Was very careful not to over-steep this today and it made a difference, but I still find this blend quite disappointing. It smells wonderful but doesn’t quite live up to expectations taste-wise. Good coconut flavour (there are real coconut pieces in the tea), but I don’t get any cream, vanilla or pie notes. It’s kind of just a coconutty black blend. Good but not great.
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Faced with the choice between three mediocre-at-best black teas today, I chose this. Maybe this stuff is wearing me down but it tastes better than usual, for some reason. Could just be the low expectations and already-melancholy mood, though.
Something in this blend is a bit too strong for me and makes it kind of unbalanced. One of the spices, but it’s not cinnamon or clove. Maybe it’s the citrusy tang? I’m not totally sure. Anyway, I want to love this but I don’t because there’s a bit too much of whatever-it-is for me. It’s certainly different from other holiday blends I’ve tried because of that, and I can appreciate that at least. It’s not awful but it’s not a blend I crave or reach for frequently.
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I’m not sure what I think of this green blend. On one hand, it’s pretty smooth and doesn’t have a strong flavour. On the other, it’s pretty blah. I’m kind of in-between, I guess… I don’t love it but it’s not awful. Not much else to say!
I felt like just plain vanilla black tea today, so I brought this to work to drink. I have to say, I don’t remember this blend being as blah as it tasted today! Definitely a huge disappointment based on my memouries of liking it a lot in the past. Not sure what’s different today, but I’m kind of glad I only have a bag or two more left now.
I’ll give it another try before adjusting my rating permanently, but I really over-rated it based on how it tasted today.
I was kind of craving this today (which doesn’t happen often), so it tasted especially good. I really appreciate the strong banana note with the much more subtle chocolate in the background (I’m not a huge chocolate fan, especially in teas). I think the two flavours work really well together though. Perfect for a not-quite-spring-but-still-could-be-around-the-corner kind of day.
Nothing much to say about this one… it tasted especially blah today for some reason. Only a couple of bags left, and I’m not sad about that!
Second time trying this blend, and I’m afraid I’m not any more impressed with it than I was the first time. I don’t get much vanilla out of it… just kind of a creamy average black tea blend, really. The “cream” leaves a strange taste on the back of my tongue (not just in this blend—I’ve had that happen with others as well) and that’s kind of undesirable. Overall, not something I can recommend. I’ll probably make it through the package I bought but it’ll take me a while. So sad, I had much higher hopes for this.
I haven’t had this for years, but I had a Tazo coupon for a store that only had three blends so this was the best one available (ie: had caffeine in it). I guess I was expecting more flavour, but I also didn’t brew it for very long so that might be partly my fault. Overall, just very average… hopefully the next cup will be better!
Recovering from some kind of 24-hour stomach bug today and couldn’t find my normal go-to stomach tea (Tension Tamer from Celestial Seasonings). This is my first time drinking Yogi Tea and it’s not bad. I’m definitely not fan of licorice, so I was a little worried about this blend, but it’s okay. I am not really noticing that it’s helping my stomach yet but I’m sure it won’t hurt! Probably not anything I would drink if I weren’t feeling so crappy, though.
Yeah, it definitely didn’t make my stomach feel better. Maybe it works better for tension rather than stomach bug recovery.
This blend never disappoints. I steeped for quite a while (lost track, might’ve been 5-6 minutes) and it still isn’t even slightly bitter. Great flavour and scent—always a pleasure. Only a couple of bags left so it’s kind of a “special occasion” tea at this point!
Was out and about at lunch and hadn’t had my daily tea yet, so I let myself have one of these today. Nice change from my daily hot tea, but I still think I prefer the hot version of this overall (it does seem spicier, even though I know they use the same concentrate for both drinks). Maybe I’m just wishing for slightly warmer weather. Either way, I really enjoyed it!
Just about oversteeped this today but it still came out tasting great. I really love this blend for a straight-up plain black tea. It hits the spot on the days I feel like having some no-nonsense caffeine to start my day with.
Had this over the weekend on a rare visit to Caribou Coffee. It’s got some kind of coconut syrup in it, which made it almost too sweet for me, but the coconut flavour is awesome. If I had it again, I’d see what I could do to request that it was made with less syrup, and then it might be perfect. Pretty awesome!
Drank this today and finally brewed it long enough. Definitely a very strong pear flavour, with the ginger staying well in the background, but still noticable. I don’t think I have tried any other pear-flavoured teas so this blend is really nice for its uniqueness alone, but overall I think it’s my least favourite of the 5 I ordered from Remedy Tea Bar. It might be the ginger that keeps me from completely loving it. Still a very good cuppa, though!
I forgot to bring tea from home today so this was the best choice out of the “left at work” pile I had to choose from. I wasn’t completely in the mood for it, but it turned out to make a nice cup for my afternoon. I always think this will be too sweet but there’s a deeper flavour (the caramel, and spices) that really keeps the vanilla in check. Very well-balanced!
Pulled this out to drink today after not having it for a while. The fruit notes are very strong, and it’s quite different from any of the other blends I own. I think I mostly enjoy it for the uniqueness, though, and not really for the specific flavour of the blend. I never crave it but it’s nice whenever I remember to drink it!
I didn’t oversteep this time (although it did tend toward the bitter side after a 5 min. brewing time), but I’m just not impressed with this tea. Not all that much to say about flavour… I’m not an expert in darjeeling teas, but this seems pretty average. I still don’t detect any muscatel note or anything else to distinguish this “champagne” blend from a regular darjeeling. Kind of mediocre, but I’ll probably finish what I’ve got of it (unless I get bored with it… we’ll see!).
I got a sample of this with my Steepster Select order a while ago and kind of forgot about it. I am not a huge chocolate-lover, and I usually don’t want real chocolate bits in my tea, but it sounded fantastic. It also smells fantastic—all the teas I’ve stored near it in the cabinet took on a bit of the smell.
I didn’t see if the spoonful of tea I used to brew my cup today actually had any chocolate chips in it, but the taste of chocolate was (thankfully) quite subtle. I didn’t really get much of a “cream” flavour at all, but I drank this while I was working and didn’t have the time to sit and really analyze it so I might’ve just missed it.
I wasn’t blown away by this tea from the one cup I’ve had, but it was pleasant and I am anxious to try it again and get a better feel for it
Used my last bag today—I will definitely be repurchasing this! For some reason, every time I brew this, I think “coffee” when I first smell it. That’s odd because A) I hate coffee, and even the smell of it makes me kind of sick, but Cookie still smells wonderful and B) there’s nothing even remotely coffee-like in it so that doesn’t even make sense. Maybe it’s a strange association I’m making with something in the tea.
Anyway, once again I forgot to add milk (since I never use it in my tea) but I bet Cookie would be even better with just a little milk added. The last cup was just as good as the other 9 were—his is one of my favourite blends! Very different from anything else I own.
I get this without the syrup, and I like it well enough. I agree that Tazo’s Earl Grey isn’t anything special, and it easily becomes bitter if you let it steep too long (maybe 4 min. is the maximum in my experience). I get this when I don’t feel like chai… sometimes I just want tea with a little something extra. It’s good enough for what it is!