Won this in AmazonV’s Art contest. These are the tightest jasmine tea pearls that I’ve ever used. We always like to watch the tea uncurl but with these it was definitely slow motion. It made a great ice tea. I wanted to drink this warm but just couldn’t with our very hot weather. I took about 3 sips and reached for the ice.
86 Tasting Notes
Picked this up last weekend and my family has already gone through several pitcher’s of it iced. This has a very strong peach flavor and the smell is great.
Found this is the cupboard at the office so I tried to rush a cup to fix ice tea. I got it rather weak the first go round but the second cup turned out much better. I still would prefer more black tea flavor or more cinnamon flavor. This flavors just meet and mellow. Maybe I would like it better if I sweetened it.
Picked this up at a European market because I thought this would complement several Caribbean dishes I’m planning to prepare. I did a taste test this morning. While I didn’t find a strong punch of rum flavor as I was hoping, it is a nice cup of tea.
The description reads tangy and they aren’t kidding. Even though I found it tart, I enjoyed it once it was sweetened and chilled.
Fixed this over the holiday. I was looking for a fruity Kool-Aid replacement. Tasted great. While the clear dark amber color was very pretty, I actually grabbed it thinking that it would produce a red color. Goofed up there. Next time I better do a practice run since I obviously was thinking of another tea.
Nice to have good cold ice tea for this traditional holiday weekend.
This was not enchanting to me. They need to rename this tea because with a name that starts out with chocolate and caramel, I expect to taste that. To tell the truth I didn’t even think that it tasted like tea – just spices. Looks like I should have read the other reviews before I purchased this one.
Once again I find myself using Steepster as an excuse to try another tea. What can I say, I was thirsty and this tea was on sale – not to mention the discussion board question about pear tea. I just had to try it.
I usually find the bottled sweetened tea too sweet but this read “Just a tad sweet” so I was hoping this was better. It was great: slightly sweet and refreshing. I do wish that I could have stuck to their recommended serving of half the bottle but I downed it pretty quick. Although it didn’t affect the taste but it was cloudier than I prefer.
What a treat! A friend greeted me at her door with this served iced in a fancy Murano Italian Goblet. The presentation was so gorgeous I plan to copy for entertaining. She topped it off with some delicious white chocolate covered strawberries. As for the tea itself, I needed to sweeten it because my first sips were tart with a fruity aftertaste.
With a name like Russian Black, I expected a smoky flavor but got quite a surprise. This is a sweet fruity blend. According to the description, this is a popular blend created for one of their tea parties. You can easily taste the strawberries and raspberries. I definitely will be picking up more of this so that we can try it as ice tea next time.
My husband ordered this at lunch since I’ve been preaching tea tea tea. He thought it was brewed but he can’t handle the syrup method since they usually contain red dye. Sorry to say it continued being passed around the table. Way too sweet for me but our teenager thought it was great.
Happy to say my efforts move the entire family away from soda to ice tea have been successful. This seems to be my husband’s favorite ice tea. The fruit bits add a pleasant raspberry taste. I’ve had plenty of others that had an artificial taste afterwards. We’ve already downed the entire pitcher. Looks like I’m going to have to start making a double batch.
I was served this at Jose Pepper’s today. For me, ice tea on a hot day is always a treat but this was exceptionally good. I think I lucked out with it being late afternoon. I feel like they must have brewed a large fresh batch right after the lunch rush to get ready for the evening crowd. I’ve always thought coffee when I hear Folgers. Not any more.
I reach for this whenever I feel like a little extra kick in the morning but this time I needed the kick just to keep going. With the temps starting to creep toward 100, I’m beginning to drag. It seemed to help but I think that I needed to double brew.
We went through several pitchers of this iced this evening at a family gathering. Seemed like the pitchers were empty just as soon as we could make another. With so many people and so much commotion, it is a good thing that it was very forgiving with steep time. We all got busy and forgot it was steeping at one point. Later the gang just couldn’t wait and we rushed one pot. It was a great tea for the crowd!
I originally picked this up because it did not include hibiscus. I’m never fond when that flavor pops up in several other Orange Spice teas. Enjoyed this because it is basic and true to the name.
Tried this again. Without the chocolate flavor, this seems like an Earl Grey. It carries a similar orange liqueur taste.
Fixed with a K-cup in the machine at the dentist. Nice but not a great cup. It reminded me of The Republic of Tea’s Cardamon Cinnamon Herbal Tea. The Cardamon overshadows the other flavors.
Anna Marie’s Tea Shop was serving this at the Taste of Liberty event this evening. Given that the weather was warm and humid after a storm, this was a delight served iced. My husband enjoyed it so much that he actually suggested that I purchase some to fix at home. What a shock since he is usually teasing me that I have too much tea stock piled. Who was I to argue???
I’m not sure where the Chocolate was in this tea. It had more of a citrus mint flavor. In defense of the tea, I bought it knowing that it was the last of their supply. I was anxious to give it a try. They were so polite and offered a discount so … I’m happy with my purchase. I hope that running out of this blend means that a new fresh batch will be coming soon and I bet the chocolate flavor will be stronger. Gives me an excuse to go back to the shop.
This is your standard run of the mill grocery store tea bags. It doesn’t try to be a fancy tea just a good basic orange pekoe. Great for making ice tea that doesn’t get cloudy.
Trying to wean everyone away from soda to ice tea so this was a great choice. I did sweeten it more than my preference but when you are trying to compete with Snapple… Sweet is the word. That did the trick. They’ve already gone through the first pitcher.
All the comments on the Ginger thread made me reach for a ginger tea. Hoping that it will be one more trick that I can use to reduce inflammation. Originally tried this in the shop hot but I think I’m going to save it for ice tea occasions. My family really enjoy peach tea so I was happy to find this combination but … I had to sweeten it to win them over. Glad that I did. Since Peaches was listed first in the name, I thought it would be a strong flavor but it proved to be no match for the strong unique taste of ginger.