This tea is okay. Considering I don’t like green rooibos, it’s not bad. It is a green-brown colour, and will leave an orange ring around the top of your mug from the orange sprinkles (washes out). The smell after brewing is sweet and fruity. The taste is not so fruity to me, but more just the green rooibos with a hint of sweetness from the candy. It’s limited edition for Summer 2010, so it’s worth a try but you have to order soon before it’s all gone.
40 Tasting Notes
This tea brings out a lot of coconut. The green rooibos flavour is there as well. I have found that I am not fond of green rooibos so I’m not fond of this tea either. But if you’re into these flavours, you may enjoy it. And pineapple? didn’t taste it at all.
Just what I’m looking for: apple and cinnamon combined evenly. A lot of apple cinnamon teas forget the apple and end up tasting more like the cinnamon, but this is a good one. If you know of any others that are more apple tasting, let me know.
A light black tea with a smooth flower taste. Reminds me of “maui wowi” from Teaopia (which I believe is discontinued, so this would be a good replacement for those of you who miss that one). It’s tropical smelling and tasting and the black tea is a nice background flavor, the other flavors (jasmine, rose) are what you taste more. The aftertaste is more of the black tea.
This is a nice tea. Dry, it smells more caramelly than after steep. The taste is mainly rooibos with a little caramel. Not strong flavoured, but pleasant after a meal (if you like rooibos teas).
I completely agree with Doulton’s tasting note here. This is lovely!
This tea has a nice caramel type smell. The taste is like a mix of rooibos and green tea taste which is okay but not really dessert-like. So this tea is okay but not as tastey as I expected given the description. Worth a try though.
There is a tang for the first 10 minutes or so (hot tea) but the flavor is deeper/richer than typical fruity teas. I think I prefer this to the Berry Up tea (also from David’s Tea) when hot. But both are lovely iced. The flavor is so berry sweet that you wouldn’t have to add sweetener of any kind.
Has a tang to it like a ‘raspberry zinger’ type of tea. But I like it, hot or cold. Just make sure to use the full 2 teaspoons, because I used 1.5 teaspoons to try and get two cups out of the last little bit that I had left and it just wasn’t the same.
Fresh smell, and a mild watermelon flavor. A real watermelon has more flavor for sure. I can taste the honeydew as well, and that could be why this tea isn’t a strong watermelon flavor (I think honeydew takes over). The strawberry and apple are going un-noticed, so if that’s what you’re looking for, look somewhere else. And don’t buy this if you don’t care for honeydew.
Try this one on ice.
MMM, aroma is very maple, and taste is rooibos and maple together. I like this one hot. I’ve read that David’s Tea ships to the U.S. pretty quickly so no worries for tea drinkers to the south – don’t be shy, give ‘Oh Canada’ a try!
tastes like sweet grass with a nice fruit scent. Could do this one hot or cold but I think I prefer hot.
Normally I would never think of trying this. I like chocolate but have never had a tea with chocolate in it…But I have a sample…so here it goes….
First, the smell is quite chocolatey. The taste is an equal combo of rooibos and hot chocolate. the chocolate taste becomes stronger if you leave it on your tongue for a few seconds. Strawberry is absent for me.
If you like rooibos and teas with chocolate in them, you may like this one.
I still maintain that chocolate and tea should be enjoyed seperately.
Don’t know what to say other than it’s good :) Just left the tea bag in my mug with no fear of oversteeping.
I only tried this one to see if it would pick up my energy level but I didn’t really think that it helped with the sluggish feeling. Based on that I wouldn’t buy it because the taste is just meh. Not for me, thanks. Tried it in store so unsure steep time/temp.
Fun tea, and I love nuts, but the tea needed something. too bland for me, but I would consider trying it again with some agave in it. Had it in store so unsure of steep time/temp.
I don’t usually like earl grey tea, but I did like this one. I thought it had a good flavor. It gave me a headache though, does anyone know why that would happen?
I like rooibos tea generally and so I like this one too. Tastes like rooibos with a slight flower taste, and the smell gives some hints of fruit. I would drink this one again. Tastes good as it gets cold too – gets more fruity.
it’s been a long time since I’ve logged, but here we go!
In contrast to other tea notes about this cherry white tea, I found it to be very light in taste. I was hoping for more cherry taste. It’s barely there, and fades quick. Smells nice. But the tea isn’t even red so how much cherry can there be?
Disappointing tea note from me for this Cherry Charity tea (sip for the cure) but I recommend trying the Sip For The Cure Pomegranate Vanilla Red Tea.
Smells like cinnamon and black tea.
MMM…I have not had loose leaf black tea in a long time…2 years I think. This is hittin the spot! This is one of the first loose leaf teas I ever bought, and I hated it the first time I tried it. It has sat in my cupboard until tonight. I decided to give this tea another chance since I have learned more about how steeping effects the taste. And I’m looking for something warm and spicey to get rid of this Canadian cold chill I have.
Now I would call this a good black tea. But keep in mind that I’m staying away from black tea and have not tried any other black loose leaf teas (except Blueberry Bush by Teaopia). It goes down smooth, it’s not bitter. I don’t taste the apple, or cinnamon, or vanilla…so those flavours must be quite mild. When you look at the tea in package, it’s mostly black, with a few tiny pieces of extra things. So it’s not surprising that the flavour is mainly black tea. But I suppose you could add more of what you like while steeping (vanilla, cinnamon, etc). Speaking of steeping, I recommend doing this one in the Teaopia Tea Master or similar…inginui…something or other that you folks have in the states. First time, as I was new to loose leaf, I used the little mesh ball in my mug. I think that was part of the problem. Plus I probably oversteeped (especially for the amount of water in a mug) and probably was having bitter tea, not realizing that it was my fault for not making it well.
Time to end this so….yeah, it’s black tea.
Be careful with steeping this one – not too hot of water, and fast steep (45 seconds or so).
Smell is a good mix of coconut and vanilla. It’s relatively strong smelling from the tin. The taste is white tea and coconut. With all of these tasting notes I’ve done, I’m noticing a trend with The Republic of Tea: not much vanilla taste to be had in their teas that have vanilla (so far from the ones I’ve tried). The vanilla smell is pretty but for some reason I can’t taste it. Since vanilla is listed in the title before coconut, I would have thought that vanilla would be the main flavour. It’s not a bad tea though, just a “like”, not a “love”.
Okay, so I really like rooibos tea, which means that I like this one too.
The smell is sweet like candy, and the taste is rooibos and pomegranate. The flavour of the pomegranate is light. It smells more than it tastes, if that makes sense. I could taste the pomegranate more as my tea cooled off than when it was hot. I can’t smell or taste the vanilla at all so I would say that you will only notice the vanilla if you have a really good sense of smell and taste, or are very experienced with tasting flavours in teas.
Just sipping my sample here…
You can smell mostly cinnamon but you can tell the vanilla is there too. The cinnamon smell reminded me of the cinnamon hearts that you eat around Valentine’s Day.
As for taste, it’s true that rooibos flavour is the main taste but I’m in love with rooibos right now so I’m okay with it. The cinnamon is strong enough to taste it too, and I find the cinnamon taste lingers in my mouth for a few seconds. Vanilla isn’t there so much – I can’t notice it in the taste – only the smell.
If I place another order with ROT, I will include this in my purchase. I just purchased some tea from them so we’ll have to see if I order again while this holiday tea is still in stock.
I always thought this tea tasted earthy and “ground-like” but not strong, and it is smooth. So I find this tolerable for it’s health benefits (blood cleansing), and that’s why I drink it. Not for taste.
I also love the story of how this company makes their teas. They are also environmentally friendly.