Pah on milk and sugar! I’ve rediscovered this tea after running out of Darjeeling. I actually quite like it this time around. I’m still not quite certain what it is that is just beyond my reach in aroma. This has turned out to be a tea I can ‘oversteep’ for a little bit and it doesn’t negatively impact the flavor of the tea too much.
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This tea smells heavenly dry. Like cherry. No icky green tea smell. Not too overpoweringly sweet, but just s little sweet. It retains it’s sweet cherry smell while steeping and the almond is more pronounced. It almost has a chocolate aroma. Upon first sip, this might be the most cherry cherry tea I’ve had. However, it’s now degenerated into something flavored that I can’t quite identify. More than a little disappointing.
I’m not usually a fan of green or flavored tea but since this was a free sample, what do I have to lose? It’s not actually bad. The green tea part isn’t icky & overwhelming. The mint is a little strong and I don’t really get any cucumber. I’m actually going to finish this cup, which is saying a lot.
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Trying it with a bit of milk this time. Not sure it does anything for the tea. Very ‘meh’.
Dry, this smells very much like ‘tea’. Being BOP, I have to remind myself that I don’t have to use as much as I normally would. Sometimes I succeed, other times not so much. Once brewed, this is a very strong smelling tea. I catch a hint of something in the nose but not sure what it is. Fruity, maybe? Not a bad tasting tea and It can definitely handle milk & sugar. Next time I might try that.
This is a pretty smoky smelling tea. It’s not overpowering like some I’ve had but as I’m not a fan of smoky tea, it’s enough. The flavor is a little caramel, a little smoke and a little something else I can’t quite place. It’s a decent enough tea, just not one for me.
The dry leaf smells very fruity. Yes, possibly the ‘stone fruit’ mentioned in the description. While steeping, I don’t get much aroma at all. Maybe a little fruit and tea. But I have to almost submerge my nose to get it. The actual tea is not impressive. I don’t get much flavor from it at all. Though there does seem to be something ‘fruity’ at the back of my throat. This is my second cup of this tea and it seems weaker than the first though time spent steeping it was roughly the same. This requires more experimentation.
Cherry is one of those flavors that gets me to buy things I wouldn’t normally. This tastes of something fruity but I’m not sure it’s cherry. After looking at the ingredient list, I see there isn’t anything cherry about this tea other than the name. Possibly the ‘natural flavors’ but who really knows. It tastes a lot like hibiscus. Who thought that would be a good pairing for almost anything herbal? The hibiscus generally overpowers whatever else it’s with and this is no exception. I suspect that some other people are right and it would be better as an iced tea.
After several cups, I’m still not sure what to make of this tea. It’s vanilla. And it’s pretty sweet on it’s own. I think it might make a better tea latte than drinking it straight. Still haven’t decided it it’s worth a re-buy or not.
I got sucked into this tea by the word ‘coconut’. But I’m not sure if what I smell is coconut or vanilla. Could be both. Either way, it’s very cloying. Very sweet smelling. And ultimately, doesn’t taste like either vanilla or coconut.
I’m dealing with the end of a cold so my sense of taste isn’t what it should be. But I can’t say this thrills me. It’s not horrible but no out of this world either. Just pretty average.
This tasted too much like I imagine coffee would for me to take any pleasure from it.
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This is not the most horrible bagged tea I’ve had. It’s actually pretty palatable compared to some I’ve had but it also doesn’t ‘wow’ me. I might buy it again if I were stuck with nothing else.