Tasty. Not really chocolatey, but definitely minty. Added two teaspoons of tea, worried that the black would be strong, but it wasn’t. It was all mint. Think I might blend this with the stormy night blend.
37 Tasting Notes
Used two teaspoons worth of the loose tea in my Teaopia steeper (12 or 14oz?). First tastes find it very weak. Disappointed. I was cautious about putting too much in because of making the black tea part too strong, but I can’t taste much. Will try three teaspoons next time. Added two teaspoons of agave nectar, which makes the weak steeping drinkable.
ETA: blends well with the Read My Lips blend.
Good, but not fabulous. Perhaps as some have done, I will add some heated coconut milk to it. Added a bit of agave nectar. Not finding the black tea base all that strong. Used 2 heaping tsps of the base tea in my Teaopia loose tea maker (which I love).
I love Earl Grey (the Twinnings brand) and the Mighty Leaf Vanilla Black tea, and this one is a combo of both. It’s more like the Vanilla Black, really, as the bergamot is a bit overwhelmed by the vanilla. I don’t mind however.
This combo of mint and a chai-like blend is quite nice. I definitely get the first three ingredients: cardamom, ginger and peppermint. Not really getting the sweetness of the licorice root or fennel, but oh well. Tasty.
Oh, and I used 2 heaping tsps, rather than the 1 1/2 recommended.
I love my chai teas, with either a rooibos or black base. This one, as another noted, is rather weak when brewed in the 1 1/2 tsp suggested amount of dry tea. I will do an extra teaspoon next time. A little weak, but nice. Not fabulous this first time ’round.
Not really chocolatey, but minty and tasty.
I can definitely taste the licorice root – sweet. Not much for the vanilla in the taste, but it’s still yummy. I love rooibos in pretty much any form…
My first time buying/using/drinking from Teaopia. Also bought their “Tea Master” – very cool. I love chocolate, love mint, love rooibos. This is minty (yay!), but not getting much of the chocolate (pieces that melt in the hot water), and not much of the rooibos. Added some coconut milk to creamy it up, and some coconut sugar to sweeten. Pretty good, though I’m still searching for an amazing chocolate tea – if such thing exists.
I love Earl Grey and I love Rooibos. After the initial brewing released the bergamot scent, I didn’t get much, if any, of it in the scent/flavour. Tasty as a Rooibos tea, not sure I’d call it an Earl Grey though…
Love mint tea and this one is perfect!
Received a couple of samples? I get the black tea, though it’s a bit weak. Not getting much sweetness, so I added a bit of coconut milk and agave nectar. Not bad, but not amazing. Ah well.
Smells nicely minty, with just a hint of the lemongrass. Hard to go wrong with mint – we’s be mates!
Some people aren’t fans of Rooibos – that’s fine – they can give it all to me! I love Rooibos (and honeybush) and happily could drink it every day. This one is plain and wonderful!
Decent, not-too-strong-but-strong-enough black tea. Use sugar to sweeten. Great way to start the day! I leave the tea bag in the whole time, with 2 cups of water.
Very tasty. I love cinnamon (and this is heavy with it – though it seems a bit of an artifical “candy” cinnamon smell and taste), and rooibos (can’t really taste that), and chai. Added a dollop of “french vanilla” coconut milk (“coffee cream” version), and it is quite delish!
I was hoping for “creamsicle” orange and mint – mostly just some tart taste (hibiscus? gooseberries?). Strong enough, but I’m not a fruity tea person. Meh.
Mild and very nice. Not sure if it helps with cramps, but I drink it every month at period time.
I tried this last night. It’s a loose tea, and I may have added too much (2 heaps teaspoons to 2 cups water), and also brewed too long. The white tea was a bit strong/bitter – will add less tea and steep for less time next time. Definitely very lavender – wow! I wonder if adding a few dried mint leaves would mellow out the lavender just a touch. Nice though :-)
I love mint (for tea) and fennel, and enjoy a good black tea. I get mint mostly, but that’s okay. I brewed about 1 1/2 heaping teaspoons of the loose tea in 2 cups of water, for about 6 minutes. I really like it – the black tea isn’t as noticable, but then, that’s good if I want a herbal-tasting tea with the “wake-up!” perk of a black tea. Very happy with this blend. Plus, it’s a local tea company, and I love supporting local :-)
It smells like cinnamon – yum! First few tastes were really nice – mild and cinnamon-y. Then the tart (apple or hibiscus?) kicked in – not as nice. I can see why so many people said “no hibiscus please!”. I don’t have a lot of experience with hibiscus, as I tend to avoid fruity blends. Might try it again. Not pleased about the need for artifical flavours – what, the long list of ingredients wasn’t enough?
Pleasant scent – sweet, not really nutty. Hard to describe… Added a bit of agave nectar, as it seemed to need a boost. Taste-wise, not nutty at all. Should be called Forever Summer or Forever Apple. I’m getting all apple here.
EDA: a 2nd brewing, as I’ve got a bag of this tea now. Threw in some loose vanilla rooibos tea for a base, and added a lot more of this loose tea to the pot. Adding agave nectar makes it better. Love the smell, but still not nutty. Very apple. Which is okay, if it was called “Forever Apple”. Needs more nuts.
Though not strong in the black tea, this is pretty decent. I added some coconut milk and a little brown sugar. I might buy a small pack (this one is a single-serving taster which I didn’t remove after brewing) of this sometime. Would brew it with more loose tea, and perhaps another bag of plain black tea.
Finally, a David’s Tea that I like. But then, I am a hardcore mint fan. They’d really have to screw up a mint tea for me not to like it (like add lemongrass & lemon verbana ahem Tazo Zen ahem). Not as amazing as my own home-grown mint, but still, quite drinkable.