My my my its been a long while since I’ve been on here. Still an avid tea drinker, but not so much a social networker……Mmmmm, this is so smooth just as other have described. I put about 6 pearls in my 16oz perfecta maker, but to make things a bit different, I added 1tsp of honeybush vanilla. No german rock sugar like I’m used to but a teaspoon of white honey. This is almost too smooth. But is definitely appreciated on a stressful day as today.
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Bought this back in the fall and have loved it so much that I never noted it because I wanted it all to myself (sadly they have discontinued it now, anyone know of a good sub?) I love love love the warm fall scent it brings to my kitchen. Seriously I would love this as a home scent. It’s sweet, warm, creamy and just a bit spicy. I need this in my life!!
Just alright, my first earl grey and I’m very not impressed. Anyone have something better??
In the tin: reminds me of some yucky medicine I took as a child.
So far not good.
Steeping: same sickly smell, very medicinal to me. Still not liking.
In the cup: very bland, literally makes me sick to drink it.
Down the drain it goes
Now that I’m properly brewing green tea at the right temp I’m loving this. Only enough for one cup though :(. Ill have to buy more when I work my way through some others (no more room in my home,lol)
The girls at Teavana just know how to sucker me in to something new. I got about 3 oz of this at my last Teavana haul and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked the smell. Oolongs are my favorite tea and this one is sure to remain in my collection as long as it is available. 2.5 tsp/190*F for 3:15. A tsp of rock sugar (all my teas I take with sugar) and it is really soothing my itchy/sore throat this morning. Hint of strawberry, a nice floral rose flavor, and just a hint of champagne. Very beautiful tea.
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On the second steep of this. Definitely much lighter flavor, almost no chocolate flavor noticeable this time. Not so much love on seconds but still drinkable.
Drank my homemade version of this the other day. Always makes me feel better. Just love it.
I had the decaf ginger lemon. I should say that I’m not the biggest fan of greens. Haven’t found my go-to green tea yet, but this isn’t bad. Very light. I can taste the ginger and lemongrass, but just barely. Maybe if I steeped longer but I was afraid it’d go bitter. Would be good blended with a lemongrass tea or with a squirt of lemon juice. Overall not too bad.
Yumm. My allergies have been next to death lately so many days I wake up with a sore throat and I always have a cup of tea. This was my choice today. I like it because I can actually taste the tea, even though it’s a chocolaty tea (which I’ve been loving lately) but its a very tasty treat. I haven tried it with milk or creamer but I’m sure it will still be delicious
Sooooooo delicious. Lovely mint aftertaste. Great with steamed milk (I’m lazy and just used it straight out of the jug).
I made this about 3 minutes before I had to run out the door so I didnt get a chance to try it until I was at work. To be honest I wasnt expecting much from it since I read quite a few terrible reviews. I ordered 8 ounces since it was so cheap and figured if I hated it I could just give it to someone who did like it. That will not be happening. I really like this tea a lot. Its a little tart but still earthy flavored and its definitely a nice change. I’ll be trying this iced once this terribly cold weather breaks.
I’m currently drinking the homemade version of this, seeing as I refuse to spend 26 dollars on 5 dollars worth of ingredients. Four ingredients to be exact. I keep sipping on this and it is a bizarre experience, possibly because this is the first tea with a high content of mint that I’ve tried. Its kind of herb-y when its in the mouth, but once you swallow then the sweetness really kicks it and your mouth gets a cooling sensation. Mmmmmm, so glad I ran into the recipe for this. Its yummy and very calming and soothing. Maybe I should add some chamomile or lavender and see what that turns out like. But for now this is delicious.
I love this tea. I purchased it on sale and thought what the heck, I’ll give it a try. So glad I did. I’ll probably order a few more pouches before the sale is over though. For me its a good balance of everything I love in a tea. I bit of fruitiness, a little refreshing mint, and of course an actual tea flavor. Next stop it to try it with the sweet fruit garden which I’ve heard is awesome
Ordered this on a whim because I had in my mind that perfect evening of quiet bliss, just enjoying my perfect cup of tea. I will admit that the scent of the tea made me a little wary about actually drinking it because it is a very fragrant tea and is not fruity like many that I like. Anyhow, after two days of calling off work sick I decided to make this tea to lull me to sleep. I have to say I like it much more than I thought I would. The strong lavender scent is mostly dissipated after steeping but can still be tasted. Its a light tasting tea but also tastes strong at the same time (I’m thinking a second steep will prove to be better for me). I can’t say that it is making me sleepy (could be the medicine) but I’ll try it again once I’m better and comment on that.
Overall it is a nice tea, but not something I would drink all day or even on a daily basis. More one of those “me time” teas.