I am very very picky about mango, which isn’t the tea’s fault. I thought I would give this tea a try. I think I dislike mango flavoring. The tea has a perfect balance of tea and flavoring. It is good iced. I just don’t like mango as the flavoring, I prefer mangoes only in Indian food where it’s mixed with something. Mmmm, mango pickle or mango lassi, that’s something I could eat right now.
234 Tasting Notes
Very smooth black tea. It makes a wonderful iced tea. I picked up the strawberry flavor. It ends with the coconut. The flavors blend well nicely. I really enjoyed the tea. I loved the cream like taste it has. Had to add more leaves to make it a good strong iced tea. I would buy this again. I can’t afford a cruise along the Caribbean, this will do for now! :)
Very smooth strawberry taste. A little sweet. I think I will add a lot more dry leaf to brew next time, it came out kind of weak. I might brew it with twice the amount, like with Den’s teas perimeters for Japanese brewing. I drank it iced.
I have never been to France which is truly a shame. But that doesn’t stop my love affair of French teas or French inspired teas.
I wasn’t sure if I would like this tea. Teas with roses seemed to be hit or miss with me. I LOVE this one. I love the black currants and lavender. It’s a wonderful blend, along with the light flavoring of rose. It’s delicious iced.
Smells great in dry state. And it’s one of the most colorful teas I have bought.
I took this tea for work. I love tropical black teas, iced while I work. It makes the work day go by better.
I like the fruity flavor. It’s in a good strength. I prefer the passion fruit flavor in the Hawaiian Islands tea. This has more background flavor along with passion fruit, with some floral. It smells amazing. Makes a great iced tea.
Makes for the perfect iced tea! I love the combo of floral and fruitiness. I could go through a gallon of this after mowing.
Key Lime YUM! I LOVE key limes, even though they are an annoyance to get the juice out of. There’s a difference between normal limes and key limes. This tea isn’t lying when it says it has key lime! I love the lime strength, this is perfect. I really like the black tea in it, reminds me of a Nilgiri. Perfect for iced, which is how I made it. Puts me in the mood to get down to the Florida Keys and snorkel. When I make punches, I usually add tea, this tea would be a great addition to it.
If you are a Key lime addict like me, this tea rules.
I am in such a mood for fresh warm peach crisp with some ice cream. But I shall settle with this!
I drank it iced. The peach flavor is in nice quantity. Aftertaste, I taste a little mint, very minimal though. It is on its own sweet. Beautifully colored dry leaf. It does tastes like it smells. I don’t think I am a fan of peach and rooibos together. I think I would rather drink it with black tea. I will go through the 1 oz sample with no problem.
I went on a spending spree at Culinary Teas. I started with this one, since it sounded the best. It is good, mildly flavored. I would of loved more berry flavor. It has chucks of blackberries, red currant, bilberries(wild blueberries), and cranberries. I was hoping for more yummy bakery taste that are with other pastry item named teas. I wouldn’t get this one again, but wouldn’t turn it down if offered.
The story behind the muffin is tasty! I do want to go to the location this muffin is made and try it!
I was not expecting to like it. I read in the reviews the word “smoky” and mentally wrote this tea off. Wow, this tea makes me rethink houjichas! Deep, robust, very chocolately. So dark and yum. It’s a sweet kind of smoky likeness. I’m going to try the latte recipe on Obubu’s website. That sounds pretty delightful with heat of the summer day.
I bought this as I was missing Golden Moon’s version of this. This is still decent, but it’s nothing compared to GM’s. I drank it iced. It was weak, I will up the leaf next time. The leaves smelled nom nom. I wouldn’t buy it again, but worthy of a try. It was missing the creamy coconut thickness I wanted.
I got the sampler from Obubu. I went for this tea first, since it was perfect for making into iced tea. The leaves are very interesting. They are very rough looking. I brewed the recommended away. It’s very thick tasting, so I added more ice. It has a nice, strong flavor. I chugged the sample in less than 2 minutes. Rebrews 2 more times.
It seemed lightly grassy. I would drink this again, though I am more interested in what else they have to offer.
I got this at my local Japanese store. I was looking forward to passion fruit flavor. I LOVE anything passion fruit. It’s hard to find products that include it, since it’s so pricey here in the USA. It shouldn’t be though.
I made this into an iced tea. The passion fruit is in a perfect strength, and very real tasting. You can’t smell it, but it’s there. I might have to check out the other flavors they offer. The black tea in it is brisk and refreshing. No astringency.
I have some passion fruit puree in my freezer, I might have to make a fun drink with this tea!
I have been wanting to try this tea for sometime. I guess they only offer it during the spring/summer season. I love peonies, and knowing they are in this tea make me happy! The tea is so brightly flavored. It was complete perfection for iced tea on a cold spring day.
It just tastes tropical. It doesn’t taste like a certain fruit, just a little floral. The green tea in it is light enough to share the flavor and stand on their own. I am glad TeaGschwendner was out of Green Coconut. It forced me to buy something else. This was a great pick! It rebrews once more.
I forgot to review this tea! I received this tea from a swap eons ago from AmazonV. This was my first time making matcha. A nice refreshing smell of strawberry. The matcha was just ok. I usually like matcha mixed with genmaicha or sencha. I mixed the matcha with some coconut ice cream and made a shake. The matcha wasn’t as upfront as I have had. The strawberry came at a little. I drank it plain, too. I wasn’t a fan of the matcha. The flavoring was ok.
This mixed with banana would probably be good. It just wasn’t me.
I got this tea for my mom. I have tried and tried to get her into other types of tea, but she just wants her sweet and spicy Good Earth tea.
So I brewed some for both of us, and we both tried it. I found it bitter, and the flavor was weak. I needed sugar to enjoy. My mom took one sip, and didn’t want anymore. We tried it iced, and it was hard to drink it all. I had high hopes for such a tea with such a following. Just wasn’t our kind…
Tea can be like music sometimes. My favorite band Everclear, some of their early stuff I didn’t care for at first. But once I started listening to it, the early stuff was all I wanted! This is what happened to me with this tea.
It grew on me a little more every time I had it. So I have to up my rating! And now I love it!
I purposely ordered tea to obtain this. I love trying something rare. It is a nice medium black tea. I couldn’t tea anything sencha about it like that others. My tastebuds can be lame. I like the fact they attempted black tea. I feel honored to have it! I would drink this again if given the chance. Not my all time favorite, but yummy.
I really was looking forward to this tea. My first experience with Silver Needle was with Grace Tea Company. I absolutely loved their tea, so I wanted to try this one. This wasn’t anything like it! It’s just okay. It’s didn’t have the oomph that I had from the other Silver Needle. It also loses points for needing to add a lot of tea leaves to produce a flavorful cup. It resteeps 3 times.
I wouldn’t recommend this tea, it was a let down for me. I think I’ll just go back to Grace Tea Company, their Silver Needle will be hard to beat!
This is a good coconut tea. It tastes like the sweetened coconut you get in the baking aisle. I prefer toasted coconut flavor, or coconut flavor. It’s slightly sweet, better warm than iced. It’s good naked!
I got this as my free sample. I really like this tea! I haven’t been a fan of the apple or fruit teas from TeaGschwendner, but this tea has changed my mind. The pear flavor is wonderful, light, and tastes like it smells. Crisp is the one word to describe it. I would consider getting this again. The green tea blend is quite tasty, medium flavor.
This is a nice, straightforward black tea. I didn’t pick up much astringency. It has a wonderful sweetness to it. It’s rich on the tongue. My friend who just visited the Nilgiri Mountains said this tea was just okay. This tea is my first experience of the regional Indian tea.
She gave me 500g of different types of Nilgiri teas, so I should have a better opinion on it later! But from this sample I had, it’s quite good. Very different from the assams and ceylons I’ve had.
I got this tea on a whim, and also after reading the reviews. I have had all kinds of kukicha. Some I either hate or like. This is one I will love. When I opened the bag, I didn’t think it smelled like anything special. I thought it would just taste like another houjicha. Well it sure surprised me.
It has such an distinctive taste I never had in a tea. Savory, earthy, unami. I like the idea another one had to make potato chip flavored with this! I might have to grind some in my spice grinder mixed with salt and sprinkle on steak. I could see this tea as a spice, it’s that original and good!
I will update when I cook with it….but I am still going to drink this stuff. YUM!
I got this at the TeaGschwendner store. It’s very pepperminty and you can barely taste the tea. TeaGschwendner’s herbal blends with applemint, nanomint, and lighter mints spoiled me with their light elegant dose of mintiness, I can barely stomach spearmint or peppermint.
I actually like the tea for what it is. I am not the world’s biggest fan of gunpoweder tea, but this was drinkable to me. I wouldn’t buy it, but I would drink it again if given the chance.