149 Tasting Notes
This is another Teavana yerba mate blend that totally does not taste like mate. To me, it tastes like a cross between MateVana and Tiramisu Treviso. I’m not really tasting the chocolate in it, just more of a creamy almond and slightly fruity flavor. There is a bit of burnt sugar flavor, which is really good (just wish there was more of it). It seems to be a lighter tea than Teavana’s similar blends, MateVana and JavaMate. It might be my favorite mate blend so far. Prepared with almond milk and stevia.
Lowering my rating on this one. It’s had a very bitter and unpleasant flavor the last three times I’ve made it. I’m not sure what I’m doing different, but it’s just not as good as it used to be.
Now that I think about it, maybe it’s just the loose version of this I’m having problems with (I have both the loose and the bagged version). I will need to try the bagged version again, maybe that it’s just the loose version that is bitter.
Whoa – cinnamon and almond perfection! The only thing is, this doesn’t taste like any almond cookie I’ve ever had, it’s actually better. The flavor is a great mix of caramelized almonds and bakery-like cinnamon goodness. Unlike many teas, the cinnamon is not at all overpowering. There is a bit of apple flavor from the apples used in the base, but it doesn’t interfere with the almond cookie flavor at all. I will be hoarding my sample of this and not sharing any of it with others. It’s all mine! Prepared with stevia.
Yep, this one definitely tastes coffee-ish. It reminds me of a mocha. There are some vanilla flavors in it as well. The assam adds a touch of maltiness (although I wouldn’t mind tasting the assam a bit more). I can’t really taste the mate in this blend, it just comes across as the coffee flavor. Prepared with almond milk and stevia.
I had really high hopes for this tea and was a tiny bit disappointed. It seemed a little too fruity tasting, but not from the orange. It was almost like an overabundance of almond extract (which tastes more like cherry than almond to me). There was a lot of nutty flavor and a fair amount of caramel/burnt sugar flavor. I think I am getting a little bit too much of the red pepper flavor as well. Overall it’s a decent tea, but almost seems to have too much going on. The flavors definitely come in waves. I’ve had better tiramisu teas, so I probably won’t buy this again. Prepared with almond milk and stevia.
Let me start by saying – I was terrified to try this tea. I haven’t truly had Pu-erh before (just a blend that contained a tiny bit of it). The smell dry was pretty good. Once I started steeping the smell was scaring me a little. Luckily, my fears were unfounded. The taste is hard to describe. It is lemony and slightly earthy, with the faintest hint of an almost pine-like taste. The texture is a bit thick and syrupy, which I like. I’m not totally sure what I think of this one yet, but I’m pretty sure I like it. Prepared with stevia.
This tastes and smells exactly like the cinnamon glazed almonds that they sell at the state fair. Sooo yummy. The cinnamon tastes like the cinnamon in baked goods, not the typical cinnamon candy flavor found in most teas. I really can’t taste the tea in this blend at all. It is a little on the weak side, so I will use more leaf next time. Prepared with almond milk and stevia.
This is a very light tasting yerba mate. The flavor is mostly of lemongrass and there is almost no yerba mate flavor. If you want the benefits of mate but don’t particularly like the taste of mate, then this tea is for you. Very citrusy and summery. Would probably be great iced. Prepared with stevia.
If you are looking for a very juice-like tisane, this one is excellent. The taste is mostly orange and pineapple, but it somehow more complex than that. I was concerned that this would just taste like warm orange juice or Tang, fortunately it doesn’t. Not too tart, just right. I would definitely buy this one again. Prepared with stevia.