421 Tasting Notes
I don’t think I’ll purchase this tea, but the cup that I did drink was alright. It smelled exactly like chocolate and raspberries. I think that I prefer this combination in an actual chocolate square and not in a tea. I made it about half-way through and then realized that it was a little too… rich.
I tried this tea iced. While it was fruity, I didn’t detect BLUEBERRIES, specifically. I found that there wasn’t anything that really distinguished this tea from Republic of Tea’s other fruity blends. Perhaps if I try it hot, I’ll get more of a blueberry flavor. I love blueberries so I hope it’s true!
Sleepytime has been a staple in my tea cupboard for a long time.. years, in fact. It’s got that familiar simple, soothing and minty taste. I love having this before bed when I can’t seem to settle down. I wouldn’t say that it’s anything spectacular, but it does have good memories tied to it and is something that I’ll always keep around.
This is a pretty good tea! I don’t taste too much of the chocolate.. mostly the spice only. It’s pleasant without milk and I look forward to trying it with milk as well. While it’s not my favorite dessert tea, it does make a decent cup.
I am starting to think that Zhena’s tea is just not for me. I’m not tasting any of the vanilla. There is a tiny hint of sweetness, but it’s mostly just a bland tea taste. I’m not impressed.
I haven’t been terribly impressed with Teavana teas,
the ones I’ve tried have been just okay or too over the top. I very much like this tea! Yummy! It’s very smooth, sweet and has a pleasant flavor. I’m glad I gave Teavana another chance. Delicious!
The tea smells exactly like a pastry or scone with raisins and almonds. I like the idea of these sweet foods, but maybe not in my tea. It doesn’t provide a superb taste.. Maybe a little bit too much raisin? Too much of the “bready” tone? I think this would be fantastic if you like the idea of drinking a breakfast pastry.
So lately I’ve been so thankful for sample sizes… Not that the tea I’ve had is bad, but I like trying things before spending money on full-sized mysteries. I was excited about this kind because it had vanilla in it.. And you know how I like my vanilla tea. First steep was pretty darn good. This was a mix of green tea and vanilla pieces. The actual sweetness comes in the swallow of the tea. It was really powerful in the after taste.. So much I said, “wow!” while standing alone in my kitchen. The tea is quite good, but not consistent. I don’t think I’ll be buying this one again.
I think I am in the mood for this kind of tea which makes it more delicious. This tea is bold, not bitter, full-bodied and slightly sweet. I wouldn’t say that it’s spectacular, but it’s nice for this evening. Full and mild at the same time!