188 Tasting Notes
Great combination of lemon and ginger flavor. This is a great tea for when you have a cold – the ginger makes you feel a bit less stuffy. It’s been a while since I had it, but I think longer steeping times increased the ginger flavor without anything getting weird. I have wished that stash had a plain ginger herbal tea, though, as I get tired of lemon flavor sometimes.
I really enjoy this tea. It is definitely spicy – perhaps the spiciest I’ve ever had. It’s not something I crave every day, but it doesn’t disappoint when I’m in the mood for something spicy and sweet. No sweetener required. I would recommend steeping for 4 minutes at most – some of the spices overpower the more delicate flavors if you steep for too long.
Delicious! I could detect both cinnamon and plum very well, and it makes a well-flavored cup. One neat thing about this tea – when you steep it, it forms a red and a blue layer. Take a look before you stir it up! (of course, this might happen with other teas too, I haven’t paid that much attention) One warning, though – don’t add soy milk! It completely separated out. Gross! I’m not sure if that happens with dairy milk too.
This is my go-to black tea when I’m overwhelmed by all the choices in the grocery store. I go through periods of drinking it every morning when I’m in a no-frills mood. The price is right, and the flavor is really good. It is strong and smooth with a little bit of a dry taste, but not bitter. I’m sure I’ve steeped it for way too long many times, too, and it never seems to taste off. It is nice with a little bit of milk/soy milk and sweetener, if you like.
I picked out this tea because of the smoky flavor, but I’ll admit I was a bit alarmed when it seemed to make my whole kitchen smell like campfire the first time I brewed it. Don’t be alarmed; while the smell is quite smoky, the flavor is smooth and strong, not overly smoky. The scent did seem to linger in the kitchen, though, and I definitely smell this tea when I open the tea cabinet even though the bags are individually wrapped. If strong scents bother you, you should probably skip this one. Definitely a distinctive tea – not one I go for every day.