chamomille out of my teeth after I drink it!
It might not be my absolute favorite, but this is a great tea to drink on a cold, blustery day when I can practically feel winter stretching out it’s hands.
This is the first time I’ve tried brewing tea with those little T-Sac pouches. It’s less cleaning-up and fewer stray leaves left in my cup but I think it maybe ‘blocks’ some of the flavour a little bit.
I picked this up at the Tim Hortons on campus because I needed something to keep me going in between classes.
Given that this is a company that specializes in coffee I don’t exactly expect gourmet, tea-house quality from them, and that’s perfectly okay. It’s a pretty unremarkable tea, a little on the weak side, but at least it avoids the bitterness that many low-quality blacks carry. It’s also one of the few teas I add sugar to, mostly to make it more interesting and to give me an energy rush.
All in all it’s a pretty mild, inoffensive tea.
Mmm, just what I need to refresh me this morning.
I was over at my parents’ place for supper tonight and my mom gave me what was left of her box of this tea. The odor of the brewed tea is actually of vanilla, not mint so much, and it’s very pleasent and soothing. I love how the mint is distinct but it’s softened, not mouth-numbingly overpowering like so many mints teas are. There are distinct green tea/herbal flavours mixed in as well as the faintest hint of vanilla. It makes a great drink around bed time (the green tea is decaf).
Actually, I was thinking that this might be a good tea to try icing as well. I’ll have to experiment wih that.
This is the first time I’ve tried this tea iced and I LOVE it! It’s deliciously fruity and the white tea holds up the flavour without being hidden by it.