35 Tasting Notes
I like this tea. It does smell a bit fake in bagged form, but I didn’t taste that in the cup. The hazelnut flavor was mellow, and the chocolatey flavor was a bit weak, but a teaspoon of sugar helped this tea immensely. Usually I use honey, but I thought it might be a bit odd in this tea. I can’t drink caffeinated tea in the evening, so this was a nice change from my usual herbal tea routine.
I tried this one before bedtime last week – I needed something calming, and the ingredient list was too weird to pass up. I actually found the scent of this tea to be very…strange, almost off-putting. However, when it cooled enough to drink, I actually kind of liked it!
I think the combination of herbs and flavorings go together pretty well, but I’m going to have to try it a few more times to make up my mind about it, since every time I caught a whiff I thought “Ugh!”, then with each sip I thought “Mmm..?”. Maybe I need a clothespin for my nose on this one. :p
This tea was very nice and fruity – it had a pleasant lemon flavor that was juicy and natural tasting. I didn’t even realize this had chamomile until after I drank it, so if you’re unsure about chamomile, this might be a good one to try out.
(I have the bagged version of this.)
I too was a little put off by the licorice powder additive (I hate licorice), but I went ahead and tried this tea, since it was the last ingredient in the list, and I like hibiscus. Luckily I didn’t taste any licorice tones in this at all!
The bag/packet smelled nice and blueberry-ey, but the blueberry taste was really more of an undertone in the brewed tea. It tasted more like a fruity hibiscus tea with a bright lemony taste to it – I was reminded of the Zinger teas made by Celestial Seasonings. Overall, I really liked this, but I don’t know that I would consider it to be a blueberry flavored tea.
I purchased this tea during a trip to Hawaii – I love all things guava! This tea is quite good, but it really needs a sweetener to bring out the flavor – I find a little bit of honey does the trick nicely.
The green tea is mellow, and the flavors of the guava and ginseng aren’t overpowering. I steep it for 5 minutes (the directions advise 3-5 minutes) – usually I wouldn’t steep green tea for so long, but this one seems to need it or it doesn’t come out well.