649 Tasting Notes
I did not enjoy this tea. It smelled very medicinal even before I opened the wrapper. I expected some vanilla and cinnamon to come through, but there wasn’t any. After steeping for 3 minutes I tasted it, but the only thing I could make out was the rooibos. I steeped it for an additional 4 minutes, but there was still no hint of any flavor other than rooibos. Very disappointing.
I don’t know why, but I’m still surprised that I like ginger. I really like it in this tea. It is strong, but not overpowering. The black tea is good. Strong enough to hold it’s own with the ginger. I did put a little sweetener in my cup, but I think it would be just as good without it. I’ll get back to you on that one.
I had this tea before, and I seem to remember not liking it that much. Most likely it was due to drinking it at a restaurant that served the tea with water that was not at the correct temperature. When I made this at home it had a wonderful scent of orange and vanilla, and the taste was smooth – almost creamy. I did not begin to taste the jasmine until the tea cooled, and I found the taste a bit distracting. This is definitely a tea best drunk while hot/warm.
This was a gift from a friend. She bought me several loose teas at a shop in Ocean City, NJ as a thank you for babysitting her cat and garden. I wish I had more information about the teas, but the lack of information has not kept me from enjoying them.
This tisane is good. The cranberry is strong with the orange taking the edge off the tartness. It’s a lovely evening drink when I want to relax with a warm cup of tea and a good book.
This is why I love Steepster – I never would have tried this tea if I had not read the comments about it. I’ve passed it up year after year because the name did not appeal to me, but after reading the reviews I knew I had to try it. It is wonderful. Wonderful! Perfect for cooler nights. The fact that it’s decaf is a bonus (since actually sleeping instead of running around with a caffeine buzz is necessary at some point).