537 Tasting Notes
I saw this on clearance yesterday so I picked up a box! My first steep was much better than this one! At 4min. the stevia becomes very overpowering. At three minutes I was able to taste more of the spices. I’m not sure this is a great boxed tea, but I’ll have to try it a bit more! I actually think it would be a bit better if the black base was more evident. It would balance out this sweetness a lot.
I’m glad I gave these another try! I picked up the $1 sample today just in case I liked this one more. I still think that I wish these tasted more like matcha. The flavoring in this one does not have the same strange aftertaste that the peach one had. I still think it might be the chicory. The lime is very tasty and I thought that I would like to kick back with a cuppa this on a hot day! The mix blends very well, even with very cold water. For what it is, it’s pretty tasty!
I had been suffering for the past 5 days with a stomach ache, so I thought I’d get herbal and try this one. I have tried ginger as an addition to a tea, but never the main flavor. This was intense! It is very sweet and herbaceous. I always buy those little ginger sweets at the Asian markets, and that is exactly what this reminded me of. It probably will not be for everyone due to the simple fact that it is intense, but I really enjoy it. It also is very good with lemon.
They had small trial pouches of these for sale at my fresh market and I thought I’d give this a whirl! I was surprised that the first ingredient was sugar. There were also no instructions, so I simply mixed it with cool water. The peach itself is very tasty and aromatic. I was surprised how juicy it was! But this does not taste much like matcha and that’s a real shame. The chicory is weird and keeps reminding me that there are additives to the mix. I’m very iffy about this one for now.
I just found my sample of this floating around in a drawer so I thought I’d finally crack it open! I’m surprised by how savory the liquor smells. I really like the laoshan green, so I was expecting to really enjoy this. This is very good! I like the savory aspects with the green being the undertone. I was surprised that the mint is more evident in the smell than in the taste.
Thank you Ninas Paris for this sample!
mmm it smells just like peachy rings! This brewed up much darker than I expected given the name, but it’s not really an issue. This is a very smooth tea. I love the peach flavor! I think I would rather drink this than actually eat a peachy ring (all that sugar!). Very excellent midday pick-me up too!
I guess this one has been lingering, forgotten in my cupboard for the past few months. I got it while I was trying to avoid caffeinated teas. This is pretty decent for a grocery store tea I guess. It reminds me a lot of the Cha Yen Thai from Teavana (but cheaper!). It would actually be a good, cheap substitute for this imo.
I hate this tea.
I don’t know if I’ve ever had a tea this terrible before. I cannot even bring myself to take more than a few sips. It just tastes weird. Sweet, kind of bitter, and has this sharp odd flavor I can’t pinpoint. I don’t know what to do with the rest of this box, but the trashcan is looking a bit inviting.
I’m so glad my tea samples arrived today! I thought they had been eaten by the post.
The bag this came in did not have a suggested temp. on it, so I just went with boiling water.
Dry, this smells very nice! I can smell the violet, which is the biggest reason I chose this one. Once brewed the base is very tasty, it reminds me of another gift tea which I have logged on here somewhere. The violet is very upfront. There are other flavors too that I cannot put my finger on, probably the rhubarb (I’ve never had it!). This is a really great dessert tea and I can’t wait to brew this again.