14 Tasting Notes
I got this during a recent trip to Disney. It comes in a cute tin which claims the contents to be “The Official Unbirthday Tea” but also says it’s authorized for real birthdays too. The tin contains 3.08 ounces. I think I paid $11.95 for it (possibly 10.95??).
I consider it a version of Earl Grey because of the Bergamot. It’s decent and just strong enough for my liking. The flavors are subtle and mix well. It’ll probably become my new morning tea and I’ll grow to love it and miss it when it’s gone.
If I have some left the next time I get a traveling tea box, I’ll put some in.
I loved this! I kept putting off tasting this sample because I was anticipating enjoying it and I wanted to have ample time to savor it. Well, this evening was the time and although I didn’t get to relax in the bath with a cup of tea, I enjoyed every drop of The Persimmon Tree’s chocolate banana rooibos tea.
The chocolate really came through in this tea. The apple bits, banana dhips and pink peppercorn didn’t stand out on their own, but they blended together nicely in support of the chocolate.
This is definitely a dessert tea. (It tasted better than hot cocoa.) For me the key was to let it cool to above room temperature and then down decent size sips. Otherwise, I don’t think I would have loved it as much as I did.
I see I like this better than the others who did reviews. It’s not fabulous, but for me it was pretty darn good. The one flavor that stands out is the licorice. In fact, I think I ordered it because of that ingredient. (I’m a black licorice fan, but not a fanatic.) If I disliked licorice, I would say that it seems to overpower the other contents. However, in my opinion the other ingredients do a good job of cushioning the licorice, but you can’t escape the flavor. (I guess I would order this again.)
This is from the “ML Collection Boutique” on MightyLeaf.com. (I think the difference between the ML Collection and their other teas is the slightly more fancy packing!) Anyway, this has lemongrass in it and I love lemongrass. There is also a nice spearmint taste to the infusion. It is nice and lite and adds to the common held belief that chamomile is a relaxing tea. (I don’t know why some places spell chamomile with the “h” and other leave it out.)
By the way, the correct title of this tea is citron, not citrus. Nonetheless, the ingredients are the same between Mighty Leaf Chamomile Citrus and this one. Go figure. Must be the ML in the name.
I’m thinking I will buy a tea like this again, but perhaps I will try a different vendor.
I’ve never had so many blossoms in one cup! I’m not a huge a fan of floral teas and this one was about average. No one flavor left an impression on me. I couldn’t really taste the Rooibos either. Not horrible my any means but not the first cup of tea I would reach for (and not one I’ll re-order.)
This one didn’t really live up to its name and description for me. I couldn’t really taste the “sweet almond with cherry-like notes”. It wasn’t horrible, but I expected a deeper and richer almond flavor. (I probably won’t buy this one again, but if it were given to me, I would drink it.)
Usually I write my reviews while sipping my tea. Since I finished my sample of this one yesterday morning, this isn’t going to be much of a review. I just wanted to note to myself that I really enjoyed this tea and remind myself to order it again. I think it was the lemon and orange that made this so wonderful. After every sip, I sighed, “Ahhhhhh.” (I did find it funny/odd that the tea looked very green when I poured it out. I don’t know why it had that appearance.)
I think this is the first honeybush tea I’ve had. I’m not sure if it’s that or the mixture or everything else (orange peel, lemon grass, rose-hips, safflowers, with orange, and lemon flavor) that makes it so delicious. Everytime I take a sip, it makes me smile.
This is a light tea which flavors well with sugar. I’ve only tried it hot and I’m wondering how much better it would be iced. (Note to self – buy more of this sometime.)
While I can’t say I loved this tea, I won’t say it was bad. It has a heavy taste and no one flavor or fruit shines through. Maybe the problem is that there are too many good things in the blend and they have to fight for attention.
Nonetheless, I am grateful I got this sampler from Zen Tea and for such a good price. (I can’t recall exactly, but it was under $2, I think.) A sampler from Zen gives you enough to taste a few cups and then decide and that’s what it’s all about – finding what you like. (For future reference to myself, don’t be in a hurry to re-order.)
I usually don’t enjoy “dessert” teas, but the second steep of my first brew of this was wonderful and I LOVED it. It really tasted creamy and caramelly (if that’s a word). My taste buds were so happy and craving more of that sweet stuff. Subsequent steeps have not been as successful. Directions say 5 minutes, but perhaps longer is the answer? I’m not sure. (It’s 70/30 that I would order more of this.)