I got a sample for asking a recommendation for a lighter flavored jasmine tea. This tea is beautiful, and smells just like it tastes. It’s medium strength with jasmine. The tea itself was tasty and not flat. It makes for a great iced tea, too. A better jasmine tea I have had recently.
234 Tasting Notes
I am over halfway through my sample kit. It’s a fun voyage! I started with the teas I was most excited to try first, now I am onto the ones I wasn’t sure. This tea seems woodsy, has some twigs in the mix. Roasted flavor is medium strength. It’s a bit earthy. I didn’t resteep since I am not crazy for it. Still made a nice cup.
Mmm, this is beautifully flavored. It reminds my of overly ripe pineapple, the most golden yellow kind. I brewed it for iced tea. It has a wonderful balance. This bag of tea will go quick.
I prefer this iced. The sencha has slight buttery taste and smell. It can resteep one more time, but probably the steeping guidelines on the bag would produce more resteeping.
I got the tea canister I originally rated at this shady tea store. Shady, meaning there were teas that expired a year ago on the shelf still. It didn’t have any dates on the package I bought, so I have no idea how old it really was.
When I tasted this tea with the sampler, it was so much different, and brighter! This tea needs to be as fresh as possible to enjoy!
Lesson learned…don’t go to tea shops with dust on their tea boxes!
Holy crap, is this tasty! I brewed 3 tea bags for 16oz for two people. I added sugar, honey, vanilla paste, and cream. It tasted wonderful naked though, but the additions added increase the sugar cookie taste. I love the aftertaste. This has great flavors, just perfect! I love the background flavor of orange. I love that barley is in it. I am watching my gluten, but it lends such a nice maltyiness to the tea.
Mmm, I could see this being tasty iced, too.
I hope they aren’t sold out at the stores, I will need to pick up some for the rest of winter!
I got this as the free sample of the month. Mmm, the dry leaf smell is so yummy. The tea is a chartreuse color. I really love the flavor, though I prefer the extra green flavor. I will easily drink this up today! It went well with spoon bread I ate. It’s has a great roasted vegetable flavor. Its second brew was lighter, but still nice.
Nice light green oolong. Really huge leaves! I could see this being great iced. Thank you Doulton for a sample of this tea!
I would of liked it stronger. I used about 2 teaspoon for 6 oz. I wouldn’t buy it, but I’ll finish the bag.
This tea definitely needs additions to enjoy. It was a little weak served naked. I added vanilla paste, cream, sugar, and eggnog to it. It’s enjoyable. I would of loved more eggnog flavor. It was nice. I would throw another bag of tea since added so much other junk.
Ok, this is a Ceylon tea? It seems the teas I always got with Ceylon were so astringent, I kind of wrote off the variety. This is smooth, rich, robust, and reminds me of a blacker oolong tea I’ve have had. I love that there’s nothing bitter about this tea. This has opened my eyes of what Ceylon varieties can offer.
I added like a touch of milk, but honestly, it needs no additions.
Yummm…dry leaf smelled exactly like a fresh melon. It has a sweet Italian wine taste to this tea. This makes for a nice combination. Very light, it was tasty iced. Would of been perfect with a slice of cantaloupe. It has a slight honey like taste going on, too.
I have never bought anything in Aveda, and I had a coupon for free lotion (it’s from their brithday club). I remember reading about their tea, and I knew I wanted to try some. I just got a sample cup. It’s crazy sweet. I am not a fan of licorice, unless it’s a background, very background flavor. I could taste fennel, which it is enjoyable in some chais. The licorice was too much for me, it’s the first ingredient on the list, so of course there’s going to be a lot! It reminded me a like some natural medicine tonic.
Just wasn’t a fan.
Cinnamon and that’s all I could taste! When I think of Orange Spice, I think of Pike’s Place’s Orange Spice. I love that iced. I think I tasted a hint of citrus, but the cinnamon wouldn’t let me taste anything else! This wasn’t desirable iced, definitely more a hot tea. I couldn’t stomach how much cinnamon this tea has. I love chai, but I am not a fan of the flavors of this, which is weird since the ingredient list is everything I like or love.
I think if there was actually more tea in here, I could stomach this tea.
I had a sweet tea urge at work, and I forgot to bring my own from work. I know I have had Lipton’s aat numerous restaurants. Well I am done with my relationship with Lipton’s.
For my sweet tea needs, I always prefer Luzianne, or a nice brisk black tea. Lipton’s bagged tea made into iced tea is so medicore, dull, and no layers to flavor. My mom always hated Lipton’s. Now I see why! It isn’t take one sip and spit out kind of tea. But I would prefer iced water to it.
It has changed my mind on rose teas! I had a rose tea from Numi that kind of turned me off. With how rich it is, it reminds me of this pound cake I threw some rose water in. I loved it iced. It’s a nice floral, slightly sweet. I could see this at an English afternoon tea while sitting in a cottage garden.
It’s suppose to snow like 6 inches tonight. I so want something to get my mind of that. Jamaica sounds nice. This tea will do for now.
This tea reminds me of Todd and Holland’s Brazilian Delight. I prefer that one, the fruit stands up nicer. This is my first experience with green rooibos. I think I prefer the red, since I love how rich it is. But I would try more blends with green rooibos.
I get the medicinal feeling, too like Meghann. It has a rather small Coldeeze dryness on my tongue. That might be the papaya. The blend is good, nice aftertaste. I would of enjoyed more fruit, like pineapple in it…mmmm.
Thank you LiberTea for this tea. I really needed it after driving though unplowed snowed out streets. :)
This tea isn’t playing, it has cranberry! I tasted a touch of licorice. Very rich and strong in fall flavors and cranberry! I drank it iced, and it was so pleasing! I love teas with fruit flavors that are so juicy. This is it, my friend! If I could only find one like this with black current, I would be in tea heaven!
Thank you LiberTea for a yummy taste of this tea! This is truly a tasty cup!
I had this at the store in downtown Chicago. The one time I went to Argo before was a letdown, so I decided to give it another try. The tea itself seemed good, but the way they served it was bleh. It was the drink “Eary Grey Creme” on the board, served hot. I asked for it strong, too. It was too weak. When I make a tea “coffeehouse” drink, I used only like 1-3 tablespoon of milk to 8 oz of tea, plus making the tea stronger. Here, it’s half tea and half milk. It makes for a WEAK drink. They must not use stronger tea? I don’t know, but I don’t think I’ll be back…ever.
I think the tea itself was nice, but the way it was prepared was unpleasing.
Thank you LiberTEAS for a taste of this tea! :) I brewed some for my day at work. It was a good amount of jasmine. I prefer jasmine tea that lighter, and this fits the bill. It was a nice tea for iced. With the green in the tea, I would of liked this more hot.
But I just read this company went under. What a shame, looks like there much to try from this company.
This is a smooth, non bitter Irish Breakfast…super yay! I compare all Irish Breakfast to Stash’s blend. I love Stash’s, to me, it’s the best, and what got me into Irish Breakfast.
This is quite nice, and good on it’s own. I usually drink Irish Breakfast iced, which might seem strange. This tea would be awesome warm. Refreshing and strong. I find it has more depth than Stash’s and is smoother.
What first introduced me to Irish Breakfast was Stash’s teabag. I loved the assam in it. I prefer Irish over English Breakfast. I find English too astringent, plus I love more assam.
I guess I am a weirdo since I usually drink my Irish Breakfast iced, no additions. I prefer Stash’s to this. This is a little astringent to me. I prefer teas where nothing in needed to enjoy it, unless it’s a chai or pastry flavored tea. This tea needs just a little something to it. So not a staple for me, not bad. I will try this hot with some milk, to see if my preferences change.
A nice refreshing green. It made a nice iced tea. It has a light sweetness to it. I did get a little pineapple in it. Wish it was a little stronger.
This is my first experience with gunpowder. It’s such small little pellets of tea. It has a smokiness I’m not much a fan of. I brewed it for an iced tea. It was too smoky for me, even though it’s very little. This would probably more for hot tea, not so good iced. I don’t like smoky teas to drink iced. It isn’t refreshing to me. I don’t think I would like this warm either.
I got this from swapping teas with AmazonV. I had lost this in my house, and finally found it to brew it. My only experience with mate was in a Celestial Seasoning blend. It was from 2004 I think, they had a line of flavored mate. My favorite was the Island Spice, what a shame they cut it. So from that, I thought mate was awesome! I also have had it in blends, so I thought it must be good.
So the dry leaf smell just didn’t seem appealing. It is earthy! I like my cheese earthy, not the tea I drink though. It came out beautiful green. The taste? Um…just not me. I prefer it blended. I took one sip, and that was enough! I can’t rate it since it’s just mate I don’t like. I had another brand I wasn’t much a fan of either.
I do enjoy jasmine teas. This just was just ok. I like lighter flavoring of jasmine. Whatever flavoring of jasmine in the Vanilla Jasmine was amazing. This is lots of jasmine, just not what I like as much.