This is great. Love how strong each bag is. Also love the flexibility of the steep time.
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Ooookay I have cold steeped it and the tartness isn’t so sharp or strong this time. Still tastes like fruit-scented soap though
Very dark red color. The taste and smell remind me of fruit flavored chewing gum. The raspberry flavor is kind of artificial, and pretty sour. There seems to be a light minty feeling that lingers though. I like that.
I prefer Marks & Spencer’s raspberry white tea, I think ):
I haven’t tried cold-steeping this yet. I will review again when I do.
Well, it’s not as good as the Extra Strong Everyday Teabags. I liked the malty flavor in those. But I wanted to try the Gold Blend ones because my body reacted negatively to the strength of the Everyday Teabags.
Smells kind of odd, reminds me vaguely of cod liver oil capsules.
After steeping the taste is pleasant though. Mellow, smooth, and good with milk.
I have mixed feelings about rose. Sometimes I kind of like it, other times I hate it. I think I like it in this tea, the flavor isn’t too strong. Can’t really pick up on the vanilla notes, but oh well. Good with or without milk (:
This was actually not bad. Especially with milk. I think milk drowns out the black pepper.
I think the white tea somewhat dilutes the peppermint, and the two mix to give an aftertaste slightly reminiscent of toothpaste. It’s not a bad tea, but I’d rather have pure peppermint in my cup (:
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Yummy! I love peppermint teas. The tea base is good, the floral notes are subtle, and I have no idea what ‘cream flavoring’ is, but there’s this note of something I can’t quite put my finger on, so i’m just going to attribute it to the cream flavoring I guess.
Okay so I had another go with this tea, steeping it for longer than recommended and I have to say my experience was better the second time round! Less medicinal, more peach. The mango notes are more subtle. There’s tinge of sourness from either one of the fruits, I think.
An enjoyable and relaxing cup!
Dry leaf smell: Like marmalade, but with herbal notes. Rather odd but pleasant nonetheless.
Steeped leaf smell: A bit like a wet hamster.
Taste: I’m not a fan of chamomile, but I guess this wasn’t too bad. Kind of tastes like chrysanthemum tea. The aroma was off-putting though. There also seems to be this pineapple-like aftertaste. I can’t decide if it’s a good or bad thing. Oh but I like the mint in the tea!
Absolutely awful. Tastes artificial and the sweetness is sickening. I think it’s the combination of berries and vanilla. The liquor is a dark reddish pink, and it tastes just like it’s color.
EDIT: I gave this another shot. My opinion remains unchanged. My mother and friend beg to differ though. They love this tea. Maybe I just don’t like berry teas.
…Okay so I just don’t like coconut. I’m biased.
The coconut tasted rather artificial, and it was overpowering despite being the aftertaste. I couldn’t really detect much else besides the coconut and the tea itself
I actually don’t like ginger teas, but I enjoyed this! My mother is a ginger AND lemongrass fan, and she absolutely adores this tea. Great stuff.
Dry leaf smell: Mango, mint, peach.
Steeped leaf smell: Mint; medicinal.
Taste: Weak green tea. I probably should have steeped longer than the recommended time.
Interesting smell; reminds me of bread somewhat. I like to associate smells with colors, and this smell gives me soft, light-brown vibe (:
The taste is pleasant but not particularly remarkable. Or maybe that’s just me. I think my tastebuds are malfunctioning this morning. I’ll re-assess on a different day I suppose.
There is a lot going on in the aroma and it’s absolutely gorgeous. I can smell cocoa, fruit, flower, and the tea itself. It may be my fault for being a slipshod steeper, or it may be the tea, but the taste just doesn’t live up to the smell. It tastes like black tea with sourish notes and a flowery flavor that makes the addition of milk a bad idea. I don’t really like flowery teas, in general.
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It’s not really even leaves. It’s just tea dust. In a canister. I doubled the dosage of tea and it’s still very weak.
Judging from the high ratings this tea has, I must be doing something wrong. It smells wonderful, but when I try to drink it, it’s very weak. It seems to be teabag-standard leaves, but in a big container.
I’m not sure what it is about this tea, but I can see why they sell so much of it in a single box. It has become a part of my morning ritual, and I have a cup the minute I wake up.
This tea smells absolutely delicious. It has an aroma that is both sweet and rich. It’s a scent that’s very… busy. Much like New York itself, I suppose. The cocoa in this blend really comes through in both smell and taste (though less in the latter).
Mmmmmm. Love this. It’s one of those teas that make me go omnomnomnom.
From the second the tea was poured I could smell a very strong, sweet vanilla aroma. Apart from that I could not smell much else. Taste-wise, it wasn’t bitter but it was rather tasteless and delicately sweet. I have the suspicion that it was diluted a tad too much. No tea, however ‘delicate’ should be this bland. The vanilla was definitely there though, judging from the scent. There was also a sourish aftertaste, probably due to the natural flavor of the rooibos.