45 second steep made this tea even better than the 1 min. steep that I reported before. Remember to let the boiling water sit for 5-8 min. first before pouring. I really think the rating/score on this tea is misleading and low as a result of improper brewing. Less is more!
40 Tasting Notes
Organic and fair trade certified. Loose leaf. Smells lovely from the tin, smells lovely after steeped. Goes down smooth with a perfect rooibos flavour, and a hint of apricot. Love this one. I believe it’s limited edition, so if you want to try it, get it now.
Smell: mainly cloves.
Taste: The flavour is light (3 min steep), but spicey (mainly cloves). Steeping longer would be too much for me. There is a slight bitterness in the aftertaste (that may be from too hot water).
Overall: not bad, for a black tea.
This tea has to be steeped “perfectly” for it to taste good and not bitter. First time I had this tea it was bitter but that’s because I used boiling/near boiling water. Here’s how to make the perfect cup:
I guessed on the water temperature scale (I don’t have a thermometer) but basically I boiled the water and then let it sit for several minutes (5-8) and then poured it over the tea bag in my mug. I timed the steep for exactly one minute.
The pear flavour isn’t overly fruity/sweet but you can definitely taste it.
The great thing about this tea is that it is the fastest steep of all my teas, it’s low on caffeine but a great ‘pick me up’ for the a.m., and using a lower water temp. meant that I didn’t have to wait for it to cool before drinking.
So don’t let the low Steepster rating talk you out of trying this tea. I purchased it on sale at the local health food store for $1.80 CDN – *TIP: watch for clearance sales on teas that only have a month or two before the expiry date. It’s a cheaper way to try new flavours.
Smell: Vanilla cookie and mint
Taste: Mint mainly. Reminds me of chocolate covered mint – like “After Eight”.
Overall impression: I like it.
You can smell this steeping if you are just standing beside it. I’m surprised the flavour is so light with so much lovely aroma. I think I may try 3 tea bags next time. I need to use it up anyway (best before date approaching!).
*Improves slightly with 3 teabags. I will try even more bags in a pot sometime and report again.
*6 tea bags in about 4 cups of water. Nice smell, but still not much taste. It’s odd. The only other suggestion I have is to try it as an iced tea.
This is pure peppermint, so you have to really like peppermint to enjoy this tea. I think it’s great. I steeped 4 min. with boiling water. It does work well to relieve an upset stomach so if that’s what you are looking for, I recommend this one.
I decided to reach to the back of the cupboard and pull out the “Stash” of Christmas/Holiday teas that get neglected through the summer. The main smell of this one is mint, and the taste…mint. Spearmint. Upon a second sip I can smell cinnamon joining the party. The taste is still mainly mint, and it’s a nice moderate mint. Not too strong or weak. If you let the tea stay on your tongue for a couple seconds you can notice more of the spicey taste. Tastes best when it’s hot, not just warm. Steep this one in a winter themed mug (like I just did) for the full effect!
Nice blueberry aroma, and the taste is like a mild blueberry tea. I would consider leaving the tea bag in longer next time (I steeped 5 min.) or maybe even 2 bags (although I like to stretch the supply due to shipping costs). Considering the fact that these are wellness teas, they are pretty darn tasty. I will trust that this “get heart” tea is doing some good for my cardiovascular system (prevention!) since I don’t have any cardiovascular conditions to judge improvement.
Smell – lemon (it’s delightful), and taste – green mostly and lemon and hardly honey. But still a very nice green tea (and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t drink much green tea). I think this is a good flavour to start with if you are looking to get into green. The lemon is well proportioned with the green to make a flavour that goes down easy.
Lemon and grass are the main notes with a tiny bit of apple in the background. Thumbs up to the tea taste, thumbs down to the tea being discontinued. I’ll have to savour what I have left!
Mmmm…a lovely smell and nice taste for people who aren’t too into green tea. But don’t oversteep it. 2-3 minutes is good. I don’t taste much of the cranberries, and the tea is yellow in colour so I think it’s more green and a bit of pomegranate that comes through. Although it’s not a holiday blend, it could be well enjoyed this time of year with the cranberry and pomegranate scent – when you’re not drinking it, you’ll open the package just to smell it.
I’m disappointed…that they no longer sell this one!! I never thought I would like flower tasting tea but I do really enjoy this. I bought it because it was on sale but I guess they were clearing it out for good. Maybe there is a similar one somewhere? The aroma is rose and the taste is a good balance of white tea and flower taste. I steeped for 3 minutes but I think I may have over done it this time – I would try 2 minutes since it says “2-3 min”.
*indeed, 2 min steep made this much better.
The lady at the store warned me to stay near a toilet when drinking this tea, but really there was no need. So I’m not sure if this is meant to be that kind of cleanse, or if it just doesn’t work that way. The main flavours that I taste are grassy and mint. I don’t mind the grassy taste but it may not be for everyone. So I like but I don’t love, and because it doesn’t really clean me out as the name implies, I moved my rating just below the smiley.
This is a nice tea – rooibos with fruit flavour seem to be the main notes. I don’t notice much of the flower notes. I like it.
Nice, light taste. I leave the tea bag in for 20 mins or so and still find the flavour light. I was hoping it would be more sweet and apple tasting but it’s more cinnamon tasting with just a slight hint of apple. But this is a good alternative to my stronger flavoured teas, so it’s been nice to have.