This could be love. I tried Queen Catherine after reading the many wonderful reviews about it here and at other sites. When a tea (or any object) is so loved I’m almost afraid to try it because I doubt there is any way for it to live up to all the hype. The Queen, however, rules. This tea is strong but not overbearing. There are slight notes of chocolate and coffee (maybe?) and a smokey note at the finish that I love. Such a lovely tea. I look forward to spending many more moments with the Queen.
217 Tasting Notes
Mellow and sweet with just enough tang from the grapefruit to provide balance.. This is a very nice tea. Easy to relax with, and easy to enjoy.
My morning pot of tea. I have avoided Irish Breakfast teas to this point because I thought I would find them too strong. For this blend at least I was definitely wrong. The tea is strong, but not bitter. There is a noticeable smokey taste at the end that I rather enjoyed, but also a smoothness. Highly enjoyable.
My daughter and I are getting ready to host a Christmas Tea, so when she saw this tea in the grocery store she said we had to try it. Into the cart it went. This afternoon we made cucumber sandwiches and cups of Nutcracker Sweet. My daughter loved it. She said it taste like snicker doodle cookies (she added sugar to her cup). I drank mine plain and did not enjoy it as much. There was a strange aftertaste. It wasn’t bitter, but it was… off. Next time I’ll add a bit of sugar, too.
After we had our tea my girl decreed that Nutcracker Sweet would be included in the tea party. And so it shall be. :)
I like Earl Grey, but I am not a fan of the tea when the Bergamot is over the top. This tea is well balanced for me. I smelled the Bergamot right away as it was steeping, and the citrus flavor was there at the first sip. It did not, however, overpower the black tea. As the tea cooled the citrus flavor began to fade. This might bother some people, but I did not mind. Over all, a decent cup.
Today I have two sick kids tucked under blankets. Everyone in my house has a sore throat, and we are all grumpy. This made the choice for my morning pot of tea an easy one. I’m so glad I had this in the house today. Everyone enjoys it, and with a spoonful of honey stirred in it helps sooth scratchy throats. If today has to be bad at least the tea is good!
Today has not been the best of days – sick kid, behind on laundry, a not-so-happy phone call. I wanted a tea that would be comforting and give me a lift. I chose Orange Dulce, and I chose well.
See previous tasting note for my thoughts on the actual tea.
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.
This tea is a bit strange. The smell is definitely chocolate. The initial taste is undeniably hazelnut. Unfortunately, the black tea gets lost somewhere in the mix. As the tea cools there is more of a chocolate flavor, but I wish the tea was more robust.
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.
Still yummy. See previous tasting note.
This was good but not great. I loved the smell of it, but the taste was just meh. It’s been awhile since I’ve had an Earl Grey tea, so maybe I’m just not a fan.
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.
Still wonderful. This tea has replaced my morning coffee. Never in a million years did I expect to give up coffee, but I wake up wanting this tea more than a cup of joe. And now I am going to enjoy one last cup before my work day gets too hectic.
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).
This is the standard tea for iced tea in my house. It does the job, and there is always a pitcher of it in the fridge.
My morning pot of tea. The first cup I added milk and sugar. I enjoyed it, but some of the flavor was masked by the sweetness. The following cups I only added milk, and each cup was lovely. I think this is the first pot of tea I have drunk by myself. It is a very good basic black tea. I’m sure once my family figures that out I will not have the pot to myself for long.
Comfort in a cup. The white tea is light and refreshing. The mint is dominant, but pleasant. At first, I did not notice the ginger at all, but after several sips I felt it in the back of my throat. It was warm and stayed there well after I had finished my cup.
I was at the store today, and I notices that the holiday teas had made their way to the shelves. After looking at all of the selections I chose Christmas morning, and I am glad that I did. It is an interesting mix (Assam, Ceylon, Sumatra, Jasmine green tea, and Keemun) that is easy to drink, and strong enough to be in the “first mug of the morning” category. This could be one of my new favorites.
I love this tea. It has an excellent mixture of peach and ginger, but the flavors are not so strong that the flavor of the black tea gets lost. I was sad to use the last of the tea in my tin. This one will go on my shopping list.
Fairly mild as far as chai goes. My daughter really enjoys it. I prefer a stronger, more spicy tea.
I adore everything about this tea. The smell of cinnamon and clove, the bright amber color, and the taste. Like others have said, it taste like the Fireball candy or Red Hots. Very easy to drink and enjoy.
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