I like it. It makes me think of the Atomic Fireballs that I love! Usually I add milk to my spiced teas, but it’s not necessary for this one. It’s probably unnecessary to sweeten it too, but I add a bit of sugar anyway.
56 Tasting Notes
It smells increadible in the tin! That said, once brewed, the raspberry flavor wasn’t as apparent as I’d hoped it would be, but it was still a tasty cuppa Earl Grey. I prepared it the same way I do all other Earl Greys. Sweetened with suger (raw this time) and a splash of milk. Despite the not so apparent raspberry taste, no regrets on having picked this up.
Well, as soon as I poured the water on this one I knew there had to be some vanilla flavoring in there, because for whatever reason, teas with vanilla always seem to stink during brewing. At least to me. However, they usually taste pretty darn good, and this was no exception. I liked this tea as well as I’ve liked other red teas. Quite nice when you want an herbal with a little more flavor.
No bad at all. I like a spicy tea, and it’s a good thing, because as soon as you open the box, the ginger jumps up and slaps you in the face! Admittedly, when I bought this one I didn’t read the ingredients, so I was expecting more lemon flavor, because I’d assumed the “lemon” meant the citrus fruit, but I can’t say I’m disappointed. This could be an excellent “go to” tea when I have a cold.
Pretty good. I prefer the darker teas for the stronger flavors, but when you have a cold, a nice cuppa Chamomile is tough to beat. The added citrusy flavor is also a bonus. Got to be sweetened with honey. I enjoyed it.
Rather tasty. Not quite as spicy as the Ultra Spice Chai, but definitely a nice, light pumpkin flavor to it. I like it for the seasonal aspect. Good stuff.
Yet another free sample from The Republic of Tea! I’ve gotta be honest, I saw the words licorice root in the ingredients, and was immediately apprehensive. Not a big licorice fan. But it was free, and it smelled pretty nice in the sachet, so what the hell! Once I’d steeped it for five minutes, and added some sweetener, I was still a little concerned. However, after I added a bit of milk, I was pleasantly surprised! I bit on the fruity side with a lovely blend of spices! I like it! I might even order some at some point!
Pretty nice. Twinnings is usually a good go-to brand of teas for me, and I did enjoy it enough to finish the box off in relatively short order. A little on the light side, with not as much ‘oolong’ flavor as I’m used to, although the flavor is there. But I think I’ll stick to the cheap Golden Sail brand Oolong tea I get at the Eastern Arts store in the mall when it comes to this particular variety of tea.
Such a nice, classic tea. Mother used to buy htis tea when I was a kid, so when I was shopping for black tea to make my sun teas and I saw this one, I grabbed it. It makes for a decent iced tea, but I think it does even better as a hot cuppa! I add some sugar and a bit of milk, and I’ve got a sweet, creamy spot of hot tea!
Of course I’ll continue to make my iced tea with it as well. Tea in bulk is best when you’re burning through iced tea during hot weather!
I’d also forgotten about the little trinkets they’d included in the packaging! Found me a little blue fella in there! Hahaha!
Very nice! My sister actually found this at Marschall’s of all places. Weird. At any rate, I love a good white tea, and the pomegranate was not at all too sweet, as I’ve experienced in the past with other pomegranate flavored teas. Seemed a waste to only steep it for the recommended one to two minutes, so I went a bit longer. Then I just added a bit of sweetener and went to town!
Glad this was a free sample. Ugh! I like ginger in tea, but as I’ve mentioned before, I’m picky when it comes to mint. There were really no words for this. The ginger was very apparent, but with the mint and citrus, it wasn’t all that nice at all. I made it through without pouring any down the drain, but mostly because I was hoping it would settle my stomach. I won’t be seeking this out. Ever.
Now, when it comes to Vanilla in tea, I’m wary. It can go either way. But this was another one from the gift I got at Christmas, so what the heck, right? I was very careful when I added my sugar (as I can sometimes over sweeten a regular sized cuppa since I’ve started using a larger travel mug during the day). I also decided that it needed milk after one sip without, so that went in. I’m happy to report that I actually really enjoyed this tea. The Vanilla was certainly there, but it wasn’t over powering. More light and creamy than anything. Over all, I’d call it a positive experience. Possibly one of the better teas I’ve had with Vanilla, owing to the fact that I didn’t find it to be overly sweet. I may just add this to my stash one day.
Another marvelous tea from the sample box this evening! I’m not usually one to pick out a cuppa decafe, but it was free, so what the heck! I do love a good Chai, and this certainly is good. My usual treatment with sugar and milk, and I still had a particularly spicy cuppa (in all honesty, I may have over sweetened, but oh well)! Definitely not mild like the other Rooibos Chai I’ve tried and enjoyed. Very nice.
More tea from a sample box! Huzzah! I’d never had tea with roses in it before, but I know I like white tea, so I was pretty enthusiastic about trying this one, and rightly so! The first couple of sips had me wrinkling my nose, thinking I was about to sneeze, but that didn’t last. It did continue to taste good, however. Just a bit of sugar, and away I went! It felt like an appropriate tea to be drinking while reading about King Arthur and his cousin in “Culhwch and Olwen.”
I got a handful of tea bags that said “Orange Bliss” in a raffle prize (won by my boyfriend, which he then gave to me. What a love!) at a Halloween party, and I figure this must be the same thing, since it’s the same brand. At any rate, I very much enjoyed this tea. No milk, just sugar, and it was very good. I found the orange to be very evident, but certainly not overpowering. I may just pick up a box of this at some point.
P.S. Also part of the raffle gift was a black pedestal style mug that said “Trick or Treat” on it. WIN!
So I grabbed this one out of the sampler in an attempt to settle an upset stomach. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big mint tea freak. I sweetened this one with honey, and found it tolerable, but not spectacular. It did help me to feel a little better though, so I’ll give it that. Thanks, Numi.
This was a free sample that came with my Republic of Tea catalog. I’m not a big fan of mint tea on its own, but I decided to try it last night in the hope of easing a sour stomach. I sweetened it with honey instead of my usual sugar. It wasn’t too bad. In fact, it was tolerable. Most of the mint teas I’ve ever tried were always too strong when they weren’t mingled with a black tea, but this was nice and mild. When I say this, I mean it didn’t smell as though it would peel paint from the wall.
Another trip to the sample box. I like black teas, and this is certainly a legitimately tasty tea, but I didn’t find anything unique and remarkable about it. It was kind of like many other black teas I’ve had. I added my sugar and milk, and I did enjoy the cup. I think I just anticipated more from the blend of four different kinds of black tea. I’m not disappointed with the flavor, I’m just not overly impressed. I would drink it again, but mother keeps giant boxes of regular Lipton black in the house, so what would be the point in seeking this out?
Another dip into the sample box, and we have a winner! I am a Chai nut, especially when the spices walk up to you and kick you square in the face! Very cinnamonny (if that’s even a word). I gave it my standard Chai preparation (milk and sweetener), and found it to be in very close competition with with my favorite Ultimate Spice Chai from Twinings.
Side note: I love reading the directions on the sac these Numi tea bags are wrapped in. This one said “While you dance with a loved one, steep this tea for 3-5 minutes.” Also, being very silly people, my sister and I literally danced for the 5 minutes I steeped this tea for. Heck! I should buy a box just for the calories we’ll burn while the tea is brewing!
Okay! So, I pulled this one out of the sample box and read the ingredients. Hibiscus. Rats. My last experience with Hibiscus in a tea was not a positive one, but as I didn’t have to pay for the tea bag, I gave it a shot. It’s not bad, but I wasn’t all that impressed either. Being a Darjeeling helped it just enough to make it drinkable, but I HAD to add milk. Even then, the Hibiscus insisted upon being the main attraction, and made every effort to overpower the Darjeeling with its icky over-sweetness. I suppose if I was somewhere craving tea and this was all there was to choose from, I’d be a big girl and deal, but I won’t be seeking this tea out any time soon. In fact, I think the only reason I’ve rated this one so high is out of respect for the Darjeeling. Sorry Numi. No winner this time.
Another pick from the sample pack. This one was nice, but it didn’t seem all that different from other regular Green Teas that I’ve had, which was somewhat disappointing to me, considering the name. I expected something called “Gunpowder Green Tea” to be a bit more… explosive. No, not literally. I like my eyebrows where they are. Let’s just say, I anticipated more of a bite, rather than a lack thereof. All in all, it’s a good tea. Just not as exciting as I expected.
I don’t usually choose decafe teas, but since this was what the multi-pack offered, this is what I chose. All I can say is, WOW! I like Green teas, but I’ve never tasted one with this much zing! Even without the caffeine, I found this to be a refreshing and invigorating tea! As usual, just a bit of sugar to sweeten (though, perhaps I should look into this “Truvia” stuff). The ginger is very apparent in this tea, which is where I suspect I’m getting that delightful kick from. And The undertones of the lemongrass add a certain I don’t know what, but it’s a good thing. I will certainly have to look for this one in the grocery. This is another illustration as to why I love sample packages of tea. Absolute win!
Up date (1/18/2011): So I looked into that Truvia stuff. It’s rubbish. I’m donating it to the teachers lounge at the elementary school my mother works at. Hope they can enjoy it.
Back to the sample pack! This one is pretty tasty as well. I’ve had Green teas with Jasmine in the past, but it’s been far too long to make a comparison. All I can say is, I rather liked it. Just some sugar to sweeten it, and away I went.
I once again dipped into the sample box, and this is the green tea I chose at random. I don’t think this is anything I might have chosen on my own, which is why I LOVE those sampler boxes! As soon as I poured the water over the bag I thought, ‘Yup, that’s rice.’ Strange, but not in a bad way. But I steeped it for the maximum recommended time (as is my way), sweetened it with sugar, and took a sip. The verdict? Rather tasty! I quite like this tea! And for something that I probably never would have paid to taste, I may very well be adding a box of this interesting tea to my collection!