I really enjoy this honey/lemon tea, which is amazing because I’m usually turned off by most lemon teas as they taste too artificial. I can taste both flavors and it’s a nice balance. I don’t need any kind of sweetner for this. I also find that when I actually get it at Tim’s, it’s HOT! I have to wait a long time for it to cool so I can drink it.
10 Tasting Notes
I think that it’s very interesting that this is one of DTs best sellers. It has a lot going for it; the aroma (dry and brewed) is out of this world, the colour is really cool, the name is clever. A lot of people point out that this is really a ‘tisane’ and I think that’s important to remember. The brewed taste of this tea is very subtle, definitely has a mild tartness but not a lot of nuttiness. But the smell….oh the smell.
For me, this is a Tea Experience, and it’s is about holding a hot cup up to your face, inhaling the aroma and then taking a sip of the subtle sweetness. I don’t think that it’s necessary for the taste of the tea to match the flavour. It’s comforting, smooth and special.
I have had it with sweetner (agave) and without. I think a touch of sweetner enhances the flavours and that’s how I will continue to drink it. It’s too bad that it is heavy and expensive, but for me it’s worth it.
Holey cow this is robust!!! I’ve never had a straight up black tea before. With some sugar and milk this is like a meal. I’m not sophisticated enough to get all of the notes in this, but it’s really rich. I think it would make an awesome tea latte. I think next time I will use a bit less. I, too, am fascinated by the shape of these leaves…it looks like really coarse ground coffee.
I am loving this as a winter tea. I really don’t think I would enjoy it in the summer. As my profile says; chammomile is one of my all time faves, and the flavor in this is very subtle as it’s dominated by licorice. I am usually not a licorice fan, but there is something in this blend that makes it really great. The licorice is STRONG in this one. Very soothing to a sore throat, especially with a bit of honey.
I adore salted caramel, but this tea did NOT cut it for me. The dry leaf smells great, maybe a little on the sweet side. I brewed this for five minutes. There was quite a bit of scum (melted caramel) floating on the top. I added 1/2 tsp of sugar and some cream. The tea itself is alright, but the ‘salted caramel’ flavor to me reminds me of a musky potpourri. I don’t taste any salt, any caramel. I had three sips of this and cannot drink any more. Too bad, it sounded so promising.
I’m not a fan of ginger, and I don’t suffer from nausea or vomiting, but I enjoy this tea in the evening. The ginger scent/flavor is very authentic, but not overpowering. I had no idea there was stevia in this. I often have this ‘as is’, but sometimes I put some lemon juice and honey in as well. This is a really great tea on a cool night before bed. I tend to be a ‘cold’ person overall, and Chinese medicine says that ginger is a great way to control the dampness inside of cold people.
First off; this tea is a visual and olfactory delight! The mini chocolate chips and red lips are so pretty. I walked around my office all morning getting co-workers to smell the bag and they were all dazzled!
I really really enjoyed this tea. Maybe it’s because black tea is my favorite. I didn’t really find the chocolate/mint taste to be very strong, but the black tea flavor was very smooth and just the right strength. I put a bit of sugar and cream in mine and it was a wonderful way to start my work day. Even though the flavor isn’t strong; you get to really enjoy the flavors due to the smells when you put the cup up to your mouth (I’m sure that whole sentence could have been written better….but hopefully you catch my drift). My empty tea cup is on my desk and my whole office smells delicious, a few hours later.
I will definitely be buying a bigger tin of this!
So this is my very first Oolong tea. I brewed it in a glass tea infuser and I loved how the leaves unfurled. The scent of this is lovely, but I could also smell some bitterness.
My overall impression of this is that I’m not sure I ‘like’ oolong tea, but I do enjoy taking a deep whiff every time I bring my cup up to take a sip. The aftertaste is very bitter to me, but not as bitter as green tea. Even with the bitterness I found this to be very smooth to drink. Perhaps a I should add a bit of sweetener? Does anyone put milk in oolong?
I also see that people brew the same batch of leaves a few times. I have never done this. Can I brew the same leaves again tomorrow? Or does it have to be within a certain time frame (no moldy leaves please!)??
I decided to try this as I have a cold coming on. I’m not a big fan of strong, bitter herbal teas, so I really enjoyed it. In terms of flavour and aroma; not much to it. I’m not sure how much echinacea you really get from it either. But with some honey in one of my favorite mugs, it was very comforting.
I had this for the first time from the store. I ordered it as a hot soy tea latte. It was HEAVEN. The balance between root beer tastiness and latte creaminess was perfect. The soy milk added a nice bit of sweet without having to go crazy on the sugar.
I bought some for home but I haven’t had the same success. I’ve brewed it as a regular hot tea, added a bit of cream and sugar. It tastes very weak and bland. I’ve also tried making my own tea latte but I used regular milk and again, bland. I think the trick for a hot latte is to use soy milk. I have yet to try it as a cold drink.