149 Tasting Notes
This herbal blend is tart and sometimes savory! Adding the tiniest bit of sweet really pulls out the berry flavors and makes a delicious cup. The berry taste was very much like blackberries to me, pith and all. Good warm or iced.
I wish I’d read some of the notes before I finished this off! Then I might have tried it iced, which I think I would have enjoyed better. Though I actually did like this blend – the blueberry jam flavor was pretty accurate most of the time – some days the stevia was more pronounced, even though I was making it the same way. I think putting this over ice would have done the trick. In any case, while this did taste of blueberry, I think I’d rather put in the sugar myself.
Tried this out because Luna is my favorite and I do like guanabana and jasmine…but it turns out, not together. I think I could get USED to this tea, and the more I drank it, the more I liked it, or at least could appreciate it. But, I believe I’m just not a floral tea person in general, and this tastes like a slightly sweet flower garden. It was better with sugar added, but I could go a long, long time without drinking this tea ever again and being alright about it.
Cold is the way to go. Icing it allows the fruitiness of the tea to come through in a more pronounced fashion. I personally had a hard time distinguishing this as “guava” though my dad tried it and thought the flavor was there. There’s a bit of tartness from the apple and hibiscus but it’s a true hint; generally this is a very refreshing fruit tea that is neither sweet nor tart. I don’t know that I’d buy more any time soon (I still have to try all their other teas, for one thing), but I wouldn’t object to having a cup of this.
Finished this off last night, and it has a lot of similarities to Lupicia’s Jardin Sauvage, though I think this might be less sweet. This rooibos is definitely fruity, with hints of mango flavor against a general “tropical” backdrop. The green rooibos isn’t too aggressive, but you can still taste it.
I enjoyed this more when it was closer to room temperature or chilled, so if I ever decided to by it again, I’d go for cold-brewing it to test.
This is a decent black tea with a sliiiiight hint of lemon in it. Sort of like those generic unsweetened black iced tes you can get at restaurants and someone dropped a tiny lemon wedge in. It’s not bad, buf for something that claims to really have a lot of lemon, this just isn’t living up to that promise.
So does anyone have any recs for a really, truly lemony tea? Doesn’t have to be black, I drink all kinds…
This green tea has a roasty flavor and a slightly sweet aftertaste. I didn’t get any whole walnut pieces, but the nuttiness is present when you drink. I think the pineapple flavor is pretty strong, especially if you let the tea cool down a bit. For my taste, a strict two minute steeping was key. If I let it go longer, the fruity flavors started to develop more and get in the way of my walnut experience. Not something I’d drink on the regular, but I’m glad I tried it.
I enjoyed every cup of this, even the ones I oversteeped! The oversteeped ones just had more of a vegetal green taste to them. The less carelessly steeped cups were creamy – I can see why some people might have said oily – and had a really delicious coconut flavor. I didn’t think it was too much coconut. Instead, it reminded me of those hot coconut custard desserts, just lighter tasting and with less sugar. I’d definitely be getting more of this if it were still in stock. Way tastier than Adagio’s Coconut Pouchong!
This oolong has a slight smoky taste that serves as a backdrop for a splash of sweet, fruity flavor. The smell is all lychee, and I actually think this tea mimics that flavor pretty well, albeit in a more subdued, less-ripe form. My favorite way to drink this was cold-brewed for about 8 hours or overnight, but it’s pretty good hot, too. I think it’s fruitier if you drink it cold-brewed.
I didn’t realize this had stevia in it. This is a really sweet, somewhat punchy lemonade flavor tea. I don’t really mind sweet lemonade, but I’m just not a fan of how stevia tastes. To me it’s a very distinctive flavor all on its own, and I think it just didn’t blend in here. It’s all I was thinking about when I was drinking this (iced).