It’s cold in Chicagoland today and I thought let’s try something bold and this does the trick every time. I am so surprised I hadn’t reviewed this already. I had tried this neat and it is very robust but not at all bitter. It is quite flavorful. Today I tried it with a bit of agave and a splash of milk which is very rare for me but I thought let’s give it a shot. It still tastes good but I feel like I enjoy it better straight which is typical for me. It is still bold and holds up very well with the milk. It basically just mutes the boldness a bit and gives it a creamier feel.
426 Tasting Notes
Yummy, yum, yum! I loved this one. It was like a pie in a cup. I even re-steeped it and then results were just as pleasing. The lime tastes so fresh and juicy. I really need to try this iced but it was a sample I received with my order so I need more. I do highly recommend it.
I truly enjoyed this tea but the whole time I was drinking it I kept thinking it is missing something. Every sip kept trying to pull a memory out of me but because it was missing that ingredient I couldn’t quite grab it. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed the flavor and am very happy my dear husband and daughter thought of me and bought the tea set. I also got the Holiday Spice Black Tea but I haven’t tried it yet.
Thank you LiberTEAS for sending this tea!
I loved the scent coming out of the bag but the flavor was more of a surprise. It smelled similar to the dry leaf smell once steeped but the flavor was slighly floral and a touch fruity but the bulk of it was a dry sort of earthy like flavor, not as robust but close.
Very interesting that’s for sure.
First Thank you Doulton for sending me this tea.
As of late I have contemplated making a purchase of my own from The NecessiTeas and I am racked with some many potentially great choices but I don’t like spending money on shipping especially if I am not sure if I will like what I get. I hate to buy all samples and then pay $6.75 on shipping or buy just one $10 tea and then $6.75 on shipping. If I am going to have to spend money on shipping then I want to take advantage of the flat rate and buy as much as I can or afford. Then it dawned on me that I did in fact have a tea from them so I decided to have it now. At least then I get an idea on quality and if I think I may like their offerings. First, it is a rooibos and I find like so many far and in between. Next, banana in tea is hard to wrap my head around but still I will try most things at least once. With that said it wasn’t too bad. It is slightly sweet. I get the chocolate flavor way at the end and even after the swallow. I am not getting the Banana Split taste but it is yummy. I would drink it again and I am glad I got to try it. Having this does give The NecessiTeas one point towards a purchase but it wasn’t the slam dunk I was hoping for. Although, I bet an order will come into play sometime soon. The problem is I don’t know what to get.
First, Thank you LiberTEAS for sending me some of this tea and with that said… DANG!!! This is some good stuff. I am so happy I ordered it anyway. I have ordered from Frank 3 times this month and the month isn’t even over yet. I told my husband I have another man in my life and before I could even finish my sentence he said…“Tell Frank I said Hi” we then both cracked up. Nevertheless, this delivers what it promises. I taste the white chocolate, vanilla, and spearmint very well and the flavors dance happily together. The honeybush adds to the flavor profile without taking over which I appreciate the most. Another winner from Frank, way to go!
Thank you Doulton for sending me this tea.
I tasted the cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavors are really light. Unfortunately, I didn’t get an Eggnog flavor, I felt the roobios flavor was strongest then followed by a hint of the cinnamon and nutmeg. I will try other ways to make this and see if it improves in the future.
Thank you Meghann for sending me this tea, I am very glad to have tried this.
I am not sure if I really like this as much as I hoped. I feel like I was reaching to taste the elderberry and I did, or at least I think I did but only a little. I plan on trying this again and playing with the leaf and steep times. I bet I can get to like it better.
First, “Thank you, Jamie” for sending me this sample along with all the others, you are so generous.
I am so HAPPY I had the chance to try this tea, it is mostly plantain in flavor and slightly coconutty. I absolutely LOVE the raw green roobios tea I think mostly because the flavor of the green versus the red is more in the background. I find that the red is far more in your face. As such that means you really don’t have to over flavor the tea to get a nice balanced flavor. I can’t wait to try the rest of the raw bush teas. This is delicious and I will be buying it. Highly recommended!
I love how this tastes. The flavors blend very well together and it is balanced very well. Yummy!
Not bad..flavorful. It has character and a few smooth notes. I found it to have many different types of flavors and they all played well together.
No matter what I do I just can’t get a rich, strong out of this one. I added more leaves and steeped longer with a slight increase in flavor but still not enough for me. I will try this again and hope for better results.
Well, normally I never put in cream and sugar in my tea but I was really curious on how it would taste so I did. It actually tastes really good. However, since I am not really used to it I will probably stick with the straight up method. Nevertheless, it holds up well and would recommend others try it that way too, just to see what I mean. Glad I did it.
This was alright. It wasn’t strong. Enough for me. I did get the minerally flavor to it but was hoping for something deeper. I think next time I will use more leaf and max out the steep time for better results.
Wow, talk about different but so cool. You have to go into this with an open mind and I think I did or at least I hope I did. It was lovely and so very unique. I tried it plain for my first time but based on the flavor I can imagine this a great addition to Genmiacha and Sencha and I truly can’t wait to try it that way.
Flavor: Sweet and lightly floral as you would imagine a cherry blossom to smell. Tiny bit salty but most of the flavor was removed during the 5mins I let the flower soak in warm water, as directed. I then put in a spoonful of water, one at a time using the water the flower was soaking which adds a bit of a salty flavor. I noticed after the second spoonful that the sweetness vanished and the flavor became completely different. I wish I could describe it but let’s just say it was very unique and no it doesn’t taste like water with salt. I am glad I tried it and recommend you give it a try knowing it is a big risk. I imagine this to be a love it or hate it experience for most.
Thank you Doulton for sending me this sample. Can’t believe it took me this long to try it. Better late then never.
First, this has such a sweet flowery orange maybe like orange blossoms at their peak. I also can taste the creaminess very well and when I drink this all I think about is my trips to Arizona with the memory of the desert sun, not a cloud in the sky, warm, and beautiful. It is a nice tea that helps me go to one of my happy places.
Not sure about this one it tastes all over the place but isn’t sure what it should taste like. Hmm..confused tea? I won’t buy this again.
This is exactly as described. It is milky and creamy. I would suggest this matcha for a newbie who is not used to how bold a matcha can be. It is very subtle. I think next time I may make this as a latte.
Super juicy fresh peach flavor. Just delightful, light, and refreshing. It doesn’t taste artificial or sticky sweet or syrupy if you know what I mean. I really liked this. I am glad I went outside my comfort zone and got this. I will buy it again and maybe even it chill it.
Nice, fresh, and definitely green tea. Just tastes like iced tea with no additives. Sometime I get a bit of a light roasted flavor to it. Yummy and refreshing.
Although I am sure this would be good to someone that just loves Earl grey and it isn’t that I don’t like it I just like Earl grey that is less bold. This one is way too strong for me and I don’t taste cheesecake of anything creamy like that. It did however, taste better with pizza which is why I gave it more points than normally.
All I can say is that when I drank this tea I immediately felt as I was being bad and needed to make am excuse to drink it. It tastes so good! I can taste the flavor of fresh, juicy blueberries and as it cools I get that flavor of a warm cookie like pastry. When I got it really cooled off I get the zing of the cream cheese flavor but I am truly reaching to get it. It is truly yummy..yum..yum! I can’t wait to drink more tomorrow. I may bring it with me to work.
This one is kind of crazy. I taste so many things. I can taste the buttery flavor of the sencha, I can even taste the essence of watermelon but not sure if I can taste the raspberry. I am glad this isn’t tart at all since sometimes that happens with raspberry. It is sweet and buttery and sometimes a watermelon tea and other times tastes like a Watermelon Jolly Ranger which is AWESOME!
With everyones rave reviews I just had to get this, especially with the promotion going on. I will say they are good but the consistency and texture are different from most brownies I have had. It was sort of weird. Almost as if the mixture wasn’t mixed enough before baking. I also didn’t taste the white tea but I expected that. I just loved knowing it was in there. I bought 3 packages of these and I will eat them with the help of my hubby and daughter. I do however, wonder if all the rave reviews made me get my hopes up to high. I might have imagine these to be the most amazing brownies ever that maybe they could even clean my house for me or preform some other type of miracle. I have actually made a brownie using a mix from Trader Joes that was awesome called Truffle Brownie Mix. I would be ok to go with that after these are done. Although, I could imagine buying them again if on sale. Don’t get me wrong they are good but not as good as I was maybe hoping they would be.