An instant light citrus taste that covers the tongue with a pleasant sweetness. A great woodiness and savory quality from the coriander. Overall this tea is such a pleasant, simple and calming white citrus tea!
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An instant hit of menthol with a uniquely pleasant earthiness! A wonderful tinge from the ginger on the back of the throat and a happy overall mouth feel! This tea just makes me want to smile and curl up with a book! A perfectly refreshing tea!I have some left so I can’t wait to try it iced!
A very pleasant mintyness with a great, relaxing chamomile taste. There’s a very unique earthiness from that Laoshan that gives it a velvety tongue feeling. Comforting and light, this tea is interesting in such a way that when I finish my sip, I get no chocolate. But the moment I go for another sip, I get a big chocolate aroma. So this tea works for me in the end. Curious indeed! With the second steep, this tea opens up that amazing chocolate aroma and full, earthy taste!
Sweet and full of juicy flavour. Big, fat, juicy cherry taste with a slight welcoming tartness. This tea would be fantastic iced and for a pre sweetened tea, it’s great!
So far this will be my longest log, and you will read why!
This is the first of many teas from the extremely creative team at Verdant Tea. I’ve been more than anxious and excited to try this particular unique blend of interesting, exotic ingredients. This has been my first ever Frankincense experience!
First sip is an instant explosion of a quality oolong tea. By far the smoothest and cleanest I’ve yet tasted. There is a definitive taste of citrus, mainly orange, and jasmine with a pleasant hint of an oily, woodsy note that I can only assume is the Frankincense! Right now I would be perfectly content with drinking this tea for the rest of my days but, alas, I have another few hundred or so to go! This tea was so good, I ended up purchasing 300g and it is also my first 100/100!
Smells like a sweet, floral, nutty cake! Surprisingly and beautifully sweet with characteristics of a flavoured fruit tea. Sweet, light, full of flavour. I get a slight nuttiness at the end, no bitterness whatsoever. It reminds me of a simple cake with nuts and wild honey. This has easily become a top black tea!
Smelling of herbal sweet medicine, this tea had a very tart and herbal afternote that was a bit overwhelming and masked other flavours. I found that the eucalyptus in this tea wasn’t essential to the overall flavour. When iced and sweetened, this tea was still a bit tart where you get a slightly dry mouth feeling. Overall not a favourite tea, but it was refreshing and tart.
Mild, yet spicy. Instant tingling sensation from all that ginger on the tongue and the back of the throat. A very clean ginger flavour, which would pair nicely with honey when sick I’m sure. Overall this tea is a nice and simple blend that I quite enjoyed! Sore throats be warned!
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Got this super marked down at Indigo, and boy am I glad! A sweet minty hit with a great spicy, herbal note from the Basil. The cucumber is only but a whisper, however there is a mellowness to this tea. The sweet/tart of the blueberry is a great added touch! Overall a refreshing tea that I cannot wait to try iced!
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This tea has quite the citrus herbal scent to it! I would put this in a chicken dish haha! The taste has a great herbalness from the Mate with a nice and balanced sweet citrus taste. Extremely simple, and because of that I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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This tea has somewhat changed from the 2012 stock, but it’s still fantastic! Tart with a clean citrus “bite”, mostly from the verbena and pineapple. There is a distinctive earthy, almost woodlike taste to this tea, which I love. The newer version is not as sweet and floral as last year. There is an obvious difference between the two but it’s still great!
Iced this tea is the bees knees! I can’t get enough of that, rich, thick, sticky peach nectar quality when it’s steeped for a good hour or more! I’ve mixed this with a great quality black tea such as Golden Monkey and its just like a Peach Snapple (without all those crazy sugars and additives!)
So far one of my favourite teas!
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This tea steeped smelled of spinach croissants! Bright orchid, jasmine notes and a crisp vegetal note. A memory of milk oolong comes out for me here with that buttery pastry quality. On the second steep the vegetal qualities were a bit more harsh and the floral notes were passing.
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Light and lovely! Wonderful fruit and my favourite floral tones with a clean, bright green tea taste. This tea reminds me of really good quality Turkish Delight or candy apples! A little astringent/perfumy but overall a very pleasant tea!
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Sweet and light with a slight spicy note that doesn’t linger long. Definite squash/pumpkin notes. This tea was a little bland, but from other reviews, I’m convinced that I need to steep it longer.
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Quite acidic and tart. This tea tastes just like hot berry compote on pancakes! overall a nice berry flavour, but I think the hibiscus gives it too much tartness for my liking, and it overpowers that great Mao Feng!
Iced this tea reminds me of a refreshing berry water in the late summer.
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Bright and light melon flavour with an herbal/menthol undertone and a hint of lime zest. Reminds me of watermelon Hubba Bubba bubble gum when I was a kid, in the best way! This tea is wonderful iced! Beautiful and refreshing, a perfect blend that I would be happy drinking all day long in the summer heat!
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This tea is an unusual one, there is a spicy, almost curry like flavour to this tea. A heavy citrus taste and quite the acidic bite that isn’t too pleasant! Overall this oolong is intriguing, but not my favourite!
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A sharp, clear berry scent. This tea seemed a bit too busy for my liking. Too many flavours competing for the spotlight made this tea confusing to the palate. A bright, acidic berry taste and chocolaty backnotes with a lingering dark green vegetable note. This tea was much better sweetened, cutting out the sharpness of the acidic berries.
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With a vegetal and, believe it or not, white chocolate scent, this tea surely pleased the palate. A very nice a bright grassiness with a slight umami quality. Just a bit bitter on the ending notes near the back of the throat. A classic, great quality green tea!
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First sip is a punch of that itchy piney taste I’m not fond of with rooibos. A slight fruitiness to it with clear citrus and lemon after notes. I can’t get any pomegranate out of it, but there is a whisper of cherry. Overall, this is a perfect “I’m sick and this helps” tea reminiscent of neocitrin. I would only drink it then.
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Sweet and sticky, with a strawberry syrup smell and taste. It has that unique itchy quality of red rooibos that I’ve still yet to like. Overall a nice falvour, but not my favourite tea since the rooibos overpowers.
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The ingredients of this tea really intrigued me and when I opened the canister, there were long white, plastic like tendrils in it that made me wary. However, this was a pretty nice tea, it was sweet and a tiny bit grassy, reminded me of salt water taffy in flavour. A sweet white tea that’s almost like a green!
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For a bagged tea, this was extremely good. I’m picky when it comes to jasmine teas, only because so many companies put too much or too little. This tea was perfect! I enjoyed it so much I ended up buying a box of it!
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Smells of really wonderful and juicy peaches with floral, earthy and woody notes as well. This tea was very pleasant from first sip on. A very soft tea with hints of citrus and a great floral aftertaste!
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