Yuck! Rooibos = nastiness. And based on this tea, flavored Rooibos = even more nastiness. No way am I finishing this.
895 Tasting Notes
I had high hopes for this tea after I smelled it – I thought it might compete with Teavana’s Rose Marzipan for a place in my heart. Well, it doesn’t quite make it but it’s close. I feel like it needs just a little extra something to make it really wow me. It’s sweet and I love the almond with the vanilla peeking out at the end but maybe a touch of maple or something would add that oomph I want it to have. Also, it tastes a little thin but I’m not sure how to change that. I made it strong enough that I can feel the affects of the caffeine so I’m not sure how to make the taste bolder without causing someone at work to beat me with a hole-punch due to hyperactivity.
I’m mixed on this tea. I was expecting the tea equivalent of a kick to the head with stoutness on this one but it turned out not that way at all. Yeah, it’s strong and I can feel the caffeine running through my veins. But taste wise it wasn’t as overpowering as I expected.
But I think I’m going to have to stick to my previous thoughts of just not liking Assam. There is something about Assam… it, to me, tastes like cardboard smells. So I’m drinking this enjoyable tea and then get a ending taste like I licked a shipping box (which no, I don’t do regularly) and the taste only comes up with things that have Assam in them.
So here’s my question: how crazy am I? Is it the maltiness of the Assam that reminds me of cardboard? Or am I just getting bad Assams that actually taste of cardboard?
I can’t find anything about this tea online and that makes me grumpy. I also have no idea what a currant is supposed to taste like so I don’t really know if this tea misses the mark or not on that.
Overally, not hugely in love with this tea. The end just seems a little flat. But I won’t have much of a problem finishing up the sample so that counts for something. And whether this is a true currant flavor or not, it’s a good flavor (kinda tastes a bit like starfruit) so that’s nice.
Honestly, I think I’m just becoming pickier and pickier with flavored teas. It’s like I try to hold them to the same flavor profile standards as my oolongs. And yeah, that doesn’t really work.
Valentines alone is too tart or something for me – I’m not a big fan. But I always like it with cream to mellow it out, so I like this. However, I brewed this a bit too strong so it is not as calming as I had hoped, since I’m freaking out about my kitty possibly having a UTI and also a little caffeine-jittery… I’ll know at 3:30 about kitty-girl and hopefully I won’t feel so over-caffeinated by then.
Had this last night. Pretty good – actually tasted like I brewed up some sencha and stuck it in the fridge. Not overly exciting but pretty good for something I picked up at the store on a whim.
I think I would like this tea more if I hadn’t just burned my tongue on it.
After wasting pretty much my entire day doing no work but instead reading through the site Texts From Last Night (thanks takgoti, I totally blame you!) tea has been the most worthwhile thing I’ve done today.
I’m actually liking this one more as it gets older (seems less salty which is something that can keep me away from Chinese greens). I keep thinking I don’t really like this tea so I don’t drink it. Then I figure I really need to use the tea so I can use the tin. So I make some and realize that this is actually really good and I should drink it more.
I’m mixed on this tea. I like the taste and the spiciness to it (the cloves) but it makes me think of potpourri. And I’m pretty sure I’ve been in a bathroom that had this exact potpourri in a basket on top of the toilet tank.
So on one hand – spicy Christmas in a cup. On the other – toilet tank.
It’s like baking in a cup. Part of me now wants to make cookies, part of me feels like I already have. Not that I have made cookies that taste exactly like this (I am a chocolate chip girl so I don’t think I’ve made cookies with cinnamon before) but still. Cookies!
After a horrible night’s sleep, I needed something to really wake me up. I figured this might do it. I brewed it for 4mins and added some milk and sugar. It certainly did the job of waking me up so definite plus. On my first sip, I thought the taste was just okay, but after that, I started to (oddly) get hints of cinnamon or some sort of spice. Good stuff.
Hate the name. But the tea is actually pretty good. I did add a little sugar and cream but it is smooth, sweet, not overly tart (which the Valentines can be for me). Chocolaty and fruity but neither flavor is overwhelming (probably due to the cream and mambo). Tastes good. Still hate the name.
Brewed for 3 mins. Nice. Very sweet from the chamomile. Is smooth and bright. Very flavorful.
The strawberry is the strongest flavor and overwhelms the other flavors with tartness. Adding a bit of sugar tamed the tart but I still don’t really taste any of the other flavors. It just seems like a weak brew of strawberry. (I brewed for just under 3mins as the description stated). That being said, for anyone that actually enjoys herbals, this might not be too bad.
ETA: As it cools, I’m getting more of what might be the raspberry green after the initial strawberry taste.
Really good! I was a bit worried because I usually find anything with hibiscus too tart, but this wasn’t. A tiny bit of cinnamon/ginger (from the Oriental Spice), not overwhelmingly fruity. Has a good balance of flavor.
Not overwhelmingly fruity. The flavors blend well and seem to accentuate the Ceylon base of the two teas. Enjoyable.
I think I’d like to taste more sweetness from the kukicha. But it is a strongly flavored, vegetal green. Not what I was expecting but I think I might quite enjoy it.
Tasted good but hasn’t quite woken me up yet. Need. More. Caffeine.
Orange and creamy. This is pretty awesome.
When it is hot, there is too much tropical, not enough monkey. But as it cools, the balance is shifting and that is a good thing.
Not bad for an herbal tea.
Good tea. Smooth and tasty without being overly sweet or rich. Good dessert tea that isn’t heavy.
It’s a darker oolong than I would pick on my own, but all in all not bad.
First off, I should have checked the ingredients before having this – I need caffeine in the morning so the fact that this is decaf makes me sad. Second, I couldn’t get behind the taste of this at all. It seemed like there was too much going on in the cup – the flavors didn’t blend well. Not my cuppa.