This is one of the free samples that came with my Utopia Tea order of a few weeks ago. I wish I could tell you why I selected it. But in this case I think the tea picked me. Actually I think that’s how I end up drinking most of the teas I own…they select me. This smells heavenly. I must admit more like Lavender and less like Jasmine. But I like both so I’m really ok with that. It tastes fantastic. Yet another tea I might have to add to the collection. ;)
361 Tasting Notes
This is refreshing. But that’s about the only thing it has going for it.
Starting off my Saturday morning with a cup of this before I head off to a much needed massage. At first sniff (pre and post) steeping all I can smell is the lemongrass. This isn’t a bad thing, just my first impressions of a tea I don’t think I’ve had, but then again maybe I have. The taste is pretty amazing with a perfect mix of minty and well something else. But it’s a great kick off to my day of relaxation.
This was fantastic! Which is why I’m glad I finally got online to order a larger amount (I only had a sample size). The flavors just exploded in my mouth and I could not get enough! I really think this will need to be a staple in my cupboard.
This smelled amazing when I opened the sample tin. Once I brewed up a cup I wasn’t so sure if I would like it. I did, I did! This was actually a darn fine tea that relaxed me quite a bit. Very smooth and rich and super yummy. The lavender is wonderful…I didn’t get a purple liquid in my cup. :( I think I will need to add this one as a permanent tea in my cupboard!
Made a pitcher of this iced tonight and added an extra slice of lime to it. SO yummy! Thanks to Rachel of iHeartTeas for bringing this one back. :)
I saw this in the market on Sunday and figured it was worth a shot. Sure it was almost 5 bucks, but I still added it to the cart. Also my husband was interested so that sealed the deal for me. This was pretty good. Very refreshing and enjoyable. Plus it was made with soy which made my day. Regular dairy products and I don’t talk anymore…
PLUS my husband loves it! WOOHOO….I got him to drink a sort of “tea” that he likes. We’ll be buying this one again.
I was super excited to come home and find that the postal service delivered my tea…sometimes they leave the dreaded orange card of doom. But this time it was home and waiting for me in the kitchen (hubby doesn’t ask anymore about new tea in the house).
So I figured I would give this one a go as it had a little caffeine in it and I’d like to stay up past 9pm tonight thanks. I’ve had white teas before but they were all flavored to the max so this is nice and refreshing with just a hint of sweet to it and very fragrant. I’m really glad I picked this one up when it was on special. :)
First off I wish there was more of a description for this tea. But I wish a lot of things about The Whistling Kettle…story for another time. So it’s really late here and I wanted something chocolaty, but without the caffeine, so I dug this out of my tea bin. It smells a bit like mint chocolate chip if that makes any sense at all (mind you I’m tired). I opted to add ice as this seemed like the kind of tea that would be good iced….it is.
The mint and chocolate flavors are there. But there’s something about it that isn’t right and I can’t seem to put my finger on it at the moment. Thankfully it was a sample size and I only have maybe a cups worth left (if anyone wants it let me know).
Thank you LiberTEAS for this sample too. First impression on opening the bag…holy blueberries! As it was steeping folks stopped in my office to ask what I was making this time. :) Apparently the blueberry smell carried in the building. The taste? Pretty amazing. I’m loving the mix of blueberry and green tea I think I’m getting here. Pretty refreshing on this chilly and rainy afternoon.
I am sadly still not getting the chocolate flavor in this tea :(! I’m tempted to doctor it with a chocolate bar piece. Don;t get me wrong it’s still good tea, but I was hoping for more chocolate goodness. Will try a re-steep once this cup is done….
This smells interesting in the tin (I bought the sample set). I couldn’t tell what it smells like in the little perfect tea maker I have it steeping in. In my cup I get a hint of vanilla, the rest is all earl grey. Which isn’t bad, but I had hopped for more of a vanilla creme flavor as was advertised in the name on the tin. Still yummy! This is also the third earl grey (I think) in my quest to like this type of tea.
Threw a few ice cubes in this this morning so I could chug it down before I headed out the door. Normally I don’t chug down my tea, but I thought I had more time…not the case and my traveler mug was at work. Still very yummy and yes it hit the spot this morning. Will treat it better tomorrow morning. :)
I want to thank LiberTEAS for sending me this sample too. I’ve only had one cup and I have to say this was not a favorite. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed it, but maybe I need to give it another shot (when home and NOT at work). I could really taste the matcha in this particular tea and I am a fan of the matcha. I just wasn’t getting much else as others had mentioned. So I will try it again – won’t rate until I do.
I’ve never been to Seattle, but after having a cup of this before work (thanks to LiberTEAS) I felt like I was there. It was just the boost I needed to get my day started on a Monday. It tasted a bit malty which is becoming a new favorite flavor in morning teas for me. This tea was also VERY smooth and bold. I could have easily had another cup, but I had to head off to work. I really need to make an order when I’m out. This really needs to be a staple in my tea cabinet!
Enjoyed a cup this afternoon at lunch. Thankfully I was smart enough to ask for a cup of boiling water or else I would have “enjoyed” Lipton tea. I was however, smart enough to bring my own tea with me. I enjoyed this and had the attention of all the other tea drinkers who ended up with Lipton.
This served to calm me as I was in a bit of a mood over the events of the day.. So I pretty much drank this one down as quickly as I could. It did the trick, I was a bit more relaxed for the rest of the afternoon – always nice when a tea can do that for you.
It is important to note there is no way I can afford this tea. It would also lead to divorce between the Mr. and I in a heartbeat and at $25 per 2oz you may see why. So this is one of those teas I purchase by the cup when I visit my local Teavana. Of course the young man behind the counter tried his darndest to get me to buy a pound of it. It wasn’t happening.
I had this iced. I’d never had it before so I went with the young man’s suggestion of prep including sweetener or no sweetener. Thankfully he went with no sweetener. I must admit it was a supper smooth Oolong that I truly enjoyed. It hit the spot after a truly rotten day spent at an event I would have loved to pass on (long story there). I would get this again, but I wouldn’t buy it to make at home….not for that price….unless of course the Mr. ok’d it.
Tart tea central! Don’t get me wrong…I like it, but it sure is tart. I think this one would be best iced and mixed up with perhaps Teavana’s Wild Orange Blossom tea…will have to try that out later tonight!
This one smells really sweet as it steeps. There is a goldish color to the liquid. I can smell the papaya and really want to just eat it out of the cup. The taste is very smooth with a little tang to it. There’s a lot going on, at least it seems there is but all of it is really yummy. So glad I opted to get some!
This smells awesome prior to infusion/steeping. Great mix of berries and plum scents were coming through before I added the water. Major blackberry smell coming from my cup post infusion/steeping. I’m not really tasting the mint or apple. There’s always a fix for that add some more! I really like this. Very refreshing and it will hopefully get me to 4pm. If not there’s always the Oolong I have too!
On of the new teas I purchased yesterday on what I should now call “Our crazy tea tour”. Check out my blog: http://littlemewbrew.teatra.de/blog/ for more on that. This tea is pretty good, I can’t say I’ve had an assam ever. But maybe I have but it was called something else? Anyway this is very malty and I really like that on this (finally) chilly morning in Upstate NY. I steeped it perfectly, no bitterness at all. However, there may be some bitterness to being back at work…I swear no one can do a thing when I’m out….right more tea!
I like my tea twin KeeneTeaThyme am on a quest for a good chai. I thought this could be a real contender. I’d heard good things from friends who swear by Republic of Tea teas. But this was SUPER weak with one bag. I even prepared said teas as Republic of Tea suggested (simmered, milk, and honey) and it was still weak. I will try to double up on the bag as another Steepster suggested.
Backlogging. Hello yummy tea! First off opening the tin made my chocolate senses tingle! A very chocolaty scent drifts out of the tin and I honestly just wanted to eat the tea pouch. But I didn’t, no I followed the directions and waiting “patiently” for my tea to be ready. Once it was ready to drink I promptly burned my mouth I wanted to drink it that badly! The chocolate flavor was very pronounced in this tea and I really enjoyed it.
This was another purchase from iHeartTeas, but I won’t rate it as I had to chug it down last night before heading out to dinner. I plan to have some later tonight – will rate then!