Wow this was pretty yummy! I really enjoys it…better note later family everywhere.
361 Tasting Notes
My twin in all things including tea KeenTeaThyme (KiTT) sent me a sample of this that I am just now trying. (I have a lot of samples to try – so much tea, so little time! This really lemon flavored but not in a bad way at all. More in a "man I could gulp this down in a heartbeat kinda way! I had it iced very refreshing. I need that today as it seems everyone here at work is literally working my last nerve!
I’ve never had an Oolong before. That being said this smelled really great when I opened the package…a bit like lemon squares and I LOVE lemon squares! The great smell continues as the tea steeps…good sign. But again I’m not clear as to what this really should taste like so… it isn’t bad. Of course it isn’t WOW either. I’d drink it again but I’m not sure I’ll restock once this sample is done.
Round two (and a fresh batch of tea) is really bringing out all the berry flavors in this tea. Holy Berries Batman comes to mind! The taste is of course unique too. This time as I said lots of berry flavor and the green tea. I’m in tea heaven right now…maybe I’ll touch back down to earth when it’s time to go home. Then again maybe I’ll just float home instead!
Ok I cannot even begin to tell you what is in this tea – sure there’s a list of what’s in it, but each sip reveals something new! I’m getting hints of apricot, watermelon, raspberry, ginger, peach, and lemongrass. Def getting the green tea too. I’ll tell you it is awesome and perfect for the scorcher we are feeling today in Upstate NY! Served iced = perfection!
Finally trying this one (ok tried this morning) and it is so good. Again I got a lot of comments on the smell of blueberries in my office. :) The yummy blueberry taste and kick of black tea was just what I was looking for to get me moving this morning! Best part is that the smell is still hanging around this afternoon even if the tea is long gone. Thank you RachanaC (A.K.A. Rachel) for rescuing this one!!
So I finally figured out what this needed to reach a 100 rating….wine! I added a wine called Sweet Revenge from Catherine Valley Wineries. (Ok I added the whole bottle) The wine mixed with the Sangria tea blended perfectly together for a really delish and refreshing Spring/Summer cooler. Yum!
First off someone just asked where I got the Cinnamon Raisin Toast from….this is a good sign! I can smell the toastiness, and the cinnamon and it smells GOOD. The taste is pretty awesome too. I’m getting the butter flavor pretty heavy in this cup. But there are lighter notes of the cinnamon and raisins as well as the toastiness. All in all you bet I am glad I brought this one out of retirement. Again only rating as this is my first time trying it.
So I figured I should try this seeing as I brought it out of retirement with Frank. I must admit it is pretty tasty! I had a sip while it was hot (before adding ice) and I loved it. After I had it on ice for a bit I tried it again and it is equally as good. I’m really happy with this choice. This is a really refreshing summer tea. I am going to rate as I haven’t tried it before this cup.
I’m finally getting around to try one of my samples from Teabean. Every time I would go for it I recalled I had my one cup of coffee for the week. Yes this is also a tea, but I refused to lose a bet with my brother. Anyway…this is a really interesting blend of tea and coffee. In fact it might be the only way I ever drink coffee again.
I’m getting a hint of the chai flavoring. Really picking up the cloves, which I find a nice touch, but not overpowering. As others mentioned there is a lot going on in my cup here. All I can really say is I love it and may have to place an order! Hopefully this give me enough of a kick to get me through my last hours of Reunion related duties!
This has been getting me through those really tough days at work. You know the ones where all you really want to do is be home… The mint is very refreshing and a bit calming too. Which is just what I’ll need this weekend. The college I work for is hosting Reunion this weekend. So there are a lot of wonderful women returning to campus BUT sometimes they have some interesting requests that cannot always be granted. So mint green take me away!
I tried this when I was finally able to escape home for lunch. Yum! Really refreshing and a nice mini trip to an island far, far away from reality! Tart flavors and a rich ruby color and a whole lot of yummy goodness. I might even add a little wine to it when I go home tonight to give it that real sangria taste.
Thanks to ladykittykat for the sample (I forgot to log it in when I had it), said sample “forced” me to add some to my recent order from DAVIDsTEA….I can’t help it if the teas just “fall” into my cart and I “happen” to hit checkout. It also doesn’t hurt to have a husband who would rather see me drink tea instead of coffee.
This tea smells super chocolaty as it sits here steeping at work. I’ve already had some comments on the smell in a good way. But I refuse to share with the work people. Also smelling a hint of banana. The taste? The taste is OUT OF THIS WORLD. There is a serious taste explosion going on with each and every sip. Will have to get a larger package when I am out of this. KeenTeaThyme (KiTT) some of this is headed your way!
After the mishap with the prep of the other tea I needed something to unwind with and get ready for bed. First off I noted this smelled very minty as it steeped. So I was wondering how this was going to calm me down and get into sleep mode. Usually minty type teas help me kick start in the morning. However, with each sip (yawn), I’m finding I’m getting a little more relaxed. I am really liking the taste of the lemongrass. It blends really well with the other ingredients and making me wish I was writing this review from the comforts of my bed.
Brewed a bag of this tonight to chill for tomorrow. It smells really tart and after a sample sip (that came after mopping up my spills as I moved the tea from one container to another), I can say this is going to be yummy. No rating until I enjoy some tomorrow.
Heat water to a rolling boil
Add one brew bag to 1 quart heat safe container
Fill said container with boiling water
Steep 5-7 minutes
Let cool a bit before moving it to a heat safe container
So I stored what was left of this steep in the fridge before heading back to work. I enjoyed a much better cup of this the second time around. Letting it chill vs. pouring over a huge cup of ice is really the way to go with this tea when served iced. Very yummy even my husband was interested for a moment.
This (and a few other teas) arrived today while I was on my lunch. Mind you I ‘may’ have chased down the UPS truck in order to get my package….well worth it.
Ahem….citrus, citrus, and more citrus! That’s what I’m getting from this tea. I’m enjoying it iced today as it is just as hot as yesterday. The flavor is super refreshing and just a slight bit tart. But oh so good!
Enjoying this iced this morning as the weather dude says it’s going to be 90 today!! I of course have one of the few half dead a/c units. So I’m going to need this to make it to lunch time. At which time I can dash home and make some more!! It is going to be one of those weeks I can tell already (had off for Memorial Day yesterday – need more Monday’s like that).
Oh right the ‘note’…I can taste the sencha with just the hint of watermelon in the aftertaste. Very refreshing!
I got this as a sample with RoT’s latest catalog. I figured I’d try it before bed tonight. I’m smelling a LOT of cream and vanilla as this steeps. Added a little silk creamer to cool it down a little. It isn’t half bad. But I’m glad they gave me the sample. I don’t think it’s one I would buy on a regular basis. Mostly because I’m not tasting what I was smelling – I was really looking forward to that.
I clearly did not have the right mix of each tea this time around. I think I need to cut the cream tea down to one teaspoon. Oh well you learn, and live to blend again! But it wasn’t horrible, just not what I had hoped this tea would be.
I used 2 teaspoons of each tea, let steep 3 minutes and then served over ice with a little sweetener.
This is mighty yummy and refreshing on what is turning out to be a HOT day in Upstate, NY, thank you KeenTeaThyme for sharing! I’m loving the mint flavor with each and every sip. The hint of matcha is also hitting the spot too. I would def. pick up some of these asap and I might do just that right now!!
This smells like fall. The taste is interesting and difficult to describe as there is (for me) an odd mix of rooibos and chai. It is not good nor is it bad. I hope it is the get some zzz tea it says it is. Thank you KeenTeaThyme for the sample.
Sorry I’ve been away this week. Super stressful and I’m trying to get out of the funk said stress has put me in.
I am usually not a fan of Earl Grey anything. Granted I think I had one cup of the stuff in my life. That being said this isn’t bad. I did break my rule of not sweetening it and added two cubes to cut the bitter taste I first had. There is a very creamy aftertaste to the tea which I actually like. I think it could do with a bit more cream. But that’s me. I may have to visit the Whistling Kettle again to get a bigger supply!
There is a major blueberry aroma coming off this both prior to infusion and while infusing. Once this gets going there is almost a medicine smell to it and not a good kind (not that there really is a good kind – but the smell reminds me of taking gross cough syrup with a water chaser). However, the taste is all blueberry with just the slight hint of rooibus. I think it would be better served iced. But I like others like to try all my teas hot first. It could probably due with a hint of sweetener too. My husband thinks it smells great (loves the smell of tea but the taste he says tastes like tea nothing special).