90 Tasting Notes
A very pleasant tea – I got my samples tonight and loved the sample bags. I’m a dork but all that matters. The smell of this one delicious – had to take about 10 sniffs before brewing.
Brewed a large tsp in my cup for about 4 minutes. The taste is pure and smooth and very clean. The black tea base is not overpowering at all but does a good base. I don’t taste wine much and only a tiny bit of strawberries – mainly I taste peach flavor. It’s kind of like a strawberry flavored peach. It’s refreshing and fun and light
Flavors: Peach, Strawberry
Unfortunately I’m not impressed with this one. While I still love their green ginger offering, this one comes across plain with the mildest peach touch when piping hot, but nothing memorable. As it cools down, the peach becomes more present but not necessarily as a juicy treat. It’s not fake tasting, but it doesn’t do much, and with the coolness comes mild bitterness.
Overall it’s pretty boring, but at least the packaging is cute.
I really liked this one, but seem to be in the minority. My friend sent me the small box of tea bags, not the loose tea. I loved the maple smell and think it was a pleasant black base with a nice maple undertaste. Already went through the box and finished all the tea.
Flavors: Maple Syrup
I’m not a fan of mango tea in general, but this was a free sample in an order. I found it pretty good considering what it was and that it’s not a personal preference. A tiny touch of waxy flavor that’s always present, but it’s overall pleasing and uplifting. The tea bag delivered a strong taste.
Flavors: Fruity, Mango
I’m glad I ordered a full tin of this. I’m a black tea fan but I’m picky on breakfast and afternoon blends. This one isn’t labeled as such really, but it works perfectly as either of those. It’s a pleasant, appealing, aromatic black tea that will work well as a staple in my tea cupboard. I haven’t tried adding any cream or milk to it, but a small drop of sugar adds a nice enhancement.
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This tea is a black basic tea. Nothing special about it but nothing awful. I can tell it will tend to get too strong or bitter if you oversteep or overfill. I managed not to do that. Not a bad tea at all for those who want a strong, basic black, but there are no special frills. I will drink the rest of the sample I ordered, but I don’t see myself ordering a full bag.