I love teas naked, but chocolate or chai teas I need some milk or cream in them. I loved it with this tea. This is a nice, earthy tea. This is my first experience with pu’erh. This tea has coffee like components. It actually reminds me of freshly roasted Ethiopian coffee they serve at some good Ethiopian restaurants. Dark, smooth, and no bitterness. Not an everyday tea for me, but an every now and then kind of tea.
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Having your knee in a splint sucks. This tea makes it better. I had to add milk, I usually love tea naked, but no, not this tea. It just adds to the luxury creaminess. This is a diabetic/gluten free’s dream! I like how others describe it doughy, perfect word for this tea. It has a slight Fruit Loops smell and taste, as if this tea could be any better! I love teas that are called something, and they are exactly that. This is that. Thank you wombat for a sample! This is on my Shopping List.
I received this tea from Doulton. I too am not much a fan chamomile. I can have a tea with chamomile if it’s barely there. This one had too much for me. It was nice iced, I still drank it all, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it. I’m burned out of lemongrass in herbals, so that might also be why I am not in love or lust over this tea, too. I have some mint tea laying around, I might brew them together.
It seems like a great tea for people who are feeling fluish, since you got your citrus and rosehips in there. Lemongrass, we need a break. I still love you…trust me, I’ll come back.
I got this as my free sample with my order. This is the first tea from TeaG I am not into. I wasn’t into the Elderflower one, but it tasted like Elderflower! This one is suppose to taste like apples and coriander, and it’s so faint. It has a faint green apple taste, that I wouldn’t have picked up without being told there’s apple in it. Though when cooled down, the apple came through the fog! If you love granny smith raw, then this is for you. I personally don’t like granny smith unless baked or in chicken salad or soup.
The green in this blend isn’t standing up. I have one more teaspoon in my sample, I will try brewing a little longer. I don’t think lowering the temp of the water will help, but I might do that. Just not a fan.
I agree with everyone reviews, there’s nothing that is PB & J about this tea. There’s a small hint, it’s so faint like it’s not even there. A ghostly hint, that’s what it is. I like rooibos, but this is just rooibos to me, plain and simple.
This is my first experience with Assam that isn’t CTC. Very robust and malty. As recommended from Upton, this would be very tasty in chai. I must admit, it’s a lot better than the stuff at the India grocery that’s all CTC. More layers of the flavors. Has a coffee like bite to it. Doesn’t seem to stand up for rebrewing as well after third time. All the initials after all the different Assams is overwhelming to me, but I googled and found out what it meant! Yay! I love how much there is to learn with each different variety of tea, it’s like a rabbit hole. Oh tea, I love how complex you are!
I found this at my local Indian store. It’s $5 for 1 lb. It’s just your run of the mill Assam, malty and strong. I bought it for the intent to make chai blends, and it works just perfect. I might try the Taj Mahal brand next time. But this brand was just fine. It’s CTC, grainy little bits, it reminds of nigella seeds but courser. I’ve worked in a couple Indian restaurants, and never knew Assam leaves were normal, I was so used to these little pellets like this tea.
I want to thank you Doulton for an ample sample of this green tea. Very mellow Chinese green. No astringency. Great iced and hot. It isn’t a weak tea, but it’s mild, if that makes sense. The second brew was even more likable. If I could personify this tea, I would think it would be the Dude from The Big Lebowski. Just laid back, doesn’t care that it’s mellow.
If you are a fan of real dark chocolate, 71% and up, this is the tea for you. I always buy myself a 71% Valrhona chocolate to nibble on, and this tea is exactly that. Deep, robust…wait…is this coffee? When it cooled down, I liked it even more. I have a teaspoon left, I am brewing this in my milk next time. This is an okay chocolate tea, but I prefer Numi’s Chocolate tea. I’m still on the outlook for the best chocolate tea! Thank you Doulton for a sample! :)
This is my first tea I have tried by Mariages Freres thanks to Doulton! Ohhh, I like it! It’s hard to not like anything French, the Francophile in me wouldn’t allow it. It was a mellow blend of vanilla like lush, very light fruit, and a breeze of sweetness. I would probably double the teaspoons for a more flavorful cup. Very nice, I will have to try this again. I had it iced, and it brewed only twice. Seems like rooibos usually just has two brews to it.
I bought this on a whim at my local Japanese store. I prefer Den’s genmai-cha to this greatly. It was ok, too much rice for me I think. It came out a green murky liquor. It tasted thick. It was good iced. I don’t think I would buy again.
I had this from a sampler from Good Earth. It wasn’t a standout tea. Nothing like a true sencha, no matcha coloring to the tea. It was just mediocre. The citrus was very bland, too. I have wanted to try it, glad I did.
This is the best bagged jasmine tea I’ve had. I used to drink this religiously in college, iced. Very refreshing, just the right amount of jasmine. Has a slight sweetness to it.
I had it iced. Very tasty. Not overwhelming with jasmine, which is the way I like it. Would be lovely as hot, too. Uncurled beautifully in bag. Very nice bagged tea, full of flavor.
I never used to like genmaicha, but this one is very good. Amazing how much each genmaicha tea can taste different. Held up for a second brew. Thank you wombat for a taste of it! This was a pleasant tea iced, too.
It smells like houjicha. So I thought, well it must taste like it. No, it doesn’t. It isn’t the worst tea, but I couldn’t drink the rest of my cup. I went by brewing guidelines via Den’s Tea for kukicha. His instructions were brew for 30 seconds with boiling water with 2 rounded tsp for 8 oz. If this brewed longer, I don’t think I would like it. It’s roasted barley like and not tasty. I do like green kukicha, just not this stuff.
This is my first real experience with oolong. I know I have had this type of tea before in different Chinese restaurants and bought it bagged. But this is the first experience where I know I am having it!
I received an ample sample of this tea from wombatgirl. It’s pretty bold, caramel and fall in a cup. One of my favorite Chinese restaurants in Chicago wouldn’t tell me the brand of tea they used. Looks like I don’t need them.
The 2nd infusion is very very weak. I don’t think this tea in multiple infusions, which is a shame. Still, a nice dark brew.
Floral it is, like a fried zucchini blossom. I loved the name, so I had to try it. It gets more vegetal when it cools. Just a nice cup of green tea. The leaves are pretty with light dusty spots, motted. Doesn’t have that much of a aroma dried, very nice when brewed though. Can be brewed a couple times. I can’t really compare it to another green tea, it’s just has something different about it. There’s no astringency to this tea, too.
Mmmm, it’s so tasty. So light and elegant. It’s affordable for a white tea. 50g has lasted me for awhile. It’s my nighttime brew. It’s so pretty to look at, the photo shown is exactly what you get. Those colors are inspiring, almost seaweed like colors. The tea does transport me to the beach for some reason, would be tasty with some toro tuna or yellowtail. I’ll be sad when I hit the bottom of my bag.
I got this iced at the store, and wow! It’s so nutty and tasty. I would adore this warm, too. This is a tea for converts from coffee world that miss their amaretto lattes. I think I will need to buy some loose next time I’m at the shop. It has a strong note I couldn’t pin the flavor done, but all and all, a lovely tea.
I would say this is more a fruit tea than an actual tea. It’s from a tea shop in Decorah, IA. I was in the area for vacation, and didn’t have time to eat there, so I bought two different blends.
The blood orange was one I got. I finally got around to brewing it. It smells insanely delicious. Looks like it has passion flower in it possibly? I brewed it to ice it. It tastes too fruity for me. I would of liked more tea in it. Might taste better served hot. Glad I tried it, but it doesn’t taste as good as it smells, which is a true shame. I noticed that with fruit teas sometimes.
I fell in love with black currant tea from a deli chain called Jason’s Deli. They offered an amazing iced black currant tea, real full on the mouth. Thankfully, I found a replacement! The tea is lush in black currant flavor. It tastes real, not artificial. I have only had it iced. It’s truly an uplifting tea, made with assam. I am a fan, and I will be buying this tea up!
Eh, it was a ok tea. I wasn’t much a fan. I like rose water in desserts, I like the smell of roses, but I don’t like a straight up rose tea. It wasn’t a strong rose taste, but it was too much for me. It seemed to be a nice white tea, without the rosy kisses, I would of enjoyed it.
Blueberry goodness! This tea is very interesting. This was my first experience with the twig tea. I can’t believe how much of that tea plant is usable! The blueberry isn’t overwhelming. I got 3 brews from this. I don’t think I would buy this again, but I am interested in having the green kukicha by itself. I agree, the blueberry comes off artificial. I don’t know if the flavoring was.