41 Tasting Notes
This is a terrific, smooth Assam with a buttery caramel and vanilla flavor. The rich caramel predominates but is NOT too sweet. It is a beautifully balanced tea. Even though this is a black tea, there were no sharp edges; just a nice rich Assam. Even the aroma of the tea when I first got it was overwhelming; I could not wait to brew a cup.
Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Vanilla
This is a spicy tea with lots of cinnamon. What is off-putting for me, though, is how sweet it is. The amount of sugar in this tea covers up most of the spicy notes. I prefer a chai that I can add a little German rock sugar to so that sweetness doesn’t cover up the tea. I would probably like this without the sugar or the candied ingredients.
The aroma has a strange bottom note; that also translates into an odd flavor in the cup. It must be the mate’. You can clearly taste the hibiscus; as in most Teavana teas, hibiscus is overpowering. I would not call this a raspberry tea as much as a hibiscus-citrus tea.
Will not buy this again.
This is an ok white tea. It does smell enticing and tastes good, but I just don’t want to go out and find more now that its gone. I think the aroma tricks you since the tea doesn’t quite live up to it. One reviewer said it seems out of balance; well, I agree as there seems to be an element missing or out of balance.
I thought this would be a nice change to most of my white teas, to have something with a littl kick. Instead the flavor seems “watered down” when brewed.
You can really taste the hibiscus flowers in this and not the green tea. I like sour flavors and I like citrus flavors, but this tea hit a sour note. There really is very little green tea in the envelope that I bought.
The ingredients from the tea envelope label are: Green tea, apple pieces, citrus pieces, ginger, hibiscus flowers, flavoring, orange juice bits. I don’t taste the ginger at all, and would really like to know if the flavoring is natural or artificial.
I added this tea; it may be an older one. I wouldn’t be surprised. The legend on the box and bags proclaims that it “Supports Weight Control.” Honestly, I haven’t noticed a difference when I do regularly drink it. What I have noticed is that this tea has a strong celery taste, which is something I do not go out of my way to find in a tea. Or anything else that I drink. Even half an organic lemon won’t save this tea.
I’m not sure of the ingredients anymore, as I no longer have the box and the envelope is mute on the subject.
Mild chocolate and banana flavors even at 2+ teaspoons steeped for a modest cup. It IS a nice cup of tea, very pleasant and warming on a winter’s evening. Not an outstanding tea, though. Could have more of a chocolate flavor and less of a sweet one.
Ingredients from the label on the envelope: Apple pieces, pineapple pieces (pineapple, sugar, citric acid), cocoa kernels, banana chips (banana, coconut oil, sugar), carob pieces, rosehip peels, flavoring (chocolate, banana, caramel, crocant).
Maybe if chocolate was a prominent ingredient, it would be a better tea. And is the flavoring natural or artificial?
This tea will kill whatever ails you. I’ve been using this tea since I was in college (early to mid-80’s) and whenever I get sick, this is my go-to fix. According to other sources, Pau d’Arco is supposed to be an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal herb. I have found it works, particularly on very bad chest colds and bronchitis. The flavor is earthy and somewhat astringent, but not unpleasant. I find adding 1/2 organic lemon to it makes it quite good. My rating goes to its effectiveness and apparent quality, not necessarily its flavor. I always steep this tea according to directions, which is 15 minutes.