72 Tasting Notes
I think I should have tried this iced. I will perhaps cold steep it tonight, as DaisyChubb did. Hot, this is just a big mess. It tastes like it’s trying to be Long Life Oolong or Southern Belle, but not quite hitting the spot. I guess I’ve never had green rooibos before, though. Anyway, I don’t really like the fruitiness of this one.
I feel like I haven’t had a heavenly cup of liquid gold in days.
Speaking of needing a cup of liquid gold, I was out for sushi the other day on Bloor and I ordered a green tea, as I had had a bad shift at work and REALLY needed that genmaicha deliciousness pick me up. I think they threw their cleaning chemicals into the cup and had the nerve to call it tea. I couldn’t believe what I was served. I don’t even know what it was trying to be, but it actually tasted like chemicals. That is all.
I thought I was so close to discovering my legendary grapefruit tea. NOPE!
This was nasty, sorry guys. It was so vegetative, and not in the good way that green tea is – In a weird, bitter, stemmy kind of way. It was almost sour – but not in the fabulous way that grapefruit is (you couldn’t really taste any grapefruit under the nettle leaf). Sorry to be the first to review it – and give a negative review – but I don’t think there’s any way to make this tea good. Even the dry leaves smell just plain wrong – too much like weeds. I didn’t finish the cup.
Yummay! I love Mulberry Magic. The only thing deterring me from purchasing a lifetime supply is the price :-(
But GOD I love this tea. Best tea to drink when I’m hungry. Tastes like the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from Starbucks, minus the 500 calories that accompanies this morsel of delight. So much comfort in one cup. I can just see myself handing a cup of this to the next crying girl I come across.
All I can say is, it’s YUMMA!
I’m as excited about this tea as this little girl is about blueberries:
I love it. Cinnamon Heart has been getting a lot of bad reviews! I don’t get the fishy taste that others are speaking of. For me, this is an earthy version of Cinnamon Rooibos Chai. Also a plus that it’s caffeinated. Strange but I think I steeped it a bit too long, and when I was first drinking it it was bitter and earthy. I tried it a couple minutes later and the earthiness and bitterness completely mellowed out into a nice cinnamon tea!
As a side note, the pu-erh may be nauseating others because of the probiotics that have resulted from the fermentation. Just a ponderance.
I don’t taste any orange. Just cinnamon and pu-erh and black tea :) it’s lovely! Not something I would add to my collection, however. Cinnamon rooibos chai is the number one cinnamon tea for me!
This tea was not relaxing, but it certainly was refreshing. It has a strong scent and flavour of cloves, but I could occasionally taste the peppermint. It left a strange burning sensation on my lips and tongue – not unpleasant, just strange. I would only drink this one for the benefits of the raspberry leaf, or maybe sometimes at night when I’m looking for something spicy, like a chai, but I don’t want the caffeine. It reminds me of DT’s Organic North African Mint, although that one is caffeinated. This one seems to have some sharper flavours in it, too. All in all, a relatively enjoyable tea, when you’re in the mood for spice.
Sidenote: I’m very proud of myself for stopping by Tealish today! I was inspired by DaisyChubb’s Tealish reviews, as she recently recieved her order and was reviewing a whole bunch. I thought to myself.. I live NEAR Tealish… How come I don’t take advantage? WELL. Apparently I never went because it’s actually quite a mission for me. And, being the uptown girl that I am, I find walking through the neighbourhood its located in to be a bit scary. But once I got there, I found myself in the homey-est, most comfortable little tea store I’ve ever been in. I totally threw off my jacket and started sniffing – so much fun!
This is truly, actually a floral elixir. One of my favourite relaxing teas, The Glow has all the apple-cinnamon-y goodness of Forever Nuts but without the somewhat artificial-tasting baked goods flavouring. I can taste the cinnamon first and foremost, with the oat straw and the nettle leaf lurking somewhere underneath. If I REALLY try, I can taste the earthy sweetness of the rooibos – But I can’t see it, and it seems to be easily lost in this mix. I use this tea not only to relax but also to help with my allergies – the nettle leaf in it is supposed to be really good, and it definitely takes away some of the itchiness I get in my throat.
I can drink this one day and night, and often do – though my rating may be biased because I love floral teas and I love cinnamon, don’t be scared to give it a try! It truly is a beautiful blend.
This tea tastes exactly like the fruity, yellow Trident gum. I think it’s passion berry or tropical twist or something or other. It smells like it, too. I love it to bits, and it’s certainly part of my permanent collection. I don’t know if it does anything to keep me from being angry, but it definitely tastes absolutely delicious. I’m in love with the citrus-y floral flavour, and I actually quite like that I can’t put my finger on exactly what I’m tasting at each moment. As long as it makes me feel good and happy, it’s doing its job.
As a side note, contrary to what another person said, this tea doesn’t make me sleepy. But I’ve found that certain ingredients in tea definitely have different effects on different people, so try it out for yourself and see what happens :-)