SECOND tasting note…still LOVE this and I’ve pinned down the taste…where have I had this flavor before in my life and loved it ??….Dundee Three Fruit Marmalade! It has the slight grapefruit tang and seville orange brightness that I adore. On the other hand my daughter hates this flavor because it is so dramatic which I suspect is why this tea gets mixed reviews. You can’t be too on the fence about this less than subtle tea. My taste buds say give me a nice buttery hot bun and a cuppa this tea nice and strong for breakfast with a chunk of mild cheese and my day has begun. Don’t need caffeine till later (maybe some coffee pu’erh latte).
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Second tasting note…What’s better on a cold Saturday than a fire in the fireplace a good period piece series on the instant Netflix big screen TV ( The Grand …setting is after WW1) a big cuppa authentic rich (like the Waldorf Astoria) , Cream of Earl Grey with all the trimmings. Even pulled out my velvet tea cozy and faux mink blanket . This is in your face loveing my weekend! I may be an older lady on disability but I sure know how to live in the moment. This tea is so wonderful. Makes your whole self go ahhhhh. Gotta try this tea!
Had a migraine and took a nap. Woke up and said…ok…let’s try this and see if I like the berry flavor… “I dare you Bare Trap to make me feel better”. Well, I DO like this. It’s not what I expected at all! The ingredients start with Elderberry and Apple but they are not heavy handed. The Lemon Verbena, Papaya, Strawberry, Blackberry, blueberry and so on…dark notes and light notes blended in such a way that you really do not get a screaming single flavor that drowns out everything else. What a delightful whirlpool of flavor in the mouth.. richness and a perfume that should be mulled in an open pot on the stove so that it can waft and fill the whole house (nice thing to do with used up leaves). Sweetened this but I did not add milk. Steeped 5 min. Not bitter at all. Uh What migraine?!
I really liked this tea. Don’t know why others don’t unless they are not drinking it strong enough. You could almost pour it in the cup, add some sweetness and cream and stir it up…then pull up the spoon and sip a super goopy caramel vanilla lavish mouthfull of what can’t possibly be tea…but is! Loved it! And no caffeine! Give this another chance but make sure you add enough to the pot with enough time. Goody good! Made me feel like a kid with a Sugar Daddy (candy)!
Ok but no bells and whistles for me on this one. I do like the mullberry fruit flavor which is sweet but the nuttiness tastes more like coconut than macadamia to me. Adds a depth and warm note that is nice but still, well…just nice as I said.
If I had a Valentine I’d put on some red lipstick…Kiss um and serve READ MY LIPS and eat chocolate cake! This is soooo good! (don’t have an anyone like that but my grandsons think I’m special I just have to leave out the kissy part!). Today my Orthodox Priest and some family and friends are coming over for the annual house blessing. I have an extra new bag of this that I’ll have him take home to his wife and daughters (yes Greek Orthodox Priests can marry). …..continuation….the blessing is done…and while waiting for the Priest to arrive all my grandkids were into my tea’s sniffing away and oooohing and ahhhing….! Later when I gave Fr. Evan the tea he loved this scent and thought his wife would like this tea too.
I hab a cold…snif.fle..sneeze…and just got my DAVIDsTEA shipment from Canada today…so against my better judgement (just knew this was not going to cut it) I did a 5 minute steep of this with some sweetening, no milk (yucky). Howdy Doody Hollywood! Almost had a miracle cure! Fantastic margarita madness citrus mandarin like those orange slice candies…you know the ones…gum drops. Made me feel better, not bitter.
So far I think this is really tasty. I’ve had 2 pours and like others before me I can say this is nice and strawberry flavored with creamy vanilla. No bitterness. It is best to add some sweetening and cream to make a good round rich desert. I’m not overwhelmingly blown away. I tried to enhance with some ground pink peppercorns but didn’t add enough. Will try again and get back with the results. I just think it needs some pop or punch. I like flavor that goes into more than 2 levels and this tea seems to stop at 2.
Tried this last night while watching TV. Had it with cream and slightly sweet on a 5 minute steep. Nice rich mocha coconut flavor without the coconut being too overpowering. Good drink on a cold evening. As I got to the second and third cup there was no issue with bitterness. I do think that the cream did help since I drink it strong. No problem with caffeine jitters either. This may not be my favorite but it is a go to hearty blend when you don’t want a fruity or vegital tea.
Drank this again…this wonderful…yummy mouthfull of goodiness…oh yes Goji Pop…delicious ripe fruit and no over tartness or bitterness even if you let it steep long and pour once, twice, three times and you are the Winner! This is not a apple strawberry oh I’ve had this before tea. There is more ripe pineapple guava sunshine without being able to distinguish what it is that is so elusive. Like wine tasting…go figure it out for yourself. Good mood lifter. Can’t be grumpy with this one. My almost favorite!
Oh joy…mouth watering like one of those rainbow popcycles you had as a child with the orange and other fruit flavors all running together….sunshine. I like this best without milk and strong…a second steep and a third works…a bargain! Do sweeten to enjoy this tea fully. Iced or FROZEN will be awesome when the weather changes!
I had to buy this for my 11, 9 and 7 year old grandsons who are way into tea. I mean MONKEY FART TEA! As soon as it arrived I rushed over and my daughter put on the pot to boil. (each boy has their own tea set) The first pour was too weak. Need to have enough tea and enough time steeping for good flavor but you can tell that this is a great creamy banana desert tea. You could play with other tea and make a variety of drinks with a tiny addition of some chocolate sprinkles. (Yep I know how to be a Grandma!)
This tea is lovely. Nice cream vanilla and light creamsicle bergamont flavor without bitterness. I hate overpowering Earl Grey where you can’t distinguish the layers of flavor and this is just what Earl Grey should be. I tried with and without cream and light and heavy steep. Even second pour. Can’t find a fault. This is the tea you give as a gift to someone you really like! The perfume is awesome.
Wonderful coffee, mocha caramel flavor. I like this steeped for a long time and lavished with cream and sweetened. Yes you can make a latte’ with this…so good. I can taste the earthiness although some coffee’s that I’ve had right from the plantation and roasted from the raw bean taste more earthy too. This would be a good subsitution for those who like coffee after a meal.
Hum this is an interesting flavor. Had to think about what was missing in the Carrot Cake flavor and I think I have it….cinnamon! I put a cinnamon stick in my cup, gave a stir, some sweetening and a little cream and it picked up the experience considerably. You do need to steep fully though. No weak tea. Without the addition of spice the tea is a bit perfumy with some carrot and not enough cream/vanilla to carry the theme.
I used the amount of herbal berries listed on the package but the tea was too weak so I doubled for the second pour and let it steep 4-5 minutes. The taste will not get bitter. Very lemon=cranberry tang which I think is enhanced with a little sweetening. Would be awesome iced. REALLY TANGY!
Hum…this tea is different. It’s really mapley. Good but I initially made it too sweet. Have to be careful. Think I want to drink this with breakfast…bacon and eggs and maple tea sounds good. Love the name. Would be fabulous steeped a long time and added into a desert recipe as a water replacement…might cook some squash in some and see what happens.
What a fun tea! Open the pouch and it’s Christmas! The smell of candy canes and chocolate is so delightful that I saved the first tasteing to share with my 3 young grandsons and my daughter on St. Nicholas Day Dec. 6th. They live in the country and it had snowed. The tea was ready and the smell…..WOW…what eye rolling yumminess! Tea for me is taste and aroma and experience. The Joy of the moment. This is a true experience maker. Drink with friends and add cream or stick a candy cane stir stick. Do Sweeten with agave. No tepid water and steep at least 4-5 minutes.
I grew up in Silicon Valley,California…and there were a couple of Good Earth Resturants that when you walked in the door the smell of this Good Earth Tea (the original) almost knocked you down. It brings back so many memories! (this was almost 30 years ago) Anyway….classic no sugar needed …super spicey with some citrus…serve it hot in a mug on a cold day …with a slice of whole grain zucchini bread GOOD TEA! Trust me I’m a GRANDMA! Don’t serve this tepid or weak let it go 4 minutes for the bite.
Not my favorite tea. Weak flavor but a good background for iced tea when blending with other stronger tea. A little acidic…lemony. Not really spicy.
I like this tea. Has a great spicy bite to it. Doesn’t fool around and play with your tastebuds but says CHAI TEA and then whispers….a sweet honey note on the end that I love. I drink without milk but would be fine either way. Not an iced tea candidate. Drink steeped for about 4 minutes.
I picked up some Celestial Seasoning flavors when I went on a tour of their facility about a 45 minute drive from my home in Colorado. This tea is actually one of my favorites. I steep it pretty strong and add coconut milk (the kind you use on cereal or coconut coffee creamer which is better) to enhance the Thai curry memories that I love. Sweeten with sugar or agave but not honey because you don’t want to detract from the subtle coconut flavor.
Yummy but don’t over steep or this will get bitter. When it’s cold outside or you’ve had a bad day this is joy in a cup. So warm and full of the scents of holiday baking and pumpkin pie. Add whipped cream or milk. Use maple syrup or maple agave. This is really good to share with grandkids.
This tea has a citrus smokey taste. It is sweet without being bitter. I tried it with and without cream and prefer it without. Also too much sweetener makes it taste like candy which is way too much. A little agave is fine or honey. Brewed with spring water…1 TB for 2 1/2 cup pot. The flavor is interesting and unusual. I would not like it weak or iced or over steeped. I did not taste definate rose or chocolate.