This isn’t from my Harney & Sons order, I’ve had this from before. Normally I love this tea but today it came out tasting rather weak. I think I let the water cool too much before I steeped it.
1427 Tasting Notes
I grabbed the wrong teabag this morning so I didn’t intend to drink this. One thing I can say in its favour is that it’s very hard to scald this green tea since I used boiling water (I thought it was a black tea) and steeped it for quite awhile. Or it could just be the sourness of the hibiscus is disguising any bitterness
Steeped for 3 min in less-than-boiling water.
This is a light, gentle, and slightly sweet white tea with the bitter citrus taste of bergamot. Bergamot flavouring is about the only time I can stand bitterness in my tea. In this one it’s enough to give the tea some bite, but it isn’t the punch in the face you can get with some earl greys.
Yay, my Harney & Sons order arrived this morning! does a happy dance
This tea is smooth as silk without any bitterness, and yet the flavour is distinct and not at all weak. This is a tea with presence, it knows it doesn’t have to shout to be noticed.
Drank this with a touch of honey again. When it’s brewing it has an almost berry-like scent to it which is very pleasent.
Despite being a bagged tea this re-steeps very well.
Ahhh, light and fruity, just the thing I need to unwind after my exam.
In case you hadn’t guessed I stayed up all night studying for a midterm. Guh. At least this tea is helping me perk up a little bit.
Minty tea is minty.
I can’t really taste any tarragon unfortunately, so this is basically pure mint. Although the very faint, slightly herby taste I get on the back of my tongue might be tarragon. If you squint and don’t look too hard.
My stomach was a little unsettled after supper and drinking this made me feel much better. I added a bit of extra green tea so its taste is more distinct than last time.
I swear Tazo has ben adding more and more sweetener to their bottled iced teas recently. I still enjoy the distinct but not overpowering taste of mint and the touch of lemon in this tea. It’s very refreshing and helps to clear my head.
It was perfectly fine before, so I don’t see why they felt the need to dump a tone of extra sugar in all of a sudden. >:(
Made a pot of this for my boyfriend and I this morning and it’s as good as ever. This is rapidly becoming my favorite tea and the non-tea-drinking boyfriend-creature likes it too. :D
I steeped this for a bit too long and the almond taste is a bit too strong. It’s not undrinkable but I’ll have to remember to keep a better eye on the steeping time.
It re-steeps nicely too.
This tea has a sweet, sort of light flavour with a hint of toastiness.
Re-steeped the leaves from last night and it came out a little weak. Meh.
An old standby, especially in the morning.
Unfortunatly steeping this longer doesn’t make it taste better, only more herb-y. Basically it tastes like it’s ‘good’ for you. :S
Went nicely with my dad’s pumpkin pie tonight. :D
Steeped for 1.5 minutes. The tea wasn’t bitter but I couldn’t taste and strawberry or current flavours in it with this short a steeping time. The mix of green teas seems a little weird because you lose the individual flavours and characteristics of each tea.
Steeped this morning for 2.5 minutes and it came out very nice with the rose not too overpowering.
This was a really interesting tea, the steeping recommendations were for 2 tsps for 30 seconds in 190 F water. Lacking a working thermometer I had to guestimate on the water temp, but it doesn’t seem to have hurt anything.
The first steep had a sort of clear, slightly sweet taste (I have no idead what to compare it to) on the tip of the tongue which faded into a baked flavour I’m familiar with in my Formosa Oolongs (although not as strong).
The second steep (for 1 min) tasted much more vegetal, almost like a green tea – did someone switch the leaves on me while I wasn’t looking?! It also had that hint of clear sweetness, particularly as it cooled.
Mmmm, much better. :)
Apparently I was gripped in a fit of insanity this morning because I decided to re-steep the leaves from the last cup. The tea was even muddier than before (I was hoping it would be less) and the flavour still unimpressive. Bleh.