256 Tasting Notes
When I got the email that this tea was back, I was tempted into buying right away. But then I saw it become sold out twice within a week, I knew I had to purchase quickly. Holy crap, this is quite amazing. It’s so delicate and REAL cherry flavor. I drink tart cherry juice everyday, and this capture cherry’s flavor perfect. I love the little heather flower buds in it. I never had a tea with heather. I just makes it look so beautiful.
And the tea was so GREEN! I kind of wish I bought a pound of this. I didn’t think anything could beat the pineapple flavor. I am loving the sencha in this, just a tip of astringency. So relaxing and tasty.
Just a cup of perfection, and wonderful iced, too!
I got this in the V-Day sample set. I loved every tea I got, this being the last to taste. And I kept it last , because I was looking forward to it. Compared to the strawberry teas, I would say this wasn’t what I thought it would be. I was hoping for more fruit. I have had amazing pineapple and coconut tea, I was hoping for more of that. I didn’t like the rum flavoring, it just came off weird to me. And I do love rum, just more hidden.
My dad really liked this tea, though. I went through it quick, but I don’t think I would buy it again. It just wasn’t what I expected.
This is like Marco Polo’s twin! I love this tea. It has a wonderful creaminess. And I LOVE strawberry teas, they make me so happy. I read how others said they thought the tea came out a little too bitter, so I brewed with water just under boiling. It’s an excellent blend, not just strawberry, but with so many background flavors.
I made zabaglione in school, and this pretty much captures the essence of it. A little more wine would be lovely. I still will chug this tea.
I read about this tea on someone’s tea blog. It’s a mild genmaicha, which is very nice for a change. Smooth and terribly delicious iced. It has a nice sweetness to it, light though. It is good for 2 rebrews. I would consider buying this again. Thank you Shinobicha for letting me try this!
I have become a devoted fan of Silver Needle. I picked up a sample bag of this. It is half way from a light Chinese green to the silver needle. It’s good, but drinking it makes me long for silver needle! It is different, light, and tastes great iced. Very mild and neutral.
I drank this today with my breakfast. It’s really sweet on its own. I think this might be one of the sweetest green teas I’ve had. I am not crazy for the flavoring, it reminds me of Bossa Nova with the caramel, nutty taste. I love the sesames in it. The green tea itself is nice, I would of liked it without the sweet flavoring. I just haven’t found a tea with caramel I liked, it is just something that doesn’t agree with me.
Thank you Shinobicha for a taste! I have been interested in knowing what this taste like.
This is so amazing iced. I will have to buy a 2 oz of this soon. I could pick up all ingredients in this tea. I LOVE strawberry + honeybush. They are made for each other, complete soul mates. If Strawberry Shortcake had a tea, she would drink this.
It has a nice sweetness to it , and I LOVE the crust/dough I am getting. Mmm, and vanilla? Perfect!
I had this at Corner Bakery. I looked into buying it, but they only sell in bags for 1 gallon iced tea. It’s pretty good! I have been looking for a replacement for this place called Jason’s Deli. Their black currant tea is amazing! It’s so juicy. Mighty Leaf is the closest I have to it. Still, it’s not “it”. They need to sell this as a loose tea, then I would consider purchasing it.
My mom LOVES this tea. I used to like it, but it’s so bleh to me now. I have had the sweet tea at Popeye’s and it’s better. Though none are as good as Folks in Atlanta, GA. They make the BEST sweet tea.
If I am in a pinch, and I NEED tea, I will order it. But that’s rare. With my new travel mug, where I can brew tea anywhere there’s hot water, I won’t need to go to McD’s…YAY!
I am down to my last 3-4 sample packets from GM. I love jasmine pearls, well most the time if it’s not over powering. The jasmine in these pearls was just the amount I liked. It made for a great iced tea. The green tea itself was really yummy and strong. They were bigger pearls than other tea providers. Enjoyed 2 rebrews, which were equally just as tasty. I really enjoyed this tea.